Live in Couple Job

Location UK, East of England, Bedfordshire
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £60,000 GPA
Job Number  95052
Created 04 July 2022

Live in Full Time Couple - The client would also consider a Full-Time Gardener/All Rounder and Part-Time Housekeeper - Bedfordshire

Days and Hours: Monday to Friday, 40 hours each a week   - If part time, Gardener/all Rounder: 40 hours per week, Housekeeper: 25 hours per week



  • All cleaning duties
  • Responsible for changing, washing, ironing and general care of all the bed linen and preparing guest bedrooms
  • Polishing brass and silver, antiques and fine furniture
  • Collecting, washing, ironing and returning laundry to the appropriate place. Hand washing delicate items
  • Answering door and telephone when employer is unavailable
  • Must love dogs - Feeding and exercising dog when employer is unavailable
  • Use of security alarm when employer not available
  • Very occasional assistance with meal preparation for entertaining
  • Carrying out any other tasks that the employer may reasonably ask related to the house


Gardener/all Rounder:

  • Garden and grounds maintenance including caring for plants and repairs (e.g. fencing, watering, flower beds, pruning, etc.)
  • Keeping the outside of the residence clean including leave clearance from swimming pool and tennis court
  • Garden furniture maintenance
  • Very occasionally driving but willingness to assist caring for the cars, which means you must hold a clean driving licence.
  • Light household maintenance and DIY (e.g. light bulb replacement in chandelier, loose tap fixing, paint touch up etc.) 
  • Keeping fireplaces clean and stocked in winter (includes firewood chopping from grounds)

It should be noted that presence at the property is required during employer holidays or overnight absences which may include weekends.  This will include care of the dog and such absence would typically be agreed in advance. 


Candidate requirements

  • This role will suit a couple who are enthusiastic, have integrity and love the countryside.
  • You’ll be versatile in your duties and willing to take instruction were necessary
  • At least one side needs to be a confident driver
  • Looking to make a long-term commitment

DBS check will be required

Start date: ASAP

Salary: £60,000 GPA or Part time £45,000 GPA

Hours: A Monday to Friday role with the Gardener/all Rounder working 8 hours per day, and the housekeeper 5 hours per day.

Accommodation: Self-contained 2 bedroom flat, with separate entrance.  Sorry Not suitable for children - A pet will be considered case by case.

Heating, electricity and water bills are paid for by the employer.

Driving: Essential, must hold full clean licence 

Job reference number: 95052

Responsible consultant: Nicola Forster

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