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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Live In Cook / Chef - Belgravia, London

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

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

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

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

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

 


 

Deputy House Manager, Central London

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Italian House Manager - Adriatic Coast, Italy

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

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

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

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

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

Live In Butler - Berwickshire, Scottish Lowlands

We are looking to employ a traditional styled Butler for a property situated in The Lowlands of Scotland, about 1hr drive from Edinburgh.

Working under the house manager, the butler will ensure that the Lodge, and in particular the dining-room, pantry and breakfast rooms, are always perfectly maintained.

The Lodge should be kept in a state of permanent preparation for occupancy at all times, allowing for family/guests to arrive at short-notice.  It is, therefore, essential that the standard of cleaning and general maintenance of the Lodge is always impeccable. 

The Butler must ensure that correct standards and practices are maintained and will be relied on to develop a well-ordered routine for daily tasks during family visits, and an in-depth program to include specific cleaning tasks when the house is unoccupied.

While the Lodge is occupied the primary role of the Butler is to ensure that he delivers all forms of hospitality service, in the form of table, tray and room-service, along with traditional butler duties to the owners and their guests while they are in residence.

English language (Italian or French would be advantageous), must have 5+ years experience, clean driving licence and willing to undergo a DBS.

Roles and Responsibilities: General Duties (Provided as examples of the work required, listed in no particular order) / Reception of guests, service of drinks, table and tray service / Receive guests and arrange luggage to rooms / For departing guests arrange for luggage to be brought from rooms and packed into vehicles /  Running the dining room, Butler’s pantry and breakfast room / Reporting to House Manager as line manager / Running errands and shopping as required by the owner or house manager / Driving as required / Maintaining an inventory of the silver and other designated collections. Ensuring that silver/gilt and other objects are kept clean at all times / Ensuring the cleaning, maintaining and the correct storage of the silver, crystal and china tableware. Noting, reporting and replacing breakages where appropriate, and keeping a detailed, written record of such / Logistics for flight arrival/departures for family, guests and staff.

Maintaining a wine inventory, ensuring that the necessary steps are taken when stocks are low.  Keeping the wine cellars clean and tidy / Ordering of soft drinks, mineral waters and pantry stores / Replacing candles and ordering as required / Cleaning of the crystal chandeliers and the glass lamp shades in the dining room and other rooms with housekeeping staff / Polishing of all the ornamental silver, i.e. picture frames, trophies, etc. / Polishing and buffing of the wooden floors with housekeeping staff.

Valeting: clothing and cleaning boots/shoes and the care of outdoor clothing in the Boot Room / Ordering/cancelling newspapers as appropriate for family/guests / Taking telephone messages, censoring calls and passing on to owner and guests as necessary / valeting of family and guest vehicles with Estate staff / Assisting House Manager with organising and managing private Lodge functions and shoot lunches in association with Estate Management and relevant staff / close communication with the Factor regarding any maintenance and repairs required / Security: Report any incident details to the House Manager/Factor /

Daily opening-up procedure / Turning off alarms / Unlocking doors / Switch on (or off) lights as necessary / Open and arrange blinds, curtains and shutters / Tidy obvious debris from the lower ground and ground floor reception rooms

Closing down procedure: Close blinds, curtains and shutters are required / Leave on certain lights / Switch off unnecessary appliances / Turn on alarms / Lock doors

Accommodation: Self Contained accommodation.  Salary £30,000 gross pa.

Eligibility: Candidates must have experience of working in large private homes or deluxe boutique hotels, and show they are familiar with life in a rural environment. Candidates must drive and presently be living and working in the United Kingdom. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily or Live In Housekeeper - Scottish Lowlands

An experienced housekeeper is required for a privately owned sporting lodge and estate, situated in the Lowlands of Scotland. The estate is headed by a house manager, and employs a butler and daily housekeepers. When the house is occupied a chef is also employed. 

The Lodge is used by the family and is always very busy through the sporting seasons, when frequent and numerous guests are hosted. When the house is busy, extra hours will be required from all the house-staff. 

The Lodge is of a significant size, is run on a formal basis and is maintained to the highest standard.  The position involves hands-on housekeeping duties which requires a housekeeper who is confident in caring for antiques, hard and soft finishes, delicate fabrics, artwork and fine crystal and china. During the time that the family are not in residence, the property needs to be maintained in a state of readiness, allowing for family/guests to arrive at short notice.

