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House Manager - Live In

Wilderness Reserve

The company

Wilderness Reserve is an 8000-acre estate of woodland, lakes and rolling pasture, sprinkled with an eclectic collection of historic and traditional Suffolk properties. Lovingly restored by artisans, each home has unique character.

From the grand Grade II listed manor house and restored 15th century barn, to charming, thatched cottages and romantic retreats, Wilderness Reserve is a long-term conservation and restoration project - protecting English nature and breathing new life into historic properties. It is unlike anything or any place you’ve ever been before.


The job

Your job will include ensuring that the house and immediate surrounding garden is beautifully presented at all times, managing a number of staff from housekeepers, gardeners, chefs etc and ensuring that the guests receive five star service throughout their short stay. As a live-in role you will be expected to be on-site during your working schedule, which should remain flexible around property occupation.


What you'll need

Ability to cook simple meals on occasions (i.e. breakfast).

An obsessive attention to detail, outstanding managerial skills and endurance.

A background in hospitality, private house management, or housekeeping

It is important that you are well-presented and courteous, in order to deliver an exemplary service to our guests.

Located within a commutable distance from the estate.

A Full UK driving licence.


Where you'll be based

Wilderness Reserve is located across 8000 acres, spanning Heveningham, Sibton, and Yoxford in stunning surroundings. You will be based solely at one of our larger exclusive properties, where you will have use of a purpose-built apartment whilst working, and your own property to call home whilst on your off-time.


What you'll receive

- £35,000-£40,000 per annum dependent on experience

- Employed role (permanent contract)

- Estate accommodation included

- Use of a vehicle, typically a Morris Minor Traveller or Land Rover Defender during working time

- Variable hours very often including weekends and bank holidays

- Stunning working location in the Suffolk countryside


Find out more

To discuss this position in more detail, please send your CV to or call 07983 967143.

All communication will be treated in complete confidence.


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