EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC COUPLE FOR UHNW PRIVATE ESTATE IN THE COTSWOLDS
Location: Cotswolds, UK Contract: Full-Time, Permanent
We have an amazing opportunity for an experienced, hardworking and talented domestic couple to support an UHNW family in their large country estate in the Cotswolds/West Oxfordshire. This is a busy family estate with lots of animals and multiple properties, and you will work alongside a solid team of household staff. As a couple you will be responsible for managing the security of the property, overseeing general maintenance and upkeep of the property and grounds, managing the fleet of cars, swimming pool maintenance (training can be provided if required), management of contractors, assisting the gardeners, housekeeping alongside a team of full-time housekeepers, light cooking, service and assisting at events, as well as care of animals.
This is a varied position that will require flexibility with duties and changes in schedules, a hardworking ‘can-do’ attitude and a personable and friendly disposition. The family are very respectful employers and look after their staff well – they are looking for a long-term commitment from the couple.
This is a live-in position, with your own self-contained 2-bedroom apartments within of one of the family properties, with it’s own kitchen, bathroom and living area – potential for private garden also. Usual working hours are from 8/9am - 5/6pm five days per week - this role does require weekend cover for 3 weekends per month and so your usual two days off will be during the week.
DUTIES TO INCLUDE: • Management of security for the estate and alarm systems • General maintenance and upkeep of the property and grounds • Management of car fleet, including arranging services, MOTs etc. • Swimming pool maintenance • Assisting the gardening team • Arranging contractors and overseeing them whilst on-site • General housekeeping to a very high standard alongside team of housekeepers • Laundry, including clothing, fine fabrics, linens etc. • Ironing and wardrobe management • Packing and unpacking for the principals • Light cooking for the family, and assisting caterers when required • Service and assistance at events • Provisioning and taking stock of household items • Flower arranging • Deal quickly and responsibly with any issues that arise
ESSENTIAL CRITERIA: • Previous experience in a domestic couple role on an UHNW private estate or luxury yacht • Flexibility in terms of duties and changes of schedules • Team players with a positive, can-do attitude • Excellent communication skills • Very high attention to detail • Good standard of written and spoken English • Trustworthy and handle confidential information appropriately • Longevity as demonstrated by previous employment • Able to prioritise and multitask effectively • Right to work within the UK • Excellent checkable references