Couple Job

Location UK
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £55,000-£60,000 GPA
Job Number  53142
Created 19 June 2019

Couple job in the beautiful location of Dorset.


A client of Greycoat Lumleys is looking for a reliable couple to take care of a newly refurbished property in Dorset. The role will be very busy when the principal and guests are in residence, you will need to be able to manage your time and to be flexible.


This is a part time residence which is usually used for 3-4 days at a time with occasional long breaks with no guests. The property is a large 6 bedroom house, with a small 3 bedroom cottage on the grounds. The Principal has high standards and expects a very high level of service and attention to detail. The right candidate will be flexible and ensure the smooth running of all operations. You will work closely with the Principal’s Property Manager and the household staff from other residences, some of which travel with him between properties.



Duties to include but not limited:

  • Smooth running of the property

  • Flower arranging

  • Front of house service

  • Houseman / Butler duties

  • High level of cleaning throughout the property, laundry, and stock taking.

  • Up-keep of antique furniture, art, china, silver and crystal

  • Occasional Family cooking

  • Ensure all household equipment including lighting and AV systems are in sound working order

  • Oversee contractors for all upgrade and maintenance works

  • Keep accurate household records

  • Assisting with unpacking and packing for Principal, family and guests if required

  • Possible care of pets – large dog (feeding, walking on occasion when required)

  • Occasional evening service (can be a late finish)



There is an Estate manager on site along with two additional gardeners to take care of the 200 acres of land. A gardener is not required, however flower knowledge would be beneficial to take care of the surrounding flower beds. The client does travel with a dog, so a pet friendly couple is essential. In the down time when the client is travelling, the couple are to ensure the property is deep cleaned and any additional days of in lieu are to be taken.


This is a fantastic role in a beautiful location, the working week is a 5 day week but flexibility is key.


Accommodation: Will be provided, inclusive of all bills local to the property.


Working Week: 5 day week (Flexibility on working days)


Salary: £50 -£60k gross combined


Driving: Ideally both to drive


Job Reference: 53142


Responsible Consultant: Nicola Forster

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