The housekeeper is required to manage, supervise, train and work alongside a small team of household staff, ensuring correct standards and practices are always maintained. A well-ordered routine will need to be developed for daily tasks during family visits and an in-depth program to include specific tasks when the Lodge is unoccupied. 

This is a role for a practical, hands-on person with at least 4 years experience. Self contained accommodation can be provided on the estate. Must be a non smoker, have a clean driving licence as a vehicle will be available for work purposes, and be willing to undertake a DBS. Salary £27,000 to £30,000 DOE. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Travelling Butler - Monaco & Europe

Our international client is looking for a butler. The clients are hard-working themselves, very astute and require a candidate who will bring high standards of service to their home. None of their homes are run formally, but the client would like to hire someone who has the ability to step-up a notch when required, to lay and serve at lunch or dinner parties, or serve drinks and canapés in a refined manner.

The butler must always be well-presented, take pride in his or her work, appearance and personal hygiene. A shy, timid character or someone who hesitates would not work in this household, but neither would someone brash or loud! The right character will be someone who has quiet confidence in their own abilities and can use their initiative, while also showing a willingness to learn new things and/or to take direction from the Principals or the House Manager.

The Butler will assist the House Manager in caring for The Principals while ensuring the continual smooth-running of their homes.

Lengthy experience in a similar role is not necessary, as full on-the-job training can be given, but candidates must present an innate desire to excel in every aspect of their work and must exhibit a meticulous eye for detail and a willingness to learn from others while conforming to The Principal’s standards and requirements.

Candidates will be able to take control of situations, show they are highly organized and able to be pro-active when necessary. They will also have a natural ability to get on with, and work well with others.

This is an excellent role for someone who is ambitious and willing to learn; promotion to House Manager is a definite possibility for the right candidate. Candidates must be looking for a role that will be very busy and diverse, and must be willing to “muck-in” and have a drive to get things right. A passion for food and wine will assist in nurturing a good relationship with the Principals.

The role is based from a property in the South of France, while candidates must be willing and able to travel for several weeks at a time on a regular basis within Europe and occasionally internationally. Accommodation is always provided s/contained.

Roles and Responsibilities: Wardrobe Management / Laundry/Pressing / Packing/Unpacking / Some ability in the Kitchen - enthusiastic about food & quality ingredients / Light Meal Preparation / Serving refreshments/drinks / Formal Table Service & Setting / General household duties / Managing smart home systems, including alarm systems etc. / Must be technologically savvy, past experience using similar systems is important / Travelling ahead/behind, to setup/close down the residence / Travelling with client / Running errands & Chauffeuring - must have clean EU driving license and be confident driving luxury vehicles in both the UK (central London) & Europe / Caring for valuable possessions such as antiques, silverware, china, wine cellar… Training can be given, so the most important is for an innate eye for detail combined with a willingness to learn / General administrative tasks - must be computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Office programs and Mac hardware and software.

Salary is negotiable for an exceptional candidate, around £30,000 gross pa. English language with some French useful, non smoker and Willing to undertake DBS, and hold a European passport or work permit. Start ASAP. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

 

Live In Nanny / Hk - St Johns Wood, London

Our international client is looking for a Live In Nanny/HK, for this busy family with an 11 yo boy and 15 yo girl, 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 : General Housekeeping along with another / Taking care of the dogs,  walks etc / Helping at meals and clean main kitchen (that does not mean prepare meals, there is a chef) / Help with children ironing / During the evening after the full time nanny leaves, this person will help Mum with ad hoc chores, the children etc / General tasks.

Hours / Days: Tuesday – Saturday (52 hour week). During the week: 7am-11am then 3pm -10pm (11 hour day x 4 days). Saturday:  7am-3pm (8 hour day)

Salary £550 net per week. All meals provided. Self contained room on the 3rd level of the house. Interviewing now. Start 1st week July (or sooner)Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Private Secretary / Chief of Staff - London / France

We are seeking an experienced Private Secretary/Chief of Staff, to take responsibility for the personal and professional duties of a prominent individual, and who will thrive in a fast paced, highly professional environment, with experience in Scheduling & Communications, Administration, Management & Multiple Private households:

As the Private Secretary/Chief of Staff, you will manage a wide variety of assignments and confidential tasks, both from the private and corporate offices while maintaining a busy travel schedule. You will take charge of all scheduling, communications and administration needs for the household and private office.   

