Live In Couple Job Scottish Highlands

Location Scotland
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary Competitive
Job Number  44534
Created 02 March 2018

Greycoat Lumleys’ client are looking for an experienced Couple for an exciting role in the Scottish Highlands as a Handyman/Gardener/Estate worker & child friendly Housekeeper.


The Principals are looking for a flexible and committed couple with very significant experience and qualifications in a range of estate based skills and duties. This ‘hands on’ pro-active couple must love the countryside and be happy to get involved where required.



  • Good practical experience and a can-do attitude to undertake all housekeeping to a high standard

  • Cleaning of the entire main house (15 bedrooms)

  • Managing part time cleaning staff for the main house and self-catering cottages

  • Laundry including silks and fine materials

  • Ironing

  • Shopping for groceries and household supplies

  • Experienced in cooking and can cater for shoot lunches and dinner parties - cook for the freezer as required

  • Managing two self-catering holiday cottages (not fully booked throughout the year)

  • Happy to support the employer where needed, in preparation of garden parties, dinner parties and shoot lunches etc.

  • Home admin duties

  • Happy to work alongside and manage other estate employees

  • Knowledge and an interest in gardening would be a fabulous extra

  • Some weekend work where required.



Handyman/Gardener/Estate worker

  • General estate maintenance of the properties and grounds

  • Gardening including a walled garden, fruit and vegetable cultivation and some landscaping

  • Mowing, strimming, hedge trimming etc.

  • Tree felling, cross cutting and timber processing for kiln drying.

  • Fence and path maintenance

  • Maintenance of farm and garden machinery

  • Running errands and airport collections when needed

  • Ideally have a first aid certificate and be knowledgeable about health and safety legislation and the application thereof

  • Some occasional weekend work may be required specifically with reference to looking after four ponies.

  • Experience of dealing with farm livestock, operating forestry and agricultural equipment, electrical/plumbing work and basic joinery


Certificates for chainsaw use (essential), ATV riding, first aid, pesticide use are favourable as are experience in interior maintenance painting etc.


Days: Willing to work weekends where required.


Driving: Driving licence is essential for both due to the location of the estate.


Salary: The remuneration package includes two bedroom refurbished cottage, use of vehicles and salary commensurate with experience and the chance of being part of a small and friendly team.


Job Number: 44534


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