Live In Couple Job, Hampshire, Housekeeper Cook & Gardener Handyman
A lovely family are looking for an experienced Couple to run their weekend residence in Hampshire which is an 8 bedroom property, they are looking for an experienced Couple who have worked in private households before and ideally a weekend residence.
Housekeeper duties to include all household cleaning, laundry, cooking good family meals at weekends for the family and guests, would be great if you are confident with simple dinner parties too. You will be responsible for managing and ordering home supplies, including food and drink and organizing all household inventories
Asa Handyman you will be responsible for general property maintenance, the house is a Grade I listed building so there is often lots of handyman jobs to do inside and outside, you will look after an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court. There will be some slam projects going on at the house that contractors will carrying out which you should be happy to oversee and liaise with.
Garden Maintenance duties to include looking after the grounds which are 10 acres, you will be required to carry out garden maintenance duties as well as some knowledge of gardening
i.e. when to prune, growing vegetables and planting.
The family have a dog who is a working Cocker Spaniel, when the family are away you will be responsible for looking after the dog as well as on occasions in the week
You will care for chickens and if someone has experience with ponies/horses this would be beneficial
A fantastic long-term opportunity for an experienced, positive domestic couple to work for a Franco/British family with 3 children who are all school aged, they do use the property most weekends and holidays and often have family and guests staying so you should be happy to work in a busy house, be self-motivated and organised.
You will liaise with the family and PA who is based in London on a regular basis during the week
Duties will include:
Hands on cleaning, laundry and ironing to a high standard
Good Family cooking
Occasional babysitting duties
General household maintenance inside and outside
Overseeing contractors and suppliers
Garden Maintenance, growing vegetables and basic planting
Driving duties to include local errands and airport runs, occasional school runs
Security of the house when the family are not in residence
Accommodation Great new accommodation, a 2 bedroom cottage
Start date April – May 2017
Days 5 Days per week – working weekends
Drivers Essential both to drive
Salary £750-£800 npw combined depending on the experience
Consultant – Hannah Mckeown – Greycoat Lumleys job reference 43627