Job Type: Permanent

Part time Nanny (Wednesday- Friday)- Melton Constable, Norfolk – RR1729

We are looking for a lovely, experienced, part time Nanny who is a bit of a Mary Poppins to help look after 3 wonderful children (6.5, 4.5 and nearly 2 years).

Hours: Term Time

  • Wednesday: 7.45am- 5pm
  • Thursday: 7.45am- 3pm
  • Friday: 7.45am- 3pm
  • No weekends or evenings required

School Holidays:

Less hours during the holidays as the children’s Mother will be around much more.

The person must have a lovely, caring, kind and fun way about them. Previous experience looking after children is essential as well as an up to date DBS check and excellent references.

The role will include:

  • Playing in the garden, arts and crafts, baking, role play, reading etc
  • Cooking, preparing meals and snacks for the children
  • School drop off / collections
  • General tidying up after the children
  • Creating a safe and nurturing environment for the children
  • Supervising and engaging in age-appropriate activities
  • Helping with children’s washing when time allows

Experience:

  • Previous experience as a Babysitter/Nanny or related childcare role
  • Knowledge of child development and age-appropriate activities
  • Ability to handle emergency situations calmly and efficiently
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Reliable, punctual, and trustworthy

If you are passionate about working with children and providing a safe and nurturing environment, we would love to hear from you.

**Car Driver essential**

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

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

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

Bar Manager, Bildeston, Suffolk – REF SP1721

We are looking for a Bar Manager for a beautiful old village pub in the heart of Bildeston, Suffolk.

The pub is the home of a unique business combining the owners love of music and wine, hosting special events including pub quizzes, live music, bespoke winemaker dinners as well as ticketed wine & cheese tastings.

We are looking for a bar manager to work the core evenings of Thursday, Friday, Saturday’s and possibly some Wednesdays if events are running. The total amount of hours would be approximately 34 per week.

The pub is home to a successful wine company and our client would preferably like someone who has an interest in wine. Knowledge of wine would be a bonus, but is not essential and there are opportunities for developing wine knowledge and attending trade tastings. The pub is also looking to reinvigorate its onsite brewery so there will be scope to learn the art of brewing or build on brewing skills should the applicant already be experienced in this area.

 

The role will entail:

  • Being responsible for managing and overseeing the evenings
  • Managing and working with junior members of staff
  • Booking tables and taking calls
  • Opening and closing the pub
  • Managing the cellar
  • Overseeing a clean and organised bar and kitchen
  • Tending to customers needs in a professional manner
  • Occasionally collecting stock from wholesalers

The ideal person will:

  • Be welcoming, personable and professional
  • Have excellent communication skills and be sociable by nature
  • Have a high attention to detail in making sure the pub looks immaculate and ready for guests
  • Be reliable, trustworthy, self motivated and responsible
  • Hardworking and eager to get stuck in with all tasks
  • Be a team player with the ability to take direction from the owner/ managers on tasks and work with and direct junior members of staff to complete necessary tasks
  • Be someone that is enthusiastic and passionate about the business
  • Well presented and organised

For more information please contact Sophie at 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

Full Time Nanny – Belgium / Netherlands & Monaco – REF 1719

Full Time Nanny with extensive previous childcare experience required to care for one 6 year little girl.

The position is based in Belgium (main residence) with an international show jumper.

The Nanny will be required to live in and separate on site accommodation will be offered as well as a competitive salary.

The family have one school age daughter who is looking for her next super Nanny to take over from current lady who will stay until new person is found.

The ideal person will be trustworthy, caring, kind, fun with a bright happy personality. Someone who can make sure the little one’s time with them is a truly enjoyable one and that the busy parents can be sure she is in safe hands.

Childcare qualifications would be preferred but a wealth of fully referenced experience will also be considered.

French speaking preferred.

The role will include:-

  • Taking little girl to school (walking distance)
  • Driving to activities so clean driving licence a must
  • Helping with reading and other indoor activities
  • Preparing food throughout the day from breakfast to supper
  • Organising bath time and bed if parents not around
  • Creating fun playtimes both outside and inside
  • Sorting laundry, school clothes and generally keeping areas clean and tidy
  • Travelling to show jumping competitions during school holidays
  • Encouraging sporting activities and taking part

This is a fabulous opportunity for a Nanny who genuinely loves working with children and would enjoy the excitement of being around equine athletes when possible. The chance to travel with this successful team is a great plus and makes this particular Nanny position stand out from the usual jobs.

Further information relating to salary, hours and interview arrangements will be updated soon.

