Job title: Domestic Couple
Job Type: Domestic Couple, Handyman, Gardner, Driver, Housekeeper, Cook,
Position Type: Permanent
Salary: Depending on previous skills & experience
Job Ref: # 076
Job Created: 10 April 2016
Start Date: May- September 2016
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
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:
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]
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]
No swimming pool or tennis courts. So maintenance experience of these not required
Household intends to have some horses, chickens and rabbits.
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
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