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Housekeeper/Cook & Maintenance/Gardener Couple

Clients in High Beach, Essex are looking for a Housekeeper/Cook & Maintenance/Gardener for their 7 acre estate. This is a great role on a very well-run and organised property.
The excellent staff accommodation is purpose build with separate entrance and stair case, leading to additional utility and kitchen areas.

Salary
Fully negotiable depending on experience
Location
High Beach, Essex
Position
Permanent Live-In

The family of four (Principals’ and their 2 daughters, 14 & 16) are warm, welcoming and looking for laid-back yet professional and experienced candidates to ensure the smooth running of their home.

The main property is 9,000.00 sq feet, with an additional four leisure facilities on site that you would have free access to should you wish (gym etc).

You have assistance with the 7 acres, as contract gardeners are in place to help you with general gardening, mowing, strimming etc. There is also a small plot which is currently being overhauled, so your knowledge and advice when it comes to planting up and kitchen garden/allotment would be welcomed.

A vehicle will either be provided for your use or an agreement put in place should you have your own vehicle you would like to use.

You are required to work from 7am (breakfast & school run) and finish once dinner has been served and cleared at around 7/7.30pm (flexibility required). A break will be taken in the middle of the day.

Your core hours will be Monday-Friday, with flexibility required should the Principals’ require taking to the airport or be entertaining guests. Overtime will be paid on a swipe system and automatically added via PAYE.

Responsibilities

Housekeeper/Cook

  • Housekeeping and laundry duties
  • Family cooking
  • Shopping

Maintenance/Gardener/Driver

  • School run (drop off & pick-up)
  • General maintenance (basic DIY, lightbulbs etc)
  • Gardening (supported by contractors)
  • Overseeing of tradesmen
  • Airport runs
  • Errand running

Key qualifying criteria

  • Driving license essential
  • Previous experience running a large property
  • Flexibility
  • Attention to detail
  • Confident family cooking ability
  • Highly organised
  • Good communications skills (both with Principals’ & contractors)
Apply Now Start Date: Flexible
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