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Live in Couple Job

Location UK, East of England, Suffolk
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £60 - £70k gpa
Job Number  93017
Created 15 September 2021

Live in Couple Job, Suffolk

We have a fantastic opportunity for two experienced and professional couples to take care of a beautiful 8 bed private residence with two detached guest cottages in a beautiful rural location in Suffolk. There is also an outdoor pool, pool house and tennis court. This is the full time residence for the principals, and guests stay on average once a month. The property is situated within 50 acres of paddocks, lawns, and formal gardens. The ideal couples will have a strong private background working within a similar role and work to a very high standard. The clients are looking for a senior couple and a junior couple. 

The role will be suitable for a Couple who have experience working in a main residence and have excellent service and hospitality experience either private households or a military background

Duties to include but not limited to:

Housekeeper

  • Cleaning, laundry, ironing and shoe cleaning for principals and any house guests
  • Display cut flower arrangements from the gardens
  • Arrange dry cleaning
  • Take deliveries, messages
  • Oversee internal tradesmen
  • Meal planning with principal, shopping (mainly online) for groceries for principals and their guests
  • Occasional informal cooking for the principals and house guests
  • Assist with larger dinner parties and other events occasionally
  • Supervise ad-hoc cleaners

Property Manager

  • Oversee the Head Gardener and the two daily gardeners
  • Oversee security of the estate and act as first point of call for the alarm system
  • General property maintenance and DIY
  • Manage petty cash
  • Arrange and oversee tradesmen (incl. window cleaning, pool)
  • Occasionally drive principals to/from airport/station/restaurant/etc
  • Clean and generally look after vehicles, arrange repairs/servicing
  • Maintain stock of logs for open fires, lay/light/clear when necessary
  • Monitor household supplies and re-order

Start date: As soon as possible 

Working week: 4 days on and 4 days off  (working at a weekend you may not be required to work a full day but be on call)

Accommodation: Separate fully furnished accommodation, on site, all utilities included – (No pets or dependents - Non- smokers)

Driving: Both candidates must hold full clean driving licenses

Salary: £50 - £55k  Junior couple and £65K- £70k for the senior couple

Job reference number: 93017

Responsible consultant: Nicola Forster

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