Couple Job

  • Sector: Private Households & Estates
  • Function: Couple
  • Contact: Archie McClintock
  • Contact Phone: +442072339950
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Location: Tuscany
  • Salary: €5,000 NET P/M combiend
  • Job Ref: 116407
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Domestic Couple Role in Tuscany – Immediate Start

Greycoat Lumleys has the pleasure of assisting in an urgent immediate search for an experienced, hard-working domestic couple to work in a typical Tuscan villa. The villa is situated between Prato and Pistoia. It is approximately 2,000 square meters and consists of 9 bedrooms and other common spaces. There is a garden in front and on the back of the villa (in total approximately 1,5 hectare) with fountains and lawns. The property has been renovated and has general heating-cooling system, outdoor swimming pool, boiler room and other electrical and technical facilities.

Couple requirements:

To be energetic and proactive as well as self-organised in good health. The client is seeking someone with high levels of hygiene, good manners, able to work in a team with other members of staff, to have previous experience in a similar role and in a similar property for at least 5 years, responsible, trustworthy, hardworking who take pride in their work, with a positive outlook. Good knowledge of modern home appliances and equipment as well as cleaning techniques and products.

Duties will include:

For one half of the couple:

  • Looking after the garden: watering plants, cleaning, irrigation system and fountains

  • Maintenance, lawn mowing

  • Looking after the gates, doors, windows, to keep all in good working condition.

  • Looking after the swimming pool and surrounding area: cleaning, water control, technical control, etc

  • Minor repairs where necessary (internal and external)

  • Outdoor furniture care and maintenance

  • Driving: to keep the owner’s cars in good order, to make purchases related to the property,

  • Other duties when necessary.

  • Maintain stock of all required cleaning material and equipment.

  • Maintain a record of all expenses/purchases with invoices and quotes.

  • Ensure any technical/electrical/mechanical equipment is in working order and is serviced regularly.

For the other half of the couple:

  • Day to day cleaning of the entire property

  • Making beds, changing bedlinen and towels regularly

  • Regular dusting, mopping, hovering of carpets, upholstery, curtains and any other interior items.

  • Window cleaning

  • Laundry – Washing, ironing, steaming of bed linen, towels, table clothes, client’s clothes, etc

  • Tableware and kitchenware cleaning, storing, maintaining in good condition, setting up tables for meals, serving meals to the table

  • Compliance with storage and inventory rules

  • Good knowledge of how to look after delicate expensive fabrics and materials is necessary

Accommodation: Fully furnished accommodation with a separate entrance. It consists of a kitchen, bedroom and a bathroom.

Transport: a car is provided for the villa maintenance and service.

Holidays: will be provided during the year with accordance to the family needs (when the family or their guests are not staying at the villa).

Language: Italian at least medium knowledge (to be able to communicate with local people and authorities, and to fulfil professional duties), basic English.

Regretfully the client will not accept animals due to allergies and cannot provide accommodation suitable to a couple with dependents.

Candidates must not be smokers or heavy drinkers and must have the right to work in Italy or an EU passport. 

JOB ID:116407

Job Type: Full-Time

Salary: € 5,000 NET per month

Start Date: As soon as possible

Consultant: Archie McClintock