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Rural Jobs for Couples: How, Where, and What are the benefits?

  • Publish Date: Posted about 1 year ago

We’ve spent more than twenty five years matching our clients with live-in couples who can manage their homes, estates, and affairs (whether or not they’re at home or away). There are many benefits to a live-in couple role, both for the client and the candidates who are placed. As a domestic worker, you might be accustomed to working in a city, and maybe wouldn’t think of relocating to the countryside, but we’ve got lots of rural jobs for couples, and we’re here to convince you to try country living! 

So if you’re part of a domestic couple (or you’re on your own, but you’ve got some friends in the industry you’d like to work with), keep reading for our full guide to rural jobs for couples, and why you should consider them in 2023.

Who can fulfil this role?

It’s a common misconception that live-in domestic couples jobs can only be performed by two people in a romantic relationship (i.e, husband and wife, or long term partners), but this isn’t always the case! Although the pairings traditionally consist of a married duo, a domestic couple's job can be taken on by any two people with a combination of skills - two siblings, parent and child, even two friends. 

If you have a combination of specialist skills - maybe you’re a highly skilled chef, and an experienced groundsman, or an expert housekeeper and butler duo - we might have a position for you. Domestic couples work as a close knit team, so it is vital that you and your partner get along, are able to work well together, and can happily co-exist in a shared working environment.  

Where will you be? 

We offer positions all over the country - if you want to stick to city life, we can locate a placement in London, so you can stay close to the hustle and bustle of the big smoke. Or, if you fancy a change of scenery, we have plenty of more rural jobs for couples. 

Get to know the rugged beauty of the Scottish highlands, take up cold water swimming on your days off in the Lake District, or explore all the sights of Hertfordshire (safe in the knowledge that London is only a short train ride away, if you find yourself missing the city). 

What are the benefits? 

There are many benefits to working as part of a live-in couple. Firstly, you will be provided with accommodation in your place of work, which takes care of any costs that are associated with other careers, such as rent payments, worrying about bills, and putting both time and money into a long commute. We have lots of rural jobs for couples, which means you’ll also be able to take in some beautiful scenery, and experience all the delights of country living. 

The main benefit of working as part of a domestic couple is that you get to manage your own working environment, as your duties will directly correlate to your specialist skill, but domestic couples still support each other through their job roles.

If you enjoy variation, you may also enjoy the multi-skilled nature of working as part of a team - often the roles played by a domestic couple are multifaceted, for example, if you are a skilled private chef, used to catering for parties and events, you might find yourself cooking largely for a family group, with your partner working their role as a butler. 

Another benefit of working as part of a domestic couple team is the relationship that develops between candidate and client - often, domestic couples will stay in a placement for at least several years. This means that a great amount of trust develops (which helps to keep everything running smoothly). It also means that over time you can hone your skills, and the way you fulfill your role in order to do the best job for everyone involved. A long lasting and stable relationship between client and candidate creates a better working environment, and ensures that everyone involved remains comfortable and happy. At Greycoat Lumleys, we pride ourselves not only on the satisfaction of our clients, but on making sure that our candidates are happy as well! 

If you’re interested in a live-in domestic couple job, or you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Whether you’ve got specific questions or just want an informal chat, we’ll be happy to help.