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Job Title :
Live-in Couple 
Job Category :
Posted :
3/19/2020 1:03:04 PM 
Company Name :
Forces Recruitment Services 
Location :
Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland 
Benefits :
£50,000 + Accommodation (joint between couple) 
Salary :
£50k per year + £50,000 + Accommodation (joint bet 
Security :
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


  • 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


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


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


  • 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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