Live In Couple Job, Hampshire
Exceptional and hands on couple required for a busy Manor House /Estate in Hampshire.
This is a family home which is the main residence for a Couple with grown up children who visit
The manor house is situated in 900 acres of land which is made up of farm land/woodland and gardens. The estate does hold private shoots during the season.
As a Housekeeper Cook you will be required to look after the upkeep of the house and outbuildings to a high standard, be responsible for all laundry and ironing
Occasional cooking in the week and weekends, summer weekends can be busy.
Shopping duties for the household and general overseeing of any contractors coming into the house
You will be required to assist with shoot lunches and dinners.
Estate Maintenance/Driver role will include a lot of outdoor work, you should be a competent handyman who can do general DIY jobs inside and outside and deal with contractors for bigger jobs, oversee projects and liaise with other outdoor staff that include a Gardener/Farmer and Gamekeeper.
Maintain an indoor swimming pool and tennis courts, manage household systems and a fleet of cars
Gardening duties will include:
Cutting trees as required (chain-saw certificate handy but not essential)
To maintain new tree plantations, clean and maintain drains and trenches on estate
To help the Head Gardner in maintaining the grass, driveways and in watering the gardens
To assist with the Shoots carried out on the Estate
Use large garden machinery and be happy to work within a team with the other outdoor staff
The clients do travel a lot so you should be happy to care for two dogs when they are away and be on site for security even on your days off.
Discretion, flexibility and proactivity are key elements to the role as well as a couple happy to work as part of a friendly team and feel comfortable living on a farm/estate.
You must be experienced and capable of taking on a range of duties ensuring the house and grounds run smoothly on a daily basis. They should also be able to deal with any emergencies and be happy to manage any ‘one off’ jobs or projects
Feeding and caring of the dog
Driving duties and care of cars
Ensure the Estate Manor is fully secure at all times, to be on call at any time should any security issue arise
Putting together maintenance manuals
Checking security and all systems regularly and weekly checks of exterior house(s)/barns
Understanding and maintaining the alarm system and phone entry system
Accommodation ~ 3 bedroom cottage on the estate – well behaved pet welcome
Start Date ~ End of July 2018
Drivers ~ Both are required to drive
Salary ~ Circa £50K gross
Note ~ You should be non smokers
Responsible Consultant ~ Hannah Mckeown Job ID ~ 48111