Nr Stowmarket, Suffolk
RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT ESTATE MANAGER / HANDYMAN / CHAUFFEUR
Nr Stowmarket, Suffolk
Lovely position in a rural village South of Stowmarket. This beautiful estate is newly refurbished and requires an experienced residential assistant estate manager to ensure the grounds are maintained to a very high standard. The owners are a mature couple – semi retired with no children. Most of the time only the principals will be in residence, but occasional guests will stay (on average once per month).
The main house is a Grade 2 listed -8-bedroom former rectory, with 2 guest cottages on site, an outdoor pool and tennis court in approx. 50 acres of paddocks, lawns, and formal gardens.
You will be required to assist with the overall security and day to day running of the estate. You should have a practical background with good hands-on maintenance skills and be capable of property maintenance and hard landscaping. Ideally with previous qualifications of a trade or with gardening knowledge and experience.
You will be required to clean and look after the cars and garden machinery, undertaking and arranging servicing, repairs etc. You will be working alongside a team of staff, so essential you are a team player. There will be some occasional driving duties for the principals including airport and station pickups, restaurants, etc.
Detached independent accommodation provided. Salary negotiable based on experience, circa £30-35k. 8 hour working days, 5 days a week, Thursday to Monday. No pets. (HU3930)
Hungerford - Berkshire
Resident Estate / Property Manager
Hungerford - Berkshire
A newly created position for an experienced all-rounder to oversee and manage a beautiful property in Berkshire. You should have previous experience working for UHNW families; managing properties and an interest in organic farming, produce, hospitality, horticulture would be especially helpful. The role is for a Private Family-who use the property occasionally throughout the year, mainly during school holidays. The Principal house, several cottages, c. 60 acres, currently undergoing a major renovation project. This is an outstanding private residence with state-of-the-art facilities, including recreation facilities for the benefit of the family.
You will report directly to the owner, take responsibility on all day to day activities, to be hands on, but duties will include (in no particular order) - property management, maintenance, repairs, liaison & supervision of contractors, support and day to day management of onsite staff, including recruitment. Dealing with administration, budgets, payment of invoices, overall running costs. To take responsibility for the needs of family & guests, especially activities and recreation when in residence. To ensure the property & all facilities are in excellent repair and condition, maintained to the very highest standards. Dealings with neighbours, local PR, security, Health & safety, both of staff and family. All those duties normally associated with the role of Resident Estate/Property manager; Liaising with design team & professional advisors, where necessary some driving and airport runs. Salary in the region of £45,000- £50,000 with accommodation provided; newly refurbished 4 bed detached house (HU3529)
Lewes, East Sussex
DAILY HOUSE / ESTATE MANAGER
Lewes, East Sussex
Essential Requirements: Previous private household experience, staff management, front of house, land management, chauffeuring
An experienced House /Estate Manager with previous private house experience is required to ensure the efficient and effective day to day running and management of the Estate. You will report directly to the principal and will manage a team of two personnel – a cleaner and a general maintenance person. You will be responsible for overseeing and managing the interior and exterior of the property.
General Land Management
It is essential that you have strong communication skills as you will be working closely with the principal’s executive assistant to ensure requests, deadlines and the principals day-to-day needs are met. This is a multifaceted role that requires you to be self-sufficient, diligent and have the ability to work in both a managerial and hands-on capacity. Full time position working Monday-Friday 9am-5pm with flexibility in the evenings and weekends when required. Salary in the region of £60,000-£65,000. ASAP start. (HU3976)
EYGALIERES- PROVENCE-ALPES COTE D’AZUR
This is a superb, new position for a fluent English and French speaking horticulturist with ability to maintain, to a very high standard, 1 acre of gardens. The position will require someone very knowledgeable in plant material, trees and shrubs and somebody who is able to work closely with the owner, who is herself extremely knowledgeable, loves her gardens and has special ideas and projects in mind for this newly acquired property. Renovation work will commence on the house in April and is expected to be ongoing for 18 months.
It would be especially helpful if the successful applicant was knowledgeable in the Dutch/German landscape tradition of Piet Ouldolf, though not essential.
Candidates should be superb plantsmen, experienced in all aspects of the gardening year and able to communicate well. Must be able to coordinate and develop any further areas of the property as required, working alongside the employer, landscaper and outside contractors. A team player is required, with the ability to muck in and somebody who is willing to help this charming owner with running odd errands and to assist when and where needed. A “Can Do” attitude is essential. Duties will include sole care of the gardens and the exterior of the residence. You will be required also to maintain the annual garden manual, keeping photographic updates as well as a written record.
