The Role of a Domestic Couple
Domestic couples are employed to fulfil various roles within
a private home. They can run a home on their own (being the
sole staff employed), or form part of a larger team either
to manage or work alongside other staff.
The duties they can cover are many and varied - typical job
titles include but are not limited to those detailed below:
Gardener / Handyman and Housekeeper / Cook / Nanny
Chauffeur / Handyman and Housekeeper / Cook / Nanny
Butler / Chauffeur and Housekeeper / Cook
Butler / Chef and Housekeeper
Butler / Valet and Housekeeper
Obviously every household is different as is every couple.
We do our utmost to tailor our search so the right couple
is placed with the right family, taking into account personalities
as well as level of expertise in the duties required.
Points to consider
Couples are generally looking to commit to an employer
for an absolute minimum of two years, a large number state
they are looking for five to ten years.
Couples will however, need to have self-contained accommodation
provided by the employer. Some do have their own furniture,
whilst others may require a furnished property.
Couples generally like to take their annual leave together.
Salaries for couples can range widely from £550+ per
week net for an average Gardener / Handyman and Housekeeper
in the country, to around £1,500+ per week net for a
top Butler / Chauffeur and Housekeeper / Cook in Central
An average London based domestic couple will be looking at a salary of £650 and £850 per week net.