Handy Person / Grounds Person Sought for Family Estate near Salisbury - Wiltshire

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Ref: 654 Date Posted: Tuesday 07 Jan 2020
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A large family Estate near Salisbury,  Wiltshire, SP1 are looking for a Handy Person / Grounds Person to work in their maintenance team.  You must hold a driving licence in order to apply for this job.
 
Package Offered
  • £22,000 gross per year
  • Use of estate car for work
  • Private 3 bedroom or 4 bedroom cottage on grounds of estate
  • Open to couples with families and pets (no cats)
Background
Large Grade 1 listed property with family (6 teenage children) including dogs and animals live in the house.  They employ a house manager to help run the house and 4 part time housekeepers, a chef, head groundsman and a large scale staff who help out.  The current head of maintenance is retiring after 40 years with the family and they are looking for a new person to replace him.  Ideally they would like to employ a couple and take on a housekeeper to work alongside the housekeeping staff.  The staff all get on well with good comradeship and energy in the property.  They are looking for the right couple to join them in this long term role.
 
Duties
You will be required to keep the upkeep of the property working alongside the head groundsman and staff.  Main duties will be to help the day to day running of the house, over seeing the security, you will need to be savvy with technology.  You will take direction from the house manager and the family in residence.  You should be a skilled handy person, with knowledge of carpentry and basic electrics.  You should have strong initiative.  You should be willing to jump in to duties that need doing, from lighting fires to packing artwork to solving household issues as they come up.  You need to be a confident driver.  Above all you need to be a team player, willing to work alongside an existing team who are both professional and friendly.  A good work ethic and a happy disposition is paramount.  You also need to enjoy dogs and children.
 
Location/Accommodation
The property is based near Salisbury,  Wiltshire, SP1.  A private 3 bedroomed cottage, recently refurbished with garden on the estate is provided for you to live in.  The family are happy for couples to bring pets (no cats) and children with them if needed.  
 
Days/Hours
  • Maintenance job will be 8-10 hours each day, 5 days per week and should be flexible and happy to work occasional weekends.  
Languages
You must have a good level of English
 
Interview/Start Date
The family are interviewing now for someone to start at in February/March 2020.