Experienced domestic couple with at least 7 yrs. in a similar position, is required to have sole care and responsibility of this large property (1,500 m2) throughout the year. Primarily a holiday home, used by the principals and their family, guests and friends at periods throughout the year but mainly summer months. The property stands in one acre of gardens and a part time gardener is employed. This is a large property and physical fitness and energy is essential for the role.
Main duties between the couple are
· Cleaning and maintenance of all rooms, bathrooms, and communal areas
· Laundry and ironing
· Light cooking if required
· Provisioning – shopping management
· Receive and serve guests
· Contact service providers and suppliers
· Accounts reporting and management
· General maintenance of the property to include external cleaning, equipment maintenance, painting, minor repairs, pool, and HVAC & solar panel maintenance.
· Car valeting
· Security of the property
· Ensure correct functioning of all equipment and automation.
Both must be very well presented and offer high end service, maintain the property in a spotless condition and be ready to receive the principals or their guests at any time. When the principals visit, they usually bring a team of staff with them, which includes 2 housekeepers, a chef and nanny.
SALARY 3,000 Euros per month. 2 BEDROOM SEPARATE HOUSE ON THE PROPERTY WILL BE PROVIDED. FIRST CLASS WRITTEN REFERENCES ARE REQUIRED – STRICTLY NON-SMOKERS AND NO PETS OR DEPENDANT CHILDREN. Ideally both to drive. Fluent English essential, Portuguese a bonus but not essential. Pls note when the principals are in residence you will work a 6-day week and take time back when they are away.