P/T Housekeeper - Highbury/Islington, London

This busy household, mum, dad and 3 children, are seeking a part time Housekeeper to manage the household cleaning 3 times a week. You will also have excellent laundry and ironing skills, including specialist cleaning of expensive clothing such as silks, cashmere, handwashing, steaming etc. This would suit an active person who is not afraid of stairs, as the property is spread across 5 floors. Hours ideally 21-24 hours per week, across the week and can include one day on the weekend, depending on candidates situation. £13 - £15 per hour self employed. Start October 25th, Interviewing now. Must have proven experience and checkable references, and a current DBS (or willing to organise). Email cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily Housekeeper – South Kensington, London

This formally run and fully staffed household is seeking an experienced and highly skilled Housekeeper, with very good laundry / ironing skills, to join a small team reporting to the House Manager.

Normal working hours are Monday to Friday 10.00am – 6pm, however you are required to work such hours as the needs of the business requires and as are reasonably required for the proper performance of your duties. This may include working in the evenings, at weekends or on public holidays. However please note the family have only been in residence one month this year, so any weekends and additional hours worked, is rare and time off is given in lieu for additional hours worked.

Must possess a current DBS/Police Check or willing to undertake, along with proven longevity in previous roles and checkable references. Salary up to £35,000 gross pa DOE. Start ASAP. Email cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily Housekeeper - Kensington, London

This formally run and fully staffed household is seeking an experienced and highly skilled Housekeeper, with very good laundry / ironing skills, to join a team of 3 Housekeepers reporting to the House Manager.

The property is 2 adjoined properties and 6 storeys high, with a lift. It is decorated to the highest standards therefore your expertise in cleaning fine furnishings and surfaces is necessary.

The Housekeeping team works on a rota across 5 days per week, with 2 shift patterns - morning from 8am to 4pm and evening 1pm to 9pm including every Saturday and Sunday. The rota is set by the House Manager, and you will get 2 days off during the week. Overtime is given back in lieu with time off. When the Principals are travelling, weekends are not required to work ie school holidays, xmas time etc.

Must be child and cat friendly as 2 cats roam around the house. Must possess a current DBS/Police Check or willing to undertake, along with proven longevity in previous roles and checkable references. Salary £500 - £550 npwk DOE. Start ASAP. Email cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Bi-lingual French Nanny - East London

Our client with a 15 month old girl, is seeking a casual French & English speaking Nanny to offer childcare for occasional evenings and weekends. Must have proven sole charge experience with toddlers, be confident and trustworthy, happy to engage in games and reading with the toddler, prepare light meals, feed, bathe, bedtime etc. Your upbeat, positive and cheerful personality will be welcomed into this family. Must possess a first aid certificate and current DBS/Police Check, along with checkable references. Good hourly rate offered DOE. Email cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Private Chef - Cambridgeshire

We are seeking a freelance Chef to work with our client and her Nutritionist, in preparing Therapeutic ‘Nutrient-Dense’ wholesome menus, ordering and cooking, with biodynamic and organic ingredients ensuring a diversified diet including lots of raw foods, and personalised diet plans. You will cook mainly for this key client and her family, total of 3 persons, producing varied healthy meals fresh to eat, along with prepacked meals to heat up etc.

This would suit a local Chef / Cook with a genuine interest, experience and belief in Naturopathic & Therapeutic cuisine. And, depending on your weekly schedule, it is open for discussion on your availability / hours / days / requirements each week, however ideally 2 days a week, perhaps Monday & Thursday and no evenings involved.

If you live local, drive and have own car, and interested, please email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Domestic Couple – House Manager & Housekeeper – Hildenborough, Kent

Seeking a highly professional and experienced Live In Domestic Couple to run a large property in beautiful countryside location with spectacular views. This large home (14,000 ft2) including pool house, is situated on approx. 65 acres of formal gardens.

This role would suit a Couple with a good 'all-round' work history in managing large properties, and seeking a long term commitment, to work alongside an existing gentleman who is already onsite.

Duties include all household cleaning, laundry, handyman and maintenance work, internal home and security system, along with oversee property security, formal gardens, indoor/outdoor staff, pool house, contractors etc. Ideally one partner must be able to cook good family meals, on occasions. Must also be child friendly – 2 teenage children in the household.

The ideal couple will be energetic however conservative and discrete. This is a very private family, who do travel frequently. Must have an excellent work history of managing properties to 5 star standards.

