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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

·       Serving 

·       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.

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