Live-in / out Domestic Couple

Near Henley-on-Thames, Salary depending on experience

EHS #1351

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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


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Live-in / out Domestic Couple

EHS #1351

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