Domestic Couple (Live-In) – Berkshire, UK

Domestic couple (Live-In) required for a busy family home in Berkshire, a newly built 5 ensuite bedroom with large living areas which is set in a rural location in 70 acres of land.

They are looking for an experienced couple who can run the home efficiently, Mum and Dad both work full-time, a nanny is employed to look after the two children aged 7 and 2 years old, however they require you to both be child friendly and happy to help out with the children on a Saturday when the nanny is off.

As a Housekeeper you will be responsible for the up keep of the house including hands on cleaning, washing and ironing for the family. Cooking duties to include preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner for the principals when required, preparing menus for the week in advance with the principal. You should be able to cook for simple dinner parties up to 15 people a couple of times a month, meet and greet guests and serve at a dinner table when they entertain.
The nanny does cook for the children, however you will be required to cook for them when she is away and on a Saturday

As a Handyman/Gardener you will be required to turn your hand to working on a large estate and do general maintenance inside and outside, keeping all areas clean and tidy and general care taking duties, garden maintenance duties. Driving duties to include driving the principals locally as well as into London for events, airport runs and to events on a Saturday.
You will be responsible for the valeting of the cars and ensuring they are ready for use

This position is suitable for a couple who are flexible in their duties and the hours and days they work due to the principals lifestyle and work commitments and there will be times when you are required to work later in the evenings or drive more at weekends.

As the children have a Nanny you won’t be required to have sole charge every day, however being live in you will be required to babysit and sometimes overnight if Mum and Dad are both away.

Duties will include:

Hands on cleaning, laundry and ironing to a high standard
Family cooking and dinner parties up to 15 people
Informal front of house service – meet and greet guests
Babysitting and overnight charge of children occasionally
General household maintenance inside and outside
Driving duties to include local errands and Into London – care of cars
Maintenance of swimming pool and hot tub
Assist with IT in the house including sound and TV systems
Security of the house when the family are not in residence
Liaising with contractors and suppliers

Accommodation:

1 bedroom Apartment attached to the main house, with living room and kitchen – separate entrance – All utilities paid including sky and broadband

Start date: as soon as possible
Days: 5 days per week – Sunday and Monday off
Drivers Both to drive
Salary £700npw combined plus a car

Interested candidates who meet (or exceed) the needs of this wonderful opportunity should email Sebastian with full work history, a current photo and written references to [email protected]