Super role for a Houseman driver Handyman groundman and Housekeeper with cooking ability ideally
- Pressure washing paved areas, blowing and sweeping pathways and drives.
- Arranging or when possible any Gutter clearing and maintenance, window cleaning
- Carpentry, painting and decorating, repairs to shutters, door hanging and repairs.
- Monitoring house heating and AGA oil levels and ordering oil deliveries.
- Fire laying and topping up log baskets, log and kindling splitting.
- Assistance at dinner and drinks parties.
- Collecting daily newspapers and ad-hoc shopping trips.
- Cellar stocking and monitoring and ensuring wines brought up as requested.
- Co-ordinating outside trades and contractors (pest control, septic tanks etc)
- Recording expenses and receipts in accounts books.
- Car care and maintenance, oil, tyre, water, fuel and battery checks.
- Keeping records of servicing and taking for MOT, renewing tax and insurance.
- Interior and exterior car cleaning and valeting.
- Chauffeuring of principals to parties, events and airport runs. Chauffeuring of house guests and family members.
- Fire safety and fire protection and basic fire fighting training.
- House security, alarm system setting, CCTV setting, entry gate monitoring.
- Daily vigilance and awareness of house security, monitoring arrivals/departures, recording visiting vehicle registration details.
- Knowledge of a wide range of building security systems, (pressure pads, motion and infrared sensors) ensuring systems are serviced and fully functioning at all times.
- Never discussing principles movements, whereabouts or schedules.
Assisting housekeeping activities
Assisting with laundry and ironing
Assisting in kitchen
Serving at table
Meeting and greeting
Management of wine cellar and liquor
Packing and unpacking
Garden helping the gardener
- Planning, scheduling & undertaking all cleaning duties of the household
- Tidying , dusting, polishing, hoovering, plumping cushions throughout
- Filling and emptying the dishwashers throughout as necessary
- Cleaning Cooker and microwave ovens daily
- Maintaining properly clean fridges, fridge drawers, freezers, oven, laundry appliances, wine chillers and coffee machines throughout
- Ensuring interior of windows are clean & polished throughout the house
- Ensuring glazing of all cabinets is clean & polished throughout the house
- Maintaining the stone floors - washing & polishing as required
- Polishing silverware etc
- Arrange for any specialist cleaning as required eg carpet cleaner
- Bed linen changed weekly in family rooms and as used in guest rooms
- Turning of mattresses quarterly
- Cleaning/maintaining condition of all household appliances
- Check lightbulbs everywhere on a daily basis and replace the easier ones and alert the handyman to the more difficult ones
- Empty kitchen bins and household
Laundry Cooking & food provisioning
- Weekly menu planning
- Provisioning according to the weekly menu – internet grocery order and planned shopping trips as required
- Family cooking – prepare evening meals for the family during the week
- Dinner parties help if there is a chef if chef ability thats an advantage