Job Type: Self employed

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

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

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

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

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

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

The position will include;

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

The ideal person will be;

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

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

Part Time Housekeeper, Braintree, Essex -Ref JF1725

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

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

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

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

Car driver with own transport essential due to the location.

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

Please apply to-info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Gardener, Boxford, Suffolk. REF JF1724

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

References will be required.

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

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

 

 

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

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

  • Minimum hours – 18 per week

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mothers Help – South of Acle, Norwich- RR1714

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

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

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

The hours:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Landscape Designer, Framlingham, Suffolk. REF JF1716

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

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

Requirements for the Garden Designer

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

Desirable

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

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

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

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

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

 

Housekeeper, Bury St Edmunds. REF JF1715

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A friendly, easy to get along with person essential.

Car driver and non smoker only.

To apply email- info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

 

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

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

 

Temporary Recruitment Consultant- (staff holiday cover)- East Anglia – RR1707

Rural Recruitment are looking for someone lovely and experienced to help cover staff holidays over the next 6-12 months.

The role will be sporadic and will require someone who is flexible with limited commitments if possible. The position will be working from home.

The role could potentially materialise into something more regular and long term  but initially it would be wonderful if someone could just help out as and when necessary.

The role:

  • Responding to emails (correct use of the English language and proficient at spelling)
  • Sending out terms and conditions of business
  • Writing job adverts
  • Filtering, screening and calling applicants
  • Arranging interviews (Teams, Zoom, Face to face)
  • Updating bespoke CRM

The Person:

  • Extremely vigilant, reliable and enthusiastic
  • Polite, professional and friendly
  • Will have excellent communication skills and an exemplary telephone manner
  • Capable with good IT skills
  • Flexible and happy to cover some early morning and early evening enquiries
  • Quick at picking things up and able to use own initiative
  • Able to work independently but communicate effectively with the rest of the team through phone calls and TEAMS meetings
  • Previous experience in recruitment would be beneficial
  • Equine knowledge important
  • Available for one weeks cover in August dates tbc
  • Happy to sign an NDA before starting and have a DBS completed

For more information, please email your CV and covering letter to 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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nanny/Housekeeper, Hadleigh, Suffolk. REF JF1677

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

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

Start date will be September 2024.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A DBS check will also be required.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Car driver and non smoker essential.

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

A DBS check will be required.

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

 

 

Afternoon Nanny / Mothers Help-RR1673

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

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

Term Time:

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

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

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

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

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

Car driver essential due to remote location.

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

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

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

Contact Rebecca info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

Driver/Handyperson/Estate Worker, Newmarket, Suffolk. REF JF1667

A rare opportunity has arisen for someone to join a team on a large, private Estate located 11 miles South of Newmarket and 2 miles from Wickhambrook, Suffolk.

The position will be 5 days a week, which will include weekend work on occasions.

We are looking for a reliable, enthusiastic person to join the established team,  where duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:-

  • Driving duties
  • General Household Maintenance
  • General Repairs and Maintenance for the Estate properties
  • Keeping the cars in very good condition including organising services, MOTs, fuelling and maintenance
  • Supervising the swimming pool maintenance
  • Handyperson and caretaking duties
  • Looking after the cellars
  • Working for the housebuilding company on occasions
  • Providing support to the arable enterprise on the farm where required – tractor driving and carting, harvesting operations, grass cutting and tree maintenance. Training, where required will be provided.
  • Assisting the Game Keeper when required.

The Person:-

  • Reliable, punctual with an excellent work ethic
  • Polite and well presented
  • A good team player
  • Experienced with general maintenance and handy person duties
  • A car driver with a clean licence
  • Experienced in the use of large garden machinery and able to carry out grass cutting of large areas
  • Agriculturally experienced and able to drive a tractor.
  • Will live locally -no more than 40 minutes from the Estate
  • Experienced with Estate work preferred.

This is ideally a full time role however a permanent part time person would be considered.

To apply email – info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

 

Part Time Experienced Groom, Newmarket, Suffolk Ref JF1665

Part Time experienced  Groom required for private, international eventing yard located between Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

We are looking for someone reliable, enthusiastic with a brilliant work ethic to work alongside the Head Groom providing excellent care for these wonderful event horses.

