South Kensington – Live in Dog Friendly Hands on House Manager / Housekeeper

South Kensington – Live in Dog Friendly Hands on House Manager / Housekeeper – M -F s/c Flat £40K   This is a Fantastic job for a Dog loving person!   Family Description and Location   A British couple who live in a Town House in Central London, are looking for an experienced and physically active candidate to come and manage and run their home.  They have 3 grown up children who visit occasionally. They have 2 large well trained...

  • Housekeeper
  • Full Time
  • TC251
  • United Kingdom
Housekeeper

Vacancy Description

South Kensington – Live in Dog Friendly Hands on House Manager / Housekeeper – M -F s/c Flat £40K
 
This is a Fantastic job for a Dog loving person!
 
Family Description and Location
 
A British couple who live in a Town House in Central London, are looking for an experienced and physically active candidate to come and manage and run their home.  They have 3 grown up children who visit occasionally. They have 2 large well trained Hungarian Vizslas with good recall and 2 outdoor cats that will be a large part of this role especially when the couple travel. There is a part time cleaner that will do the bulk of the cleaning and also there is a pet sitter that can called upon. The house is walking distance from South Kensington, Earls Court and Gloucester Road Station.
 
Job Description
 
 
Principal duties in the house

  • Ensuring smooth-running of house
  • Receiving deliveries
  • Organising (sourcing and calling/liaising with) repair/maintenance tradesmen for house
  • Doing laundry and ironing (but taking man’s shirts to laundry and returning them).
  • Managing the cleaner. The job does not involve cleaning- this will be outsourced – two days per week

 
Dog-walking/Pets

  • Walking two medium sized dogs for approx. 1.5 hr each weekday morning in e.g. Richmond Park/Hyde Park – need to drive to parks
  • Feeding dogs and two cats
  • Occasional laundering of dog beds and blankets
  • Renewing pet insurance

 
Car and driving

  • Occasional errands by car
  • Taking car to valet for cleaning
  • Booking appointments for MOT/servicing when needed and delivering and collecting car from servicing
  • Renewing car insurance

 
Shopping /cooking

  • Weekly internet shop (Ocado) and top-up local shopping as needed
  • Preparation of simple and healthy dinner (main course) usually for two, when required, is helpful but not a essential and not a deal breaker.

 
Garden

  • Maintenance of garden
  • principally mowing lawn every couple of weeks in summer (less in winter)
  • Cleaning of patio with power hose
  • Watering of shrubs in pots which are not irrigated
  • In summer, sprinkler lawn
  • Occasional weeding
  • Liaising with pruners/tree surgeons etc very occasionally as needed

 
Miscellaneous

  • Shoe/boot cleaning
  • Odd jobs such as cleaning windows where accessible and cleaning light fittings
  • Keeping cupboards organised

Candidate Requirements
 
 It is essential that you are very experienced and confident with large dogs and have had Petcare as a large part of your previous employment. You will need to be a confident driver and be happy to drive the dogs to the park daily come rain or shine.  You will also need to be willing to look after the dogs whilst the client travels. You are able to leave the house in the evenings and the principle also has a pet sitting service should you need the services whilst the client is travelling for overnight stays etc. You will need to have experience of working In a private household in a similar setting and have good checkable references.
 
Days of Work, Accommodation and Salary
 

  • Monday – Friday (except when client travels where you will have to take time off in lieu for extra days worked) client may travel circa 4 times a year for circa 2 weeks at a time.
  • Working hours are generally 8:30am – 9:30pm with breaks in the day (this is the general waking hours of the dogs. (hours may change whilst client travels)
  • £40,000K with a contract and Tax and NI paid.
  • Well-appointed Self-contained basement apartment with a separate entrance (sorry not suitable for pets, partners or dependents.
  • 1st September Start

South Kensington – Live in Dog Friendly Hands on House Manager / Housekeeper – M -F s/c Flat £40K

This is a Fantastic job for a Dog loving person!
 
Family Description and Location
 
A British couple who live in a Town House in Central London, are looking for an experienced and physically active candidate to come and manage and run their home.  They have 3 grown up children who visit occasionally. They have 2 large well trained Hungarian Vizslas with good recall and 2 outdoor cats that will be a large part of this role especially when the couple travel. There is a part time cleaner that will do the bulk of the cleaning and also there is a pet sitter that can called upon. The house is walking distance from South Kensington, Earls Court and Gloucester Road Station.
 
Job Description
 
Principal duties in the house

  • Ensuring smooth-running of house
  • Receiving deliveries
  • Organising (sourcing and calling/liaising with) repair/maintenance tradesmen for house
  • Doing laundry and ironing (but taking man’s shirts to laundry and returning them).
  • Managing the cleaner. The job does not involve cleaning- this will be outsourced – two days per week

 
Dog-walking/Pets

  • Walking two medium sized dogs for approx. 1.5 hr each weekday morning in e.g. Richmond Park/Hyde Park – need to drive to parks
  • Feeding dogs and two cats
  • Occasional laundering of dog beds and blankets
  • Renewing pet insurance

 
Car and driving

  • Occasional errands by car
  • Taking car to valet for cleaning
  • Booking appointments for MOT/servicing when needed and delivering and collecting car from servicing
  • Renewing car insurance

 
Shopping /cooking

  • Weekly internet shop (Ocado) and top-up local shopping as needed
  • Preparation of simple and healthy dinner (main course) usually for two, when required, is helpful but not a essential and not a deal breaker.

 
Garden

  • Maintenance of garden
  • principally mowing lawn every couple of weeks in summer (less in winter)
  • Cleaning of patio with power hose
  • Watering of shrubs in pots which are not irrigated
  • In summer, sprinkler lawn
  • Occasional weeding
  • Liaising with pruners/tree surgeons etc very occasionally as needed

 
Miscellaneous

  • Shoe/boot cleaning
  • Odd jobs such as cleaning windows where accessible and cleaning light fittings
  • Keeping cupboards organised

Candidate Requirements
 
 It is essential that you are very experienced and confident with large dogs and have had Petcare as a large part of your previous employment. You will need to be a confident driver and be happy to drive the dogs to the park daily come rain or shine.  You will also need to be willing to look after the dogs whilst the client travels. You are able to leave the house in the evenings and the principle also has a pet sitting service should you need the services whilst the client is travelling for overnight stays etc. You will need to have experience of working In a private household in a similar setting and have good checkable references.
 
Days of Work, Accommodation and Salary
 

  • Monday – Friday (except when client travels where you will have to take time off in lieu for extra days worked) client may travel circa 4 times a year for circa 2 weeks at a time.
  • Working hours are generally 8:30am – 9:30pm with breaks in the day (this is the general waking hours of the dogs. (hours may change whilst client travels)
  • £40,000K with a contract and Tax and NI paid.
  • Well-appointed Self-contained basement apartment with a separate entrance (sorry not suitable for pets, partners or dependents.
  • 1st September Start

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