Live In Couple Job, Berkshire
An excellent position for a Couple to join an existing team of staff on a large estate that the Principals use as their weekend and holiday home. They have a household team of House Manager, Head Housekeeper, Gardening staff and a full-time Handyman.
This estate is a sporting estate and hold shoots throughout the season, the family do entertain at the house often with family and friends. A nanny travels with them at weekends.
They are seeking a Housekeeper to join the team, you should be happy to work under a
Head Housekeeper and alongside another full-time lady.
Main duties will be: Cleaning all areas of the house, including care of antiques and silver, making beds and assisting with laundry when required.
Front of house duties at weekends will involve assisting the House Manager with service and general housekeeping duties.
This role is ideal for a candidate who loves cleaning and takes pride in their work and enjoys working as a team.
You should enjoy working outdoors in all weathers! The role will involve helping in the gardens from mowing lawns, planting, picking fruit and vegetable from the kitchen garden and general garden maintenance duties.
The house has very high tech systems that you will learn from the full-time Handyman so when he is not working you will be the first port of call for any issues. You should be able to carry out general DIY duties and work with the interior team to get any issues fixed.
There will be driving duties mainly when the family are in residence, train, airport runs and local errands
Security of the house and estate alongside the House Manager
The family do have dogs so you should be happy around them, the House Manager looks after them however when she is away you will be required to care for them.
This role would be suitable for a Junior Couple who have transferable skills as the household team are happy to train staff. Most important is the attitude, willingness and flexibility you have to offer.
Accommodation: 1 bedroom cottage with own small garden, couple to pay own electricity and TV licence/package
Working Week: 5 days per week, working weekends when the family are in residence.
A Dog welcome
Monday to Friday when they are not in residence, 2 consecutive days off together Start: ASAP
Drivers: Essential Groundsman is a driver
Salary: £50k - £55k gross