Job Description for Live in Domestic Couple in Surrey
Job Reference: DB342
Job Title: Live in Domestic Couple
Location: Worplesdon, Surrey
Pets: 2 dogs and a tortoise
Salary: £26-30k gross per annum, per person
Holiday: 28 days holiday per year (5.6 weeks) to include bank holidays
Start Date: Flexible
Hours Required: Monday to Friday. 8am to 4pm.
Driver: Drivers are preferred.
Accommodation: The accommodation is attached to the main house and a door links the West Wing to the back hall. It also has its own front door to the courtyard and a door to an area of garden which is available for the use of those living in the West Wing. It has a modern fully fitted kitchen which has a breakfast bar It has a large dining area and sitting room area (table seats 8, two sofas, arm chair, side board, large TV, bookcase etc). There is a downstairs loo. Upstairs there is a mezzanine double bedroom and a bathroom with a separate shower. There is wifi and Sky TV.
This is a lovely position for an experienced Housekeeper / Gardener Domestic Couple. The current couple have been very happy with the family and have been with them for 7 years.
The house is old and traditional. It has 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms in the main house and there is also a smaller 3 bed cottage. The house is set in 60 acres of grounds which have an orchard, a tennis court, herbaceous border and a swimming pool.
Garden: the gardener must be able to be self-motivating and self-directing. All garden care and maintenance. All appropriate equipment including ride on mowers etc. is supplied. The family employ tree surgeons where needed. There is lawn, a kitchen garden (which could be much more productive) an orchard, an herbaceous border and some flower beds. The garden has been designed so that although it is large it is also quite low maintenance.
In the house, all housekeeping duties: cleaning, laundry, ironing, some shopping when required, some cooking would be ideal, some tidying, changing beds, running some errands (eg taking things to the post office).
Both: walking and caring for the two dogs and taking them to the vet if required.
This role will suit you if you are looking for a long-term role. You will be proactive and have the ability to determine what needs to be done and be able to do it. Good communication skills, a cheerful demeanor and a positive attitude are all very important.
HomeOrganisers Ltd acting as an Employment Agency for this permanent position. Along with your CV, you must also have an up to date DBS or be willing to obtain, along with a minimum of 2 last / current employer professional referees that are immediately contactable.
To apply for this job, please quote job reference number DB342