United States Couples
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Europe & Overseas Couples
ST MORITZ -SWITZERLAND
LAUNDRESS/VALET -FRONT OF HOUSE SERVICE.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE/ DIY - DRIVER, IT SKILLED
The property is owner-occupied and consists of 35,000sq ft. 7-floor main house, an 8-bedroom guest chalet next door and 2 apartments in the nearby town. The entire property is high-specification with sophisticated technology throughout. The property has its own plant-room on site and there is a large spa, gym and indoor swimming pool. There is also a bowling alley. Each guest room has an iPad. The owners have a large collection of cars, including vintage vehicles, which will need to be maintained. Other duties include snow-clearing, maintenance of the driveway/private road, grass cutting and maintenance of the exterior pipes and drains. Property is air-conditioned and the heating and air-conditioning system are also to be maintained.
Partner should have extensive knowledge in wardrobe management with valet and good laundry skills, ability to care for fine fabrics, packing, unpacking too. Front of house, table service and butler type duties are all part of the role.
There is a 3-year old Labrador dog, which you would also be tasked with caring for.
Finally, candidates must be active and have plenty of positive energy, you will work along the current team, who are the Head of Services, Head of Facilities and household chef and housekeeping team. Candidates may be required to do minor driving duties from time to time.
Ideally suited to a couple who have worked on-board luxury yachts, such as Chief Stewardess and Engineer, or a couple with very strong 5-star hotel experience.
Top Salary Negotiable depending on experience – accommodation will be provided according to the needs of the couple. Fluent English essential with Italian and /or French a plus. Both to drive.
Please note this is a permanent position and NOT seasonal. (HU3079B)
HIGH ST KENSINGTON W8 COUPLE - HOUSEKEEPER, DRIVER, HOUSEMAN, SECURITY
Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm – Longer hours and days when family are in residence.
Newly created position for a fully renovated high spec “smart” modern residence, close to High Street Kensington tube station. The property is 5-storey, 7 bedrooms and is the part-time residence of Overseas employers with 2 children ages 9 and 7yrs. The family may in the future spend more time in London.
This is a relaxed informal family home but requires a hands-on couple who are self-assured, with previous household experience. The couple will work closely together, handling all duties within the household from general housekeeping –cleaning- washing and ironing – shopping- running errands, occasional family cooking and airport runs. Ideally you will have previous experience of a high-tech environment, have a good understanding of smart systems and be able to deal with the external contractors and suppliers. You will be expected to organise any additional staff for special occasions i.e. drinks party or a dinner when the principals are in London. Fluent English essential.
Salary Negotiable depending upon experience, Brand new suite, double bedroom, en-suite bathroom and staff kitchen on lower ground floor (own access) and 2 days off per week. Start date ASAP. (HU2924)
LONDON SW7 - HOUSEKEEPING COUPLE
Experienced housekeeping couple required for large formal house in Central London. The owners are a mature Asian business couple who travel frequently and you will therefore need to oversee security of the property. You may on occasion be asked to travel with the principals.
Duties will include the day to day cleaning of a 3-storey home, washing and ironing to a high standard, caring for the wardrobes, cleaning shoes, running errands, preparing guest rooms, arranging flowers, and serving at table.
One of the couple should be able to cook and prepare occasional light simple meals when the principals are in residence, but outside catering staff are brought in- when there is a dinner party. Asian style cooking is preferred.
One of the couple must hold a clean driving licence, not a major part of the role but as back up to the chauffeur already employed. You must be willing to assist with the care for the cars and assist with minor garden maintenance i.e. sweeping, tidying, weeding, watering pots and caring for the patio areas.
Immaculate and well-presented with a good level of spoken English is essential.
Previous experience in domestic service essential Days off each week are flexible depending on the principals’ schedules, so the couple must be happy to change days off as required. There may also be occasional travel to the owner’s Country estate and a property Overseas. This is a uniformed position.
Excellent salary and separate one-bed accommodation provided for experienced couple. (HU3067)
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ARLESFORD – HAMPSHIRE
Housekeeper and mothers help, houseman, handyperson, driver.
Lovely vacancy for a couple to work alongside the house manager/butler at this beautiful residence in Hampshire. The property is the weekend home of an Asian family with four school age children. A nanny is employed, but ideally you will enjoy working with children and be willing to assist with child care duties as and when necessary. This is a very happy family home, but does require high standards and great attention to detail. Uniforms are provided.
Duties will include cleaning, laundry, general house maintenance and babysitting.
Ideally you will have simple table service skills and be able to adapt from quiet to very busy periods when there are numerous family and guests. Primarily this is a Monday to Friday role, with weekends off, but very occasionally you may be asked to work a weekend to cover holidays.
