A Live-in Couple is required for an early April start at an estate in Argyll. One person will be taken on as a Caretaker / Handyman covering the main house and grounds while the other person is a Housekeeper covering the private apartments and tending to the family when in residence.
It’s essential that the Live-in Couple is adaptable and flexible while also exercising privacy and discretion when it comes to the family and their guests.
It’s desirable that the Caretaker / Handyman have basic DIY skills and a knowledge of site security while the Housekeeper have knowledge of the care of care of antiques, art work and fine furnishings.
Applications from suitably experienced ex-military personnel (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy or Royal Marines) are strongly encouraged to apply.
Key Responsibilities :
Some internal and external maintenance, repairs and painting etc.
Attending to fires, heating system and alarms
General site security - Taking appropriate action in the main building in the event of an emergency, fire / security officer
Some driving and light maintenance of vehicles
Routine inspections of buildings and grounds (carpark / tearoom / garden)
A good Health & Safety knowledge, including an ability to work safely at height
Winter / Spring cleaning
Occasional butler duties
Helping at Castle functions
Maintaining private apartments in pristine condition at all times
Laundry pertaining to family and private side
Cleaning of silver & brasses
Care of antiques, art work and fine furnishings
Cleaning of two holiday cottages
Helping at Family and Castle events
Desirable Knowledge / Experience / Skills
Basic DIY skills
Knowledge of site security (emergency procedures, fire alarms, etc)
Basic vehicle maintenance
Experience with care of antiques, art work and fine furnishings
Wednesday to Sunday 08 : 00 to 17 : 00 (18 : 00 in busy summer months)
Accommodation rent free includes Council Tax, gas / electricity and phone bills
22 + 10½ Bank Holidays (flexibility needed in busy summer months)
Contributory pension scheme
Overtime paid time in lieu