Live In Couple, Norfolk
A fantastic role for a lovely client who has a Georgian home which is 5 bedrooms and a guest cottage. The property is a great location close to the coast in Norfolk, the clients are looking for an experienced Couple to look after their property. They have 3 grown up children who visit regularly however it’s 2 Adults at the home and they split their time between Norfolk and London.
As a Housekeeper you will be responsible for the cleaning of a Georgian Farm House which is 5 bedrooms and a guest cottage which has 2 bedrooms, you will ensure the house is ready for the families arrival and that guest rooms are prepared. You should have excellent attention to detail and be organised.
Shopping for the household and liaising with the client beforehand to see what they need. The lady of the house enjoys cooking however if someone likes to cook and can assist when they have a full house this would be great and prepare a simple meal for them when they are coming back from London or holidays.
The property sits in approx. 10 acres of land which is made up of fields, approx. 1 acre of woodlands, 1 acre of formal garden, meadows, a flower garden and vegetable garden.
You should have good knowledge of gardening and some plant knowledge or having a keen interest and willing to learn. You will be responsible for Gardening maintenance duties, mowing lawns, strimming, hedge cutting and general planting. You will be required to use large garden machinery and maintain the machinery.
Driving duties will include collecting the family and guests from the local station and run errands, a car is provided for work use.
Outdoor swimming pool maintenance and general handyman jobs around the house/estate.
The family have 2 small dogs, they often stay in Norfolk when the family are away so you should be happy to care for them as your own. They also have chickens.
You will be required to look after the security of the house, deal with any contractors and be good communicators, the family do like to entertain so being on hand to help in the house when they have guests is key.
Duties will include: Hands on with cleaning, washing and ironing to a high standard
Preparing the household for guests, running errands, shopping duties
All aspects of gardening including garden maintenance duties
Maintaining household systems, dealing with contractors
Driving duties to include local errands and train station pick up and drop offs
Security of the household and estate
Looking after the dogs and chickens
Accommodation A lovely 1 bedroom flat with a small private terrace Sorry no dogs – cat would be considered
Start date: Mid October – November 2020
Days 5 days per week – Days off will be a mixture of weekdays and weekends.
Drivers: Ideally both to drive but essential one is a driver
Salary: £53K-£57K Gross Combined
Responsible Consultant ~ Hannah Mckeown Job ID - 88846