Private Chef - Monaco

Our client, an UHNWI based in Monaco, is seeking a highly skilled Chef required for a job share, rota 2 weeks on / 2 weeks off. A fully staffed residence, you will be cooking for the Principal, his guests and all staff meals.

The client follows a strict nutritional diet, and some worldwide travel will be included. You will have a good repertoire of menus and trained to the highest standards. You will also ensure all F&B provisioning and kitchen is stocked, cleaned down etc. etc.

Salary negotiable depending on experience. Separate staff accommodation is provided (own bedroom / shared kitchen, living area & bathroom), and flights provided to your European home on your 2 weeks off.

Must speak fluent English and be flexible with working hours. French and Russian an advantage although not a deal breaker. Must have checkable valid references, a current DBS / Police Check and available to start ASAP. EU Passport required. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Travelling Russian speaking Butler - Monaco

Based in Monaco, you will be looking after the personal needs of an international businessman. Packing cases, inventories, taking care of high end clothing, 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 his 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

House Manager / Butler – Tuscany, Italy

We are seeking a bilingual House Manager with Butler Service skills (or a Couple who bring together both sets of skills), naturally hands-on, who comes with the ability and experience to 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. It would be of huge advantage if candidates present exceptional and proven laundry, wardrobe and/or valet skills.

The owner is a UHNW individual and is all too familiar with the finer things in life, and lives in the fast lane, often only organising or confirming travel schedules at the very last minute! Therefore, the property will need to be maintained in a permanent state of readiness. Preferring rural Italy to the frenetic lifestyle of Sardinia or St Tropez, the client uses 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, and good standing checkable references.

Salary: Euro 4.5K Per Month D.O.E. Immediate start. 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

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

Part time Housekeeper - Camden, London

Our client is seeking a permanent part time Housekeeper to start early September (after the summer holidays). The Housekeeper will have experience in a 5* hotel and/or worked in a very high-end property, and used working to a very high standard of cleaning. The property is to a high spec with clean lines, therefore the Housekeeper must have a meticulous eye for dust and detail. A house proud, organised and methodical individual would enjoy working in this property. Closest tube is West Hampstead or Finchley Road. £13.00 net per hour (Tax & NI paid by employer) £20,082 gross pa, 5 hours per day from 8:00am - 1:00pm Monday to Friday, total of 25 hours per week with pro-rata holiday entitlement. Must have checkable references and DBS cleared (or happy to undertake). Client will interview now up to 10th July, for a 2nd September start.  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

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

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Daily or Live in Housekeeper (or couple) - Lanarkshire, Lowlands of Scotland

The position of Housekeeper will help maintain the interior of all buildings on the estate, including a historically important main house and annex buildings.

The housekeeper must show that they are enthusiastic about their work, and can respect the importance of their work environment.

It is also important for the employer to find staff members who understand the importance of keeping confidentiality, discretion, and respect for privacy at all times. We are seeking a candidate who is trustworthy, experienced in housekeeping, and who instinctively pay close attention to the small details, and enjoy working in a team.

Note: While this role is being advertised as a single position, it would be possible to provide work for a partner in a ground-person / estate worker role. Accommodation is a self contained apartment.

Responsibilities:

o To clean the rooms of the Main House and annex buildings, using owner designated cleaning materials and solutions;

o To rigorously follow rotational cleaning routines to ensure proper cleaning and maintenance of the the house and its contents;

o To ensure the highest standards of cleanliness are maintained across multiple buildings;

o To naturally understand and respect the value and the historical importance of the work environment;

o To provide excellence in customer care to the principals, their children and guests;

o To help maintain inventories

o Keep record of cleaning supplies and report to managers when more are needed while properly maintaining cleaning tools and equipment;

o Laundering and ironing of all clothing and bedding,

o Maintaining and organising the contents of wardrobes;

o Changing bedding and bath linen as required;

o Assisting with occasional food preparation as required;

o Running errands – eg, collecting dry cleaning or household shopping;

o The ability to answering the house phone and dealing with callers professionally and courteously;

o Helping other staff to valet family and guest vehicles;

o Assisting other household staff with organizing and managing private functions, lunches and/or dinners;

o Actively communicating and alerting managers of any maintenance and repairs required.

