Domestic Couple | Berkshire

£60,000 to £80,000 PA D.O.E

 

THIS ROLE HAS BEEN FILLED!

A private-estate situated in West-Berkshire requires an honest, enthusiastic, and experienced domestic couple to work alongside the existing Estate Manager.

The beautiful main residence has been sympathetically converted from a working watermill, and still incorporates original sluice-gate control systems into the design which are still in use and operable.

Along with the expected, this luxury property includes: swimming pool and spa, formal gardens and water features.

Full security screening and extensive reference checking will be required before the vacancy is offered and confirmed with the successful couple.

SALARY: Excellent package on offer dependant on experience and suitability.

JOB REFERENCE

#7272

SALARY

£60,000 to £80,000 PA D.O.E

CURRENCY

GBP

LOCATION

West-Berkshire

POSITION

Domestic Couple / All-rounders

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

Yes

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

Yes

TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD

Titled Family, Formal Household, Rural Location

EXPERIENCE

10 - 15 years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

Yes

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

One of the couple should be willing and able to undertake general maintenance duties and may occasionally be required to work alongside the existing gardening team during busy times. They should also be prepared to assist the Estate Manager with essential estate tasks as and when required.

The second member of the couple will take the responsibility of House Manager, working in the house and should be able to exhibit proven high standards of service along with an innate eye for the detail. Their role will include: hands-on housekeeping & laundry duties, including the care of fine fabrics, the contents of wardrobes, flower-arranging and general household duties. There will also be a requirement to serve at table, along with the ability to cook light healthy meals when the client's chef is unavailable.

Some previous experience in mechanical engineering would be advantageous (although not a prerequisite), swimming pool and spa maintenance would also be a bonus along with the  ability to recognise technical faults and put into action the necessary steps to minimise and preempt issues before they become serious.

There is a well-established team of part-time household staff employed, along with service providers to assist as required.

Familiarisation and training will be provided in all areas.

NB. Staff uniform are required and supplied.

Accommodation

ACCOMMODATION: A well-maintained, recently refurbished apartment is offered with all utilities paid.

Unfortunately, the accommodation is unsuitable for pets or dependants.

Non-smokers are requested.

 

Entry Requirements

The couple will need to be an integral part of a small team, on an estate that is proud of  its welcoming environment. Therefore applicants must have a friendly and flexible approach, along with a willingness to work hard and an obvious enthusiasm for their jobs.  

The residence is a second home and can be very busy during the summer, therefore all staff will be expected to work longer hours when the family are in residence, with time off in lieu given during the quieter periods.

Flexibility to work weekends (with time off in lieu) when needed, mainly during the summer months is also important.

Preferably both members of the couple should both have a full and clean UK driving licence along with the legal right to work in the UK.

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