Hire a Houseman - Live-in & Live-out Houseman

Houseman

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

Houseman recruitment

The role of a Houseman

A Houseman is a hands-on member of domestic staff and can cover a very broad remit. In essence, they are a capable pair of hands and are generally extremely adaptable.
They assist with duties both indoors and outdoors and often possess a variety of practical skills. Some may be skilled with plumbing, maintenance, gardening or electricals and others may have significant driving or service experience.

For smaller staff setups, a houseman with the right level of experience and/or training could also take on light household management duties.

A Houseman can be hired individually or as part of a Domestic Couple.

Hire a Houseman - Client FAQs

What is the average salary for a Houseman?

The salary of a Houseman will ultimately depend on their level of specific training and work experience. However, you can expect an average annual wage of £38,000.00-£45,000.00 for full-time Houseman 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 Houseman perform?

The role of a Houseman

Houseman are often hired as individuals, however, on many occasions, they will work alongside their partner as a Domestic Couple. In these situations, the running of an entire estate will be seen to by the couple, including housekeeping, cooking, all 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.

A Houseman can Live-in (accommodation is typically offered on-site), or they can Live-out (which would require a candidate based within 1-hour of the property).

  • Sweeping leaves and clearing entrance areas
  • Welcoming guests, answering the door etc
  • Driving, shopping and errand running
  • Car valeting and arranging servicing and MOTs.
  • Assisting with gardening projects/mowing lawns/maintaining small kitchen gardens and harvesting produce
  • Household maintenance and DIY tasks (candidates may have plumbing, construction, or electrical qualifications)
  • Assisting with table service during any formal entertaining
  • Assisting with housekeeping and cleaning of sheds, garages etc
  • Maintaining outdoor furniture and equipment (BBQ’s, lawnmowers etc)

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 Housemen.

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 Housemen 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 Housemen 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 Butlers & Housemen 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 Houseman?

We are on hand to assist with any questions regarding the hire of a Houseman. 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

Estate Managers

Yacht Crew

Chalet Staff

Gardeners

Governess Tutors

Temporary Staff

Our recruitment process

Hire a Houseman

1

We establish the details of the role

The first step to any household staff 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 candidates. We appreciate that your time is valuable, therefore we filter through large volumes of applications, presenting only the most experienced and well-matched Housemen 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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