Must have Valid UK Driver’s License and be Certified in CPR / First Aid (or prepared to undertake and/or update if necessary. Start ASAP. Salary £16,000 gross pa DOE, plus accommodation and bills covered. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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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 £40,000 - £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

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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

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Daily Housekeeper - Weybridge, Surrey

Our international client is seeking an experienced Housekeeper to look after a 6 bedroom house, often frequented by guests. Duties include all high end cleaning and laundry, overseeing contractors, running errands, general household duties, as required etc. Prefer a Housekeeper who lives close to Weybridge, and the ability to drive is also a bonus. Reporting directly to the resident House Manager.

Must have good level of English and longevity in previous roles, checkable references, along with a DBS (or prepared to obtain). Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, but some flexibility is required at times. £30.000 gross pa, discretionary bonus based on performance, plus statutory holidays and pension. Languages: Tagalog, Thai or Cantonese preferred. Start ASAP.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Housekeeper / Nanny - Bovingdon, Hertfordshire

Our international client based in Bovingdon (4 miles, 12 minute drive from Hemel Hempstead), is seeking a Daily Housekeeper with childcare experience with full and clean driving licence. The client is happy to employ an experienced Housekeeper / Nanny, who is happy to work 4 days a week, or 5 days can be considered. This person will be completely flexible and able to work between Monday to Friday 8am / 9am to 5/ 6pm, with occasional babysitting (but not a condition), and paid extra or time off in lieu offered.

The children, a girl aged 11 yo and a boy 12 yo, are both joining secondary (day) school in September 2019. There is a car available for work usage and child runs etc, a Fiat 500X Automatic – 4WD, Circa 2 years old. Driving typically would be required in the wider Bovingdon area (typical range: Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead, Amersham, St. Albans, Rickmansworth).

The household duties, you will be responsible for:

  • General domestic duties such as (but not limited to) cleaning, ironing, changing beds, dusting, vacuum cleaning, maintaining indoor plants, emptying bins

  • Assist with managing the household, including dealing with tradesmen, maintenance contractors, deliveries, coordinating with the gardener etc.

  • Driving the children to/from school, sports club, play-dates etc, as requested from time to time

  • Grocery shopping, dry-cleaners etc, when requested from time to time

The nanny duties are mainly to support with “logistics”. As the children will be going to different schools and have different activities, this sometimes requires picking up one of the children from school, swimming etc. and also assisting with school work and/or reading etc.

The property sits on a large 5 acre beautifully maintained estate with pool complex, greenhouse, tennis court, large landscaped garden including a vegetable garden and orchard. The main house comprises 3 floors, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms which is the main day to day cleaning. There is also a 1-bedroom cottage used as a home office, and for guests. Note, all these rooms don’t need tending to daily, so not as exhausting as it reads.

Ideal start date is early August however happy to interview now with the view, the Housekeeper might have to wait for one months notice period and/or have summer holidays booked. Salary £25,000 gross pa plus bonus based on performance. Pension contribution following auto-enrolment or pay into private pension if Housekeeper already has one: 3% of gross. 25 days paid holiday based on 5 day full-time position (20 if 4 days). One hour lunch break per day.

This is a ‘down to earth’ bi-lingual family who travel regularly with holiday homes abroad, who would like to employ a liberal thinking, non-smoking Housekeeper, who is highly discreet and confidential and holds no social media profiles. They prefer to keep a very low profile. The family enjoys sports such as swimming, tennis and netball and enjoys travel.

You will have proven longevity in previous roles and present with checkable references, a current driving licence, and DBS (this can be organised). Interviews now for August start. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Estate Worker / Groundskeeper - Lanarkshire, Scotland

We are seeking an Estate Worker/Groundskeeper for a full time position on a privately owned estate. The Estate Worker/Groundskeeper’s primary duties will be to support the implementation of the ground care and woodland elements of the Estate Management Plan. Additionally, the candidate will assist with the maintenance of all estate buildings.

