Part time Housekeeper - Hampstead, London

Our client is seeking a permanent part time Housekeeper with private household experience, to work in the afternoons from 12/1pm onwards. 4 hours every day, Monday to Friday. This is a 5 bedroom house, 3 bathrooms - general domestic cleaning, laundry, ironing etc. Must also be dog friendly - small 9 year old dog, needs an afternoon walk. You will have proven longevity in previous roles, and present with checkable references and a current DBS/Police Check. Nearest tube is Hampstead, approx. 10 min. walk from station. Start after Easter. £12 nett per hour x 20 hours per week = £240 nett per week / £13,364 gross pa. Interviews now  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Private Chef - SW & Central London, UK

A private family household are seeking to recruit an experienced chef to work with the Principal and the existing household staff at two UK properties – the main residence in South West London and a second residence in Central London.

There will be three main areas of responsibility in this role. The priority is to cook for the Principal, his guests and occasional staff catering (small numbers). You will be able to cook a range of different cuisines from very high-quality home cooking to fine dining.

The second key responsibility is to make sure the Principal is always cared for in respect to his health, lifestyle, nutrition and general holistic wellness. There is a well-stocked kitchen garden, which should be utilized regularly.

The third key responsibility is to assist and support the team with the overall management and running of the properties – ensuring that properties and aircraft are provisioned.

You will need to work flexible hours and be fully available whenever the Principal is in London. The role will require very occasional travel with the Principal.

We are looking for someone who has a hands-on approach and is willing to personally involve in daily household tasks. You will have a strong character and good communication skills. You will be able to deal with last minute changes calmly. You will have exceptional attention to detail and excellent time management. You will be enthusiastic and ready to work as part of a team.

Key Responsibilities and Hours:

· Responsible for the daily operations and running of the kitchen at the main and secondary property in London

· Cooking high quality, nutritious meals for the principal, his guests and household staff

· Preparing food in advance for private jet flights

· Adhering to all dietary requirements and assisting with supplement routine

· Shopping for and ordering food in a timely and efficient manner

· Proactively thinking of cupboard essentials that could be homemade such as Kombucha

Kitchen Management:

· Maintaining exceptional hygiene and cleanliness standards in kitchens

· Responsible for ordering cleaning products and other kitchen stock

· Ensuring out of date food is disposed of in a timely manner

Household Management:

· Working with the Household EA to ensure that the routine of the house is clear, organised and well-staffed

· Overseeing and engaging in the general upkeep of the property, maintenance jobs and working with the Household EA to manage contractors when necessary

· Running errands on behalf of the Principal

· Occasional dog walking would be helpful – but not essential

Events:

· Cooking for private dinner parties for up to 30 guests (usually no more than 10 functions of this size per annum)

· Work with the Principal to plan menus

· Forward thinking with guests dietary requirements

· Assist with service where necessary (Usually just when the principle is dining alone or with one or two guests informally).

Compensation: £50,000 - £60,000 (dependent on experience) plus discretionary bonus. Longevity in previous roles a must; a clean driving licence and DBS cleared.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

IT Specialist - Family Office, Kuwait

We are seeking an experienced and highly skilled IT Specialist in an Executive Support role, for a family office based in Kuwait. You will be the ‘subject matter’ expert for the Service in technical IT matters, supporting a team of IT Specialists with knowledge, best practice and training to enable the team to deliver a world class customer experience.

The key skill sets will be someone with strong Apple technology experience, along with Android, Mac & PC’s/Office Applications, Domain Level, Hardware, Phones/PABS, Active Directory, Audio Visual Systems, Home Automation Systems, Printers, Network – installations and projects – problem resolution and troubleshooting.

You will be flexible to operate in a 24/7 support role, flexible to travel as required, and possess a calm and organised personality to operate in a very busy family office environment. This role would be suited to a single individual due to the last minute demands and travel, however a young family will also be considered.

