Posted - 16 Jul 2018






An experienced domestic couple are required for house near Tetbury, Glos.


The family consists of 2 Principals and they have adult children who visit. There is a resident Chef.  Formalities regarding dress and communication with the Principals in this role must be upkept.  The working week is Thursday – Monday. The Principals, when using the house, are there from Friday – Sunday. Days off are Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  There is some entertaining, estimated at approximately once a month.  The successful Couple need to be experienced in private households, be accustomed to living in the countryside and who can work effectively together as a team, getting on with the job in hand. They will need to use their initiative and experience to trouble shoot any issues.


Hours: 40hrs per week plus flexibility when Principals are in residence

Salary: Circa £65k+

Start Date: ASAP

Interviewing: ASAP


Driver: At least one candidate must have a driving licence and be comfortable driving.

Special notes: A 2-bedroom cottage close to the main house, but not attached to it.

The cottage has a garden.


Responsibilities include, but not limited to:


Butler / handyman / houseman / Security

  • Heavy housekeeping such as changing light bulbs and cleaning chandeliers

  • Household maintenance

  • Serving formal dinners on occasion

  • Greeting formal guests

  • Driving the Principals when required

  • Butler duties i.e. looking after the male principle and taking care of his clothes/shoes



  • Laundry, ironing, cleaning

  • Care of fine furnishings

  • Wardrobe management, sewing

  • Other ad hoc duties, occasional light cooking but not essential




We receive a considerable amount of applications for every position and there is tough competition in the employment market.  In order to process your application as efficiently as possible, please note the following instructions when responding:

  • Detail your relevant experience in a cover letter and include this on an up to date CV
  • Quote your required salary
  • Let us know your availability for interview and when you could start
  • If you can forward references to us, these can only strengthen your application


The more information you can give us, the more we can demonstrate to the client that you are exactly what they are looking for and send your CV on quickly. 


Please note that these instructions apply to ALL candidates and applications that do not meet these criteria may not be considered.


Send your information to: ella@thearcadvisory.com

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