Live In Couple Job Housekeeper & Groundsman/Handyman Fife Scotland

Location Scotland
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Job Number  44833
Created 29 June 2017

Live In Couple Job Housekeeper & Groundsman/Handyman Fife Scotland



Greycoat Lumleys client are looking for a couple to assist with the smooth running of their estate in Fife Scotland. The family with young children are looking for a Housekeeper and Groundsman/Handyman to join them at the end of the summer.


The family would like a couple to stay with them for a number of years and have an excellent working relationship with their current staff. They are very approachable and keen for the couple to be happy in their role.


As this is a busy family estate, there is the need to be flexible and sometimes work at the weekend when necessary. These are not full days but a case of working 2 or 3 hours and being available.


The duties include:


  • Housekeeping

  • Cleaning of the main property

  • Cleaning of holiday let properties (2 cottages)

  • Laundry

  • Ironing

  • Bedding

  • Carpet shampooing

  • There are some 4/5 shoot weekends where extra housekeeping will be required for guests

  • Occasional weekend work is required – with time off in lieu

  • Babysitting – once a fortnight


  • Mowing 8 acres of land

  • Cleaning the gutters of all the properties on the estate

  • Painting woodwork

  • Maintaining the driveway to the estate

  • Ensuring the firewood if fully stocked

  • Chopping trees and splitting logs

  • Driving – airport runs – nights out

  • Work 1 in 4 weekends (not usually full days)

  • Repointing walls

  • Replacing broken tiles etc.

  • General maintenance of the properties within the estate


A chainsaw licence would be useful for the tree work side of the role.


There could well be additional duties to add to the list as and when required.



Start: August/September


Job Number: 44833


Accommodation: 2 bedroom cottage on the estate

Council tax will be covered by the owners, all bills will be paid by the couple

Pets welcome as long as within reason.


Salary: Competitive


Hours: 40 hour week each


Days: Monday to Friday

Occasional babysitting

Occasional weekend work



Consultant: Lesley Jones


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