Couple Job Reading
Live in, animal-loving Couple required for a 6 bedroom family home close to Reading in Berkshire. There are 7 acres of grounds, including formal beds, paddock, orchard, animals and pets including a dog.
The family are looking for a housekeeper to work 5 days a week. The house has been recently refurbished and includes fine furnishings and antiques. You will be responsible for cleaning, laundry and ironing to a high standard, as well as general housekeeping duties with occasional light cooking. You should be willing to help out with light gardening.
For the gardening/handyman role, duties include grounds maintenance, pruning, mowing, strimming hedge trimming etc vegetable garden and flower cultivation working alongside a gardener who comes once a week. DIY and basic repairs of the house and grounds would be a daily part of the job, as would looking after animals, which include sheep, chickens and pigs. Previous animal experience not essential.
The family also have a two-year old Hungarian Vizsla dog. Walking and dog-sitting are important parts of the job.
Ideally you would both drive, but it is essential to have at least one driver, and a car is provided for your work use. Driving would include school and airport runs. The house is set in a rural location in beautiful countryside.
Duties will include:
Hands on cleaning, laundry and ironing to a high standard
Occasional light meals/family cooking
Maintaining 7 acres of gardens under the supervision of a gardener
General household maintenance inside and outside
Driving duties to include school and airport runs
Looking after animals (sheep, chickens, pigs)
Accommodation - Newly refurbished 1 bedroom apartment on the estate – pets considered.
Start date ASAP
Days Housekeeper 5 days per week
Gardener/Handyman 5 days per week
Drivers Ideally both to drive. Essential 1 does
Salary £750/800 NPW
Job reference 49317
Responsible consultant - Hannah McKeown