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Live In Couple Job

Location East of England, UK
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £800+ NPW
Job Number  48989
Created 26 June 2018

Live In Couple Job, Suffolk

 A lovely new position for a Live In Couple for a client’s new property that they are moving into in October,

The house is an 8 bed Georgian ex-rectory with two detached cottages for guests, outdoor pool and tennis court, and a detached 4 bed farmhouse with equestrian facilities set in 50 acres of paddocks, lawns, and formal gardens.  It is located on the edge of a small village in a rural setting.  All the accommodation is currently being redecorated/refurbished. 

Most of the time only the principals will be in residence, but weekend guests are likely to be there maybe once or twice a month.  It is likely that the principal will acquire dogs in the near future.  One of the principals works 4 days a week in London.

Housekeeper duties:

Daily - Clean and tidy main rooms (ground floor and master suite), change towels, extended to other accommodation when there are guests

Weekly - Clean rest of main house, change bedding

Monthly (and before/during/after use by guests) - Clean cottages 

Display cut flower arrangements, working with the gardener to ensure availability from the gardens

Laundry, ironing and shoe cleaning for principals and any house guests

Arrange dry cleaning

Take deliveries, messages

Oversee internal tradesmen

Meal planning with principal, shopping for groceries for principals and their guests

Occasional informal cooking for the principals and house guests

Assist with larger dinner parties and other events occasionally

Gardening/Houseman duties

There is a full time gardener who will continue, you will work alongside and assist him with garden maintenance duties to include maintaining and enhancing lawns, beds, hedges, vegetable plot, cut flower bed and maintain pond and green house. You should be able to use and maintain large garden machinery.

General property maintenance

Manage domestic finances, place orders, pay bills

Arrange and oversee tradesmen (incl. window cleaning, pool, tennis court)

Oversee security of the estate particularly when principals are absent

Occasionally drive principals to/from station/restaurant/airport/etc

Clean and generally look after cars (currently 3 plus staff car) and motorbikes (currently 2), arrange repairs/servicing

Maintain stock of logs for open fires, light/clear when necessary

Monitor oil supplies and re-order

Monitor septic tank and arrange emptying

Manage weekly wheelie bin collection and keep the bins clean and trips to recycling centre

Ideally you will have a minimum of 5 year’s experience working as Couple, it would be an advantage if one of you were familiar with horses, the client doesn’t have dogs at the moment however they will do in the near future so you should be happy to look after dogs and move into the main house for security when the clients are away.

Accommodation: A lovely 4 bedroom farmhouse which has been completely refurbished and is fully furnished (located 400m from the main house with its own access) with heating, electricity, water, and council tax paid.  Pets will be considered, No dependants living full-time but happy for family/friends visiting.

Start Date; August or September 2018

Drivers: Essential both to drive - a car will be provided, and occasional driving of principals’ cars to chauffer them and their guests, will be necessary.

Working Week: Monday to Friday – with flexibility to work weekends when required and days off in the week in return

Salary: £800npw combined

Responsible Consultant ~ Hannah Mckeown Job ID ~ 48989



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