Job Type: Live out

Venue Manager (Private Estate)- Nr Shotesham, Norfolk – RR1728

A rare and exciting opportunity to join the events management team on a beautiful private Norfolk Estate. The estate currently runs weddings, private parties, and charity events, the candidate will be responsible for overseeing operations and developing a strategic plan to diversify event offerings and grow bookings. The ideal candidate will work directly with the owners and events team, liaise with external suppliers, and engage with both existing and potential clients. Event management and some marketing experience is essential.

Key Roles Include:

  • Overseeing the operation of the venue: Ensure that the venue is running smoothly and efficiently. This involves a combination of front-of-house and behind-the-scenes work. To be an effective venue manager, you require a thorough understanding of all aspects of the venue’s operations and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Managing bookings: Handling enquiries, maintaining a bookings calendar, and dealing with changes and cancellations. Having an excellent understanding of the venue’s capabilities and a high level of organisation can be essential because customers often make bookings months or even years in advance.
  • Health and safety: Ensuring that a venue is compliant with health and safety legislation is a vital responsibility of the venue manager. This includes arranging or carrying out risk assessments, routine safety testing, maintaining health and safety records, and ensuring the proper training of all staff. You may also investigate any incidents on the premises and take steps to ensure that they don’t happen again.
  • Arranging maintenance and repairs: Proactively arranging routine maintenance and ad hoc repairs to the venue and equipment.

 

  • Strategizing: Working with the owners to plan and implement strategies to stimulate income generation and efficiency. This may involve, for example, developing marketing plans, identifying new business opportunities and introducing cost-saving measures. You may also devise strategies to reach new audiences or expand the venue’s offering.

Hours: 2-3 days per week, hours variable depending on bookings. Weekend work will be required. Competitive Salary.

For more information, please contact Rebecca info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Temporary Holiday Housekeeper/ Home Help/ Cook, Burnham Overy Staithe – RR1727

We are looking for a wonderful kind, fun and capable temporary housekeeper/ home help for a family holiday in Burnham Overy Staithe for 2-3 weeks in August.

  • 10th August until 27th/28th.  Weekends of 17th and 24th are key.

This is a great opportunity for someone seeking some temporary work with a lovely family for a few weeks in the summer. The family are hoping to find someone for 4-5 hours in the morning from around 9.30am to help clear breakfast, prepare lunch and leave something for their supper. There will also be some light housekeeping duties to include hoovering, dusting, tidying away etc. popping a wash on, making beds and loading and unloading the dishwasher. They would also love someone flexible who is happy to pop to the shops as and when needed to keep the fridge well stocked for guests.

The hours may vary slightly from day to day depending on the families needs and the amount of guests they have staying. There family of 4 will be there all the time but there could be a maximum of 12 people at any time, with guests coming and going throughout the holiday.

The position will include;

  • Keeping the house clean and tidy
  • Preparing meal plans with the client, clearing away from breakfast, preparing light lunch and leaving something basic for supper
  • Popping to the shops as and when needed to make sure the house is well stocked for guests
  • Cooking simple wholesome family meals (there is an Aga to cook with)
  • Bed changing will be required but ironing is not

The ideal person will be;

  • Polite, fun and willing to muck in with the family
  • Someone experienced in cleaning and cooking
  • Happy to be flexible and willing to run small errands such as popping to the shops
  • Easy to get along with and helpful to the family to make their holiday as lovely as possible!
  • Happy around dogs
  • A car driver is essential

For more information please email Rebecca  info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Part Time Housekeeper, Braintree, Essex -Ref JF1725

Part Time experienced Housekeeper required for large private house located near Braintree Essex.

The ideal person will be required to work between 8 and 12 hours a week over 2/3 days.

We are looking for a reliable, enthusiastic person with previous private household experience who can manage the housework of this family farmhouse. The position will include laundry and ironing, bed changing and general tidying.

Someone who would be happy to help with shoots (food preparation and or clearing up) would be an advantage. Occasional housesitting and care of the family labradors, so someone who is happy with dogs essential.

Car driver with own transport essential due to the location.

Good hourly rate offered to the successful person who can provide fully checkable reference.

Please apply to-info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Gardener, Boxford, Suffolk. REF JF1724

Part Time experienced Gardener required for private country house located close to the village of Boxford approx 5 miles from Sudbury Suffolk.

We are looking for a gardener who can work approx 3 hours a week on a regular basis to maintain this lovely garden, owned by a young local family, to a high standard.

The garden comprises:
  • Formal terraced garden close to the house
  • Formal lawn
  • Paddock
  • Small woodland
The Gardener will be required to concentrate on the formal beds and keeping the main lawned area maintained. General gardening, such as weeding, pruning, cutting back, restocking and basically keeping the garden looking great.

Experience in garden machinery also required ,such as strimmer, hedge cutter etc.

Horticultural knowledge is essential as there are some specialist plants in the garden. Also someone who understands what needs doing and when throughout the year.

The ideal person will be fairly local, a car driver with their own transport with an enthusiastic and experienced approach to gardening. Someone physically fit as the job can involve heavy work at times.

A generous hourly rate will be offered to the successful person.

References will be required.

To apply please email – info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Pool Maintenance Person, Halesworth, Suffolk REF JF1723

Full Time Pool Maintenance Person required for large country Estate located close to the Suffolk town of Halesworth and within easy reach of  the beautiful coastal town of Southwold.  The 8000 acre estate is home to many incredible properties offering guests the chance to stay and enjoy the most wonderful environment and experience fabulous leisure facilities.

We are looking for someone to join the established maintenance team who are responsible for the daily upkeep and maintenance of the Estate’s 23 commercial spas and 10 swimming pools.

The new team member will be responsible for making sure the spas and pools are working correctly, clean and chemically balanced as well as daily testing to ensure all levels are correct.

The position will also involve assisting with planned and reactive maintenance works to the Estate properties.

Pay :

  • £27,000 – £32,000 per annum dependent on experience

Hours:

  • Full Time employed contract working Monday to Friday 8am-4.30pm
  • One weekend in five working 10.30am to 7pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 4.30pm Saturday – Sunday
  • On call fee plus call-out pay at 1.5 x paid door-to-door
  • Two days off the following week when working the weekend
  • 28 days annual leave, including bank holidays

What you will need:

  • Extensive experience in the operation and maintenance of swimming pools and hot tubs and all associated tasks
  • The ability to test and treat hot tub and pool water and the use of necessary chemicals
  • Property maintenance experience ( strongly desired)
  • A full UK driving licence (a vehicle will be provided for use on site)

The person:

  • Reliable with a really good work ethic
  • Well presented and courteous
  • A real team player with a willingness to attend out of hours emergency call outs where required

To apply please email – info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

 

Weekend Groom. REF JF1722

Weekend Groom required for private competition yard located between Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds.

The ideal person will have previously worked with horses and be happy around fit event horses.

The position:

  • All yard duties to a very high standard – mucking out, waters, hays, sweeping the yard and generally making sure the yard is clean, safe and tidy
  • Turning horses out and bringing them in from the field
  • Rug changing and checking for injury
  • Grooming horses
  • Tack cleaning
  • Tacking horses up for the rider

The Person:

  • 100% reliable with a good work ethic
  • Genuinely love working with horses
  • Happy to work in all weathers
  • Confident and experienced around fit horses
  • Happy to follow instructions
  • Thorough in their work and meticulous
  • Car driver

A good hourly rate will be offered to the successful person who can provide fully checkable references.

To apply email-info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Grounds and Maintenance Person- Ipswich, Suffolk Ref JF1720

Part Time experienced Grounds and Maintenance Person required for private country house located approx 8 miles east of Ipswich.

We are looking for a reliable, enthusiastic person to join this small team working 2 or 3 days a week, 8am to 4pm.

The formal gardens include many unusual trees and plants, in addition there is a small woodland and wildflower meadows. The owners are working to increase the land as a haven for wildlife.

The Position:-

  • Maintaining borders and lawns
  • Helping with the vegetable garden
  • Tree pruning
  • Watering
  • Strimming and weeding
  • Hedge cutting
  • Leaf collection
  • Log cutting
  • Using large garden machinery, ride on mowers, small tractor, leaf blowers, hedge cutters.
  • Keeping the general areas tidy
  • Occasional painting of external areas and garden fixtures
  • Smaller property maintenance tasks such as maintaining gates and fences
  • Keeping small drains clear of leaves and debris
  • Helping with animal husbandry ( chickens, geese, ducks, sheep)
  • Occasional extra visits to check on property when owners are away

The Person:-

  • Reliable, punctual and willing to work with others
  • Enthusiastic, self motivated and discreet
  • Will have a full driving licence
  • Be physically fit
  • Happy to work outside in all seasons
  • Knowledgeable about trees, plants and shrubs
  • Be interested in creating wildlife habitats

A good hourly rate will be offered to the successful person who can provide fully checkable references.

