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Domestic Couples

Responsible for managing the household’s inner workings as a well-oiled team, domestic couples work together to a provide full spectrum of domestic support for clients.


The domestic couple is most often a married couple, based on the employer’s property, and capable of responding to a range of your service needs. The responsibilities of the domestic couple can vary, depending upon a particular client’s unique requirements and needs.

The demand for domestic couples has always been strong but is now a rapidly growing segment of the housekeeping and property management staffing assignments. The duties of a household-dedicated housekeeper can now be expanded to include the additional care of an estate’s gardens and grounds by employing a domestic couple who can handle both jobs in a practical way with time-saving efficiency.

Some of the main skills domestic couples should be proficient in:

How they will help

Domestic couples are ideally positioned to accomplish a dual role. Traditionally, the male partner of a couple would perform more intensive manual tasks such as grounds-maintenance, pool maintenance, and general maintenance while the female partner would take care of housekeeping and interior duties. Together, they make one efficient team and even cover the demanding jobs of three to four members of your domestic staff. However, with changing roles in modern partnerships and also in modern households with increasingly varied needs, couples are an ideal multitasking division of labour in the form of a two-person team, who typically divide up their areas of expertise depending on their individual skills and talents.

Many butlers come to us with prior business and management training and areas as diverse as: table service, household cleaning, estate management, concierge services and hotel management, luxury lifestyle consulting and personal stylist training. Butlers are often career professionals who maintain membership in a variety of guilds and professional organisations, such as the International Guild of Professional Butlers. Some are graduates of ‘butling’ and house management schools in Europe.

Hire A Domestic Couple In London With Irving Scott

At Irving Scott, we comprehend the significance of a household that runs like clockwork, and thus, we are steadfast in providing our clients with the most professional and seasoned domestic workers/couples in the city of London. With many years of experience in the field, we have become the foremost agency for procuring a domestic couple.

Our team of professional recruiters will collaborate closely with you to comprehend your specific requirements and furnish you with the ideal professional couple for your household staff. Whether you require a domestic couple for daily household chores, the management of a grand estate, or for support during events, our professional domestic couples are capable of handling it all with poise and efficacy.

We bask in the glory of our stringent selection process, ensuring that only the most competent and trustworthy individuals are selected to be a part of our domestic staff. Our meticulously selected domestic partnerships possess the skills and experience necessary to manage your household with the utmost care, allowing you to have peace of mind knowing your home is in good hands.

At Irving Scott, we believe that your abode should be a representation of your impeccable taste and style, and our domestic couples are trained to uphold the highest standards of luxury and elegance. With us, you can rest assured that your household will be run with the same exactitude and professionalism as the finest five-star establishments.

Why should I hire a domestic couple in London?

There are several reasons why you should consider hiring a domestic couple in London:

Comprehensive Household Management: Domestic couples bring a wealth of experience in managing a household, allowing for a comprehensive and efficient management of all household tasks. Personalised Services: Domestic couples are highly skilled and work exclusively for one household, providing personalised and customised service tailored to specific needs and preferences.

Increased Productivity: With the assistance of a couple, one will have more time to focus on work, hobbies, and other interests, increasing overall productivity.

Expertise in Various Household Tasks: Domestic couples have a wide range of skills, including cooking, cleaning, laundry, gardening, and more, making them equipped to handle various household tasks.

Peace of Mind: Hiring a couple brings peace of mind, knowing that the household is in good hands, and one can relax and enjoy leisure time.

Cost-Effective Solution: Hiring a couple can be a more cost-efficient option in comparison to hiring multiple employees for private household tasks.

High-Quality Service: With a commitment to providing high-quality service, domestic couples are trained to maintain the highest standards of luxury and elegance, ensuring the home is always at its best.

Questions? You’re covered.

A Domestic Couple is typically a married couple, but they can also be close friends who work together as a team. For this reason, the nature of the relationship can be relevant in terms of the accommodation on offer. 

In a Domestic Couple, one party will typically work as Housekeeper/Chef whilst the other will take on the external duties; maintenance, gardener and chauffeur - but the roles include a combination of duties.

A strong relationship, and the ability to work well as a team. Domestic Couples are adaptable and adjust to the principal's needs.

Typically in return for a slightly lower salary than that of two separate employees, Domestic Couples are granted the use of on-site accommodation, often a smaller house nearby the principal's residence or living quarters within the residence. Ideally, in this case, it should have a separate entrance for staff.

It’s essential that you trial a domestic couple before taking them on a permanent basis. This can last from days to weeks. It’s a good way to see that the couple is a good fit for the household. Expect to cover their expenses and compensate them for their time during the trial.

You should be clear about what is expected, although these roles are often ever-evolving.

Yes, Irving Scott does conduct DBS (Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)) checks on individuals coming to us for domestic couple jobs or the ones we shortlist. The agency is committed to ensuring the safety and peace of mind of its clients when it comes to hiring domestic couples. Irving Scott conducts thorough screening and background checks on all of its candidates to ensure that only the most trustworthy and reliable individuals are selected to be a part of their domestic staff. We do this for other services as well, such as house managers, private chefs, private drivers, nanny housekeeper, laundress, and others.

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