Flexing your seasoned expertise, advanced administrative, organizational and MS Office skills, you will be in your element when managing a calendar, overseeing detailed itinerary and travel arrangements, preparing presentations and necessary briefings. You love organizing both paper and process. As an excellent communicator, with strong management and influence skills, you will display professionalism and efficiency in representing both the Principal and their Private Office. You will also present with HR and previous Staff Management experience.

Fluency in written and spoken English is required, while a second language such as French or Italian would be beneficial. Must already be living and based in London - will not consider candidates outside of the UK. Salary £60,000-£80,000 gross pa DOE. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Couples must be non smokers, have checkable references, clean driving licence, and happy to both undergo a DBS/Police Check. Salary £50k gross pa. Immediate start. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Housekeeper - Gstaad, Switzerland with travel

An experienced mature housekeeper is required for a busy British family with three young children – 3/7/11yrs. The housekeeper must enjoy being around children and animals as the staff in this household do become very much ‘part of the family’. There will be some weekend work allowing the busy mother to spend time with her family therefore flexibility is essential.

The children are in school in Switzerland so term times are spent in Gstaad and school holidays are spent mainly in Provence, Ibiza and Los Angeles.

The mother is very involved and ‘hands on’ and assists with housekeeping duties, working as a team with the housekeeper - and she loves to do the laundry! On rare occasions there will be some evening babysitting required.

An independent apartment has been rented in Gstaad for the new housekeeper as the client feels the housekeeper would prefer to have accommodation away from the family home; in Provence there is already an independent apartment for the housekeeper at the family villa.

This employer is exceptional, the family are warm, informal and friendly and they are seeking a flexible, relaxed, mature lady, who if possible has experience either in luxury hotels or on yachts as she would like to find a lady who has the extra ‘eye for detail’ that most ex-yacht stewardesses have.

Applicants must be able to speak fluent English and have a European passport as there will be extensive travel throughout Europe and to the USA. Work permit for Switzerland will be organised. Salary DOE. Start ASAP.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Housekeeper / Cook - West Sussex Shooting Estate, UK

Our client is seeking a very experienced, high end Housekeeper who is completely hands on with meticulous attention to detail.   You will need to be able to work under your own initiative, you will have a keen eye for detail and organisation, and will be responsible for managing the property (including care of antiques and glassware) on a day to day basis ensuring this is maintained to 5*standards. You will be responsible for the cleaning of the 5 bedroom house (plus additional guest accommodation which is only used occasionally), as well as all the laundry and dry cleaning together with procuring all the shopping for the household.

Principal lives on his own and does travel quite often, and his young son stays some weekends. He occasionally entertains therefore you must be comfortable with cooking and serving for guests etc., and you are able to co-ordinate catering for approx. 8 shoots a year ie stews, curries etc. (this can be externally catered for and sometimes up to 30 persons).  Evening and weekend work is occasionally required but time off will be given.

This is a large shooting estate with an Estate Manager who has worked there for 12 years, a Gamekeeper, a Gardener, and a Handyman, all overseen by a PA who has worked for this Principal for 10 years.

Accommodation offered is to be decided, but is likely to be a 1 bedroom garden cottage, with separate entrance, on the estate. Own car is essential, clean driving licence, petrol allowance paid. Salary £30 - £40k DOE. Will wait for right person. Interviewing now. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Chef - Kensington, London

Daily Chef is required for our client's property in Kensington, with a summer Home in Cap Ferrat, France (The Villa is open at start of July through to the end of August each year), random trips to other properties in Europe might also happen from time to time (Courchevel, Sardinia, Kiev).

The family are based in Western Europe, but members of the family may use the London house, on average, 3 to 5 days a week; while their property in France is “opened” usually in July, and closed at the end of August, and just occasionally in May-June for the occasional weekend/week. It must be noted that during the summer months it is hard to give days off, but time is given in-lieu.

Normally the family travel for Christmas / New Year, meaning house staff are off (but of course this is not guaranteed 100%!). Other Staff employed:       Yes - Estate-manager / 1 Butler / 2 Housekeepers / houseman / driver

Candidates need to be very flexible in terms of working schedule, sometimes the family schedule their routine in advance, but there are occasions when members of the family need to amend their schedule, resulting in last minute changes and short notice-visits, which require the chef to step-in at the last minute. However, everything is done to ensure that the chef is given 2-days off per week.