Candidates must be able to grow and maintain a large variety of high-quality plants, maintain electrics/garden lighting and automatic watering, manage the weekly garden maintenance team, deal with outside contractors and visitors to the estate and care for the swimming pool. Excellent people-skills required. Negotiable salary, together with vehicle for work related hours. Hours normally 8am-4pm Monday-Friday. Accommodation not offered but an excellent salary and package is available for a highly skilled and qualified candidate. Top notch experience with checkable references and DBS disclosure. Start as soon as possible.
NR ALRESFORD -HAMPSHIRE
Essential Requirements – Flexibility, child and animal friendly. Security aware. Willingness to work as part of small team. Excellent driving history and ideally with some equine experience.
Newly created position for a flexible security and handyperson to assist the owners to run and manage this immaculate large country residence for a family of 5 which includes 3 school age children. The property stands in a total of approx 400acres.
The effective responsibilities are as follows:
1. General Security to the House and whole Estate.
2. House and estate maintenance. This is to include the following:
i. Lawn Cutting
ii. Hedge Cutting if possible
iii. Driveway and exterior sweeping,
iv. Gravel raking – leaf blowing
v. Dog walking
vi. General cleaning to all external areas, garages etc.
vii. Power washing to terraces etc.
viii. Car Cleaning and car admin such as servicing, tyre change etc.
ix. Driving for all family members. School runs for children, airport runs etc. Running errands and confident to drive 4x4 with horse trailer.
x. Handyperson activities, such as changing light bulbs, log collection and storage.
xi. Checking and receiving deliveries for packages and utilities
xii. Controlling access to and from the house for contractors
xiii. Rubbish control, such as putting out the bins weekly etc.
xiv. Ideally capable to assist with the horses, such as mucking out, feeding, turning out and bringing them in etc.
Salary in the region of £30-35,000 Gross depending on skills and experience. Beautiful one bedroom flat for sole use. Strictly Non Smoker, no pets and no dependants. Driver with clean licence essential. 2 flexible days off per week.
ESTATE/HOUSEHOLD MANAGER -LIVE OUT
Part residence property.
KENSINGTON -LONDON W8
Essential Requirements – Previous UHNW Household experience. Proven staff management skills.
Strong front of house and service skills. Good communication skills. Immaculate presentation. Flexible and adaptable to work longer hours when the principal is in residence.
We are seeking a live out Estate/Household Manager with excellent staff management, administration, front of house and service skills and the ability to work closely alongside some very long-term employees, gaining knowledge in the running of this large VIP residence, setting up manuals, procedures, creating staff working descriptions and appraisals, keeping inventory and stock control records and suchlike.
As the Principal will not be in residence for more than 3 to 4 months of the year, flexibility when the family is in residence is needed, though normal working hours are 9.30am-5.30pm Monday to Friday.
When the Principal is not in residence, you will also be required to oversee the care of 2 or 3 other London residences.
Occasional formal and informal events may take place within the grounds of the residence, and you should be able to organise, plan and execute these to ensure the smooth running of the function.
All household technical care is dealt with by personnel in the Family Office, based in Mayfair.
Flair, elegance, and an eye for detail required for this lovely position which is being newly created.
Must have the ability to work alongside and manage 8-10 members of staff, assisting, training, and guiding as required. Previous longevity (ideally 6 years with one employer) working as an Estate Manager is required for this position.
Salary in the region of £60,000 to £70,000 Gross per annum. (HU3892)
St Tropez, France
Hutchinsons has successfully placed an experienced Estate Manager at a private residence in St Tropez.
The position requires the candidate to have a vast skill-set and the ability to oversee and manage two villas on the property.
A competitive top salary was achieved.
Long-standing Hutchinsons client with multiple homes, required a new couple to manage the rural estate in Norfolk, as the preceding Hutchinson's couple returned to their home country after 9 years in the job.
The couple were required to care for both the main house and the grounds and be capable of the daily running and management of a large property.
Good management and communication skills were required as well as being totally hands-on. The couple achieved a top package and lovely accommodation.
Hutchinsons placed a residential estate manager into this sought after position in rural Devon.
The successful candidate was required to have hands-on experience and the ability to contribute to the smooth running, general upkeep and maintenance of the estate and its properties.
A top salary was negotiated.
Hutchinsons successfully placed a highly experienced Estate manager within this role.
The successful candidate was required to be energetic, proactive and able to manage this large private estate.
A top salary was negotiated.