Location: UNITED KINGDOM, South West England, Wiltshire
  • £50000+ /year
  • Not specified / hour
  • 60k - 2 bedroom cottage in the grounds, all costs covered and car provided
Job type: Permanent, Full time
  • Couple
  • Live-In Couple-Gardener and Housekeeper
Date: Monday 6th August 2018
Closing date: Thursday 6th September 2018
Our reference: BOX27412
Jobs available: 1

Job description

Recommended Gardener & Housekeeper/Cook post

Wiltshire August 2018 £60,000gpa

Recommended post with return client of Staff of Distinction, seeking a positive, enthusiastic couple as Gardener & Housekeeper/Cook for their weekend residence Nr Marlborough, Wiltshire. This family of 4 who are in part time (weekend) residence only are looking for a Housekeeper who enjoys cooking and who can cater for up to 10 people on occasion. The focus is on healthy and partly vegetarian food mostly made from scratch with home grown produce. High standards of cleaning, laundry, together with arranging flowers, wardrobe and household management will be required. The family also employ a cleaner that works one day a week and when the family are in residence for more than a weekend, the cleaner will also work daily. Candidates will preferably have an interest in gardening as they will need to assist with the fruit and vegetable growing. Outdoor work will also include running errands and maintaining vegetation. The grounds include 3 acres of formal gardens and 4 acres of fields. The garden has an attractive layout and includes herbaceous borders, hedging, a pond, fruit trees, large lawn area, small wooded area and a cut flower garden. The gardener must have knowledge and experience working with all these elements as well as use and maintenance of garden machinery. (Knowledge necessary to make the most of the calendar season).The partner must be happy to work in the garden on occasion also. Additional gardening or cleaning help will be brought in as necessary on busy periods. Occasionally the role will include dealing with internal and external household maintenance and driving owners between train stations. An animal friendly couple would be good as the family may get a dog next year. This role would suit a couple who are flexible, proactive and happy to make decisions without the principals being in residence. Working week is full time, five days from Thursday – Monday, 9.00 -5.00 when the family are not in residence with flexible finishing times. Hours will revolve around the owners being in residence so are longer on weekends and during school holidays. On occasion travel with the family is also necessary. Two drivers preferred. Accommodation provided is a 2 bedroom cottage in the grounds, all costs covered and car provided on duty. Small dogs and cats will be considered. This position is interviewing now to commence August 2018. Salary £60,000gpa. AGY

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