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Couple Job

Location UK, South East England, Berkshire
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Job Number  95130
Created 15 September 2021

Live In Couple Job, Berkshire

A wonderful opportunity to work as pivotal members of a friendly team supporting a lovely HNW family with two young children and two dogs. This is a weekend residence so is busy at the weekends and holidays. The house is a very large property and requires an experienced Head Housekeeper/Houseman Couple, you should be happy to work as part of a team and in a  formal household with very high standards.  The family enjoy entertaining and often hold shoot weekends during the season. When the family are in residence on their own they are casual so you should be able to wear different hats for all occasions.

This role is suited for a Couple who are willing to work as part of a team and be hands on, you will be required to be flexible for the family needs, there is a great support network of staff to ensure the house is run to a high standard 

 Head Housekeeper Duties to include but not limited to:

  • Laundry & wardrobe care, sewing skills a must.
  • Cleaning all areas, eco products. 
  • Writing and implementing cleaning schedules and maintenance 
  • Keeping house bible up to date.
  • Knowledge of antiques and fine finishes 
  • Basic meal prep 
  • Front of house service 
  • Stock keeping and ordering 
  • Inventories 
  • Staff training & rotas 
  • Security & fire 
  • Break down log for Estate Handyman
  • Organising large events & shoots with Estate PA 
  • Holiday pet sitter 

Houseman Duties to include but not limited to:

External 

  • Friday tidy with estate handyman
  • Fill water softener salt
  • House Recycling and recycling store.
  • Log store 
  • Bins out and in weekly
  • Smoking terrace, main terrace, external door sills, door steps 
  • External cushions 
  • Gutters 
  • Garages tidy 
  • Tennis court and equipment 
  • Head of security & fire
  • Collect milk and post 
  • Wash cars & Mule
  • Painting touch ups 
  • Bell tent 
  • Stable storage 

Weekends 

  • Driving – shoots, train stations etc 
  • Table service & clearing.
  • Care of boilers 
  • Weekend goats, chickens and watering 
  • Emergency DIY
  • Wash London cars 
  • Shot gun License (not essential)

Internal 

  • Washing machine drainage filters 
  • Shower drains 
  • Fires and logs 
  • Swimming pool cleaning and care
  • Cellar care 
  • High up Cobwebs and glass walkway
  • Light bulbs 
  • Audio visual, sky, Crestron checks 
  • Painting touch ups 
  • Care of internal contractors 
  • Silver & formal china care
  • Bars stock & maintain 
  • Christmas tree 

Accommodation- A separate lovely  2 bedroom separate cottage on the estate is provided with it's own small garden

Working Week - 5 days per week - Working weekends and 2 consecutive days off in the week 

Start Date - September/October 2021

Driver – Ideally both but essential Houseman must be a driver  

Salary - Circa £65K gross per Annum combined 

 Responsible Consultant - Hannah McKeown

Job ID 95130

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