Live in Couple Job, Hertfordshire
Live in Couple required for a lovely family home with 3 grown up children who come home occasionally at weekends and in the holidays.
The family require a flexible couple who are happy to take on the roles of housekeeper, handyman gardener.
The housekeeping side of the couple must be confident and competent as you will be looking after a 5 bedroom/bathroom house. You will be looking after all the cleaning, laundry and ironing.
As a gardener you will work alongside a part-time gardener who has been with the family for 21 years, You will assist him with garden maintenance duties, ideally have used a chainsaw before, the garden is approx 2.5 acres.
The clients also have other properties which have tenants living in them close, you will be required to liaise with the tenants regarding any work required at the property and fix any maintenance issues.
You should be a competent handyman and fix problems in the main house and outside, ideally, the family have a large indoor swimming pool contractors do maintain this however you would need to keep the areas clean and check the pool.
If a contractor is required to come out you will be required to call a company and handle the situation if the family are away.
The family do have 2 friendly dogs and also 4 mini horses that are like large dogs, so a couple who are confident with animals and animal lovers is a must as you will be expected to look after the animals when the principals are away and move into the main house to look after them. They are walked twice a day.
A groom is employed 6 days per week but you will be asked to walk them out if the lady is away and feed them. The couple must be comfortable administering drugs prescribed by the vet as one of the dogs has epilepsy.
This is a role suitable for a Couple that love the rural life and are happy to be flexible and look after animals at a weekend if required and take days off in the week instead.
Both of the Couple need to speak fluent English
Duties will include but not limited to:
Hands on cleaning, laundry and ironing
Ideally both candidates to be confident drivers
General household maintenance
General maintenance gardening, assisting the gardener who works twice a week
Animal care ( Very important )
General running of errands
Accommodation: 1 bedroom self-contained flat, all utilities paid except landline – No Pets
Start date: April / May 2018
Days: 5 days per week, Monday to Friday. When the clients are away you will be required to work weekends to care for pets,
Drivers: Ideally both to drive
Salary: £750npw - £800npw
Responsible Consultant - Hannah McKeown
Greycoat Lumleys job reference - 47139