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Live-in Domestic Couple

Isle of Man, Salary £50,000 - £60,000 DOE

EHS #5784

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A wonderful opportunity for a live-in Domestic Couple to become an extension of a family living in the Isle of Man.

The Estate comprises a 6 bed farmhouse, which is home to the owner and her two teenage children, together with five dogs and six cats, along with detached converted barn, office, conference facility, four holiday cottages and two further properties that are tenanted on a long-term basis.  The owner’s father lives independently nearby and alongside his home has responsibility for five tenanted residential properties, gardens, vehicles, boats and a cat!

Employed at present are an Estate Manager, Equestrian Yard Manager/Instructor, 2 Yard Grooms, 2 Estate Workers, 1 part-time Housekeeper, 1 full time Gardener and occasional Admin Support.

The owner is looking for a Couple to join the Estate Team whose primary responsibility is the orderly running, good health, well-being and happiness of the Estate owner’s fit and active father who lives independently nearby.

The applicants must be trustworthy, energetic, respectful, kind, cheerful, friendly, flexible, hard-working and self-motivated with full clean driving licences and a love of animals.  House-sitting and some evening and weekend work will be required.

Role and Responsibilities to include :-
Housekeeper

  • Cooking & preparing meals for the owner’s father daily
  • Running errands
  • Shopping for groceries
  • Hosting family dinner parties on occasion
  • Daily interior cleaning, laundry & ironing
  • Feeding pets and walking dogs when required
  • Overseeing and managing residences effectively and economically
  • Basic household maintenance
  • Administration including enquiries, booking and accounts support

Property/Vehicle/Boat Skippering & Maintenance

  • Experience and knowledge of marine craft
  • Experience and knowledge of vehicles
  • Experience and knowledge of property maintenance
  • Ability to diagnose a range of defects and action repairs
  • Liaising with contractors and sub-contractors
  • Valeting family cars
  • Responsibility for maintaining, servicing and cleaning vehicles and equipment
  • Skippering family motor boats
  • Assisting with marine craft maintenance, servicing and cleaning
  • Assisting with maintaining the upkeep of domestic curtilage and grounds
  • Gardening when required
  • Competent in handling and operating a full range of machinery, vehicles and farm equipment
  • Ad hoc duties

General

  • Manage entire households when Employers are not in residence
  • Serve as caretakers and assume full responsibility for properties and pets
  • Housesitting farmhouse when required
  • Full clean driving licences (HGV licence an advantage)
  • Self starters with drive and enthusiasm and flexible attitude
  • Well presented and approachable
  • High standards
  • Ability and willingness to work under own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Impeccable references
  • No pets

Accommodation: Beautiful self-contained 2-bedroom apartment.  No pets please.

Days of work: Monday-Friday - 40 hours per week. Flexibility required

Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 DOE

Start Date: ASAP

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Live-in Domestic Couple

EHS #5784

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