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Domestic Couple

West of South Downs National Park, Salary £70,000 gross per annum

EHS #2637

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Our Clients, with a beautiful residence in West of South Down National Park, are searching for a strong Domestic Couple to start ASAP.

This is a hands-on role where the Couple will be expected to do the tasks shown below, and not to just manage them.

Duties to be shared between the live-in Domestic Couple:

  • Take responsibility for all aspects of the running of the house
  • High level of thorough cleaning throughout the property, laundry, and stocktaking
  • Bed making and bedroom preparation for guests
  • Nightly turndown when family and guests are in residence
  • Ensure security of residence at all times
  • To assist each other with duties as and when applicable
  • Supervise and assist with the heavy cleaning tasks, both inside and on the terraces around the pool
  • Pool care
  • Ensure all household equipment, including lighting and AV systems, are in sound working order – thorough check to be carried out well in advance of family and guests arriving
  • Ensure vehicles are valeted and in good working order
  • Drive Principal and guests as and when required
  • Carry out simple maintenance indoors and outdoors
  • Liaise with external contractors
  • Plan menus (in conjunction with Principal)
  • Maintaining a Menu Book in which meals, dates and guests' names are recorded
  • Shop locally for fresh produce to use alongside the produce from the vegetable and fruit garden
  • Cook nutritious meals for family and guests
  • Greet guests and ensure they have everything they need
  • Hire temporary staff as and when required
  • Table setting
  • Wait at table and serve wine
  • Ensure stocks of wine and other beverages are correctly stored allowing for temperature changes
  • Keep accurate household records and record petty cash expenditure
  • Ensure health, safety and hygiene standards are adhered to
  • Unpacking and packing for Principal, family and guests if required
  • Wardrobe management
  • Upkeep of furniture, art, china, silver and crystal
  • Maintain inventories of furnishings, wine, arts and collectables
  • Flower arranging

Accommodation: Separate apartment

Salary: £70,000 gross per annum

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Domestic Couple

EHS #2637

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