Live-In Couple position, West Sussex
A lovely client with older children who live away/board and two friendly small dogs need the assistance of a fantastic couple for their beautiful 10 bed home in an idyllic part of the world, 10 minutes from Chichester and the coast. This is their main residence; the house is very busy during the holidays and then quiet during term time with only the couple in residence. They also spend time in London mid –week and travel regularly throughout the year.
This position requires someone discrete and friendly who can work to high standards, but also able to be part of a relaxed busy household.
Cooking is important for this role, they are looking for a confident, natural cook who is able to cater for up to 16 when required. They enjoy simple, healthy fresh food in the style of Ottolenghi. The family very much enjoy entertaining both on a relaxed informal basis and the odd formal occasion. You will be required to suggest menus and do all shopping/preparation etc.
The role as a Housekeeper would be working with a cleaner who helps once a week to keep the house to a high standard, as well as laundry and ironing.
As a Houseman you will be required to carry out a variety of roles including looking after a fleet of cars, general DIY jobs around the house, driving duties i.e. airport runs, helping the gardener when required.
Duties to include
Dog sitting will be needed when the couple are in London or travel - you must love dogs!
Plan and cook healthy clean food, in the style of Ottolenghi – there is a vegetable garden and they are keen to eat seasonally from it.
Have a sound knowledge of how to look after fine clothes, antiques and silverware
Run errands when required
Walk and look after two small dogs.
Shopping, running errands and organising contractors
Assisting in the garden
Handyman jobs in and around the house
Driving and looking after the cars
The ideal candidate should be used to working in a large household, flexible and have a good sense of humour and will have had very similar experience. The couple must be happy with working on a country estate.
Start date: Mid to end March 2019.
Accommodation: Two bed annex off the main house with separate entrance and terrace
Working week: Five days week with two days off mid-week.
Driving: Driving essential, car provided for work purposes.
Salary: £51 Gross combined
Job Reference number: 51357
Responsible consultant: Nicola Forster