This is a role which is very varied and requires a lot of flexibility day to day. Working hours will usually be 0730 –1930 although additional hours may be required under special circumstances. The main responsibilities will be based in a large property in Totteridge, North London, although overnight babysitting at the other property in Hampstead may be required (The family have 4 children ranging from 7 – 16) along with running errands between the properties. The family usually spend Mon – Fri in Hampstead, and the weekends in Totteridge, so the working week is spent “resetting” the house, looking after the animals and running various errands for the family if needed. The end of the week is spent getting the house ready for the family’s arrival on a Friday after school/work.
There is a full-time chef employed, so minimal cooking will be required, however, the candidate must be happy and able to prepare simple meals if required. Full-time gardeners are also employed to manage the grounds, though there will be some overlap with duties. There is also a part-time cleaner employed 3 days a week to assist with the upkeep of the house.
Full training will be given, and candidates will be assisted by the Facilities Manager who is usually based at the property Mon – Fri. Flexibility and discretion are absolutely key, visibility is kept to a minimum if possible, and candidates must have a strong “can do” attitude, willing to help in anything that comes up and work as a team. Technological knowledge/understanding is helpful, with candidates being able to understand the workings of the property/AV systems/intercoms etc when shown them.
Accommodation will take the form of a 1 bed flat with own kitchen, and living room. Cars are provided if necessary. It is essential that at least one candidate can drive, preferably both.
Start Date – ASAP
Package – Competitive Salary + Separate Accommodation
Live-in couple required for a busy family home in River near Petworth, West Sussex, the family have 3 daughters all of whom are grown up but who visit often. You will be looking after a 7-bedroom house, gardens, tennis court, pool and stables.
They family have 3 dogs and some sheep, which you will be required to help look after as well as care for them in the family’s absence. This position is suitable for a couple who enjoy the variety of different duties in a household and mucking in where required including having responsibility of the security of the house when the family are away.
You will work 5 days per week, your days off will be during the week. You must therefore be happy to work most weekends. It is essential that you can both drive.
Start Date – Jan 18
Package – Accommodation (1-bedroom separate cottage) & Competitive Salary