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Couple Job

Location Belgium, Flanders, AN
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary Negotiable, dependent on experience - within market rate
Job Number  92206
Created 08 April 2021

Great opportunity for an experienced (English Dutch or French speaking) hardworking couple, to work with a family with two school-aged children and a family dog. 

This position is based near Antwerp, Belgium and is the family’s main residence. This role will be live-in, with your own one-bedroom cottage within the grounds - bills included. You will also be provided with a car and use of a second car for the childcare duties. Working 5.5 days per week (usual days off are Saturday & Sunday), with flexibility required for hours. This is a full-time, permanent position and the family are only interested in candidates who are looking for a long-term post.

This role is split, with one half of the couple undertaking: Childcare duties, running errands, managing stock of household items and covering housekeeping duties when required. Whilst babysitting you will be required to sleep in the main house. The family have a full-time housekeeper, but you will be required to cover some duties when she is off. 

The other half of the couple will be overseeing; The house grounds, making sure it's clean and tidy, gardening, dealing with external contractors, acting as a concierge. 

MOTHERS HELP DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • School run
    Babysitting - sometimes at short notice.
  • Preparing meals for the children and occasionally the whole family.
  • Provisioning and taking stock of all household items
  • Daily grocery shopping
  • Organising the kitchen
  • Running errands
  • Supervising homework
  • Occasion travel - advanced notice.
  • Occasionally covering Housekeeping duties. 

CONCIERGE DUTIES : 

  • Overall security and access control of the perimeter
  • Liaising with external contractors, e.g. planning, co-ordination of works, bookings
  • Gardening and exterior maintenance
  • Running errands
  • Taking care of the dog when needed
  • Occasional Driving around with parents
  • General cleaning and upkeep of the grounds
  • Sweeping and keeping the gardens clean and tidy
  • Deal quickly and responsibly with any issues that arise

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:

  • Previous experience in a Couples role
  • (One candidate) Childcare experience either as a nanny or mother's help. 
  • (One candidate) Groundsman/caretaker experience.
  • Dog friendly  
  • Discreet and Professional. 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good standard of written and spoken English, Dutch or French
  • Trustworthy and handles confidential information appropriately
  • Can-do attitude
  • Longevity in previous roles
  • Fun and positive attitude
  • Right to work within the EU
  • Excellent checkable references
  • Police Check
  • Full driving license 

Please send any relevant CVs and your application to archie@greycoatlumleys.co.uk 

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