LIVE-IN DOMESTIC COUPLE REQUIRED FOR ESTATE IN SCOTLAND – ASAP START

Role: Domestic Couple (Housekeeper/Cook & Houseman/Driver/Gardener)

Days/Hours: Full time

Location: Scotland, UK  

Salary: £500 – 550 net per week each  

Contract: Permanent

Start: ASAP

We are looking for a full-time live-in Domestic Couple to work for an UHNW family in Scotland, UK.

The Domestic Couple will be employed to work within a fully staffed estate, which is located in a village North of Edinburgh. The family reside at the estate for approximately 4 month per year, so there will be busier periods followed by down time when the family are abroad. The Principals spend time in London where the family office is located, occasional travel to the London properties may be required from time to time.

The Domestic Couple will be contracted to work 5 days per week, 9 hours per day but more hours will be required when the family are in residence. Flexibility is essential. You will be employed as a Housekeeper/Cook and Houseman/Driver/Gardener, working together to ensure the household runs smoothly, support the family, and maintain the interior and exterior of the property and grounds.

A separate one-bedroomed cottage is provided for the Domestic Couple’s sole use.

The family are seeking a Domestic Couple who are dedicated and experienced, with a flexible attitude and positive work ethic to join their household. Both individuals must posses a driving license, and have previous experience working together in a Domestic Couple position for a family or individual.

Interviewing now for an ASAP start.

Housekeeper/Cook Duties;

  • Greeting visitors to the property
  • Taking care of indoor plants
  • Preparing meals for the family
  • Grocery shopping
  • Packing and unpacking for travel
  • Housekeeping – cleaning all public and private areas
  • Deep cleaning of the family home
  • Organising the kitchen
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Polish woodwork and glass
  • Changing linen and towels in bedrooms
  • Empty bins and organize recycling
  • Running errands

Houseman/Gardener/Driver Duties;

  • Greeting visitors to the property
  • Gardening and exterior maintenance
  • House plant care
  • Interior maintenance
  • Housekeeping
  • Airport drop offs and collections
  • Driving the family to appointments/social engagements
  • Liaising with contractors
  • Running errands
  • Interior and exterior painting and specialist treatment of surfaces
  • Basic plumbing
  • Basic electrical maintenance
  • Taking care of pets

To be considered for this role you must;

  • Have a valid passport
  • Be eligible to work within the UK
  • Have 5+ years previous experience as a private household Domestic Couple
  • Have excellent contactable references
  • Possess (or be willing to get) an up to date DBS check
  • Possess a full clean UK driving license

To apply for the position please send your CV to info@poppylaneplacements.com. You can also reach the team on +44 (0) 2072439049.