One of the couple should drive and have the ability to take care of numerous cars and occasionally drive to the family home in London. You should be willing to help with shopping and errands occasionally. A chef is employed and a housekeeper for weekend cover.
Salary in the region of £48,000 Gross per annum depending on experience--lovely self contained 2 bedroom cottage and weekends off. A happy and calm personality with good spoken English is essential. (HU2299)
COUPLE - Dorset
Maintenance Gardener, Handyperson, Driver
Our client requires an experienced couple to replace the current couple who will soon retire after 37 years. Working at a beautiful property set in rural Dorset. This is a large home with 10 bedrooms and 2 reception rooms.
The housekeeper / cook will be responsible for housekeeping duties, cleaning to a high standard and will need to be a confident cook. You will be required to shop and provision, run errands and have excellent organisational skills.
The gardener / handyman should have a keen interest in the garden and grounds, but need not be an expert gardener. Duties will include lawn mowing, care and maintenance, strimming, trimming and swimming pool maintenance, etc.
Our client is overall looking for a couple who are flexible and are animal lovers as the client has a dog and a cat.
There will be some occasional driving, running errands and general security of the property when the family are away.
Both must drive and you should have your own car as the house in a rural village location.
Working week will be flexible and you must be prepared to work weekends when needed.
Hours are 8am to 4pm. Salary is negotiable.
Accommodation is included – a large one bedroom flat with garden which is separate from the main house. (HU3132)
HANDS ON HOUSEMANAGEMENT COUPLE
To include, house management housekeeping, cooking, driving and security.
Newly created position for a stunning country house estate in the Chilterns. The owners are an International couple with other residence abroad. The estate of 500 acres will host 5-6 small private shoots per annum.
The couple will manage the interior of the residence and cover all general housekeeping tasks, to include, cleaning, laundry, cooking for the family, serving and meeting and greeting guests.
Also responsible for the administration and day to day managing the house and security, responsible for internal repairs and maintenance and overseeing contractors. Shopping, provisioning and general ad hoc errands etc.
Occasional driving and vehicle care all part of the role.
There are several gardeners and additional estate staff on the property.
Salary negotiable depending on experience, 2 days off per week – flexible 5 day week approx. Lovely 2 bedroom cottage provided with private garden. Ideally both to drive and Fluent English, Non Smokers essential. (HU3119)
Nr.THAME – OXFORD/BUCKS BORDER.
MAINTENANCE GARDENER. HANDYPERSON, DRIVER – FULL-TIME Average 40 hrs.
HOUSEKEEPER (No cooking) PART-TIME 20 hrs PER WEEK
Family of five with one child at Uni and the youngest at boarding school will require a new couple in early 2018 as their current couple of 12 years retire. Looking to employ another long-term couple who become part of the family, who are flexible and will take care of the security of the property when the family are away.
The property is an eight-bedroom manor house with extended grounds in a rural location, this is a family home with 2 dogs (Labs) and chickens.
The housekeeper will take care of the interior, cleaning, laundry and be responsible for the organisation and servicing of household appliances, organising window cleaning, purchase household supplies. There is no cooking. An average of 20 hrs per week, with flexibility if the children are home.
The gardener and handyperson should have an enthusiastic interest in the garden and grounds, but need not be an expert gardener. Duties include lawn-mowing using tractor and large mower, care and maintenance of herbaceous borders, field and border strimming and trimming, edging and basic tree maintenance. There is an outdoor swimming-pool and hard-core tennis court to maintain but external contractors are available for specialist tasks. Indoor and outdoor property maintenance, painting, minor repairs when needed.
This family are very hands-on in all areas, madam enjoys gardening and the children are encouraged to help with tasks around the house and gardens too.
Other duties will include walking and feeding the dogs, kennel maintenance and caring for the chickens. There will be some occasional driving to the airport, running errands and general security of the property when the family are away.
Both must drive and ideally have your own car. Well behaved dog welcome.
Salary Negotiable – accommodation is a 2-bedroom stable conversion, all on one level, currently unfurnished but negotiable if you do not have/want to bring your own. (HU3111)
NR HENLEY ON THAMES – BERKSHIRE
Hands on House Management Couple
Experienced couple required to run a recently refurbished principal residence to a 5-star standard. Other ancillary staff are also employed. You will both need to have initiative, be highly organised, efficient and confident in all aspects of managing the operations of a reasonable sized family home which includes a principal house and secondary guest house. You will need to be able to recruit and manage secondary part-time staff and will need to have an understanding of running a home maintained to a very high standard.
The owners travel frequently and need to have full confidence the home will be secure and well-run in their absence. They are open to the role being either live-in or live-out; however, when the owners are travelling, the role would require looking after the resident cat and small dog.
· Running the house including the organisation and implementation of systems.
· Generally running the house to a five-star hotel standard.