The ideal candidate will be practical by nature and familiar with operating a broad range of landscaping and ground care machinery and other power tools. The position requires working outside on the land and in the woodlands in all weather conditions, and, from time to time, requires supporting a variety of activities happening indoors and off the estate as directed by management.

Note: While this role is being advertised as a single position, it would be possible to provide work for a partner in a housekeeping position.

Primary Tasks:

  1. Seasonal maintenance of the lawns and grass verges, estate wide.

  2. Seasonal maintenance of hedging, estate wide.

  3. Seasonal maintenance of flower and vegetable/fruit/herb beds and polytunnels.

  4. Woodland maintenance including the clearing of fallen trees and branches, pruning of branches.

  5. All other ground care activities including but not restricted to: trimming, brush cutting, weeding and leaf clearing.

  6. Maintenance and repair of estate drives and tracks, including winter gritting.

  7. Maintenance and repair of estate fencing and gates.

  8. Maintenance and repair of estate burns, drains and ditches.

  9. Maintain and improve the public image of the Estate along the road verges, paths and rights of way. This will include the monitoring and clearance of litter and fly tipping.

  10. Assist with general estate wide security and the management of incidents and emergencies.

 Secondary Tasks:

  1. Contribute to the ground care and woodland elements of the development and review process of the Estate Management Plan.

  2. Assist with the maintenance and repair of all estate buildings.

  3. Light agricultural work, for example topping fields not tenanted.

  4. Assisting with animal care.

  5. Maintenance of all ground care machinery, implements and tools, including the availability of fuel and all other consumables

  6. Ensure cleanliness of the roofs, yards and gutters.

  7. Assist with the maintenance of all estate motor vehicles, including the tractor.

  8. Ensure the efficient organization and maintenance of the estate’s barns, workshops and garaging.

  9. Other duties as required.

The incumbent will possess the following qualifications and be experienced in:

  • Full UK Driving Licence

  • Experienced in the operation of ride-on ground care machinery and other heavy equipment such as tracked chipping machines and stump grinders.

  • Experienced at driving towing a trailer

  • Holds a basic disclosure check from Disclosure Scotland (or be prepared to apply)

  • Chainsaw proficiency 

  • IPAF proficiency 

  • First Aid

The role of Estate Worker is demanding and requires the post holder to:

  • Be motivated and a strong team player

  • Be practical and possess initiative and organised

  • Have a high level of fitness and strength

  • Be comfortable “working at height”

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Property Manager - Middle East

The Property Manager provides the leadership and expertise that will ensure the effective and efficient operation of the property, including but not limited to, the quality of services provided and the achievements of the stated operational goals and financial objectives.

The Property Manager takes care of the residence’s assets and ensures that the property is always maintained to a level where the family and guests can be received at short notice.

The Property Manager guides and oversees the operation of the residence in order to ensure sustainable World Class service and product quality at all times.

The Manager leads by example and promotes a culture of quality and continuous improvement within every department .

It is important that the Manager leads the operation in a responsible way that respects the local social practices and religious beliefs. The Manager also takes care of the conditions, upkeep and improvement of the physical environment.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for a large number of hospitality and operation staff from varied nationalities

  • Planning, organising and directing all operations and hospitality services including: Food & Beverage Production and Service, Housekeeping & Laundry, Health & Safety along with Food Hygiene, Guest reception, handling and Maintenance, including landscaping

  • Overseeing Human Resources

  • Overseeing all purchases required for the property

  • Maintaining inventory and stock-control for the Property

  • Maintaining the budgetary plans, keeping accurate accounts of all purchases including petty-cash

  • Overseeing contractors and other companies who are involved in any work on the Property

Accommodation

Accommodation would be provided for the period of the trial, then an allowance would be provided, in addition to the quoted salary to cover accommodation.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum 4-year Management or leadership degree in Hospitality

  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications

Eligibility

  • Must have held the role of GM or Director of Hospitality, in a world-renowned and highly respected hospitality venue

  • Must have extensive of progressive hotel or luxury property experience, gathered in respected 5* world-renowned deluxe properties, and/or reputed Royal or Presidential households, and private residences or super yachts (100m+)

  • Experience in calculating and preparing operating budgets.

