Live In Couple Job, Wiltshire
An excellent opportunity to work on a large estate where you will work as part of a large team, this role is suitable for a Couple who thrive on working with a busy family where your duties will vary, there is the opportunity to travel with the family to their other properties in Europe and the UK for a week or two at a time.
The family have 5 children, 3 of whom are at home, 2 who come and go, so you should be child friendly and enjoy being around children
The household is fully staffed with daily cleaners so as a Housekeeper you should be happy to work within a team, the role will be hands on cleaning, washing and ironing and ensuring the household is maintained to a high standard. You should be efficient, think ahead and communicate well with the lady of the house and other household staff.
Ideally one part of the Couple will be happy to cook simple family meals occasionally
The Houseman/Handyman/Driver role is a varied role, you will be required to drive the family including children to activities, running errands, airport runs, occasionally some long distance journeys
You will work closely with the Estate Manager to ensure maintenance work and checks are being carried out on the main house as well as outbuildings. You will be required to call out contractors when required, accompany contractors when they are on site and communicate with the family and estate manager. You should be confident doing general maintenance jobs, technical minded would be great!
Assisting the gardening team a couple of days a week – this can vary week to week depending on how busy the maintenance schedule is
Walking and feeding the dogs
The family entertain and hold shoot weekends during the season, you should both be confident and comfortable with front of house duties, being on hand for the guests, serving drinks and meals.
This great role comes with an excellent separate large cottage with a garden, suitable for a pet.
You should love a rural life and be enthusiastic to work as part of a great team.
Ideal position for a Couple who either have a private household background or a luxury Chalet/Yacht background
Accommodation Separate Cottage provided, Council tax is paid by the client – Couple responsible for other utilities
Start date January or February 2018
Days 5 days per week – to work weekends (Occasional weekends off)
Drivers Essential both to drive
Salary £52K-£60K gross combined