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Domestic Couple

Gloucestershire, Salary £55,000-£60,000

EHS #2900

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Live-in Domestic Couple - Housekeeper & Cook / Handyman

We have an opportunity for a live-in Domestic Couple at a country estate in Gloucestershire.  The household are looking for an experienced and committed Domestic Couple.  The household employs an Estate Manager, 1 Housekeeper and 2 Gardeners to tend to the grounds. The Principals like to entertain and are looking for a Couple who ideally have skills and meticulous housekeeping skills.  A driver’s licence is essential for both of the Couple.

The family are not always in residence but visit some weekends most months, approximately 6 weeks in the summer and alternate Christmas.  The family require the Couple to feel at home in the accommodation provided - a lovely 2 bedroom flat across the way from the main residence.  There are two small dogs who live permanently in the main residence so you must like dogs and be prepared to walk, feed and generally ensure their wellbeing.

Duties to be shared between the live-in Couple: (but not limited to)

  • High standard of cleaning throughout the properties/buildings on the Estate.
  • Laundry.
  • Cook nutritious meals for family and guests on occasion plus breakfast.  A Private Chef will be brought in for any extended stays by the family.
  • Shop locally for fresh produce to use alongside the produce from the vegetable and fruit garden.
  • Greet family/guests upon arrival and ensure they have everything they need during their stay.
  • Unpacking and packing for Principal, family and guests if required.
  • Table setting.
  • Serve at table and serve wine.
  • Ensure stocks of wine and other beverages are correctly stored allowing for temperature changes.
  • Supervise and assist with the heavy cleaning tasks, both inside and on the terraces around the pool.
  • 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.
  • Carry out simple maintenance indoors and outdoors.
  • Up-keep of furniture, art, china, silver and crystal.
  • Maintain inventories of furnishings, wine, arts and collectibles.
  • Care of dogs and other Estate animals.
  • Care of Swimming pool.
  • Driving duties.
  • Care of Estate Vehicles and Principal’s vehicles including Valeting and Fuelling.
  • Assist in the garden if required by the Estate Manager during quiet times in the house.
  • Ensure health, safety and hygiene standards are adhered to.
  • To assist each other with duties as and when applicable.
  • Keep accurate household records and record petty cash expenditure.

Days of work - 5 days (flexibility required when the family are in residence)

Salary:  £55,000 - £60,000 

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Domestic Couple

EHS #2900

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