Essential Experience, Skills & Qualifications

  • Application packaging methodology using Microsoft deployment

  • ITIL foundation Certification or greater

  • Good understanding of Casper Suite/Certification to CCT level

  • Previous packaging experience of Mac applications

Competitive tax free salary with additional benefits including annual return economy class ticket to home base, medical insurance, annual bonus and relocation allowance. Interested applicants must provide proven experience on their CV as per above requirements, provide proof of certificates, possess a clean police record, hold an Australian, US, British or EU passport (for ease of last minute visas and international travel), and be available for interview and start. Skype interview/s in first instance. Checkable references from previous employers will be requested once interview process underway.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily Housekeeper - Belgravia, London

We are seeking a mature and experienced Housekeeper for this European household, with one young toddler and full time Nanny. Large 3 bedroom property kept in immaculate condition - all cleaning, laundry and wardrobe management, along with general errands, shopping, etc. A housekeeper with 5* standards and meticulous attention to detail. Also occasional light family cooking.

Must hold an EU or British passport, be DBS cleared, with proven experience and longevity in previous roles with checkable references. Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm with a little flexibility, 40 - 45 hour week - £500 npwk DOE. Start ASAP. Closest tube Sloane Square or 10 min walk from Victoria station.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Live In French/English speaking Domestic Couple - St Remy de Provence, France

An experienced live in couple is required for an 8 bedroom ’ Provence Style’ Farmhouse in Saint Remy, set on an olive farm. The house needs to run like clockwork and everything needs to be maintained. Must be fluent in French and also English. Jobs will include, but not limited too, and shared between the live-in couple:

  • Take responsibility for all aspects of the running of the house

  • High level of thorough cleaning throughout the property, laundry, and stock taking. (the property is rented on occasion)

  • Family cooking

  • Cleaning product and household items stock using initiative and ordering more when stock is low

  • Up-keep of furniture, art, china, silver and crystal

  • Ensure security of residence at all times

  • Supervise and assist with the heavy cleaning tasks, both inside and on the terraces around the pool and general pool car

  • Household maintenance and liaise with external contractors

  • Ensure all household equipment including lighting and AV systems are in sound working order – thorough check to be carried out well in advance of family and guests arriving.

  • Keep accurate household records and record petty cash expenditure

  • Garden Maintenance (overseeing 3 gardeners) Ensuring the garden is kept up to a high standard

  • Ensure vehicles are valeted and in good working order, and drive Principal and guests as and when required

  • Greet guests and ensure they have everything they need

  • Unpacking and packing for Principal, family and guests if required

  • Ensure health, safety and hygiene standards are adhered to

  • Hire temporary staff as and when required

  • One of the couple must speak French and ideally you should both drive but one driver is essential as driving (Airport runs etc) is part of the job.

  • Must have DBS / Police Checks, and proven experience with checkable references from previous employers.

You should be friendly, approachable and flexible, and have a ‘can do’ attitude making it a priority to ensure that all guests have as pleasurable stay as possible.

There is a staff car provided for business purposes, but you would need your own car for your own personal use. A lovely 2 bedroom private cottage is provided for this couple. Usually working Monday - Friday, but when the clients come you may work more days. 4,500 nett per month.  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. Reporting to House Manager.

Duties include all high end cleaning and laundry, overseeing contractors, running errands, ordering stock, general household duties, as required etc. Must have proven experience in a high end property and longevity in previous roles, along with checkable references and current DBS.

Property not far from the station and takes 30 minutes fast train from Waterloo. Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, but some flexibility is required at times. £550 npwk DOE/ £37,000 gross pa. Languages: Tagalog or Thai. Interviews will be conducted 3rd week of May.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Live In Housekeeper - Mayfair, London

Our client with a fully staffed property in London, is seeking a professional Housekeeper who can offer 5* housekeeping and laundry services. Must have previous experience working in a high end private residence, and be happy to work in a team of 4 Housekeepers. Travel could be required at key times of the year between their London home, and property in Surrey however transport is organised by the family office. Must be discrete and confidential, and a team player. Rota is 45 hours a week and would include some weekends, with 2 days off. Must like animals and be a non-smoker. DBS required (can be organised). Accommodation own bedroom and either shared bathroom (with one other) or own bathroom. Start ASAP. £24 - £26,000 gross pa DOE.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily Nanny & Daily Housekeeper (2 roles) - Belgravia, London

We are recruiting for 2 positions. An experienced and confident Housekeeper to maintain all cleaning and laundry for this 3 bedroom high spec apartment. Monday to Friday 45 hour week with flexibility £500 npwk.

