Live In Couple Job, Gloucestershire
A busy family are looking for a friendly, experienced, and hardworking couple to join them at their country home, the family spend the week in London and generally visit the property every other weekend and during school holidays.
Housekeeper role will include keeping the 7 bedroom/5bathroom house to a high standard and shall be responsible for all cleaning duties, changing linens, family laundry and household duties.
There will be some family cooking (for example preparing a meal for when the family arrive on a Friday and feeding the children if the parents are out). The family entertain on occasion and whilst you would not be expected to cater for these events you will need to be on hand to assist in prep and serve guests.
The family have a nanny who will undertake the majority of the childcare duties, however you may be required to babysit and assist with the children, who are aged 2 months, 5, 9 and 11.
The other half of the couple will be responsible for carrying out handyman duties both inside and outside of the home and assisting with general maintenance and service providers, maintenance of the swimming pool, assisting the gardener if required, running errands, caring for cars and occasional driving duties.
When the family are entertaining they would like you to assist with preparing the house and garden, greeting guests, serving drinks and tidying up.
The ideal candidates will be an experienced couple who are pro-active, responsible and able to look after the property on their own during the week. The family are looking for a couple who are helpful, confident and have a good sense of humour who can fit in with their family.
You should love animals and be happy to care for the family’s Cockerpoo who shall stay in Gloucestershire full time and be with you. You may also be expected to care for their other small poodle if the family are abroad during the school holidays.
You must be happy to work weekends as the house is only used at weekends and during the holidays. Hours will be generally Thursday to Monday working (40 to 50 hours per week), when the family are in residence depending on the family’s schedule. The family do not come to the property every weekend, so there is flexibility with days off and the opportunity to manage your own time and work less during the time that the family are not there.
You should be proactive, organised and flexible being a weekend residence the home will be busy at weekends
Accommodation ~ You will be provided with a lovely two bedroom flat which is separate to the main house and which also has its own garden and parking.
Candidates with pets will be considered but you will be expected to care for the family Cockerpoo who stays the house full time.
Drivers ~ Ideally both to drive but essential Houseman drives
Start date~ ASAP or January 2018
Days ~Thursday to Monday
Salary ~ £800-£850npw combined
DBS check will be required.