Domestic Couple-Housekeeper, Family Cook, Gardener, Handy-Person

2020-09-01 16:41:282020-11-30County Couples
Job TypePermanent Full Time
LocationNorth Oxfordshire
AreaOxfordshire, EnglandOxfordshireEnglandNorth Oxfordshire
SectorCouples - GardenerCouples - HousekeeperCouples - DriverCouples - CookCouples - Handy-Person
SalaryNegotiable based on experience
Start Date
Job RefCC2395
Job Views319
Daily working hours 9am to 5pm

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 fresh family cooking.
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. There are 2 herbaceous borders, roses, hedges to trim and pruning. A horticulturist is not required, but a good maintenance/ hobby gardener who loves to maintain and keep the gardens neat and tidy. You will need to be able to drive a tractor and use machinery to top the paddocks etc.  In addition, you should have good DIY skills, 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 pickups.
A good sense of humour and a genuine love of dogs is essential. The family have a young Labrador who is exercised at both ends of the working day, one-hour morning and evening, this task can be shared between the couple.
Salary Negotiable depending on experience. Lovely 2 bedroom furnished cottage, no dependent children, or cats, but a well-behaved dog may be considered.
2 days off each week usually Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 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. Fluent English and ideally both to drive. Minimum 5 yrs experience in a domestic Country position preferred (CC2395)
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