Job #074 Live-in Domestic Couple for Bridle Path area Residence

Toronto • Ontario • Full-time • Generous salary based on experience • Medical Benefits provided • Live in

Seeking an experienced and professional Domestic Couple for a  large residence in Toronto’s Bridle Path area. The residence is occupied by two Principals. There are no children or pets living in the residence. This position is full-time, live-in with some weekend work. The live-in accommodations are very comfortable and private. Applicants must hold current status to legally work in Canada. They should have experience working in a luxury residence with fine surfaces and furnishings. They should be able to demonstrate longevity in successfully working together. The Couple will work alongside a houseman and two housekeepers. The position pays well for Couples with the right experience. Medical benefits are also offered. No travel required.

Position Title: Full-Time, Live-in Domestic Couple

Location: Toronto, Ontario (Bridle Path area)

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Domestic Couple's Responsibilities:
  • General management of the interior and exterior of a large luxury residence

  • Security consciousness, technical ability and good cooking skills are the three key Domestic Couple attributes sought by the employers

  • Always being vigilant of security and following all security protocols

  • Perform general housekeeping

  • Planning and preparation of family meals. The person should be a good cook ideally with a repertoire that includes French and Mediterranean cuisines.

  • Table setting and service

  • Perform general laundry and ironing (including ironing of bed linen)

  • Wardrobe management that includes seasonal wardrobe rotation

  • Management of dry-cleaning and ensuring all garments sent out are returned safely

  • Assistance with packing and unpacking of luggage

  • Proper detailing of the residence so that items are placed and positioned correctly 

  • Maintaining care of household valuables like art, furniture, china, crystal and other special collections according to established care protocols

  • One member of the couple should have knowledge of mechanical systems, smart home technology, be technically savvy and handy with basic items

  • Maintaining inventories of cleaning products, toiletries, and other provisions. Running errands or ordering to replenish stock.

  • Coordination and management of household vendors while practicing preventive maintenance

  • Cleaning and care of outdoor areas

  • Cleaning and organization of the garage

  • Management of garbage and recycling

  • Vehicle management to include taking vehicles in for detailing and service

  • Assisting in the management and execution of events. Caterers are called in for large events.

  • Secure answering of the telephone, taking accurate messages and delivering them to the appropriate party in a timely manner

  • Secure answering and opening of the gate for authorized parties

  • Other related or non-related duties as needed.

Skills and Aptitudes:
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working as a couple in a luxury residence. Consideration will be given to applicants who have worked individually in luxury homes, but wish to work as a couple.

  • Must have no criminal record and a clean driver’s abstract

  • Experience in the cleaning and care of fine surfaces and furnishings is key

  • Experience laundering fine clothing and linens

  • Good ironing skills

  • Both Couple Members’ ability to drive is an asset. One member must be able to drive.

  • Good English communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Should have technical knowledge in the areas of household mechanicals and smart home systems

  • Working knowledge of Office Suite programs is a definite asset

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • A proven ability to work with initiative

  • An understanding of how to deliver anticipatory service by observing the employers’ routines, likes and dislikes

  • The ability to work alone or as a team

  • The ability to act independently or with the employers’ direction

  • Must be discreet and maintain confidentiality at all times. Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement.

  • While the live-in accommodations are spacious, they are not sufficiently so for couples with children

  • The home is a smoke-free environment

  • No sponsorship will be considered. All applicants must hold current status to legally work in Canada.

  • Candidates should be physically fit given the size of the residence and number of stairs within it

  • While this is a friendly home, the successful candidate will understand professional boundaries

  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada

  • This is a smoke-free work environment


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