Beautiful accommodation - separate house, shared driveway, kitchen dining, living room, large shared back garden, along with car available for work usage only - both must be non smokers, hold clean driving licences, have recent checkable references, GB/EU passport holders, and DBS cleared. Salary on application DOE. Stunning location - few miles from Seven Oaks - top role. Seeking long term commitment from Couple. Start ASAP. Email cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Travelling bi-lingual Butler / Valet - Monaco / Global

Based in Monaco, you will be looking after the personal needs of an international businessman, who travels on a regular basis. Duties include but not limited to:

  • Valet skills, packing/unpacking cases, maintain clothing inventories, taking care of high end clothing, personal shopping and sourcing items

  • Liaising re itineraries and schedule with House Manager, Travelling Chef, Personal Trainer and Personal Assistant

  • Ensure the smooth running of this high tech residence, and oversee daily housekeeper’s.

  • Must be organised, calm and immaculate in appearance

  • Bi-lingual French/English or Russian/English required

Must have proven experience and checkable references, with current Police Check/DBS and hold a GB/EU Passport as there is extensive travel (private jet) in Europe, USA and Private Yacht.

Package: Accommodation and food supplied in all locations working 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off (job share) with flight home to UK/Europe covered fortnightly (and 4 week salary), in return for a fast paced routine with long hours and different time zones. Offshore contract @ 4,500 Euro’s per month. Start October. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily Formal Butler - Surrey & Central London

Our client is seeking an experienced and formal Butler with strong Service and Valet skills, with proven longevity in previous roles in high profile properties, and seeking a long term working commitment to their new employers.

The role will be based between two properties based in London and Surrey.  You will be required to work weekends at the Surrey property as the house is full of grandchildren visiting, and you will have two days off in the week (Weekends off by arrangement), and up to 10-12 hours a day. 

  • Must be pro-active and with a hands on approach, willing to “muck in” and assist other staff, when necessary.

  • Possess excellent knowledge of the rules of etiquette, protocol and good manners

  • The ability to always remain professional in every circumstance and respect discretion and confidentiality

  • A Clean Police Record/ DBS & clean Driving Licence

  • Non smoker and pet & child friendly

Accommodation can be offered in either property, for late night finishes etc. Travel required at key times of the year. Open to Male or Female candidates. Salary £45,000 gross pa DOE. 3 month temp to permanent contract offered with Pension. Train / Petrol allowance for travel to 2nd property. Start ASAP. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Nanny - Part time, Hackney E1

This lovely British family are seeking an experienced nanny to care for two boys aged 3 & 5 yo. This is a sole charge position with occasional babysitting/stay over.

The boys will be collected from nursery at 12pm and 3.30pm respectively, and is a 5 minute walk from their home. You will organise a home cooked meal for them, play activities, reading, teach them to put toys away, tidy up etc. If you drove this would be useful for trips in school holidays, but not a deal breaker.

Days & Hours required : 3 days per week

11.30am to 6pm - Monday & Wednesday

11.30am to 10.30pm - Tuesday

You will have a current DBS (or happy to organise), be first aid certified, ideally possess childcare certificates and/or have vast sole charge childcare experience, and have checkable references. Interviewing now. Email cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Housekeeper/PA - Part time, East London

Our client, a young family, is seeking a part time Housekeeper / PA for one day a week, either a Monday or a Thursday, from 9am to 5pm.

No actual cleaning involved, however laundry/ironing, wardrobe management, water plants, sort out hot tub treatment, online research for household items, organise contractors, organise any maintenance or shopping for 2 other properties they own etc. Must be IT savvy!

Must be self employed, and have proven private household experience in similar role, available for immediate start. DBS required and checkable references required. Start ASAP. Property short walk from Liverpool Street station. Hourly rate negotiable DOE, self employed contract. Email cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Housekeeper / Valet - Global travel

An experienced Spanish speaking Housekeeper / Laundress & Valet is required for an UHNWI. Candidates must have no ties as the main responsibility is opening up & organising the private residences for the principal. Constant travel to Uruguay (main house), Marbella, Geneva & Monaco. 6 - 8 months work per year on average.

Candidates must speak fluent English & Spanish, be presentable, have excellent laundry skills, flexible with their hours & communicate with the rest of the household staff & ensure 5-star quality control at all times.

