Chauffeur & Handyman | KNIGHTSBRIDGE

Circa £43,000 PA

 

We are looking for a well-presented 'Chauffeur & Handyman' to work in a small team, which presently employs a housemanager and live-in housekeeper, based at a penthouse apartment in Knightsbridge that is used intermittently throughout the year by its owners.

Staff are also required to help look after a 2nd property in Weybridge. 

The Chauffeur/Handyman must not only be a competent and safe driver, with excellent knowledge of London's roads, and the location of primary shopping areas, 5* hotels and restaurants, but will also be required to work with initiative, motivation and always to a high standard, keeping the cars in a permanent ready state - so that the owners can arrive at a moment's notice.

Handyman duties are also required, to help colleagues maintain the apartment and terrace in perfect ready state. Therefore, green-fingers would be advantageous, because while a contracted garden service is engaged to look after a large roof terrace, this space does need constant nurturing, especially during the summer months, to ensure everything is properly watered and plants are dead-headed  and leaves are swept up etc.

 

JOB REFERENCE

#7921

SALARY

Circa £43,000 PA

CURRENCY

GBP

LOCATION

London | Knightsbridge

POSITION

Chauffeur & Handyman

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

No

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD

Family, Professional / Philanthropist, Formal Household, City Based, Rural Location

EXPERIENCE

5+ years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

Yes

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

Reporting to the House Manager on a daily basis

  • Inform the HM of any damage and repairs needed
  • Report any issues in any of the principal’s homes
  • Produce a shopping list for any products in a timely manner for the HM to order/purchase
  • Report back when contractors have finished their duty/task and what needs to be followed up

 

Job description for Chauffeur/Handyman

Chauffeur Duties

  • Drive The Principals within London and the UK, including airport runs
  • Clean and valet the cars inside and out
  • Ensure amenities are stocked and renewed (reading material / hand-wipes / mineral water  & sweets etc)
  • Fill up the cars, check/refill windscreen fluid, oil, tires etc
  • Maintain/renew congestion charge, MOT etc
  • Clean/upkeep of the garage
  • Clean/upkeep the staffroom

 

Handyman Duties

  • Assist housekeeper with cleaning of windows & terrace screens
  • Water and tidy plants
  • Clean Garden furniture & apply teak oil or varnish as required (generally annually)
  • Clean bird droppings, spiderwebs, leaves from terrace
  • Check and change lightbulbs
  • Basic DIY/repairs, including being able to change a washer or sort out a minor leak etc
  • Basic painting (applying a coat of paint to a windowsill, or making good obvious scratches to skirting etc
  • Assist the housekeeper with high cleaning duties if/when required
  • Assit Hosuekeeper with moving furniture (to allow her to clean behind/under)
  • Steam suitcases after arrival, make ready for the next departure
  • Run errands as required
  • Be available to watch over contractors while they are working 
  • Ensure alarms are set and the homes are securely locked prior to departing
  • Clean the steam room, sauna and pool area

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