One of the benefits of working with a domestic staff agency like Greycoat Lumleys is the variety of positions on offer. For example, if you’ve not previously considered live-in jobs in Scotland, now might be the time to change your mind!
Living with your employer might not immediately sound like an appealing option for everybody, but if you give us five minutes, we bet we can change your mind…
1. Lower Living Costs
Live-in roles will obviously always include accommodation (the clue’s in the name!). Although it may not always be possible to have your accommodation and living expenses completely paid, they will definitely always be heavily subsidised, which leaves room in your monthly earnings for savings, a house deposit, a holiday fund, a new car…
It is worth noting that because live-in roles include free or subsidised housing and living expenses, they are often paid slightly less than live-out roles. You’re still likely to save money, but it’s worth having all the facts, especially as we have a wide variety of live-out roles available as well!
Some clients will offer benefits to their live-in staff. These could range from paid days out or activities, functional provisions such as a car that can be used while working, travel opportunities, or further help with costs, such as payments towards food shopping.
Plus, you’ll be living rent free in a gorgeous location, exploring a new area, eating delicious food (we promise there’s more to Scottish cuisine than haggis), and fully immersing yourself in a new job role.
3. Building a relationship
Whatever your role, whether you’re working as a live-in chef for a summer, or you’re going to be the family nanny for the next five years, working a live-in role means that you are able to really build a strong, familial relationship with your employer. After all, there is a reason that the Scottish have a reputation for truly valuing family ties!
We particularly find that people who work as live-in childcare often end up developing close relationships with the families they’re involved with, and the families are just as dependent on them!
4. No Commute
Another benefit of live-in jobs in Scotland (and in general) is the lack of commute! Perhaps particularly appreciated if you’re moving from the hustle and bustle of London, and its endless tube line delays.
The benefits of not having to commute to work are twofold: firstly, you won’t have to set aside any of your salary to worry about travel costs. Secondly, you’ll also save yourself aeons of time - gone will be the days of desperately searching for your next book or podcast to sit and pass the train journey with (and that’s if you get a seat in the first place). Instead, you will have the option of spending those hours doing something that you truly love with your newly discovered spare time.
5. A fresh start
It might be the end of January, but it’s not too late for a fresh start. What better way to have one than to move to an incredible new place, brimming with gorgeous scenery, friendly locals and a totally different (but not unfamiliar) culture.
In fact, Scotland was once voted the most beautiful place in the world (beating the likes of Canada, Indonesia, and Iceland to the accolade). It’s undeniably true that Scotland's wild beaches, lochs, castles and cliffs are some of the most beautiful sights in the world. Which leads us nicely to our final point…
6. Explore Scotland
As we said above, Scotland is famous for its landscapes. Take advantage of a live-in job in Scotland and use your time off to explore the region’s quintessentially Celtic delights. Experience the nightlife and busy culture in Edinburgh, go searching for Nessie in Loch Ness, or take in some royal history at Balmoral. If you’re really lucky (and far north enough), you might even be able to catch a glimpse of the legendary Northern Lights!
If we’ve convinced you that a live-in job in Scotland is right for you (and really, why wouldn’t it be), then it’s time to move on to some logistics. Scotland is renowned for its friendly, welcoming atmosphere - if you’re moving from outside the UK, you’ll need the appropriate Visa. Not to worry, our team can help you with this! You can send your CV or Get in touch with us if you’re not sure, and we’ll help you get everything sorted.