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50K / annually
Permanent, Full Time
BOX: 1214126
Job Specifications

A couple who love everything to do with the countryside are sought for a position near

Marlborough, Wiltshire.  The duties will be split in a fairly traditional manner by way of a housekeeper/cook (cooking required mainly for the gentleman when his wife is away and not every day) and a driver/handyperson with the main focus to be on the house rather than garden as this is already looked after.  There will be some driving to airports and into London too but if the successful candidate is not familiar with these routes they will be advised.  Care of a number of cars is important for this role.  If the successful couple are happy to run occasional dinner parties together that would be an advantage.  There are other staff and so the successful couple will really be the lynchpin between all elements of running this working farm and shoot.  There will be some care of the dogs, ducks and chickens when the principals travel as well as an eye to the security of the main house.  A spacious three bedroom cottage is offered as the accommodation and comes with a large garden.  The principal would accept a well behaved dog also as long as it gets along well with their dogs.


  • Duties for the house are shared with two other women.  It is, therefore, essential that you can work with a team to keep the home running smoothly.
  • Confident cook and happy to cook for small dinner parties, shoot lunches plus other food preparation as required.
  • Skill at making use of seasonal produce from the kitchen garden and freezing some of the produce.
  • Cleaning the kitchen to a high standard and some of the other rooms on the ground floor.
  • Generally organising pantry and shopping lists.

General Factotum and Driver

  • To help with those duties pertaining to the house other than those carried out by the housekeeper.
  • Helping occasionally at dinner parties and shoots.
  • Inside jobs are:  laying fires; maintaining a log supply; replacing light bulbs, plus any other general maintenance that may occur.
  • Some driving and looking after cars.
  • Overseeing outside contractors on all aspects as required.

Salary:             £50k Gross combined

Start Date:       No later than October 2020.

Hours for General Factotum are:        Monday to Friday 08.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Hours for housekeeping are:               Monday to Friday 09.00 to 4.00 p.m.



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