Tel Jackie 07979 501997

Holiday cover Housekeeper (4 weeks -August 2024)- Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk- RR1718

We are looking for an experienced Housekeeper to step in for one month this August to provide holiday cover. This could materialise into something more full time and permanent for the right person.

  • Minimum hours – 18 per week

The person must have previous private housekeeping experience and be happy to step into the large family home and hit the ground running taking care of the following:

  • Daily cleaning of the 8 bedroom house (dusting, polishing, hoovering, mopping)
  • General tidying, arranging, sorting and organising
  • Changing bed linen
  • Loading and unloading the dishwasher
  • Managing all laundry-there is often quite a lot with 6 children

This position could materialise into something more permanent for the right person.

No accommodation available so the Housekeeper will need to be able to get to Brancaster Staithe.

Car driver essential. Glowing references and DBS check a must.

For more information, please contact Rebecca info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Mothers Help – South of Acle, Norwich- RR1714

Local Mothers Help / Childcare required for small family near Freethorpe, Norwich.

Both parents work full time and regularly travel to London and/or internationally for work purposes. They are looking for a super reliable and wonderful person to help them with their children on a part time basis, every afternoon, Monday-Friday.

The family have a 3 and 9 year old. One goes to nursery and the other is at school.

The hours:

  • Monday: Approx 5.30 pm -7.00 – 8.00 pm (to include nursery / school collection, after school club and supper in a local pub/restaurant, back home, bath and bed)
  • Tuesday: approx  4.15 pm – 7.00 – 8.00 pm (to include nursery/ school collection, football training then back home for supper, bath and bed
  • Wednesday: approx 4.30 pm – 6.00 – 7.00pm (relaxed evening with no activities / clubs)
  • Thursday:  approx 4.30 pm- 6.00 -7.00pm  (to include nursery/ school collection, swimming club then back home bath and bed)
  • Friday:approx 4/5pm – 5/6pm  (relaxed evening with no activities / clubs)

If the parents are having to work in London or abroad, there will be times when the Mothers Help will need to stay a bit longer (7-8pm). It can vary however, sometimes  2 – 3 days a week, sometimes none- flexibility is therefore paramount.

If the Mothers Help requires more hours each week then this is a possibility, but the role will then include a bit of light housekeeping, cooking, shopping and ironing to make up the hours.

This is ideally a self-employed position and would suit someone who is nice, local. and flexible.  School holiday hours will be different as the family tend to travel abroad to visit relatives. Someone looking to have school holidays off would be preferred although the family are happy to try and work something out if needs be.

The successful person will need to drive,  have a clean licence and be happy using their own car.  Mileage will be covered.

Great hourly rate on offer plus additional benefits for the right person.

Reliability is key for this role, it would suit an organised person who doesn’t have any afternoon commitments. Someone kind, caring, sensible and trustworthy would ideal.

Glowing references and an up to date DBS check a must.

For more information about this lovely position, please contact Rebecca info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

Landscape Designer, Framlingham, Suffolk. REF JF1716

We are looking for an experienced  Freelance Garden Designer to join an award winning, thriving family business with over 25 years experience, creating beautiful gardens and timber frame garden buildings for the distinctive landscape and architecture of East Anglia.

The office is located close to Framlingham and the new staff member must be a car driver with their own transport. They will be required to attend meetings in the office and visit sites in Suffolk, South Norfolk, North Essex and East Cambridgeshire.

Requirements for the Garden Designer

  • Over one year experience of working in the garden design/landscape architecture field or currently undertaking a qualification in garden design/ landscape architecture, degree or diploma desirable but other qualifications considered
  • Proficient or learning to be in the use of 2D CAD such as Vectorworks or AutoCAD and 3D modeling such as SketchUp (Vectorworks is used and supplied in the office)
  • Basic plant knowledge
  • Can work to tight deadlines
  • Good people skills
  • Driving license

Desirable

  • Landscape construction and materials knowledge
  • Experience in designing planting plans
  • Plant care knowledge
  • Experience in undertaking site surveys
  • Experience in designing or constructing timber-framed buildings
  • Familiar with basic planning constraints
  • Photoshop experience

Flexibility is key and the right person must be willing to assist with designing gardens large and small.

A reliable, enthusiastic person with a good work ethic is essential.

Polite, well presented with excellent communication skills are all required for this role.

Please email your application to – info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

Housekeeper, Bury St Edmunds. REF JF1715

Part Time experienced Housekeeper required for busy family household located approx 6 miles South East of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

The house is a substantial Victorian farm house with large rooms, some solid floors, large staircase and high ceilings.

The ideal person will be able to work a minimum of 8 hours a week over two days, covering the following:

  • All housework to a high standard
  • Laundry and ironing
  • General tidying of the house
  • Keeping bathrooms and kitchen clean
  • Emptying bins
  • Cupboard tidying

There is an opportunity for a 6-8 hours extra a week to cover:

  • School drop offs
  • Helping with a shetland pony plus new pony

A good hourly rate will be paid to a reliable, enthusiastic person with a good work ethic is happy to work work around a young family.

A friendly, easy to get along with person essential.

Car driver and non smoker only.

To apply email- info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

 

Experienced Chef- Luxury Wellness Retreat – Kings Lynn/Norfolk – RR1713

We are looking for an experienced and passionate chef to join a fantastic, luxury wellness retreat in beautiful North Norfolk. The retreat offers a unique blend of luxury, sustainability and holistic well-being. The kitchen is dedicated to providing fresh, locally sourced, and seasonal cuisine that complements the retreats ethos of natural living and wellness.

The chef will play a crucial role in maintaining high standards and creating exceptional dishes for guests. This position will suit someone with a creative flair, a love for fresh ingredients and a commitment to excellence.

Hours: Full-Time, 40 hours per week, 5 days over 7

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Head Chef in the preparation and presentation of all dishes.
  • Manage a specific section of the kitchen, ensuring high standards of food quality and hygiene.
  • Collaborate in menu planning and development, incorporating seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.
  • Maintain inventory and order supplies as needed.
  • Ensure compliance with food safety and sanitation regulations.
  • Train and mentor junior kitchen staff.

Requirements:

  • Proven experience as a Chef de Partie or similar role in a high-quality kitchen.
  • Strong understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment, and procedures.
  • Excellent organisational and multitasking skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Team player with a positive attitude.
  • A passion for sustainable and holistic culinary practices is a plus.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary dependent on experience.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  • Work in a stunning, serene environment focused on well-being and sustainability.
  • Staff discounts on retreat services and products.
  • Free on-site parking.

For more information about this position, please contact Rebecca info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Full Time Administrator, Preston St Mary, Sudbury REF SP1712

Full Time Service Administrator required for Pest Control company located in the village of Preston St Mary- approx 9 miles from Sudbury and 5 minutes from Lavenham.

We are looking for someone to work Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm with the possibility of working a Saturday morning on a rota if desired.

The Position:-

  • General Administration duties to include filing, record keeping and updating
  • Answering the telephone
  • Resolving incoming queries
  • Day ticket raising
  • Conducting area checks with technicians
  • Dealing with emails, calls and face to face visitors
  • Assisting with other functions as and when required
  • Working in a small team of 4

The Person:-

  • Reliable and a good team player
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Organised with the ability to prioritise workload
  • Polite with good communication skills
  • IT competent including intermediate Microsoft Excel skills
  • Accurate with great attention to detail
  • Able to work well with others, being flexible, supporting colleagues of all levels within a fast paced environment

Good salary offered to the successful person.

For more information please contact Sophie at info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

Housekeeper, Guildford, Surrey REF JF1711

Part Time experienced Housekeeper required for private household located in rural Surrey approximately 5 miles South of Guildford.

We are looking for someone to work 12 hours a week over 3 days ( to include Fridays). The house is a large newly built family home which lends itself to a great environment to work in.

The housekeeper must be reliable, trustworthy with a positive attitude and a good work ethic. Someone who has a keen eye for detail, who really takes a pride in their work. The ability to follow instructions, willingness to learn and be proactive. The successful person must be happy working alone, although there is a gardener on site too. A friendly sunny disposition is a must.

