Domestic couples offer a huge variety of skills in various combinations:
- Housekeeper/Cook/Nanny & Gardener/Handyman/Driver,
- Estate Manager & House Manager
- House Management couple
- Housekeeper & Gardener
- Housekeeping couple
- Butler & Housekeeper/Cook
- Butler/Chef & Gardener
- Housekeeper & Chauffeur/Handyman
- Caretaker couples
We are well aware employers have differing requirements just as couples have differing skills to offer. There are many more couple combinations than listed above so please call to discuss your particular needs.
Considerations – the positives of employing domestic couples are considerable, but it’s worth noting that as a unit, couples will prefer to take their days off and holidays together. Additional staff cover may need to be arranged for this time. We can also help with this if required!
Domestic couples are a self-contained and flexible unit – couples working on their own in more remote locations are less likely to get lonely (as single staff may) as they have each other for company. This makes them the perfect solution for caretaking part time residences. They are generally looking for long-term live-in roles. Accommodation is usually provided, with all costs covered by the employer – although of course this is negotiable.
Salaries range widely from entry level /junior couples £600pw net/£36,900 pa gross (combined) to experienced, skilled couples working in formal homes in London or overseas who may command salaries around £1500pw net/£111k pa gross (combined). Typically, a good general Housekeeper/family cook & Gardener/Maintenance couple will be looking for £800-£900pw net/£53k gross- £61k gross pa (combined).
Please note that salaries quoted are for the couple combined – the salary will vary according to the hours/days required, level of skills sought and type of accommodation provided.
Please call us on 020 7101 4684 or contact us here to discuss your requirements.