Live In Couple Job for Private Estate in Dumfries Scotland

Location Scotland
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary Competitive
Job Number  43965
Created 31 March 2017

Live In Couple Job For Private Estate in Dumfries Scotland


This is an excellent opportunity for a Couple to live and work in a great environment. The owners of the estate have an excellent relationship with their staff and work well together. The clients have grown up children and travel with work frequently therefore the Couple is required to stay in the property for security reasons. The accommodation is a separate part of the main house with its own entrance, it is bright and very well furnished. Dogs are welcome.


The couple would need to take on the role of Housekeeper and Gardener.



Housekeeper duties include:

  • Cleaning the 12 bedroom property (there are some paintings and silver to be looked after)

  • Laundry and ironing

  • Assisting the private chef with laying, clearing the table and serving the food (there are shoot parties but these tend to be private and are only for the season period)

  • Loading the dishwasher and generally tidying in the kitchen

  • Attention to detail and being proactive are essential skills



Gardener duties include:

  • Planting trees and growing vegetables

  • Hedge cutting, tree pruning, wood splitting

  • Cleaning and maintaining tools and equipment

  • There may also be some driving required

  • Ideally experience in forestry



Hours: 40 per week some weekend work will be required – rotas are agreed in advance


Salary: To be negotiated


Accommodation: 1 Bedroom flat, kitchen and bathroom


Pets: 1 dog is welcome


Job Number: 43965

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