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Live in House Manager/Handyman/Driver - Hampshire - Summer 2018 Start

Live in House Manager/Handyman/Driver - Hampshire - Summer 2018 Start

Posted 14 March by Leaman Consulting LLP Ended

Live in House Manager/Handyman/Driver - Hampshire - Summer 2018 Start

This is a fantastic live in role for a motivated and proactive hands on House Manager/Driver/Handyman looking for a challenging role for a large country home in Hampshire. The Principal is moving his family to Hampshire to be closer to the grandchildren, and therefore require a new member of staff to join the team. This is a long-term position to a respectful, successful, and low-key Family, with strong family values

Start Date: August/September 2018, but flexible

The property & grounds:

  • 7 bedroom main house with an adjoining annex for grandparents, and a residential stable block

  • 17 Acres of grounds, which include landscaped gardens, a tennis court, a barn media room as well as garages


  • Must have at least 5 years’ experience working in a similar role

  • Available to work weekends, with lieu days given in the week

  • Enthusiasm and commitment to get the job done well

  • High attention to detail

  • Ability to work collaboratively and harmoniously as part of a team

  • Being one step ahead, and pre-empting the Family’s requirements

  • An empathy with the environment

  • Outgoing and confident personality, whilst also being discreet and professional at all times

  • Must be able to drive

  • Must be fluent in English


  • Develop a detailed understanding of the running of the house

  • Have a good understanding of Mechanical & Electric elements of the property

  • To carry out basic property maintenance and be responsible for daily maintenance checks of services and equipment. This will include boreholes, generators, tanks, heating etc

  • To ensure the security of the house and grounds and associated property is maintained at all times - ie: all alarms, CCTV systems

  • Keep an updated house manual detailing how the house equipment works, and a list of local contractors

  • To ensure lawn and hedges are cut and maintained and to oversee other gardeners

  • Keep all machinery in good order ie. lawn mowers, strimmers

  • Able to driver the Family when required, and the upkeep of all cars

  • Comfortable assisting in the house when required to do so, ie: happy to help prepping/serving meals

  • Happy working alongside the live-out Housekeeper + other staff (gardeners, housekeeper & chef)


  • To work a five-day week with two days in the week being rest days (these are flexible). Working hours need to be flexible to suit the owners.

  • Flexibility is key


  • A one-bedroom flat opposite main house will be provided. It has been built & decorated to a high standard, with an open plan kitchen/ sitting room and a separate bathroom and bedroom.

  • A car and petrol allowance

  • 28 days paid holiday days (including bank holidays)

  • Salary TBC and DOE. Approx £40-45K

  • Starting:

The successful applicants will have references checked and undergo employment screening.

Due to the volume of responses, we cannot guarantee a reply for each and every application, but your details will be kept on file and we look forward to assisting with your career in the near future.

Required skills

  • Driver
  • HNW
  • Household
  • Maintenance
  • House Management

Reference: 34684115

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