DOMESTIC COUPLE FOR EQUESTRIAN ESTATE IN DORSET


Reference Number
CD123
City
Milborne St. Andrew
Country
United Kingdom
Salary From
£60000.00
Salary To
£75000.00
Salary Period
annum
Salary Information
depending on experience
Job Type
Permanent
Job Hours
Full-time
Business Area
Private
Internal ID
812

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DOMESTIC COUPLE FOR EQUESTRIAN ESTATE IN DORSET

A fantastic opportunity has become available for an experienced, hardworking, and versatile Domestic Couple to support a high-net-worth family in their 7-bedroom home on an equestrian estate in Dorset. Occupied by a multi-generational family, there are two young children at the property, as well as various animals, so it is essential that the Couple are child friendly and comfortable with animals and enjoy country-living.

Working together as a Housekeeper/Cook and Groundsman team, you will maintain the upkeep of this country house and grounds to the highest standards and will oversee all functions of the housekeeping, laundry, ironing, gardening, and general maintenance of the property. With an excellent eye for detail, the lady of the couple will be responsible for day-to-day cleaning and organisation of the home, grocery shopping, laundry, and ironing, as well as cooking when required. The family really enjoy cooking themselves, so will not need all meals prepared for them, however, will require assistance with food preparation and most likely dinner to be cooked daily.

The Groundsman will be responsible for the exterior of the property and the grounds, including a swimming pool, a number of lakes, greenhouses, a beautiful kitchen garden and formal gardens, so excellent gardening experience is required. Further duties will include general DIY tasks in and around the home, errand running and driving when required. The family employ a number of staff who look after the equestrian side of the estate, so this will not form part of the Couple’s duties.

This role will be live-in with your own private and spacious self-contained 1-bedroom apartment on site. The working week will be 5 and a half days per week, however, flexibility will be required from time to time, depending on the family’s schedule. A driving license is essential for this role.

DUTIES TO INCLUDE:
• Management of all household laundry, including clothing, fine fabrics, linens etc.
• Ironing, pressing, folding, and appropriately hanging/storing all items
• Daily cleaning of the property, changing bed linen and making beds
• Assistance with food preparation and cooking
• Taking stock of and managing all household items
• Shopping for groceries and cleaning products
• Caring for antiques, marble, and silverware
• General cleaning and upkeep of the grounds, ensuring pathways, driveways, windows etc. are clean and free of debris
• Maintaining the formal garden, kitchen garden and greenhouses
• Cleaning and maintenance of the pool
• DIY tasks such as changing light bulbs, fixing leaks, mending fences etc.
• Liaising and managing external contractors as and when required
• Deal quickly and responsibly with any issues that arise Errand-running and driving
• Occasional babysitting

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:
• Previous experience in a Couples role supporting a HNW family
• Very high attention to detail
• Team players
• A positive, can-do attitude
• Excellent communication skills
• Good standard of written and spoken English
• Trustworthy and handles confidential information appropriately
• Longevity as demonstrated by previous employment
• Able to prioritise and multitask effectively
• Right to work within the UK
• Valid driving license
• DBS check or willingness to obtain one
• Excellent checkable references

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