Tel Jackie 07979501997

Assistant Housekeeper with accommodation – Norfolk, RR1717

Full time, Assistant Housekeeper required for private household near Dersingham, Norfolk. The person will work as part of a highly motivated team to provide the very highest standards in delivering housekeeping and guest services.

Full time, 40 hours a week to include weekends as and when agreed.

You will be the first point of contact for the property alarms or callouts.

The role:

  • Help manage the housekeeping team to deliver all housekeeping tasks to achieve the highest possible level of service and standards of presentation.
  • Take on the senior role in the Housekeeper’s absence.
  • Take care of the cleaning of antiques and furnishings, fabrics and objets d’art, using agreed methods and practices.
  • Ensure that all items are well cared for and any changes are reported immediately.
  • Assist with laundry and linen care, including ironing and steaming garments.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Any other ad hoc duties that arise.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Possess good leadership and people management skills and the ability to encourage and develop teams.
  • Be a strong communicator at all levels with confident interpersonal skills.
  • Be able to work well within a small multi-functional team, have a flexible approach and be willing to support colleagues.
  • Be committed to ensuring the highest standards of housekeeping and presentation.
  • Understand the importance of professional discretion.
  • Take pride in their work and present themselves well to colleagues, visitors and guests.
  • Carry out planned tasks in a timely fashion.
  • Have a positive attitude to safe working practices.
  • Be willing to undertake training and learn new skills that are required for this position.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and efficiency.
  • Have a flexible and pro-active approach.

The successful applicant must be self-motivated and personable with a conscientious attitude.

Beautiful 2 bedroom cottage available.

This role may at times be considered quite physical and can include working on ladders, working with chemicals, moving and lifting of items, and standing for long periods of time so a physically fit person would be best suited.

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/Companion, Kenilworth, Warwickshire – REF JF1710

Full Time Live In Housekeeper/Companion required to assist a lovely lady with day to day organisation and activities.

Our client suffers from Dementia and her memory is not as good as it used to be, so the successful person must be organised and preferably have an understanding of the help required for people with this illness,  to make sure she can remain in her own home.

No personal care is required and the client is physically fit with a great love of the outdoors, she still enjoys walking her terrier, riding horses occasionally and driving into town etc. Her children do not live locally but visit weekly and she has a wider family who do live locally.

The ideal person must be, caring, trustworthy, with patience and kindness in abundance. Our client would not appreciate fussiness and over familiarity, however a good sense of humour would be very welcome.

The Housekeeper will be required to:

  • Keep the farmhouse clean and tidy at all times-housework, laundry and ironing
  • Changing beds
  • General tidying
  • Food shopping on occasions
  • Basic cooking/food prep
  • Managing client’s medication
  • Dog walking and feeding when client away

The Person:

  • Reliable, trustworthy, kind and patient
  • Will have an understanding of helping someone with dementia
  • Physically fit
  • Positive, relaxed with good attention to detail especially cleanliness
  • Practical with the ability to be self motivated and self directed
  • Country loving person, possibly with a farming background
  • Patient and kind with a good sense of humour.

You will be offered a very good salary and on site accommodation in a beautiful location, within walking distance of Kenilworth Castle and the town.

To apply please 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

 

Head Housekeeper (accommodation available) – Norfolk RR1706

The person must be a very experienced, meticulous and hands on housekeeper who has worked in a similar setting previously.

The role will entail:

  • Managing all cleaning, polishing, dusting, vacuuming, mopping etc and the willingness to undertake these duties on a regular basis.
  • Organise and adhere to a clear annual calendar for deep cleaning work and general cleaning regime and avoid clashes with the family and visitors.
  • Maintenance and management of all cleaning supplies, equipment, food & beverage, amenities, and systems (e.g. boiler, water softener)
  • Training and supervising other housekeepers within the household team, ensuring supervision of any visitors and contractors.
  • Working closely with the House Manager to ensure the smooth running of the household to very high standards at all times.
  • Upholding strict confidentiality and discretion in all aspects of the role, respecting the privacy and security of the family.
  • Demonstrating a proactive and solutions-oriented approach to household issues that may arise, being understanding of the family and always considering their needs.
  • All laundry care, including experience caring for a range of garments and clothing.
  • Experience of caring for specialist items e.g. furniture and breakables, maintaining logs of items and handling breakages.
  • Changing linen and making beds as per the schedule of the home.
  • Supporting with the running of the budget for the property.

