25th June 2019
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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Job Description for Live in Couple providing Housekeeping/Chef Services/Handyman Services

We have an opportunity for a live-in domestic couple at a country estate in Gloucestershire.  The household are looking for an experienced and committed domestic couple.  The household employs a Head Gardener and 2 gardeners to tend to the grounds. The Principals like to entertain and are looking for a couple who have excellent cooking skills and meticulous housekeeping skills.  A driver’s licence is essential for both of the couple.

Duties to be shared between the live in couple: (but not limited to)

  • High standard of cleaning throughout the property, laundry
  • Flower arranging
  • Plan menus (in conjunction with Principal)
  • Shop locally for fresh produce to use alongside the produce from the vegetable and fruit garden
  • Cook nutritious meals for family and guests
  • Greet  family/guests upon arrival  and ensure they have everything they need during their stay
  • Table setting
  • Wait at table and serve wine
  • Ensure stocks of wine and other beverages are correctly stored allowing for temperature changes
  • Supervise and assist with the heavy cleaning tasks, both inside and on the terraces around the pool
  • Pool care
  • Assist in the garden if required by the Head Gardener
  • Care of Swimming pool
  • Care of Estate Vehicles and Principal’s vehicles including Valeting and Fueling
  • Occasional driving
  • Ensure all household equipment including lighting and AV systems are in sound working order – thorough check to be carried out well in advance of family and guests arriving.
  • Carry our simple maintenance indoors and outdoors
  • Liaise with contractors/suppliers.
  • Unpacking and packing for Principal, family and guests if required
  • Up-keep of furniture, art, china, silver and crystal
  • Maintain inventories of furnishings, wine, arts and collectibles
  • Ensure health, safety and hygiene standards are adhered to
  • To assist each other with duties as and when applicable
  • Keep accurate household records and record petty cash expenditure




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