Live In Couple Job

Location Kent, South East England, UK
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £55,000-£60,000 GPA
Job Number  53232
Created 01 July 2019

A long standing client of Greycoat Lumleys is looking for an experienced dedicated couple to take care of a traditional 6 bedroom Mansion House situated near Canterbury in Kent, with its own private gardens including an outdoor pool.

This is a weekend/holiday home for the family who can also be in residence during school holidays and some festivals.

Cooking is very important for this role, the ideal couple must be confident and experienced with catering for family dinners, the occasional dinner party, formal lunches and seasonal events


  • Preparation of fresh, locally sourced, organic meals,( British and Mediterranean cuisine preferred )

  • General household errands and food shopping

  • Rotation of household supplies

  • Manage the petty cash, submitting weekly expenses

  • Hands on cleaning, laundry and ironing – including fine furnishing, antiques and fine art

  • Working along the housekeeper to ensure the property is ready for the families visit (Existing staff consist of a weekend Housekeeper working Wednesday – Sunday)

  • Houseman duties

  • Table service

  • Front of house, greeting guests

  • Wine knowledge and table etiquette

  • Caretaking duties

  • Security and maintenance

  • Taking care of the Pool house and pool area

  • Dealing with external contractors and park staff.

  • Chauffeur duties: driving members of the family or friends when required

  • Valet for the Principal’s cars and buggies

  • Provide cover when other staff take leave

  • Animal care


Days worked: normal days are Thursday to Monday inclusive; 40 hours per week. You will need to have a flexible approach to your working hours, with periods of intense activity and long hours followed by quieter periods.



Working week: Thursday – Monday

Salary: £50 - £60k

Accommodation: Basement apartment

Driving: Essential both candidates drive



Job reference number: 53232

Responsible consultant: Nicola Forster

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