Experienced and professional Domestic Couple is sought to run a recently refurbished residence in Henley-on-Thames to a TOP standard for a UK based couple. Other part-time Domestic 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.
Duties include but not be limited to:
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 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 small dog and cat (to include an element of house and pet sitting when principals are away).
Assisting with occasional entertaining requirements
Based on a 5.5 days per week including Saturday mornings.
START ASAP and salary is negotiable depending on experience