We are looking for an energetic, fun and friendly individual to help us run our busy accommodation business, 150 acre farm in the beautiful Bay of Islands this autumn and winter. Starting the end of April, early May and working with us for approximately 4 months (plus or minus). We are situated in the beautiful Winterless North, 20 minutes drive north of Kerikeri. You can see our location and business on the website listed below. We live in a stunning part of New Zealand on the peaceful Takou River, with direct access to the beach, surrounded by native bush, river and pastures, and within easy driving distance of Kerikeri and all its amenities including the vibrant Farmers' Markets, award winning wineries, cafes and restaurants, marine activities, beautiful coastline, historic sites, walking tracks, mountain biking, cycling and culture. The position is for a full time cleaner and housekeeper for the cottages (40 hrs/week). Your duties will be to clean and prepare the cottages, make beds, carry out laundry, ironing and general house keeping duties, meet and greet guests etc. When bookings are quiet, you may also be needed to help in our busy household, carrying out cleaning, housekeeping, and general help with the children (ages 16, 14 and 12)...any skills, sports or other interests you have are always welcome! When the cottages are quiet, you will also be required to help gardening, lawn mowing, weeding, light farm duties etc We are looking for a person who likes rural living, enjoys the outdoors, is physically active, enjoys children, can work independently, responsibly and to deadlines, and has a sense of humour. Experience in the hospitality industry and on farms are an advantage.
Although the position available is for 1 person only, we are happy to have a couple living in the accommodation available, with the partner looking for work in the surrounding Kerikeri/Bay of Islands area. We may have occasional work on the property (gardening, week clearance etc) for the partner. You will need to speak fluent English, have your own transport and driving licence, be physically fit and active and be a non-smoker and no pets. The position starts on 29th April (or sooner if suitable) for approximately 4 months duration. Accommodation is provided (to rent) in a self-contained fully furnished cottage on the property. The cottage is warm, sunny and cosy and has an open plan fully equipped kitchen and living area, wood fire, separate double bedroom and toilet/shower, CD/DVD Player and free access to WiFi. It also has a greenhouse attached. Furnishings and linen are provided. Please email your interest, experience, CV and recent photos to our email address listed below.
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