Live In Couple Job Southampton

Location South of England
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary Negotiable
Job Number  43230
Created 22 November 2017


Live In Couple Job – Southampton


A lovely family with young children are seeking an experienced full time Couple to help them in their busy home. You will join an existing team of staff who are employed on the estate. So you should be happy to work as part of a team to ensure the household is run efficiently. A 4 days a week nanny, Head gardener, 2 dailies, Mon - Weds 1/2 days and a Thursday all day.


Your role will be to ensure the home is tidy, clean and well organised, being hands on as well as overseeing the daily cleaner and communicating with her regards to what is needed to be done each day – either doing alongside her or delegating.  

You should be confident cooking simple family meals for the children and breakfasts for the family and guests– A cook will be employed for dinner parties and events. You will need to be good with children, and happy to babysit if needed. 


The Groundsman role will include working on the estate helping with garden maintenance duties, handyman jobs and general caretaking duties.  Cleaning cars and boats, unloading and refuelling vehicles will be required, you may be required to drive the principal to London once a week. Helping serve and clear when there are larger groups of guests. 

This role is for an informal family set up, but maintaining and supporting the formal parts of the house are part of the role. You should be flexible and happy to work as part of a team as well as individually. You should be discreet, child friendly and looking for a long term role.  

The families ideal would be to find a Spanish Speaking Couple


Duties to include;

Daily cleaning, washing and ironing

Organising and sending the bed linen to the laundry service

Mother’s help duties

Experience with polishing silver and a good knowledge of which products to use on different surfaces

Mending or sewing would also be helpful 
Occasional help front of house when the family entertain

General handyman/gardening duties and working alongside Estate staff

Driving duties to include local errands as well as London and Airport runs 

Looking after family dogs and ideally if you are confident around horses this would be ideal

Kitchen garden interest or skills would also be ideal

Working Week:  5 days per week to work weekends and days off in the week

                            (Occasional weekends off when the family are away)

Accommodation: Separate Cottage on the estate, in the house garden grounds

Salary: Negotiable

Drivers: Both to drive

Start Date: ASAP


Responsible Consultant ~ Hannah Mckeown            Job ID~ 43230


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