Live In Couple Job

Location South West England, UK
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £55,000-£60,000 GPA
Job Number  51320
Created 11 January 2019

Live In House Management Couple Job, Wiltshire


A great opportunity for a Couple to work in a recently renovated property in a stunning location which is a weekend home for the principals. The property will be used mainly at weekends, it is a shooting estate so will be particularly busy during the shoot season.

They do also have other homes abroad which they spend time at during the school holidays.

There are 3 young children at the household and although there is no childcare involved you must be happy to work in a family environment with young children.


The household requires a Head Housekeeper to oversee and maintain a 13 bedroom property, you will ensure the house is run efficiently and kept to high standards at all times. Cleaners will also be employed so training them initially will be expected.


The role requires one of the Couple to be a strong Cook, they enjoy family style meals when they are in residence, however when they have guests they would like good dinner party standard.

They hold approx. 20 shoots in the season and would like you to cater for them – of course if assistance is required extra staff can be employed.


House Manager/Butler will involve on a daily basis checking household systems, dealing with any maintenance issues and liaising with contractors where necessary.

Butler duties when the principals are in residence to include meet and greet guests, set up the dining room for formal and informal dinner parties as well as serve.

Driving duties will include taking the family back to London on a Sunday if they have not driven, local errands and airport runs if required.


Security of the estate and administration duties for the household, liaising with the family regarding their diary and plans.

An Estate Manager, Gardener and 2 Gamekeepers employed at the estate so no outdoor work is required however you should work as part of a team and be prepared to help out on occasions.


Ideal but not essential there would be opportunity for a Couple to travel with the family to their chalet and summer villa in Italy for a couple of weeks at a time.


As this is an exciting new weekend residence for our client, you need to have a flexible and willing attitude. It’s a great opportunity for a Couple to set up with the family their home.


Duties will include:


  • Managing the household as well as being hands on

  • Hands on with cleaning, washing and ironing – training and supervising cleaners

  • Family and Dinner Party Cooking including shoots

  • Serving at the table and being on hand for guests

  • Admin for the household including paying utilities and contractors

  • Recording of accounts

  • Running errands, shopping duties

  • Maintaining household systems, dealing with contractors

  • Driving duties and to look after the cars

  • Security of the household and estate



Accommodation A Separate 3 bedroom cottage will be provided on the estate – Pets welcome

Start date Feb/March 2019

Days 5 days per week

(Days off during the week in the main but occasional weekends off when the family are not in residence

Drivers Essential both are drivers

Salary Excellent salary for experienced Couples




Consultant – Hannah Mckeown – Greycoat Lumleys job reference 51303



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