Couple Job

Location Gloucester, South West England, UK
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Temporary vacancy
Salary Negotiable
Job Number  49192
Created 23 July 2018

Short Term Couple Gloucestershire


A live-in couple is required for a large country house which is the main residence to a family of 4

2 children aged 4.5 and 1 years old, the family also have a live-in nanny.

The father works in London during the week and the family currently plan to spend every other weekend in London.

There are 3 older children (aged between 18 and 24) who visit and spend time at the house some weekends and school holidays.


The family entertain at the house and may have guests when in residence at the weekends. Plans can be made last minute so you must be flexible and expect to have busy times as well as quieter periods when they are not in residence.


This role is suited to a couple who have experience in a busy household or have previous yacht/chalet experience, you should be able to run a house to a high standard and create a pleasant, welcoming and stress-free environment. They must be flexible within their roles and have a can-do attitude to approaching the myriad of challenges that come with taking care of a period property and its’ grounds.


  • Cleaning, laundry and ironing – the house has 10 en-suite bedrooms

  • Family cooking – ideally someone who is happy to cook to a good standard for 6-12 people, sometimes at short notice, generally buffet style

  • Front of house duties when the clients and guests are in residence – preparing the house for arrival, table setting, flower arranging, generally presenting the house to a high standard.

  • Occasional event management – including hosting larger parties, dinners and events (external caterers will be contracted when required)

  • Driving duties - for the family and guests, airport runs etc.

  • Assisting with outdoor work, maintaining a swimming pool and tennis court

  • The family have 2 dogs who will occasionally be left at the house and need to be looked after by the couple.



Accommodation        Separate 2 bedroom cottage with garden - pets considered

Start date                    ASAP

Days                          5 days per week (to include weekends)

Drivers                       Both to drive

Salary                       Negotiable

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