Live In Couple Job

Location Somerset West, South West England, UK
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £50,000-£55,000 GPA
Job Number  56406
Created 17 February 2020

 

 

Live In Couple Job, Somerset

 

Experienced switched on hands on housekeeper/couple for large 7 bedroom Farm House which also has a 2 bed guest annexe

The family have 4 children, 3 of whom board, the youngest is 11 years old who flexi boards when mum is in London which is approx. 3 nights a week, the house is very busy during the weekend and holidays, they often have family and friends visiting so as a Couple you must be child friendly and willing to muck in.

Additional staff include full time groom, weekly gardener, part-time cleaning ladies

This is a sporting estate so you should be comfortable with working on shoots

 

Housekeeping Couple duties to include but not limited to

Interior

Laundry, ironing, cleaning, Handwashing delicates

Making up beds

Simple Flower arranging

Keeping larder, fridges etc clean and stocked and organised

Shopping – sourcing quality ingredients from butcher etc (they try to be plastic free as much as we can) - taking in and collecting dry cleaners – post office

Polishing silver

Family Cooking / prepping - Sunday lunches 6 -12 people

Ideally someone to cook for dinner parties would be ideal but not essential

Front of house service on occasion when entertaining


Exterior maintenance:

Garden maintenance and assisting the weekly gardener with 25 acres of fields, including a kitchen garden, borders and lawns, watering and greenhouse maintenance
Chainsaw operation: Sawing/splitting logs, maintaining and setting fires in the house

Maintenance of water feature (cleaning pumps) , driveway, other hard landscaping, fencing, gates, other outdoor fabric

Preparing and cleaning pizza oven and BBQ in the summer months

Chicken x 5 run, feeding maintenance and cleaning (weekly)

Dogs 1 x Labrador 1x jack Russell exercising (walking 2 hours per day when sole charge) and in charge of making sure all pet food in stock (dogs, cats, chickens, hamster)
Dealing with household electricals: lighting, Sonos, alarm system et cetera
Dealing with all contractors, including managing budgets
Assisting housekeeper in the home as appropriate and working as a team

 

Driving - Regular day school runs ( 30 mins each way) , to and from evening dinner parties, airport runs ( 3 hours ) , and occasional London runs (2.5hours) boarding school runs fortnightly 1.5 hours)

Car maintenance, including cleaning, fuelling etc
Other vehicles ( horse lorry, van, quad) same. If you can drive a 7.5 tonne horse lorry that is a bonus!

This is a role suitable for a Couple who love animals, children and a rural lifestyle – it’s a varied role and the need for flexibility on duties and when days off are taken

It will be a mixture of working weekends and 2 days off in the week as well as opportunities to have weekends off and work Monday to Friday

 

It is essential both are required to drive and you will be required to look after the animals and security of the estate when the family are not in residence.


Accommodation – A separate furnished 1 bedroom annexe – sorry no pets

Salary -£50K - £55K Gross

Start Date – March 2020

 

 

 

 

 

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