Couple Job

Location South East England, UK
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £48,000 GPA
Job Number  49317
Created 17 August 2018

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

  • Dog walking

  • 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

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