Domestic Couple- (Housekeeper/Cook & Gardener)

Domestic Couple required for 60 acre estate in Norfolk.
Wonderful Housekeeper/Cook & Gardener position available with formal household.
The selected candidates will be provided with a Grade 1 listed 2 bedroom cottage with its own garden on the grounds of the estate.

Salary
Up to £55,000.00
Location
Norfolk
Position
Permanent Live-In

The client requires a highly experienced Domestic Couple team to look after their 7 bedroom country residence.

When the family are in residence, breakfast, lunch & afternoon tea is required, along with beautiful table settings.

The clients have grown-up children in America, who will often come to stay in the Christmas & Summer holidays. For the most part, you will have one female Principal in residence.

Candidates must be dog friendly, as there are two dogs (border collies) who remain at the property full-time. You are not required to walk the dogs, as there are 20 acres of land for them to run around freely, however their wellbeing is the responsibility of the live-in Housekeeper/Cook (you must let them in and out, feed them, make sure they have full water bowls etc).

On the gardening side, you are required to tend the gardens, grounds & kitchen garden/allotments. You are encouraged to utilise as much home-grown produce as possible, cooking seasonally and making jams, chutneys & preserves for the winter months. You will also be responsible for ensuring there are fresh cut flowers from the garden in the house whenever Principals are in residence.

The family have a London property, as well as International homes, so there will be occasions when you will need to ensure the security of the property and take care of deep cleaning and larger gardening tasks during the Principals absence.

An annual salary increase is in place, making this a wonderful opportunity for an experienced Domestic Couple looking for a long-term role with a private family.

The Principals husband will be joining her most weekends, therefore your time off is likely to be taken during the week, however some flexibility is required.

Responsibilities

  • Housekeeping & laundry
  • Cooking, provisioning, shopping
  • Errand running
  • Liaising with daily gardening team- using produce from the kitchen garden where possible
  • Floral arrangements- using fresh cut flowers from the garden
  • Table settings
  • Looking after the dogs
  • Overseeing the property/gatekeeper duties
  • Gardening
  • Maintenance
  • Repairs
  • Project management/with regards to the garden, grounds & allotment
  • Driving

Key qualifying criteria

  • Confident cooking & baking skills
  • A sharp eye for detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Highly organised nature
  • Own car preferred (you will be added to the Principals vehicles for work use)
  • Dog friendly
  • Candidates must be looking for a long-term position
  • DBS Check
  • Supporting references
  • Previous live-in Domestic Couple experience
  • An interest in gardening/fruit & vegetable growing
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