Job Type: Pet Care

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

House / Pet Sitters – East Anglia – RR3624

As the summer holiday season approaches, we are looking for some wonderful and well referenced House / Pet Sitters.

If you are able to help then we would love to hear from you. Experience with animals, in particular dogs is essential. Basic or enhanced DBS checks will be required also.

Please send your details and a covering letter  to Rebecca via info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Current dates:

  • We have a lovely opportunity in Norfolk (by the coast) for 3 weeks in July and 2 weeks in October looking after a family home and 2 dogs.
  • We may also have another opportunity in Norfolk for a week in either July or August for a family by the coast who have a dog, chickens and a cat.

 

Couple , Newmarket, Suffolk – REF JF1625

Couple or individual required to carry out a variety of duties on a part time live in basis.

The hours will be approx 25 per week and will cover the following:

  • Housework
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Cooking
  • Driving
  • Grass cutting
  • Hedge cutting
  • General gardening-weeding, pruning, watering etc
  • Pet care – 2 spaniels

The current housekeeper is retiring after 30 years and the elderly gardener is cutting down his hours.

This is a lovely varied position and would suit a semi retired person or couple who enjoy country life and want to keep active. Animal lover essential.

Car driver with clean licence is a must.

There is a 2/3 bedroom house with a garden and a good salary offered to the successful person.  Fully checkable references will be requested and a DBS check.

Apply via email to-info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

 

Part Time Housekeeper/Dog Walker, Bildeston, Suffolk REF JF1615

Part Time experienced Housekeeper required who can manage the housework, laundry and ironing in this lovely period farmhouse, located in rural location between Bildeston and Needham Market. Easy access from Ipswich and Hadleigh too.

We are looking for someone to work approx 8-10 hours a week, although some flexibility can be shown for the right person.

The position will involve maintaining the cleanliness of the farmhouse to a high standard and also walking two adorable little dogs.

Someone with horse experience would be an advantage, however this is not a dealbreaker.

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

The Person:-

  • Reliable, trustworthy with an easy to get along with personality
  • A real dog lover who enjoys a good walk daily with 2 little characters
  • Someone who can wash and iron
  • Experience with private housekeeping
  • Someone with a keen eye for detail who genuinely loves housework.
  • Local to the area
  • Car driver with own transport

To apply email – info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

Part Time Housekeeper – Aldeburgh, Suffolk SP1543

Part time experienced Housekeeper required for a lovely family home in Aldeburgh, Suffolk

The ideal person will be required to work 5 or 6 hours per week, either all in one day or split over two days.

This busy family have 3 children and both parents are working so they are looking for someone who is reliable and hard working to manage all housekeeping duties including;

  • Tidying of bedrooms and living areas – tidying away toys and making beds
  • Laundry
  • Ironing
  • Bed changing
  • Light cleaning of the kitchen and bathrooms

If the successful applicant would like to, some light cooking could also be required/ included in the position. Evening babysitting or cat sitting when the family are away would also be an added bonus.

We are looking for someone warm and engaging, who is great with children and can muck in with all housekeeping duties that are required in a busy family home. There is the possibility for the role to expand to include some nannying for the family, particularly after school care and during the school holidays.

Excellent references will be required along with an up to date DBS check.

Clean driving license and own car would also be needed.

For more information about this position, please contact Sophie on info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk / 07889 849175.

 

Full Time Housesitter, Suffolk Ref JF1517

Full Time House Sitter / Dog Walker / Horse Care Provider required by three branches of the same family to cover holidays, weekends away, days out etc.

The family have homes in the following areas – Laxfield, Monks Eleigh and Braintree, therefore we are looking for someone who is located in the Bildeston, Hadleigh or nearby area.

A car driver with own transport is a must as the house sitter will be required to visit and stay in the houses on occasions throughout the year. Travel expenses will be paid.

This is an employed position and will include 20 days holiday plus bank holidays. Although this is a paid position there will be periods of house sitting or other work interspersed with days where no work is required.

House sitting will entail, amongst the usual things, care and occasional mucking out of 2 ponies, care of cats and chickens as well as dogs. Animal lover essential!

All the houses have cleaners so no housework is required during the stays other than keeping the house tidy.

The role will include weekend house sitting on occasions, but plenty of notice will be given.

For further information please call Jackie 07979 501997 or Sophie 07889 849175/ info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

 

Full Time Live In Dog and Puppy Manager , Scotland Ref 1444

Our client operates a professional, well-respected, council-licensed Australian Labradoodle breeding programme and has over 15 years’ experience in the business. With the exception of two dogs that live permanently with the owners in their home, their fully health screened breeding dogs live with local guardian families (not in kennels!) and return for breeding and raising their puppies, for which there are brand-new purpose-built facilities.

An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic dog lover, this is a full-time, permanent, live-in position with significant responsibility and requires a diligent, confident individual with a can-do attitude and excellent attention to detail. Management experience is essential and experience working with dogs professionally is beneficial but not essential, so this role would suit someone looking to take their career in a new direction.

