DOMESTIC COUPLE TEAMS
At Massey’s Agency we have been successfully recruiting household staff since 1845. Years of experience in this industry have taught us that successful placements come from listening to our clients and concentrating on meeting their needs. Domestic couple team positions generally fall into two categories.
In the first group, both members of the team carry out the majority of their work within the house and their duties may include any of the following: house manager, butler, valet, houseman, caretaker, family chauffeur, handyman, head housekeeper, housekeeper, cook, nanny. These domestic couple teams are generally found in London or in the more formal country households.
The second group generally has one member of the team spending a good deal of time outside the house - estate management, gardening (including landscaping projects), maintenance and family driving - as well as helping in the house with heavier tasks from time to time. The second member usually provides any combination of house management, cooking, childcare and housekeeping. These domestic couple teams are normally based in rural areas.
Of course some households do not fit comfortably into either of these groups. Perhaps requiring a qualified chef or others with specialist skills such as forestry management or security. Please refer to the Range of Staff and Job Descriptions pages on our website to see the job combinations available. Whatever your requirements, we pride ourselves on providing domestic couple teams equipped to give you a tailor-made service.
We require all our domestic couple teams to have a minimum of four years’ experience in a private household. All staff are personally interviewed by our experienced recruitment consultants and their recent references independently checked (the majority by telephone). We investigate the level and breadth of their skills, examine their qualifications and, in the case of gardeners and chefs, view photographs of their work.
Salary levels vary widely, depending on the level of responsibility, amount of foreign travel involved, hours worked and skills required. We maintain a watching brief on current market rates so that we are able to advise employers in the initial stages of the recruitment process.
Having discussed, in detail, your requirements and established a job description and couple profile, we search our extensive database. We are often able to send you CVs within hours of receiving an enquiry. However, as we are looking for not one but two “special people” with a particular combination of skills (and not always the most logical combination, at that), it sometimes takes a little longer. And, if we do not find the right domestic couple team, we will say so rather than wasting your valuable time by sending inappropriate candidates.
We at Massey’s Agency have the expertise and the candidates to meet your staffing needs and we look forward to working with you. Please call us now on 020 3033 0000 or e-mail mail@MasseysAgency.co.uk.