Household Staff

Live-in Domestic Couple - Surrey

A young family of four with two young children at nursery age are looking for a couple to support the family hopefully for many years to come.

They are looking for a kind, respectful, flexible and hard working duo that takes great pride in their profession.

Key Combined Responsibilities:

  • keep property tidy and secure when principles are not at home
  • take care of animals (chicken and dogs) when principals are there and when they are out
  • handle deliveries and oversee other staff such as cleaner and other occasional tradesmen
  • be flexible as the requirements on their roles may change (i.e. children getting older and us needing less childcare but more housekeeping support)

Nanny/ Housekeeper:

  • Childcare Duties: looking after the two children (1y 3m, 3 years) during the day when they are not at nursery or school, babysitting two nights a week, looking after the children half a day at the weekend every weekend, drop offs and pick ups with car, arranging play dates and activities when they are home, assist with or carry out alone bath time and bedtime, changing nappies, feeding and cooking for the kids, tidying up with and after the children
  • Housekeeping Duties: cooking family meals (not every day, batch cook), laundry for the family, ironing and arranging the wardrobe, restocking the home, running errands, taking the bins out, light cleaning like sweeping, hovering and mopping when necessary, cleaning the kitchen surfaces and fridge (there will be a weekly cleaning service)
  • Occasionally assistance with meet and greet, food prep, drinks pouring, food serving and other hospitality related efforts

Gardener/ Handyman:

  • Estate maintenance (machinery, equipment, fencing, irrigation), vegetable and fruit cultivation, mowing etc.
  • Responsible for the management and maintenance of the Estates property, mechanical/electrical/plumbing/media and physical assets (main house, guest cottage, pool houses, green houses, swimming pool, tennis court, gates and security cameras and systems)
  • Responsible for lawns, garden/herb area and patios around house
  • Arrange and oversee tradesmen (incl. window cleaning, pool, tennis court)
  • Oversee security of the estate particularly when principals are absent
  • Occasionally drive principals and their guests to/from station/restaurant/airport/etc
  • Clean and generally look after cars, arrange repairs/servicing
  • Maintain stock of logs for open fires, light/clear when necessary
  • Maintain garden machinery and arrange repairs/servicing

Salary and benefits:

  • Start Date: 01/04/2021 (April 1st 2021)
  • Location/ Place of Work: private country estate in GU7 postcode
  • Accommodation provided: approx. 500 sqt private flat in main building, own kitchen, own large bathroom, separate entrance, beautiful sitting room and double bedroom, furnished or unfurnished – as desired.
  • Target salary: £50,000 per annum (gross) for both + private healthcare + free newly built private flat
  • Hours: 50h+ per week per person

Types

Domestic Couple

Household Staff

Location

Rest of UK

Dates Required

April 1st 2021

Salary Offered

£50000

Driving Required

Yes

Reference Number

1300 – SZ

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Live-in Domestic Couple - Surrey



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