Part Time Domestic Couple Sought for Beautiful Property near Shipston on Stour

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A busy, down to earth family of 5 who are based in Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire, CV36, are looking for a part-time domestic couple to work in their home. Due to location, one of you must have a driving licence to apply for this position, if both of you have a driving licence then this would be a bonus. This is a live in, live out, or flexi role depending on your preference.

Package Offered

  • £14 - £16 gross per hour each depending on experience
  • Working 3 - 4 hours each day, split between each day, OR you can do more hours on fewer days
  • A one bedroom cottage can be provided if you chose to live in
  • A manual car can be provided for work duties

Family Background

This busy family have three children, aged eleven, thirteen, and fifteen, who are all at boarding school. You must be an animal lover as the family have 2 terriers, and keep 8 chickens, and 2 ponies. The home has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, nestled amongst 10 acres of fields and gardens.  They have a gardener who works at the property, and are now looking for some more flexible support in their home. The family enjoy a traditional country lifestyle, so it is important that this suits the couple. They enjoy many rural pursuits including horse riding and dog walking etc.

Duties

You should be able to assist their gardener with gardening/handy duties and also undertake household duties such as housekeeping.  You should be confident with all daily housekeeping duties and be able to clean and care for the home to a high standard. You will be responsible for the upkeep of the household and ensure it is tidy and presentable. Duties include all housekeeping tasks such as laundry, ironing, unpacking the groceries, watering house plants, and ensuring that the home is tidy, organised, and well presented.

You must be happy to work in the garden and undertake maintenance within the home. Your duties will include DIY, mowing, strimming, weeding, gutter clearing, bed maintenance, car washing, hedge cutting, and occasional driving. 

The family enjoys cooking, but if you are happy to cook too, this would be a bonus. 

On occasion, when the parents are out of the house, the successful candidate should be happy to be on hand to supervise the children as the responsible adult.

You will need to help maintain the animals’ spaces, including the chicken coop and stables. When the family travel, you must be happy to dog/house sit and take care of the animals. It is important that you have some experience and are confident in working with horses.

Location/Accommodation

The family live in Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire, CV36, a private one bedroom cottage will be provided to you if you require it, or you can live out and commute daily.  The cottage has a private entrance and a little garden. Due to size limitations, there is no room for children or pets. 

Days/Hours

  • A total of 20 hours per person each week with occasional driving and 'babysitting' at weekends, to be agreed upon in advance.  Hours can be able to be topped up working for others who the family are happy to put you in touch with.
  • 3 - 4 hours each day, split between each day, OR you can do more hours on fewer days

Languages

You must speak a good level of English to communicate with the family.

Special Skills

You must be highly organised and have great attention to detail in relation to housekeeping and gardening. The family have 3 children and many pets so you must enjoy working around older children and animals. You must be flexible and show initiative to find and complete tasks.

Interview/Start date

The family are interviewing now for the right person/couple to start ASAP. We are recruiting safely within the COVID-19 regulations.

Permanent
Posted on: 13 January 2023
Domestic Couple
£14 - £16 gross per hour each