  • Ability to write reports and procedures.

  • Leadership skills and capable of delegating tasks, and motivating a large team

  • An advanced understanding of what defines luxury in all its facets

  • Detailed knowledge of purchasing, ordering, receiving, costing and inventory procedures

  • Having an eye for detail and creativity to provide the superlative guest experience 

Perks

  • 120,000 Euros per Annum DOE

  • Live Out  (3-months salary offered to pay for accommodation) 25%

  • Medical Insurance

  • Flight Allowance

  • 12-Month Renewable Contract

  • 2 Months Vacation Per Annum

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Private Chef - Summer Contract - Lanarkshire, Scotland

Full-Time: 2 to 3 Month Summer Contract / Starting mid to late June

An extremely private family is seeking a professional, experienced, creative, and detail oriented Full-Time private chef to prepare delicious and organic healthy meals.

Specializing in biodynamics and organic preparations, and with a familiarity with paleo and keto diets, the Private/Personal chef may be expected to prepare meals from scratch for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and must be able to work with others in the kitchen, including another full-time chef.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Creativity in preparing biodynamic/organic meals with a focus on avoiding pre-processed products as much as possible

  • Ability to quickly develop relationships with local farmers, biodynamic/wholesale organic suppliers

  • Enforces uncompromised sanitation and safety standards

  • Plans customized menus for the principals, children and events

  • Coordinates cooking and serving times with Principals, children and other kitchen and household staff

  • Conducts scheduled and routine physical inventories for food and supplies

  • Coordinates with additional estate staff for supply pick-up and deliveries

  • Creates purchase orders for food and supplies with vendors and farmers

  • Maintains an efficient workflow between the staff with prepping, cooking, cleaning and deliveries

  • Ensures cleanliness of kitchen and all kitchen equipment

  • Listens to and understands Principal's needs

The ideal candidate may have some or all of the following:

  • A culinary certificate and/or a degree and/or a bachelor’s degree

  • 5-10 years of consistent and recent domestic experience as a full-time private chef,

  • Will show he/she is knowledgeable and experienced with biodynamic/organic cooking

Salary negotiable DOE and On-site accommodations provided - 1 bedroom studio apartment - Single applicants only. Start ASAP. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Senior Housekeeper - nr. Bracknell Forest, Berkshire

A hands-on, lead-from-the-front, self-motivated, responsible and experienced Senior Housekeeper is required for a significant residential property in Warfield, Nr Bracknell Forest in Berkshire.

The high specification, light colours and interior design, which include the use of fragile materials and fabrics, will make this a challenging but rewarding role.

The Senior Housekeeper will be responsible for maintaining and caring for the property to such a standard as to ensure perfection at all times. This will include managing the day-to-day cleaning and presentation of the residence We require someone who has the existing knowledge of the proper care procedures, products and methods to use on fine fabrics, hard and soft finishes and antique furniture.

A consistent and meticulous eye for detail is prerequisite, along with the ability to enthuse and motivate the team to strive for perfection. Previous hotel and/or Yacht experience would be an added bonus.

Liaising with the family, the Senior Housekeeper will have the authority and expertise to train, motivate and supervise staff and be able to run the household in the absence of the House Manager.

Offering perfect English and the ability to communicate articulately with staff, contractors and suppliers, the property must be maintained in a constant state of readiness.

The household varies from being a very busy family home with numerous VIP guests, to periods of downtime when the property is unoccupied. Therefore, it is essential that cleaning and maintenance are managed to exacting standards in anticipation of this. Under the supervision of the Senior Housekeeper, the necessary work will be completed as required, utilising a thorough and carefully managed rotational cleaning and maintenance scheme.

The family travels frequently and, although the position will require a five day week, longer hours/weeks and some weekends will be required when the family are in residence. Salary £30,000 - £35,000, depending on experience. DBS required along with proven longevity in previous roles, and checkable references.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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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

LJW RECRUITMENT

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

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

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