All yard duties to a high standard- mucking out, tack cleaning, hays, waters, feeds, grooming, turning horses out and bringing them in from the field, rug changing, etc

Hours will be approx 24 per week over 3 days which will include weekends when the rider is away competing. Some flexibility can be shown on the number of hours for the right person.

This is a great opportunity for someone who would enjoy being part of a friendly, hard working team with the rider competing up to 5*.

The Head Groom travels to competitions with the horses so the successful person must be able to step up and keep the yard running smoothly in her absence and at other times.

This is a non riding position, however confident, experienced handling of fit competition horses on the ground is essential.

This is a very hands on role and all staff work together carrying out yard duties to a high standard, basically mucking in where required. The horses welfare comes first first, so someone who can spot injury and illness is a must.

Car driver essential, due to location.

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

Tel Jackie 07979 501997 / info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

 

Temporary Mothers Help (July-September), Southwold, Suffolk – REF SP1663

Temporary mothers help needed from the end of June to the beginning of September to help look after 3 boys during their school summer holidays near Southwold, Suffolk.

This would suit a university student on their summer holidays or perhaps a gap year student looking for summer work or a Nanny looking for temporary work over the summer.

We are looking for someone fun with lots of energy, enthusiasm and a ‘can-do’ attitude to entertain 3 boys ages 7 (twins) and 5 during their summer holidays. The family live 10 minutes away from Southwold beach and have a beach hut that the children can use. The boys love being outside, so someone to entertain them playing football/ sports/ games etc would be ideal!

Other duties would include:

  • Light cooking for the children
  • Keeping areas within the house clean and tidy and making sure toys are put away etc.
  • Keeping on top of the children’s laundry
  • Driving the children to local areas of interest/ day trips/ beach days etc.
  • Joining in with other family members as and when required, especially the children’s cousins who live locally

The hours would be 11am- 7pm either 4 or 5 days a week with an early finish on a Friday (a little flexibility can be shown).  A local person would be great who would be happy to do the occasional overnight stay.

We are looking for someone responsible, loyal, fun and energetic who can be flexible and muck in with the family’s activities.

Car driver essential.

An excellent hourly rate will be offered for the right candidate.

For more information please email a covering letter and CV to Sophie at info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

Part Time Gardener- Nr Woodrising, Norfolk – REF RR1660

Experienced and well referenced, self employed gardener required for lovely private mini Estate near Hingham, Norfolk. The position is to assist the Estates Grounds Person, taking care of all gardening duties. Previous private gardening work essential with a good understanding of horticulture.

The main responsibilities will be:

  • Maintaining formal borders
  • Weeding
  • Planting
  • Watering
  • Pruning trees and shrubs
  • Maintaining design of garden
  • Taking care of roses and looking after all patio plants
  • Operating garden machinery, tools, ride on and push mower

The person must be very knowledgeable and either have horticultural qualifications or have previous experience working for private clients as their head/sole gardener.

Hours:

1-2 full days a week  (flexible)

Self Employed basis only

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

 

Weekend Groom, Bildeston, Suffolk REF JF1653

Part Time experienced Groom required for small, private yard located near Bildeston, Suffolk.

We are looking for someone who can work weekends, ideally both days, but flexibility can be shown.

Someone who can perhaps work Saturday and Sunday mornings for approx 2-3 hours, or maybe one of the days 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon.

The position will include:-

  • All general yard duties to a high standard-mucking out, poo picking, hays, waters, sweeping the yard etc
  • Handling horses on the ground- this will include youngstock at times
  • Turning horses out and bringing them in from the field.
  • Checking for injury and reporting to owner
  • Making up haynets and filling water buckets
  • Grooming the horses

The Person:-

  • Reliable and trustworthy with a genuine love of working with horses
  • Confident around youngstock
  • Within half an hour of Bildeston
  • An experienced horse person who understands what needs doing and when
  • Car driver due to rural location
  • Previously worked with horses

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

Please apply to – info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

 

Temporary Nanny Cover (27th -31st May) – Melton Constable, Norfolk- RR1646

We are looking for a lovely, experienced, temporary Nanny who is a bit of a Mary Poppins to help look after 3 wonderful children (6, 4 and 1.5 years).

