A busy household just outside of Newmarket is looking for a flexible Couple to work in their family home, the house has busy times and quiet times due to varying entertaining schedules so they are looking for a Couple who can be flexible in their working week, including weekends.

As a Housekeeper you will be responsible for the upkeep of the house and maintain the household to a high standard, you will be responsible for cleaning, washing and ironing and simple family cooking.

As a Houseman/Butler you will be required to drive the Principals, trips to the airports and running errands, duties will also include handyman and caretaking duties aswell as helping to look after dogs.

When the Principals and families are in residence one of you should be able to act as a Butler for mainly informal occasions but also fully formal events, meet and greet and serve.
The other must be able to cook family style meals to a good standard as well as informal dinner parties for small numbers.

The family have 4 boys from 17 to 26 years who spend varying degrees of time at the home so this period can be busy, and a 3 year old who is permanently at home  – you will need to be happy to act as a Mother’s help, supervise children’s teas and assist where needed.

There is a team of Gardeners who look after the grounds, so there are no gardening duties involved, however you should be able to work effectively as part of a team and interact well with all team members who work and live on the estate.

This role will suit a Couple who work well together as a team and happily work in a busy family home and muck in where required as well as work to a slower pace as there are weeks when its quieter.
The family travel during the school holidays, it would be ideal if the Housekeeper can travel with the family for 2 weeks maximum at one time. Although this will be on an ad hoc basis.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

• Hands on cleaning, laundry and ironing
• Family Cooking and small dinner parties – shopping for the household
• Serve at a table when the family entertain
• Front of house duties to meet and greet
• Driving duties to school runs, airport runs, occasional trips to London and running errands locally
• Care of dogs and other animals
• Being on site for security of the house
• Looking after children
• Babysitting

• Butler duties to serve at table when the family entertain
• Front of house duties to meet and greet
• General Household maintenance
• Helping with housekeeper duties in the house
• Looking after the cellars
• Driving duties to include school runs, airport runs, and generally for James and Selina
• Keeping the cars in very good condition including organising services, MOTs etc
• Helping on the farm occasionally
• Maintaining the swimming pool
• Care of dogs and other animals
• Being on site for security of the house
• Babysitting

Professional compensation with benefits.

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