A car driver with own transport and a non smoker essential. Must be animal friendly and be prepared to walk a lovely cavapoo on the odd occasion.

What the role will involve:-

  • Maintaining this brand new house to a high standard of immaculate cleaning and presentation.
  • All vacuuming, mopping, dusting, polishing, stripping and making beds and general tidying
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Cleaning fire grates
  • Internal window cleaning
  • Deep cleans on a regular basis
  • Liaising with all types of contractors, keeping systems functional
  • Watering indoor plants
  • Forwarding mail

This is a live out position, so would suit someone living within half an hour of the property.

Salary offered will be between £16 and £20 per hour self employed.

To apply, email – info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Housekeeper, Bildeston, Suffolk. REF JF1709

Experienced Housekeeper required for private, country house located close to the village of Monks Eleigh, between Lavenham and Hadleigh.

The house is a large, immaculate 6 bedroom property and the successful housekeeper must be able to clean to a very high standard.

The current housekeeper is sadly leaving after 3 years to find a position nearer her home.

The Position:

  • All housework to a high standard
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Changing bed linen
  • General tidying within the house

The Person:

  • Reliable, punctual with a good work ethic
  • Will have a keen eye for the finer detail and take a pride in their work
  • Experienced within a private household
  • Able to maintain the cleanliness of a large house to a very high standard
  • Will notice when things need doing and use their own initiative
  • Happy to follow instructions
  • Friendly, polite and nice to have around
  • Trustworthy with a high level of discretion
  • Car driver
  • Non smoker

A good hourly rate will be offered to the successful person who can provide fully checkable references.

To apply please email – info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

 

 

Cleaners & Housekeepers required – Holt, Langham and Saxlingham – RR1708

Very experienced and trustworthy cleaners and housekeeper required for 2-3 private households in and around Holt, Norfolk.

Hours:

  • Holt – 15 hours a week spread over 3 days ideally
  • Saxlingham – 2 hours twice a week, afternoons preferred
  • Langham – 1 full day a week 9am-4pm.

Car drivers essential due to remote property locations.

All Housekeepers/cleaners must be fully referenced.

For more information, please contact Rebecca infor@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

Live In/Out Housekeeper – Holt, Norfolk- Ref RR1636

This fantastic position has fallen through sadly and we are on the look out again for someone great to join the team.

The family are hoping to find an experienced and wonderful Housekeeper to replace their previous Housekeeper of 4 years.

The family home is 2 miles from Holt (a lovely Georgian market town) and a 20 minute drive from North Norfolk’s famous sandy beaches. It is an eight bedroom house with beautiful azalea and rhododendron gardens which are open to the public throughout May.  The house is part of an impressive family estate with arable farm and shoot.

We are looking for a self-motivated, adaptable individual who will be open to adjusting their role as the family’s needs develop.

The role is primarily cleaning and laundry to a high standard (polishing, dusting, hoovering, mopping, tidying, organising drawers/cupboards, changing bed linen etc)

The role will also include:

  • Cooking: basic family cooking plus bulk “freezer” cooking for shoot lunches. Also option to cook for dinner parties should applicant be interested and experienced.
  • Some childcare, including driving, for 11 year old boy-girl twins and 7 year-old boy: occasional babysitting and supervising
  • Occasional weekend and evening work
  • When owners are entertaining: tidying communal areas; preparing, serving and clearing meals
  •  Special events:  e.g.. May garden opening – being on hand to assist with all areas of organisation
  • Responsible for household when owners are away
  • Helping with childcare, dogs and security as and when needed.

Regular hours: This is a full time, permanent role. 7.30am – 3.30pm Monday to Friday with morning coffee break and half an hour for lunch. There will be some weekend work – up to eight weekends a year – where the family would require support preparing and serving meals and keeping the house tidy for guests.

Accommodation (if required)

The position includes rent-free detached 3-bedroom cottage neighbouring to the main house. It has a sitting room, kitchen, bathroom, garden and parking area. A car will be provided for work duties but, given their rural location, it is essential the applicant has their own car and clean driving licence. Small family and pets welcome.

The Person:

  • Experienced Housekeeper with private household or hotel background essential
  • Discreet, friendly, polite and professional
  • High attention to detail and takes pride in their work
  • Organised and meticulous

This position will suit someone who is organised, reliable, capable of working at their own initiative and good with children. A positive, helpful and can-do attitude is essential as well as someone that loves the countryside and being part of a happy family home and wider Estate community. May suit couple – option for partner to work part-time as driver/gardener/handyman according to experience and qualifications. Non-smoking.

Excellent, fully checkable references and an up to date, enhanced DBS check will be required before starting.

For more information about this lovely opportunity, please contact Rebecca info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Housekeeper – Nr Holkham, Norfolk – RR1705

Great opportunity to join a small team of Housekeepers, working in one of Norfolk’s finest estates. The Housekeeping team provides consistently high standards; so attention to detail and an ability to work diligently will be essential. The role of the housekeeping team is to ensure that the family can enjoy a happy and balanced family life in a home which is also open to the public occasionally.

Working hours:

  • Monday – Thursday, 9am – 3.30pm with the requirement for occasional evening, weekend and bank holiday working.

For more information about this role, please contact Rebecca info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Housekeeper/Cleaner, Newmarket, Suffolk Ref JF1704

Experienced Housekeeper/Cleaner required for private country house located 8 miles South of Newmarket, Suffolk. The property is easily accessed from Haverhill and Bury St Edmunds.

The busy, young family are looking for a reliable, friendly person who is happy around animals and children to keep their large house clean and tidy.

The days will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday- between 4 and 5 hours each day.

The position will include:

  • All housework to a high standard
  • Changing beds
  • Washing and ironing
  • Silver cleaning
  • Laying fires and keeping log basket full
  • Helping with supper parties – serving and clearing away
  • Making up bedroom for guests
  • Some weekend work ( not every weekend )

The Person:

  • Reliable, trustworthy with previous private household experience
  • Friendly and easy to get along with
  • Animal and child friendly
  • A car driver with own transport
  • A meticulous cleaner with a keen eye for detail.
  • Will have previously worked within a private household

A good hourly rate, on a self employed basis will be offered to the successful person.

References and a DBS check will be required.

To apply please email – info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

 

 

Part Time Housekeeper, Colchester, Essex – Ref JF1703

Part Time experienced Housekeeper required for busy family located in Langham, Essex. Easy access from Ipswich and Colchester.

We are looking for someone with previous private household experience who can manage the housework in this large, family house.

The housekeeper will be required to work 9 hours a week over 3 mornings.

The family have 3 children and 2 dogs, so the successful person must be child and pet friendly.

The position will include:-

  • All housework to a high standard
  • Laundry and ironing
  • General tidying
  • Bed changing
  • Cupboard sorting
  • Kitchen and bathroom cleans
  • Bin emptying and loading and unloading the dishwasher

The Person:-

  • Reliable, trustworthy and preferably local to Langham(Essex)
  • Polite and nice to have around
  • A thorough cleaner with a keen eye for the finer detail
  • Good at ironing
  • Child and pet friendly
  • Car driver with own transport
  • Non smoker

A good salary will be offered to the successful person who can provide fully checkable references for similar roles.

To apply please email – info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

Housekeeper (part time)- between Holt & Reepham, Norfolk- Ref RR1708

Experienced, knowledgeable and trustworthy housekeeper required for a beautiful, family home in North Norfolk at the center of a small traditional farm estate.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated housekeeper with some previous experience working in a similar family environment and/or a boutique hotel.

The main responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out all housekeeping duties (polishing, hoovering, dusting, mopping)
  • Taking care of all laundry (including fine linens), changing/making beds, washing and ironing.
  • Generally organising the house, linens, larders, cupboards.
  • Stock fridges and larders in discussion with gardeners.

This is a part time, self-employed, permanent role and would suit a meticulous, careful and thorough housekeeper who has a high attention to detail. The ideal candidate will be comfortable handling and cleaning antiques, silver, brass and porcelain.

Hours:

15 hours a week

Days:

Ideally, Monday, Wednesday and Friday although there is a bit of flexibility.

The family have school and university aged children, so the house is busier during the holidays but is generally quieter during term time. They do not have any pets.

Competitive hourly rate on offer for a well referenced person.

An up to date DBS check will be required before starting the post. Driving licence needed due to location.

