Live In Couple Job, Hampshire

Location South West England
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £800+ nett per week
Job Number  46946
Created 08 February 2018

Live In Couple Job, Hampshire


A great opportunity for a Couple to work in a stunning location in the New Forest, the principals will be using the household as a weekend residence and some of the holidays.

The family will be moving into the house in May, they are recruiting for excellent household staff to assist them in setting up and running their new home.


You will be part of a team that consists of a House Manager and 2 Gardeners.

As a Housekeeper/Cook you will be responsible for all housekeeping duties, the property is large so there will be help with cleaning and laundry. You should have a keen eye for detail and ensure the house is presentable and ready for the families arrival


Cooking for the family of 4 at weekends, when they entertain you should be happy to cook for up to 15 people. They enjoy fresh healthy style meals – you will be responsible for shopping and menu planning.


The role for the other half of the Couple is Handyman-Houseman, you should be flexible to carry out all types of maintenance tasks inside the house and outside, help in the house when the family are in residence for example laying fires, driving duties.


This is a role for a Couple who is happy to work as part of a team and under a House Manager who is very hands on. You should be efficient, flexible as this is a new property to the family, ideally you will have worked in a large household.

You will work for an informal family who have high standards


Duties will include:


  • Hands on with cleaning, washing and ironing

  • Cooking for the family at weekends and dinner parties

  • Running errands, shopping duties

  • Houseman duties – laying fires and being on hand when entertaining

  • Occasional driving duties

  • Maintenance duties inside and outside

  • Assisting Gardeners in the busy periods

  • Security of the household and estate



Accommodation Separate cottage will be provided on the estate – Pets welcome

Start date April-May 2018

Days 5 days per week

(Days off during the week in the main but occasional weekends off when the principals are not in residence

Drivers Ideally both to drive but essential one is a driver

Salary £800npw-£850npw combined


Consultant – Hannah Mckeown – Greycoat Lumleys job reference 46946



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