Daily Chef with travel - Swiss Cottage, London

British family seeking a Private Chef, who will also travel between their yacht and property in the South of France, 6 weeks of the year.

Duties consist of sourcing all food supplies, monitoring stock levels, cooking all lunches, dinners, snacks and occasional breakfasts as required (including meals for household staff / 4 persons), as well as shopping, organising dinner parties and catering for Family flights. 

In addition, setting up kitchens and employing additional staff to help in busier periods.  And, train staff on board yacht, to prepare food to the standard of which the family expect, in the absence of the Private Chef.

Other duties include handling supplier accounts and writing menus on a daily basis. You will have extensive knowledge and recipe base for specific dietary requirements, most notably a macrobiotic diet that (or at least basic knowledge on).

Types of food: Plant based / Mediterranean  / Asian fusion  / English. The family only eat produce and ingredients of the highest freshest quality. Wild Fish and Free Range grass fed animals where possible. Organic is paramount.

Must have private service experience, longevity in previous roles, and checkable references, and DBS. Hours: Monday - Friday 11am-9pm / Travel: to be flexible / £55k - £60k gross pa DOE, plus pension  / Start end August. Please only apply if you are already based in London and available - will not consider applicants who are overseas. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

 

Live In Housekeeper - Potters Bar, Hertfordshire

This lovely, down to earth British family with 2 school age children, are seeking an active and experienced, family orientated Housekeeper to join their household. You will present with at least 5 – 10 years solid experience in housekeeping, and be child and dog friendly (one small family adorable Puggle).

Your duties will be to ensure the day to day running of this home, cleaning, laundry and ironing, some shopping and errands, occasional babysit on the odd night here and there, and light family cooking would be a plus, but not a deal-breaker. As this is a large family home, the house can be busy at times therefore you will be fit and pro-active, and able to multi-task. Mum is at home during the day tending to the children, school runs etc. No holiday travel with the family required.

The property is in a lovely location and village near Potters Bar, and is just 14 minutes fast train journey to Kings Cross from Potters Bar Overland Train Station. This role would suit an individual wanting to fit into a happy home, great family and ideally seeking a long term position.  Self-contained fully furnished accommodation provided, with 1 bedroom flat, separate kitchen, dinner and living room.  Driving licence required and DBS (or happy to undertake).  Monday to Friday, and the occasional Saturday evening babysitting. Salary up to £26,000 gross pa DOE. Start asap.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Live In Nanny - Belgravia, London

Our client is seeking a live in Nanny for boy aged 12 months old. For the last year the boy has had a Maternity Nurse, and is fully in a routine. For cultural reasons, the client would like an Asian female candidate.

You will have vast experience working with babies and toddlers, and not mind sleeping in the same room for the first month or so, in order for the boy to get used to new person. He is well trained and sleeps through the night however.

The duties include:-

  • Working alongside mother, as this is not sole charge at all, but must listen and take instruction and be confident and calm
  • Tending to all his needs changing nappies, topping/tailing, bathing, preparing milk, snacks, weaning helping with teething, playing taking for walks and to clubs
  • Cleaning nursery looking after his toys
  • Laundering his clothes and care of his wardrobe

This is a Formal household, and you will be working alongside another Asian nanny of two other children, and other staff in the house (4 in total).

Ideally seeking a Nanny to work 5.5 day week. The Nanny must hold a UK or EU passport, and be happy to travel with the family. Uniform provided and all staff meals. Own fully furnished bedroom. Salary DOE. Start ASAP. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Landscape Installation Supervisor - Nevis, West Indies, Carribean

Private Garden and Estate Development Role. Candidates are sought for an exciting and rewarding, permanent leadership position as a Landscape Installation Supervisor of a large private estate in the Caribbean.  Renowned architects and designers have created an impressive, sprawling landscape for this historic property, demanding a highly effective and focused supervisor to bring it to life.

