House Couple

  • Reference: #C1437
  • Pickering, ON, Canada
  • Posted 2 months ago
  • Full Time

House Couple

Reference #C1437

Job Location

Pickering, Ontario, Canada

Job Responsibilities of the House Couple

House Manager duties:

  • Day to day running of a residence to maintain standards and efficiency.
  • Provide high quality guest services in a professional, courteous and accommodating manner.
  • Identifying maintenance and repair projects.
  • Light general handyman services and facilities (changing light bulbs, fixing squeaky doors, etc.).
  • Scheduling and supervision of interior household installations, trades and vendors for interior seasonal projects.
  • Calendar management, coordinate and assisting with day-to-day planning.
  • Work according to the financial practices dictated by the employer’s office.
  • Overall vehicle management.
  • Supervision of PSW’s, maximizing the productivity of their working hours, working directly with the company representatives as needed, under the direction employer.
  • Answering to emergencies.
  • Assist with security responsibilities of the residence.
  • Creating a household manual.
  • General errand running.

Essential cooking duties;

  • Creating fresh and healthy seasonal meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Knowledge of Sous Vide and modern cooking techniques are a plus (for weekend food preparation).
  • The ability to provide ad hoc cooking for multiple family members on a regular basis, including children.
  • A knowledge of vegan cooking is desirable.
  • Organizing and managing kitchen inventories.
  • Cleaning and keeping the cleanliness standards of the kitchen.
  • Grocery shopping, knowledge of farm to table and organic products are preferred.

Other Service duties:

  • Table and drink service, both formal and informal.
  • Management of décor and floral arrangements.
  • Packing, unpacking and transport of suitcases.
  • Chauffeur duties for all required appointments.
  • Answering the doorbell, greeting of guests and visitors as well as answering the phone.
  • Assistance in the organization and service during private and social events.
  • Availability to travel to other residences as required (seasonal).

Housekeeping Duties

  • Responsible for the daily cleaning and maintaining the general appearance of the whole residence.
  • Care of fine furnishings, finishes and delicate surfaces including care of arts, antiques, silver, marble, etc.
  • Managing dry cleaning pick-up and delivery.
  • Washing, ironing, steaming and linen care, including washing delicate fabrics
  • Making beds and ironing sheets.
  • Closet organization, always maintaining personal effects properly.
  • Supervision of additional cleaning contractors.
  • Plant care and maintenance (green fingers preferred).

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of three (3) years similar work experience in a private household (or private service).
  • Good English communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Experience in hands-on household work and knowledge of all areas of a large private residence.
  • Must be tech savvy (familiar with the use of smartphones, Smart Home systems, etc.).
  • Applicants must be service oriented and self-starters.
  • Excellent food and beverage service skills for service.
  • Must be adaptable, flexible, and function effectively in a team environment.
  • Flexibility in the working hours, according to the employer’s needs.
  • Flexibility to work outside of strict job description parameters, thinking creatively about how to provide highest quality of service.
  • Flexibility to handle last-minute changes.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Have good organizational skills and attention to details.
  • Have a strong work ethic and communication skills.
  • Able to work under minimal direction, be self-starter with an emphasis on client service.
  • Excellent food and beverage service skills for service and events.
  • Must have good cooking skills.
  • Ability to multitasking and work under pressure.
  • Always be professional, polished, and maintain confidentiality.
  • Must have a valid license and a good driving record.
  • Must have a car in good working condition.
  • Must have a current legal working status in Canada.
  • Must like pets.
  • Smoke-Free environment.

Job Salary

Competitive, according to experience.

Job Additional Information

  • 2 weeks paid vacation.
  • Live in.
  • Work days: Monday to Friday.
  • Work hours: Flexibility required.
  • Not accessible by public transport.

Job Starting Date

As soon as possible.

Job Contact Information

Charles Berry, Branch Manager
Phone: 416.907.9618 ext. 224 | Toll-free: 1.866.201.8338
Fax: 647.484.0214

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