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Domestic Couple Sought for Family in Worton - Wiltshire

Domestic Couple
Ref: 543 Date Posted: Monday 25 Mar 2019
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A lovely family of living in Worton, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 are looking for a domestic couple to join their family home and life.
 
Package Offered
  • £400-500 net per person (£25-33,000 gross per year/per person - £50-£66,000 gross per year per couple)
  • This role is Self-Employed, you will be responsible for paying your own taxes.
  • Annex accommodation, private entrance and fully furnished.
  • All electricity, council tax bills, water bills, heating and WiFi included.  
  • If you do not have your own car, a work car will be provided.
Family Background
A mother and father with a daughter (who is grown and professionally working herself), are looking for a skilled and personable domestic couple to become a valued member of their family.  They live in a seven bedroom property, but only two bedrooms are regular use, apart from when they have visitors to stay.  The mother is a music manager, and the father is busy with his own work.  The daughter who lives at home also works full time, and the family travel regularly with work.  They also have oversees guests, from the USA and Asia. They do not have any pets, but might get a dog in the future.  They have had a domestic couple for many years, and they are returning to their home country, so they are looking for a new, couple to take a long-term position.
 
Duties
Can be shared accordingly to skills.  But typically they will be split between the couple.
 
For one person: Managing and housekeeping of the home.  As the couple live alone with their daughter there is rarely much to do in the extra bedrooms apart from keeping them fresh and dust free.  Outside of that you'll be doing all the laundry, hoovering and mopping and keeping the house in top condition.  There is also cooking duties for when the family are in residence and you'll be cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner when the family are at home. When they have guests, then you'll cook for the guests.  The family love Asian cuisine, but are open to all healthy, wholesome home cooked food.  You may occasionally travel with the family.
 
For one person: Although the family have a gardener, they would like this person to have some gardening skills in order to do some weeding, light gardening and chopping logs.  You should also be a confident driver and willing to do do driving duties, run errands and shopping or drive the couple to any engagements they might have.  You should be happy to manage basic admin around the house, taking telephone calls and doing any paperwork if required by the principals.  If you are good at maintenance, then you should be happy to get involved in light care of the property in this area.  You may occasionally travel with the family.
 
Location/Accommodation
An annex private accommodation with its own entrance is your private residence. 
 
Days/Hours
5 day working week, with 2 days off.  When the family are overseas your schedule and hours might change adjust slightly (when agreed in advance).  When they have visitors in the UK over the weekends, you may be asked to help on occasional weekends.  Working hours are 8am - 6pm.
 
Languages
You must speak a good level of English to communicate with the family.
 
Special Skills
At least one of you must hold a driving licence for the driving duties.
 
Interview/Start date
Ideally the family want the couple to start ASAP (taking into account time for trials/interviews) but they can be extremely flexible for the right person.