The successful candidate will be required to live on-site in a very comfortable 2-3 bedroom home set on a large 3-acre plot in the Scottish countryside between Edinburgh and Glasgow. The bungalow is about 15 years old and features:

  • Large open plan kitchen/diner with wood burning stove
  • Large living room with wood burning stove
  • Master bedroom with en-suite
  • Additional bedrooms
  • Main bathroom
  • Utility room
  • WC
  • Double glazing
  • Central heating
  • Furnished
  • Enclosed private garden

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that all the dogs and puppies get 5-star care around the clock. Responsibilities are wide ranging and include all aspects of dog and puppy care, liaising with clients, arranging property maintenance and managing a small team.

  • Cleaning
  • Feeding
  • Exercising
  • Socialising
  • Training
  • Grooming
  • Supervising breedings & births
  • Caring for newborns
  • Monitoring general health & administering basic medical care
  • Transporting dogs & puppies to the vet
  • Record keeping
  • Photography
  • Liaising with clients
  • Property maintenance (grass cutting etc)
  • Arranging repairs

Full on-the-job training will be provided, although the successful candidate will have a natural tendency to lead and take ownership.

5 day working week, but some light duties are required on 2 rest days (i.e. letting a couple of dogs out to the toilet first and last thing / feeding breakfast & supper to a couple of dogs).

Expected to sleep on site every night unless prior arrangement made for this to be covered by another team member.

A full, UK driving license is essential, and a car is preferred (business mileage compensated).

Start date: October – early November 2023.

Tel Jackie 07979 501997

Part Time Housekeeper/Mothers Help- Blakeney / Norfolk- REF 1087

Experienced Housekeeper required for busy Norfolk family of 5.

This is a part time position, 15 hours a week split over 3 days. The hours can be flexible.

It would be great to find someone who is looking for a permanent position on a self employed basis that can offer flexibility for this lovely family.

Main requirements will include:

  • All house work
  • Laundry
  • Ironing
  • General Errands
  • Emptying bins, dishwasher, washing etc
  • Occasional school drop off or collection if urgently needed
  • Stay in house / house sit when family are away
  • Working in a house with dogs (2 medium sized breeds)

We are looking for someone who has previous housekeeping experience and has worked for a private family previously.

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

 

 

Live in Family Assistant- Animal Care / Gardener / Driver- Kings Lynn/Norfolk- REF 1074

A rare and wonderful opportunity has arisen for a live in Family Assistant who can help a small, fun and busy family with the following tasks:

Gardens

  • Light gardening (pruning, weeding, planting, watering, keeping on top of the garden all year round, cutting lawns. Qualifications are not essential but someone who is capable, competent and knowledgeable is important)
  • Heavier jobs are already dealt with and will not be required (i.e. cutting hedges, strimming etc)

Animal Care

  • Looking after 5 well behaved dogs (feeding, taking to vets, walking etc)
  • 1 Shetland pony (feeding, mucking our, poo picking)
  • 3 goats (feeding, general care, cleaning)
  • Pet Sitting when owners are away

Driving

  • Occasional driving shared with current family driver (taking family to lunches etc)

If the person enjoys housekeeping, laundry or cooking this is an option too.

Ideally full time hours, no weekends required unless family are away and this would only be to look after the animals. Hours and days off rewarded in Lieu when any overtime is worked.

Accommodation: beautiful 3 bedroom cottage away from main house, fully enclosed garden and pet safe.

Interview process starting now although start date might be delayed until September 2022

This could suit a couple or single person who has the relevant experience.

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

 

Housekeeper – Bedfordshire REF 556 – FILLED

Full time experienced Senior Housekeeper required for large private country house in edge of village location close to Bedford.

The ideal person will be happy working alone and caring for this lovely home while the owners are in London or away.

This is very much a family home so the successful person must understand the demands of working around a busy family and have previously worked within a private household.

This is a 5 day week position which is to include weekends and days off will be taken during the week.

Single accommodation in a self contained apartment is offered along with a generous salary.

Duties will include all housework to a very high standard , laundry and ironing.

Someone who is a good cook would be a great advantage to cook for the family when they are in residence and also to cook for the freezer. A cake baker would be lovely.

Help with entertaining would also be required.

The family have dogs so animal lover essential who is happy to walk and feed in owners absence.

The local environment is lovely and would suit a country loving person who is happy working alone.

Interviews can be arranged over the Christmas period if required with start date to be agreed for January/February 2020

Car driver and non smoker only.

 

 

 

Part Time Housekeeper / House-Sitter / Pet Care

Part time, local housekeeper required for large farm house located between Ipswich and Woodbridge.

Must be able to work flexible hours and come in last minute when owner is called away on business at short notice.
You will be required to cover 2-3 hours each day and weekend housesitting if needed (feeding and walking dogs etc)
Must be an animal lover and happy around a larger sized dog. This positon would suit a reliable, local, flexible and friendly person who has housekeeping experience and is happy keeping this lovely farmhouse looking wonderful. You will be required to do laundry.

Generous salary offered.
Car driver essential due to location.

Start date as soon as possible

For more information please contact Jackie on 07979 501997 or Rebecca on 07771 655879