This individual will work along with Land Manager and the horticulture team to execute the overall landscaping and horticultural demands of the project.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate and coordinate communication with the entire project team, including: overall site manager, foreman, landscape design team, architect, specialists, and engineers.
  • Coordinate the execution of the design intentions to landscape installation and garden teams.
  • Provide project management planning of machinery and resources effectively to meet desired deadlines based on priorities dictated by client and project team.
  • Ensure design intent instructions are followed exactly with the highest possible standards.
  • Report regularly to project management team and client on project progress, budget, and deadlines.

Entry Requirements:

  • Experience with high end landscape project management, preferably in a tropical environment.  Including: interpreting plans, supervising site work for both soft and hardscape components at a very high standard
  • Education in landscape architecture or management is highly desirable
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Exceptional level of professionalism and attention to detail
  • Ability to work with the team in field on the project and oversee implementation in a hands-on manner to meet project deadlines
  • Ability to identify and resolve potential issues with the build as it proceeds and inform involved parties effectively
  • Knowledge of traditional and contemporary landscaping techniques and materials is advantageous
  • Experience working in the Caribbean is preferred but not essential
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD, GIS, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp and other Project Management software is desirable.

Excellent salary DOE, medical benefits, relocation expenses. Accommodation - Self-contained, all bills found. Must have current DBS or police check, or willing to undertake, and hold a clean driving licence. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

 

Under Butler - Central London

The role of under butler will provide an incredible job opportunity for someone who is starting out in their career, who is looking to enter a formal household and wants to learn how the finest home operate. This role will provide a structured work environment and the chance to work alongside an established team of service orientated professionals. 

The Under Butlers are expected to support the Butler team with a wide range of operationally essential tasks. All Under Butlers are expected to work in partnership with the estate team to provide the highest level of operational service and performance. You will be working in a busy estate where the ability to think on your feet is expected and to follow instructions.

Candidates must be willing to learn new skills and enhance current knowledge. There will be a need to attend all training courses as and when required.

This Job Description cannot be considered exhaustive due to the requirements of the Principals and business. Therefore, the job holder may be required from time to time to carry out other tasks as requested by the Management.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Front of House service, meeting and greeting guests.
  • Table, bar and pool service.
  • Laying up and clearing of meal service.
  • All types of service required including butler, silver and tray service.
  • Cleaning and restocking of bars, coffee, tea and water points as required.
  • Specialist cleaning techniques and polishing of china and silverware.
  • Maintaining general cleanliness in pantry areas, stock rooms, service areas e.g. Garden Pavilions.
  • Conservation and care of silver, gilt and crystal items.
  • Stock taking and inventories including china, silverware, crystal, cigars, wines and spirits.
  • Cellar management of fine wine, spirits and cigars.
  • Responsible for stock rotation.
  • Acceptance and movement of deliveries.
  • Furniture and room adjustments to Principal’s and guest’s preference as required.
  • Coordinating luggage delivery and collection from rooms.
  • Valeting duties to include packing and unpacking.
  • Operate in a Spa environment.
  • Recording and relaying messages.
  • Flexible with working hours and adaptable to change which might include weekends and bank holidays at short notice. Time will be given in lieu when overtime is worked.
  • Critical eye for detail.
  • Ability to work efficiently independently or as within the wider team.
  • To carry out any other duties that may be reasonably requested by the Head Butler or member of the senior management team.
  • Any other duties required to support the estate operation.

Entry Requirements

  • Total discretion and the ability to provide exceptional service without being intrusive.
  • Highest standards of personal grooming.
  • Good written and spoken English skills are required.
  • At least 2 years previous butler experience or trained at an accredited butler academy.
  • Additional language skills would be helpful.
  • Proficiency in excel and word would also be helpful.
  • Current DBS or willing to undertake

Salary Package:

  • 45 hours per week
  • Overtime taken in lieu
  • 20 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Salary £26,000 to £28,000 per annum

Interviews now.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

 

 

Live In Housekeeper/Nanny – Marylebone, London

Our international clients, who live in a contemporary, recently modernized, 6-storey townhouse in Marylebone, are seeking a professional, full-time, live-in housekeeper/nanny, who can offer flexibility with hours and duties. In return, for a lovely work environment, self-contained bedroom ensuite bathroom and kitchenette, and a generous salary and perks.

