Live In Couple Job, Gloucestershire
A live-in couple is required for a large country house which is the main residence to a family of 4
2 children aged 4.5 and 1 years old, the family also have a live-in nanny.
The father works in London during the week and the family currently plan to spend every other weekend in London.
There are 3 older children (aged between 18 and 24) who visit and spend time at the house some weekends and school holidays.
The family entertain at the house and may have guests when in residence at the weekends. Plans can be made last minute so you must be flexible and expect to have busy times as well as quieter periods when they are not in residence.
The family is looking for a super organised, experienced couple who can manage their home and ensure its smooth running. This role is suited to a couple who have experience in a busy household or have previous yacht/chalet experience, you should be able to run a house to a high standard and create a pleasant, welcoming and stress-free environment. They must be flexible within their roles and have a can-do attitude to approaching the myriad of challenges that come with taking care of a period property and its’ grounds.
Duties will include:
Overall management of the house and estate – including overseeing contractors when necessary.
Cleaning, laundry and ironing – the house has 10 en-suite bedrooms
Managing all aspects of the household - paying utilities, shopping, security, general maintenance, liaising with contractors & tradesmen etc.
Family cooking – ideally someone who is happy to cook to a good standard for 6-12 people, sometimes at short notice, generally buffet style
Front of house duties when the clients and guests are in residence – preparing the house for arrival, table setting, flower arranging, generally presenting the house to a high standard.
Occasional event management – including hosting larger parties, dinners and events (external caterers will be contracted when required)
Driving duties - for the family and guests, airport runs etc.
Gardening – the family have a full time gardener but assistance may be required during busy periods.
Tennis court and swimming pool maintenance
The family have 2 dogs who will occasionally be left at the house and need to be looked after by the couple.
Occasional and adhoc cover of the London house
Accommodation Separate 2 bedroom cottage with garden - pets considered
Start date ASAP
Days 5 days per week (to include weekends)
Drivers Both to drive
Salary £55k-£60K gross combined