Immediate start. 2000 Euro's per month for 12 month tax free off-shore contract. Accommodation & food supplied. Police / DBS check will be carried out and rigorous reference checks. Must have UK / EU passport and ready to relocate asap. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Housekeeper - Part time, Mayfair, London

Our HNW client is seeking a permanent part time Housekeeper to work afternoons – must be self employed. This is a lovely 2/3 bedroom apartment, with one small dog. Your role is to run the day to day requirements, run errands, shopping etc, along with all cleaning and laundry/wardrobe management, and occasional dog walking. Must have previous experience working in a high end property, and cleaning special furniture finishes, tend to specialist laundry ie hand washing silks, cashmere, dry cleaning etc.

3 times a week - M/W/F - start around 1 or 2pm for 5 hours per day. Additional hours offered when entertaining some evenings, therefore someone flexible who can work late when necessary, to offer guest service, clean kitchen etc. Must have proven work history, checkable references and current DBS (or prepared to obtain). Hourly rate DOE - self employed. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Personal Assistant - Shoreditch, London

We are seeking a PA to the Founder of a Charity Website & Fundraising platform, to be based in Shoreditch, East London. This is an exciting and diverse role for the right individual, with no day being the same, who enjoys a 'start up' vibe in a techy environment.

The company

A leading charity website and fundraising platform in the UK and Australia. The vision is to mobilise the world’s wealth to bring joy, and help the suffering. Currently working with over 1000 clients uplifting donations by tens of millions of pounds.

The company has grown quickly and has been acquired a few months ago by The Access Group - one of the top 20 largest tech companies in the UK - to become a world leading solution.

Who you are

To take on this role, you are a smart, structured person who is motivated and self organising. You are someone who is unflustered being thrown in the deep end of any environment and act with grace. You can facilitate, have good writing skills and are conscientious.

As a person you are positive and energy giving, liberal and open minded. You are motivated by social projects and charity. The knowledge you are contributing more to charities through the impact in your role than some of the top major donors in the country, is a big driver for you.

What is the role

The role is ultimately to increase the effectiveness of the Founder. This is ultimately to build space in the diary for creativity and innovation, and being able to learn how to prioritise time and safeguard space, and who is able to cope under high pressure and not get flustered being given important last minute tasks to manage such as organising a dinner etc. etc.

The role will include diary, email and office management. You will be working on special projects like managing an office redesign or team offsite. You’ll be balancing background research tasks, organising events, typing up notes from meetings or preparing presentations.

You will also be helping to streamline other prominent charity roles the Founder has, including Chairman roles across theatre and immersive experience and older people care. The role will include interacting with high profile people.

Skills required

This is a tech company so being tech savvy is a plus, and as a minimum, being a fast typist with good keyboard skills. You’ll be using tools like Google Docs to create slides and share documents, Trello, Salesforce, iCal, Evernote, LinkedIn for helping on recruitment and Slack for day to day recruitment. You don’t need to have used these before, but need to be comfortable managing work in tools like these.

Package

Up to £40k based on experience, plus an amazing perks programme including match funding pension contributions, 25 day holiday that expands with tenure, insurances for family medical, dental, life, critical illness and travel, gym membership and childcare vouchers.

First stage Interview with recruitment agency; if shortlisted for second interview, directly with the Founder of company. Start date when right person is found. Email cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily Housekeeper - Kensington, London

We are seeking an experienced Housekeeper to join a team of 4, to run the day to day housekeeping and laundry requirements for this large, formally run property. As a team, you are responsible for the upkeep, ensuring the property is always clean and immaculately presented. You will also have good laundry and ironing skills, and a hands on approach to all tasks required.

Must have good time keeping skills, strong work ethic and ability to follow precise and detailed instructions. Reporting to a lovely House Manager, this is a new team of 3 and looking for that 4th Housekeeper to complete the staff required.

You will maintain confidentiality and use utmost discretion with all matters, and happy to sign an NDA/Confidentiality agreement. Hours 9am - 6pm M-F with every 4th weekend required to work, and 1 hour for lunch. DBS required however this can be organised. Must have proven longevity and work history, along with checkable references. Training provided. Desired language Tagalog. Start ASAP. Salary £33,250 gross pa. Email cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily Houseman / Woman - Fulham, London

This busy couple are seeking a Houseman / Woman to oversee the day to day operations of a 3 bedroom property, along with their 2 dogs.