The client ideally is seeking someone that can offer:

  • 50 hours per week, plus have flexibility for babysitting and some extra hours on weekends (paid as overtime)
  • An individual to work a few more hours during school holidays, and be available to travel, potentially 3x a year, to help on family holidays (which are generally not longer than 2 weeks at a time)

Mum is very hands-on and takes responsibility for the majority of childcare duties, for the 2 children, aged 2 and 5 years old, which includes: managing school runs, meal times, activities & homework. A daily housekeeper cook is also employed, so there are no cooking duties required.

When the parents travel abroad, one of the grandparents will come to look after the children – so there is almost never any sole parenting responsibility

The main responsibilities of the housekeeper / nanny will be to:

  • Work 5 days a week, offering extra ad-hoc hours at weekends and while travelling abroad
  • Manage all general housekeeping, cleaning & laundry etc
  • Manage spring and autumn cleaning
  • Manage the laundry which is sent out / ensuring appropriate items are sent to the dry-cleaners and picked up promptly when ready
  • Keep the house organized and neatly presented at all times, this includes special attention to store cupboards
  • Maintain proper store of cleaning materials
  • Help with grocery shopping as required
  • Keep wardrobes neatly organized
  • Help with packing and unpacking for trips abroad
  • Offering mum help with the children as and when required
  • Some baby-sitting duties if the parents are both out
  • To travel with the family on family holidays (generally not more than 6 weeks a year).

Candidates must:

  • Have excellent level of spoken English
  • Have a DBS check in place or be willing for us to organise this.
  • Additional paediatric qualifications would be considered an advantage, example: child first aid.
  • Offer excellent checkable references.

Salary £500 – £650 per week net DOE, in return for full flexibility. Statutory holiday allowance. Weekly food allowance provided. Self-contained accommodation provided on the lower ground floor of the client’s home. All subsistence covered while travelling (travel/hotel/meals etc). Candidates do not need to drive. Start ASAP. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

 

Garden Labourer - Highgate, London

Our client is seeking a Garden Labourer to work alongside the garden team, ensuring the gardens and outside areas are always presented to the highest standard, in the most efficient manner possible, allowing the gardens to be enjoyed by the clients, their family and guests.

This Job Description cannot be exhaustive due to the requirements of the Principals and business. Therefore, the job holder may be required from time to time to carry out other tasks as requested by the Management.

This is a demanding and high-pressure role supporting the running of a private estate at the highest level. This role would best suit someone who is willing to learn and develop.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • A ‘can-do’ attitude, including a willingness to work flexibly and to support the wider organisation and its goals.
  • Excellent attention to details.
  • Assist in planting and maintaining a wide variety of plants and shrubs.
  • Apply manures and mulches.
  • Maintain garden paths in a clean and safe condition – including pressure washing, weeding and grooming. Application of algicides where appropriate.
  • Use, and be responsible for the safe operation of all hand tools and machinery within the gardens, ensuring that safe working practices and all health and safety regulations are observed at all times.
  • Assist in the maintenance of all the garden water features to ensure adequate flow, presentation and cleaning.
  • Clearing all garden debris and composting of garden waste.
  • To ensure all workshop and plant areas are maintained in an immaculate condition, adopting a clean as you go attitude
  • Ensuring that the uniform standard is maintained, clean and in an excellent condition
  • Maintain effective communication within the department and ensure that the Management are kept informed of any problems or queries that have arisen
  • To greet and maintain an excellent working relationship with colleagues
  • Ability to work efficiently on an independent basis as well as within a wider team
  • The ability to work flexibly and under pressure – sometimes with limited notice to cover periods of high intensity.
  • To carry out any other duties that may be reasonably requested by the Head Gardener or member of the senior management team

