Live In Couple Job, Hampshire

Location South East England
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £800+ nett per week
Job Number  48111
Created 11 April 2018


Live In Couple Job, Hampshire


Exceptional and hands on couple required for a busy Manor House /Estate in Hampshire.

This is a family home which is the main residence for a Couple with grown up children who visit

The manor house is situated in 900 acres of land which is made up of farm land/woodland and gardens. The estate does hold private shoots during the season.


As a Housekeeper Cook you will be required to look after the upkeep of the house and outbuildings to a high standard, be responsible for all laundry and ironing

Occasional cooking in the week and weekends, summer weekends can be busy.

Shopping duties for the household and general overseeing of any contractors coming into the house

You will be required to assist with shoot lunches and dinners.


Estate Maintenance/Driver role will include a lot of outdoor work, you should be a competent handyman who can do general DIY jobs inside and outside and deal with contractors for bigger jobs, oversee projects and liaise with other outdoor staff that include a Gardener/Farmer and Gamekeeper.

Maintain an indoor swimming pool and tennis courts, manage household systems and a fleet of cars


Gardening duties will include:

Cutting trees as required (chain-saw certificate handy but not essential)

To maintain new tree plantations, clean and maintain drains and trenches on estate

To help the Head Gardner in maintaining the grass, driveways and in watering the gardens

To assist with the Shoots carried out on the Estate

Use large garden machinery and be happy to work within a team with the other outdoor staff


The clients do travel a lot so you should be happy to care for two dogs when they are away and be on site for security even on your days off.


Discretion, flexibility and proactivity are key elements to the role as well as a couple happy to work as part of a friendly team and feel comfortable living on a farm/estate.

You must be experienced and capable of taking on a range of duties ensuring the house and grounds run smoothly on a daily basis. They should also be able to deal with any emergencies and be happy to manage any ‘one off’ jobs or projects


Other duties:


  • Feeding and caring of the dog

  • Errand running

  • Driving duties and care of cars

  • Ensure the Estate Manor is fully secure at all times, to be on call at any time should any security issue arise

  • Putting together maintenance manuals

  • Checking security and all systems regularly and weekly checks of exterior house(s)/barns

  • Understanding and maintaining the alarm system and phone entry system


Accommodation ~ 3 bedroom cottage on the estate – well behaved pet welcome

Start Date ~ End of July 2018

Drivers ~ Both are required to drive

Salary ~ Circa £50K gross

Note ~ You should be non smokers


Responsible Consultant ~ Hannah Mckeown Job ID ~ 48111

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