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Europe & Overseas Couples
Gardener, handyperson, housekeeper
FLUENT ITALIAN & ENGLISH ESSENTIAL
Small rural property of approx 1 hectare, fully renovated in 2016 in the centre of Chianti Classico between Florence and Siena with stunning views requires a mature, self-sufficient couple who enjoy a quiet and peaceful rural lifestyle. Essential that you enjoy each other’s company and have outdoor hobbies to enjoy this position.
The main house comprises 4 bedrooms/bathrooms. The gardens are automatically irrigated and includes lawns and flower beds, with a small vegetable garden, which would benefit from a keen hobby gardener. External contractors are employed for more substantial garden maintenance. There is also a swimming pool with modern pool equipment which requires basic pool maintenance during the summer season. Basic DIY and property maintenance skills are also required. Duties are interchangeable, the couple must work well together, liaising with trades and contractors.
Partner to have excellent standards of housekeeping, cleaning and laundry, with a reasonable level of simple fresh cooking when the principals are in residence.
There are long periods when the owners are not in residence, so you must be self-sufficient and proactive.
The whole property has excellent internet connection, is fenced and secure and is protected by a modern alarm system. You should have reasonable IT skills, fluent Italian and English.
Self-contained, totally separate staff accommodation of approx 55 sqm also fully renovated in 2016, is provided with all utilities included. Fully airconditioned with reverse cycle air-conditioning and in floor heating as well as wood burning fireplace. New, high quality European appliances throughout. Light filled with large windows and beautiful views. Sorry no dependent children.
LOCAL SALARY CIRCA 2,000 Euros net per month.
This is a 6 day working week when the owners are in residence on average 5-6 hrs per day.
When not in residence the days and hours are much less providing the care of the house and gardens is maintained. DRIVERS WITH OWN CAR & NON SMOKERS ESSENTIAL (HU3446)
SOUTH OF FRANCE
EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC COUPLE
CHEF -HOUSE MANAGER & HOUSEKEEPER
Experienced, hands on domestic couple required to manage this large villa, a part time residence used by the principals, their extended families and guests for short periods throughout the year.
The principals are a High profile business couple who use the villa as their holiday home, but also let the villa occasionally to their guests.
As a couple you need to work closely together, offering an all round service to anyone in residence, from daily housekeeping to include cleaning, washing and ironing, cooking for both family and guests informal and formal dinner parties and front of house service, airport pickups, care of the swimming pool etc.
You will care for house maintenance, arrange contractors and repairs when needed and totally provision the household. Occasionally you may be asked to travel to another of the principal’s properties for holiday cover to the staff at the other home.
Salary £1,000 net per week, one bedroom apartment away from the main house and use of a car . Both must drive. Sorry no pets or dependants. ONE MUST SPEAK FRENCH asap start.
Previous experience in HNW household essential. (HU3435)
RESIDENTIAL DOMESTIC COUPLE
GARDENER- HANDYPERSON- HOUSEKEEPER-COOK
Small rural property in large gardens requires a mature, self-sufficient couple who enjoy a quiet and peaceful lifestyle. Essential that you enjoy each other’s company and have outdoor hobbies to enjoy as this can be an isolated location.
The gardens are primarily lawns, hedges, and flower beds, which needs care and maintenance from a keen hobby / amateur gardener. Basic DIY and property maintenance skills are also required, duties are interchangeable, and you can work closely together, liaising with trades and contractors.
Partner to have excellent standards of housekeeping, cleaning and laundry, with ideally a reasonable level of simple fresh family cooking.
There are long periods when the owners are not in residence, so you must be self-sufficient and proactive.
You should have good IT skills, fluent English and both must drive.
SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING UPON EXPERIENCE. Self-contained separate staff accommodation will be provided. Sorry no dependent children. (HU3426)
NORTH WEST LONDON
RESIDENTIAL HOUSE MANAGEMENT COUPLE
An experienced domestic couple are required to run and manage a large part residence home of International employers. The property is ten bedrooms and all associated services.
