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Domestic Couple

South Norfolk



The employer


A privately owned farming and conservation estate, working for the principal couple in their Elizabethan manor house and surrounding grounds.

 

The job


As domestic couple you will be responsible for the overall management of the house and grounds for the principals, who have not previously had a live-in couple. Although duties are to be shared between the couple, the job can be broken down into two main roles:

Housekeeper - a traditional housekeeper responsible for all cleaning, laundry, ironing, household management i.e. ordering of food and consumables, dog walking and sitting, cooking of meals (1-2 meals per day)

Estate Worker/Groundsperson - garden and property maintenance, including wider estate properties, estate work including tree planting and working in the conservation woodland, driving, security.

The role will suit a countryside-loving couple who wish to settle into a long-term arrangement.

 

What you'll need


Experience in similar domestic roles

A proactive approach to the upkeep and maintenance of the property

A deep love of the countryside and all things outdoors

Dog friendly

Discreet and trustworthy

A Full UK driving licence.

Willingness to undertake a DBS check

Obtainable references

 

Where you'll be based


The estate is based close to the Norfolk/Suffolk border, spread over 1000 acres of arable farmland, woodland, and wetlands. Your accommodation will initially be in the form of a well-appointed 2/3 bedroom flat close to the house, moving to a 2/3 bedroom estate cottage as one becomes available. Due to the apartment style accommodation, no pets can be accommodated initially.

 

What you'll receive


- £65,000 per annum

- Accommodation provided

- Utilities provided (you must pay council tax, tv licence, broadband)

- Monday-Friday working week with very occasional weekend working (time paid back in lieu)

- Incredible working environment on a stunning estate with lots of wildlife and areas of conservation

 

Find out more


To discuss this position in more detail, please send your CV to martin@martin-salter.com or call 07983 967143.

All communication will be treated in complete confidence.

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