The ideal person will have a good work ethic and a ‘can do’ attitude, be easy to get along with and be able to manage the overall upkeep of a large country house. Must be used to high standard cleaning and understand the demands of working within a family environment with pets.

Accommodation is offered for those that want to live in, however, if the candidate lives locally, the role can be live out. Please note, due to the location of the role, all candidates will need to drive and own their own car.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator with exceptional organisational abilities and is able to think on their feet in a dynamic household. The family plans do change within a moment’s notice, so every day won’t be the same.

Hours:

  • This is a full time, 40 hour a week, permanent position.
  • Occasional weekends and evening flexibility will be required and agreed in advance.

For more information, please contact Rebecca info@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

Part Time Housekeeper – East Bergholt, Suffolk, REF- RR1630

Experienced, child/dog friendly housekeeper  required for lovely family of 4 near East Bergholt. Current Housekeeper is leaving after 4 lovely years.

The ideal person will have a great eye to detail and really good organisational skills. They must be reliable and trustworthy with a great work ethic. Most importantly proactive and able to see what needs to be done before being asked.

Days/Hours:

  •  3 days a week, Monday and a Friday a must and another day that suits (flexible am or pm).
  •  4-5 hours per day. Ideally with flexibility around the holidays when children are home to look after children if mother needs to go out.

Responsibilities:

  • Keeping the house clean and dust free to a high standard
  • Keeping fridges organised and clean organised drawers
  • keeping house looking tidy
  • Ironing sheets/shirts
  • Changing bed linen once a week
  • Keeping on top of laundry (experienced with cashmere care)
  • Looking after the children if needed  (ages 9 and 13)
  • Occasional pet sitting

The person must love dogs, the family have a  gorgeous Cockapoo and may get another dog soon.

Excellent references and an up to date DBS check will be required before starting.

Clean driving licence and use of car essential due to rural location.

This could possibly be a live in role if the person prefers so please do not hesitate to get in touch if accommodation is required.

For more information, 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

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

 

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.

 

Chauffeur – Head of Operations, London REF JB1696

The Royal Household are looking to recruit a Chauffeur – Head of Operations to be based at The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace.

Working for the Royal Household is so unique and you will be playing a part in events that are enjoyed by millions.

It’s knowing your team can be relied upon to deliver.

As Head Chauffeur you will lead an exceptional team of professional chauffeurs and oversee vehicle operations in support of events and day to day operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • With responsibility of the Garage, you will have oversight of vehicle maintenance and presentation, record keeping, equipment usage and health and safety standards
  • Managing the Chauffeur team, you will support their recruitment, training, coaching and performance to ensure the delivery of an exceptional service
  • Liaising with colleagues, you will prepare plans and rosters to ensure appropriate levels of support as well as co-ordinating transport requests
  • You will support advance route planning activities, working with other colleagues and agencies.

Essential Criteria:

  • You will be an experienced Manager used to taking a hands-on approach in a similar context
  • An assured driver with significant professional driving experience, you will hold a full Cat B and D1 clean, UK driving licence
  • Strong organisational, planning and problem-solving skills  essential with the ability to handle competing priorities while maintaining a professional service
  • An outstanding team player, who can build good working relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders
  • You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and you will be used to liaising and interacting with people at all levels

The successful candidate can benefit from on-site accommodation and will travel for up to six weeks of the year within the UK, including occasional international trips.

The Royal Household offers a generous benefits package designed to support wellbeing and life priorities.

Other Benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 30 days (plus bank holidays) dependent on length of service
  • An excellent non-contributory pension plan-15%
  • Lunch provide on site
  • A range of leave supports, such as parental pay and leave and volunteering days, as well as benefits to support physical and mental wellbeing.
  • 20% off at Royal Collection Trust Shops and complimentary admission tickets across all of the Companies locations.

A competitive salary will be offered to the successful person.

Please follow the link below to apply:

Chauffeur – Head of Operations – The Royal Household (tal.net)

or alternatively, you can send your CV and covering letter to info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

 

Private Household Chauffeur- Central London – REF JB1695

Full Time experienced Private Chauffeur required by the Royal Household to be based within the The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace, Central London.

