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Full Time House Person / Handy Person for Family in Chelsea - London

Handyman
Ref: 580 Date Posted: Thursday 27 Jun 2019
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A professional couple based in Chelsea, London SW1, are looking for a new, long-term house person. You should be dog friendly to apply for this role. 

Package Offered

  • £25,000 - £36,000 gross per year depending on experience.
  • 45 hours a week.

Family Background

A friendly professional couple based in Chelsea, London SW1 are looking for a new long term house person and handy person for their 4 bedroom lateral apartment. They have previously had a house person but due to personal reasons is now looking to move on. You will work alongside a senior housekeeper and a housekeeper. The couple have 3 large Weimaraner dogs who are friendly and well behaved, you will not need to walk the dogs but you should be happy and comfortable working around them. The couple do regularly travel as they have a second home in the USA.

Duties

You would be expected to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in to duties and tasks including assisting the housekeeping staff and carrying out your own duties. You should be confident at housekeeping as your main tasks will be related to housekeeping and handy person maintenance.  You should be fit and healthy and happy to do tasks such as lifting and moving items which the housekeepers may not be able to move.

You will also be tasked with maintenance, cleaning and upkeep of the garden, although they have a gardener who attends the property to care for the plants on a regular basis. Collecting leaves, power washing the paved areas etc, keeping on top of this on a daily basis.

Upkeep of the house, mending door knobs, replacing light bulbs, basic handy man maintenance tasks, touching up paint work etc. You should be happy to assist with all housekeeping duties, including, lifting and moving furniture, cleaning and supporting the other staff. Letting contractors into the property and supervising. Carrying out other odd jobs including running errands. Plans can change so you shouldn't be phased by timetables changing. 

Location

This is a live out position so you should live suitably local to Chelsea, Belgravia, London SW1 to commute daily.

Days/Hours

When the couple are in residence you may work 6 days a week and will work a shift system with the senior housekeeper and a housekeeper, either starting early in the morning and finishing early or starting later in the day and finishing in the evening. You should be flexible and happy to work late if the couple require, extra hours will be paid as overtime.

The couple travel regularly and when not in residence you will work 9am - 5pm each day or 9am-4pm Monday to Friday, 5 days a week.

Languages

You must speak a good level of English.

Special Skills

You should be kind and focused looking for a long-term role. A great team player, willing to get stuck in to any tasks at hand and be flexible.

A driving licence would be a bonus but is not essential for the role.

Interview/Start date

ASAP