And, a mature and experienced Daily Nanny for this European family, with 3.5 year old girl. Hours are Monday to Friday starting at 8am to 7pm, with some babysitting. Daughter goes to nursery 3 days per week from 9am to 3pm, and 2 days a week from 9am to 12 noon. In between you will prepare healthy nutritional meals for her. She has dairy and nut allergies etc, so someone who is experienced and confident in ensuring her diet is maintained correctly. You will take her to play dates and activities, and ensure her room and any personal requirements are tended to. Child’s laundry is done by the full time Housekeeper.

Both candidates must hold a EU or British passport and the Nanny be free to travel occasionally to European countries in holiday periods. Good Salary offered & negotiable. Start ASAP. DBS/Police Check required for both candidates, or happy to organise, along with checkable references.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Domestic Couple - Richmond, London

A private family household are seeking to recruit a highly skilled domestic couple to assist with the running of two properties for the Principal. Primary responsibility will involve daily cleaning and laundry tasks. You will also engage in maintenance tasks, driving and occasional table service. Exceptional attention to detail is required, the right candidates must be extremely well-organized and able to adapt to last minute changes.

We are looking for a couple who are energetic and very practical. You will both need to be flexible and able to work long hours during busy periods. You will both have a strong character and good communication skills. You must both be trustworthy and able to demonstrate that you can handle confidential information appropriately.

Cleaning and laundry

Daily cleaning across two properties – a main residence in South West London and a secondary property in central London; Performing a variety of cleaning activities such as sweeping, mopping, dusting and polishing; Areas to clean will include the interior and exterior of the properties and vehicles; This will include many valuable and antique items so a great degree of care and outstanding attention to detail is required; Daily laundry and ironing of fine clothes, bedding, linens and table cloths; Managing the stock of cleaning and laundry products; Work with other household staff to pack and unpack for the Principal when he travels abroad.

Maintenance and technology

Maintaining and repairing cleaning appliances; Maintenance jobs such as hanging pieces of art, oiling doors and changing light bulbs; The properties have several technical systems including televisions, sound systems, heating and lighting. Experience of operating such systems will be needed.

Driving

Running errands into central London using company vehicles to drop off and collect items; Driving to transport luggage to airport

Service and Events

Daily table service as required; Assist with events hosted by the Principal at properties; Prepare the property before events; Clean the property after events; Assist with service where necessary during events.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Minimum of 5 years of experience in private households, hospitality, hotels or restaurants; Experience of serving customers, diners, guests or a Principal directly; Familiar with cleaning and laundry; Good standard of written and spoken English; Right to work within the UK; Able and willing to drive in the UK.

Personal Attributes

Hands on approach, willing to be personally involved in cleaning and laundry everyday; Outstanding attention to the detail; Positive and can-do attitude; Team player who enjoys working with different types of people; Confidence when dealing with big personalities; Able to operate in a flexible and changing environment; Copes well with last minute requests; Trustworthy and handles confidential information appropriately;  Comfortable with flexible hours.

Hours & Salary

10 hours per day, working 5 days out of 7 which will include Saturday and Sunday on a regular basis. Hours may vary when the Principal is in residence. Occasional travel within the UK to other rental properties. If live out, salary £60,000 gross pa (paid £30k each) or live in and accommodation can be provided, Salary DOE..   Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Seasonal Palazzo Manager, Butler, Head Housekeeper, Couple – Tuscany, Italy

This is a Seasonal Role: Start: May through until September 2019 (5 months)

We are seeking either a Couple, Palazzo Manager, Head Housekeeper or a Butler who is naturally hands-on, but who comes with the ability and experience to, if necessary, coordinate a team of staff employed at a historic Palazzo in rural central Italy.

Candidates MUST offer fluency in both Italian and English.

There are 12 existing domestic staff, who have been employed at the property for many years. Therefore, we need someone who will be able to approach this role with a degree of diplomacy and sensitivity. Candidates must be able to show they have a meticulous eye for detail, along with the ability to enthuse and motivate the team to strive for higher levels of perfection. This is a unique job, in a beautiful property, which requires someone who exhibits: a keen eye for the minute; gravitas; superior communication and people-skills, along with top-notch practical skills and know-how in their specialism, be it housekeeping or food and beverage service.

The owner is a UHNW individual and is all too familiar with the finer things in life, 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 the Palazzo to wind-down and entertain often extremely high-profile friends and guests.

As already stressed, candidates MUST be fluent in Italian and in English, while it is also important they are naturally, actively and enthusiastically hands-on. We would like to find someone who will: lead-by-example; love working in a beautiful historical home; strive for perfection and show they can think on their feet, all the while managing complex logistics (often at very short notice) and dealing with ambiguity in their stride!

