Live In Couple Job, Kent
A great opportunity for a Couple to work for a lovely old client of Greycoat Lumleys, we placed the current Couple 6 years ago. They are now moving back to New Zealand.
The property is a large 14 bedroom house which has been partly renovated over the years, the house is a weekend residence which is used regularly at weekends and during the summer holidays.
The property is situated in a stunning location on a private estate on the seafront, it’s close to a small cinque town and other towns very close by.
They have 2 children aged 4 and 3 years old and older adult children who also use the house.
You should be child friendly and be happy to muck in.
As a Housekeeper you will be required to maintain the 13 bedroom property, you will ensure the house is run efficiently and ready for their arrival. The house is run in a very relaxed manner, the clients are very happy for the Couple to manage their own time.
Some simple cooking for them and the children would be ideal but this is not a big part of the role, they employ a Chef during the summer holidays when they are there full-time.
Houseman role will involve on a daily basis dealing with any maintenance issues and liaising with contractors where necessary. Occasional driving duties when they are in residence to the local town or picking up guests, maintenance of the outdoor swimming pool and gym area.
It is very important that you’re happy to work inside the house with your partner, when the family are in residence it’s very busy and both of you need to be hands on with housekeeping and informal table service and ensuring the house is run smoothly.
Security of the house, liaising with the family regarding their diary and plans.
You should be self -motivated work well as team and be flexible when the family are in residence – there is plenty of downtime when they are not in residence at weekends where you can take the weekends off and work Monday to Friday
Duties will include:
Hands on cleaning, washing and ironing
Management of household accounts for shopping and paying contractors
Informal table service and acting as hosts
Running errands, shopping duties for the household
Maintaining household systems, dealing with contractors - maintaince of swimming pool
Driving duties occasional London trips
Security of the household
Possible travel with the family for 2 weeks at one time to chalet in Verbier
Looking after their well behaved dog when the family are away
Accommodation A lovely 2 bedroom cottage will be next to the main house – separate entrance and own patio area with BBQ and Pizza Oven! A dog is welcome sorry no cats!
Start date March 2019
Days 5 days per week
(Days off during the week in the main but occasional weekends off when the family are not in residence
Drivers Essential both are drivers
Salary Excellent salary for experienced Couples
Consultant – Hannah Mckeown – Greycoat Lumleys job reference: 51330