A live-in couple is required for a large country house.
The house is home to a 5 ½, a 2 year old and their mother. The family also have a live-in nanny.
The father works in London during the week and spends the weekends at the house. The family occasionally visit London for the weekend/holidays.
There are 3 older children (aged between 19 and 25) who spend some time at the house on weekends/holidays.
The family also entertain at the house and may have guests when in residence at the weekends. Plans can be made last minute so you must be flexible and expect to have busy times as well as quieter periods when they are not in residence. There will be plenty to keep you occupied within the house and grounds when the family are away – Gardeners are employed however you should be willing to muck in where required
The family is looking for a super organised, experienced couple who can manage their home and ensure its smooth running. This role is suited to a couple who have experience in a busy household and are able to run a house to a high standard and create a pleasant, welcoming and stress-free environment. They must be flexible within their roles, have lots of energy, and a can-do attitude to approaching the myriad of challenges that come with taking care of a period property and its’ grounds.
Duties will include:
Overall management of the house and estate – including overseeing contractors when necessary.
Cleaning, laundry and ironing – the house has 10 en-suite bedrooms
Managing all aspects of the household - paying utilities, shopping, security, general maintenance, liaising with contractors & tradesmen etc.
Family cooking – ideally someone who is happy to cook to a good standard for family meals and up to 6-12 people, sometimes at short notice.
Front of house duties when the clients and guests are in residence – preparing the house for arrival, table setting and generally presenting the house to a high standard.
Occasional event management – including hosting larger parties, dinners and events (external caterers will be contracted when required)
Driving duties - for the family and guests, airport runs etc.
Tennis court and swimming pool maintenance
The family have 2 dogs who will occasionally be left at the house and need to be looked after by the couple.
Occasional adhoc cover of the London house
Accommodation Separate 2 bedroom cottage with garden - A pet will be considered
Start date ASAP
Days 5 days per week (to include weekends)
Drivers Both to drive
Salary £60K Gross Combined
Job ID – 52084 Responsible Consultant – Hannah Mckeown