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Live-in Domestic Couple

Surrey, Virginia Water, Salary £70,000-£80,000 per annum

EHS #7208

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Virginia Water, Surrey – Hands-on Domestic Management Couple for British family – M-F – Cottage - up to 80K neg

Family Description and Location

A Lovely British family with two school-aged children are looking for an experienced Domestic Couple to come and work for them.  They like to keep their home to show home standard (6* Hotel).  They live in a large 9-bedroom house on 3 acres of land with 2 swimming pools and a gym (there is a contract gardener and pool man, and a permanent full-time maintenance team) on the Wentworth Estate which is in Virginia Water in Surrey.  There are no pets at the house, and the clients travel during most school holidays for around 4 months of the year so lots of down time.

Job Description

  • Keeping the house running to a high standard including all housekeeping and maintenance
  • Housekeeping and care of the house
  • All laundry, handwashing, and care of delicates
  • Some wardrobe management
  • Serving at table for occasional entertaining
  • Keeping the outdoor areas tidy (there is a maintenance company)
  • Daily family cooking (recipes and menu plans to be discussed) – either side of the Couple
  • Organising and maintaining the property creating and adhering to maintenance of the property and being proactive not reactive in terms of scheduling and maintenance
  • Chauffeuring including trips to London, school runs, errands, and shopping runs
  • Trips to London including the monthly deep clean of a small apartment
  • Car washing and refuelling
  • General security
  • Dealing with builders and tradesmen

Candidate Requirements

It is essential that you have worked together as a Couple in a private household, and at least one of you will need to have a driving licence and driving experience.  One of you will have to have good computer skills to ensure you can keep good maintenance logs.  You will need good checkable references (would consider an ex-Yacht Couple).

Days of Work, Accommodation, and Salary

  • Monday – Friday
  • 8.30am-6.00pm with 1 hour break
  • 2 weeknights babysitting included with notice (very occasional)
  • Holidays can be taken during school holidays
  • Occasional Saturday morning; time off in lieu when client travels
  • Accommodation is a 2/3-bedroom lodge away from the main house with an enclosed garden and terrace (all bills included, and pets will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • August start but can wait till September for the right Couple
  • £70-£80k depending on skillset
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Live-in Domestic Couple

EHS #7208

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