Handyperson & Housekeeper Couple

From English Country Gardeners

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Handyperson & Housekeeper Couple required

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced domestic couple to share the day-to-day management of a family home in rural Essex. This is home to a private family, with additional family members living in a separate house on the estate. The ideal candidates will be flexible and proactive with proven experience working within a country household.

The housekeeper will be required to clean to a high standard throughout the home to include the care and cleaning of high-quality furnishings, fine art and fabrics. The role will include any laundry ironing and wardrobe management as well as provisioning, household organisation and management. On occasions the successful candidate will be required to assist with the planning of family parties and entertaining events as well as providing light, simple, family cooking for dinner parties. The housekeeper will assist with food preparation, shopping, and general errands. The owner has 2 dogs, and they will sometimes require assistance with their care which will also involve pet and house sitting when the family are away.  Babysitting of the principles 2 grandchildren will also be a part of the role as and when required.

The Handyperson will be required to undertake household maintenance and general maintenance work throughout the grounds. This home is set within 27 acres and has had input from respected garden designers in recent years. The general assistant will support the existing team of two gardeners with general garden maintenance, lawn mowing and pressure washing of patio and courtyard areas. The successful candidate will provide occasional driving for the family and occasional cleaning of the cars on the estate. Within the home the post holder will oversee visiting contractors, prepare fires, polish brass and silver, provide support when entertaining and pet and house sit when the family are away.

Working week is 5.5 days. 08:30 to 17:30 Monday to Friday and 08:30 to 13:00 on Saturdays, start and finish time may be changed to suit the needs of the household. During the working day there will be an unpaid break of 60 minutes. The role offers 22 days annual leave with additional bank holidays. Accomodation consists of a self-contained 2-bedroom flat with council tax and utilities paid by the employer.

SALARY:        Competitive dependant on experience + 2 bedroom self-contained flat

LOCATION:  Ongar, Essex

JOB No:        EC55194

If this Handyperson & Housekeeper Couple  vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Matthew Parker on 01233 733510 or

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