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

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

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

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

Christmas / Xmas / Seasonal Staff - London, UK

It’s that time of the year again and yes, we have started to receive enquiries for that ‘extra pair of hand’s’ to assist over the Xmas and New Year period. If you are experienced and fully trained in either cooking, housekeeping, silver service and butling, please get in touch with your availability and dates, along with your current resume / portfolio. DBS a must! Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily Housekeeper - Elmbridge, Surrey UK

We are seeking an experienced ‘hands on’ Housekeeper to clean this 2 storey, 6 bedroom property. The Principal has 3 dogs as her family (and one cat), hence there is lots of dog hair on curtains, bedding, furniture etc, and needs to be hoovered daily. The bed linen in Master bedroom only, is to be changed daily, along with laundry, ironing, handwashing of fine cashmere and silks, and day to day heavy cleaning and general errands / shopping. Ideally seeking a long term, committed, private Housekeeper with a great eye for detail, needs no direction and gets on with the daily tasks to hand.

Ideally would like a 5.5 day week but 5 days can be negotiated as long as one of those days can be a half day on Saturday, and 4.5 days during the week eg. have half day off on Wednesday. You must have a DBS (or happy to undertake), clean driving licence and car, and proven work history and checkable references. Must be security conscientious, extremely confidential and discrete. Start ASAP. Salary DOE and market rate - self employed contract.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com,

Head Housekeeper - Holland Park, London

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

Candidates must:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

House Porter - Vauxhall, London

The House Porter is expected to support the Housekeeping team with a wide range of operationally essential tasks. The House Porter is expected to work in partnership with the estate team to provide the highest level of operational service and performance. You will be working in a busy estate where the ability to think on your feet is expected and to follow instructions.

Candidates must show the highest standards of personal grooming, have a critical eye for detail, and an ability to work efficiently and independently, or as part of the wider team.

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

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

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

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

Estate Manager - South Lanarkshire, Scotland

Our client is looking for a committed and proactive individual to take on the role of Estate Manager of a private residential estate in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The Estate has a substantial historic house along with extensive grounds, including gardens, woodlands, cottages and agricultural grazing land.

Roles and Responsibilities: The day to day responsibilities of the role include: managing a staff with full time and temporary/seasonal employees; administrative duties such as timely bill paying; record keeping; familiarity with computers and Microsoft Office; carrying out and overseeing maintenance and repair of the properties; coordinating with the owner’s family and guests; organising and overseeing larger scale works; resolving unexpected matters; the security of grounds and property; dealing with tradesmen and other professionals; and many other general estate tasks as required.

The candidate must have extensive experience with the main trades. Candidates must be honest, motivated, organised, flexible, polite, have good leadership skills, and be able to multi-task when situations require. Applicants should be self-reliant and capable of coping with emergencies as they arise, and should be prepared to manage an organic, toxin-free household. Guidance will be available from the owners as needed. Candidates must have a proven track record in sole-working, and must hold a current UK driving license.

Ideally the candidate will have background experience in organically managing a family garden and pasture land as well as general outdoor skills. Experience managing and dealing with a small staff is essential. Suitable training and PPE will be provided for this role where necessary. The candidate will be expected to use only Approved Contractors and carry out a CDM role where required.

There may be an additional part or full-time role available for the successful candidate’s partner as Assistant Estate Manager and/or Housekeeper, depending on experience and qualifications. This role would focus on the management of the house and guests. Day to day activities for this role would include coordinating with the owner’s family and guests, housekeeping, cooking, and various other activities which could vary from week to week, all as directed by the owners.

Accommodation:A private cottage on the estate is provided, and employees may be accompanied by their family. There are two estate vehicles which the estate manager may use for company business matters.

The owners value a calm, gracious, and even-tempered attitude, and require the utmost discretion and confidentiality at all times. DBS Cleared, Clean UK Driving Licence, Non smoker. 10 - 15 years similar experience. Salary £38,000-£45,000 DOE, start ASAP.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Weekend Housekeeper - Kensington, London

We are seeking a formally trained Housekeeper, with private service or 5* hotel background, to work every Saturday and Sunday, from 8am – 6pm, or 9am – 7pm.

Standard cleaning duties and general tasks. This role will support the Head Housekeeper, working in a small domestic team delivering the highest levels of housekeeping and hospitality services to The Principals, Family and Guests.

