Live In Estate Management Couple Job, South West

Location United Kingdom
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary Negotiable
Job Number  44657
Created 31 May 2017

Live In Estate Management Couple, West Country


The client requires an experienced domestic couple to manage their West Country estate (set on approximately 150 acres) comprising numerous different components including woodlands, pastures, small bodies of water, a vegetable garden and multiple residential buildings.


Responsibilities include the following:

Estate Management duties will include 


  • Tend to and manage vegetable garden, glasshouse, and small orchards

  • Maintain fields and lawns surrounding the house

  • Maintain paddocks and fencing in coordination with local farmers who utilize a portion of the land for agricultural cultivation and livestock

  • Liaise with and manage contractors as appropriate 

  • Liaise with existing land agent to manage external agencies such as Defra and RPA as needed


  • Housekeeping

  • As a Housekeeper you will be responsible for the upkeep of the main house and ensure the house is kept to the highest level and be responsible for all housekeeping duties

  • Ensure residences are in good working order, inside and out

    • Maintain highest level of cleanliness; duties include laundry, windows, vacuuming, dusting and all standard housekeeping responsibilities

    • When family is in residence, plan, prepare and cook the family’s meals

    • Look after the family dogs when in residence, including occasional dog-walking

    • Keep up with seasonal work such as fireplace and flue cleaning, and gutter clean out and maintenance

    • Ensure reliable Wi-Fi and telephone service at all times, coordinate with service providers as necessary

    • Maintain appropriate service contracts for items such as pest control, equipment servicing etc. 

    • Maintain and review all utility suppliers and arrange bill payments

    • Provide support to interior design team when decorating work is necessary

    • Provide any other administration for the family as requested


  • Safety and Security

  • Ensure home and personal security including liaising with alarm company to ensure up-to-date monitoring contracts, emergency contact lists and servicing agreements are in place.

  • Ensure good attention to IT security for the family (with regular backups of data, virus controls and good levels of password management)


  • Ensure cars are kept cleaned, fuelled, taxed, insured and serviced (to schedule) at all times

  • Ensure that other farm equipment (tractors/mowers etc) are maintained and serviced regularly


  • The clients are looking for an experienced Couple who have 5+ years working on a private estate, you should be self sufficient and independent and manage your own time.

  • You will be the first port of call for any problems and should be experienced in problem solving and always thinking ahead.

  • You will liaise with the principals and PA’s so communication should be strong and as always discrete at all times


This is a fantastic role for an experienced Couple to work for a great family and stay long term


  • Accommodation          Excellent separate accommodation provided all utilities paid

  • Start date                     Flexible for the right Couple

  • Days                            Monday to Friday when the family are not in residence – when they are in residence flexibility will be required and work as when your needed 

  • Drivers                        Essential both to drive – Car provided

  • Salary                           Negotiable 


  • Consultant – Hannah Mckeown – Greycoat Lumleys job reference 44657

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