Dates:

Monday 27th – Friday 31st May.

Hours:

9am-5pm

No weekends or evenings required

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:

  • Taking the children to the beach, playing in the garden, arts and crafts, baking, role play, reading etc
  • Cooking, preparing meals and snacks for the children
  • General tidying up after the children
  • Create a safe and nurturing environment for the children
  • Supervise and engage in age-appropriate activities

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 not essential**

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

Live In Couple – (Gardener/ Handyperson & Housekeeper), Bures, Essex – JF/SP1645

We are looking for a couple to work together within a beautiful, private, country house located in rural Essex two miles from the village of Bures. This will be a part time role for both the housekeeper and gardener with accommodation included in the form of a 2-bed cottage within the grounds. The couple should want to live in an unspoilt rural location.

This is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced couple looking to work part time and would ideally suit a retired or semi-retired couple.  It would also be an opportunity for a couple who could find extra work in the area to make up their hours. Previous housekeeping and gardening/handyperson experience is required. The ideal couple will be friendly, sociable, trustworthy, loyal and hard working.

The house is owned by a retired couple who have dogs, horses and some sheep. The garden is roughly 1.5 – 2 acres and consists of borders, hedges, formal lawns with a large ornamental pond.

The hours would be 6 hours per week housekeeping and 16 hours per week split over 4 days for the gardener/ handyperson.

Housekeeper:

  • General housework/ cleaning throughout the 5 bedroom and 3 bathrooms house.
  • Occasional Ironing
  • Polishing

Gardener/ Handyperson:

  • All gardening duties, including hedge cutting and strimming
  • Some gardening knowledge an advantage in this lovely established garden
  • Handyperson duties around the farm such as fixing fences, minor repairs and general upkeep of the house, gardens and outbuildings

Ad hoc duties:

  • Checking the horses and sheep and generally looking after the house when the couple are away
  • Maintaining the cottage and garden that comes with it
  • Assisting the owners of the property with outdoor and indoor jobs as and when required

Accommodation:

The use of a two-bed centrally heated cottage is included in the position. The cottage will be un-furnished. Rent, Council tax and water are included in the package; but not oil or electricity. The cottage has a good garden which you will be expected to maintain. There is the use of a large shed for storage and use as a garage and separate lockable shed.

A good salary will be offered to the right couple.

For more information please email info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk or call Sophie on 07889 849 175

 

Gardener, Boxford, Suffolk Ref JF 1648

Part Time Gardener required for private country house located between Boxford and Lavenham.

We are looking for a reliable person who can commit to 3/4 hours a week.

The ideal person will be able to carry out the following tasks:-

  • Hedge cutting using petrol hedgecutter
  • Weeding
  • Pruning
  • Cutting back
  • Fruit tree pruning
  • Lawn edging
  • Occasional lawn mowing using large ride on mower
  • Strimming
  • Restocking formal beds when necessary

The Person:-

  • Experienced with all general gardening tasks
  • Horticulturally experienced with good plant knowledge
  • Able to use large garden machinery
  • Will have a driving licence and own transport
  • Will be physically fit to carry out heavy work at times

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

Tel Jackie 07979 501997

Part Time Gardener, Halesworth, Suffolk -REF JF1643

Part Time experienced Gardener required for private country house located close to Halesworth,  Suffolk.

The hours will be 8am to 4pm – 2 days a week ( to be agreed )

A good hourly rate will be offered.

The garden is approximately 2/3 acres with a mixture of lawns, herbaceous borders, hedges , orchard, fruit trees, vegetable garden to be developed and other areas being improved.

There is a swimming pool with several pots on the terrace.

The gardener must have excellent horticultural knowledge and be able to create new areas within the garden when necessary-RHS qualifications would be an advantage but not a dealbreaker.

Someone who can carry out all general gardening tasks to a high standard and who understands what needs doing and when throughout the year.

Use of large garden machinery, such as ride on mower, strimmer etc will be required.

The successful person must be happy working alone, and not mind working in all weathers.

Reliability, enthusiasm and a good work ethic are essential.

Car driver with own transport is a must.

