Guardian Couple in East Sussex, United Kingdom
An experienced and trustworthy Guardian Couple is required to look after a weekend residence located in the East Sussex (only 45 minutes away from London), United Kingdom. The property consists of an 18th century country house and cottages, lake, woods, and arable farmland, set in 42 acres.
The Principals live in London and visit their country house at weekends so the couple will have to be happy to work weekends and have days off on weekdays.
The principals are looking for a brilliant gardener and handy person extremely familiar with old houses and conservation who could oversee, manage and organise garden, animals, pool, be able to do basic repairs and oversee anyone doing works.
A housekeeper must be used to children and animals, very professional, happy to work weekends, used to old houses, antiques and artworks, and have basic cooking skills.
The role would be suitable for a very nice amenable couple who love their job, like organic vegetables, animals and old houses. The start will be in September 2018.
- Experience in a similar position
- Good gardening and maintenance skills
- Driving licence
- Genuine animal lovers and happy to look after chickens, horses, etc.
- Honest and trustworthy people
- Autonomous, independent and pro-active
- Good organisers
- Energetic and dynamic
- Flexible and positive attitude
Duties and responsibilities
- Take care of the property on a daily basis
- Regular and deep cleaning
- Laundry and ironing
- Basic cooking for the family and guests
- Assisting with children if required
- Help with animals
- General maintenance and small repairs (roof, chimney, heating, check oil level, etc)
- Maintenance of the tennis court and swimming pool
- Take care of the vegetable garden, flowers and wild English garden
- Driving (pickups, deliveries, etc.)
5 days/week including Saturday and Sunday
Flexible hours during weekends, able to manager their own time during the week
A separate cottage will be provided.
Salary: Attractive package for the right couple
Ad reference : 836 LD