Live-in Couple
Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
6d ago

Description :

A Live-in Couple is required for an early April start at an estate in Argyll. One person will be taken on as a Caretaker / Handyman covering the main house and grounds while the other person is a Housekeeper covering the private apartments and tending to the family when in residence.

It’s essential that the Live-in Couple is adaptable and flexible while also exercising privacy and discretion when it comes to the family and their guests.

It’s desirable that the Caretaker / Handyman have basic DIY skills and a knowledge of site security while the Housekeeper have knowledge of the care of care of antiques, art work and fine furnishings.

Applications from suitably experienced ex-military personnel (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy or Royal Marines) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities :


  • Some internal and external maintenance, repairs and painting etc.
  • Attending to fires, heating system and alarms
  • General site security - Taking appropriate action in the main building in the event of an emergency, fire / security officer
  • Some driving and light maintenance of vehicles
  • Routine inspections of buildings and grounds (carpark / tearoom / garden)
  • A good Health & Safety knowledge, including an ability to work safely at height
  • Winter / Spring cleaning
  • Occasional butler duties
  • Helping at Castle functions
  • Housekeeper

  • Maintaining private apartments in pristine condition at all times
  • Laundry pertaining to family and private side
  • Cleaning of silver & brasses
  • Care of antiques, art work and fine furnishings
  • Cleaning of two holiday cottages
  • Helping at Family and Castle events
  • Desirable Knowledge / Experience / Skills


  • Basic DIY skills
  • Knowledge of site security (emergency procedures, fire alarms, etc)
  • Basic vehicle maintenance
  • Housekeeper

  • Experience with care of antiques, art work and fine furnishings
  • Hours :

  • Wednesday to Sunday 08 : 00 to 17 : 00 (18 : 00 in busy summer months)
  • Benefits :

  • Accommodation rent free includes Council Tax, gas / electricity and phone bills
  • Christmas bonus
  • 22 + 10½ Bank Holidays (flexibility needed in busy summer months)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Overtime paid time in lieu
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