This is a busy household and the ability to work to high standard with a sharp eye for detail, is absolutely essential. Salary between £12.80 and £15.00 per hour gross D.O.E (£13,300 to £15,600 gross per annum).  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Live In Housekeeper / Cook - Radlett, Hertfordshire (role now closed)

A really lovely young family, are looking for an experienced Housekeeper/Cook who can occasionally help Mum with her 2 year-old son. This is an informal household with no other staff.

Radlett is 25 minute fast train into Kings Cross, and is a lovely and affluent village. Mum is at home and is hands-on, but wants to feel comfortable leaving little one with the Housekeeper when she goes out during the day. There will also be occasional babysitting, once a week.

The two year old attends nursery three times a week and mum is at home, so housekeeping duties are easily manageable.

This is very much a Monday to Friday role, with some flexibility to be available at weekends if the house is busy. Plenty of downtime given at weekends.

The Principals are looking for the following during the week, someone who can:

set up and cook a light breakfast and tidy away after - cover general housekeeping duties during the day - manage the laundry - letting contractors in to property - be on hand to help mum out as and when required - cook a light dinner (nothing formal), set up and clear away - babysit once a week

This really is a lovely role with a young couple looking to grow their family, who are seeking a Housekeeper who will grow with them, therefore looking for a long term commitment.

Fantastic separate accommodation provided - on top floor of house. 2 bedrooms, a kitchen and living room. Must be ok with pets as the family have a dog.

Hours during the week - 7am to 7pm with breaks. Salary £500-£600 net per week, dependent on experience. Must have current DBS, excellent references, longevity in Private households as a Housekeeper.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily or Live in Nanny / Housekeeper - Highbury/Islington, London

This busy but relaxed household is seeking a full time Nanny/Housekeeper for either a Daily role, or can be Live In.

The role is to assist Mum (who works from home), and Dad with their children, boys 13 and 8 and a baby girl due December. There are also the usual housekeeping tasks, cleaning, laundry, errands etc. There is some cooking involved, for children and, when needed, the adults. This role would suit an energetic and active person, as the house is spread over 5 floors, with plenty of stairs.

You will have had previous proven experience with babies and children, and be confident with occasional sole charge for one night babysitting, per week. Fluent English is a must, as is organisation and initiative.

If the role is Live In, the accommodation is on 3rd floor of the house. The area is used for guests only and comprises 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. One of the bedrooms will be given to the Nanny/HK, and is very private when no visitors are in situ. Pet free household.

Hours 40 hours per week – Monday to Friday, with some flexibility to switch on to a Saturday, if guests inhouse, to assist etc. It would be useful if you have a driving licence, but this is not a deal breaker as everything commutable. Some travelling to family second home in Europe during school holidays plus other occasional breaks.

Interviewing now, will wait for 4 week notice period. Salary £450 - £500 npwk DOE. DBS required and/or happy to undertake.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

After School Nanny - Ealing, London

Our client is seeking an After School Nanny for 2 afternoons per week, to pick up their children from two locations in Ealing. Daughter is 2.5yo and picked up from nursery, and Boy 6.5yo, to be picked up at 3.30pm from school. There is public transport between the two locations, or it is a 30 min walk.

Ideally on a Wednesday & Thursday, or a Tuesday & Wednesday is ok. would be ideal. Hours: Total of 10 hours a week x 2 days a week. Starting at 3pm to 8pm (Can be flexible with the start time, however the boy needs to be picked up at 3.45pm). 

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

 

Daily Housekeeper - nr Basingstoke - Hampshire, UK (role now closed)

Our client is seeking an experienced and discreet housekeeper to run the household with precision, attention to detail and care. The Principal is moving his family to Hampshire to be closer to the grandchildren, and the Family are therefore looking for a local housekeeper to join the team (4 in the family, Couple and their Grandparents)

The property is currently being renovated and due for completion any day. The house is a 7 bedroom main house with an adjoining annex for grandparents, and a residential stable block with 17 Acres of grounds, which include landscaped gardens, a tennis court, a barn media room as well as garages. 

General housekeeping and experience with dealing with laundry, delicate fabrics, hand washing etc, and a good standard of cooking, healthy and wholesome family meals, shopping, errands etc.

Ideally they are looking for someone who has enthusiasm and commitment to get the job done well, with high attention to detail. You will have the ability to work collaboratively and harmoniously as part of a team, and always be one step ahead, pre-empting the Family’s requirements. This is a long-term position to a respectful, successful and low-key Family, with strong family values.

