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Live In Couple Job

Location Berkshire, South East England, UK
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £50,000 GPA
Job Number  55099
Created 07 October 2019

Live In Couple Job (Handyman and Housekeeper/Cook) in Berkshire.

Start date: 1st February 2020


The Principals – A lovely couple who have a history of employing long term staff, they have grown up children and grandchildren who visit


Location – An 8 bedroom main residence in rural location of Berkshire but still close to small villages and towns. The property is situated within a large country estate which belongs to their family.


Working Week – 5 day week Monday – Friday role, with flexibility required when the Principals’ family and friends visit on weekends.

Security of the property is required 7 days a week and when the principals go on holiday which is usually 1 or 2 weeks at one time


Accommodation – A 2 bedroom Cottage with its own private courtyard – a well behaved dog will be considered (Sorry no cats)


Salary - circa £52K gross combined

Start - February 2020


Housekeeper/ Cook Role – You should be an experienced Housekeeper who has worked in a private household before, who will work together alongside the principals running a country house.


·         Ensuring the household is cleaned and organised

·         Hands on with cleaning, washing and ironing

·         Prepare simple light lunches for the principals and be happy to either prepare or assist with cooking traditional meals for when the family visit.


Handyman / Garden Maintenance Role – You should have some experience with garden maintenance they employ a full-time gardener who will need support at busy times of the year..


·         Maintenance jobs around the house and estate/outbuildings, dealing with contractors where required, general caretaking duties

·         Garden maintenance duties including lawn mowing, hedge cutting and strimming, chopping wood. Ideal if you can help with maintaining machinery

·         Occasional driving duties local errands and pick ups

·         Helping partner in the house when needed

·         It would be beneficial if you have a shot gun licence for pest control


Ideally both should be drivers and own their own car

This role is suitable for a couple who are looking for a long term role, they require someone who can be flexible and who likes cats as you will look after their beautiful cat when they are away. They have 4 chickens that are looked after jointly by the couple and principals.


Responsible Consultant – Hannah Mckeown                   Job ID - 55099

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