Live In Couple Job, Somerset
A great position for a Couple who love the rural lifestyle and are looking to be on a beautiful estate in Somerset in the (South of Bath), the Principal spends a lot of the time at the property but is not their full-time residence
They require a Couple to look after the gardening, handyman duties and security of the house and estate 7 nights a week.
The household has a household team of Housekeepers, Head Grounds Man and office staff that are based at the estate so it is vital that your a team player and willing to work with and around others.
The position requires involvement with
- Caretaking and Security overnight - this will involve locking up, being the first port of call for alarms
- Management and efficient running of the house and estate – some IT and management skills.
- Occasional basic cooking when the family is at home.
- Repairs and maintenance with the Grade II listed house and tenanted properties.
- Contribute to other housekeeping and garden and grounds maintenance.
Traditionally they have employed the Gardener/Handyman full-time and part-time hours for the caretaker role, however the client is very flexible and the roles can be divided according to the couples skills.
You should ideally have some knowledge and a keen interest of gardening, as you will be required to look after plants in beds and containers. There are newly planted trees which may need attention at times. You will work alone as well as sometimes with the other grounds man. The main house is large and with the 3 tenanted properties on the estate there are repairs needing to be done as much as you can yourself - otherwise contractors can be called in.
The Principal is looking for a Couple who are good communicators, enjoy being around people as it can be busy at times but is also has it's quieter times - you should use your initiaive and look after the house as you would your own with care and passion.
They would like a proactive Couple who enjoy working together and be responsible for the care of the property, they are flexible to requests of being away from the property overnight on occasions i.e. once a month however the caretaker/security aspect of the role is the main purpose of the role. This role is suited to a Couple who wish to be in Somerset and local surroundings rather than being away a lot!
Accommodation - Choice of two large self-contained apartments with 2/3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. All bills paid.
Future accommodation in approx 1 years time will offer a staff flat including 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and good living accommodation in a separate wing of the house
Salary - £38K Gross combined for a Couple
Working Week - 5 days per week - sleeping over 7 nights
Start Date - September 2020
Responsible Consultant - Hannah Mckeown
Job ID 79155