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