Health & Safety

  • To ensure that all work undertaken is done so in a safe manner and in accordance with relevant approved codes of practice
  • To wear appropriate protective clothing provided by or recommended by the Company.
  • To be aware of and comply with safe working practices as laid down under the Health and Safety Acts as applicable to your place of work. This will include your awareness of any specific hazards at your work place.
  • To ensure that any accidents to staff, guests or visitors are reported in accordance with correct procedures.
  • To be fully conversant with the risk assessments for your department
  • To comply with all Health & Safety regulation including fire safety procedures to ensure the safety of yourself, staff, contractors and Principals.

Qualifications, Education Requirements and preferred Skills & Training:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role in a private household, or with landscaping contractor
  • Good written and spoken English skills.
  • Previous professional gardening experience gained in a large garden or gardens.
  • A passion for horticulture
  • Willing to learn new skills and enhance current knowledge.
  • Training courses are provided as and when required.
  • The ongoing training and investment in this person is a reflection of the value placed on the staff by the Principals.

Salary £22 – £24,000 gross pa, Uniform provided and freshly cooked meals provided while on duty. DBS required and/or happy to obtain. Interviews now. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

2 x Housekeeping Assistants - Central London

The role of housekeeping assistant will provide a wonderful opportunity for someone who is starting out in their career, who is looking to enter a formal household and who wants to learn how the finest households operate. This role will provide a structured work environment, and structured hours along with the opportunity to work alongside an established team of service orientated professionals. 

The Housekeeping Assistants are expected to support the Housekeeping Team with a wide range of operationally essential tasks. All Housekeeping Assistants are expected to work in partnership with the estate team to provide the highest level of service and performance.

Candidates will be working in a busy property, where the ability to think on your feet is important and the need to follow instructions correctly is essential. Total discretion is required by the Principals at all time.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Total discretion and the ability to provide exceptional service without being intrusive.
  • Front of House duties to include cloakroom, meeting, greeting and directing guests.
  • Cleaning, maintaining and presenting all rooms to the highest standard.
  • Care of bedroom suites, changing beds and replenishing linen.
  • Undertake personal maid duties for guests to include caring for clothes, running baths, dressing and calling trays.
  • Able to work within a high-end finish environment.
  • Care and conservation of antiques, artwork, fine fabrics and finishes.
  • Ability to operate the latest house systems.
  • Servicing external guest areas.
  • Maintaining general cleanliness in service areas and stock rooms.
  • Responsible for stock rotation.
  • Acceptance and movement of deliveries.
  • Furniture and room adjustments to Principal’s and guest’s preference as required.
  • Maid duties to include packing, unpacking and wardrobe management.
  • Operate in a Spa environment.
  • Must be able to work in all areas of the laundry including washing, sorting, pressing, spot cleaning, and dry-cleaning awareness.
  • Maintaining the highest standards of hygiene throughout the house.
  • Flexible with working hours and adaptable to change which might include weekends and bank holidays at short notice. Time will be given in lieu when overtime is worked.
  • Highest standards of personal grooming.
  • Critical eye for detail.
  • Ability to work efficiently independently or as within the wider team.
  • To carry out any other duties that may be reasonably requested by the Head Housekeeper, Housekeeping Supervisor or member of the senior management team.
  • Any other duties required to support the estate operation.

