EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC COUPLE
Cook-Housekeeper & Gardener- Handyperson-Driver
High profile but relaxed family of 4 ( 2 school age children ) require an experienced, cheerful, proactive domestic couple to manage their weekend and holiday 7 bedroom property to a very high standard.
The housekeeper’s duties will involve cooking for the family and also for their guests (informal), cooking using fresh ingredients from the vegetables gardens. A keen and confident cook able to prepare and cook from scratch using fresh ingredients as well as bake bread and biscuits.
A cleaner comes once a week and cleans the whole house to lighten the load. Housekeeping duties will include daily maintenance of the house, all laundry and ironing, changing beds, polishing furniture and silverware, flowers arrangements, general tidying and organisation.
Ideally you will also enjoy gardening, especially growing vegetables and assisting with development of the kitchen gardens including soft fruits.
Partner will be responsible for the grounds and gardens, which include approx. 3 acres of formal gardens and 4 acres of fields. The garden includes herbaceous borders, hedging, a pond, fruit trees, large lawn area, small wooded area and a cut flower garden. Fruit and vegetable growing to supply the household all year round is a part of the gardening calendar. The gardener will need to have knowledge and experience of working with all these elements as well as use and maintenance of garden machinery and the knowledge necessary to make the most of the seasonal calendar.
Occasionally the role will also include dealing with internal and external household maintenance and driving the principals between train stations.
The family use the house at weekends and school holidays, weekends usually arriving Friday afternoon and leave on Sunday late afternoon. You will both need to be a confident driver as you will need to shop some groceries, or drive some of the family member.
When not in residence you can work from 9am to 4-5pm, but when they are in you will need to start 8am and finish just after their dinner (8/9pm) with 2 hours lunch break.
Days and hours: Thursday to Monday (flexible hours) Days off are Tuesday and Wednesday.
Salary circa £60,000 Gross per annum Accommodation 2 bedroom cottage on the grounds.
You must have minimum 4 years of similar experience here in UK with checkable references, strictly non smokers, fluent English and both must drive. One dog considered. ASAP Start (HU3330)
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|Job Category||Full time|
|Job Category||Full Time|
|Duties||Cook, housekeeper, driving, experienced gardener, vegetable growing|
|Accommodation||2 bed cottage|