Live In Couple Job, nr Sevenoaks, Kent
Housekeeper Mother’s Help & Gardener Handyman Driver
Live in Couple required for a busy family home in a stunning location in Kent which has a lovely village close by and large towns within driving distance and London only 35 minutes by train!
A large 10 bedroom home which has been in the family for many years, 5 bedroom s on one floor are used mainly and the other rooms are guest rooms.
There are four children aged 4- 9 years old,
The family are informal and require a Couple who are flexible in their duties as the roles are varied each day. Mum is hands on and is at home, however runs the family business from home so requires flexibility and help with the children particularly in the mornings and evenings after school.
The main role is Housekeeping, looking after the household,
Mother’s help duties will mainly be after school at dinner time and helping with bath time if mum is collecting the older children and occasional babysitting.
The house does have a lot of antiques and fine furniture, however the clients are very happy to teach the Housekeeper to clean and care for the furniture if you have not had experience in handling antiques.
The role for a Gardener/Handyman will be varied and will include working in the private gardens which is 15 acres and made up of woodlands, formal gardens and herbaceous borders. You will carry out garden maintenance duties, strimming, cutting lawns, leaf blowing and helping the full-time gardener.
The family also has a Vineyard so when required you would work as part of the team and assist them in the busy times, training will be provided.
You should have some experience in dealing with garden machinery, ideally have driven a tractor before and sit on mowers.
Handyman jobs to include basic DIY jobs around the house, the property is a traditional home, the family are going to be having some more renovations done over time.
The family do entertain at Christmas and New Year time, although informal events you should be happy to meet and greet guests and be on hand to serve drinks and help park cars etc.
This role is ideal for a Couple who are flexible, hardworking and most of all who enjoy being around children and in the countryside.
Duties will include:
Hands on cleaning, laundry and ironing
Informal front of house service when they entertain and being on hand for guests, the household has weddings in the summer so the Couple should be on hand to help and park cars etc
Mother’s help duties – occasional sole charge, assist with bath time, meal times and babysitting
General household maintenance inside and outside
Gardening duties working with a full-time gardener
Driving duties to include local errands – occasional help with school runs
Security of the house when the family are not in residence and being key holders
Accommodation 2 bedroom flat within the house – separate entrance
Start date September 2017
Days 5 days per week - mixture of weekends off and days in the week
Drivers Both to drive
Salary £700-£750npw combined
Consultant – Hannah Mckeown – Greycoat Lumleys job reference 45230