Live in Couple Job

Location Fort Augustus, Scotland, UK
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £35,000-£40,000 GPA
Job Number  49954
Created 11 September 2018

Live In Couple Job


Greycoat Lumley’s client are seeking a couple for their Private Estate in the Fort Augustus area.

The area is visited by a great number of tourists, throughout the year and there are always plenty of activates to do such a hill walking and cycling. There is the famous Great Glen Way walk, which takes 5 days to complete and is 73 miles in total! Fort Augustus is based on the tip of Loch Ness and surrounded by spectacular views.


This is a new role for a couple comprising of a Housekeeper and Handyman. The main property has 6 bedrooms and there are a further 5 bedrooms in the steadings – all bedrooms are ensuite. The property is only used for the family (4 older children) and they tend to be at the property up to 6 months of the year.


The Duties include:


  • Responsible for all the housekeeping duties

  • Tidying and cleaning bathrooms, bedrooms and living areas

  • Keeping refrigerator clean and discarding out-of-date items

  • Cleaning the oven

  • Cleaning unused rooms on a less frequent basis

  • Polishing brass and silver, antiques and fine furniture

  • Cleaning windows inside

  • Collecting, washing, ironing and returning laundry to the appropriate place. Hand washing delicate items

  • Arranging dry-cleaning

  • Answering door

  • Feeding pets on a regular basis

  • Watering household plants

  • Carrying out weekly grocery shopping


  • Keeping patios, pathways and steps clean and tidy

  • Ensuring potholes in the driveway are filled in

  • Chopping logs

  • Sweeping up leaves

  • Cleaning the patio

  • General maintenance of the property and surrounding areas

  • External painting of buildings

  • Cleaning the windows


Carrying out any other tasks that the Principals may reasonably ask.


The property must be ready for the clients arrival at all times.


There is also a gardener and Head Keeper employed at the estate.


A car is provided with the role for work purposes.



Start: ASAP


Hours: When the Principals are entertaining and up at the House it could be from 8am through to 10pm.

When they are not at the house the duties and hours are likely to be less. When they are at the House and not entertaining the duties are also likely to be slightly less.


Salary: £35,000 - £38,000 joint gross annual salary depending on experience.


Days: The family can arrive at short notice and some weekends will need to be worked.


Accommodation: Large recently renovated 2 bedroom property on the estate with a garden

Utility and council tax bills covered by the client



Consultant: Lesley Jones




Job Number: 49954

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