Couple Job

Location Southampton, South West England, UK
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £50,000-£55,000 GPA
Job Number  55246
Created 06 January 2020

Couple Job Southampton Start April 2020


Skills Required: Housekeeper/Houseman/Maintenance/Security/Driving


The family: A family of 5, the 3 children are under 10 years old, the current Couple have worked for the family for 9 years who are leaving the family in early 2020.

This is their family home which is their main residence, they have friends and family to visit and entertain informally. The house is a large county house with large living areas. They are a relaxed family who have high standards and are looking for a Couple who will settle with them long term.


The family employ Nannies, an Executive Assistant and have a Gardening team so as a Couple you should be happy to work as part of a team.


Location – Southampton area


Working Week – 5 days per week to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the Family, including the ability to work at weekends as and when required.


Accommodation – A separate spacious 3 bed flat with it’s own entrance which is furnished and newly refurbished - Open to pets depending on Size!


Salary – Circa £52K gross Combined

Start – April 2020


Housekeeper Role


You will be sole Housekeeper for the family home, you should have high attention to detail and be organised and enjoy presenting a household to a high standard.

Housekeeping duties to include cleaning family rooms on a daily basis and guest rooms weekly and when required

Regular cleaning of outbuildings, pool and boat house

Responsibility for all laundry and linen management for the Family and guests where appropriate, including sewing and darning, purchasing items and supplies as necessary

Flower arranging using flowers from the garden, liaising with the Gardeners

Assisting with basic food prep

Work closely with the Caretaker to plan and coordinate any remedial work or repairs, escalating any issues to the Executive Assistant

To provide support with Family logistics and undertake ad-hoc driving duties


Caretaker Role


This role is a varied position and you should be happy to work with the Executive Assistant supporting her with dealing with contractors and suppliers coming to the house/estate.

They are looking for an excellent Handyman who is hands on and can identify problems and find a solution.


Plan and maintain an effective cleaning and maintenance schedule for the inside the property and external areas such as windows, drains and paths

Ensuring the upkeep and efficient running of property services, including oil tank checks/deliveries and swimming pool/boatyard areas.

Complete regular pest control checks and liaise regularly with pest control operatives.

Work alongside the Housekeeper to coordinate and support with daily household tasks

Support the Housekeeper with preparation of guest bedrooms

Maintaining household vehicles, ensuring they are serviced and MOT checked

Ad hoc Driving duties


Household Security

Provide an on-site and on-call security presence, planning cover when offsite and responding to any security or household needs

To open and close the household when required

Operate and manage effective CCTV activations, alarm settings and gate entry systems – ensuring security lighting checks, regular testing and monitoring throughout the premises

Ensure continuous functioning and robust controls are in place for gates, entry systems and locks to provide effective security whilst arranging ease of access for the Family when present

Perform regular security checks for the property, outbuildings and grounds, escalating any weaknesses to the Executive Assistant for further action.



Responsible Consultant - Hannah McKeown Job ID 55246

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