Qualifications, Education Requirements and Training:

  • Previous housekeeping experience of at least 2 years
  • Good spoken English skills
  • To attend all training courses as and when required.
  • Willing to learn new skills and enhance current knowledge

Salary - £23 - £25,000 gross pa DOE, uniform provided. Interviews now. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

ARABIC FEMALE Companion - UAE + travel

Our lovely client, who lives in The UAE, is looking for a female Companion (due to cultural reasons).Candidates must have a generous, warm and friendly personality, a naturally nurturing and protective instinct and show they are vocational in their approach to  work. They must also be free to travel freely to suit the schedule of the client, and for cultural reasons, candidates must be female and offer fluency in Arabic with excellent spoken English - some French would offer a small advantage!

The primary responsibilities of the companion will be to manage the client's home, which includes: anything and everything to do with the property, from giving instructions to household staff, managing contractors and service providers, and to providing overview for household budgets, petty-cash and the general expenses of household.

There will also be the occasional need to organise small events including family parties and celebrations which are hosted by the Principal.

NOTE: The Principal sometimes travels with her extended family, including children nd grandchildren, so candidates with a loving and child friendly character will be important.

Ideally, candidates will offer work and life experience gathered in all of the following areas. Candidates will have previously been employed in managerial hospitality roles in:

  • Deluxe hotels or resorts and/or,
  • Royal or Ambassadorial Households or respected Private Estates, and/or,
  • Luxury Private Yachts and/or,
  • Luxury Cruise Liners and/or,
  • Butler/Concierge or Lifestyle positions.
  • Candidates will show they have the ability to oversee domestic staff management matters, including: reconciling schedules, overtime, holidays and days off.
  • Candidates will offer proven project management experience, showing they would be capable of managing and supervising small house remodelling schemes, construction and/or interior design projects.
  • Candidates will be able to orchestrate travel and hotel reservations while showing they understand the travel protocols required when accompanying the client and her family abroad.
  • Candidates will have a suitable level of Gulf experience.
  • Candidates will show they can work seamlessly with a predominantly Asian workforce

Entry Requirements: 

  • Some super yacht experience could be beneficial
  • Some vehicle management experience could be beneficial
  • Some kitchen and Food Hygiene and Food Safety experience could be beneficial
  • Some safety/first aid/security management experience could be beneficial
  • Some wardrobe and clothes management could be beneficial

Must 10 to 15 years experience with proven longevity and checkable references. Whilst in the UAE, Self Contained Accommodation is provided in the grounds of the Principals' property and within Hotels when travelling therefore this role is suitable only for single applicants. Tax free Salary $40,000 USD + very generous benefits. Work permit organised by client. Must have DBS or Police Check (or willing to undertake). Start ASAP.   Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Part Time Permanent Housekeeper - Hampstead, London

Our client is seeking a long term permanent Housekeeper, to work 20 to 25 hours per week - mornings or afternoons - can be flexible.

Property newly refurbished to a high standard, with lots of fine furnishings. Must be meticulous at cleaning, and enjoy laundry and be especially good at ironing. 2 floors, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. 2 teenage children and no pets. No childcare but must be child friendly.

Salary £12 - £14 nett per hour DOE. Must have proven experience and longevity in previous roles. Will require a DBS and be prepared to undertake. Interviewing now.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Live In Couple (HK/Gardener) - West Horsley, Surrey

- £60This lovely rural property requires the services of an experienced Housekeeper with childcare experience, and Handyman, Driver, Gardener, to manage this 7 bedroom home, across 2 floors. This is a family home with two adults and two children aged 4 years old.

She will clean to a high standard, do the household and food shopping, booking appointments for family, book and overseeing contractors, deal with maintenance staff and gardener, co-ordinate dry cleaning, organise principals wardrobe and shoes plus basic clothing repairs. There is a cleaner who comes in one day a week to assist.

Essentially this is a 50 hour week with a large degree of flexibility to cover childcare needs. There will be at least one overnight child cover needed per week (normally midweek), in which housekeeper will be required to pick children up from school and drop them off the next day (can drive or walk to school), help with school bags etc. And on average one weekend per month of childcare. Also cook occasional meals for the children. Rest of time, mum is hands on and looks after the children.

