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Live-in Domestic Couple

South Staffordshire, Salary £60,000 - £65,000

EHS #4489

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A fantastic opportunity for an experienced live-in Domestic Couple to work in a stunning private residence, based in South Staffordshire.

The 6-bedroom estate, which is set upon 4 acres of beautiful gardens, is on the border of Shropshire and is surrounded by miles of countryside.

Our clients (2 adults in their 70’s and their 2 cats) are seeking a caring, honest and hardworking couple to join them long-term, to assist with the day-to-day running of their home.

Candidate requirements:

  • Due to the declining mobility of the principal, a couple who are of a caring nature is essential
  • Hardworking & honest
  • A couple who are in good health with increased stamina
  • Assist/accompany the male principal when required with his walking
  • Ability to self-manage and use initiative to know what needs to be done
  • Excellent gardening experience and knowledge
  • There may be a requirement to travel with the principals
  • Full, clean driving licence required
  • Good understanding and knowledge of security systems
  • Know when to provide the principals with their privacy
  • Non-smokers
  • No dependants
  • A small well-behaved dog will be considered

Duties include, not limited to:

  • Full housekeeping duties
  • Daily cleaning, polishing, dusting, hoovering
  • Laundry, care of fabrics
  • Cooking of a good standard - fresh, family style cooking
  • Grocery shopping
  • Household errands
  • Assisting with dinner parties and help clear away (external help/caterers will also be provided)
  • Ad hoc driving duties - some evening driving will be required on occasion
  • Outside maintenance and maintaining outbuildings
  • Full gardening duties for 3 different types of gardens, experience of ride-on lawnmowers
  • Maintaining the upkeep of the garages
  • Swimming pool service & maintenance
  • General maintenance, handyman/DIY duties/painting
  • Prepare the principals' 2 other residences for their arrival (Devon & Cotswolds)
  • The couple will be required to stay at the residence to provide security when the principals are travelling

Accommodation:

A beautiful, recently renovated 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment, separate to the main residence, with lounge and kitchen. Utilities included, Wi-Fi, water & heating.

Car provided for work and personal use.

Days/Hours of work:

  • Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week, working 1 weekend every month (time off in lieu provided)
  • Flexibility regarding hours is required, and is also provided by the principals

Salary: £60,000 - £65,000 gross per annum

20 days holiday + 8 days bank holiday (the clients are flexible and will try and accommodate extra holiday)

Start Date: April 2022

 

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Live-in Domestic Couple

EHS #4489

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