Houseman - Handyman

North London, London
Job level
Part Time
8 days ago
£2000-2500/month gross
21 Aug 2020
Contract type

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Responsibilities to include but are not limited to:

· Manage and oversee the Principal’s residence in London: all handyman tasks, housekeeping duties, effective communication with all the suppliers and contractors, making sure all contractors work for a reasonable price, actively making sure on a daily basis that everything works 100% inside and outside of the house and dealing with any problems should they arise
· Looking after all cars: daily cleaning interiors and exteriors including vacuuming, making sure fuel tank is never in reserve and keeping on top of MOTS, services etc
· Managing all house technology to include WIFI, heating, AC, alarm, TV/AV, kitchen appliances & other electrical appliances in the house as well as good DIY skills
· Pro-active garden maintenance - keeping the garden in perfect condition: plant care, grass cutting, watering, cleaning BBQ, clearing away children’s toys daily and supervising the gardening company on visits
· Maintaining and charging the children’s small vehicles
· Maintaining the swimming pool
· Welcoming visitors and communicating with them via the intercom
· Keeping the Houseman’s area clean and tidy and keeping all tools well organised and abelled
· Running errands such as going to dry cleaners, post office, managing deliveries and returns, grocery & supplies shopping as requested
· Removing bins outside the house
· Manage the household’s schedules and calendars
· Arrange appointments for personal and professional needs when asked for
· Ensure the security of the residence & Principals at all times
· Oversee the household inventory supplies
· Schedule and oversee contractors and maintenance programmes
· Assist with planning and organizing parties and events in the home and outside
· Work well alongside other staff


Minimum 3 years experience in a similar role
experienced handyman - being able to fix most of the things himself rather that outsourcing
Good negotiation skills - experienced in sourcing suppliers/contractors plus review existing agreements and suggest improvements
· Efficient, well organised and able to multi task
Discreet and trusworthy
· Anticipatory and always willing to help
· Pleasant, flexible and co-operative personality
· Positive and enthusiastic attitude
· Friendly and polite to Principals, their children and all members of staff
· Understand privacy and confidentiality, being invisible yet available
· Good initiative and able to work well in a very busy and dynamic family environment
· High degree of flexibility and level of service is absolutely essential
· Good practical DIY skills
· Pleasant and personable personality
· Excellent time management
· Possess excellent interpersonal skills
· Honest with a good attitude
· Dress smartly and respectably at all times
· Non-smoker
· In good health
· Excellent contactable references
· Clean DBS check (or willing to undertake one)

Ad ID: 5397607429

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