Live In Couple Job – Southampton
A lovely family with young children are seeking an experienced full time Housekeeper/Cook to help them in their busy home. You will join an existing team of staff who are employed on the estate. So you should be happy to work as part of a team to ensure the household is run efficiently.
Your role will be to ensure the home is tidy, clean and well organised, being hands on as well as overseeing the daily cleaner and communicating with her regards to what is needed to be done each day – either doing alongside her or delegating.
You should be confident cooking family meals for the children in the week days with the help of the Nanny, at the weekend if the family have family or guests it will be good home cooked meals for 10-12 people – when there is a full house or larger parties they will employ a Chef.
Ideally someone who enjoys using fresh garden produce, as they have a large kitchen garden and having experience of jam making, jarring and helping with the daily produce / winter storage
The Groundsman role will include working on the estate helping with garden maintenance duties, handyman jobs and general caretaking duties. Cleaning cars, unloading and refuelling vehicles will be required.
This role is for an informal family set up, you should be flexible and happy to work as part of a team as well as individually. You should be discreet, child friendly and looking for a long term role.
The families ideal would be to find a Spanish Speaking Couple
Duties to include:
· Daily cleaning, washing and ironing
Organising and sending the bed linen to the laundry service
· Experience with polishing silver and a good knowledge of which products to use on different surfaces
· Family Cooking for 10-12 people maximum at weekends
· Occasional help front of house when the family entertain
· Driving duties to include local errands as well as London and Airport runs
· Looking after family dogs and ideally if you are confident around horses this would be ideal
Working Week: 5 days per week to work weekends and days off in the week
(Occasional weekends off when the family are away)
Accommodation: Separate Cottage on the estate
Drivers: Both to drive
Start Date: September/October 2017
Responsible Consultant ~ Hannah Mckeown