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Live-in/out Domestic Couple

Berkshire, Hungerford, Salary circa £50,000 per annum

EHS #3201

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Our Clients, a very lovely young family, are currently looking for a live-in OR live-out Domestic Couple to start with them on 1st July.  They are moving to a new house in August, so the Couple will be on hand to assist with the move.

The ideal Couple will have prior experience, have the relevant skills as outlined below, lots of energy, and be comfortable working in households with children.  They currently have 2 girls (3 years and 2 years) and are hoping to have a large family. 

They have noted that they would also employ a daily Housekeeper to assist with the housekeeping duties.

The Clients are looking for a Domestic Couple that have:

  • Strong housekeeping experience
  • Experience working with high profile families
  • Laundry/Laundress experience
  • Clean driving licence

Skills and Specifications:

  • Friendly, kind, loving, trustworthy and outgoing personality
  • Occasional housesitting (and babysitting) when family are away
  • Experience working with children
  • Comfortable with pets
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to speak fluent English preferred
  • Highly organized
  • Proactive team player with other staff
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Works well independently or as part of team
  • Accountable
  • Maintains a professional manner with principals, extended family members, guests and other employees
  • Must be able to drive

The Essential Duties and Responsibilities are:

Property Appearance

  • Daily interior cleaning of home (including heavy and light cleaning)
  • Daily make beds, and change linen (once a week)
  • Organise drawers and straighten wardrobe
  • Seasonal wardrobe management of Principals and Children (with Nanny support)
  • Maintain stock of routine cleaning and household supplies
  • Care of Household Pets and plants
  • Laundry of all clothes/Dry cleaning management/Bedding
  • Outdoor furniture upholstery cleaning/pool furniture

Kitchen Maintenance

  • Larder and fridge inventory and management of expired food
  • Rubbish coordination
  • Organisation of all kitchen equipment

Organisational, Time Management Skills

  • Daily ability to clean house and prioritise multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Full Deep clean of house when Family are away on holidays – Summer and Winter months
  • Ability to be proactive if something is not working – ie changing of lightbulbs

Other Duties:

  • Front of house duties: greet family/guests upon arrival and ensure they have everything they need during their stay
  • Unpacking and packing for 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 outside
  • Ensure all household equipment including lighting and AV systems are in sound working order
  • Carry out simple maintenance indoors and outdoors - painting, etc
  • Maintenance of all outside machinery
  • Window and gutter cleaning
  • House sitting when family are away
  • Care of dogs
  • Care of swimming pool and tennis court
  • Driving duties
  • Care of vehicles, including valeting and fuelling
  • Cutting lawn and hedges
  • Assist in the garden if required 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

For this role both of the Couple need to be able to drive.

Accommodation: Three bedroom cottage on the estate. Pets welcome.

Hours: Monday to Friday with occasional weekends

Salary: £50,000 gross and upwards

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Live-in/out Domestic Couple

EHS #3201

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