Hire a Domestic Couple - Live-in & Live-out Domestic Couples

Domestic Couples

Find an experienced, fully vetted Domestic Couple for your private residence with the help of our specialist recruitment service.

Domestic couple recruitment

The role of a Domestic Couple

Domestic Couples typically live on-site and are often hired for roles based in the countryside or overseas. Housekeeping, cooking, laundry, general gardening, household maintenance and driving duties are seen to by the couple. Additional gardening support would be required on larger estates or if you have areas such as larger kitchen gardens, extensive floral gardens or orchards.
A Domestic Couple is the ideal staff choice for clients who do not require a full team of household staff, but need assistance with interior and exterior tasks. Another benefit of hiring a Live-in Domestic Couple is the aspect of on-site security.

Gardeners & private estate maintenance staff

Hire a Domestic Couple - Client FAQs

What is the average salary for a Domestic Couple?

An appropriate salary for a Domestic Couple will ultimately depend on the skills and experience of your chosen candidates. However, you can expect an average annual wage of £70,000.00-£100,000.00+. Those with professional Chef experience will typically command a greater salary.

A suitable salary can be established once we have discussed your requirements in detail, along with any information regarding staff accommodation for Live-in positions.

The primary location of the role will also be a consideration when negotiating salary. Positions that are based overseas, within Central London or roles that require frequent travel may require a higher salary.

A link to our salary guide can be found here https://www.thestaffdirectory.com/help/private-staff-salary-guide/

What duties can a Domestic Couple perform?

The role of a Domestic Couple

An experienced Domestic Couple is responsible for the running of a private estate, including housekeeping, cooking, all general maintenance, driving and gardening. Only estates with extensive grounds, lakes, orchards, or conservation areas for wildlife will require an experienced Estate Manager and additional trained Groundsmen.

  • Housekeeping & laundry duties
  • Organising dry cleaning for delicate garments
  • Cooking – the style of food can vary from nutritious family meals, such as shepherds pie, casseroles, salads, soups, roasts, steaks, steamed fish etc, through to fine dining style dishes created by a professional Chef. Candidates who are registered with us as a Domestic Couple may have a Chef background within restaurants, onboard yachts or luxury chalets.
  • Maintenance – This includes general interior and exterior maintenance tasks. Some Domestic Couples possess qualifications and previous experience working with electrics, plumbing, gardening or construction trades.
  • Driving – A Domestic Couple can see to any required driving duties such as office, school or airport runs.
  • Shopping & errands – The Domestic Couple will see to all grocery shopping and errand running for the household.
  • Security – A Live-in Domestic Couple are an additional level of security, particularly when a household is not in residence. Having someone on-site in the absence of an employer can offer huge peace of mind while a household are travelling.
  • Pet care & Pet sitting – A Domestic Couple will typically be responsible for the care of household pets, such as dog walking and feeding. They also take care of any pets whilst a household is travelling.

What is the agency's candidate vetting process?

At The Staff Directory, we take great care with the acquisition, vetting and representation of our registered Domestic Couples.

We require all applicants to meet our high standards of due diligence before they can be introduced to our clients.

A high level of skill and experience is required before an applicant can register with us, and formal ID and employment references are checked in advance of any client introduction.

If you would like your chosen candidate to process a background check before starting in the role, this can be arranged for you free of charge.

Do The Staff Directory recruit Domestic Couples for roles outside of London?

The Staff Directory provide an all-encompassing list of private household staff, PAs and yacht crew for positions around the globe.

Our registered Domestic Couples are most frequently hired for roles based in the following areas:

  • Central London – areas such as Chelsea, Regents Park, Mayfair, Kensington, Hampstead, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Notting Hill and Holland Park
  • UK Counties – such as Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Cheshire and Surrey
  • Overseas – The majority of hires for Domestic Couples outside of the UK are for roles based in Russia, Ukraine, the Middle East, UAE, Switzerland and France

Where can I find further information on hiring a Domestic Couple?

We are on hand to assist with any questions regarding the hire of a Domestic Couple. Please call the agency at your convenience and our specialist recruiters will assist you.

Additional information including client FAQs, client help and a salary & payroll guide can be found here https://www.thestaffdirectory.com/help/clients-frequently-asked-questions/

The roles we recruit

Private Staff, PA & Crew Specialists

Butlers

Private Chefs

Nannies

Personal Assistants

Domestic Couples

Housekeepers

Chauffeurs

House Managers

Maternity Nurses

Security & CPOs

Estate Managers

Yacht Crew

Chalet Staff

Gardeners

Governess Tutors

Temporary Staff

Our recruitment process

Hiring a Domestic Couple

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We establish the details of the role

The first step to any Domestic Couple search is a run-through of the role by telephone, however, we are always available to attend an initial meeting in person if preferred. It gives us a welcome opportunity to introduce ourselves and view any candidate accommodation for Live-in positions.

2

Review your shortlist

Once we have a good understanding of your specifications and have confirmed your availability to host interviews, we will put together a shortlist of the most suitable Domestic Couple candidates. We appreciate that your time is valuable, therefore we filter through large volumes of applications, presenting only the most experienced and well-matched domestic couples for the role.

3

Hire with confidence

We ensure that all necessary due diligence is taken throughout the recruitment process.  The references of all candidates are verified and in addition, a free background check can be processed for any chosen candidate upon request. For your peace of mind, a free replacement guarantee is in place, providing a second candidate free of charge in the unlikely event of any issues.

Get in touch

Call us today to discuss your requirements for private staff and let our experienced recruiters find the perfect candidate for your household.

Call: +44 0203 669 7726
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