House Managers / Domestic Couple - Provence, France

A high-end, luxury Wine Estate is looking for a bi-lingual French/English speaking House Managers / Domestic couple, to take care of their 17-suite resort situated in Brignoles / Var in Provence, France.

Main missions:

  • To be the key point of contact for VIP Guests throughout their stay;

  • To organise and set the highest standards of Food and Beverage Service to every guest;

  • To organise and set the highest standards of housekeeping service delivery experienced by every guest;

  • To be fully conversant with all services and facilities (in the rooms, spa, cinema or swimming pool etc);

  • To oversee the Day-to-day resort operations and household maintenance;

  • Provide a courteous, professional, efficient, flexible and personalized service at all times;

  • Always well groomed, clean, pleasant and creating a renowned and memorable experience for every guest;

  • The ability to seamlessly and passionately manage a hotel styled team (from 2 to 18 employees).

You will have a minimum of 5 years experience in a similar role; Offer exceptional checkable references; Have valid driving licences; Valid DBS / Police Checks; and show you both are fanatical about your work, and passionate about delivering exceptional service in all its different forms.

Salary €72K and €84k D.O.E. plus 3 bedroom house provided. Note: 1st round interviews will be held until 15th of January, 2019 / 2nd round interview in February for a March 2019 start. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily Housekeeper - Weybridge, Surrey

Our international client is seeking an experienced Housekeeper to look after a 6 bedroom house, which the client occupies some of the time, although there are often visitors.

Duties include all high end cleaning and laundry, overseeing contractors, running errands, ordering stock, general household duties, as required etc. Property not far from the station and takes 30 minutes fast train from Waterloo.

Must have good level of English and longevity in previous roles, and checkable references., along with a DBS (or prepared to obtain). Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, but some flexibility is required at times. £550 npwk DOE/ £37,000 gross pa. Start ASAP. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily Housekeeper / Nanny - Highbury, London

This busy but relaxed household is seeking a full time Housekeeper to start in January. The role is to assist Mum (who works from home), and Dad with their children - boys 13 and 8 and a newborn baby girl.

There are the usual housekeeping tasks, cleaning, laundry, errands etc., and family cooking for children and when needed, for the adults. This role would suit an energetic and active person, as the house is spread over 5 floors, with plenty of stairs, however most of the work is done on the ground floor.

You will have had previous proven experience working within a family environment, and be confident with occasional sole charge for one night babysitting, per week, so that mum and dad can have a break.

Clear English is a must, as is organisation and initiative. Hours 40 hours per week – Monday to Friday, with some flexibility to switch on to a Saturday if there are house-guests, plus one night babysitting - total hours approx. 45 with flexibility. Pet free household. Salary £500 npwk DOE/£33,200 gross pa.

Must have excellent checkable references and a DBS required and/or happy to undertake.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Weekend Chef - Virginia Waters, Surrey

Our client is seeking a Weekend Nanny for a young family with 4 yr old son. The Principals use this property as their occasional weekend residence. When not in situ, the Chef is still required for staff meals for the Housekeeping team and Groundsmen - anything up to 5-10 persons (not all on rota at same time). Simple nutritious family food.

Must work efficiently with high standards of hygiene and cleanliness, in and around the kitchen. Also be willing to chip in with other bits and pieces, as required. This is an ‘all hands to the pump’ team, in a very happy and fully staffed household.

The shift will cover Fri - Sun Inclusive (3 days), with occasional Thursdays as required. Salary £3,000 pcm gross based on 12 days (£250 per day). Freelance to start, and will consider salary and permanent contract after 3 months' probation which includes Pension and Health Cover. All meals found. Accommodation if required but prefer live out.

Must be dog friendly, with a happy and easy going disposition. A beautiful property just 5 min walk from Virginia Water train station, therefore easily commutable but a driver is important for shopping locally etc.

