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Experienced Domestic Couple for Property in North London

Posted: 07-03-2019
Place: Totteridge, Greater London

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Fabulous couple role supporting a very busy private family in north London.
Based in a beautiful semi- rural setting in Totteridge, the position comes with its own spacious separate accommodation.

This is a couple role which is very varied, and requires a lot of flexibility day to day.
The main responsibilities will be care of the home in Totteridge, but there will also be regular visits/errand running between this location and the clients second property in Hampstead.
The family usually spend Mon – Fri in Hampstead, and the weekends in Totteridge, so the working week is spent “resetting” the house, looking after the animals and running various errands for the family if needed. The end of the week is spent getting the house ready for the family’s arrival on a Friday after school/work. The family have 4 children ranging from 7 – 16.
There is a full-time chef employed, so minimal cooking will be required, however the candidate must be happy and able to prepare simple meals if required.
Full time gardeners are also employed to manage the grounds, though there will be some overlap with duties.
There is also a part time cleaner employed 3 days a week to assist with the upkeep of the house.
Full training will be given, and candidates will be assisted by the Facilities Manager who is usually based at the property Mon – Fri.
Flexibility and discretion are absolutely key, visibility is kept to a minimum if possible, and candidates must have a strong “can do” attitude, willing to help in anything that comes up and work as a team.
It is essential that at least one candidate can drive, preferably both and car can be provided.
Technological knowledge/understanding is helpful, with candidates being able to understand the workings of the property/Audio-visual systems/intercoms etc when shown them.
Hours:                  7.30am – 7.30pm, monday to friday.

Location:              Totteridge and Hampstead.

Salary:                  £30k each

Start Date:            as soon as possible.

Interviewing:        as soon as possible

Driver:                  Essential, at least one of the couple.

Accommodation:  1 bed flat with own kitchen, and living room. Cars are provided if necessary.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
Housekeeping:

Cleaning
Ironing
Laundry
Dry cleaning
Changing of bed linen
Childcare
Some cooking (although there is a full-time chef)
Dinner Party assistance
Food shopping and online ordering
Overseeing of suppliers and contractors at the residence (with the Facilities Manager)
Liaising with Family Office regarding children’s extra-curricular calendar.
Looking after/organising vaccinations for the pets/organising kennels and cattery.
Taking telephone calls/messages

Handyman/Driver:

Light maintenance, both indoor and outdoor.
Assisting the housekeeper where required
Dog walking
Driving, collecting children, running errands etc.
House sitting
Car Valeting (as instructed by the Facilities Manager)
Care of Quad bikes and bicycles
Pool Maintenance (as instructed by the Facilities Manager)
Occasional heavy lifting
Dinner Party assistance

Candidates must be / have:

Experienced
IT knowledge
Flexible
Discreet


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