Domestic Couple for 9-Bedroom Property near Liphook, GU30 - Hampshire

Domestic Couple
Ref: 775 Date Posted: Tuesday 01 Sep 2020
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A family of 5 who live in a large 9-bedroom property near Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 are looking for a Domestic Couple to help them look after their property and its grounds.  At least one of you should have a full driving license for this role and a car will be provided.

Package Offered

  • £55,000 - £75,000 gross per year for the couple, depending on experience
  • Private 2-bedroom cottage on the estate
  • Car provided for work use
  • The family are happy for the couple to bring small, well-behaved pets with them

Family Background
The family own a large 9-bedroom property near Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 and are looking for a new Domestic Couple to join them. Their current staff have all been with them for over 15 years so they are looking for a long term Domestic Couple who can fit in well with their family and have good proven longevity in their previous roles. In their team of staff, they have a full-time housekeeper, 2 gardeners, an estate manager and a chef – the team are lovely and all get on very well. The family have 2 Labradors and are happy for the couple to bring their own (well-behaved) pets with them. The Hampshire estate was previously just a weekend residence but recently the family have been living their full time. Currently, there are 5 adults living at the property and the principal’s other children and grandchildren also visit the property regularly.
 
Duties
Duties can be shared accordingly to skills. The family are looking for a couple to help both inside and outside the house, with one concentrating on the housekeeping, some light cooking, and looking after guests, and the other doing the driving duties, gardening, running errands and general maintenance of the indoor and outdoor areas. 
 
The housekeeping will include deep cleaning and daily cleaning, laundry and ironing. Ensuring that the house is kept clean to the highest standards at all times – you should have great attention to detail and experience in housekeeping in large households. Running errands and shopping for cleaning supplies and food. Occasionally assisting with cooking – you don’t need to be a great cook but you should be confident enough to help out and prepare basic meals when the chef is off work. Setting the table and preparing the house for guests and parties. 
 
The maintenance of the property grounds involves mowing, pruning, strimming, weeding, watering, hedge trimming, and cleaning and maintaining the outdoor pool. Some DIY and maintenance of the property and indoor areas when required. Some driving duties, running errands and picking up shopping. You should be happy to be around animals and be able to take the dogs for walks in the countryside. 
 
Location/Accommodation
The property is near Liphook, Hampshire, GU30. You will be provided with accommodation on the grounds, which is a recently updated 2 bedroom cottage. The family are happy for the couple to bring pets with them.
 
Days/Hours
Normal hours will be 9am – 6pm, 5 days a week. Weekend work is required and flexibility is key. The family are looking for someone who is dedicated to the job and happy to adjust their hours to suit the family’s needs. If you work on the weekend you will have time of in the week and will get time off in lieu for any additional hours worked.
 
Languages
A good level of English is required.
 
Special Skills
You should have experience of working in large private households and be dedicated and reliable. A full driving licence (for at least one of you) is preferred for this role, alternatively a willingness to take driving lessons.
 
Interview/Start date
The family are starting interviews now. We are recruiting safely within the COVID-19 regulations.