Live in Couple Job in Dorset
We have a wonderful position for a returning client of Greycoat Lumleys. They are looking for a dedicated couple to take care of their beautiful family home in Dorset. The ideal couple will have worked within a similar role, have a positive and pro-active attitude and enjoy working together and with others. The property has been newly renovated and completed to a very high standard. Candidates will be able to grasp the house quickly as the family move into their new home and settle into the area. Previous systems experience (plant room, security, IT& telecoms) and building maintenance experience will therefore be helpful. The family have their working premises on the property, as well as guest accommodation, and the couple will be responsible for keeping buildings outside of the main house to a high standard.
The family consist of 3 children aged 8, 10 & 13 years old. They also have a Dog.
A live in Housekeeper (4 days a week) is also employed alongside a Gardener once a week
Duties to include but not limited to:
Housekeeping to a high standard
Laundry, ironing and fabric care to include dry cleaning.
Evening turn down
Seasonal changes for the interior of the property
Provisioning for the household
Running errands and shopping
Driving duties and vehicles care (helping with school runs and train station drop off etc)
Helping prepare family meals
Interior and exterior security of the property, to include locking / opening of the property and responsible for the security systems, including as keyholders
Take care of interior fabrics, surfaces and fixtures
Maintain and monitor the interior systems, such as water, under floor heating, telecom, and plumbing
Maintenance of interior appliances throughout the property
Arrange and liaise with contractors
Keep records, accounts, receipts and manuals in order: to include - guarantees, planned contractors and any major maintenance schedules
Interior and Exterior maintenance of the property, to include the main house, guest house, office and out buildings .
Seasonal changes for the exterior of the property
Groundsman duties such as watering, lawn mowing etc
Swimming pool maintenance
Staying in the family house when the family are travelling for the security of the house
This is the ideal role for a couple who have a great work ethic, work to a high standard, communicate well and are able to work independently together, and alongside others. This is a busy home and the family require a couple who are well organised, hardworking, reliable, loyal and able to take initiative. The Couple both work full time so they do not want to have to micro manage.
Start date: Flexible for the right couple
Working week: Monday – Friday with occasional weekend work
Hours: 8am – 6pm with a break
Salary: £65,000 - £70,000 gross per annum, depending on experience
Accommodation: 3 Bedroom cottage, with own garden and garage. Bills included. Pets will be considered.
Job reference number: 111939
Responsible consultant: Georgia Lester