Domestic Couples for the Private Household

Domestic Couples

The Lady is proud to provide the highest calibre of Domestic Couples to households across the UK and internationally. Each of our Couples are responsible for managing a range of tasks and duties in their selected households which exactly match their skills set and experience. We take great care to match each Couple to our client’s needs and our team of professionals follow a robust and trusted recruitment process to ensure that the perfect combination and shared rapport is found for both client and candidates alike. Our team are adept at dealing with high-net worth and celebrity clients and will be completely confident in matching client and candidate. 

Some Domestic Couples will be trained in their particular field of interest such as a chef/cook or housekeeper or gardener. It is really helpful for your recruiter and potential employer to know if you or your partner have any particular skills or experience that might help secure the position, such as experience with antique wood, or qualifications in childcare. Often married and looking for a long-term commitment which includes accommodation, Domestic Couples who are professionally trained in specifics will be in high demand for those houses requiring the full household live-in support. 

Historically, the male partner in the Domestic Couple takes on the more physically demanding areas of labour and the female is responsible for the household domestic duties, some babysitting and running errands, but obviously each duty will be naturally distributed according to each candidate’s abilities and skills and the particular requirements of the family, house and its grounds. 


The duties can include but are not exclusive to the following:

  • Daily housekeeping and laundry duties
  • Some light cleaning and wardrobe management 
  • Property maintenance, some gardening and grounds / estate care
  • Household tasks / errands 
  • Driving – collecting guests or running driven errands
  • Cooking – varied or particular skills in cuisine is an asset
  • Pet sitting, dog walking 
  • Staff supervision
  • Some weekend house supervision
  • Security – understanding and managing alarm systems and ensuring all systems are working and maintained 

Personal attributes include:

  • Flexible, team player
  • Positive, can-do approach
  • Motivated and able to demonstrate initiative 
  • Sense of humour and good natured
  • Honest and reliable
  • Discreet

Salary expectations

An average salary is around £50,000 per annum for a Domestic Couple with relevant experience, where they live-in, full-time on a permanent position.  


Please contact our recruitment team by clicking here for any further information or calling us on 020 3857 9945