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The Company and the Role:
The owner of a large Country Estate in Berkshire is currently seeking a full time professional couple as Chauffeur / Handyperson and part time Housekeeper (including basic household duties), working on a Private Estate. The Country Estate is part of a wealthy business family, and accommodation is provided.
Reporting directly to the Owners of the estate, the successful candidate will be responsible primarily as a Chauffeur. However the role is also wide ranging and they are seeking someone who is flexible in their approach to work as well as competent to take on diy tasks, gardening, car cleaning duties and undertaking deliveries etc.
The position requires flexibility in hours and in days, and in general you will need to be available much more when the Owner and his family are in residence. You will be expected to fit in your holidays around the family when they are away from the house. There will be some weekend work.
For any additional hours worked, time will be given off in lieu and on some occasions overtime may be payable.
The owners are also very keen on Country Style pursuits, for example shooting, so you must be like-minded and able to gain a shotgun certificate.
Your partner may be required to work part time hours carrying out basic house hold duties, such as cleaning, dusting etc which will be paid separately, so both partners will need to consider that they will be actively working with each other on site
This is a permanent role.
Key Features of the Role:
You will be expected to carry out Chauffeur / Handyperson / DIY duties as part of your day to day role.
You will look after the family and the property when they are in or out of residence, carrying out general maintenance and other duties.
You will be expected to monitor the CCTV security system as part of your responsibilities.
You will look after the family pet dog while the family is away. Your partner may be requested to carry out basic household duties as and when and required.
You will need to feel comfortable around shotguns and other Country Style pursuits as the family host shooting and other Country Style events.
Knowledge and Skills:
This is truly an excellent role for an experienced Chauffeur / Handyperson who has experience of and the willingness to undertake basic diy tasks and gardening duties. You will need to be an experienced and considerate Driver. Experience of driving a Range Rover will be beneficial along with a clean driving licence.
Whilst this role is supportive of ex-military personnel, it needs to be stressed that this role does not have a close protection element to the role, only minor security responsibilities in respect of the security of the estate.
You will need excellent organisation and planning skills and excellent inter-personal skills, as well as diplomatic, responsible, honest and trustworthy able to use your own initiative.
Above all, you will need to be flexible in your approach to work in what you do and when you do it.
You must be able to gain a shotgun certificate.
What’s on Offer:
Basic salary will be dependant on your skill set and experience.
20 days holidays plus bank and public holidays, pension scheme, healthcare etc.
Working full time hours are flexible, with the bias of work while the family are in residence.
Live in accommodation in the form of a 4 bedroom cottage bungalow located on the estate. The accommodation is provided free but the job holder will be expected to pay their council tax and the running costs e.g. gas, electricity, water rates etc.
If the successful candidate has a partner then there may well be the possibility of their partner also being offered some form of part time employment, undertaking household duties.
Involvement in Country Style events, such as shooting etc.
Beautiful picturesque countryside views and location.
Please do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Chauffeur / Handyperson based in the UK.
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