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Hire a Domestic Couple

Domestic couples provide an unparalleled level of dedication and loyalty to affluent families living in larger estates. You benefit from a reduced staff turnover as they usually reside within the property.

The couple can help and support each other and to divide the tasks between the two more efficiently. Depending on your requirements and the agreement with the couple, they will be able to assist you with gardening tasks, farm maintenance, security and help out as a personal driver even during out of business hours. They would be able to cover a wider array of tasks that would normally require dedicated staff, like housekeepers, nannies, chauffeurs or security staff.

By learning about our clients, HazeltonClive can truly understand what they want from a domestic couple and offer a bespoke service. Expect a shortlist of domestic couples tailored to your precise needs when choosing our private staffing services. You can be sure that no stone is left unturned when seeking your perfect domestic couple. And of course – the client always has the last say on who to hire!


The Domestic Couples We Can Help to Hire:

  • Nanny housekeeper, live-in couple, housekeeper cook, domestic couple, bilingual domestic couples, maids, cleaners, part-time couples, laundress, houseman couple, laundry manager, housekeeper cook/chef, security, chauffeur, gardener, nanny, etc.
  • Housekeeper & butler, Housekeeper & gardener team, housekeeper & chauffeur team, housekeeper & chef team
  • Nanny housekeeper & butler, housekeeper cook & gardener team, housekeeper nanny & chauffeur security team, housekeeper & chef team
  • We supply staff to homes in London, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hampshire, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and many other regions of the UK.
  • Multilingual domestic couples from the UK, Europe and further afield

Why Hire Domestic Couples in the UK?

  • Your family receives a greater level of loyalty and dedication
  • You benefit from a wider array of tasks, for example, gardening and pool maintenance or private driving tasks
  • Since most domestic couples are hired in a live-in position, you can benefit from out-of-hours help
  • Better task management and teamwork
  • Hiring a domestic couple reduces the risk of Covid infection. Read all the benefits here.


Added Peace of Mind!

Domestic couples work within your home and often with vulnerable peoples and children. This makes it essential that both individuals have been checked and vetted to work with these peoples. To accomplish this, HazeltonClive is meticulous with background and identity checks. This allows our UK staffing agency to ensure their family is always protected.

A Seamless Domestic Staff Hire Service

Potential domestic couple staff will:

  • Attend an interview with our consultants in the UK
  • Will compete with many other experienced domestic couples for the job
  • Need to sign an NDA and will only find out about employers if you request to interview them
  • Undergo a full UK or international background check, fully compliant with safety standards.
  • Be asked to provide employer references – and previous payslips.
  • Only be shortlisted based on bespoke needs and expectations laid bare by the client
  • Be made sure they are available for the whole of your planned employment
  • Only be considered with legal UK working rights.

Our Hiring Guarantee

To give clients the reassurance that we will find them domestic couples that match their exact needs, we back up our candidates by providing an up to 12-month guarantee, depending on the selected recruitment plan. If the domestic couple you hire is not meeting expectations or leaves the job early, we will replace the couple for you. You will never have to pay to have your domestic couple replaced within the first year.


Our staffing fee is only payable once you are happy with the candidates and have officially hired them. There are never any upfront costs to pay when choosing HazeltonClive as your household recruitment agency.


Permanent Placement Fees

You have four plans to choose from:

Ultimate Plan: 19.8% of the yearly gross salary / 12 months free replacement guarantee / No registration fee (Success fee, only) / Extended International DBS checks provided / The minimum fee that we charge is £1,990

Premium Plan: 15.8% of the yearly gross salary / 6 months free replacement guarantee / No registration fee (Success fee, only) / Extended International DBS checks provided / The minimum fee that we charge is £1,690

Standard Plan: 13.8% of the yearly gross salary / 3 months free replacement guarantee / You grant us exclusivity / No registration fee (Success fee, only) / Extended International DBS checks provided / The minimum fee that we charge is £1,490

Basic Plan: 12.8% of the yearly gross salary / No free replacement guarantee / You grant us exclusivity / No registration fee (Success fee, only) / Standard UK DBS Checks / The minimum fee that we charge is £990


How Much Do UK Domestic Couples Earn?

Some UK staffing agencies will not allow employers to negotiate the wage with domestic couples directly. We at HazeltonClive are different and make sure all of our own clients have free rein of salary negotiations. Most domestic couples are employed as live-in staff, meaning their salary is reflective of inclusive accommodation, utility bills and in some cases their meals.


The average domestic couple is paid £30,000 to £35,000 per member of the couple per annum.  Experienced live-in domestic couples can earn £40,000+ gross per individual each year or even more. As with any staffing position, these figures are benchmarks and can change based on skills and circumstances. Read more about what kind of families hire domestic couples.

Note that a domestic couple will be more cost-efficient than two different individual employees.

Hire a UK Domestic Couple Now!

Start Hiring Now! or call us now at +44 (0) 808-1641321 (toll free) or +44 (0) 20 8057 1444 and start hiring today!


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