You will have at least 5 years’ experience working as a private household, and be happy to work weekends with days given off in lieu. You must be able to drive and speak fluent English. Working Hours: 5 days a week (with some weekend work – days off in lieu given for weekend work. Flexibility is key. Salary negotiable DOE. Start now.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily or Live In Nanny / HK - nr Runnymede, Surrey, UK

This young family is seeking a Live In Nanny/HK, to care for their 6 month old son. The parents work from home, but would like this Nanny to offer mostly sole charge, whilst they work. Baby is bottle fed, routines in place, so a candidate that can continue the work so far, and offer any other routines required, cook baby food, laundry and tidy up around the house, when baby is sleeping. 

Would like a Nanny who drives and/or willing to learn (if live in) as a driving licence will be useful, due to their location.  Some travel to Europe, namely The Netherlands to visit family, therefore a UK/EU passport required. You will have proven longevity in previous roles working with newborns, and ideally childcare qualifications. Must have a 'sleeves up' outlook and happy to help in all areas.

5 days per week, plus 2 nights babysitting. If Live In, the Accommodation is an annex with separate entrance, one bedroom/ensuite and kitchenette. Salary £450 - £600 npwk DOE, and if  accommodation is required. Must have DBS or willing to undertake. Interviewing now for an end October/Early November start date (negotiable dependant on candidates circumstances) - can trial couple of days now in London property, before moving to the Surrey home.  Train from Waterloo takes 25 minutes to Surrey. Email your resume Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily Housekeeper - Kensington, London

Our client, who recently had her first baby, is seeking a professional Daily Housekeeper for their home. Someone energetic as the property has 5 floors, so lots of stairs. This role would suit a Housekeeper with 5 star hotel experience in Housekeeping and/or have worked in a luxury property previously.

General duties include daily cleaning of high end furnishings, laundry and ironing, shopping, errands, and occasional light cooking ie make mum a salad or sandwich etc. There is a Maternity Nurse / Nanny who is in situ, and takes care of the baby assisting mum with daily nursery duties, so no childcare however must be fond of babies.

You will have proven longevity in previous roles, present with high standards and professionalism. Must have checkable references and current DBS (this can be organised). Start ASAP. Hours Mon - Friday 8 - 5.30pm and occasional later finish, or a day on the weekend if family has events or visitors (not often but would like that flexibility in someone). £33,000 gross pa. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily Chef with travel - Swiss Cottage, London (role now closed)

British family seeking a Private Chef, who will also travel between their yacht and property in the South of France, 6 weeks of the year.

Duties consist of sourcing all food supplies, monitoring stock levels, cooking all lunches, dinners, snacks and occasional breakfasts as required (including meals for household staff / 4 persons), as well as shopping, organising dinner parties and catering for Family flights. 

In addition, setting up kitchens and employing additional staff to help in busier periods.  And, train staff on board yacht, to prepare food to the standard of which the family expect, in the absence of the Private Chef.

Other duties include handling supplier accounts and writing menus on a daily basis. You will have extensive knowledge and recipe base for specific dietary requirements, most notably a macrobiotic diet that (or at least basic knowledge on).

Types of food: Plant based / Mediterranean  / Asian fusion  / English. The family only eat produce and ingredients of the highest freshest quality. Wild Fish and Free Range grass fed animals where possible. Organic is paramount.

Must have private service experience, longevity in previous roles, and checkable references, and DBS. Hours: Monday - Friday 11am-9pm / Travel: to be flexible / £55k - £60k gross pa DOE, plus pension  / Start end August. Please only apply if you are already based in London and available - will not consider applicants who are overseas. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

 

Live In Housekeeper - Potters Bar, Hertfordshire

This lovely, down to earth British family with 2 school age children, are seeking an active and experienced, family orientated Housekeeper to join their household. You will present with at least 5 – 10 years solid experience in housekeeping, and be child and dog friendly (one small family adorable Puggle).

Your duties will be to ensure the day to day running of this home, cleaning, laundry and ironing, some shopping and errands, occasional babysit on the odd night here and there, and light family cooking would be a plus, but not a deal-breaker. As this is a large family home, the house can be busy at times therefore you will be fit and pro-active, and able to multi-task. Mum is at home during the day tending to the children, school runs etc. No holiday travel with the family required.

The property is in a lovely location and village near Potters Bar, and is just 14 minutes fast train journey to Kings Cross from Potters Bar Overland Train Station. This role would suit an individual wanting to fit into a happy home, great family and ideally seeking a long term position. 

