Live In Couple Job, Henley

Location South East England
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £800+ nett per week
Job Number  44901
Created 21 June 2017

Live In House Management Couple Job, Oxfordshire, Housekeeper Cook & Houseman

Excellent 2 bedroom accommodation separate from the main house, £850-£900npw combined

 

Live In Couple required for a busy family home that is used as a weekend residence, the house is situated in 60 acres of beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. The family have 5 children who have nannies that look after them as well as extra Housekeeping staff from London who help out at the house when required.

 

You will be responsible for ensuring the house is ready for the families arrival at weekends and looking after them while they are in residence, one of you will be required to cook for the family as well as guests. They occasionally have more formal dinner parties however a Chef can be brought in for these if required. You should be confident in cooking good family style meals for 15 people at weekends.

 

As a House Manager you will be required to oversee the house and estate, deal with contractors and suppliers and ensure the 2 dog carers are looking after and walking the 8 dogs

The dogs live in an outbuilding and some do go in the house so you should be a dog lover.

 

A Head Gardener will oversee the 2 gardeners, however you should work together to ensure the estate is presentable and ready for family visits.

Ideally you will be a competent Handyman and fix basic problems around the house and deal with systems.

 

This role is suitable for a Couple who enjoy being in a busy family environment, it is full on during the weekends during the school term, however they travel a lot in the school holidays so won’t be in residence for periods of time.

You should have experience working in a large household, ideally a weekend or part-time residence and manage other staff as well as being hands on.

 

Duties will include:

 

  • Hands on cleaning, laundry and ironing to a high standard

  • Good family cooking for up to 15 people

  • General household maintenance inside and outside

  • Overseeing contractors and suppliers

  • Occasional driving duties to include local errands when the family are in residence

  • Security of the house when the family are not in residence

  • Front of House duties, meet and greet guests

 

 

Accommodation 2 bedroom flat which is separate to the main house – A dog is welcome

Start date ASAP

Days 5 days per week – two days off during the week

Drivers Essential one to drive

Salary £850-£900npw combined

 

Consultant – Hannah Mckeown – Greycoat Lumleys job reference 41921

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