For the right person there is an opportunity that the role could open up to a full time position, or that it could include work at other properties, situated in the UK or other areas in Italy. Must have 10-15 years experience, hold a current driving licence, non smoker, and valid DBS/Police Check.

Salary: Euro 4.5K Per Month D.O.E. Start May 13th. Accommodation: Bedroom and bathroom ensuite + use of car for business related duties provided. If the role became full-time, potential, separate, self-contained accommodation could be provided..  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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

Daily Housekeeper / Nanny - Highbury, London

This busy but relaxed household is seeking a full time Housekeeper, with childcare experience – 2 boys aged 8 & 13 yrs old, and a baby girl.

Usual housekeeping tasks, cleaning, laundry, ironing, general errands etc., and occasional family cooking. This role would suit a Housekeeper with an eye for detail, and an energetic and active individual as the house is spread over 5 floors with plenty of stairs.

You will have previous proven experience as a Housekeeper, and be confident with occasional sole charge childcare, for one night’s babysitting per week.

Clear English is a must, as is organisation and initiative. Hours 45+ hours per week – Monday to Friday, with some flexibility to switch to a Saturday if there are house-guests. Pet free household.

Must have excellent checkable references and a DBS required (this can be organised). Start ASAP. Salary £500 npwk DOE/£33,200 gross pa.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Head Housekeeper / Deputy House Manager - North London, UK

We are looking for a hands-on manager to take responsibility for a large Housekeeping Department, which includes daily housekeepers, a laundry team and housekeeping porters, for this significant and unique, newly-refurbished, prestigious private household in North London.

Candidates need to be able to show they have significant managerial and hands-on housekeeping experience gathered in: Royal Households, respected private households, mega yachts (85M+) , renowned 5* super deluxe hotels, or smaller boutique hotels and/or the finest private members clubs.

The specification, colours and interior design of the property, which includes the use of precious soft and hard materials and fabrics, along with antiques, art and custom-made furniture will make this a challenging but rewarding role!

Reporting to the House Manager, the position comes with the authority to train, motivate and supervise the housekeeping and laundry staff along with the requirement to step-in and run the household in the absence of the House Manager.

A consistent and meticulous eye for detail is prerequisite, along with the ability to enthuse and motivate the team to strive for higher levels of perfection. This is truly a one-off position, which requires candidates who exhibit natural gravitas, along with a combination of superior communication, management and practical skills and know-how. 

Area Specifics:

Wardrobe Management: work with the wardrobe-keeper to ensure all seasonal requirements are met and proper standards are applied to the rotation, storage, packing and unpacking of the wardrobes and accessories;

Laundry: Must exhibit advanced laundry knowledge and practical skills in all processes, including: washing, sorting, pressing, spot-cleaning, valeting and steaming and have some dry-cleaning awareness;

Financial Management: be able to assist with resource management plans;

HR & Talent Management: Assist in managing and controlling staff rosters and time management and recruitment processes.

Ensure that all work undertaken is done so in a safe manner and in accordance with relevant approved codes of practice;

To comply with all Health & Safety regulation including fire safety procedures to ensure the safety of yourself, staff, contractors and the Principals and their guests.

Start ASAP, Salary £55,000 gross pa DOE, plus benefits. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Travelling Russian speaking Butler - Monaco

Based in Monaco. Looking after one businessman. Packing, inventories, taking care of fine clothes and wines. Personal shopping and sourcing items. Liaising with house manager, travelling chef, personal trainer and PA. Overseeing daily housekeeper’s. Organising functions. Ensuring the smooth running of this hi tech residence. Must be organised, calm and immaculate in appearance. Extensive travel (private jet) in Europe, USA and Private Yacht. Accommodation and food supplied in all locations. Flight home paid during 2 weeks off. Fluent English and Russian required. EU passport essential. Checkable references. Security check carried out. Long – term role. 4,500 Euro’s per month. 2 weeks on / 2 weeks off (job share with another Butler). Immediate start. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily Butler - Surrey & London

Our client, a mature couple, is seeking an experienced Butler with strong service and valet skills. Must be hands on and willing to “muck in” as far as other household needs are required.  Travel required at key times of the year.