Self-contained fully furnished accommodation provided, with 1 bedroom flat, separate kitchen, dinner and living room.  Driving licence required and DBS (or happy to undertake).  Monday to Friday, and the occasional Saturday evening babysitting. Salary up to £26 - £28,000 gross pa DOE. Start asap.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Live In Nanny - Belgravia, London

Our client is seeking a live in Nanny for boy aged 12 months old. For the last year the boy has had a Maternity Nurse, and is fully in a routine. For cultural reasons, the client would like an Asian female candidate.

You will have vast experience working with babies and toddlers, and not mind sleeping in the same room for the first month or so, in order for the boy to get used to new person. He is well trained and sleeps through the night however.

The duties include:-

  • Working alongside mother, as this is not sole charge at all, but must listen and take instruction and be confident and calm
  • Tending to all his needs changing nappies, topping/tailing, bathing, preparing milk, snacks, weaning helping with teething, playing taking for walks and to clubs
  • Cleaning nursery looking after his toys
  • Laundering his clothes and care of his wardrobe

This is a Formal household, and you will be working alongside another Asian nanny of two other children, and other staff in the house (4 in total).

Ideally seeking a Nanny to work 5.5 day week. The Nanny must hold a UK or EU passport, and be happy to travel with the family. Uniform provided and all staff meals. Own fully furnished bedroom. Salary DOE. Start ASAP. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Under Butler - Central London

The role of under butler will provide an incredible job opportunity for someone who is starting out in their career, who is looking to enter a formal household and wants to learn how the finest home operate. This role will provide a structured work environment and the chance to work alongside an established team of service orientated professionals. 

The Under Butlers are expected to support the Butler team with a wide range of operationally essential tasks. All Under Butlers are expected to work in partnership with the estate team to provide the highest level of operational service and performance. You will be working in a busy estate where the ability to think on your feet is expected and to follow instructions.

Candidates must be willing to learn new skills and enhance current knowledge. There will be a need to attend all training courses as and when required.

This Job Description cannot be considered exhaustive due to the requirements of the Principals and business. Therefore, the job holder may be required from time to time to carry out other tasks as requested by the Management.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Front of House service, meeting and greeting guests.
  • Table, bar and pool service.
  • Laying up and clearing of meal service.
  • All types of service required including butler, silver and tray service.
  • Cleaning and restocking of bars, coffee, tea and water points as required.
  • Specialist cleaning techniques and polishing of china and silverware.
  • Maintaining general cleanliness in pantry areas, stock rooms, service areas e.g. Garden Pavilions.
  • Conservation and care of silver, gilt and crystal items.
  • Stock taking and inventories including china, silverware, crystal, cigars, wines and spirits.
  • Cellar management of fine wine, spirits and cigars.
  • Responsible for stock rotation.
  • Acceptance and movement of deliveries.
  • Furniture and room adjustments to Principal’s and guest’s preference as required.
  • Coordinating luggage delivery and collection from rooms.
  • Valeting duties to include packing and unpacking.
  • Operate in a Spa environment.
  • Recording and relaying messages.
  • Flexible with working hours and adaptable to change which might include weekends and bank holidays at short notice. Time will be given in lieu when overtime is worked.
  • Critical eye for detail.
  • Ability to work efficiently independently or as within the wider team.
  • To carry out any other duties that may be reasonably requested by the Head Butler or member of the senior management team.
  • Any other duties required to support the estate operation.

Entry Requirements

  • Total discretion and the ability to provide exceptional service without being intrusive.
  • Highest standards of personal grooming.
  • Good written and spoken English skills are required.
  • At least 2 years previous butler experience or trained at an accredited butler academy.
  • Additional language skills would be helpful.
  • Proficiency in excel and word would also be helpful.
  • Current DBS or willing to undertake

Salary Package:

  • 45 hours per week
  • Overtime taken in lieu
  • 20 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Salary £26,000 to £28,000 per annum

Interviews now.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

 

 

Live In Housekeeper/Nanny – Marylebone, London

Our international clients, who live in a contemporary, recently modernized, 6-storey townhouse in Marylebone, are seeking a professional, full-time, live-in housekeeper/nanny, who can offer flexibility with hours and duties. In return, for a lovely work environment, self-contained bedroom ensuite bathroom and kitchenette, and a generous salary and perks.

The client ideally is seeking someone that can offer:

  • 50 hours per week, plus have flexibility for babysitting and some extra hours on weekends (paid as overtime)
  • An individual to work a few more hours during school holidays, and be available to travel, potentially 3x a year, to help on family holidays (which are generally not longer than 2 weeks at a time)

Mum is very hands-on and takes responsibility for the majority of childcare duties, for the 2 children, aged 2 and 5 years old, which includes: managing school runs, meal times, activities & homework. A daily housekeeper cook is also employed, so there are no cooking duties required.