He should be a keen gardener with a good knowledge of horticulture. Mainly in charge of garden with some general maintenance duties around the house. There is an additional Gardener once a week. Must have a full clean driving license for chauffeur duties, driving a Range Rover.

There a 2 bed cottage with bathroom, kitchen and living area attached to the main house. However, this is one of the barns is currently being converted into staff accommodation. This newly converted building is at the boundary of the property and will be known as the gatehouse. It will consist of two bedrooms, kitchen and large open plan living area plus its own garden. It should be finished any day now.

Couples must be non smokers, have checkable references, clean driving licence, and happy to both undergo a DBS/Police Check. Salary £50- £60k gross pa DOE. Start early September. Interviews now. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Live In Nanny - between Woking/Guildford - Surrey, UK

This young family is seeking a Live In Nanny to care for their 4 month old son. The parents work from home, but would like this Nanny to offer mostly sole charge, whilst they work. Baby is bottle fed, routines in place, so a Nanny that can continue the work so far, and offer any other routines required, cook baby food, laundry and offer the odd tidy up around the house if baby sleeping. 

Would like a Nanny who drives and/or willing to learn as a driving licence will be useful.  Some travel to Europe, namely The Netherlands to visit family, therefore a UK/EU passport required. You will have proven longevity in previous roles working with newborns, and ideally childcare qualifications.

5 days per week, plus 2 nights babysitting. Accommodation an annex with separate entrance, one bedroom/ensuite and kitchenette. Salary £600 npwk DOE. Must have DBS or willing to undertake. Interviews now. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Norland Nanny - Istanbul, Turkey

A VIP family with 3 children, boys aged 3 and 7 and 10 months old baby girl, is looking for a Norland nanny. Baby has local nanny and the main responsibility will be the boys. The nanny has to be a native English speaker. No driver needed. Fully staffed household.

Beautiful accommodation in central Istanbul will be provided, separate bedroom and bathroom in a huge villa. Working Days: 5-1/2 or 6 full working days per week (to be discussed with the client). Occasional travelling with the family will be requested during school holidays.

Start: ASAP. Salary £1,000+/week. Interviewing now. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily Housekeeper - Hampshire, UK

Our client is seeking an experienced and discreet housekeeper to run the household with precision, attention to detail and care. The Principal is moving his family to Hampshire to be closer to the grandchildren, and the Family are therefore looking for a local housekeeper to join the team.

The property is currently being renovated and due for completion end of the summer therefore a September start. However, the family are willing to look at people seeking work earlier, as the family have homes elsewhere they may ask you to help out at beforehand, to ensure you get to know the way they like things run.

The property is a 7 bedroom main house with an adjoining annex for grandparents, and a residential stable block with 17 Acres of grounds, which include landscaped gardens, a tennis court, a barn media room as well as garages. 

General housekeeping and experience with dealing with laundry, delicate fabrics, hand washing etc, and a good standard of cooking, healthy and wholesome family meals, shopping, errands etc.

Ideally they are looking for someone who has enthusiasm and commitment to get the job done well, with high attention to detail. You will have the ability to work collaboratively and harmoniously as part of a team, and always be one step ahead, pre-empting the Family’s requirements. This is a long-term position to a respectful, successful and low-key Family, with strong family values.

You will have at least 5 years’ experience working as a private household, and be happy to work weekends with days given off in lieu. You must be able to drive and speak fluent English. Working Hours: 5 days a week (with some weekend work – days off in lieu given for weekend work. Flexibility is key. Salary negotiable DOE.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily Housekeeper & Cook - Sevenoaks, Kent

Our client is seeking a Housekeeper / Cook OR a Housekeeper only, and also a Cook. The client is happy to pay for 2 members of staff, while the requirements are to provide, ideally 7-day cover.

