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Live In Couple Job

Location UK, South West England, Stow on the Wold
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary From £60K Gross - £75K GPA
Job Number  94150
Created 05 August 2021

Live In Couple Job - Gloucestershire

An excellent Couple position has arisen in a beautiful, Cotswold village weekend / holiday home of approximately 8,000 square feet with tennis court and stables set in 2 acres of gardens and a further 6 acres of land. The family seek a couple who are self-motivated, pro-active and forward thinking. The duties can be divided according to skills and experience. The couple will be responsible for the day-to-day management and security of the property.

The family are looking for a Couple who will work Monday to Friday and have the house ready for their arrival along with some good home made family dishes for the weekend - You will not be required to work every weekend unless they are entertaining and require your help at weekends.

Main Duties:

Cooking: The family are looking for a good Family cook who will be able to prepare good family meals and shop for them so the house is fully stocked at weekends 

Cleaning:  Looking after an 8 bedroom property, you will be required to be hands on with cleaning, laundry and ironing, laying beds. Dealing with flowers, laying tables, clearing tables, afternoon tea trays, laying fires, Christmas decorations, taking and opening deliveries,

General House & Garden Maintenance: Within the property and general outbuildings, filling wood baskets, checking gas levels, liaising with contractors for yearly servicing of boilers, burglar alarms, chimneys, garden machinery/equipment etc. Overseeing house for any problems, signs of leaks, gutter clearing in autumn etc. Mowing formal lawns and fields, pruning, keeping all paths/driveways and ponds clean. Setting out garden furniture in the summer (some power washing required), keeping the all-weather tennis court maintained and clear, co-ordination with occasional outside contractors and with our gardener (3 days per week). Maintenance and cleaning of two onsite cars as well as the London car.

Occasional Duties:

Driving: Local errands (Butchers, food shopping etc), station runs, etc

Baby-sitting: Family has twin boys aged 5.5 years old

At certain times the job would involve the couple working together in the house and working as a team when the family entertain - You will occasionally be asked to serve drinks and canapes and to help serve at dinner parties.

If you are required to work at the weekends you will have days off in the week

Working Week

5 days per week - (Monday to Friday) Occasional weekend work will be required 

The family is in residence every other Christmas. The family travels away over Christmas or New Year (2-3 weeks), Easter (3-4 weeks) and Summer (July/August).

Accommodation:

New accommodation of 1,200 Sq Ft has just been built in the grounds, separate from the Main House and with a partially secluded south facing garden area. 1 bedroom with a larger living area (inc sofa-bed), dining area, bathroom, shower room and kitchen. Bills / Council tax / Internet paid.

You will have use of a Land Rover Defender 110.

Salary - £60K-£75K Gross per Annum depending on experience

Start Date - September/October Start 2021

Experience / Skills:

  • Fluent English speakers
  • The right to work in the UK – Family is looking for a min. 2/3 year commitment
  • Confident cook who enjoys cooking from fresh 
  • Previous Housekeeping / Cleaning experience of a large, busy house
  • Driving Licence ideally both but essential one is a driver
  • Computer literate and email user
  • You will have good general DIY and Garden maintenance skills and manage and maintain the house to a high standard

Personal Attributes:

  • Confident forward-thinking self-starters with a positive mental attitude
  • Enthusiastic, polite and respectful
  • Professional, high standards for themselves and others
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A love of children
  • Hardworking and flexible

Responsible Consultant - Hannah McKeown 

Job ID - 94150

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