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Domestic Couple: Housekeeper/cook and handyman/gardener/allrounder

  • Location: Oxshott
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #350

Are you a domestic couple looking to work in a charming country residence where you have your own separate accommodation (with a private entrance)? If so, this is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and proactive couple – it helps if you like dogs too! 

At a Glance 

  • About the family: 2 adults, and 3 children who live part-time with the family. 

  • This is the family's primary residence but they do travel a lot, usually at weekends and during all school holidays.

  • They have dogs – who you’ll get to walk and play with! 

  • About the residence: located in the pretty village of Oxshott, Surrey , the property features an indoor swimming pool, playroom, drawing room, study and office.

  • Accommodation: separate studio flat with a private entrance.

  • Hours/days of work: Monday to Friday with the odd weekend care if the family are travelling. General hours of work 45 hours with flexibility.

  • Local transport includes a train station direct into London

  • Car available for use.

Salary: £40,000 -£45,000 gross per year each DOE plus excellent discretionary annual bonus subject

This is a great chance for a domestic couple to work in a wonderful residence in a charming Surrey village for a friendly couple.

Duties include general housekeeping, cleaning, laundry, ironing and some shopping errands (where a car will be available for use) as well as cooking to a good family standard, think healthy and organic (the family particularly enjoy fish!). 

Fans of dogs should apply as you will be responsible for caring for the family dogs, walking them in the Surrey countryside and playing with them and generally giving them some TLC. The family also has chickens which will need caring for too.

There will be some light gardening duties but any heavy duty or skilled gardening is contracted out. The family has an indoor pool so knowledge of pool maintenance would be helpful although not essential. Handyman skills are required in order to keep the property in good working order, so you will be carrying out duties such as changing light bulbs, cleaning hard to reach areas, and putting on a lick of paint on walls where required. For more technical issues contractors are on hand. 

The family don’t entertain on a regular basis but at times they might have friends over for dinner so it is key that you can be flexible and are on hand to finish off duties for the day rather than leaving things undone.

The family travels a fair bit so you will need to be able to organise yourselves and carry out deep cleans etc in the family’s absence.

Hours are Monday to Friday with flexibility and the occasional weekend. Oxshott has a direct train to London so you’ll be able to easily reach the capital on your days off!

Interviews ASAP

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