Live In Couple Job

Location UK
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £50,000-£55,000 GPA
Job Number  53179
Created 19 June 2019

Live in Couple Job, Oxfordshire


We have a lovely opportunity for an experienced couple to take care of a beautiful weekend residence in the heart of Oxfordshire. The family of 5 visit the household during weekends, school holidays and at Christmas as well as for long weekends, if they are not travelling abroad.



The ideal candidates must take pride in their work and enjoy working within a busy family environment. The property consists of 7 on-suite bedrooms, surrounded by 2 acres of land, to include a tennis court, swimming pool and small out buildings.


Duties to include


  • Housekeeping

  • Laundry, ironing and taking care of fine fabrics and delicate items

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

  • Flower arranging

  • Front of house

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

  • Table setting

  • Wait at table and serve wine

  • Ensure stocks of wine and other beverages are correctly stored

  • Plan menus (in conjunction with Principal)

  • Family cooking and the occasional dinner party ( up to 10 people)

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

  • Local errands and managing the household supplies

  • Occasional assistance with the 3 young children

  • Dealing with contractors

  • 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.

  • Maintenance of the interior and exterior of the property

  • Garden and lawn maintenance and swimming pool care.

  • Driving duties

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

  • Keep accurate household records and record petty cash expenditure

  • Security of the property

  • Possible animal care of the family dog




The ideal candidates must communicate well and speak fluent English and be confident with young children and the family dog. This is a relaxed household but kept to a high standard, and the couple need to manage their working week well, to ensure the smooth running of the property in preparation for when the family are in residence.


Working week: 5 days a week, days off to be Tuesday and Wednesday

Accommodation: 3 bedroom cottage with separate garden, small pets might be considered

Salary: £53 - £57k gross combined

Driving: Ideally both to drive (A car will be provided)


Job reference number: 53179

Responsible consultant: Nicola Forster

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