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Job vacancy: General caretaker and gardener

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:37pm
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LunaMaya

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We are a small rural ecological finca with five self-catering holiday rentals established for nearly 20 years looking for a local part-time daily caretaker and gardener, based within 10 minutes drive of Vejer de la Frontera - as you will also need to be nearby to occasionally provide quick resolutions or deal with 'emergencies'.  Practical DIY skills, at least some basic gardening experience, good communication and ability to work with a team are all important - as is liking cats! The work will be year-round for the right person with additional projects depending on skills, but Winter hours (Nov to Jan) are more flexible.  Please enquire if you are interested. 

Daisy 66

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:29am

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Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:29am

Hi there, i am electrician by profession and defently a handyman and DIY er. Got my own car and speak fluent english, spanish and german. Whould like to know more  about the job. Cheers 

LunaMaya

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:58am

LunaMaya

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Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:58am

Hola!

Thank you for your interest in the job - you do sound like it would be a good fit for both us and yourself.  The role is varied and there is always a great deal to do, but for the right person it is ideal especially if they are self-motivated and can just get on with things.

Our first question is your location/home town or village address, as we have found that it is important for a caretaker to be within a short distance of the finca in order to deal with any emergencies or urgent call outs - although these do not happen very often, such as guest loosing their keys or broken tap leaking water etc.  

We also split the work between mainly the morning with a short visit in late afternoon in the warmer Summer months, so that can fit around other work commitments too.

Therefore, if you could let me know, that would be appreciated!

I look forward to hearing from you.

un saludo

Tanya


Daisy 66

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:42pm

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Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:42pm

LunaMaya wrote on Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:58am:

Hola!

Thank you for your interest in the job - you do sound like it would be a good fit for both us and yourself.  The role is varied and there is always a great deal to do, but for the right person it is ideal especially if they are self-motivated and can just g...

...et on with things.

Our first question is your location/home town or village address, as we have found that it is important for a caretaker to be within a short distance of the finca in order to deal with any emergencies or urgent call outs - although these do not happen very often, such as guest loosing their keys or broken tap leaking water etc.  

We also split the work between mainly the morning with a short visit in late afternoon in the warmer Summer months, so that can fit around other work commitments too.

Therefore, if you could let me know, that would be appreciated!

I look forward to hearing from you.

un saludo

Tanya


Hi thank you for your reply my wife and i should have been living in Chiclana but our plans have not worked out so we wont be there until November. The job your offering is just what im looking for hope you find someone soon. Gerhraldo.

LunaMaya

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:05pm

LunaMaya

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Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:05pm

  Hola Gerhraldo

Thank you for coming back to me so quickly and I have noted you will not be down in Chiclana until November,

However, realistically Chiclana is too far away to be based for this role, as we know from many years experience with guests that we need someone who is based within 10 minutes maximum from the finca  - not least as during the warmer months the work is divided up between the morning and late afternoon, so it is also not realistic or cost effective to travel back and forth twice a day.

In the Summer months, the traffic can also slow the journey down and we know from Chiclana it can easily take 30-45 minutes if not longer - so if there was an emergency that needed urgent assistance, (although this is unusual) it would not be possible to reach the finca in quick time.

Therefore, although you sound a good fit, unfortunately for this particular role of caretaker/gardener we definitely needs someone very local, so your location means that it would not be practical every day.  However, we do on occasion carry out bigger Winter projects between November to January, which are for a few days at a time around good weather - so perhaps if this is something that might interest you, please let me know.  My husband's email is [email protected]

saludos

Tanya

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