Working for a client’s teenage daughter, who is attending prep school (accompanied by a chaperone), in a rented house close to the school.  The student attends school from 8:00am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday, Sundays off, and some days require extra-curricular activity, therefore she will be home later.

All housekeeping duties and cooking, lunch and dinner (simple but healthy lunch and dinners for 2, focused on providing healthy balanced meals).

Salary negotiable, but will be appropriate for the area and DOE. Property is 5 mins from the station.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

 

 

Daily Housekeeper - Hampstead, London

We are seeking an experienced and flexible Housekeeper, to work for a family with 2 children under the ages of 5. Fully staffed household: 2 chefs, 2 nannies, 1 f/t Housekeeper, 1 p/t housekeeper, and they need one more full time housekeeper (possibly 2). Must be fit and active as there is 4 flights of stairs, 6 bedrooms, no pets, straight forward housekeeping and ironing. Other housekeepers been there 5 & 6 years, so testament to good employers.

The family adhere to Religious Shabat on most Friday evenings, and on Sunday, family days - so need the days / hours covered below, however for a 40 hour week they will pay £500 npwk, plus cab home after 10pm on Friday evenings (if you live within reasonable distance).

Non Negotiable Working Hours:

Monday 9 - 5pm = 8 hour day

Tuesday or Thursday 9 - 5pm = 8 hour day *  

Wednesday 9 - 5pm = 8 hour day   

Friday 3 to 10pm or 11pm - 8 hour day  

Sunday 11 or 12 - 6 or 7pm = 8 hour day

* Tuesday and Saturday off / or you can have Thursday and Saturday off / cannot be 2 consecutive days in a row

Must have checkable references, and longevity in previous roles, with experience gained in 5* luxury hotel, or high end property/household. Start end August. Salary £500 npwk / £33,254 gross pa. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily or Live In Housekeeping Maids - Inverness-shire, Scottish Highlands

Our client is looking for (2x) Daily Housekeeping maids to work in their beautiful lodge, located in the Highlands of Scotland, in the heart of Inverness-Shire.  

The daily housekeeper will work under the guidance and instruction of The Head Housekeeper, while working alongside the team, and play their part in ensuring that the property is kept in a constant ready-state to receive guests at a moment’s notice. This is a formal environment.

Hours of work: When the property is not occupied: Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 16:00. When the property is occupied: Rostered, Monday to Sunday, as required to complete tasks which will include evening work.

Examples of daily duties (when the lodge is occupied): Assisting morning tidying of dining room, lounges and salons – laying fires where necessary; Helping with the preparation of breakfast, peace, and/or buffet lunch as required; The daily cleaning of bedrooms and bathrooms, changing beds and refreshing flowers where necessary; Vacuuming, dusting, polishing, mopping floors, refreshing flowers, watering houseplants and general tidying of the reception rooms, games rooms, galleries and halls; Ensuring all back of house areas are kept spotless and well organised at all times; Assisting with laundry - personal, staff, bed/table/bathroom linens and towels etc; Assisting the butler and chef in the kitchen and pantry for lunch or dinner parties if required; Tidying bedrooms/bathrooms and turning down-beds each evening.

Candidate requirements: Honesty combined with a cheerful friendly manner; Present themselves immaculately; Show at least 3 years relevant experience gathered in a private home or deluxe hotel; Offer, excellent, verifiable references; An excellent eye for detail, combined with the desire to deliver exceptional service in a luxury environment; A valid driving licence a must and happy to undergo a police check/DBS

Salary & Accommodation: Accommodation can be provided, in properties situated off the estate. The following is covered: heating and light (on a reasonable use policy), phone landline rental, broadband connection (when it is possible) and council tax. Salary DOE. Start ASAP Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

 

Daily or Live In Cook / Chef - Belgravia, London

This international family are seeking a live in Cook/Chef, to cook all three meals a day for family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children). 

