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Live In Couple Job

Location Selkirk, Scotland, UK
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £30,000-£35,000 GPA
Job Number  48979
Created 06 July 2018

Live In Couple Job for Private Estate in Scottish Borders

Greycoat Lumleys are pleased to offer a Couple role for very welcoming principals in the Scottish Borders. The beautifully kept estate is privately owned and only used by the family who spend approximately 60% of their time there. The current couple have been with the estate for 6 years which demonstrates that the Principals are fair employers to work for. 

The couple must be flexible and take into consideration the principals requirements at all times. The location is convenient for Melrose and Galashiels.

Duties include:


  • Upkeep of the 60 acre grounds with support of two part time gardeners – 8 acres formal garden/walled garden/pasture (Approx. 70% of the role is gardening).

  • Driving locally or to the airport.

  • Monitor tradesmen on the estate and any other staff.

  • Ensure the grounds of long term rented properties are maintained.

  • Maintenance of the main property, grounds and all other properties on the estate.

  • Chopping logs and laying open fires.

  • Security system.



  • Cleaning of the property – support of part time housekeeper who covers weekends.

  • Every room is cleaned each week.

  • All rooms need to be checked for maintenance.

  • Laundry – small amount and bedding is sent out to dry cleaners.

  • Cooking the breakfast for Principals.



A love for animals is essential as the Principals have horses, highland cows and 2 dogs.

A vehicle is provided for work purposes – both people must be able to drive

Days: Monday to Friday. (Required to work some hours over weekends, if there

are guests visiting)

Hours: 40 Hours per week, starting at 8am

Accommodation: Perfectly proportioned 3 bedroom gatehouse with a private garden

2 bathrooms 1 shower 1 bath – plenty of storage.

The accommodation can be furnished if required – to be agreed.

A cat and dog are allowed, but the Principals dogs must take priority.


Council tax and Utility bills are covered by the Principal.

Sky and Broadband are there but any costs are paid by the couple.

Start: ASAP

Responsible Consultant: Lesley Jones

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