The role will be based between two properties based in London and Surrey.  You will be required to work weekends at the Surrey property, with two days off in the week (Weekends off by arrangement), and up to 12 hours a day. 

Candidate will have: Excellent references; A clean driving license ; Worked in a high profile household; Excellent knowledge of the rules of etiquette, protocol and good manners; The ability to always remain professional in every circumstance; The ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality; Have a pro-active approach to work; A Clean Police Record and be happy to undergo a DBS Check (there are grand-children in the house on weekends).

The client also wishes to find a Butler that shows longevity in their previous roles and a desire to seek a long-term working commitment to their new employers. Accommodation can be offered in either property, for late night finishes etc. Non smoker and must like animals. Open to Male or Female candidates. Salary £35k to £40,000 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

Live In Housekeeper / Nanny - Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

This busy household with 4 children aged between 3 - 8 years old and a family dog, is seeking an experienced Live In Housekeeper with childcare experience, to work in conjunction with a Daily Housekeeper.

Duties will include Deep cleaning the house and making sure home is tidy and clutter free / Laundry, ironing and wardrobe management / Running Daily Errands / Grocery shopping / Occasional food preparation / Occasional baby sitting / Taking Dogs for walk and looking after the dog / Should be flexible to travel on holidays .

Looking for someone who is organised, reliable and trustworthy. Someone who loves kids and willing to interact with kids and be part of the family. Need someone with lots of energy and patience.

Holiday: 28 days holiday per year. Start Date: ASAP. Hours Required: 5/6 days a week to include weekend coverage, however this is all negotiable. Driver: Ideally a driver is required but not a deal breaker. The family can provide a car for use on duty. Accommodation - own bedroom etc. Preferred Languages - fluent in English and either Filipino, Thai, Punjab, Hindi, Urdu, Nepalese - Salary up to £33,000 DOE. Start ASAP. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Full time Chef - Surrey & London

A full-time Chef is sought for our client who lives between Surrey and London. The successful candidate will have recent experience of working in a busy private home, and may also have worked in respected hotels or restaurants.

Working for a couple, who have grown-up children and grandchildren, the primary role of the chef will be to prepare and cook healthy, nutritious and balanced meals, working 5 days a week to include working at weekends.

The chef will be required to present menus for approval and he or she will then need to organise: menu-planning, shopping & food preparation while ensuring that: ingredients are correctly stored, stock is properly monitored, wastage is kept to an absolute minimum, the kitchen is always maintained in a tidy and spotless state and all receipts are properly audited and passed to the office in a correct and timely fashion.

Candidate will also have: Excellent references; A clean driving license ; Worked in a high profile household; Excellent knowledge of the rules of etiquette, protocol and good manners; The ability to always remain professional in every circumstance; The ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality; Have a pro-active approach to work; A Clean Police Record and be happy to undergo a DBS Check (there are young children in the house on weekends).

While it is important that Candidates present the right credentials, the client would also like to emphasise that they wish to find a chef who has:

A real love and passion for cooking and their profession; An understanding that work in a private home requires a proactive and forward-thinking approach; A friendly and flexible nature.

The client also wishes to find a chef that shows longevity in their previous roles and a desire to seek a long-term working commitment to their new employers. Salary between £35,000 - £45,000 gross pa DOE. Accommodation can be offered in either property, for late night finishes etc. 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

Daily Senior Housekeeper - Richmond, London

A private family household are seeking to recruit a housekeeper to assist with the running of multiple properties for the Principal, and join a household team. Primary responsibility will include an oversight of household organization, ensuring areas such as laundry and cleaning run efficiently, and to a high standard. Every day you will need to be directly involved in doing laundry and cleaning yourself.

You will be responsible for the overall appearance and atmosphere of the house both on a day to day basis and during hosted events. You will work closely with the Principal of the household, assisting directly with valet, wardrobe and personal duties. The Principal does have a Travelling Valet who will travel with the Principal, but there might be occasional travel abroad if he is not available.

We are looking for someone who is highly skilled with a hands-on approach, and willing to personally be involved in daily household tasks. 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.

Key Responsibilities:

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 house is clear, organised and well-staffed / 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. However, when the client is in residence the housekeeper will need to be flexible to work longer hours, example 09:30 – 21:00, 5-days per week, and two weekends each month. The extra hours worked will be recouped when the clients are travelling (which is presently 6 months of each year).

