May 08, 2023


  • Hutchinsons Domestic Staff Agency
  • Hampshire, UK
Full time House Manager

Job Description

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: Flexible proactive couple with experience working for a busy family.
Genuine Animal and country lovers. Child friendly. Long term, family oriented, team players. BOTH must drive. Willing to work weekends.

Family of 6 are looking for an energetic, proactive, and dedicated couple who have a long term vision for their next role. Candidates must have a flexible and cheerful approach to work, be fond of children and animals and share a genuine love for countryside living.

This is a busy, but very well organised and structured household with four school-age children between 14 & 5 years old (eldest is at boarding school) A long term couple who will share the daily running of their home and gardens in the Meon Valley, Hampshire.

Domestic responsibilities: 

  • Cleaning to a high standard throughout the home
  • Laundry, ironing and wardrobe management
  • Care and cleaning of high-quality furnishings, fine art, and fabrics
  • Provisioning and household organisation and management
  • Overseeing 3rd parties including window cleaners, plumbers, electricians, dry cleaners, to ensure household is constantly in full working order
  • Kitchen support and informal service when the family entertain
  • Helping with planning family parties and entertaining
  • Occasional food prep and cooking for the children/family 
  • Occasional help with the children and babysitting (there is a weekly nanny).
  • Occasional school runs, must be a confident driver
  • Help with caring for the family’s pets (1 large dog, 2 small dogs, 2 cats, and chickens/sheep/donkeys)
  • Pet sit and house-sit when the family are away

Grounds/General Household responsibilities

  • Household maintenance and general maintenance work throughout the house and grounds
  • Confident grounds/gardening knowledge, duties include maintenance of flowerbeds, lawns, allotments and use of machinery (tractors/mowers etc). There is support from an outside gardener. 
  • Looking after cars
  • Driving the family (school runs/airport runs)
  • Liaising with security providers, service providers and monitoring systems.
  • Overseeing 3rd parties including oil tanks, cess pit, car services/MOT
  • Pool maintenance alongside contractor
  • Machinery maintenance. alongside contractor
  • Helping/serving when entertaining 
  • Help with caring for the family’s pets (1 large dog, 2 small dogs, 2 cats, and chickens/sheep/donkeys)
  • Pet sit and house sit when the family are away

Working week: 5 days inc. weekends (Days off Tuesday & Wednesday with a weekend off every 4- 6 weeks by negotiation).

Accom 2 bed/2 bath cottage with own garden provided next door. All bills included (except Wi-Fi)


Contract: Full Time
Accommodation: Provided
Salary: Negotiable
Job Ref: HU3938
Job Categories: Cook Jobs, Domestic Couple Jobs, Driver Jobs, Gardener Jobs, Handy-Person Jobs, Housekeeper Job

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