Non- smoker preferred.

For more information about this lovely position, please contact Rebecca info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk / 07771 655879

 

Part Time Gardener -Semer, Hadleigh, Suffolk- Ref JF1702

Part Time experienced Gardener required for lovely, established country garden located in the village of Semer approx 2 miles from Hadleigh and 1 mile from Bildeston.

We are looking for someone to work 5 hours a day – 2 or 3 days a week. Total hours will be between 10 and 15 per week.

The current gardener has sadly decided to take on a full time position.

The Position:-

  • All weeding, digging, cutting back, pruning and mulching of this pretty garden
  • Grass cutting
  • Strimming and edging
  • Patio pot maintenance
  • General tidying of patio etc

The Person:-

  • Reliable and keen
  • Meticulous
  • Good horticultural knowledge
  • Must be able to use large and small garden machinery
  • Happy to work alone
  • Within 40 minutes of Semer
  • Car driver as no public transport to the property

There will be a very good hourly rate offered to the successful person who can provide fully checkable references.

Start date as soon as possible

Please apply via email to- info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Maintenance Operative- West Lexham Retreat, Norfolk -JB1505

We are seeking a diligent and proactive Housekeeping and Maintenance Porter to join our team at West Lexham. The ideal candidate will be responsible for a range of maintenance and housekeeping tasks to ensure our facilities are well-maintained and our guests have an exceptional experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Relationship Management: Maintain effective relationships with management, suppliers, and other key internal and external individuals and groups.
  • Guest Relations: Provide exceptional guest and customer service.
  • Daily Maintenance: Carry out daily maintenance tasks and perform troubleshooting to solve minor repair issues.
  • Improvement and Strategy: Identify areas for improvement and contribute to the maintenance strategy.
  • Maintenance Schedule: Execute tasks to meet the maintenance schedule and satisfy West Lexham’s needs.
  • Event Support: Set up and take down temporary structures for events or bookings.
  • Building Projects: Assist with the installation of building projects, refurbishments, and new build unique structures.
  • Health and Safety: Ensure health and safety policies and procedures are followed within your department.
  • Hosting: Be available for hosting shifts as required.
  • Team Support: Assist in other team responsibilities when necessary and participate in meetings and team briefings.
  • Training: Undertake necessary in-house training and any identified training needs in workplace development practices.
  • Housekeeping Assistance: Assist with transporting linen around the site, cleaning fires, public areas, and heavy equipment.
  • Housekeeping Porterage. 
  • Routine Tasks: Perform any other routine tasks as required by senior staff.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve minor repair issues.
  • Flexibility to assist in various tasks and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Commitment to following health and safety procedures.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Previous experience in maintenance or housekeeping roles is a plus.

If you are a motivated individual with a keen eye for detail and a dedication to maintaining high standards, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Days of work

  • 4 days over 7, paid hourly

Length of placement:

  • Immediate start until January 2025. This could be extended on a month to month rolling basis thereafter.

Type of employment

  • Employed.

For more information about this great opportunity, please email your details to scott@westlexham.org

Rural Business Account Manager, Ipswich, Suffolk – REF JF1682

Full Time Commercial Account Manager required for one of the leading insurance providers in the UK.

The Company has been providing quality insurance to a wide range of customers including, Agricultural, Equestrian, Commercial and HNWIs for over 110 years and the service they provide is first class.

The office is located in a lovely area approx 5 miles south of Ipswich with easy access from the A14/A12 and free onsite parking.

Hours:

  • 9am to 5pm – Monday to Friday

The Account Manager will play a key role in growing the business.

The Role:

Primarily as the Account Manager you will spend your time managing an existing book of business, and identifying cross sell opportunities. You will also spend time undertaking a wide variety of tasks, including pro-actively generating your own personal and commercial insurance opportunities, developing and managing your pipeline.

You will need to build strong customer relationships, getting to know their business needs, and providing the right advice and products. The company do not promote hard selling. The role enables you to spend time in the office and out on the road, visiting customers businesses. The Company’s commercial Insurance book is growing, so this is an opportunity for you to explore new markets and make an exciting contribution to the growth of the business.

The Person MUST have:

  • Drive, energy and enthusiasm to provide the best possible customer experience
  • Insurance experience/ relationship building and where possible rural connections
  • A confident personality with the ability to work well within a team environment, as well as being able to work as an individual
  • Someone who shows initiative  with a ‘can do’ attitude and excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A background in insurance sales would be preferred with the ability to recognise commercial opportunities and manage the entire sales process
  • A car driver with full UK licence

The successful person will be offered a salary of up to £35,000 per annum depending on experience along with 25 days holiday ( plus bank holidays).

The company offer a comprehensive training plan and support with CII qualifications.

To apply please email – info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

GCSE Tutor (full or part time)- Newmarket RR1700

Experienced, fun and lovely private tutor required on either a full or part time basis.

The family are located in Newmarket, Suffolk and are looking for someone who can help their two children with all GCSE topics in the comfort of their own home.

The children are 14 and 16 years old and really need someone who can give them plenty of confidence and support.

The opportunity to travel to Dubai with the family is also an option, however when they are overseas sessions can be done remotely.

If you think you could help this lovely family please get in touch.

Contact Rebecca info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Housekeeper / Dog Walker – Weybourne, Norfolk – RR1699

Lovely, experienced Housekeeper / Dog Walker required for busy family of 5.

Hours:

  • 5 mornings a week, 8.30am-12.30pm.

To help with:

  • All cleaning of the family home including deep cleaning
  • Ironing, washing, laundry
  • Taking care of the house when principals are away
  • Taking care of the dogs (very important) walking them and taking them to the vet as and when needed
  • Occasional shopping

The Person:

  • Trustworthy
  • Experienced housekeeper
  • Great with dogs
  • Reliable
  • Car driver
  • Well referenced and happy to have an up to date DBS before starting

Preferred start date September 2024. Self employed role with additional benefits.

For more information about this lovely part time position, please contact Rebecca info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

Temporary Gardener, Halesworth, Suffolk – REF JF1698

TEMPORARY Gardener required to start immediately for approx 3-4 weeks, to join established team who are currently refurbishing a beautiful walled garden in a wonderful location in rural Suffolk.

The walled garden is within a large, private, country estate located close to Halesworth and within very easy reach of the Suffolk Coastal town of Southwold.

The ideal person will be happy to carry out general gardening tasks, such as – weeding, digging, mulching, pruning, cutting back, replanting and generally assisting the head gardener where required.

Large garden machinery use required.

Someone physically fit is essential as there will be some heavy work involved.

Car driver with own transport.

Good hourly rate offered to the successful person who can provide fully checkable references.

Please apply to – info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Full Time Groom/Rider, Manningtree, Essex -Ref JF1697

Full Time experienced Groom/Rider required to join this small established team on private yard located near Manningtree, Essex.

We are looking for someone who can carry out all yard duties to a high standard and provide first class care to the 13 horses on site.

The horses are hunters and driving horses so the groom must have excellent turn out skills-clipping, plaiting, trimming etc. Experience with driving horses would be great but not a dealbreaker.

A good rider necessary to mostly hack with a little school work – but confidence and the ability to ride large horses is essential.

Someone who can take sole charge when necessary and be vigilant about spotting illness or injury and contacting the right person asap.

Reliability and a good work ethic all required as well as an easy to get along with personality and good addition to the team.

This is a 5.5 day week with weekends worked on a rota.

Car driver

Lorry driver would be an advantage but again not essential

Good salary offered which will depend on experience. References will be required from previous groom positions.

Please contact Jackie 07979 501997 / info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk for further information.

 

Cleaner, Swaffham, Norfolk – REF JF 1691

Experienced Cleaner required for large country house located close to the market town of Swaffham in Norfolk.  There is no public transport to this property so car driver essential.

This beautiful home has many large rooms, high ceilings, grand staircases, solid floors and many more period features. The incoming cleaner will be joining an established, energetic team who keep the house in immaculate condition at all times. We are looking for someone who can work to the highest standards with the ability to follow instructions and at times work using their own initiative

Full time, 40 hours a week, Monday- Friday – employed

The Position:

  • Vacuuming
  • Washing floors
  • Polishing and dusting
  • Cleaning bathrooms and kitchens
  • Changing bed linen
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Deep cleans when required
  • Brass and silver cleaning

The Person:

  • Reliable, enthusiastic with a good work ethic
  • Trustworthy and understand the need for discretion
  • Physically fit and energetic
  • An excellent cleaner
  • Will have previously worked within a private household ( preferred )
  • Will have very high standards
  • Polite and well presented
  • Car driver
  • Non smoker

The successful person will be offered a very competitive salary,  which will depend on experience.

