Maintenance and House Manager Sought for Property in Cirencester - Gloucestershire

House Manager
Ref: 867 Date Posted: Thursday 18 Feb 2021
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A beautiful country property in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 are now looking for a wonderful hands-on house manager to join their country property.
Package Offered
  • £40,000 - £55,000 gross per year
  • 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 and house manager.  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.  They have a part time housekeeper who attends this property and the London property.
You should be strong at maintenance and repairs, with a good brain for repairs and upkeep.  Maintenance focused, but also able to manage the property and ensure that it is kept in order.  You will work alongside the housekeeper, and you’ll be expected to manage any contractors or other external staff who come to the property.  Having an eye for detail is key, being able to understand the needs of the principal and children and prepare the property for their arrival.
You should be able to ensure that all aspects of the household are dealt with, from maintenance and upkeep, light garden duties and ensuring that any issues which crop up are quickly dealt with.  This role is suited to someone who is handy themselves, and can fix/repair and deal with problems themselves first, before having to call in contractors etc.  You don’t need to do specific housekeeping duties, but you should be willing to be tidy, organized and help whenever the housekeeper is not around.  
On the grounds there is a swimming pool which needs overseeing and maintaining, and you should be happy to undertake gardening duties as required, such as blowing leaves and light land maintenance, alongside any other gardeners who work at the property.
You should be a confident driver as the property is rural and help with driving duties for the principal and children as/when required.  Running errands and making sure the property is always cared for.  
You will be in charge of liaising with the PA for the principal and you will be expected to attend the London property once a week as part of your duties.  
This is a role in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7, and you can be provided accommodation nearby if you do not live locally.  This will be negotiated as part of the package.
  • 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.
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.
Start Date
The principal is interviewing now for the right candidate to start ASAP. We are recruiting safely with the COVID-19 government guidelines.