Physical fitness is important as some heavy work can been involved.

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

 

 

Sales Assistant for Hicks & Brown at Badminton Horse Trials – Gloucestershire- RR/SP1640

We are looking for one, possibly two wonderful Sales Assistants to help on the lovely Hicks and Brown trade stand at Badminton Horse Trials this May 2024.

Dates:

  •  Tuesday 7th May (set up) through to Sunday 12th May.

We are ideally looking for someone who can do all of the dates although any help from Thursday/Friday onwards would be great too.

Retail experience would be preferred or a front of house/customer facing background as an alternative.

The person must be well presented, warm and bubbly with a lovely way about them. This role would suit someone who loves fashion and is competent helping customers and taking payments.

The role:

  • Setting up the trade stand before the event
  • Selling during the show
  • Stocking up
  • Tidying of the stand and breaking down at the end
  • Representing the brand to the highest level

If you are experienced and able to help then we would love to hear from you. Please contact Rebecca or Sophie  info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Housekeeper, Woodbridge, Suffolk REF JF1633

Part Time experienced Housekeeper required for private house located in the beautiful Suffolk town of Woodbridge.

We are looking for a reliable, energetic person who can manage all the housework of this family home to a high standard.

Ideally someone who can work 5 hours a week over 2 mornings.

Cleaning, laundry and ironing plus using own initiative to suggest improvements to household management.

The ideal person will be friendly and easy to get along with.

A good hourly rate will be offered to the successful person who can provide fully checkable references for previous private housekeeping experience.

Non smoker only.

Apply to email/info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Full Time Competition Groom – Cambridgeshire -REF JF1631

Full Time experienced competition groom required for small family eventing yard competing at a high level both home and abroad.  The yard is located close to Cambridge with easy access from the A14.  5 days a week which will include weekends during the eventing season. Days off will be given during the week in lieu when required.

Great opportunity to join a young, energetic team all working together to provide first class care for these wonderful horses. The horses and riders compete to a high level with exciting times ahead.

Car driver essential and lorry driver preferred

The Position:-

  • Working alongside other competition grooms providing first class care for 9 event horses
  • All yard duties
  • Preparing horses for competition -plaiting, clipping, trimming, mane/tail pulling etc to exceptional standard.
  • Exercising fit event horses – hacking and warming up for rider
  • Preparing horses and lorry for travel
  • Grooming at events – tacking up, studding up, washing off and cooling off- being highly organised and efficient
  • Keeping yard, tack room etc in a clean, tidy and safe condition at all times
  • Travelling to events both UK and abroad.

The Person:-

  • Reliable, punctual with a really good work ethic
  • A good team player with an easy to get along with personality
  • A good confident rider who is happy to hack competition horses
  • Must have excellent turn out skills-clipping, plaiting etc
  • A lorry driver with HGV would be preferred
  • Car driver essential
  • Experience with eventers desirable
  • Happy to travel with the team

Excellent salary offered to the successful person.

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

 

 

Companion, Hadleigh, Suffolk -REF JF1629

Part Time Companion required for elderly lady located in Hadleigh, Suffolk.

This lovely lady is struggling with her memory ( short term ), however she is fit, active and requires no personal care at all. She is very neat and tidy around the house and still cooks and shops for herself.

We are looking for a reliable, trustworthy person to help with making appointments and taking the lady to these appointments, as she forgets at times!

Someone kind with a really nice easy to get along with personality who is patient and caring with the time to sit and have a cup of tea and a chat.

Ideally the successful person will be able to go to the lady’s home 3 mornings a week for approx 2/3 hours a time and maybe go out for a walk or attend various appointments-hairdressers etc.

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

 

 

Temporary Housekeeper, Braintree, Essex REF JF1573a

TEMPORARY experienced Housekeeper required for private country house located near Braintree, Essex.

The ideal person will be able to manage the housework of a large family house as both parents work. The family have 2 small children and a dog so child and animal friendly person essential.

We are looking for someone who can work Monday to Friday, preferably full time – 8am to 5pm, but part time mornings only would be considered.

High standard cleaning, laundry and ironing required as well as food preparation if possible(not a deal breaker)

There is accommodation available if required.

