EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC COUPLE FOR MIDDLESEX ESTATE


Reference Number
CD164
City
Middlesex
Country
United Kingdom
Salary From
£70000.00
Salary To
£80000.00
Salary Period
annum
Salary Information
negotiable, depending on experience
Job Type
Permanent
Job Hours
Full-time
Internal ID
954
Vacancy Category
Private household

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EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC COUPLE FOR MIDDLESEX ESTATE

We have a fantastic opportunity for a highly experienced, hardworking, and talented Couple to support a HNW family of five on their large country estate in Middlesex. The estate, comprised of a newly refurbished 7-bedroom main house, guest house, gate house and numerous outbuildings and garages, serves as the family’s secondary residence – they usually spend a few weeks during the summer months and Christmas holidays at the estate and visit throughout the year on an ad-hoc basis.

Working as a Couple, you will hit the ground running to maintain the upkeep of this extensive estate and grounds with swimming pool and lake to exacting standards. Overseeing all functions of housekeeping, laundry, ironing, service, cooking and general maintenance, you will also be responsible for the general management of the Gardeners and Cleaner and ensure that the property is secured at all times. Liaising with the office and dealing with local contractors and tradesmen, excellent communication and organisational skills are required for this role.

Daily duties will include menu planning and shopping for groceries, preparing family style meals and managing and working alongside the Cleaner, performing general housekeeping duties such as dusting, vacuuming, laundry, and ironing. Further duties will include welcoming and greeting visitors, serving at the table, and assisting with occasional events hosted at the estate, as well as being responsible for dealing with any minor defects in and around the property. Responsible for the maintenance of the family’s prestige vehicles and driving them to and from appointments, events, and the airport, a confident driver is essential for this role.

A live-in role, you will have your own private 3-bedroom detached house, as well as a company car provided for work purposes. Usual working hours are Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm; Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm (availability required to enable other staff entering and exiting the property, and on the occasion, there may be a work commitment at the property). The family have no pets and are looking to appoint a child-friendly Couple to remain with them long-term.

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, including dusting, vacuuming, mopping, making beds, changing bed linen, and ensuring the highest standards of cleanliness are maintained throughout the household
• Polishing antiques, marble, and silverware; flower arranging
• Menu planning, provisioning, and taking stock of all household items
• Cooking family style meals for small to medium groups (for larger events, a Chef will be hired)
• Greeting and welcoming guests, laying tables, and providing table service, incl. silver service
• Ensuring there is sufficient security and protection at the estate at all times
• Maintaining accurate records of suppliers, expenses, visitors etc.
• Liaising with the office, and local contractors and tradesmen
• Chauffeuring the family and maintenance of prestige cars
• General management of estate staff and overseeing daily duties
• Taking care of any minor defects and repairs in and around the house

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:
• Previous experience in a Couples role supporting a HNW family
• Very high attention to detail
• Team players
• A positive, flexible, can-do attitude
• Excellent communication and management 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
• Full, clean UK driving license
• Right to work within the UK
• Vaccinated candidates are preferred
• Excellent checkable references

If this sounds of interest and you meet the essential criteria, please do apply within, or get in touch to find out more.

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