The new Chauffeur will join a professional team who drive Principals, officials, guests and visitors to a variety of events as well as day to day operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Driving passengers to a variety of engagements, contributing to the smooth daily running of the Royal Household’s travel operations
  • Maintaining and presenting vehicles to the highest standards and keeping accurate records
  • Providing varied support for daily routines and the upkeep of the garage, taking into account Health and Safety and Security protocols
  • At times, taking charge of the garage, supporting senior colleagues to always deliver an efficient and exceptional service

Essential Criteria:

  • An assured driver with significant professional driving experience who will hold a full Cat B and D1 clean, UK driving licence
  • Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills and able to provide an unparalleled chauffeur experience tailored to the needs of the guests
  • An outstanding team player who can adapt to a varied and responsive schedule
  • Excellent time management, planning and problem-solving skills and the ability to undertake duties efficiently and effectively
  • Basic IT skills and the ability to manage daily administrative tasks

Up to six weeks travel within the UK,  including occasional international trips

Benefits:

  • On site accommodation
  • Generous packages to support wellbeing and life priorities
  • 25 days annual leave rising to 30 days (plus bank holidays) dependent on length of service
  • Excellent non contributory pension (25%)
  • On site lunch
  • 20% off at Royal Collection Trust Shops and complimentary admission tickets across all locations, along with many more exclusive employee discounts

To Apply please click on the link below.

Chauffeur – The Royal Household (tal.net)

You can also email-info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

 

Estates, Grounds and Maintenance Manager, Woodbridge, Suffolk. REF JF1694

Job description

An opportunity has arisen to join a diversified rural business with a focus on sustainable farming, hospitality, weddings, events, catering, natural capital and renewable energy, environmental management, and high end back to nature accommodation.

The position will oversee the estates, grounds and maintenance efforts across the group of business to include but not limited to the building, landscapes, vehicles, offices and custodial maintenance activities, to resolve problems directly or organising the swift resolution with third parties. Ensuring machinery is in good working order and preventative measures are in place and that the grounds are always immaculate with specific qualifications desirable/preferable.

In addition, objectives include effectively managing working patterns and logistics. They will be responsible for building, developing and managing a proactive team to meet deadlines and implement ideas with a problem-solving attitude.

The role includes the overseeing of and involvement in the coordination and execution of all such work and tasks.

The key function will be to maintain the high-quality appearance of the grounds throughout the year, ensuring the venue and accommodation are immaculate in appearance too. The duties of this pivotal role includes scheduling works in a timely fashion for execution and completion and responding to maintenance emergencies and all requests along with managing costs.

Always ensuring and monitoring safety procedures and efficiencies and providing such instruction to staff and contractors.

The role requires a problem-solving approach and resolution-based ethos with a positive demeanour and outlook.

Due to the nature of this role, the working days / hours are geared around the weather and the events, involving working on-call to meet a specified and defined rota system with 40 hours over 7 days per week and seasonal peaks due to the nature of the business.

The position is live-in and includes accommodation. The Estate is located approx 9 miles North of Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to;

  • Possessing a high level of attention to detail and taking great pride in their work
  • Must have proven ability to work efficiently and effectively within a specified time and weather constraints
  • Relevant experience of grounds/gardening/estate maintenance preferential
  • A preference in having experience of using agricultural equipment including but not limited to tractors, mowers, hedge cutters, along with understanding of equipment up-keep
  • Have experience and an understanding of Health & Safety in the workplace and adopting Risk Assessments
  • Proven ability to effectively manage your own workload and supervise the work of others and prioritise workloads accordingly
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Proven ability to undertake maintenance works including basic plumbing and electrical work amongst other aspects
  • Aptitude to learn all operating systems

Preferred skills – useful but not essential:

  • Scissor lift use
  • Working at height
  • First aid certification
  • PAT testing training/certification
  • Chainsaw training/certification
  • Horticultural and gardening experience with (PA1, PA2, PA6, knapsack and meadow spraying desirable)
  • Awareness of air source heat pumps, irrigation and bore holes, generators

Core Requirements:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Organised
  • Flexibility towards working hours is essential

Salary: TBA subject to experience

Includes accommodation.

Hours of work: 40 hours per week over 7 days including on-call duties

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part Time Housekeeper / Cook / Companion (live in)- Burnham Market- RR1693

Experienced, live in and lovely part time, private housekeeper required for elderly lady who has a beautiful home in Burnham Market, Norfolk.

This is a wonderful opportunity for someone. No personal care is required.  Our client is fit and healthy and is very active and sociable.

The person must have worked in a similar role previously and be a well referenced, kind and friendly housekeeper.

