Our new clients are looking for an experienced professional Housekeeper/Cook and a Handyman/ Gardener for their wonderful property, in a historical part of England, Oxfordshire.
There is a 30 acres estate and the house is fairly large: 3 floors, 7 bedrooms, and 7 bathrooms. The principals are not in residence full time and expect the candidates to do light cooking and silver service on occasion.
Type: Full time, Live In, Permanent
Working hours: Flexible hours
Salary: Negotiable (upwards of £ 58,500 Gross/ year)
Driving Licence: Required
Accommodation: Provided (a 2-3 bedroomed cottage)
The package will include salary, accommodation and bills paid.
Housekeeper is responsible for day to day smooth running of the house.
All normal housekeeping elements such as bed turn downs, cleaning, tidying, laundry, fire setting, washing up etc
Shopping, flowers, household admin present, though given pattern of house usage these are often relatively light.
Supervising of maintenance jobs when needed.
Assistance with meet and greet, food prep, drinks pouring, food serving and other hospitality related efforts important.
Organisation the cupboards
Kitchen cleaning, (eg, wiping down surfaces and white goods, loading the dish washer, washing some items by hand, checking use by dates)
Keeping the general areas clean and tidy (eg. returning misplaced items, emptying the bins, dusting, wiping away marks, watering plants, dusting doors, removing finger prints from likely areas)
Keeping bedrooms clean and tidy (eg. changing of the bed linens, taking away dirty laundry, dusting, replacing water and toiletries)
Cleaning of upholstery (eg. hoovering, leather cleaning, steam cleaning, wiping )
Handyman/ Gardener duties may include but not limited :
Estate maintenance (machinery, equipment, fencing, irrigation), vegetable and fruit cultivation, mowing etc.
It may be ad hoc or may be taking responsibility for entire areas like irrigation, mowing of paths and deer fencing in arboretum.
Responsible for the management and maintenance of the Estates property, mechanical/electrical/plumbing/media and physical assets (main house, stable block and outbuildings, pool house, swimming pool, tennis court, gates and security cameras and systems)
Varied support with housekeeper
Responsible for lawns, garden/herb area and patios around house
Arrange and oversee tradesmen (incl. window cleaning, pool, tennis court)
Oversee security of the estate particularly when principals are absent
Occasionally drive principals to/from station/restaurant/airport/etc
Clean and generally look after cars (currently 3 plus staff car) and motorbikes (currently 2), arrange repairs/servicing
Maintain stock of logs for open fires, light/clear when necessary
Maintain garden machinery and arrange repairs/servicing
If you are also tactful, flexible, calm, tidy, socially intelligent, energetic, kind, friendly, honest, love children then this position is undoubtedly for you!
If you are personally interested in the vacancy or are aware of another potential candidate who may be interested in such a vacancy, please apply via the website or email
We are always exited to register new applicants and are happy to answer any questions our candidates have on the vacancies!
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