Live In Couple Job – Southampton
A lovely family with young children are seeking an experienced full time Couple to help them in their busy home. You will join an existing team of staff who are employed on the estate. So you should be happy to work as part of a team to ensure the household is run efficiently. A 4 days a week nanny, Head gardener, 2 dailies, Mon - Weds 1/2 days and a Thursday all day.
Your role will be to ensure the home is tidy, clean and well organised, being hands on as well as overseeing the daily cleaner and communicating with her regards to what is needed to be done each day – either doing alongside her or delegating.
You should be confident cooking simple family meals for the children and breakfasts for the family and guests– A cook will be employed for dinner parties and events. You will need to be good with children, and happy to babysit if needed.
The Groundsman role will include working on the estate helping with garden maintenance duties, handyman jobs and general caretaking duties. Cleaning cars and boats, unloading and refuelling vehicles will be required, you may be required to drive the principal to London once a week. Helping serve and clear when there are larger groups of guests.
This role is for an informal family set up, but maintaining and supporting the formal parts of the house are part of the role. You should be flexible and happy to work as part of a team as well as individually. You should be discreet, child friendly and looking for a long term role.
The families ideal would be to find a Spanish Speaking Couple
Duties to include;
Daily cleaning, washing and ironing
Organising and sending the bed linen to the laundry service
Mother’s help duties
Experience with polishing silver and a good knowledge of which products to use on different surfaces
Mending or sewing would also be helpful
Occasional help front of house when the family entertain
General handyman/gardening duties and working alongside Estate staff
Driving duties to include local errands as well as London and Airport runs
Looking after family dogs and ideally if you are confident around horses this would be ideal
Kitchen garden interest or skills would also be ideal
Working Week: 5 days per week to work weekends and days off in the week
(Occasional weekends off when the family are away)
Accommodation: Separate Cottage on the estate, in the house garden grounds
Drivers: Both to drive
Start Date: ASAP
Responsible Consultant ~ Hannah Mckeown Job ID~ 43230