A part time cleaner  who could work 5 mornings a week would also be considered.

To apply please email Rebecca – info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Nursery Cook, East Bergholt, Suffolk. REF JF1690

Experienced Cook required for lovely children’s day nursery located in the village of East Bergholt, between Ipswich and Colchester.

We are looking for someone who can work 5 days a week – Monday to Friday (no weekends) and the ideal hours will be 8am to 3pm, however flexibility can be shown to allow the cook to start and finish within school hours. This is a year round position as the nursery does not close during the normal school holidays.

The new cook will be able to cater for 50 pre -school children, creating delicious, healthy meals for them. The nursery encourages lots of variety and includes yogurts and fruit in the daily menu.

Ideally the cook would have worked within a school or perhaps a restaurant/cafe and understand the demands of a commercial kitchen.

Requirements:

  • Proficiency in food preparation and cooking techniques
  • The ability to plan and create well balanced menus suitable for the under 5s
  • Knowledge of dietary requirements
  • Strong knowledge of food safety practices
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • To keep the kitchen clean, tidy and safe at all times

The Person:

  • Reliable, enthusiastic with an excellent ‘can do’ attitude
  • Very child friendly with a lovely jolly personality
  • Organised
  • Creative with healthy recipes for the children
  • Able to work within budgets
  • Approachable and open to suggestions from Nursery Owner and Managers

*The nursery supports the children within their care, protects them from maltreatment and has robust procedures in place to prevent the impairment of children’s health and development. In their setting they strive to protect children from the risk of radicalisation and they promote acceptance and tolerance of other beliefs and cultures . Safeguarding is a much wider subject than the elements covered within this single policy, therefore this document should be used in conjunction with the nursery’s other policies and procedures. Safeguarding children is everybody’s responsibility. At this nursery all staff, students and visitors are made aware of and adhere to, the policy*

A good hourly rate will be offered to the successful person.

Please email your applications to – info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Live In Full Time Gardener, Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds – REF SP1688

Full Time experienced Head Gardener required for a beautiful private country house located between Lavenham and Bury St Edmunds. This is a live in position with accommodation provided in the village.

We are looking for an experienced gardener, who has worked as a private gardener previously and has excellent references to look after and manage this beautiful garden consisting of flower beds, lawns, hedges, a walled garden and small vegetable patch. There is roughly 8 acres of garden and within this a large moat (separately maintained) and wild areas. There is also about 8 acres of paddocks which are either grazed or cut.

This is a full time position, Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm (hours can be flexible). This is a live in position with a 4 bedroom modern bungalow provided in the local village. There could be one days housekeeping work for the other half of the couple but this is not essential. A family and dog would be welcome.

Duties to include

  • To keep all drives, gardens, borders and paved areas clean and tidy
  • Maintain the current borders to a high standard and water all new planting and tubs
  • Cut wood and fill log baskets
  • Cutting all lawns, long grass and grass rides around the fields, hedge cutting and using weed killer where necessary
  • Keep gutters clear of leaves, etc.
  • Look after all machinery and equipment, e.g. cutters, flymos, mowers, ride on cutter, saws,  pumps, and tractor and trailer etc.
  • Maintain compost heap and bonfires
  • Maintain protectors around young trees
  • Liaise with external contractors and controlling access to the house when the owners are away
  • Plant borders and shrub work in collaboration with the owners
  • Maintain garden furniture, keep leisure areas tidy and small job repairs
  • Occasionally level the sand menage with tractor

The successful applicant will: 

  • Be passionate and enthusiastic about the garden
  • Have at least 5 years experience and worked in a private garden previously or be qualified
  • Punctual, reliable and trustworthy
  • Able to work with a part time assistant gardener and work independently as well as collaborate with the owners
  • Able to operate all garden machinery including driving a small tractor and trailer
  • Be apply to supply excellent references from previous employers

A competitive salary will be offered to the successful applicant.

For more information please contact Sophie at info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Cleaner, East Bergholt, Suffolk. REF JF1689

Part Time Cleaner required for children’s day nursery located in East Bergholt, Suffolk with easy access from the A12/A14.

We are looking for a reliable, enthusiastic person to manage the cleaning of this purpose built nursery to a very high standard.

The days will be Monday to Friday- 2 hours per day -10 hours total per week. The cleaner will need to work either before the nursery opens 8am or after it closes 6pm.

The position will include:-

  • Vacuuming
  • Washing floors
  • Cleaning the toilets
  • Cleaning the kitchen
  • Dusting and polishing
  • Making sure the desks, chair, and other furniture are all clean and safe to use

The person:-

  • Reliable, enthusiastic with a good work ethic
  • Local to East Bergholt (within half and hour ideally)
  • Child friendly with an easy to get along with personality
  • Experienced with commercial cleaning preferred
  • Exemplary cleaning skills with a keen eye for the finer detail

 

*The nursery supports the children within their care, protects them from maltreatment and has robust procedures in place to prevent the impairment of children’s health and development. In their setting they strive to protect children from the risk of radicalisation and they promote acceptance and tolerance of other beliefs and cultures . Safeguarding is a much wider subject than the elements covered within this single policy, therefore this document should be used in conjunction with the nursery’s other policies and procedures. Safeguarding children is everybody’s responsibility. At this nursery all staff, students and visitors are made aware of and adhere to, the policy*.

A good hourly rate will be offered to the successful person who can provide fully checkable references. A DBS check will be requested.

To apply please email – info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Part Time Gardener – Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds REF SP1687

We are looking for a part time experienced Gardener for a beautiful private country house based between Bury St Edmunds and Lavenham.
The position will be 1 – 2 full day’s per week but this can be flexible. 
This position is to assist the Head Gardener. Previous gardening experience will be required and the successful applicant must be able to carry out grass cutting , hedge cutting, strimming, weeding, planting, vegetable care and general garden duties.
Good horticultural knowledge is essential.
The use and care of large garden machinery will be required.
Good hourly rate for fully referenced person.
For more information please contact Sophie at info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Pool Maintenance/ Groundsperson, White Colne, Essex REF SP1685

Part Time Pool Maintenance person required for a busy private hire pool based in White Colne, Essex. The Pool Maintenance position can be worked alongside the 2 day’s a week Groundsperson position, or they can be two separate positions.

Our client has a wonderful farm that is home to a number of successful businesses they they run themselves. They would like some additional help with keeping the grounds well maintained, the maintenance of the pool managed and help with the Willow Weaving business.

The ideal person for the Pool Maintenance position will be someone very local and possibly looking for an ‘extra income’ , who doesn’t mind being available most mornings and evenings. The role does require someone every morning and evening Mon-Thurs before 8.30am and after 9pm to clean and check chemical levels of the pool. The weekends can be worked on a rota, but ideally they would be worked most of the time by the successful applicant. The total hours worked each day will be around 1.5 hours.

The groundsperson position requires someone to do any gardening/ maintenance jobs as required, including; hedge cutting, mowing, strimming, painting, fixing fences etc. Our client has a successful Willow Weaving business and the owners would love someone who is passionate with a great work ethic to be involved with this also. The groundsperson/ willow weaving would be roughly 2 days a week work and would require someone to be flexible with days.
Full training for both the Pool Maintenance and willow weaving will be given. Experience will be required for the groundsperson/ handyperson position.

The Position:-

  • Daily checking, cleaning and chemical testing of the swimming pool, both before it opens in the morning and after it closes at night. This could possibly be shared on a rota system if two applicants would like to job share.
  • General help around the farm/ estate including grass and hedge cutting, fixing fences, painting and basic handy person jobs
  • Help with the willow weaving business would be a bonus

The Person:-

  • Someone local who can be on hand to come up twice a day for the pool maintenance
  • Reliable, punctual with an excellent work ethic and attention to detail
  • Polite and well presented
  • A good team player and easy to get along with personality
  • Happy to be flexible with days/ times etc
  • Experienced with using garden machinery such as mowers, hedge cutters, strimmer’s etc.
  • Happy to work alone at times
  • Happy to take instructions and willing to learn new skills

A competitive hourly rate will be offered to the successful applicant on a self-employed basis.

Please contact Sophie at info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk for further information.

