Massey's Agency
Published
7th March 2019
Location
East Devon, United Kingdom
Category
Job Type
Reference Number
6737
Basic Salary
£excellent + discretionary bonus
The Household
2 adults and 4 older children
Working Days
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Working Hours
Vary
Start Date
ASAP

Description

An experienced full-time housekeeper with a smiley & friendly personality and an easy-going disposition is required for a country estate in East Devon.  Other staff (estate manager, gardener and groundsman) are also employed.

The property is home to a family with four children and is used mainly during school holidays with a few additional weekends through the summer term.

However, from October half term until Easter, apart from the 2 week Christmas/New Year holiday, the house is hardly used.  During this winter period the housekeeper would be expected to spend one weekend a month at the London residence.

·         All usual housekeeping, tidying and cleaning duties with a high attention to detail

·         laundry and ironing

·         Bed making

·         Special care of fine furniture, artwork, antiques and silverware.

·         Cleaning of a separate Coach House cottage, annex, and other small buildings on the estate

·         Food shopping & errands

·         Assistance with food preparation and ideally some simple family cooking.

·         Key holder & security

·         Occasional babysitting and supervision of children

·         Assistance with care (and walking) of family dog, including occasional sole charge when family are abroad.

·         Care of chickens (with other estate staff)

·         Some supervision of contractors (window cleaners, plumber, etc) in consultation with the employer and assisted with other estate staff

·         Occasional driving, and upkeep of the car with assistance from estate staff

·         Supervision of the cleaning, care and upkeep of the leisure facilities and equipment, working co-operatively with the  gardener & groundsman

The accommodation is a beautiful two bed room/two bath room cottage.

Special requirement(s):

Must be a car driver

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