Responsibilities may be very different from one household to another depending on the formality level and the employer’s lifestyle.

 

The Estate Couple

WHAT IS A ESTATE COUPLE?

Here’s a common description of this profession:

The Estate Couple is two individuals working as a team to managing the day
to day operation of a large or multiple private residences and ensuring
that the expected standards are maintained.

  • Typically administrative role.
  • Responsible for the running of the residences.
  • Management of the household staff.
  • Planning and coordinating private and social functions.
  • Report to the VP Finance or directly to the principal.

Salary range: $120,000 to $250,000+

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The House Couple

WHAT IS A HOUSE COUPLE?

Here’s a common description of this profession:

  • Commonly known as Household Couple.
  • Predominantly hands on role, with few administrative duties.
  • The couple offers a combination of services such as Butler &
    Housekeeper, Men-of-all-Work & Housekeeper or Butler & Private
    Chef.
  • Responsible for the overall maintenance and upkeep of a private
    residence.
  • Ensuring that standards maintained.
  • Supervise and manage the household staff.
  • Coordination with the contractors/vendors and supervision of their
    work.
  • May be in charge of planning social events
  • May involve childcare duties.
  • Pet care (e.g. feeding, bring to vet/groom, walking).
  • This role is typically live in.
  • Report to the Executive Assistant or directly to the principal.

Salary range: $90,000 to $140,000+

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