Live In Couple Job - Somerset
Live In Couple required for a lovely client who has a track record of employing Couples for long periods of time.
They are looking for a Couple who plan to stay long term and wish to settle. The Principals have grown up children and grandchildren who visit mainly in the school holidays and weekends, the role requires a Couple who are flexible and self motivated as it can be very busy some weekends and other times very quiet particularly over the summer months when the clients travel. The 2 Principals generally spend 3-4 days a week at the house over the weekends - in the summer they are away for about 7 weeks in Europe.
As a Housekeeper/Cook you will be responsible for the upkeep of a 5 bedroom house and 2 small children's rooms and ensure it is ready for their arrival. On occasions when the house is busy at weekends there is a local daily who helps. You will be required to cook family style meals for up to 12 people. the family enjoy healthy, fresh meals with emphasis on salads and produce from the garden
As the Gardener/Estate Manager you will be maintaining 5 acres of garden, maintain the swimming pool and tennis courts as well handyman jobs inside and outside the house. Overall management of the household, security of the house, caring for three dogs when the principals are away. (during the summer the dogs go with the family for 7 weeks) The lady of the house is a very keen gardener and is happy to teach someone the horticulture side - however you should have a knowledge of garden maintenance, using machinery and most of all be enthusiastic and enjoy working outdoors.
The family are lovely and warm people and are really looking for a couple who are enthusiastic, energetic and have a passion for the job. Being part of the family and having lots of good energy is really important to them so you will be made to feel very much apart of the family
Duties will include:
Hands on cleaning, laundry and ironing
Cooking when the principals are in residence
Shopping for the household
Gardening duties to include
Garden maintenance duties and planting
General household maintenance inside and outside
Care of the cars and ensuring they are serviced and MOT
Security of the house and caring for three dogs – this is a vital part of the role as it's a weekend residence the dogs live there all the time apart from in the Summer when they go with the family for 7 weeks
Accommodation; A lovely 3 bedroom furnished cottage on the estate –with fantastic views - suitable for 1 dog only
Start date: Negotiable for the right Couple
Working Week: 5 days per week - 2 days off in the week
Drivers Both to drive – Car provided for work and personal
Salary: £53k-£55K Gross per Annum combined
Responsible Consultant - Hannah McKeown
Job ID 92862