URGENT Gamekeeper, Stanhoe, Norfolk – REF RR1644

Gamekeeper required for large farm located in North Norfolk. This is a part time position with a total of 15 hours a week over 5 days. The farm hosts 12 shoots a year, so the new gamekeeper will be required to assist on these days.

This is a live out role.

The Position will involve:-

  • Partridge and Pheasant rearing
  • Pest Control
  • Keeping drives in good condition and maintaining the woodland etc.
  • Organising drives, shoot bus, beaters and dogs
  • Driving a Gator whilst at work
  • Tractor driver

The Person:-

  • Reliable, polite and a good communicator
  • Will hold a current shot gun licence
  • Experienced with pheasant and partridge rearing
  • A car and tractor driver with clean licence

A good hourly rate will be offered to the successful person who can provide fully checkable references.

To apply email-info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Team Leader – Countryside Stewardship Service. REF JF1686

Team Leader for the Countryside Stewardship Heritage Service required on a FTC until March 2025 with the potential to continue for approximately 4 more years. Working for the public body that looks after England’s historic environment. Helping people understand, value and look after their historic places.

This is a job share with one other person (already appointed) to cover the South West of England – Birmingham, London, Cambridge and Bristol. The role is hybrid working with an attached office (Bristol) – 21.5 hours per week.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Management:

  • Lead and Manage a team of Heritage Service Officers (Countryside Stewardship) and a Business officer, providing additional capacity to support their work as necessary
  • Develop the capabilities and manage the workloads of the team, building their confidence and professional ability
  • Ensure knowledge of and compliance with agreed practices and standards
  • Using your own expertise in Countryside Stewardship, you will support your team to provide advice on challenging Higher Tier Capital grants and PA2 Feasibility studies applications
  • Take delegated responsibility for the delivery of challenging targets and timetable
  • Take overall responsibility for the provision of advice and support to owners and agents
  • As a manager, ensure all  the company’s legal obligations and the expectations set out in the company policies are met, including health and safety, equality and diversity, finance, procurement, information security and managing people.

Day to day responsibilities:

  • Develop, oversee the implementation of and monitor Countryside Stewardship casework
  • Lead advice on applications for Higher Tier Capital Works and PA2 Feasibility Studies. Countryside Stewardship funding agreements and lead the monitoring of successful delivery of heritage projects.
  • Allocate and prioritise casework across the team
  • Review data recording and reporting by the team
  • Report on the activity of the team
  • Represent the team at meetings, including the Service Delivery Board, Partnerships Forum, and the Rural Payments Agency
  • Work to promote the Countryside Stewardship Heritage Service internally and externally as required
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties commensurate with the grade and competencies required of the post requested by line management.

Key relationships:

  • Working closely with the Business Improvement team
  • Working closely with the Partnerships Team Leaders to deliver the service, ensuring that casework is complementary to regional priorities and is consistent with existing advice from regional teams
  • Develop a close working relationship with the Rural Payments Agency team to enable mutual problem solving and delivery
  • Work closely with identified owners and agents and team members ensuring Countryside Stewardship clients gain access to services of the Heritage Service Officers (Countryside Stewardship)

For the role you will be required to:

  • Travel regularly to sites not serviced by public transport
  • Visit and inspect sites in poor condition and under repair, which is likely to require climbing scaffolding, negotiating heights and confined spaces ( church roofs, etc)

The Person:

  • Reliable, a good team player with effective negotiation, influencing and problem-solving skills
  • Experienced with leading a team delivering advice to multiple clients in challenging timescales, achieving:-targets and deadlines, managing team’s workload across complex demands for service, with fairness and empathy
  • Able to coach and mentor to develop skills and confidence
  • Will have extensive experience of project management
  • Will have training, experience and qualifications in leading and motivating a team.
  • Will demonstrate capability in performance management
  • Experienced in building and maintaining relationships with strategic partners and individual owners/agents
  • Able to deal with pressure and challenge
  • Pro-active in your attitude to work, always seeking to engage with colleagues and partners
  • Personable and open communicative style
  • Flexible and willing to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Aware of equal opportunities, inclusion and diversity matters in dealing with the public and colleagues
  • Car driver with own transport essential

A generous salary will be offered to the successful person. An excellent company pension and other benefits also part of the package.

To apply email – info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

 

 

PA/Private Secretary, Cambridge – REF JF1684

Full Time experienced PA/Private Secretary required for HNW family located in Cambridge. The ideal person will have previously worked within a private household and understand the need for politeness and discretion at all times.

The hours will be 9am to 5pm-Monday to Friday, however flexibility will be shown around these hours from both parties when required.

The Position:

  • PA to the Principals (2)
  • Managing three properties – Cambridge, Spain and London
  • Liaising with tradespeople and utilities to keep the properties running efficiently
  • Diary Management – booking flights, hotels, appointments, meetings etc
  • Event co-ordinating for ‘set piece’ events taking place throughout the year
  • Managing projects within a Charitable Trust, attending project meetings and evaluating bids from projects being considered
  • Keeping accurate records
  • Using Google Workspace
  • Dealing with calls, emails and face to face meetings

The Person:-

  • Reliable, trustworthy with an understanding of the demand for discretion at all times
  • Polite, well presented with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Technologically adept with accurate data recording. Knowledge of Google Workspace would be advantageous and excellent IT skills essential.
  • Organised and able to prioritise workload
  • Will have excellent communication skills, written, face to face and on the phone.
  • Confident to attend meetings when necessary
  • Reasonably local to Cambridge

A generous salary will be offered to the successful person who can provide fully checkable references.

Car driver and non smoker only.

To apply please email – info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

 

Office Manager, Nr Newmarket – RR1681

Full time, experienced and highly organised Office Manager required for professional pre-training yard near Newmarket, Suffolk.  This is a wonderful opportunity for someone to join an extremely successful, close knit team.

Hours;

  • 40 hours a week,
  • Monday – Friday
  • 8am – 4pm or 9am – 5pm (flexible)
  • Chance to work remotely 1-2 days a week for the right person

This is a fast paced environment and will require someone who is highly efficient and organised with a great attention to detail and ability to work under pressure.

If you are an experienced office manager with a passion for horses or horse racing then we would love to hear from you.

Requirements:

  • Organising vaccinations and routine veterinary work
  • Writing reports for horse owners and trainers
  • Accurate record keeping with in house system (Excel spreadsheets/Google Sheets)
  • Staff management
  • Invoicing
  • Updating and communicating with owners regularly (via telephone, email etc)
  • Keeping track of staff overtime
  • Helping the accountant with staff hours / overtime and submitting payroll
  • Additional help with social media and the company website as and when necessary

The Person:

  • Enthusiastic and self motivated
  • Interest in horses or horse racing essential
  • Experience as a racing secretary would be a real advantage but is not a deal breaker
  • Office Management or equivalent essential
  • Great communicator, with an excellent phone manner to speak with owners and trainers
  • Excellent IT skills (particularly with Excel Spreadsheets) and use of the English Language
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise work load
  • At least an intermediate level of Microsoft Excel
  • Polite, professional and a real team player
  • Reliable, trustworthy and discreet
  • High attention to detail, accurate and takes pride in their work

£34,000 per annum, great overall package and excellent working environment.

Car driver essential due to remote location.

For more in formation about this lovely position, please contact Rebecca info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

To apply, please send an up to date CV and covering letter.

Commercial Services Advisor, Ipswich, Suffolk. REF JF1680

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time person to join the Commercial Support Team within a leading National Insurance Company, located in beautiful countryside approx 4/5 miles south of Ipswich. Easy access via A14 with free parking on site.

Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm

As a local agency of the Insurance Company they deliver a first class, personal service and sell their product range across the region, to customers old and new, who are the core of everything they do. The new staff member must understand the need to work as part of an established team where honesty, integrity, and trust are at the heart of the Company’s values.

The Role:

Working in an upbeat and friendly team, you will play a key role in the success of an expanding local business, providing excellent customer service to their members, and working as part of a focused team. You will provide support to the Partners, review and advise customers on their insurance requirements and create cross-selling opportunities.

