Posted - 13 Nov 2021



Our clients are seeking an experienced Live-in Domestic Couple (Gardener & Housekeeper) to work at their beautiful, informal, rural private estate in Switzerland.


The Domestic couple are required to be flexible, trustworthy and loyal. The principals are seeking a couple who are looking to make a long-term commitment and should have previous proven longevity.


The principals usually spend the summer months at their home in Switzerland and the rest of the year in their other European residence.


The Gardener, who is required to have excellent gardening knowledge and experience will be required to work full time. The Housekeeper’s duties will be full time when the principals are in residence, but fewer hours required when the property is empty. During the quieter time, the Housekeeper will still be responsible for cleaning and maintaining the property, but it will not be full time.


The principal’s family stay at the residence for weekends throughout the year so preparation prior to arrival and clean-up after departure will be expected.


Gardener duties:

  • To have excellent knowledge and understanding of horticulture, especially roses
  • Responsible for mowing lawns, garden and patios/terrace around house
  • To maintain gardens and grounds to a high standard throughout the year
  • Vegetable and fruit cultivation experience
  • Green house servicing and maintenance
  • Mowing the lawns at the Chalet (20 min drive away)
  • Estate maintenance duties
  • Oversee security of the estate particularly when Principals are absent


Housekeeper duties:

  • Housekeeping
  • Vacuuming
  • Daily cleaning, dusting and polishing
  • Washing, Ironing and Laundry
  • Making Beds
  • Cleaning windows
  • Preparing for arrival/departure of Principal and guests
  • The same duties are required at the Chalet, which is not often used. Duties will be increased when Principals/Guests stay


Candidates’ requirements:

  • Understanding and speaking French is preferred for at least one of the couple
  • English speaking preferred
  • Flexibility in duties and hours worked are required to meet the Principals and guests’ schedules
  • Ability to work unsupervised and on own initiative
  • Excellent level of health and fitness and a positive disposition
  • Take pride in their work
  • Honest, loyal and hardworking
  • One of the couple to drive, a licence which allows you to use a trailer is required
  • No smokers
  • A (small) dog will be considered, no cats please
  • EU Passports required



A separate 2-bedroom apartment on the Estate, with kitchen/diner, living room and bathroom. Outside terrace which comes with privacy.
The accommodation provided will be at a monthly cost off 800 CHF (Swiss Francs) which will be deducted from the monthly salary. The rent includes all utilities, including WIFI.


Days/Hours of work:

  • Gardener – Full time: 42 hours per week, with 2 days off
  • Housekeeper – Part time (When the principals are in residence, 42 hours pw with 2 days off. The rest of the year, 12-16 hours pw.)
    Average of 21 hours per week, for the year.


Salary –CHF 80,000 - 85,000 gross per annum – dependent on experience and proven longevity.
800 CHF will be deducted from the monthly salary for the accommodation. The accommodation includes all utilities, including WIFI.

A car is provided for work purposes

Start Date: January-February 2022


Ref: EHS #4460


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