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Houseman/Gurkha

A Houseman will perform housekeeping duties while providing  maintenance and repairs both inside the home and within the grounds. We place many Gurkhas in this role who work very well as they are self-disciplined (coming from an army background), discreet, not talkative, are physically strong and get the job done. Our Gurkhas are a versatile and loyal option for clients, capable of fulfilling an array of tasks from buttling (butler duties) to driving or even providing added security. Extremely hard working, a Gurkha from our register will have experience working in private households and will be adept at performing tasks to a high standard.

Experience

Houseman/Gurka’s will have at least 2 years experience working in a similar role.

Qualifications

A Houseman will be very experienced at ensuring the general upkeep of a home, either working alone or alongside other members of staff.  Gurkhas are soldiers native to the Nepalis of Indian nationality who may have been recruited for the British Army, Nepalese Army or UN peacekeeping force and war zones around the world.

Live-in salaries

£500-£600 net per week for a 10-12 hour day

Live-out salaries

£12-£14 net per hour for an 8-10 hour day

Duties

Duties can include all or most of the following depending on your requirements:

For the Principal/Family:

Security and confidentiality of the Principal and property

Overseeing family travel and packing

Running errands, personal shopping

Driving Principal and family

Some simple food preparatio

For the Home:

Receiving guests and visitors

Undertaking basic house administration, including keeping accounts and working to a budget

Keeping a record of household contents, maintaining the inventory and maintenance of items

Ensuring the house is clean, tidy according to Principal’s requirements

General housework, ironing, silver polishing, laundry

Deep cleaning of carpets, upholstery and light fixtures

Waxing of and hard cleaning of all floors

Maintaining gardens, lawn mowing, raking leaves and clearing gutters

Overseeing day to day operations of the residence ensuring everything is running smoothly and functioning efficiently

Overseeing the staff within the estate, ensuring all tasks are completed on time

Arranging repairs and maintenance