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Live In Couple Job

Location Greater London, UK
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £60,000-£65,000 GPA
Job Number  50644
Created 26 November 2019

Live In Couple Job,


An excellent opportunity for an experienced Couple to work in the Cotswolds for a part-time residence.

The family of 5 visit the household during school holidays in the summer and at Christmas as well as for long weekends. When they are in residence for a few weeks at a time they also spend time in London.


The house is a large 11 bedroom property with cottages and outbuildings also to maintain.

As a Housekeeper you will be responsible for ensuring the house is kept to a high standard at all times, you should have a keen eye for detail as the client has exceptionally high standards.

When the family are in residence ideally you will be able to Cook good family style meals and ensure the house is stocked for all their needs.


A Head Gardener is employed and will manage the grounds with 2 Gardeners

You will be responsible for the security of the estate, maintaining household systems and dealing with contractors and suppliers and ensuring the smooth running of the household.


When they have a house full, extra staff can be employed to assist with maintaining the household.

As a Couple you should be good communicators, work together as a team and be flexible when the family are in residence. This role is suited for a Couple who have worked in a semi-formal home and have excelelnt organisational skills


Duties to Include:

  • High standard of cleaning throughout the property, laundry

  • Flower arranging

  • Plan menus (in conjunction with Principal)

  • Shop locally for fresh produce to use alongside the produce from the vegetable and fruit garden

  • Cook nutritious meals for family and guests

  • Greet family/guests upon arrival and ensure they have everything they need during their stay

  • Table setting

  • Wait at table and serve wine

  • Ensure stocks of wine and other beverages are correctly stored allowing for temperature changes

  • Supervise and assist with the heavy cleaning tasks, both inside and on the terraces around the pool

  • Pool care

  • Assist in the garden if required by the Head Gardener

  • Care of Swimming pool

  • Care of Estate Vehicles and Principal’s vehicles including Valeting and Fueling

  • Occasional driving

  • Ensure all household equipment including lighting and AV systems are in sound working order – thorough check to be carried out well in advance of family and guests arriving.

  • Carry our simple maintenance indoors and outdoors

  • Liaise with contractors/suppliers.

  • Unpacking and packing for Principal, family and guests if required

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

  • Maintain inventories of furnishings, wine, arts and collectibles

  • Ensure health, safety and hygiene standards are adhered to

  • To assist each other with duties as and when applicable

  • Keep accurate household records and record petty cash expenditure


The family have 2 French Bull Dogs who live at the house permantley so you will be responsible for looking after them.


Accommodation ~ Separate 2 bedroom flat - Not suitable for pets

Start Date ~ ASAP

Drivers ~ Both are required to drive

Salary ~ £60K gross


Responsible Consultant ~ Hannah Mckeown Job ID ~ 50644




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