Working for the clients who use their London home approximately 3-5 days per week (a couple with young and adult children) the primary role of the chef is to prepare and cook healthy, nutritious and balanced meals. The family do enjoy their food, and in addition to well-prepared hearty or rustic dishes, the family do entertain high profile guests, when sophisticated, fine-dining dishes are required.

Hours of employment: When based in London and the house is not occupied - Monday to Friday | 09:00 to 17:00 - to spring clean, inventory, plan menus and research and experiment new dishes etc

When based in London and the house is occupied - Often Friday through to Monday | 8.00 - 22.00 – cooking Breakfast - Lunch & Dinner), the chef generally can take a break in the afternoon

When based with the family in the South of France / or abroad - While the family do go out for meals, while based at the client’s holiday home, the chef will need to be available to cook lunch and dinner 7 days a week. The chef will also need to cook prepare simple meals for staff. This can be a busy period, as the family do entertain occasional houseguests, and invite friends who may be in the region to lunch or dinner. Extra time worked is taken in lieu during the autumn and winter months.

The chef will be required to present menus for approval on a weekly basis, 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. 

The successful candidate will have worked in respected hotels or restaurants but must also have recent experience of working in a private home and be able to present excellent written references (which can be verbally verified).

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 Driving Licence and Police Record and/or be happy to undergo a DBS Check (a requirement as there are young children in the house).

While it is important that Candidates present the right credentials, the client would also like to emphasis 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: £45-£55K GBP (gross per year). Accommodation - None offered in London / a bedroom-ensuite is provided when in France or other places.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Seasonal Chef - Tuscany, Italy

Our clients are looking for a chef to work the summer season, close to Pietrasanta in Tuscany, from mid-June to the end of August.

The primary requirement is to locate a chef that can prepare tasty, well-cooked & presented, accomplished Italian and Mediterranean styled dishes; some knowledge of nutrition and dietary requirements would be advantageous, although this is not essential.

The family really enjoy dishes made from the freshest locally sourced ingredients and expect the chef to be able to cook authentic Italian regional dishes, including homemade: breads, pasta, bakery products and ice-creams without resorting to packets, cans, bottles, jars or premade sauces purchased from the local delicatessen!

The chef will be required to work 6 days a week, cooking lunch and dinner for 4-6 people. Lunch is generally served 1-2pm. Dinner is generally served 7-9pm. The family will occasionally host informal styled dinners or a BBQ, when the maximum number might be 12 people

A housekeeper will be employed, but it is noted that the chef will also be required to help with washing up the tableware, and helping with the general clearing-up after each meal

Applicants should be professional career motivated chefs, able to show real passion for their trade, excellent experience and hold checkable references. A valid background check will also be required.  

The salary offered is 3.5 – 4K euros per month D.O.E. Self-contained accommodation can be provided if required, in the town.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

The client will cover transport costs to/from Pietrasanta, and a car is available for grocery shopping and household errands.

 

 

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Governess / PA - St Johns Wood, London

£This international family, with homes in London, Courchevel and St Tropez, are seeking an upbeat and positive individual, who is free to travel during school holidays, to tend to the day to day activities of an 11 yo boy and 15 yo girl.

The family are seeking a highly discreet, presentable individual with ideally teaching experience and qualifications, to assist with the development of the children, supervise homework, manage the children’s education (including tutors) and communication with schools, and feedback to parents regarding progress. You will also take the boy to extra curricular activities and organise educational trips for him, along with scheduling and co-ordinating the children’s activities and manage their diaries.

Hours: Monday – Friday 7.30am-7.30pm. Salary: £50k-55k depending on experience. Start ASAP. Must have longevity in previous roles, checkable references, and current DBS.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

 

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PA / Administrator - Highgate, London

We are seeking an Administrator to support the direct needs of the Head of Estates, who oversees a handful of properties, employing 70+ estate management and household staff. The role is based at the Estate office, in North London.

A demanding and responsible position and at times, highly pressured, you will assist the Head of Estates in overseeing and taking responsibility for a multitude of day-to-day administration tasks, while working in partnership with other members of the estate team, to deliver the highest level of operational performance and 7* levels of service.