  • Support Partners with enquiries, existing policy alterations, and renewal reviews
  • Provide first class Customer Service by establishing their needs
  • Respond to billing and accounting queries
  • Introduce the Company’s Financial Services to new and existing customers
  • Assist with day-to-day office administration processes

The Person:

The Company are looking for a new colleague with a ‘can do’ attitude and positive energy, who will:

  • Demonstrate the drive, energy and enthusiasm required to provide a fantastic customer experience to our existing and prospective clients
  • Be a proficient IT user with good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Be a problem solver who enjoys working as part of a team with a positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Have good organisational skills and the ability to manage a busy workload and prioritise tasks
  • Hold a minimum of Grade C in GCSE Math’s and English ( or equivalent )
  • Have the ability and desire to learn new systems, products, processes and skills

A background in insurance or financial services would be advantageous but not essential

The Company commitment to you:

  • To invest in your personal development and to provide a comprehensive training plan allowing progression within the business
  • A supportive, friendly working environment with a strong team ethos
  • Support with qualifications
  • Pension contribution and Medical Cashback Plan
  • Beautiful countryside setting,  free on site parking, on site shower facilities
  • Unlimited access to Refer a Friend £500 bonus scheme
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Competitive salary up to £25,000

An interest in rural life, such as farming, equestrian pursuits, country sports would be great.

To apply please email – info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

 

 

Hard Landscaper Team Leader – Near Colchester, Essex SP1679

Full Time Skilled Hard Landscaper required for an award winning Landscape and Construction Company located on the Essex/Suffolk borders close to Bures. We are looking for someone with leadership skills who could manage a team within the company in the near future.

This is a Monday to Friday position with travel from the base in Bures to a variety of sites, mostly in East Anglia but with others in London.

You will be part of an established team, providing a professional service to new and existing customers. The position will include the following:-

  • Working in a team creating new and maintaining established gardens-from courtyards to large private Estate gardens
  • Working towards leading a team of Landscapers on site at various different jobs
  • Setting out, laying all types of paving and brickwork, small retaining walls, paths and footings
  • Setting up levels and interpreting drawings and sharing these with the team
  • Communicating and leading team members in a clear and effective way
  • Communicating with clients and with the head office
  • Driving to various sites
  • Using different types of plant, excavators and other site machinery

The Person:-

  • Reliable, punctual and enthusiastic
  • A good team player and easy to get along with
  • Leadership skills and qualities and able to motivate a team
  • Will have excellent communication skills, essential when dealing with clients, site team and the office.
  • Will have a positive and proactive attitude, and a very critical eye for detail.
  • Will have good horticultural knowledge
  • Will have a proven track record as a hard landscaper -at least 2-3 years relevant experience
  • A car driver
  • Aware with the requirements of Health and Safety

An industry competitive salary will be offered to the successful person.

For more information please contact Sophie on 07889 849175 or email info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Housekeeper, Higham, Suffolk – REF JF1678

Experienced Housekeeper required for beautiful country house, located in the village of Higham on the Suffolk/Essex border.  Very easy access from Colchester or Ipswich.

The current housekeeper is sadly leaving, after quite a few years with the family.

The house is large with high ceilings, large staircase and big windows, so the incoming housekeeper will need to be used to working in similar properties. There are usually only one or two people in residence, so this is not a busy household.

The position will include all housework to a high standard, bed changing, laundry and ironing.

Someone with a ‘can do’ attitude , who is organised and takes a pride in their work.  There may be other tasks, such as laying fires, cleaning internal windows, sorting kitchen cupboards, cleaning silver etc.

We are looking for someone fairly local who can work 12 hours a week over 2 days, ideally:

Monday or Tuesday             4 hours

Thursday or Friday.              8 hours

Car driver preferred due to the location and non smoker essential.

A good hourly self employed salary will be offered to the successful person.

To apply email – info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualified Gardener Live In/ Out, Hempnall, Norfolk- REF RR1617

Experienced and knowledgeable Estate Gardener required for impressive, private country estate on the outskirts of Norwich.

The person must have worked in a similar setting previously, taking care of large estate gardens / grounds all year round.

The majority of the estate is parkland/woodland, but it also has a beautiful formal garden consisting of attractive lawns, topiary, mixed beds and borders, roses, wisteria, orchard, lakes, hedges, tree lined driveway, old established trees.

The garden now needs an enthusiastic, committed and passionate person who can focus their attention on bringing it back to its original beauty. Someone with a real flair who takes a pride in their work would be best suited.

Horticultural qualifications are essential.

The successful person will be very hands on and have extensive horticultural knowledge. They will need to be energetic, ambitious and physically fit.  PA1/PA6 spray certificates and chainsaw licence are essential.  A driving licence is required for the role due to the rural location of the estate.

There is a wide range of machinery including garden tools, tractor and trailer, therefore the ability to operate a range of garden machinery and good craft skills are also desirable for the role.

Responsibilities:

  • Formal borders-pruning, cutting back plants and shrubs, watering, plant feeding, weeding, digging out, mulching
  • Lawns-mowing, edging, aerating, scarifying, fertilising
  • Hedges- cutting, shaping
  • Driving mini tractor and trailer
  • General maintenance of machinery and coordinating servicing

Groundsperson/Caretaking:

  • Driveway paths and yards- tidying, raking, brushing and leaf blowing
  • Weed control using chemical spray from backpack sprayer
  • Chainsaw use and other powered machines
  • Wood splitting manually or by machine to provide the hall with logs
  • Basic maintenance of fences
  • Leaf clearing
You will need to be organised, able to plan and prioritise your workload, have good communication skills and the ability to work alongside others and alone.
Hours:
  • 8am to 4pm Monday-Friday.
This is an employed position but if the person would rather be self employed this is an option too.
Great annual salary for the right person.
*Can be a live in or live out role*

Accommodation: wing of the main property with its own separate entrance and garden. It’s a lovely space with a large bedroom, bathroom, kitchen/diner and sitting room.

The family have dogs and wish to protect wildlife/birds, so would prefer the Housekeeper not to have pets of their own, especially cats although a well behaved dog would be welcome.

This is a full time, permanent, employed role offering a magnificent working / living environment.

Excellent, fully checkable references will be required for this lovely position.
For more information, please contact Rebecca – info@ruralreacruitment.co.uk

Nanny/Housekeeper, Hadleigh, Suffolk. REF JF1677

Nanny/Housekeeper required for busy young family located approx 2 miles from Hadleigh, Suffolk .

The position will be a minimum of 18 hours a week during term time, however there will be more hours during the school holidays. Days required will be Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday- hours to be agreed.

Start date will be September 2024.

The family home is a large farmhouse in a very pretty, rural location, so the successful person will need to have their own transport as there are no public transport options.

There are 3 children to look after, ages 12, 10 and 5, so we are looking for a fun, energetic person to keep up with them! Someone who genuinely loves working with children and who can keep them entertained particularly during the long summer holiday.

The 18 hours will be split between – 12 hours childcare, 3 hours cooking, 3 hours housework.

Animal friendly person preferred as the family have dog, chickens and goats!

A good hourly rate will be offered to the successful person.

Previous childcare experience essential and fully checkable reference will be required.

A DBS check will also be required.

If you are reliable, kind,  upbeat with a ‘can do’ attitude and absolutely genuine love of children and country life then please apply now to- info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Housekeeper/Cook/Companion, Bury St Edmunds,Suffolk. REF JF1676

Part Time Housekeeper/Cook/Companion required for mature couple requiring a little help with a variety of tasks.

We are looking for someone who can work approx. 9 hours a week with the potential to increase with time.

The ideal days will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 3pm to 6pm.

The elderly lady has dementia, however she does not require any personal care. She needs help with food preparation, remembering medication and some company whilst walking her two dogs. A chat over a cup of tea would be very welcome too. She does not drive or go shopping, so help in these areas would be great too. A little light housekeeping will be required – eg. washing, dusting and changing sheets.

The gentleman is normally fit and active, however he will soon be returning home from an unscheduled hospital stay, resulting from a fall from his horse. A few weeks recuperation and he will be back up and running.

The ideal person must be reliable, trustworthy with a very kind, patient nature to make life a little easier for the family.

Car driver and non smoker essential.

The successful person will be offered a good hourly rate salary subject to fully checkable references.

A DBS check will be required.

To apply please email – info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

 

Full Time Groom/Rider, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk – REF JB1674

Full Time experienced Groom required for private sports horse stud in a beautiful location 6 miles south of Bury St Edmunds. Easy access from the A14 and A134.

Regular Part Time person also considered.

We are looking for someone local, reliable with a good sense of humour to join this small established team caring for mares, foals, youngstock and event horses up to 4*.

