Live In Couple Job, Somerset

Location South West England
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £45,000+
Job Number  47786
Created 13 March 2018

Live In Couple Job, Somerset, House Management Couple, Housekeeper, Chef, Houseman


Live In Couple required for a large country house in Somerset, the property is a large Grade I listed building which is used by the principals in the main as a weekend residence, they will also stay at the property for longer periods of time throughout the year.


They are looking for an experienced Housekeeper who is hands on and will ensure the house is immaculate at all times and ready for their arrival, the Principals have exceptionally high standards so attention to detail is very important. A full-time cleaner is also employed to help with the cleaning and laundry


The principals will often entertain at the weekends, one part of the Couple should be a competent Chef/Cook who is confident in cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner for up to 15 guests when they have guests.

Front of house duties including setting up the dinner table, serving at dinner parties and being on hand for the principals and their guests, you should be confident being in a formal environment


You will both be liaising with the principals London Housekeeper and PA’s with regards to their diaries and dealing with contractors and suppliers.

A team of Gardeners are employed at the property, however you will be required to check the grounds surrounding the house and make sure they are tidy before their arrival and look after animals on the estate.


They have two dogs who will travel with them, so you should be confident around dogs and help walk them when they are in residence


This role is suitable for a Couple who can be flexible in their working hours when the principals are in residence, you will be required to look after the security of the estate


Duties will include:


  • Hands on cleaning, laundry and ironing to a high standard – care of antiques and silver and fine fabrics

  • Excellent level of cooking required and confident in dinner party cooking for up to 15 guests

  • Front of house service, formal at times

  • Caretaking duties

  • General household maintenance inside and outside

  • Driving duties to include local errands and shopping

  • Managing contractors and taking deliveries

  • Security of the house

  • Animal care


Accommodation 2 bedroom accommodation – separate from the main house – well behaved dog welcome

Start date Beginning of May 2018

Days 5 days per week - Tuesday and Wednesday as days off

(Weekends off when they are not in residence)

Drivers Essential that both drive

Salary £60K Gross combined


Consultant – Hannah Mckeown – Greycoat Lumleys job reference 47786

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