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The Role of an ‘All Rounder’

(Also called: General Manager, Estate/Property Manager, Person Friday, HandyMan/Woman or better still, an Absolute Godsend!).

For the New Year, you may be planning to undertake several projects & tasks that you don’t want to put off any longer! So, why not hit the ground running in 2024 by employing an All-Rounder to tackle and complete these important asks. The role of an ‘All-Rounder’ is exactly as it describes. The Candidates you meet will have gained invaluable ‘all round’ experience in a variety of roles that will have taught them to be capable of turning their hand to a diverse range of different tasks, giving them a unique and wide ranging skill-set.

As they are able to turn their hand to a variety of different tasks, there is a huge amount of flexibility for the employer to utilise their skills both inside and outside. An All-Rounder could be deployed to work exclusively within the home or if the employer has large gardens or a farm, they may be required to undertake tasks outside in the gardens or on an estate and its’ farm buildings.

We have seen considerable growth in the All-Rounder sector and demand for this type of role, to be filled by experienced and flexible candidates, indicates that our Clients are often happy to consolidate and combine a number of key roles into one overall senior position.

We have also seen that Candidates have learnt to adapt and evolve, finding that the more flexible and versatile they are, the better their job prospects. Offering more skills and being willing to take on more responsibilities with perhaps special, specific skills required, greatly broadens job opportunities.

The responsibilities and duties of an ‘All-Rounder’ are, by nature of the title, hard to pinpoint exactly. Each Clients’ needs will, of course, be completely different and every Candidate will possess unique skills, experience and qualifications which will appeal directly to each employer.

Having said that, it is still possible however, to take a look at some ‘typical’ responsibilities associated with this role. Here, our experienced Eden Household Team sheds light on what, in their experience, an ‘All-Rounder’ can expect to be asked to do and what they might actually find on their ‘to do’ list!

Examples of an All-Rounder’s Responsibilities:

  • Property maintenance and security (this could be one house or several properties within a portfolio or numerous farm buildings)
  • Household maintenance tasks and light household duties: eg changing lightbulbs/fuses, putting out recycling/bins, general DIY
  • Working alongside & with a Housekeeper, helping with general household tasks such as vaccuming, dusting, cleaning, tidying, laundry, beds, shoe/boot cleaning, watering plants
  • Driving e.g. airport runs, school run, errands
  • Cars: keeping clean/valeting, MOT & general upkeep & maintenance
  • General household errands e.g local shopping, post office, dry cleaning
  • Silver polishing/antique care
  • Pet care eg: dog walking, feeding, grooming, trips to the vet
  • Fireplace eg: cleaning, clearing and laying of fire, collecting logs
  • Assisting with heavy items e.g luggage, shopping, deliveries etc
  • Helping in the kitchen with food preparation
  • Fruit/vegetable/flower picking from the garden
  • Gardening eg: weeding, mowing, planting, clearing, pruning, sweeping and/or pond maintenance
  • Organising & supervising contractors to the property: liaising with visitors and checking progress of the work

 

The role of an All-Rounder is definitely an all-encompassing one and may be exactly what your household is seeking.

For much more advice and practical information on hiring an

All-Rounder or registering your interest, please contact the Eden Team on 0207 4716000 or why not email us instead on:  info@edenprivatestaff.com

January 3, 2024

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