Hours:

  • 9:30am until 2:30pm Monday-Friday (5 hours / day) plus 9:30am to 1:30pm (3.5 hours) on sat. 28.5 hours per week (flexibility is key)

Duties:

  • Cooking & prepping
    • Lay table & make lunch every day plus prep light dinner for principal to pop in the oven
    • Small socials (lay the table, prep lunch, bridge tea, tea, occasional small dinner parties) prep and clean up afterwards / in the morning
  • Cleaning (hoover, dusting, keep it neat & tidy, laundry, ironing, bathrooms)
  • Housekeeper to make the bed daily and change linen as appropriate including when guests stay occasionally at the weekend.
  • Shopping for food (& making sure food in the fridge isn’t way beyond its sell-by date)
  • Apple Mac tech support as required (ordering on internet support, help with passwords, App downloads, occasional email support like attachments)
  • Driving as required (longer journeys, principal drives locally still)
  • House management (order logs, bring logs into house & lay fire daily in winter, change heating & water times, resolve any issues, read meters, arrange window cleaning etc.)

Offer:

Included:

  • Own private 2 bed, 2 bathroom fully furnished cottage provided at end of the garden
  • All bills (Council tax, electricity, water). Excluded are own mobile phone, streaming platforms, own food, own car & associated costs.

Other benefits

  • Pension Contribution
  • NI
  • Holiday: 4 weeks paid holiday per year
    • You chose 2 weeks
    • Employer choses 2 weeks

If you are looking for a lovely part time, live in housekeeping position then we would love to hear from you.

DBS check essential before starting. Clean driving licence and glowing references a must.

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

Grounds Person / Handy Person / Gardener – Langham, Norfolk- RR1692

Part Time, experienced and knowledgeable Jack of all trades required for a beautiful private home near Holt, Norfolk.

The family are looking for someone who can turn their hand to most things grounds maintenance and gardening. This would suit someone local to the area. Car driver essential due to remote location.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for gardening and landscaping, ensuring the outdoor areas are well-kept and visually appealing.

The grounds consist of approximately 25 acres in total and this person will be helping the current gardening team.

Hours: 

2 full days a week ideally. Self employed.

  • Fencing
  • General DIY
  • Laying turf
  • Garden equipment / machinery maintenance
  • Basic welding (a bonus although not essential)

Gardening:

  • General gardening, weeding, cutting lawns, plant knowledge
  • Hedge cutting, strimming, leaf blowing
  • Ponds- cleaning filters
  • Removal of garden waste using trailer
  • Use of garden machinery and tools
  • Regular mini tractor use

The person:

  • Proficient in using power tools for landscaping tasks
  • Ability to irrigate plants efficiently
  • Experience in garden maintenance and landscape upkeep
  • Knowledge of hand tools used in groundskeeping
  • Understanding of plant growing requirements

This role offers an exciting opportunity for individuals passionate about maintaining outdoor spaces to showcase their skills. Join this wonderful team as a Groundskeeper and contribute to the beauty of this private mini estate.

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

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

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

 

 

Live In Houseperson (Security, Safety & Maintenance) – Norfolk – RR1683

Live in Houseperson required to take care of the security and safety at one of East Anglia’s finest Estates located in beautiful Norfolk, not far from the coast.

We are looking for a reliable, trustworthy person to join the facilities and security team in this wonderful stately home. The role of Houseperson, which is very hands on, is to assist with safety and security of the Hall. Someone who can provide the best possible levels of customer service to both the family and visitors reacting in a prompt and friendly way.

The ability to turn a practical hand to all manner of maintenance jobs whilst keeping on top of mandatory tasks to keep the building running smoothly for visitors, family and staff.

There is a one bedroom apartment available within the Hall best suited to one person.

The Position:-

  • Part of the team providing Security and Safety
  • Making sure the Hall is always well presented and maintained to the highest standards
  • Responding to family requests-such as moving luggage, fire laying, dog care, furniture moving, carrying out tasks and repairs upon request.
  • Opening and closing the doors when required and keeping exit routes clear.
  • Assist with events being held at the Hall, weddings, filming, and VIP visitors to the Estate.
  • Any other duties required within the Estate
  • 5 day week which include 1 weekend day, weekends off on rota basis
  • Assisting with deliveries of equipment, stock, materials, or large parcels and to ensure their delivery to the correct person or area.
  • Assisting with maintenance and upkeep of vehicles

The Person:-

  • Reliable, trustworthy and always able to work with the upmost discretion and sensitivity
  • A friendly, easy to get along with team player
  • Well presented and polite
  • Will have a good working knowledge of fire and security alarms
  • During the winter period will be happy to assist around the Estate with decorating, repairs and replacements.
  • A car driver
  • A non smoker
  • Able to keep accurate records
  • Full up to speed with IT

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

Car driver essential and DBS check to be obtained before starting.

For more information please contact Rebecca 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