Must have checkable references, a clean Driving Licence and current DBS (or happy to organise). Start January 2019.   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 Nanny / Housekeeper - Swiss Cottage, London

Our international client is looking for a Live In Nanny/HK, for this busy family with 2 young children, and cute family dogs.

There is a full time Governess/PA who does most of the school runs and duties etc, so the Nanny duties are to support her. The key points for the role are General Housekeeping along with another Housekeeper / Taking care of the dogs, walks etc / Helping at meals and clean main kitchen (that does not mean prepare meals, there is a chef) / Laundry & Ironing / During the evening after the full time nanny leaves, this person will help Mum with adhoc chores, the children etc / General tasks.

Hours / Days: Tuesday – Saturday - Total 52 hours per week (Monday & Sunday off). Salary £550 net per week / £37,071 pa. All meals provided. Lovely self-contained room. Interviewing now. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Laundry Supervisor - Highgate, London

The Laundry Supervisor is expected to support the House management and manage the laundry team on a daily basis, ensuring the day to day running of the laundry operation and working with the other members of the estate team to deliver the highest level of service to the Principals.

Responsibilities

· Managing the day-today running of laundry rooms including the laundry team, delivering the highest standard of service to the Principals.

· Must be able to work in all areas of the laundry including washing, sorting, pressing, spot cleaning and dry-cleaning awareness.

· To maintain estate linen, guest laundry and staff uniforms to standards by monitoring condition of linens and repairing and/or replacing as necessary.

· To ensure correct linen is issued to Principals and guests, for functions and to staff areas.

· To be able to work with the latest in laundry equipment. Have a good knowledge of preventative maintenance for equipment and arrange repair when necessary.

· Maintaining general cleanliness in service areas and stock rooms.

· To manage and co-ordinate inventories including linens and consumables and have effective stock control and rotation. Maintain accurate records of chemical consumption and other operating supplies as required.

· Compile consumables requests and liaise with Housekeeping Supervisors for delivery.

· To review laundry standards and use of future materials mindful of environmental concerns.

· To update the standards and laundry regime manual for staff to follow, detailing products used on different materials together with the associated risks.

· Front of House duties to include cloakroom, meeting, greeting and directing guests.

· Care and conservation of fine fabrics and finishes.

· Circulate throughout the property/areas when requests for repairs are received.

· Maiding duties to include packing, unpacking and wardrobe management.

· 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 Housekeeping management team or member of the senior management team.

· 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 and Education Requirements

· Previous laundry experience in a private household or 5 * hotel of at least 5 years.

· Good spoken English skills.

Total discretion and the ability to provide exceptional service without being intrusive. This is a demanding and high-pressure role supporting the running of a private estate at the highest level. A uniform will be provided. Start ASAP. Up to £35,000 gross pa DOE. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Head Housekeeper - Highgate, London

The Head Housekeeper is expected to support and report directly the House Manage, and manage their team on a daily basis, ensuring the smooth running of the property operation. The Head Housekeeper is expected to work with the other members of the Estate team to deliver the highest level of service to the Principals. You will be expected to be hands on and lead by example if appropriate to the situation.

Responsibilities

· Working with the House Management to ensure a faultless property operation.

· Assisting with management responsibilities and covering in the Deputy House Managers absence.

· Cleaning, maintaining and presenting the property to the highest standard.

· Managing and responsible for the day-today running of the property’s, delivering the highest standard of service to the Principals.

· Constantly review housekeeping standards, update the standards and house manual for staff to follow, detailing products used on different materials together with the associated risks.

· Circulate throughout all property areas and rooms to ensure all service standards and operational standards are met and are well maintained but never intrude the privacy of the Principals, their Family and Guests.

· Wardrobe management, caring for high end materials and designer garments and jewellery, to include packing, unpacking.

· Must be able to work in all areas of laundry and undertake ultimate responsibility of the Principal’s laundry including washing, sorting, pressing, spot cleaning, and dry-cleaning awareness.

· Undertake personal maiding duties for guests. to include caring for clothes, running baths, dressing and calling trays.