You will be have a key eye for details and responsible for the upkeep, presentation and efficient running of the home, ensuring the property is always clean and immaculately presented (cleaner in situ), ensuring details are maintained such as flowers, scented candles, favorite F&B likes are in fridge, clean pet bowls, etc., along with run any other personal errands required for the Principals and organise wardrobe, dry-cleaning, assist with packing / unpacking of suitcases when travelling etc. Possible travel overseas when the Principal requires.

You will also maintain household lists and inventories, and overall household systems - plumbing, IT, security systems, external contractors and suppliers, insurance policies, vehicle maintenance etc. - proactively identifying and resolving problems in a timely manner. You will have excellent time management and administrative skills and be able to implement robust systems to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget.

You will have a strong work ethic working closely with, and reporting to, the client’s family office maintaining confidentiality and utmost discretion with all matters. Must have at least 5 years experience in private service or hospitality, checkable references, a current DBS and happy to sign an NDA, and possess a clean driving licence. Start August/September. Interviews now. Salary £30 - £40k gross pa DOE. Email cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Part time Housekeeper - Belgravia, London

Our international client, a couple who travel on a regular basis, are seeking a highly polished and experienced Housekeeper with 5* luxury cleaning experience, gained from a high end property. You must be used to dealing with fine furnishings and surfaces, and the use of the correct products. Also experienced in handling delicate clothing, laundry, ironing, dry cleaning and organising wardrobe. Deal with suppliers and contractors, run errands, shopping etc. The property is across 2 floors, with 3 bedrooms, 2/3 bathrooms. You will have proven experience and longevity in previous roles with checkable references, along with a current DBS (or willing to organise). Keyholder. Hours Monday to Friday 1pm - 5pm daily. Up to £15.00 per hour / Self Employed. Email cv@ljwrecruitment.com

House Manager / Administrator - Kensington, London

A house manager with administration and leadership skills is required to oversee the day-to-day running of this prestigious property, including the management of a small team of nannies who provide 24/7 cover for the client's 4 children. 

Employed by an international businessman and his family, candidates must have advanced household management and proven administration and organisational skills along with an understanding of children’s educational needs, childcare and nanny responsibilities. 

Confident, positive and with a happy disposition, candidates will need to act as the lynch-pin and main point of contact, in this busy and prestigious property located in Kensington. The role would suit someone who is naturally diligent and happy to embrace a busy household work environment, focused on taking responsibility and oversight for the following areas

PA & Administration duties

 Working with the client, the private office and the household staff, there will be responsibility for:

  • Assist with planning of vacations, events and parties

  • Oversee shopping and provisioning to ensure agreed stock levels are maintained

  • Run errands for the principal / family

  • Review household budgets and ensure transparent and detailed accounts are maintained

  • Oversee maintenance – and ensure contractors are properly logged-in and out of the property

  • Oversee gardeners

  • Ensuring proper understanding and operation of house systems, including TV/WIFI/alarms etc

  • Candidates must be happy to step in to prepare and serve drinks/light foods if required

  • To liaise with the chef, to plan/agree weekly menus (breakfast/lunch/dinner & snacks

  • Ensure dietary requirements are understood and delivered

  • Check/ensure there are always agreed items in the fridges and freezer 

House Staff (including Nannies) & HR Management

  • Ensure the house is adequately staffed at any given time

  • Organise staff rotas (nanny/housekeeper/chef/tutors)

  • Ensure staff training and certification is up to date

  • Chair weekly meetings with house staff

  • Under the instruction of the private office, the HM will be responsible for disciplinary procedures re the nannies/household staff

  • Review and where necessary refine the household staff set-up

  • Ensure work schedules conform to the needs of the house

  • Ensuring 24/7 cover is provided by the nannies (overseeing work rosters/holiday schedules etc)

  • Liaising with nannies to ensure they know the children’s daily schedule

  • Ensuring that the nannies work correctly and within the parameters set down by the parents

  • Ensuring that the nanny’s certification and training is up to date/valid (arranging refresher courses as needed)

  • Ensuring that H&S regulation is followed

  • If appropriate, assisting nannies with childcare duties on an ad hoc basis 

Schools and after school educational & cultural activities

  • Checking school notices: creating a weekly summary and informing parents/nannies/tutors of upcoming events etc

  • Booking parent’s evenings

  • Ensure the children’s cultural and educational teachings are in-line with the parent’s expectations  

  • Ensuring the children’s schedules are communicated to all parties (parents/ nannies/ tutors/schools/drivers/etc)  

