Live-in Couple / Housekeeper Manager

  • Job Reference: 00000036-1
  • Date Posted: 6 November 2019
  • Recruiter: Bore Place
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  • Location: Chiddingstone, Kent, TN8
  • Salary: £40,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Free Accommodation
  • Sector: Administration, Community & Sport, Trades & Services, Facilities Management
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

We are seeking a live-in couple to act as our Housekeeping Manager, Caretaker and carry out garden maintenance duties at Bore Place, a 500-acre organic farm estate in West Kent providing a unique venue with sustainability at its heart. The estate is home to a charity delivering programmes for young people, public and private events and courses, as well a home for complementary rural businesses


The purpose of these roles is to ensure the care of all clients and build our reputation as a premium venue as well as maintaining the general upkeep of Bore Place.


We are looking for a friendly and welcoming couple who are well-organised and will embrace the Bore Place ethos and can demonstrate practical skills, a commitment to high standards and a can do attitude.


Responsibilities will include managing the events and housekeeping team, acting as the lead host role for all groups staying at Bore Place, planning for the needs of all visiting groups to Bore Place, maintaining the general upkeep of the grounds and buildings, and co-ordinating and providing some of the 24/7 emergency on-call support service for guests.


We are a people focused organisation and are looking for real team players with strong communication skills who can direct and manage a team of 7 staff and who can demonstrate an inherent drive for customer service and exceptional satisfaction levels.


To the right candidates we offer an excellent working environment, a 2/3 bedroom house on-site, pensions and 28 days a year holiday.


To apply, please send us your CV to along with a covering letter outlining your interest in working at Bore Place and your experience for the role. Deadline for applications is 12:00 noon on Friday 29th November 2019. Interviews are planned for Monday 9th December 2019.


Bore Place is home to the Commonwork Trust, an educational and sustainability charity supporting young people. We are looking for people sympathetic to our values and aims who are comfortable promoting the overall mission of Bore Place to colleagues and visitors.


We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.