The estate consists of two properties, the main residence and the guest house/office. They also have 2 pools and a garden. You will be responsible for the daily chores and maintenance/upkeep of the property as well as assisting their guests where needed. They have busy schedules, so PA duties will be involved too.
Responsibilities to split between you
Salary: Flexible for the right couple
Accommodation: Separate entrance basement apartment
Hours: Full flexibility required 5 – 6 days a week
Start Date: Jan 2019
Between you, you will be responsible for the cleaning, cooking, driving, general house care, and maintenance. You will assist the gardeners, help out at events/parties/shoots and organize contractors. Your role is to manage the property.
The family of three (plus the four eldest children who visit occasionally) are fairly informal and are really looking for a couple who can manage the property while working as a team with the various gardeners and contractors on the property.
Accommodation: 1-bedroom property on grounds
Start Date: as soon as available
Hours: 5 days per week around 40 hrs (flexible with days/hours)
Salary: £55,000 – £60,000 DOE
The family live here on a full-time basis along with their, three dogs, cats, chickens, and various other pets so it is essential that you are an animal lover. It is a very relaxed and informal household, so they are looking for a couple who can fit in with the family and join in where needed.
You will be looking after a seven-bedroom house, gardens, tennis court and pool so prior experience in a similar household is desirable. You will be provided with a lovely two-bed cottage on the grounds.
A typical weekend will consist of collecting the family on Friday followed by a light supper and then 3 meals and housekeeping on Saturday and Sunday (Sunday evening meal will be prepared and packed in advance and taken home with them). On Fridays a cleaner comes in so during the week your main cleaning duties will involve laundry and cooking along with tending to the vegetable garden.
The main garden is also a very high priority, it is 7 acres in total however only 3.5 acres of it is formal garden. They are looking for someone who can manage this completely and won’t need to ask questions all the time – you must be able to use your initiative and have experience and good knowledge.