Live In Couple Job

Location UK
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £50,000-£55,000 GPA
Job Number  54576
Created 06 September 2019

Live In Couple Job - Gardener, Handyman and Housekeeper/Cook

 

The family – A family of 5 with 3 young children aged 2-7 years old. They have long term staff who have been with them for 8 years and who are now retiring.

 

Location – A weekend residence for the family in the beautiful rural countryside of Surrey, the property is 6 bedrooms that sits in approx 5 acres of gardens with an indoor swimming pool, tennis court and some outbuildings.

 

The family tend to use the house most weekends from Friday – Sunday, in the school holidays they can be in residence for 1-2 weeks at times.

They often are at the house as a family of 5, they have friends and family who visit at weekends for lunch or an evening meal. A nanny often travels with them at the weekends

 

Working Week – 5 day week The Couple will be required to work weekends and have days off on Tuesday and Wednesday’s. You will be required to be flexible when the family are there during the holidays to when the days off are taken

 

Accommodation – A 2 bedroom Cottage with its own private garden – well behaved pets welcome

 

Salary - £52K -£56K gross combined


Start – November/December

 

Housekeeper Cook Role – You should be an experienced Housekeeper who has worked in a private household before who uses their initiative to run a large country home and manage their own time.

 

  • Ensuring the household is ready for the families arrival each weekend and keeping the house maintained to high standard

  • Hands on with cleaning, washing and ironing

  • Shopping for the household, including grocery and household items

  • Cooking family meals when they are in residence and being confident to cook for guests

 

Gardener/ Handyman Role – You should have experience working in gardens and ideally some good knowledge of gardening and planting.

 

  • You will maintain approx 5 acres of garden, carrying out all garden maintenance duties including lawn mowing, hedge cutting and strimming, chopping wood

  • Maintaining plant beds and flowers and ensuring the garden is kept tidy and presentable

  • Tennis Court maintenance

  • Looking after the indoor swimming pool

  • Maintenance jobs around the house and estate/outbuildings, dealing with contractors where required

  • Occasional driving duties at the weekend, local errands and pick ups

  • Helping partner in the house when needed

 

Ideally both should be drivers as a rural location however it’s essential one is a driver

 

 

Responsible Consultant – Hannah Mckeown Job ID - 54576

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