Governess/Guardian, Surrey, Live-in, Start Sept, Interviews now,

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2022-05-28 19:32:191970-01-01 Simply Private Staff
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Location near Weybridge, Surrey
Area London, England London England near Weybridge, Surrey
Sector Governess
Salary £50-65k per annum gross, live-in
Start Date September 2022
Job Ref 1974_Gov_7oaks

We are assisting an overseas based client with their search for a Governess/Companion who will live in the Family home near Weybridge in Surrey, and take care of their son aged 13 who will attend school in Sevenoaks (lots of driving daily!). Additional duties as below, and your extended  holidays will generally be taken when the son returns to Asia to be with family. 

Location: near Weybridge, Surrey
Role: Governess
Days/Hours of work:  Full time commitment with extended periods off when son is away.
Salary Range:  Neg – Around £50-65k gross pa, live-in
Accommodation: Provided.
Start date: September  – interviews now.
Essential:  UK passport/RTW. Fluent level English.  Active, energetic, Excellent references from recent long term roles. Clear DBS/Police check. 1st Aid/CPR certified. Confident driver. Flexible with days/hours of work.
Preferred: Qualified teacher  Covid vaccinated due to travel issues, Non-smoker.

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As this is a Guardian / Governess role, and parents will not be in the UK, a reliable, mature, experienced Governess happy to be flexible with days and hours of work is sought, as below:

  • Ensure he settles into school life and copes well academically
  • Overall monitor his academic progress and provide tutoring assistance where needed  / alert teachers where appropriate. No particular expertise in specific subjects is sought although French and Latin would be beneficial. He would bond well with someone with a history or geography background.
  • Provide social, etiquette and moral guidance in the absence of parents particularly given he is of adolescent age
  • Encourage a range of extracurricular activities and friendships at school (several classmates from his old school overseas are also going to Sevenoaks)
  • Monitor online activity and overall friendships/relationships in a general way to ensure he is not in danger
  • Drive him daily to and from school and extracurricular activities
  • Supervise him after school including ensuring homework is completed, bathed and fed and goes to bed on time; wakes up in time to gets to school; ensure sleep times are regular.
  • Ensure he exercises daily in some way – including taking into account his school and extra curricular activities – at least 4 times a week.
  • Assist with any miscellaneous items such as purchasing of school books, uniform item replacement, sport equipment, computer, etc on an adhoc basis during semester
  • Ideally the governess can also manage food shopping and cooking if not we can find other arrangements. There is a house supervisor and cleaners.

Working Time

  • Sevenoaks school is Monday to Saturday until afternoon. Ideally the governess works 7 days a week during term time but can in lieu have end of term breaks free (given son will likely come back to Asia). In addition, while he is at school, the workload should be light, and she can perhaps assist in occasional driving of the grandmother if she is in London during the day time.
  • She should help manage free time such as Sundays, except weekends where Saturdays are free, public holidays and mid-semester breaks. He has a number of friends from home in other UK schools, family friends and London club memberships.
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