Live In Couple Job Argyll Scotland
Greycoat Lumleys' client are seeking a Couple for their beautifully located coastal estate in Argyll, Scotland. The present couple have been in the role for 10 years; this is an exceptional opportunity for the right couple looking for a secure role for a number of years.
The principals require an experienced, multi skilled couple to undertake varied estate work and general property maintenance coupled with housekeeping.
The estate comprises of a colonial style lodge, a stone built 3 bedroom caretakers cottage, outbuildings and a boathouse. The property has approximately half a mile of shore frontage along with a formal garden extending to approximately 2 acres with the remainder of the land being made over to coniferous and native woodland.
This is a residential role with a remuneration package to reflect experience and skills – the gardener maintenance person is full time and the housekeeping role is part time. A joint annual salary will be paid taking into consideration the duties and hours.
Duties will include:
Maintaining the lawns & hedges, dry stone walls, ponds & recently planted hardwood plantation
Gardening within the walled vegetable garden
Garden machinery maintenance
General estate work to include drainage & culverts, driveway maintenance, tree work & gutters
Qualified use of a chainsaw and spraying
Maintenance of the property including painting & decorating
Knowledge of small boats & engines would also be an advantage
Undertake all housekeeping duties – cleaning, laundry, ironing
Assisting in the garden for up to 3 days per week
Shopping for household supplies
Very occasional cooking in the lodge
The successful couple will be able to work on their own initiative and with little supervision. As this is a remote area an appreciation of the everyday challenges of living and working in such a location must be taken into consideration.
Salary: Competitive and dependant on previous experience
Accommodation: Rent free, modernised three bedroom cottage. Free of council tax. Accommodation is not suited to a family with young children
Pets welcome but within reason and must be mentioned on application.
A Basic Disclosure Scotland check will be required for the couple
Job Number: 47621
Start Date: ASAP
Consultant: Lesley Jones