I live near Chester in Cheshire the country with my horses and dogs plus my two daughters of 14/16 are weekly borders and home at weekends. What I need is a combination mature person able to do housework/stable duties and some riding. Prefer a lightweight person, about 57 kilos, and a non smoker plus car driver. Ideally someone who will help with two nice connemara eventing ponies.This is my job description aimed at a more mature person but an Au Pair plus type or a couple would suit too. To start any time from mid December or January. Closest towns are Manchester and Liverpool.To help with all the duties involved in running a medium sized country house with two teenagers, horses, dogs and chickens in lovely rural location. Must be a cheerful, self-motivated country loving person with high standards who is organised, tidy, flexible, honest and reliable. References are essential.All the usual household tasks such as cleaning, laundry, ironing, looking after furniture etc, washing the floor, getting logs in and laying the fires and general tidying. Cooking simple healthy meals - often using vegetables from our own garden. Outside tasks include helping to look after 3 dogs, 4 hens and 2 ponies including mucking out and tack cleaning and some light gardening. This job suits someone who pays attention to detail, enjoys variety and will happily get stuck in to all tasks needed around the house, stables and garden (gardener also employed). At least some experience with horses/ponies is necessary and confident to lead in and out of the field and put on rugs etc. Prefer someone flexible and who loves the country side.Starting salary is £250 per week which will be increased after one month.
Must be loyal, discreet and dependable with relevant experience and references. A mature Hours are negotiable with the larger proportion of the hours being in the morning. The area has wonderful walks on National Trust land. You will live in a lovely one bedroom flat. The position is highly recommended by previous employees with whom we stay in contact.