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Live In Couple Job

Location UK, South East England, South Oxfordshire
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £55K + gross
Job Number  89524
Created 21 October 2020

Live In Couple Job, Oxfordshire


A great opportunity for a Couple to live and work in a stunning area of Oxfordshire and look after a family's weekend residence.

The property is an 8 bedroom Georgian Manor house which is the clients family home where they visit at weekends and holidays, they have 3 grown up children who also come and go. The family do like to entertain so the house can be very  busy at times however there is a lot of downtime when the family are in London. 

This role is suited for a an experienced Couple who are self starters and can manage their own time, you should take pride in looking after a home to a high standard and ensure the house is ready for the family and guests. 

As a Housekeeper you will be looking after fine art and antiques and ensure the house is kept immaculate. The Gardens are also very important to the family and require the Couple to have some knowledge of gardening as well as be passionate and take pride in maintaining the gardens. A full-time Handyman is employed who knows the house very well, you should be happy to work as part of team. 

The estate comprises a number of buildings:The Main house 8 bedrooms/7 BathroomsExternal guest lodging (including 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms)Staff Cottage 5 additional detached and semi-detached outbuildings (including squash court and plant room) 8 acres of grounds on the main property site include:3 LawnsA paddock (including a chicken coop)3 forecourtsHerbaceous bordersA swimming poolA vegetable gardenA greenhouseA sunken gardenA tennis courtOther outdoor space

Main Duties for the Couple:

Cleaning/Washing and Ironing 

Organising and doing deep cleans and wardrobe management

Simple family cooking 

Shopping for the household

Gardening to include maintaining the above

Swimming Pool and Tennis Court maintenance

Manage any contractors

Security of the estate 

Driving duties and care of vintage cars

Occasional care of the dog when required 

The family are looking for a Couple who have a proven record of  longevity within a private household ideally in a weekend or part-time residence. You should be good communicators, loyal and discrete.

Security is paramount and you will be expected to be on site at the property when the family are not in residence

Accommodation          Separate 3 bedroom cottage is provided - 1 small pet maybe considered 

Start date                      October/November 2020

Days                            5 days per week (2 days of in the week- unless the Principals are not in residence at the weekend)

Drivers                         Ideally Both to drive

Salary                           £55K+ Gross combined depending on experience,  

Consultant – Hannah Mckeown – Greycoat Lumleys job reference 89524

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