Published
20th May 2019
Location
Hertford, United Kingdom
Job Type

Description

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.

Driving chauffeuring

  • 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.

 

            Security

  • 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.

 

Housekeeping

Assisting housekeeping activities

Assisting with laundry and ironing

Assisting in kitchen

Shopping

Butler/Valet

Serving at table

Meeting and greeting

Management of wine cellar and liquor

Serving drinks

Packing and unpacking

Travel arrangements

Garden helping the gardener

 

 HOUSEKEEPER

General Cleaning

  • 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

 

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