Your ability to think on your feet is expected and attention to detail is essential. You will possess flexibility and adaptability to juggle a range of different tasks, able to work extra hours to meet special deadlines (on occasions), and offer discretion and an understanding of confidentiality issues. We are seeking a professional, friendly person with a can do attitude.

Must have the ability to work autonomously. Experience within HNW households preferable but not essential.  Occasional travel between residences in London will be required.

Salary up to £28 - £35k DOE. Time will be given in lieu when overtime is worked. Non-smoker / Start ASAP. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

After School Nanny - Ealing, London

Our client is seeking an After School Nanny to pick up their children, on a Wednesday and Thursday, from two locations within Ealing. Daughter is 2yo and picked up from nursery, and Boy 6yo, to be picked up at 3.30pm from school. There is public transport between the two locations, or it is a 30 min walk.

Hours: Total of 10 hours a week x 2 days a week. Starting at 2.45pm to 7.45pm (Can be flexible with the start time, however the boy needs to be picked up at 3.30pm). 

The role of the nanny would be to pick both children up, and take them to a local class (sports, music, gym etc), or play activities at home. No cooking will be required but mum may need help with feeding the children, and getting them ready for bed etc.

You will have previous experience with children of this age group, present with checkable references, a current DBS, and First Aid would be useful, but not essential. Clean driving licence useful but not deal breaker, as the role can be by public transport. Start ASAP. Hourly rate offered DOE.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

 

Daily Housekeeper/Nanny - Barnes, London

This lovely family are seeking a full time Housekeeper / Nanny, who can not only clean but also offer some light cooking and run day to day household requirements ie  organise contractors, receive deliveries,  organise dry-cleaning, shopping for food and household items, post office, presents etc. etc. With the cooking, light & healthy family meals, that can be prepped and left in fridge or freezer, for mum to heat/cook up etc. 

3 children aged 14 & 16 yo girls at local school, & 12 yo boy at boarding school.  In regards to Nanny duties, the children are fairly independent, but the occasional pick up and take to an activity after school or to their friends, or go to the school to collect if one of them are sick etc. The odd evening of babysitting is also welcomed, so that the parents can have a night out. No pets in the house, but there is a visiting cat that drops in daily so must be feline friendly.

A truly happy and positive household, seeking a lovely, friendly and family orientated Housekeeper. There is an automatic car available for work purposes only, but driving licence not a key requirement, just useful. House if a 5 min walk from Barnes Overland Station. Hours flexible ie 9.30am - 5.30/6pm, or 10am to 6.30/7pm. £450 nett per week. Handover can be given with previous Housekeeper, start last week of July.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Seasonal Household Staff - St Tropez, France

We are seeking the following highly skilled household staff, for the summer season, starting approx. mid June/early July to mid October. This is for a VIP villa, therefore you will be highly polished and confident in your abilities. Discretion is utmost. Must have 5* hotel and/or luxury property and/or luxury yachting experience, and present with checkable references, and a current police check/DBS.

  • Live In Waitresses/Stewards/Stewardess, English & French (advantageous), 2,500 euros p/mth, lodgings provided
  • Live In Head Housekeeper, English & French (advantageous), 2,500 euros p/mth, lodgings provided
  • Housekeeper, English & French (advantageous), 1,800 - 2,000 euros p/mth, depending on live in or out
  • Laundress, English & French (advantageous), 1,800 - 2,000 euros p/mth, depending on live in or out

 Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

 

Live In Housekeeper - Berwickshire, SE Scotland

The Housekeeper is employed to maintain the property to the highest standard.  The property should be kept in a state of preparation for occupancy at all times, allowing for family/guests to arrive at short notice.  It is, therefore, essential that the standard of cleaning and general maintenance of the property is impeccable. Reporting to the Butler/House Manager.

Hours of Work:  Off peak Monday to Friday 08:00am to 16:00pm. Peak times: Whatever hours are required to fulfill the criteria of the position. It is understood that weekends will be worked during peak times.        

Berwickshire, also called Berwick, is an historic county located in the south east of Scotland on the North Sea - approx. 1 hour & 20 mins drive from Edinburgh.

Start ASAP. Salary upto £30,000 gross pa neg DOE. Accommodation, 3 bedroom semi-detached cottage onsite, and car available for work usage only. Must have proven experience in previous style of property, checkable references, current police check, and clean driving licence. Will accept an applicant with a partner, or family. No pets. Full Job Description available on application. Start ASAP. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com