A very flexible, self sufficient couple with previous experience in the high-end private household industry is required, strong management experience is essential.
A small permanent staff are employed, but an additional team accompany the family when they travel to London. You must be capable of pulling together the team whenever the principals and guests are in residence. You will supervise all housekeeping, service, organisation of family dinners, events, and entertainment.
You will report to the London family office, have good computer skills and be capable of preparing finance reports, accounting, supervise building works and deal with all contractors. Although good management skills are essential, you must be able, willing, and prepared to be totally hands on when needed, working alongside the staff to ensure the highest of standards.
When the family are not in residence, you will work regular hours Monday to Friday, but during visits be prepared to work longer hours and days taking time back when the principals leave.
In addition, you will need to have a good level of fitness as the property is very large, with high energy and lots of enthusiasm. Fluent English essential. The position does not require a formal uniform but you must be well presented, well groomed and smart at all times.
SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE- SEPARATE ONE BEDROOM ACCOMMODATION WILL BE PROVIDED. Sorry no pets. ASAP Start. (HU3414)
SOUTH KENSINGTON – SW7
RESIDENTIAL DOMESTIC COUPLE
Housekeeper, mothers help, cook, driver, houseman.
Informal family with four school age boys ( 12-6yrs) require an adaptable, fun and energetic couple to join this large family home. The residence over four floors with 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms is the families’ main residence, however they go to their country home every weekend.
The position will require a couple who has excellent background in domestic service, staff stay with them very long term and it is essential that the couple show long term commitment and loyalty in long term positions.
Duties will encompass all day to day housekeeping, fresh healthy Mediterranean style family cooking, shopping, running errands, school runs, airport runs, care of the cars, fuelling, valeting – organising servicing, MOT etc.
There will also be some light property maintenance duties to complete the role. Duties are interchangeable, and the couple must work well together. There is one dog who needs to be walked daily. The children are all school age, have lots of energy and play football, tennis, swim etc so essential that you enjoy working in a family environment and enjoy being with children.
A daily cleaner is also employed.
TOP SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE – SELF CONTAINED ONE BEDROOM & BATHROOM WITH OWN ENTRANCE. ONE OF THE COUPLE MUST DRIVE, NON SMOKERS AND FLUENT ENGLISH ESSENTIAL. WEEKENDS OFF (HU3399)
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HOUSEKEEPER-HOUSEMAN- HOUSEHOLD MAINTENANCE- DRIVER
10 hrs per day – 5 day week which will include alternate weekend working.
A private family household are seeking to recruit a domestic couple to assist with the running of two properties for the Principal. Primary responsibility will involve daily cleaning and laundry tasks. You will also engage in maintenance tasks, driving and occasional table service. Exceptional attention to detail is required, the right candidates must be extremely well organized and able to adapt to last minute changes.
We are looking for a couple who are energetic and very practical. You will both need to be flexible and able to work long hours during busy periods. You will both have a strong character and good communication skills. You must both be trustworthy and able to demonstrate that you can handle confidential information appropriately.
Duties will incorporate cleaning and laundry, household maintenance and inhouse technology care of sound systems, heating and lighting. Driving luggage to the airport and running errands into Central London.
SALARY £55,000 Gross per annum depending on experience. EU Passport and driving license essential. Food provided on duty and simple uniform will be provided. Previous high end hotel experience a big plus. Accommodation will be available. (HU3422)
ARMAGH - NORTHERN IRELAND
Belfast – 1hr drive Dublin 1.5 hr drive
EXPERIENCED GARDENER -HANDYPERSON & HOUSEKEEPER
An enthusiastic couple is required to join this informal family with a large estate in Co Armagh. The property is a modern four-bedroom residence, open plan and contemporary in design. The family of 5 includes 3 grown up children who live away from home but visit occasionally. There are 4 dogs and 2 cats so animal friendly is essential.
The housekeeper will have an eye for detail, have good cleaning and laundry skills and be happy to assist in the kitchen with simple food preparation occasionally. Simple family style dishes (casseroles, shepherd’s pie etc) which can be prepared and left in the oven.
