We are seeking an experienced and dedicated Domestic Couple to oversee the management and maintenance of a large, rural property located in the beautiful Berkshire Downs. The successful candidates will work together to ensure the smooth running of the household, taking care of both the interior and exterior aspects of the residence.
The Principal and family will be in residence during the weekends and holidays, and at their London property for the remainder.
Must be available to start ASAP.
Job duties:Head Housekeeper:
Maintain a high standard of cleanliness and organisation throughout the entire residence, including bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, and common areas
Handle all laundry needs, including washing, ironing, and organising wardrobes. Ensure linens and clothing are well-maintained
Prepare guest rooms for visitors and ensure their comfort during their stay. Provide excellent hospitality and service
Manage grocery shopping and prepare meals according to dietary requirements. Occasional assistance with event catering may be required
Maintain clear communication with the employer regarding household needs, supplies, and any necessary maintenance
Driver / Maintenance:
Provide transportation services as needed, including driving the employer and guests. Maintain a valid driver’s licence and ensure the vehicles are in excellent condition
Oversee the upkeep of the property’s exterior, including gardening, lawn care, and general maintenance of outdoor spaces
Perform routine maintenance tasks and promptly address any issues that may arise within the property, coordinating with external contractors as needed
Implement and maintain security measures to safeguard the property and its inhabitants
Candidates must both be/have:
Proven experience in a similar domestic couple role or as an individual housekeeper/driver-maintenance
Strong organisational and time-management skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Knowledge of basic household maintenance and repair tasks
A clean, valid UK driver’s licence
Respect for privacy and confidentiality
A self-contained two-bedroom cottage, small kitchen with aga and sitting room.
07:00 Friday to 17:00 Monday, with a degree of flexibility required.
Near Wantage, OX12
£80,000 – £90,000 (combined)
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