When the parents travel abroad, one of the grandparents will come to look after the children – so there is almost never any sole parenting responsibility

The main responsibilities of the housekeeper / nanny will be to:

  • Work 5 days a week, offering extra ad-hoc hours at weekends and while travelling abroad
  • Manage all general housekeeping, cleaning & laundry etc
  • Manage spring and autumn cleaning
  • Manage the laundry which is sent out / ensuring appropriate items are sent to the dry-cleaners and picked up promptly when ready
  • Keep the house organized and neatly presented at all times, this includes special attention to store cupboards
  • Maintain proper store of cleaning materials
  • Help with grocery shopping as required
  • Keep wardrobes neatly organized
  • Help with packing and unpacking for trips abroad
  • Offering mum help with the children as and when required
  • Some baby-sitting duties if the parents are both out
  • To travel with the family on family holidays (generally not more than 6 weeks a year).

Candidates must:

  • Have excellent level of spoken English
  • Have a DBS check in place or be willing for us to organise this.
  • Additional paediatric qualifications would be considered an advantage, example: child first aid.
  • Offer excellent checkable references.

Salary £500 – £650 per week net DOE, in return for full flexibility. Statutory holiday allowance. Weekly food allowance provided. Self-contained accommodation provided on the lower ground floor of the client’s home. All subsistence covered while travelling (travel/hotel/meals etc). Candidates do not need to drive. Start ASAP. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

 

Garden Labourer - Highgate, London

Our client is seeking a Garden Labourer to work alongside the garden team, ensuring the gardens and outside areas are always presented to the highest standard, in the most efficient manner possible, allowing the gardens to be enjoyed by the clients, their family and guests.

This Job Description cannot be exhaustive due to the requirements of the Principals and business. Therefore, the job holder may be required from time to time to carry out other tasks as requested by the Management.

This is a demanding and high-pressure role supporting the running of a private estate at the highest level. This role would best suit someone who is willing to learn and develop.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • A ‘can-do’ attitude, including a willingness to work flexibly and to support the wider organisation and its goals.
  • Excellent attention to details.
  • Assist in planting and maintaining a wide variety of plants and shrubs.
  • Apply manures and mulches.
  • Maintain garden paths in a clean and safe condition – including pressure washing, weeding and grooming. Application of algicides where appropriate.
  • Use, and be responsible for the safe operation of all hand tools and machinery within the gardens, ensuring that safe working practices and all health and safety regulations are observed at all times.
  • Assist in the maintenance of all the garden water features to ensure adequate flow, presentation and cleaning.
  • Clearing all garden debris and composting of garden waste.
  • To ensure all workshop and plant areas are maintained in an immaculate condition, adopting a clean as you go attitude
  • Ensuring that the uniform standard is maintained, clean and in an excellent condition
  • Maintain effective communication within the department and ensure that the Management are kept informed of any problems or queries that have arisen
  • To greet and maintain an excellent working relationship with colleagues
  • Ability to work efficiently on an independent basis as well as within a wider team
  • The ability to work flexibly and under pressure – sometimes with limited notice to cover periods of high intensity.
  • To carry out any other duties that may be reasonably requested by the Head Gardener or member of the senior management team

Health & Safety

  • To ensure that all work undertaken is done so in a safe manner and in accordance with relevant approved codes of practice
  • To wear appropriate protective clothing provided by or recommended by the Company.
  • To be aware of and comply with safe working practices as laid down under the Health and Safety Acts as applicable to your place of work. This will include your awareness of any specific hazards at your work place.
  • To ensure that any accidents to staff, guests or visitors are reported in accordance with correct procedures.
  • To be fully conversant with the risk assessments for your department
  • To comply with all Health & Safety regulation including fire safety procedures to ensure the safety of yourself, staff, contractors and Principals.

Qualifications, Education Requirements and preferred Skills & Training:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role in a private household, or with landscaping contractor
  • Good written and spoken English skills.
  • Previous professional gardening experience gained in a large garden or gardens.
  • A passion for horticulture
  • Willing to learn new skills and enhance current knowledge.
  • Training courses are provided as and when required.
  • The ongoing training and investment in this person is a reflection of the value placed on the staff by the Principals.

Salary £22 – £24,000 gross pa, Uniform provided and freshly cooked meals provided while on duty. DBS required and/or happy to obtain. Interviews now. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com