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Domestic Caretaker Couple Live-In, Surrey UK

Job title:                    Domestic Couple

Location:                   Surrey

Job Type:                  Domestic Couple, Handyman, Gardner, Driver, Housekeeper, Cook,  

Position Type:           Permanent

Salary:                      £ 50 000 - 60 000

Job Ref:                    # 076

Job Created:            10 April 2015

Start Date:                May- September 2015

End Date:                   ----------



Employer profile:     Family with four children [aged 2 – 13 years] living in London. Require a couple for a countryside house. Used at weekends, during school holidays, weekdays from time to time.  Set in 20 acres.  Consists of Main house, Barn with horses and outer buildings. Accommodation provided for staff.



  • Couple to work as Housekeeper and Houseman / Handyman / Gardener / Animal / Horse stable / Driver (must be both drivers)

  • With Country Private House experience [excellent references required]

  • Good English language skills spoken and reading; fair written (not needed as mother tongue)

  • Those who have proactively chosen to live and work in the country, who enjoy the country and outdoor lifestyle


Both roles:

  • Working days and hours:  Will inevitably vary according to the employer’s domestic needs.  

  • As needed +/- 40 hours a week and weekend full days.

  • Annual paid holiday: Four (4) weeks, to be taken two (2) weeks at a time usually, unless mutually agreed in advance


Role content – Housekeeper/ Cook/ Accounts/ Baby-Sitting:

  • Housekeeping general

  • Requires someone energetic, committed to and meticulous about the fine maintenance of a property.  Size of property: Main house: 750 m2, 3 floors including basement, approx. 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms.


  • Cooking [When family staying] Daily dinner for the children and family.  Modern European / International cuisine, by majority. Supporting the employer in preparation of garden parties, dinner parties and general celebrations; serving and clearing etc

  • Laundry: Will include hand washing and care of delicate and valuable fabrics [home fabrics, silks, cashmere]

  • Basic book-keeping

  • Maintaining a simple schedule of household expenditure on shopping and incidentals etc

  • Submitting expenses and receipts at month end

  • Occasional babysitting may be required.

Role content – Houseman/ Handyman/ Gardener/ Animal Care / Driver:

  • Requires someone fit and energetic

  • General maintenance of the overall property site [individual outbuildings, plus grounds]

  • Enjoyment of gardening and care of grounds vegetable garden/flower garden; Able to operate simple outdoor equipment and machinery, such as for mowing large lawns and fields

  • Comfortable with basic care of, feeding and tending to animals, such as horses, rabbits and chickens [cleaning out stables, hutches, checking food and water, monitoring health, calling Vets if / when necessary, administering basic medication if / when needed, handling for short periods such as when cleaning hutches]

  • Driving for general household errands (e.g. drive children in London when necessary), train station and airport transfers [Use of a car will be provided.  Full, clean, UK driving license required]

Other information:

  • No swimming pool or tennis courts.  So maintenance experience of these not required

  • Household intends to have some horses, chickens and rabbits.

  • Accommodation:

  • In newly constructed and decorated outbuilding on property site.  Own private entrance

  • Consists of one (2) bedrooms outbuilding with 1 bathroom plus separate living/dining area with kitchen

  • Flat will be furnished with basic furniture [new double bed, sofa, dining table and chairs].  Staff to provide own bed linen, towels etc

 Salary and package:

  • Commensurate with skills, role fit and experience

  • Salary paid weekly or monthly, net of taxes and NI

  • Salary includes free accommodation, utilities [electricity, gas], local charges [Council Tax]

  • Bank holidays, if worked, paid double and time given in lieu

  • Sickness pay: No contractual entitlement, but at discretion of employer

  • Pension: No contractual provision

  • Uniforms: Paid for by employer

Email Us at Quoting Ref # 076

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