Domestic Couple

Oxfordshire, Nr Banbury, Salary £50,000-£55,000 per annum

EHS #2580

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Our high profile clients, with a fully staffed household including a small team of Housekeepers, Chefs and Drivers, are now looking for a Domestic Couple to start ASAP.

House Manager (Job description)

Diary Management and Communication

  • Ensuring team has daily update on what lies ahead;
  • Ensuring family are kept up-to-date regularly with any issues and progress on getting issues resolved;
  • Planning ahead with a 2-week rota

First Point of Contact for all Visitors and Contractors

  • Meet and greet all visitors by providing a personal welcome;
  • Ensuring meeting spaces and the client facing areas are always presentable, and any faults or issues are reported in a timely manner and are dealt with ASAP;
  • Ensuring transportation is arranged for all guests as required

Ensure the House is appropriately Stocked

  • Carrying out periodic audits of household stock items;
  • Ensure each room is appropriately stocked;
  • Ordering all cleaning materials to enable the team to undertake their roles

Projects and House Maintenaince

  • Maintaining and updating household manuals;
  • Scheduling home maintenance and repair work, and supervising the project and any contractors on site;
  • Ensuring projects remain on track

Team Management

  • Supervision of other household staff such as Housekeepers, Private Chefs, Groundsmen;
  • Manage and maintain correct staffing levels at all times, planning for holidays and sicknesses;
  • Assisting housekeeping team with cleaning duties and overseeing their work to ensure house is maintained to the highest standards

Person specification

  • Must have private household experience
  • Must have managed a team
  • Must be willing to roll up their sleeves and get involved
  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of organisation to be able to manage complex schedules and keep all relevant parties updated
  • Applications from those from military backgrounds are warmly received


  • Clearing away the kitchen and breakfast room including cleaning oven and putting items into the dishwasher
  • Tidying and cleaning bathrooms, bedrooms and living areas
  • Check common areas on a daily basis to ensure clean and tidy
  • Polishing furniture items as required
  • Cleaning mirrors and removing fingerprints and smudges from windows
  • Emptying rooms of all rubbish and taking the rubbish bags to the back door for collection
  • Prepare rooms for guests' arrival, arrange for their luggage to be taken to rooms, correct adaptors in place, eg guest from US, US-UK plug adaptors to be in rooms
  • Prepare meeting rooms and ensure appropriately stocked (ie with water, tea/coffee)
  • Laundry carried out in timely manner - collecting clothes, washing and ironing all items
  • Arrange for dry cleaning to be sent and documented
  • Answering door in the absence of the House Manager
  • When required by House Manager or PAs, to be available to serve guests lunch/dinner/tea/coffee

Person specification

  • Experience cleaning private households or significant experience of cleaning in hotels or other such accommodation
  • Ability to work well on their own – self-motivated to get the job done
  • Sets high standards
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Gets on well with others and is a team player

Accommodation: Separate, self-contained apartment on the estate

Salary: £50,000-£55,000 gross per annum


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Domestic Couple

EHS #2580

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