Domestic Couple Sought for Country Property in Cirencester - Gloucestershire

Domestic Couple
Ref: 866 Date Posted: Thursday 18 Feb 2021
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A HNW principal who is based in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 is looking for a domestic couple to join his property. One of you must have a full driving licence for this role. 
 
Package Offered
  • £60,000 - £80,000 gross per year for the couple
  • Accommodation can be provided as part of the package if required.
  • Car for work duties can be provided
Family Background
A beautiful country property is now looking for a hands-on maintenance, housekeeping and cooking couple to join their home.  The property is used by the principal and the children.  They have no pets.  The principal lives between London and the country house – with time being equally split between the two properties.  The house has recently undergone extensive renovations, and they now need someone who is extremely strong with building maintenance and management to run the property, and also keep an eye on the London property.  
 
Duties
Can be shared accordingly to skills.  But typically, they will be split equally between the couple.
 
You will be in charge of the housekeeping of the home.  Laundry, hoovering and mopping and keeping the house in top condition.  Stocking the fridge, cooking and meal planning for the principal and for the children on the weekends. 
 
Driving duties, running errands and shopping and driving the principal and children to any engagements they might have. Gardening and maintenance duties will include, looking after the gardens and grounds, mowing, weeding, trimming the hedges. 
 
You will also be responsible for the maintenance within the house, ensuring that any issues are reported and fixed, e.g., changing lightbulbs, etc. You will liaise with contractors and arrange external workers to come in when required. 
 
You should be child friendly and happy to help with the children when required – if you are happy to plan activities and help with learning games this is a bonus, otherwise, you should be happy to take them on errands and to activities when they are in residence.
 
You should be happy to manage basic admin around the house, taking telephone calls and doing any paperwork if required by the principal, and liaise with the families’ PA.  You may occasionally need to travel to the principals London property. 
 
Location/Accommodation
The principal lives in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7. Accommodation, on, or nearby the grounds will be provided for the couple. The principal is happy to consider couples with children and pets.
 
Days/Hours
  • Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm
  • The principal stays at the property for sometimes a full week, other times just weekends, so flexibility is key.  When the principal is in residence, you would be expected to adjust your working hours - all hands-on deck when the principal is visiting.
  • Overtime/time off in lieu will be arranged.
Languages
You must speak a good level of English.
 
Special Skills
You should have good experience working in private settings and be happy to roll up your sleeves and get stuck into duties, so any groundskeeping, handyperson, practical skills will be looked at extremely favourably.  Anyone with previous experience in building or engineering minded candidates will also be sought after.  You should be capable in all the household duties and discreet and well mannered.  One of you must hold a full driving licence as this is a rural property.
 
Interview/Start date
The principal is interviewing now for the right couple to start ASAP. We are recruiting safely within the COVID-19 regulations.