· Hands-on cleaning, washing and ironing.
· Buying and arranging flowers.
· Keeping detailed and accurate records, accounts, house-inventory and consumables lists.
· Writing and maintaining a house operations book listing all details of the day-to-day requirements and operating procedures of the property.
· Liaising with contractors, other internal staff and tradespeople regarding maintenance and general works to the property.
· Recruiting and managing any ancillary staff required for the general running of the property.
· Carrying out provisioning, general shopping and other errands (including online shopping).
· Ideally, cooking for the couple on an occasional basis (this is not essential)
· Preparing and serving snacks and drinks throughout the day when required.
· Helping with a small dog and cat (to include an element of house and pet sitting when principals are away).
· Assisting with occasional entertaining requirements
The residence is large, on four levels, so a degree of fitness is required.
Non-smokers and, ideally, both should drive.
Salary circa £50,000 Gross and accommodation will be provided off-site.
Some weekend working will be required. (HU3084)
NR BANBURY -OXFORDSHIRE
HOUSEKEEPER PT 25 hrs
GARDENER-HANDYPERSON-DRIVER 40 HRS
A well-organised, flexible couple required for a Family of five which includes 3 children, 4yrs, 2yrs and 1yr. Father works in London and occasionally from home and travels one week every month.
Mum is extremely hands-on with the children and a part-time nanny is employed, but you must be happy to assist when needed with a school-run or just keeping an eye on the children if mum or nanny needs some help.
This is a large 10-bedroom country property, but only four bedrooms are in regular use: a busy family home with small children and dogs. The housekeeper will be required to perform day-to-day housekeeping duties i.e. cleaning, lots of laundry and ideally be capable of preparing an occasional simple children’s lunch or tea.
Partner to work as the gardener and handyperson. There are 18 acres, with paddocks, lawns, some formal beds, and a kitchen garden which needs to be developed, so ideally a knowledgeable and keen gardener to include planting and growing vegetables and general mowing, strimming, etc. as well as caring for the cars. There is a swimming pool and a tennis court to maintain. If time allows, then any indoor assistance to the housekeeper with high-level cleaning etc. can be scheduled into the weekly planning meeting.
There will be occasional driving duties, i.e. airport runs, errands and shopping, as and when needed.
You will both need to have a current driving licence and be willing to be flexible as no two days will be the same.
Salary £41,500 Gross per annum. Self-contained 2-bedroom cottage will be available
Usually weekends off but ideally flexible to work one weekend per month.
Car available for work use. (HU3072)
HOUSEKEEPER/ COOK AND /DRIVER/HOUSEMAN/FRONT OF HOUSE
Beautiful country estate between Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket with easy access to Cambridge and London. A busy household just outside Newmarket is looking for a flexible couple to work in their family home. The house has busy times and quiet times, due to varying entertaining schedules, so the clients are looking for a couple who can be flexible in their working week, including working on some weekends.
As a Housekeeper you will be responsible for the upkeep of the house and maintain the household to a high standard. Simple family cooking also required. As Driver/Houseman you will be required to drive the Principals on trips to the airports and running errands. Duties will also include handyman and caretaking duties as well as helping to look after dogs.
When the Principals are in residence, one of you should be able to act as a Butler for mainly informal occasions, but also occasionally at formal events. Front of house and good service skills are thus essential. The other must be able to cook family style meals to a good standard as well as being able to prepare informal dinner parties for small numbers.
The family have 4 boys from 17 to 26 years, who spend varying degrees of time at the home, so this period can be busy. There is a 3 year old at home and you will need to be happy to act as a Mother’s help, supervise the child’s teas and assist where needed.
There is a team of Gardeners who look after the grounds, so there are no gardening duties involved, however you should be able to work effectively as part of a team and interact well with all team members who work and live on the estate.
This role will suit a Couple who work well together and happily work in a busy family home and muck in where required, as well being able to work to a slower pace when its quieter. The family travel during the school holidays.
Duties will include but are not limited to:
• Hands on cleaning, laundry and ironing
• Family Cooking and small dinner parties – shopping for the household
• Serve at a table when the family entertain
• Front of house duties to meet and greet
• Driving duties to school runs, airport runs, occasional trips to London and running errands locally
• Care of dogs and other animals
• Being on site for security of the house
• Looking after children
• Butler duties to serve at table when the family entertain
• Front of house duties to meet and greet
• General Household maintenance
• Helping with housekeeper duties in the house
• Looking after the cellars
• Driving duties to include school runs, airport runs.
• Keeping the cars in very good condition including organising services, MOTs etc.
• Helping on the farm occasionally
• Maintaining the swimming pool
• Care of dogs and other animals
• Being on site for security of the house
Self-contained cottage available together with an excellent salary and 2 days off each week. (HU2715)