Couples job

Location Coventry, West Midlands, UK
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary Competitive
Job Number  47115
Created 19 September 2018

Couples job Nr Coventry West Midlands

(47115) An experienced Couple is required for a young family who are in the process of taking over a large country estate near Coventry. There has been a period of some renovations to the main property over the summer months and the family then plan to take up permanent residence in November 2018.

 

This is a country shooting estate that would suit a country loving couple / gardener who are dog friendly. You will be working as part of the wider estate team so you need to be happy to be in this working environment and be happy to muck in as and when required.

 

Staff need to be flexible and generally able to manage their own time without too much direction.

 

The Couples role will go in one of two directions – Housekeeper & Caretaker OR Housekeeper & Gardener. If a Gardener is not employed as part of the Couple then a separate Gardener will be employed although the Caretaker would still be required to help with some maintenance gardening.

 

Housekeeper

  • Working with 2 daily cleaners to ensure that all hands on cleaning, laundry and ironing is done for the family

  • Daily cleaning and spring cleaning

  • Keeping the house well organised and being one step ahead

  • Meeting and greeting guests and ensuring that guest rooms are ready for use

  • Front of house service

  • Helping out family events and occasional external events held at the property

  • Child friendly and be happy with some occasional help with the children

 

Caretaker

  • Caretaking the property

  • Overseeing contractors during the property renovations

  • General property maintenance – identifying jobs that need doing and being hands on where at all possible and otherwise dealing with contractors and estate maintenance team

  • Looking after the security of the property

  • Help with general maintenance gardening (gardener will be employed)

  • Bringing in the logs and setting fires

  • Care of indoor heated pool and tennis court

  • Some driving duties and care of household vehicles

  • Dog walking

 

OR

 

Gardener

  • Hands on gardener with experience with fruit, vegetables and orchards as well as more general gardening

  • Horticultural experience with good plant knowledge

  • Work with the owners (who will be hands on) with the regeneration of the garden to implement new plans for an extensive walled garden

  • Being able to advise the owner on how to bring their plans for the walled garden and areas surrounding the main house to reality

  • Possibly come from a gardening business background although this is not essential as there are plans for the walled garden to be part of a more commercial aspect of the estate in the future with it supplying food and beverage outlets on the estate.

 

 

Accommodation for the couple – 3 bed flat which is on the top floor of the main house – part furnished or unfurnished. The flat has amazing views over the estate and has a large lounge, kitchen / dining room, bathroom with shower and bath, 2 double bedrooms and a smaller box room. Sorry no pets

 

£neg dep on experience

 

Laura Harrall North of England Office 01298 600 414

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