You will work 5.5 days / 11 hour daily shifts, with breaks in-between starting for breakfast service and until dinner is served and cleared. Typical days Friday - Wednesday (half day), but candidate should be flexible.

Cuisines desired: Ottolenghi style recipes. Indian cuisine, other Asian (Thai, Chinese, Japanese) as well as fresh soups, salads, a variety of healthy dishes, experience of gluten free/diary free would be preferred. Is used to making lean, fresh food with high nutritional content. Example of ingredients:- Black soba noodles, quinoa, green juices (cold pressed), chicken and salmon Teriyaki, gluten free baking with almond flour and coconut butter etc., healthy gluten alternatives. Using Soy and Almond milk in juices.

Would suit someone energetic, flexible and willing to muck in and help with ordering groceries online and serving the family meals. Will be responsible to keep the kitchen clean. Used to working in a team, as there are other members of staff employed in this household.

Salary DOE.  Staff accommodation living room/kitchenette and own bedroom and shared bathroom, with two other members of staff. Must have EU / British passport or Right to Remain. Start ASAP. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

 


 

Deputy House Manager, Central London

Our international client is seeking a Deputy House Manager, expected to manage a large number of staff to ensure the day to day running of a premier private property.

The Deputy House Manager is expected to work with the other members of the management team to deliver the highest levels of service to the Principals. The role is hands on and the expectation is to lead by example if appropriate to the situation. The Deputy House Manager will be a member of the management team reporting directly to the House Manager and Head of Estates, and expected to have extensive experience.

The Deputy House Manager is expected to have worked at the highest level of service either within the hotel industry or private house for UHNWI. The Deputy House Manager is expected to work in partnership with the other members of the management team to deliver the highest level of service, cleanliness and house performance. It is expected that the Deputy House Manager will train, support and enhance the knowledge and skills of their team, to help develop the staff and encourage them to deliver even higher standards. Qualifications such as diplomas, NVQ’s , SVQ’s or hospitality management qualifications are preferable.

Preferred Skills: IT literate to include Excel / Performance Management and Training experience /  Health & Safety qualifications, NEBOSH, IOSH or equivalent / Risk Assessments and Method Statements / Additional languages useful.

This is a demanding and high pressure role running a private property at 7* level. This role would best suit someone who is at the very top of their discipline and wants to take themselves and their team to the next level. The investment in this person and their team is a reflection of the value placed on the staff by the Principals, and this level of ownership comes with the salary range and benefits you would expect for such a prestigious post. Start ASAP. Salary £48 - £55k DOE. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com    

 

 

Italian House Manager - Adriatic Coast, Italy

We are are seeking a seasonal Palazzo / House Manager for a 4 month contract starting ASAP, for an Italian Palazzo situated on the Northern Adriatic coast. Candidates must offer fluency in Italian and English.

There are 12 existing domestic staff, who have been employed at the property for many years - they are used to managing themselves! Therefore the House manager will need to approach this role with a degree of diplomacy combined with a determined managerial style. The client will fully support the house-manager in his or her endeavours, because the desire is to invigorate and step-up the service standard delivery, while enthusing the existing staff to show some passion for their work.

The owner is all too familiar with the finer things in life, and lives in the fast lane, often only organising or confirming travel schedules at the very last minute! Therefore the property will need to be maintained in a permanent state of readiness. Preferring rural Italy to the frenetic lifestyle of Sardinia or St Tropez, the client uses his Palazzo to wind-down and entertain often extremely high profile guests.

As already stressed, candidates MUST be fluent in Italian and English, while it is also important they are hands-on, naturally want to lead-by-example and love working in a home which strives for perfection. Candidates must show they can  think on their feet, manage complex logistics (often at very short notice) while dealing with ambiguity in their stride!

Salary pro-rata on approx.. Euros 5 – Euros 6k per month gross pa, accommodation provided and car for work usage. NB: There is a high chance that this role, will evolve into a full time position, for the right candidate.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com