Good salary offered to the successful person who can start asap and work for a minimum of 4 weeks.

Email/info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

Part Time Groom, Halstead, Essex REF JF1627

Part Time experienced Groom required for family yard located approx 4 miles from Halstead and 9 miles North of Colchester.

We are looking for someone to take over from the current lady who is leaving after 8 years, so this is a highly recommended position.

There is accommodation available if required.

The current groom works approx 2-3 hours a day, caring for 2/3 thoroughbreds who hunt regularly, so someone who can turn horses out immaculately would be a great advantage.

The position will include all yard duties to a high standard, riding and handling fit horses on the ground, feeding, hays, waters, turning our and bringing in from the field, checking for injuries and illness, liaising with vets, farriers, feed merchants etc,

Lorry driver would be great but not a dealbreaker.

The ideal person will be reliable, trustworthy and have many years of working with horses behind them.

References will be requested.

Email/info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

Housekeeper, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Ref JF1626

Part Time experienced Housekeeper required for busy family with large Georgian farmhouse located approx 3 miles East of Bury St Edmunds.

We are looking for a reliable, friendly person who can manage the housework within this family home to a very high standard.

The hours will be 12 per week over 4 mornings – Monday to Thursday with the flexibility to assist at other times, such as shoot lunches ( by arrangement)

There is another housekeeper employed Fridays.

The current housekeeper is sadly leaving after 6 years and they would love the incoming person to be looking for a long term position.

The Position:-

  • All housework to a high standard
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Bed changing
  • Silver cleaning
  • Antique care
  • Specialist fabric care
  • Occasional pet care  (2 dogs)

The Person:-

  • Reliable, trustworthy with a good work ethic
  • Local – within half an hour of property ideally
  • Experienced with a managing the housework of a large house to a high standard.
  • A good ironer
  • Happy to undertake a variety of tasks such as silver polishing, antique care etc
  • Flexible and able to assist with shoot lunches during the season.
  • Car driver with own transport

A good salary will be offered on a self employed basis to the successful person who can provided fully checkable references.

Tel Jackie 07979 501997 / info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

Afternoon Nanny/ Mothers Help- Albury, Hertfordshire- REF RR1622

Lovely, reliable and flexible afternoon Nanny / Mothers Help required to assist busy family of 4, 3-4 afternoons a week.

The children are both school age, one is at a local school and the other is at boarding school.

Hours: 

  • 15- 18 hours a week

Days of work:

Ideally a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and possibly a Friday afternoon. The core days would be a Tuesday and Thursday as these tend to be the busiest afternoons with a lot going on.

Breakdown of the position:

Term time:

Monday – 3pm-6.30pm (3.5 hours)

  • Would involve a school collection at 3.15. A short walk to a dance class (500 metres away). Dance ends 4.45. Home for tea etc

Tuesday- 3pm or 5.30pm start- 9pm finish (3.5 or 6 hours)

  • School collection at 3.15 . Home for quick supper. Leave home at 6.30 for Guides in Ware (20 min drive). Involves waiting nearby and collecting at 8.30pm. This could potentially be a shared day – Mum could perhaps do school pick up, but would then need someone to take over later, by 5.30 latest. Mum will then need to go to Cambridge to see her son perform. Someone could cover the lot from 3,15-9pm or they could do 5.30-9pm if more convenient. This is to be confirmed.

Thursday- 2.45-8.15pm (5.5 hours)

  •  School pick up at 2.45pm. Drive to Hertford for singing lesson (takes 25 mins). Wait at singing lesson/nearby. Come home for tea etc. Mum wouldn’t be around at all and would be back  at 8.15pm so  it will be sole charge.

Friday- 3.15pm-6pm (2.45 hours)

  • 3.15 school collection. Little play in the park with friends, then home for tea etc.

All mileage will be covered for driving but the person must be happy to use their own car.

School Holidays:

A lot more flexible. If the person would rather have holidays off entirely that’s not a problem, if however they would like to continue working throughout, that’s fine too. The hours will change and will be more daytime than afternoon/evening.

This would suit an experienced, local, caring and kind person who is ultra reliable and trustworthy.

Clean driving licence essential.

Experience looking after children vital.

