Domestic Couple Sought for Family Home near Zurich - Switzerland

Domestic Couple
Ref: 797 Date Posted: Thursday 08 Oct 2020
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A friendly couple with four children who live near Zurich, Switzerland 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 an automatic car will be provided.

Package Offered

  • £65,000 - £80,000 gross per year for the couple
  • Overtime or time off in lieu provided on top of standard 40 hour contracted hours.
  • Private apartment provided closeby to the main residence
  • Automatic car provided for work use

Family Background
A mother, father and four children reside in a beautiful part of the world.  Three of the children are independent adults and do not live at the family home, but do visit regularly.  The youngest daughter aged 14 still lives at home with the parents.  The family are busy, and their beautiful 5 bedroom property is a 30 minute drive from Zurich.  Until now they have had a number of part time housekeepers, but are now keen to find a long-term couple who can provide a high standard of care for their home and help with daily duties.  They have rabbits who live in the garden but have no other indoor pets.  The family live in a very calm, relaxing and peaceful part of the world - filled with nature.  They are keen to find a domestic couple to become a valued member of their household.
 
Duties
Duties can be shared accordingly to skills. The family are looking for a couple to help both inside and outside the house, with tasks split between housekeeping, cooking, light gardening and driving duties.
 
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. Cooking is another element to the role - and the family eat simple, healthy food.  If you have a specific cuisine you like to cook the family are very open as long as fresh, healthy ingredients are used.
 
The property has a modest garden, which will need maintaining and upkeep.  You should have some gardening skills and be happy to be flexible in this area.  One of you should be a confident driver, helping take and pick up the teenage daughter from school, and taking the husband and wife to appointments or airport runs.

When the older children visit, the family home becomes very busy - so the family do require a certain level of flexibility in the role, however, the Swiss law for employment is very clear and the family will always respect this.
 
Location/Accommodation
The family home is around 30-minute drive near Zurich, Switzerland.  You will be provided with a private apartment near to the family home.  You will have sole use of this to live in whilst you work for the family.
 
Days/Hours

  • You will be working 5 days per week with 2 full days off. Work will every Saturday, with typically Sunday and another day off during the week. 
  • 40 hours per working week.

Languages
A good level of English is required.  
 
Special Skills
You should be experienced in working in private households and be looking for a long-term role. At least one of you should have a full driving licence for this role.
 
Interview/Start date
The family are looking for someone to start ASAP. We are recruiting safely within the COVID-19 regulations.