The gardens are in the development stage, there are 2 walled gardens approx. 1 acre each, with large areas of lawns and shrubs, with pathways, hedges and lots of mowing. A horticulturist is not essential, but a keen hobby gardener who would like to develop a vegetable patch, borders and work with the owners to restore the gardens. The housekeeper would be very welcome to spend some time in the gardens too.
In addition, you will be required to bring in logs, lay fires, manage minor repairs and care for the garden machinery. All equipment is available which includes ride on mowers, quad bike and trailer, hedge cutters and tools of all types. Additional grounds maintenance support is available from the family farm which runs separately on the estate. One of the couple must drive and be willing to do occasional airport runs and errands.
Salary Negotiable depending on experience. Self-contained 2 bedroom Gate House with its own garden and orchard. 2 days off per week Sunday and Monday. Pets welcome and an older child considered. (HU3430)
HOUSEKEEPER-FAMILY COOK- DRIVER-HOUSEMAN
Experienced domestic couple required for an International family of 5 which includes 3 teenage children. The principals mainly reside in Hong Kong and use the property when present in the UK. The children however are all at boarding school in UK and visit on exeat weekends.
This is a part time residence property--a Grade 1 listed residence in an exclusive area of Bath. The property has completed a major refurbishment to extremely high standards. Therefore attention to detail is essential with top levels of housekeeping and laundry, care of fabrics and special finishes.
Other duties will include ability to cook to a good family level, not events.
Confident service for smaller events.
Good level of front of house.
Basic gardening skills to maintain a very small garden and patio area, although external contractors are employed.
Driving to include local school runs and airport runs.
Oversee the care of the children when in residence.
Basic house management – dealing with petty cash and liaison with management Company.
The vacancy offers a good Negotiable salary and newly refurbished staff accommodation. 1 bed room basement flat with en-suite bathroom. Living room. Separate entrance and good kitchen. All utilities paid. Driver essential.
This is a 5 day week, with weekend working. Flexibility will be necessary when the client is in residence, when longer working hours will be required. ASAP Start. (HU3168)
HOUSEKEEPER & GARDENER/HANDYMAN/SECURITY
Current couple of five years will shortly be leaving to work for other members of the family, which leaves a vacancy for an experienced couple who will oversee and care for this large country residence in Rural Warwickshire close to Coventry.
The house is homely but large with lovely gardens but not formal. The perfect couple will be good team players, have a good sense of humour, plenty of energy, be flexible and have at least one domestic position behind them.
The owners are a young couple with two children aged 4.5 and 2 years old. There is already a nanny but occasional evening babysitting and emergency childcare may be required. They like to entertain and often have friends and family coming to stay at weekends. Although this is a shooting estate, the shoots are mostly private with a few corporate lunches for which caterers are employed. There might be occasions where help with these are needed.
The housekeeper will have the support of 2 dailies, one who comes in 5 mornings and one who is in 5 whole days. One has been with the family for 15 years plus and will work closely with the new couple. The house is informal and will include the usual housekeeping tasks – cleaning, ironing, occasionally assisting in the kitchen (usually only breakfasts at weekends when the house is full) and informal table service.
Partner should be a good maintenance gardener, mowing, edging, pruning weeding etc., with good handyman skills for indoor maintenance and be able to care for the cars and swimming pool and be willing to assist indoors as and when required. There will be some small in house projects planned and therefore useful if you have ability to manage the project and oversee the contractors.
During the times the family are away, security and general caretaking of this property are important and a willingness to feed and care for the dogs essential.
Salary in the region of £750 npw. Accommodation is a 3 bedroom flat ( currently unfurnished but flexible ) at the top of the house with stair and lift access, 2 days off per week, usually weekends but must be flexible for occasional cover. Strictly Non Smokers essential. Holidays 23 days plus bank holidays. If any weekend and bank holidays are worked time off will be given in lieu. Well behaved dog welcome. Ideally both to drive, staff car available for work use. (HU2590)
HOUSEKEEPER -Full Time or 4 days per week
MAINTENANCE GARDENER /HANDYMAN /DRIVER – Full Time
Active, flexible, country loving couple required for large family home- a six bedroom, six bathroom property which is kept to immaculate standards.