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

For more information, please contact Rebecca 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

 

Housekeeper / Companion / Cook for elderly couple – Bolton (BL7) – RR1612

We are looking for a reliable, trustworthy person to assist an elderly couple with shopping and preparing meals and possibly light duties within the house.

A good cook is essential who can provide healthy, delicious evening meals and sometimes lunches which can be eaten the next day.

This would suit a kind, caring person who is lovely to have around.

There is no personal care involved just help with preparing supper, changing the bed and some ironing.

The ideal person will be able to come in perhaps 3 or 4 afternoons a week for 2/3 hours each time maybe less to start with. This will also enable one of them to have some time away from the house, knowing that their other half is safe and not alone. One has early Alzheimers but both are physically fit and well. At other times company for both of them would be great – a different person to chat too!

Hours:

  • 3.30pm to 6pm  or 3-5.30pm.

Days:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday and possibly Friday

The person must be reliable, kind and have the most genuinely caring nature,  preferably with experience and /or an understanding of Alzheimer’s although this is not essential.

Requirements:

  • To form a good link with the husband and other family members to plan the visits
  • Someone who can offer more hours in the future
  • If the husband is ill, someone who can offer some extra help
  • Shopping, Preparing and serving evening meals
  • Making coffee and teas
  • Carrying out light housework and general tidying (bed changing etc)
  • Companionship

The Person:-

  • Reliable, kind with a genuine caring personality
  • Able to cook healthy, appetising meals for an elderly couple
  • Happy to sit and chat with a cup of tea.
  • Maybe iron or clean whilst providing company

They also have a small Jack Russell dog so the person must be happy around animals.

Up to date DBS check and excellent, fully checkable references will be required before starting.

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

 

Housekeeper, Bures, Suffolk REFJF1605

Part Time experienced Housekeeper required for private country house located in Bures, on the Essex/Suffolk border.

We are looking for someone excellent to take over from the housekeeper who is sadly retiring after many years . The hours will be between 4 and 6 per week over 2/3 days.

Someone reliable, trustworthy with a nice friendly personality.

The position will include all housework within a large, period country house.

Experience with high standard housekeeping as follows:-

  • All cleaning
  • Bed changing
  • Washing
  • Keeping bathrooms and kitchens clean and tidy
  • Deep cleans when required
  • Emptying bins, clearing fires, emptying dishwasher etc
  • NO IRONING

Car driver preferred and someone within 30 minutes of Bures would be ideal.

Dog friendly person essential.

Contact Jackie or Sophie – info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

 

 

Gardener, Bures, Suffolk ref JF1604

Part time experienced Gardener required for private country house located in Bures, Suffolk – easy access from Sudbury and Colchester.

We are looking for someone who can work 8 hours a week increasing to 16 hours during busy times.

 

The ideal person will be able to manage 1.5 acres of garden which will include lawn maintenance using ride on mower, strimming, hedge cutting and general gardening.

Someone with good horticultural knowledge required who can weed, prune, replant, cut back, spray, feed and take care of borders, shrubs, cutting garden and vegetable patch.

Dog and horse friendly person essential.

A tractor driver who can carry out paddock maintenance would be great but not a dealbreaker.

Good hourly rate offered to the successful person.

Contact Jackie or Sophie – info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

TEMP – PA/Coordinator, Stowmarket, Suffolk Ref JF1599

TEMPORARY PA/CO-ORDINATOR required for busy household who live in London and are preparing to sell their lovely Suffolk home over the next few months.( 4 – 6 months )

The ideal person will be local and able to visit the house from time to time to check that it is ready for viewings and to help co-ordinate contractors or services related to the sale.. The property is in a village 6 miles north of Stowmarket, Suffolk

The majority of the role can be managed remotely, as most of the required tasks will be liaising with tradespeople and arranging for repairs etc at the property. This is more a co-ordinating role rather than a doing role!

The person will need to be available at the end of a phone or by email to make sure things happen within a time scale. Great organisation skills essential.

Someone who is happy speaking to a variety of people-Estate Agents, Auctioneers, heating engineers, and anyone who might be assisting with preparing the house and gardens for sale.

