Live In Domestic Couple - Suffolk

2022-07-13 13:15:372049-11-26Marshall Harber
Job TypePermanent Full Time
LocationSouth of Stowmarket
AreaSuffolk, EnglandSuffolkEnglandSouth of Stowmarket
SectorDomestic Couple
Salary£80K Per annum, depending on experience
Start DateASAP
Job Ref15375-R
Live In Couple. Housekeeper / Gardener/Handyman required for a Georgian property set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, south of Stowmarket.   The Principals are a semi-retired couple in their 60’s. The small estate comprises an 8 bedroom Georgian ex-rectory with five detached cottages for guests, along with swimming pool, tennis court, pool house and equestrian facilities set in 50 acres of paddocks, lawns and formal gardens.  There are other gardeners also employed. The house is located on the edge of a small village in a rural setting. All the accommodation has recently been redecorated/refurbished. This is a full time residence for the principals and guests stay on average once a month (in normal times).   The couple must work with the other staff members seamlessly and harmoniously which is of great importance to the principals so you must be team players. To provide 7 day cover you will be asked to work every other weekend in rota with other staff members.
 Housekeeper: Duties will include laundry and ironing, cleaning and upkeep of the main house and the 5 cottages, changing bedding, shoe cleaning and taking deliveries and messages.   You will be required to occasionally assist the principal with meal planning and preparation.  Also shopping (mainly online). You will be required to work with the gardener to arrange freshly cut flowers to be displayed throughout the property. You must be happy to work alongside an existing housekeeper. You must be a non-smoker with a current DBS.
Gardener/Handyman Duties:  For this role you will preferably need to have previous experience working for a private estate.   The formal garden is approximately 1.5 acres with a walled garden and glass house.  The balance is 10 acres of woodland with the rest parkland and pastures for grazing.  The gardens are in the process of being developed. The role is a multi-task one assisting on the estate wherever required, in the gardens and upkeep of the buildings and occasional driving duties.
Salary: Up to £80K gross per annum, depending on previous experience
Accommodation: Separate private 2 bed furnished accommodation. Sorry, no dependants or pets.
Start Date:  ASAP
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