· Anticipate the needs of the Principals and make their environment as comfortable to their needs as possible. Be aware of standards around the whole property at all times, to ensure all service standards and operational flows are well maintained but never intrude the privacy of the Principals, their Family and Guests.

· To create and update written information of family requests, changes and requirements for the house teams and the House Management as soon as possible.

· Manage members of the operational house team to deliver the highest level of personal service to the Principals.

· To ensure correct linen is issued to Principals and guests, for functions and to staff areas.

· To manage and co-ordinate inventories including family items, linens, uniform, clothes, consumables and other household requests. You must have effective stock control and rotation.

· Compile and place department orders and requests, working with the House Management and other departments and agree delivery times and liaise with security on delivery access.

· Responsible for stock rotation and acceptance and movement of deliveries.

· Financial management, and resource management plans to include events and private functions.

· Assist in managing and controlling staff rosters and time management and recruitment.

· Full understanding of working with state-of-the-art systems.

· Excellent team building skills.

· Furniture and room adjustments to Principal’s and guest’s preference as required.

· Highest standards of personal grooming.

· 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.

· To carry out any other duties that may be reasonably requested by the House management and Principals.

· Any other duties required to support the estate operation.

· Exceptional attention to detail.

Health & Safety

· To ensure that all work undertaken is done so in a safe manner and in accordance with relevant approved codes of practice and to include the training of the house teams and ensure they are aware of their responsibilities and documents kept updated.

· 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.

Training

· To attend all training courses as and when required.

· Willing to learn new skills and enhance current knowledge.

· Ensure that all staff are performance managed and personal and professional development and continuation training.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

· The Head Housekeeper is expected to have worked at the highest level of service either within the hotel industry or private house for UHNWI of at least 5 years.

· Good spoken English skills & IT skills

Total discretion and the ability to provide exceptional service without being intrusive is required. This is a demanding and high-pressure role supporting the running of a private estate at the highest level. A uniform will be provided. Start ASAP. Up to £45,000 gross pa DOE. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Wardrobe Supervisor - North London, UK

The Wardrobe Supervisor is expected to support and report directly to House Management and manage their team on a daily basis, ensuring the running of the property operation. The Wardrobe Supervisor is expected to work with the other members of the Estate team and directly with the family to deliver the highest level of service to the Principals. You will be expected to be hands on and lead by example if appropriate to the situation.

Responsibilities

· Wardrobe management, caring for high end materials and designer garments and jewellery, to include packing, unpacking.

· Travel to other residences as required, to oversee Principal’s wardrobes and personal items.

· Take direct instruction from Madam to ensure her preferences are carried out exactly. Keep Madam’s PA informed at all times.

· Constantly review housekeeping and wardrobe standards, update the standards and house manual for staff to follow, detailing products used on different finishes, together with the associated risks.

· Ability to work efficiently independently or as within the wider team.

· Source any new requests for items from the family and liaise with management to procure.

· To manage and co-ordinate inventories including linens, clothes and consumables. Tracks and update movement of clothes and items from web-based databases.

· Highest standards of personal grooming and exceptional attention to detail.

· Flexible with working hours and adaptable to change which might include weekends and bank holidays and changing shift patterns at short notice. Time will be given in lieu when overtime is worked.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

· The Wardrobe Supervisor is expected to have worked at the highest level of service either within the hotel industry or private house for UHNWI.

· Good spoken English and Russian skills.

Start ASAP. £35,000+ gross pa DOE. 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

Housekeeping Assistants for 2 locations: Vauxhall & Highgate, 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

Hours:

Working 5 days and 48 hours per week. Candidates must be flexible with working hours and adaptable to change. Operating 2 shifts, the early shift starts at 08:00am and the late shift finishes as 20:00pm. Candidates must be flexible to work weekends and Bank Holidays. Time will be given in lieu when additional hours are worked.