A retainer will be paid monthly to cover 5 hours work a week and then any other hours must be invoiced at an hourly rate to be agreed.

Tel Jackie 07979 501997 / Sophie 07889 849175 / info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Pop up Sales Assistant – Kelling Home & Friends, Creake Abbey

Kelling Home and Friends are looking for a wonderful, polite, well presented and friendly Sales Assistant (s) to join their exciting new pop up shop in beautiful Creake Abbey, Norfolk.

Hours:

  • Part time and/or Full Time (6 months)
  • Job Share Opportunities Available
  • Wednesday – Sunday 9:30am- 5pm (flexible)
  • Pay per hour – Dependent on experience
  • Private launch party 22nd March
  • Opening 23rd March
  • Opening hours: March – May 2024 Wednesday – Sunday & June- August 2024  Monday – Sunday

About the company:

Kelling Home is the homeware and lifestyle brand for the interior design company Kelling Designs based in both Norfolk and London. From the end of March, Kelling Home are hosting a six month pop up at Creake Abbey, North Creake, Norfolk with a view to continue following this initial six month launch period. The pop-up shop will be situated in the old food hall and, alongside products from Kelling Home, there will also be products on display from c.14 other brands. The Barn Café will also be located within this space but will be staffed separately to the Kelling Home Pop Up retail area.

Role:

We are seeking an organised, confident and creative individual to take charge of the day to day  running of the pop up shop. This will involve anything from selling products and handling payments to dealing with customers and making sure that all products are attractively displayed. You will be able to offer advice and answer questions as and when required.

Responsibilities

  • Present excellent product & brand knowledge across Kelling Home and all other
    brands within the pop up
  • Greet customers on arrival and communicate in a friendly and polite manner
  • Help to maximize sales across all brands
  • Ensure the shop looks immaculate at all times, including cleaning and dusting shop
    area
  • Assist with maintaining a record of stock levels
  • Ensure all packaging is kept well stocked
  • Ensure products are displayed well and all individually priced
  • Work with Shopify and Pinterest and gather social media content
  • Knowledge of our payment system square – experience not necessary, training will
    be provided

Desirable Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Organised, well presented and efficient
  • Have a polite and approachable manner
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Good computer skills would be beneficial
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have an interest in homeware, design and lifestyle

Start date 18th March 2024

To apply:

For more information about this lovely position or to apply, please send your CV to sophielandale@kellingdesigns.com

Closing date Monday 18th March 2024

Afternoon Nanny- Belle Vue, Shrewsbury- RR1593

Wonderful and experienced afternoon Nanny required for a soon to be family of 5. The newest addition is due in June.

The family home is in Belle Vue, about ten minutes from the town.

This would suit someone who has been a private Nanny previously and has newborn and toddler experience. The children are 3 years old and 16 months.

We are looking for someone 5 days a week, Monday – Friday, 4pm-7pm.

The role will include everything childcare from occasional school / nursery collections two afternoons a week if necessary, cooking supper, feeding supper, taking care and playing with the children (outside, inside), helping with bath and bedtime, general tidying, washing up etc. Mum will be around most of the time so it will often be a shared role.

The family live in a lovely town house at present but hope to relocate to the countryside this year so this is likely to be a temporary, part time role unless of course the person would like to go with them. The new role will consist of more full time hours, possibly even live in and they will have ponies etc.

This would suit some one who also loves animals as the family have two beautiful dogs.

Excellent, obtainable references a must.

Up to date DBS check required before starting placement and ideally First Aid trained or good knowledge of First Aid practices.

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

Part Time Gardener- Field Dalling, Norfolk – REF RR1592

We are looking for an experienced gardener to take sole charge of this beautiful Norfolk garden.

Ideally 4-8 hours a week.

Duties to include:

  • General weeding, pruning, cutting back, dead heading
  • Cutting lawn, strimming, mulching, cutting hedges, topiary
  • Greenhouse and vegetable garden maintenance
  • General maintenance of planters, rose beds and formal edges
  • Clearing leaves as and when necessary
  • Experience with large garden machinery essential -ride on mowers, strimmers, hedge cutters etc

This would suit someone who has worked as a private gardener previously and is either very experienced or holds horticulture qualifications.

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