COUPLE ( House Manager/Estate Groundsman) Banbury, Oxon REF 628- NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Position Available
Posted on
July 7, 2020
Nr Banbury
Job Type
Full-time / Live in / Permanent
Couple / Gardener / Groundsman / Handyman / Head Housekeeper / House Manager / Houseman / Security

Full Time live in couple required for private household located near Banbury, Oxfordshire.

2 bedroom self contained apartment and competitive salaries offered to the successful couple.

We are looking for a couple with fully referenced experience working within a private country house and with an understanding of working within a busy family environment.


  • Diary Management and communication with team and family members( keeping everyone up dated)
  • First point of contact for all visitors and contractors ( meet and greet, prepare meeting spaces and ensure transportation for guests is arranged).
  • Keeping the house stocked ( carrying out periodic audits of household stock, order all cleaning products)
  • Project Management of the House Maintenance ( keeping household manuals up to date, scheduling maintenance works and supervising contractors on site) .
  • Team Management ( Supervision of all household staff -housekeepers, private chefs, groundsman- maintaining correct staffing levels, planning for holidays and sicknesses. Assisting housekeeping team with cleaning and overseeing their work ¬†ensuring house is maintained to highest standards.

The ideal House Manager will have proven private household experience with longevity in previous roles. The ability to manage a team and be very hands on whenever necessary.  Excellent organisational skills are a must and the ability to manage complex schedules and keep all relevant parties updated. Applications from those with a military background will be warmly received.



  • Grass cutting and hedge trimming – keeping machinery and tools in good order
  • A wide range of garden duties
  • Driving the family – keeping vehicles clean and refuelled
  • Setting up and maintaining outdoor furniture
  • Tennis court and swimming pool maintenance-recreational vehicle maintenance
  • Cutting and collecting wood for the fireplaces
  • Animal welfare for family animals and wild animals on the Estate
  • Assisting with lifting and moving items around the Estate
  • Security on the grounds and supervising contractors on site
  • Keeping Main driveways and paths swept -collect rubbish and empty bins
  • To be aware of health and safety requirements.

The Estate Groundsman must be a good team player, easy to get along with and someone who sets high standards. As with most Groundsman there is a lot of working along so someone who is happy doing this is essential.

For further information

tel Jackie 07979501997