Couple - Sporting Estate
West Midlands, Salary circa £65,000 gross per annum
Our client, a European family whose permanent residence is in London, is looking to employ a Domestic Couple for their 300 acres+ West Midland Sporting Estate.
The main residence on the estate has recently been undergoing some refurbishment both externally and internally – a Property Management company who oversaw the works are now overseeing the running of the Estate. The Principal and her son visit the Estate on a regular basis, often inviting guests, and during the shooting season the residence will be in full occupation.
The ideal Couple will manage the interior workings of this substantial property ensuring that it is kept to the high 5* standard as expected by the Principal. Running with a skeleton staff when the family are not in residence and bringing a full complement of staff including a Butler, Housekeepers, Chefs when they are in residence with guests.
Duties will be the day-to-day Management and hands-on running of the residence – ensuring cleanliness and liaising with the Operations Manager and reporting back to the Property Management team. People skills for this role are key – plus a proactive approach to keep the 12 bedroom property in good order.
Essential requirements for this role:
Prior experience ideally hospitality industry, private house, high end African Safari Camp
Confident and experienced providing front of house/service within the role
Calm, level-headed approach, and willing to turn your hands to anything
Inventories, Chattels management
Basic cooking skills for when just the Principal and son are in residence
Excellent command of the English language preferred, both spoken and oral
Clean UK driving licence
You must drive – essential for the role – car will be provided for business and some personal use.
Accommodation: Three bedroom cottage – separate to the residence with living room / dining room / office / garden overlooking the lake. Recently renovated and all bills paid.
Working days: 5 – with flexibility when family and guests in residence
Salary: circa £65,000 gross per annum