Salary upto £29,000 gross pa DOE, uniform provided. Interviews now. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Head Housekeeper - Guildford, Surrey

Our client is looking for a highly skilled and experienced Head Housekeeper, for a very large and beautiful country home, and reporting to the House Manager.

The Principal, who has five children who are under ten years old, employs a large travelling team of staff who accompany her when she visits the property, three or four times a year, and visits are normally during school holidays.

The qualities which are important to our search are as follows:

  • Excellent, flexible, proactive approach, someone that understands the importance of leading by example.

  • A hands-on Head of Department, someone who works and nurtures her/his relationship with staff to create a close-knit, well-functioning team.

  • Wardrobe experience a must. Ability to manage maintenance, create strict order and organisation, oversee seasonal change-overs and keep accurate inventories.

  • Assisting daily maids with cleaning, washing and ironing duties. Training where necessary

  • Overseeing all duties concerning smooth running of a large busy household.

  • A manic eye for detail.

  • A driver/ full clean licence.

Hours: 5 days a week when the family are not in residence. 7 days when Family in residence. Extra days worked will be given in lieu of overtime. Salary £34,000+ gross per annum DOE. (Approx. £500 NPW). Accommodation can be provided – but has not been defined. Start date ASAP. . Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily or Live In FRENCH Housekeeper/Nanny - Highgate, London

Loving, happy and energetic full-time nanny/housekeeper sought, live-in or live-out nearby, for the care of 2 little girls aged 4 and 7 years old, and for help running the household in Highgate, London. The younger girl has special educational needs, is very cheerful and in great health.

This position will entail solo and shared care with dad, and the part-time live-in nanny. A cleaning lady also works for the household. The family has 2 very friendly cats.

The family is looking for someone who is going to be very calm and patient with the children and is excited to help with their development. Both girls attend school full time. Some light household help is required (regular cooking, laundry, tidying up, local errands, etc).

Work will include:
- Getting girls ready for school, school pickup by cab and the evening routine as well as some help with household chores
- Work days/time: Mon to Fri and Sat morning for up to 55 of daytime hours per week plus one night of babysitting per week
- Working is on a rota with the part-time nanny, so that all days are covered
- Occasional trips abroad when the family goes on holiday

Previous experience with children, and a good mastery of English are a strict requirement. Also strongly preferable is fluent French and good family cooking skills - this would be a real plus. Experience with children of special educational needs (previous work or an undergraduate/ graduate student in this field) would also be a plus.

The home is 3 minutes walk from Highgate tube station. It is quite large and has a beautiful private garden with a playground, as well as reserved parking. It is also very close to an excellent English language school (www.stgiles-international.com).

Salary £40,000 gross pa for live out and £35,000 gross pa if live-in plus food and accommodation in own separate large bedroom with bathroom. There will be a £10,000 bonus for each 5-year period employed with the family. Interviews now for a January 2019 start.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Arabic / English Bi-lingual PA / Companion - UAE + travel

Our lovely client, who lives in The UAE, is looking for a female Companion (due to cultural reasons, with a good level of spoken Arabic and excellent English (some French would offer a small advantage) for our mature female client.

This role would suit a single and mature lady, perhaps a retiree, who is looking for a new chapter in their life and enjoys international travel. The Principal sometimes also travels with her extended family, including children and grandchildren, so candidates with a loving and child friendly character will be important.

You will also have a generous, warm and friendly personality, a naturally nurturing and protective instinct and show they are vocational in their approach to work. Also must be happy to work longer hours, when travelling and be highly organised.

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.

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 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 - 15 years experience with proven longevity and checkable references. Whilst in the UAE, lovely Self Contained Accommodation are 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 DOE plus 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 Housekeeper - Deal, Kent

Our client has a beautifully designed, state of the art, beach front property with 5 bedrooms. It is used by the Principals on weekends, in between approximately 10 x week-long rentals to private guests throughout the year.

