FILLED - Domestic Couple in Ireland

+ bonus, car, accommodation

Job Description


Job Vacancy: Domestic Couple
Location: West Wicklow, Ireland (50 mins from Dublin towards the Wicklow Mountains)
Position: Domestic Couple (Housekeeper /Manager + Groundsman/Estate Maintenance)
Hours: Full time, 5 days a week 9am – 5pm with flexibility if guests are staying.

Our friendly and welcoming client is looking for a dynamic, passionate and dedicated couple to run their beautiful equestrian estate in the Irish countryside. A 5-bed Georgian house with equestrian facilities set in 62 acres of paddocks, lawns, and gardens. It is located in a rural setting close to various small towns – so you must enjoy the country lifestyle and setting.

Roles and Responsibilities to include:

- Maintain the pristine condition of the home with high-level cleaning and presentation akin to a hotel standard.
- Attention to detail in tasks such as ironing, laundry, bed changing, and towel folding.
- Discretion and respect for privacy within the home.
- Keep inventories or household supplies ensuring a good level of stock at all times.

Keep the house clean to a high standard.  This includes polishing, vacuuming, washing, dusting and general cleaning.

Washing, ironing and maintaining the wardrobes of the two family members.

Window cleaning.

Making beds and changing linen.

Keeping the house neat and tidy at all times.

Maintain stock of logs for open fires, lay/light/clear when necessary.

- Care for silverware and fine furnishings.

- Dispose of all kitchen waste both organic and recycling.

- Clean and polish shoes.

Overseeing the dogs and occasional dog sitting.

High attention to detail.

Computer literate.


Groundsman/Estate Maintenance:
- Care for the grounds and gardens, including sweeping leaves, lawn maintenance, and watering (there is a garden service team on site fortnightly).
- Assisting with mucking out stables for the horses.
- Walking and caring for the family dog and looking after other animals on the estate when the owners are away.
- General estate maintenance including paddock checks, fencing, water supply management, and indoor arena upkeep.
- Basic vehicle upkeep and cleaning, occasional driving, and monitoring and setting the estate CCTV, alarm & security systems.
- Proactive approach to tasks and pride in maintaining the estate's high standards.
- Firewood maintenance and assisting with laying/clearing the fireplaces inside the home.

Candidate requirements:
- Pride in your work and a proactive attitude.
- Ability to work independently and take initiative without constant supervision.
- Genuine enjoyment and comfort around animals, particularly horses and dogs.
- Must enjoy a countryside setting and lifestyle.
- Previous experience in similar roles preferred.
- Discreet and respectful of privacy, with excellent boundaries.
- Flexibility to adjust schedules when hosting guests or traveling.
- DBS check and excellent references required.
- Driving licence
- You must have checkable references and a clear and recent DBS check.

Accommodation and Benefits:
- Accommodation provided in a charming 3-bedroom gatehouse on the estate which is semi furnished. Well-behaved pets accepted.
- Car provided for the couple to use with 100 euro fuel allowance a month
- Competitive combined salary of 80,000 Euros with discretionary yearly bonus. Overtime or time in lieu for extra hours worked.

*Please note we cannot guarantee a response to every application*



Celia Harmston Head of Private Households & Estates