Job Details

Job Ref :
Job Title :
Live-in Caretaker 
Job Category :
Posted :
12/10/2017 09:34:24 
Company Name :
Forces Recruitment Services 
Location :
Buckinghamshire, England 
Benefits :
Salary :
£30k - 35k per year + benefits 
Security :
Description :

A live-in couple is required full-time to reside in a large private estate providing support and security for a high net-worth individual. You will also manage the maintenance of a collection of prestige cars, keeping them in good condition in line with their prescribed servicing schedules.

You must have experience in security, facilities management and the service industry, and above all be reliable, presentable, have excellent attention to detail, be energetic and hardworking with a desire to carry out all tasks to a consistently high standard. The successful candidate will be living in first-class, generous and high-quality accommodation on the premises.

The role requires significant commitment in terms of time, as well as the flexibility to adapt to the changing nature of the owners’ diaries, who spends extended periods overseas and therefore a 24/7 presence is required on the property.

Said high-end property provides great access to excellent walks, both on the estate and nearby. There is a mainline rail station under 10 minutes away, with regular trains to central London.

Applications from ex-military personnel (Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Marines) will be particularly relevant for this role and are strongly encouraged.


Main Duties:

The live-in couple will be responsible for the security and routine maintenance of the 15-bedroom house, its outlying dwellings and elements of the gardens and grounds.

Working as part of a wider team of domestic, secretarial and grounds staff, the live-in caretaker will routinely occupy the premises, so that it is not left unattended when the owner and other members of staff are off site. The private estate is used for the purposes of leisure and hosting friends and family, therefore discretion and sensitivity are essential.

During the day, the live-in couple will ensure that the property is kept to the existing very high standards of maintenance and will facilitate any servicing and repair as required. Out of hours, you will remain on the premises to provide a presence for security purposes and will respond to any ad-hoc situations as required (alarms, power cuts etc.).

The Successful Candidate

The successful candidate will be comfortable in the service environment, with a professional and committed approach. They will have excellent communication skills and a proven record of working well as part of a team. Strong organisational skills and a keen eye for detail are essential, as is the need to remain adaptable to the needs of the client.

Experience in security, facilities management and the service industry would be extremely useful.

Due to the nature of this role, the caretaker should be willing to work bank holidays, with time off in lieu.

Personal Specification & Requirements:


  • Must hold a current and in date UK driving license
  • Good communication skills
  • High standards of presentation
  • Strong record working within a team
  • Problem solving and use of initiative
  • Attention to detail
  • Comfortable with being on-site and on-call during evenings and weekends
  • Must have the ability to work effectively under pressure and be able to react to changing priorities
  • Due to the nature of the work, you must have no pets and/or dependants


  • Previous facilities/estate management experience
  • Experience working in the service industry with high net worth clientele

Salary:             £30,000 - £35,000(joint between couple)


- Pension Scheme

- High standard, generously-equipped and well-furnished accommodation offered on the premises, comprising a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a large open plan kitchen and living area

- Food and bills included

- High-speed internet included

- Sky television included

This job is no longer available for new applications.

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