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Domestic Couple

Surrey, Near Guildford, Salary £55,000 gross per annum

EHS #2890

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An interesting and hands-on role for an experienced Housekeeping Couple at a privately owned country estate in rural Surrey.  The main house has recently been constructed and has 10 en-suite bedrooms and extensive entertaining spaces.  There are also 2 large cottages and various other buildings used by the Principal’s guests, extended family and staff.  The estate is in use throughout the year, primarily at weekends.

This role would suit a self-motivated Couple who enjoy being in the countryside.  The estate is also home to other staff and various animals including dogs, llamas, sheep and ponies.

The Couple will report to the Estate Manager with regular contact with the Principal and other household staff who travel with her.

Key Responsibilities

  • Cleaning of all properties to an exceptionally high standard
  • Cleaning of immediate exterior areas, eg terraces, poolside
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Arranging dry cleaning
  • Preparing rooms for family and guests
  • Airing properties not frequently in use
  • Basic DIY and household maintenance
  • Caring for house plants and floral arrangements
  • Receiving deliveries
  • Escorting tradesmen and contractors
  • Ordering and collecting cleaning products and other household supplies and equipment
  • Liaising with the Gardener and collecting fruit and vegetable produce and eggs
  • Liaising with estate maintenance staff regarding equipment and building repairs
  • Liaising with estate security staff regarding access and family visits
  • Assisting with basic estate duties when required
  • Awareness of and compliance with Health & Safety requirements and legislation
  • Occasional overseas travel to the Principal’s other properties

Salary: £55,000 gross per annum

Hours: 5 days a week, including weekends (2 days off in the week)

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Domestic Couple

EHS #2890

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