  • Monitor afterschool tutor’s arrival and departure times

  • Processing invoices and payment for the afterschool tutors

  • Liaising with tutors, to ensure schedules are maintained and class content is appropriate, educational needs are met and the children are encouraged to embrace and find a love of learning

Children related, Etiquette, Protocol & Grooming

The house manager / administrator will be expected to work closely with the nannies to ensure that the nannies are properly:

  • Monitoring and Instilling the importance of good manners

  • Monitoring and ensuring good table manners at meal time

  • Ensuring children eat healthy, balanced meals

  • Ensuring children don’t order Deliveroo/Uber Eats without prior consent

  • Obtain daily updates from the nannies regarding the children’s behaviour and relaying feedback to parents

  • Instilling the importance of proper hygiene and good grooming

  • Ensuring that the children take responsibility for all their chores

Pet related

  • Overseeing and managing of pet care

  • Making sure that there is pet care in place if the client is travelling

Package £45,000 - £50,000 gross pa DOE. Monday to Friday with some flexibility, and potential to cover occasional holiday periods. Must have proven longevity in previous roles, with checkable references and available for immediate start, and DBS clearance. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Live In Housekeeper - Mayfair, London

Our client is seeking a highly skilled and professional Housekeeper to join a small team of domestic staff. You will have proven experience in a 5* hotel background. or similar high-end property, covering all aspects of housekeeping, cleaning and laundry duties. You will have an eye for detail and used to working to a high standard, and have some understanding of Health & Safety guidelines. Must be a team player, discrete and confidential. Staff Rota is a 5 day week, 45 hours a week and would include some weekends, with 2 consecutive days off. Must be a non-smoker. DBS required (can be organised). Must have checkable references. Uniform provided. Start ASAP. £26,000 gross pa DOE.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Roaming Housekeeper - London & Dorset

A private family household are seeking to recruit a housekeeper to assist with the running of multiple properties for the Principal, working as part of a team.

We are looking for someone who is highly skilled with a hands-on approach, and willing to personally be involved in daily household tasks. Primary responsibility will include an household organization, hands on in laundry, and completing cleaning tasks ensuring everything is running to a high standard. Along with assist other staff with valet and wardrobe management, when needed.

You will travel to 3 properties depending on where Principal is staying, and ensure the property is ready, set up and open ready for arrival. Accommodation in properties can be provided if you require an overnight stay prior.

You will have a positive and strong character with good communication skills, and attention to detail. You must be trustworthy and able to demonstrate that you can handle confidential information appropriately, and be smartly turned out.

You will be responsible for the overall appearance and atmosphere of the house both on a day to day basis and during hosted events.

Key Responsibilities:

Able to travel of the Principal to prepare other properties / Cleaning and laundry / Appearance and upkeep of properties / Wardrobe duties / Assist with Service and Events / good communication and working with others as a team / Provide support and input to senior members of the household team to ensure that the routine of the houses are clear, organised and well-staffed / Complete maintenance jobs as necessary and report faults / Book and manage external contractors / Work with the Private Office where applicable to discuss arrangements relating to the household and Principal

Hours:

5 days per week, working two weekends per month. Based on the working hours directive, the housekeeper will be required to work 48 hours a week. The Principal travels abroad regularly, however when in residence the housekeeper will need to be flexible to work longer hours, example 09:30 – 21:00pm. The extra hours worked will be recouped when the clients are travelling (which is presently 6 months of each year).

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Able to travel between properties at short notice

  • Able and willing to drive in the UK

  • Willing to sign confidentiality agreement/NDA

  • DBS check.

This role would best suit applicants who drive and own a car. Salary upto £40,000 gross pa DOE. Start ASAP. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily or Live In Housekeeper - Oxted, Surrey

Our client with a fully staffed property in Oxted, is seeking a professional Housekeeper who can either offer Daily duties, or would like a Live In role with accommodation. Usual housekeeping and laundry duties are required, to a high standard. Must have previous experience working in a high end private residence. Travel could be required at key times of the year (can be negotiable). Must be discrete and confidential, and a team player. Rota is 45 hours a week and would include weekends, with 2 days off. Must like animals and be a non-smoker. DBS required (can be organised). Start ASAP. £26,000 gross pa DOE.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

LJW RECRUITMENT

LJW Recruitment offers a worldwide and personalised Domestic Household Staff,  Family Office & Specialist Recruitment Service : Permanent & Short Term placements