The stud has excellent facilities which include the following:-

  • Indoor and outside stables providing a good working environment
  • Lunge pen and loose jumping school
  • Full size outdoor arena
  • Horse walker
  • 140 acres of grassland
  • All weather gallops and grass gallops
  • Canteen area and staff loo/wash area

The Position:-

  • All yard duties to a high standard-mucking out, hays, waters, sweeping, tack cleaning etc
  • Handling mares and foals, confidently and kindly on the ground
  • Assisting with AI
  • Lunging, long reining
  • Ridden exercise of the 4/5 year olds plus eventers
  • Clipping and plaiting
  • Turning out for competition
  • Keeping all areas clean, safe and tidy at all times
  • 5 day week which will include weekends on a rota basis.

The Person:-

  • Reliable, punctual, enthusiastic with a genuine love of working with horses
  • Confident handling a variety of horses on the ground including cheeky foals
  • Will be a good rider who is happy hacking and schooling
  • Will have excellent turn out skills-clipping, plaiting etc
  • Will be a good team player, who can follow instructions and also use their own initiative when working alone
  • A lorry driver would be an advantage, but not a dealbreaker

A good salary will be offered to the successful person who can provide fully checkable references.

Some shared commission on sales will be offered after 6 months of working at the stud.

Afternoon Nanny / Mothers Help-RR1673

We are looking for a great Nanny / Mothers help 3-5 afternoons a week (flexible), 3.30/4pm- 7.30pm.

The person must be lovely and local to Guestwick, Dereham and be wonderful with school age children (5, 8 and 10).

Term Time:

  • 3.30/4pm-7.30pm
  • 3 -5 afternoons a week

Holidays: This could be a separate role if the person would rather have the  school holidays off.

  • 9am-6pm (flexible)
  • 3 days a week (flexible)

This is a busy family of 5 who have lots going on. The family would love to find someone to replace their fantastic nanny who is leaving after 8 wonderful years.

The role will include mucking in where needed, whether that be helping with the school run, taking children to after school clubs, staying at home with the youngest who is 5 years old, cooking supper, helping with homework and bath/bedtime routine.

Car driver essential due to remote location.

DBS check will be required before the person starts. Non smoker.

The person has got to be great with children with a kind, caring and willing way about them.

If you are able to help this lovely family please get in touch.

Contact Rebecca info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

Property Administrator- Walsingham, Norfolk- RR1671

Full time, experienced and fantastic Property Administrator required for beautiful Norfolk estate in Walsingham.

The Property Administrator will be responsible for carrying out tasks associated with the letting and management of tenanted residential and commercial properties for this impressive estate.  The role requires building relationships with customers and suppliers, delivering excellent service and following processes and procedures to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.

This is a lovely position situated in an idyllic rural setting that doesn’t come up very often!  It would suit someone who enjoys working in the countryside in a busy and interesting role.

Hours:

  • Full time, permanent position, 35 hours a week, Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm
  • 1 hour off for lunch

Main Responsibilities:

  • New lettings enquiries – commercial & residential
  • First point of contact for tenants and potential tenants
  • Tenant liaison
  • Drafting Licences, Tenancy Agreements etc.
  • Schedules of condition
  • Property Terrier (Database) Management
  • Property compliance
  • Property inspections
  • Recording repairs and maintenance
  • Mapping
  • End of tenancy matters & check out
  • Tenancy adjustment notices
  • Utilities & Rates management
  • General administration
  • Filing

The Person:

  • Past experience of property management/administration
  • Preferably NRLA (or similar) qualified
  • Excellent data management skills
  • Methodical & organised
  • Good communicator
  • Knowledge of property management accounting software (Landmark Keyprime, Farmplan Business Manager & Property Manager) and mapping (LandApp) software helpful
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams & Outlook)
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player
  • Problem solver
  • Professional manner at all times
  • Customer focused
  • Polite and well presented with a friendly, warm and enthusiastic way about them

Excellent, checkable references will be required before starting.

For more information about this lovely opportunity, please contact Rebecca info@ruralrecruuitment.co.uk

 

Live In / Out Housekeeper, nr Norwich, Norfolk- REF RR1628

Experienced, live in Housekeeper required for impressive, private,  country manor house not far from Norwich, Norfolk.

We are looking for a reliable, meticulous and detail orientated Housekeeper. Someone who has worked in a hotel or private household previously would be best suited for this position.

Part time, 4 days a week.

The current housekeeper is retiring after 4 wonderful years.

The house is a large, 12 bedroom family home, arranged over three storeys, so the housekeeper will need to be physically fit and capable of managing a house of this size.

The Role/Responsibilities: 

  • Maintaining cleanliness and orderliness of the families private home all year round
  • Taking care of general cleaning such as sweeping, mopping, dusting, and vacuuming
  • Deep cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, and other higher use rooms
  • Making beds and changing linens
  • Managing all household laundry and ironing
  • Restocking supplies such as toiletries and towels
  • Emptying bins
  • Restocking vases with fresh flowers
  • Keeping on top of all cleaning supplies and restocking when needed
  • Responding to family and guest requests in a timely, friendly and professional manner as and when necessary
  • Polishing antiques and silverware
  • Occasional house/pet sitting

The person:

  • Previous experience in hotel or private household essential, with formal training
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow instructions
  • Excellent time management skills to prioritise tasks effectively
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good communication skills to interact with family members, guests and other members of staff
  • Firm knowledge of hotel or private housekeeping procedures and techniques
  • Familiarity with cleaning equipment and products
  • Passionate about what they do with a high attention to detail
  • Discreet, professional and lovely to have around
  • Someone careful who takes pride in their work

*Can be a live in or live out role*

Accommodation: wing of the main property with its own separate entrance and garden. It’s a lovely space with a large bedroom, bathroom, kitchen/diner and sitting room.

Sadly pets (dogs and cats) are not welcome as the garden cannot be safely enclosed.

This is a full time, permanent, employed role offering a magnificent working / living environment.

If you have been a live in Housekeeper or Hotel Housekeeper previously, we would love to hear from you.

Fully checkable references and an up to date, enhanced DBS check will be required before starting.

For more information about this great opportunity, please contact Rebecca info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

Full Time Gardener, Camberley, Surrey Ref JF1670

Full Time experienced Estate Gardener required for private country estate located approx 5 miles from Camberley,  Surrey.

The house has beautiful, established gardens and we are looking for someone to join the small team,  all enthusiastic gardeners with a real passion for horticulture.

The position is Monday to Friday – 8am to 4.30pm .  There is no accommodation available on the estate.

The successful person will have previously worked within an Estate garden and be a good team player who can follow instructions.  A reliable, polite and well presented person who is easy to get along with and has a good work ethic.

The Position:

  • Use of large garden machinery – ride on mowers, strimmers, hedge cutters etc
  • Maintaining large areas of formal lawns to a high standard
  • General gardening – weeding, pruning, mulching, digging over beds, cutting back, watering, replanting etc
  • Topiary and general hedge cutting
  • Maintaining the rose garden and cutting garden
  • Tractor and implement use
  • Spraying
  • Tree maintenance
  • Water features, lakes etc
  • Vegetable growing

The Person:

  • Reliable, trustworthy and a good team player
  • Experienced with all garden machinery
  • Will have excellent horticultural knowledge
  • Happy to work in all weathers and follow instructions
  • Will be a car driver with own transport
  • Will be fit and healthy as the job can be physically demanding at times.
  • Will have tractor experience ideally.
  • Will be able to provide fully checkable references

A competitive salary and a 15% pension will be offered to the successful person. Other benefits offered.

To apply email – info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Head Groundsperson / Gardener, Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex. REF JF1668

Full Time Head Groundsperson / Gardener required by private, country Estate located 5 miles South of Bishops Stortford, Essex, with easy access from A120 and M11.

The Estate is set within 45 acres of beautiful parkland just outside the village of Hatfield Broad Oak.

This is an exciting opportunity for a knowledgeable, hardworking person to manage and improve the Estate grounds, working closely with the Estate Manager.

The successful candidate will have previously been involved in all aspects of parkland maintenance,  and will also have some gardening experience with good horticultural knowledge.  Previous Estate work would be an advantage and preferred.

Someone practical with good mechanical knowledge essential with the ability to use large garden machinery, tractors, ATVs etc,  to maintain large areas of lawn to the highest standard.

This is a hands on position, however a proven track record in a leadership role would be advantageous.

Hours will be 40 per week – 8am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday with the occasional weekends if required.

DBS and NDA will be required as well as fully checkable references.

A generous salary ( dependent on experience ) will be offered to the successful person as well as 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)