Events and travel as required to London Property, and possible to property in Europe. Some requirement to respond to calls and messages outside of working hours may be necessary too.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

- Minimum of 5 years of experience in private households, hospitality, hotels or restaurants

- Experience of serving customers, diners, guests or a Principal directly

- 5* experience in cleaning and laundry

- Wardrobe and clothing management experience

- Able and willing to drive in the UK

- Willing to sign confidentiality agreement/NDA and undertake a DBS check.

This role would best suit applicants who drive and own a car. However, the property is a 20 - 25 minute walking distance (or a short bike ride) from Kingston or Hampton Wick Railway station. Salary DOE. Start ASAP. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Weekend Cook / Housekeeper - Kensington, London

A weekend Cook/Housekeeper is required to work every weekend, as well as 3 days during the week completing a 5 day week, working in a fully-staffed Private Household, managed like a small Boutique Hotel. There will also be the need for minimal travel to France and Switzerland.

Cooking Duties will only be required on weekends, and will require the preparation and cooking of simple, well-prepared, healthy and nutritious meals, using the freshest organic and premium grade ingredients available, for a family of 3.

In addition to cooking, the cook will be required to shop each day at Whole Foods. prepare the ingredients and cook to order and maintain the kitchen in a spotless and hygienic state at all times.

Typical menus will include: cottage or shepherd's pie, composite and simple salads, grilled vegetables. chicken or beef satay, steak and chips, a traditional roast Sunday lunch with all the trimmings etc.

The family have a list of firm favourite dishes, and follow diets, so the cooks needs to be relied upon to follow recipes carefully and precisely. Note: there is a chef who works Monday to Friday who can give detailed guidance on all the dishes and recipes that the family enjoy.

For the other 3 days, the role includes supporting the Housekeeping team with a wide range of housekeeping and general household tasks.

The Cook / Housekeeper will be expected to work with all members of the team, so they can deliver the highest levels of hospitality services to the Principals, Family and Guests. This a busy household and the ability to work to high standards is absolutely essential.

The role requires a solid commitment to work 5-days, including weekends, with a total of 50 hours a week.

  • Candidates must be flexible and adaptable to change;

  • Must be available to work every weekend and some Bank Holidays;

  • Must be available to travel for short trips abroad;

  • Candidates Must already work and live in London.

  • Start ASAP. £35,000 gross pa neg DOE. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Live In Domestic Couple - Gloucestershire, UK

Our client, a family of 2 adults and 4 children aged from 8 to 16, are looking for a domestic couple to work at their beautiful holiday, home-from-home, property situated within a 6 mile distance of Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds - this is an area of outstanding beauty and desirable location to live.

The family live much of the year abroad, and use the property for family holidays and breaks. This typical stone-build property, includes a main house along with converted coach house and stables, that incorporate a self-contained, staff 2-bedroom accommodation. Along with gym, guest rooms and pool house.

There are 2 full-time Gardeners employed along with an Estate Manager, and the family will travel with a Chef when making longer visits. They will also employ extra help for very busy periods.

The responsibilities of the role will include, but not be limited to:

  • Housekeeping: Daily cleaning and Spring/deep cleaning, while maintaining the appropriate presentation of the house

  • Plant care: maintaining house plants and arranging cut flowers during visits

  • Laundry: washing, ironing, pressing and steaming along with linen and wardrobe care

  • Kitchen: Maintaining kitchen stores, some light cooking when chef is not accompanying the family

  • Handyman/woman: keeping an eye on basic maintenance chores, changing lightbulbs, etc.

  • Fireplaces: cleaning grates, making fires, keeping adequate dry wood for burning

  • Outdoor Work: maintaining the upkeep of patios and terraces, jet washing outside hard surfaces, keeping garden furniture covered and clean, with cushion covered laundered as needed

  • Vehicles Management: maintaining, cleaning, keeping charged, turning over engines, ensuring tax and overseeing servicing etc.

  • Pets: Walking 2 dogs & feeding 2 micro Pigs (which are no longer micro)!!

The property is rural, so applicants must both drive. The role would suit am experienced couple who are familiar with working in a stylish family home, who have the innate ability to care for their employer’s home as if it were their own, and who can think on their feet and relish living in this beautiful rural environment. Must have checkable references and current DBS (an be organised). Start ASAP. Salary £55K DOE / Circa £850 week net. DOE. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com