Couple job! Full time Live in Couple required in Upper Woolhampton, Berkshire

Upper Woolhampton, Reading
£700 net per week
28 Jan 2018
29 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

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Couple job! Full time Live in Couple required in Upper Woolhampton, Berkshire – PD738


This fantastic opportunity has arisen for a busy family who are looking for an experienced, organised and proactive live in couple.

The position requires a full-time gardener and approximately 30 hours housekeeping work each week, Monday – Friday with weekends off and up to 2 nights babysitting a week. 

The live in accommodation is a very well-appointed 2 bedroom cottage near the main house.  It comprises, entrance hall, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), large kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room and laundry room.  There is a terrace and garden.

This lovely family live in a large house in West Berkshire situated between Reading and Newbury, surrounded by approximately 20 acres of grounds and have 4 children aged 6-15, two dogs (miniature dachshunds) and a cat. 

They are looking for a couple who are reliable, organised, enthusiastic, flexible and trustworthy.  Someone who has attention to detail, takes pride in their work and is able to be self-motivated and use their own initiative.

Responsibilities would include:


All aspects of general estate, property and garden maintenance for a busy household.  Gardens, lawns, swimming pool, tennis court, woodland, paddocks.  There is a productive kitchen garden and greenhouse for vegetables.

Use of all garden and estate machinery including strimmer’s, chainsaws, garden tractor, quad, rotavator etc.  In addition general maintenance of cars, valeting, arranging servicing, MOTs etc…

Some occasional driving to functions or to London.

General maintenance and management of Main Residence, Outbuildings and Cottages.

Caring for dog/cat.

The position offers a keen and experienced gardener the opportunity to refresh/renew the garden to create a more sophisticated landscape.


All aspects of housekeeping in a large busy household, someone who can take charge and keep the house very clean and organised. Childcare including occasional sole charge.

Cleaning to include: 

  • A high standard of cleaning & use of appropriate products (including dusting, hoovering, mopping, polishing furniture and silverware in all rooms & bathrooms)
  • General tidying & organising of the house i.e. sorting cupboards, book shelves, playroom & bedrooms, changing sheets
  • All Laundry
  • Ironing and putting away clothes & linen
  • Helping prepare for guests (either dinner parties or weekend guests)
  • Occasional planning and cooking (healthy) meals
  • Receiving & putting away groceries and keeping an up to date shopping list
  • Running general errands i.e. post office, collecting dry cleaning, grocery shopping
  • Helping with the dog

    Childcare to include:

  • Playing with the children – inside/outside
  • Supervision of homework
  • Occasional bath and bedtime routines
  • Help with school runs or taking to activities

Location: Upper Woolhampton , Berkshire RG7


Minimum Experience: 2+ years working in a similar role


Any specific required training for the role: Childcare qualifications not essential, however experience as live in Couple is.


Hours: 8:00am to 5pm – with an hour for lunch, Monday to Friday and up to 2 nights babysitting a week.


Pets: 2 dogs and 1 cat


Driver: Yes. Both need to be a driver.


Job Start Date:ASAP, however the family will wait for the right person.


Pay: £22,000 gross per person (circa £700 net per week per couple), depending on experience


This is a full time live in Couple position


Harmony at Home Berkshire, Philippa Day, acting as an Employment Agency.


You must also have an up to date DBS and Paediatric First Aid Certificate or be willing to obtain, along with a minimum of 2 last / current employer professional referees that are immediately contactable.


To apply for this job please contact Philippa immediately on 01635 36465 | 07988 908231


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