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Couples Job

Location UK, North West England, Hale
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £50,000+ gpa
Job Number  90544
Created 25 January 2021

 Live in Couple Hale Barnes Cheshire

A new opportunity has arisen for an active, motivated couple to join the Team within the household of a stunning newly renovated 8 bedroom property in Cheshire which includes leisure pavilion and pool.   There are 4 acres of gardens which are nearing completion and will be ready for handover to a full time gardener in March of 2021. 

The garden project is the culmination of 4 years careful planning and over 18 months of extensive site work.  Laid out with a variety of areas there is a classic frame of mature trees and hedges with a series of specific set piece areas.  These include large greenhouse and vegetable borders, patios and terraces and a series of herbaceous borders with lawned walkways, rockery and water gardens, all within a unique collection of planting. 

The position will be ideal for a highly skilled and motivated person who wishes to develop this unique garden.  Although only recently completed, the gardens have an instant maturity and range of textures that will flourish with the right care.

Gardener:  Outline of Key Responsibilities / Requirements:

  • To maintain gardens and grounds to a high standard throughout the year.
  • Produce vegetables, fruit and cut flowers for the household.
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties and small tasks as specified by the Principals.
  • To co-ordinate and supervise any contractors whilst working in the property grounds.

The successful candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Strong plant knowledge and horticultural skills.
  • Excellent timekeeping, flexibility and attention to detail.
  • Must work well as part of a team and be able to liaise well with other staff.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and on own initiative.
  • Excellent level of health and fitness and a positive disposition.
  • Take pride in their work.
  • Discretion at all times and a respectful attitude towards the Principals and their property.
  • A full, clean driving licence.
  • Candidates should also be experience in using and maintaining a range of garden machinery.

Hours of work will be Monday – Friday 8:00 – 17:00, with flexibility required as determined by weather conditions.  Some evening and weekend work will be required, including harvesting of fruit and vegetables, summer watering and similar season-dependent tasks.

Housekeeper/Cleaner:  Outline of Key Responsibilities / Requirements:

  • Must have experience of working in a similar role.
  • Excellent timekeeping, flexibility and attention to detail.
  • Must work well as part of a team and be able to liaise well with other staff.
  • Show high attention to detail
  • All hands-on general household cleaning to a high standard
  • Driving (any necessary shopping runs etc.)
  • Washing, ironing and hand-washing
  • Excellent level of health and fitness and a positive disposition

House of work will be Monday – Saturday 7:30am – 7:30pm (with afternoon break)

This is a long-term position requiring commitment and flexibility and a positive attitude is essential.  5 years experience in a similar role essential.  Fluent English required and ideally both to drive.

Accommodation:  Available in a newly built 1 bedroom detached apartment on site

(Gas, Electricity and Council Tax included) No dependent children or animals.

Salary:  Circa  £50k gross (joint)

Contact Laura Harrall Managing Consultant for Cheshire 01298 600 414 laura@greycoatlumleys.co.uk

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