Primarily the role is to clean and prepare the house ready for the arrival of the Principals on Friday evening, including receiving and unpacking food shopping delivery and if you enjoy cooking, have a light meal ready to heat up (this is not a deal-breaker though, just if you like cooking), and clean up and laundry on a Monday ie change bedding, towels, etc.

Two full days on a Friday and Monday required, but can be negotiable around the Housekeepers availability. If you have additional time, you could take over the rental clean up 10 times per year (at present the rental agent provides a cleaner), but again this is not a deal breaker. Just the 2 days for the Principals is the priority.

This would suit somebody local to the area, who is reliable and trustworthy with checkable references, a current DBS/Police Check (can be organised) and someone who is also child friendly (could offer some babysitting too) and a key holder to the property.

Hourly rate provided. Start ASAP. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Part time Housekeeper/Mother's Help - Fulham, London

We are looking for a lovely, experienced Housekeeper for a friendly young family. This role is working PART TIME - working Monday to Friday 2pm to 7pm with Wednesdays off (can be slightly flexible with the times).

The role is a split between housekeeping and helping Mum with the children. Housekeeping duties include cleaning, dusting, hoovering, lots of tidying, laundry with special attention to delicate clothes, ironing, grocery unpacking, helping with travel packing and bed making. The childcare includes helping with school pick up, watching the baby, assisting with bath time and getting the children into bed. There is a (b) aged 5, (g) aged 3 and new born baby (b). There may be the occasional babysitting, which will be paid extra.

Candidates will ideally live within a short commute, have a genuine love of children and great housekeeping experience. Must have proven experience, checkable references and a current DBS (or willing to undertake). Rate £13.00 nett per hour. Start ASAP. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Head Housekeeper - Holland Park, London

Our client is looking for a Head Housekeeper to run the day to day management of this formal household, manage a team of domestic staff, and report to the House Manager.

Candidates must:

- have worked in respected private households, show longevity in their previous roles & present excellent checkable references;

- exhibit a proven comprehensive knowledge of the cleaning methods needed in a deluxe modern home (hard and soft finishes, including: marble, silk rugs, fine fabrics, marquetry flooring, antiques and art);

- have an expansive knowledge of the correct cleaning product use (with a preference for using Eco products whenever possible);

- show proven ability to lead and manage a small team of housekeepers along with a laundress;

- show the necessary skills to oversee wardrobe management duties, including packing for trips, and unpacking for The Principals and guests;

- Experience of working in a family home (with the young children) would be beneficial.

- The house is staffed 7 days a week, and therefore you will work a rota of 5 days per week but will include some weekends.

Salary £42,000 - £45,000 DOE. Start ASAP.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

House Porter - Vauxhall, London

The House Porter is expected to support the Housekeeping team with a wide range of operationally essential tasks. The House Porter is 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 show the highest standards of personal grooming, have a critical eye for detail, and an ability to work efficiently and independently, or as part of the wider team.

Roles and Responsibilities: check goods in against delivery notes for accuracy and damage / notify the relevant department or staff member of damaged goods received, or discrepancies between goods received versa delivery notes / move goods to the relevant department(s) or stores / move goods around the property to varied locations (goods in, also waste out) / assistance with housekeeping / butler preparation as required / preparation of PASMA access scaffold towers (training provided) / providing assistance in kitchen as required / stock room management & inventory control and replenishment / Maintaining defined hygiene standards throughout the property / To carry out any other duties that may be reasonably requested by the Head Housekeeper, Housekeeping Supervisor or member of the senior management team.

Entry Requirements: total discretion and the ability to provide exceptional service without being intrusive / candidates must be flexible with working hours and adaptable to change which might include working weekends and bank holidays at short notice. Time will be given in lieu when overtime is worked.

Perks: the employee will be able to attend courses to expand their knowledge base - uniforms are provided and laundered in-house - hot meals and refreshments are provided while on duty - 20 days holiday + bank holidays - strict 45 hour week (excluding breaks). DBS required (or willing to undertake). Salary £22,000 - £24,000 gross pa DOE (13 month salary). Start ASAP Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com