The housekeeper will be required to run and manage this beautiful home on a day to day basis, which includes all hands on general household cleaning to a high standard, this will include the polishing and care of antique furniture, polishing silver and family laundry, shopping and assisting with meal preparation, although no actual cooking is required. You will need to be organised, efficient and enjoy country life.
Partner will be required to care for 6 acres of grounds which includes pasture, lawns and a small copse. You will need to be able to drive a tractor and use machinery to top the paddocks etc. In addition you should have good handyman skills and be able to perform most DIY duties, care for the outdoor swimming pool and deal with fence repairs. You will also care for the cars and be willing occasionally to undertake airport runs and station pick ups.
A good sense of humour and a genuine love of dogs is essential.
Salary negotiable. Gross per annum. Lovely 2 bedroom furnished cottage, no dependant children or cats, but a well behaved dog may be considered.
Time off each week is negotiable, but ideally 2 days mid-week-but half days may be taken at weekends from time to time. The house is busier at weekends than during the week as 2 grandchildren visit regularly.
This is a long term position, requiring commitment and flexibility.(HU2395)
OXFORDSHIRE (5 miles South East of Oxford)
HOUSEKEEPER -COOK- DRIVER
GROUNDS & HANDYPERSON, ASST GARDENER- DRIVER- SECURITY
With travel to London house 1 day each week
Approx 40-45 hrs per week- Five days 9-5/6pm
Experienced, self-sufficient, very flexible housekeeper is required for large family country house in Rural Oxfordshire. The role requires the housekeeper to work 4 days per week on the country estate near Oxford and 1 day per week in the London residence,
You will need to be a self-starter, very well organised and capable of planning and organising your own workload with ability to organise additional cleaning help when required to manage the workload in both residences, maintaining very high standards of cleanliness and presentation. Both properties are large and hence you will need to be fit and healthy.
The principals are based in London during the week and use the country house at weekends, they work from home and are mostly unavailable to supervise the running of the household due to their own work commitments. Essentially the principals would like to arrive in both places with the house looking immaculate, flowers in situ (usually arranged by the garden team), food in the fridge. Attention to detail is paramount and so you must be flexible, hands on in cleaning, used to fine fabrics and wardrobe management, laundry and good family cooking. Laundry of bed linens and shirts can go out to laundry services, but this all needs to be arranged and organised.
The children are at full time boarding school and university but are home for holidays. Most of the summer the family are away.
Cooking is at family level, fresh and healthy dishes that can be prepared and left to be heated. Dinner party cooking is not essential but very useful.
The principals are likely to entertain in London 1 evening per month, either a drinks or dinner party and you will be required to assist on these occasions. Overnight accommodation provided.
One weekend per month (if they have a country house party), you will be required to work and take 2 days off in lieu.
Partner to work as groundsman and assistant gardener, the property is Grade 11 listed in approx. 11 acres of formal and informal gardens. The estate is managed by a very experienced head gardener, your duties will include grass cutting, strimming, hedge trimming, garden machinery maintenance, pond and pool maintenance, care of spring and summer planting, border maintenance and renovations. You will need to have previous experience driving a tractor, ride on mower, use of a chain saw and large pieces of garden equipment ie strimmers and hedge cutters.
In addition you will be required to assist the housekeeper with internal high level cleaning, laying fires, care for fire places and attend to any in house minor repairs as required.
SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE- FULL CLEAN DRIVING LICENCE ESSENTIAL. Basic computer skills and fluent English is required. In the short term, one bedroom apartment will be available currently being renovated, with open plan sitting/dining/kitchen area and separate bathroom/utility room. In the future a 2 bedroom will become available. ASAP Start.
Single Gardeners House Managers/Butlers/Caretakers