Live In Houseman / Butler / Valet - Cobham, Surrey

We are seeking an experienced Houseman who can offer further skills, to include F&B service, comfortable cooking skills (no dinner parties), Valeting, Driving, and happy to offer a helping hand with cleaning, running a vacuum cleaner around and oversee outsourced cleaners who come in regularly.

There is an existing houseman (this position is equal), and you will work together as there are no other household staff.

Working for a Business Couple who also have dogs, hence duties involve dog walking, tending to the dog needs etc. Also willing and able to drive the Couple as required.

The role will likely involve long hours when the Couple are in residence (50% of the year), and additional hours worked can be recovered when the Couple are not residence.

Accommodation TBC, however most likely a rented apartment/flat. Salary £30k - £40,000 gross pa DOE. Start ASAP. Must be a non smoker, have a clean driving licence, and willing to undertake a DBS/Police Check. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily or Live in Housekeeper - Berwickshire, Scotland

An experienced housekeeper is required for a privately owned sporting lodge and estate, in the Scottish lowlands. The estate is headed by a House Manager, and employs a Butler, Head Housekeeper 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 must be happy to work as part of a team, and under the direction of the Head Housekeeper who will be responsible for providing training etc. The housekeeper is to ensure correct standards and practices are always maintained. A well-ordered routine will 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. It will be based on 45 hours a week, more when the family are in residence, but hours given back when the family are not in residence Self-contained 1 bedroom cottage or apartments are provided, and all bills/ services are found. Car driver is essential. Must be a non smoker, have a clean driving licence, and you be willing to undertake a DBS/Police Check. Salary £16,000 gross pa DOE. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Live In Housekeeper - Hampstead, NW3

Our client is an elderly widow, super fit and active, and seeking a Live In Housekeeper to manage the day to day housekeeping of her 3 bedroom apartment.

Your duties will include general housekeeping, along with regular deep clean, limited fine arts but silver to clean, laundry and ironing, simple cooking and help with preparation for dinner (limited entertaining), and general shopping and errands.

This is an informal household but with a uniform provided. Last Housekeeper is leaving after 12 years, therefore testimony to what a lovely employer this is. Accommodation is a self-contained bedroom and bathroom. Hours: Monday to Friday 8am until 8 pm but with afternoon rest time. Saturday half day 8am until midday. No pets in the property and no travel involved. Top salary offered for the right person. DBS required and/or can be organised. Must have proven and checkable references. Start ASAP. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Part Time Housekeeper / Nanny - Earls Court, London

A flexible, Housekeeper/Nanny is required to start as soon as possible. This is a full time position with part time hours, Monday - Friday, from 1:00pm to 7:00pm, with some babysitting possible required, with the possibility of finishing earlier on the occasional Friday (although you may be required to work some weekends with time off in lieu).

Although this is a busy role Monday – Friday, the family typically travel to their weekend home on Friday afternoon and does not return until Sunday evening. Unless there are London events taking place, the role is Monday to Friday.

This is a young, creative family who have two children aged 11 and 9, looking for a calm, intelligent, experienced Housekeeper/Nanny who would be confident looking after two children when the parents are away for short periods, as well as being comfortable working in a shared charge environment. Someone who has had considerable experience with young children and is physically fit. Needs to have a flexible attitude, although the family will not be unreasonable in their requests.

Household Duties:

The role will include all household duties including cleaning, laundry, ironing, wardrobe management, food preparation, shopping and simple family cooking. Someone with a ‘can do’ attitude who is happy to work in a fast paced environment with exceptional attention to detail. The role will include household administrative duties such as purchasing presents, returning clothing to department stores, matching receipts to statements, booking basic maintenance call outs such as carpet cleaning, window cleaning as well as ad hoc alarm and TV repairs. In addition the family has a house cat that will need to be cared for throughout the weekday

Nanny Duties:

This role involves picking the children up from school every day, structuring homework time, preparing supper, a bath and putting them to bed. Cooking healthy meals for the children will be required as will cleaning the children’s room, washing and ironing their clothes and making their beds. Sole charge when the parents are at work, also working alongside Mum two days a week.

General Requirements:

A friendly, hard-working, trustworthy and honest person required who has common sense and takes initiative. Needs to have a flexible attitude, and be good with young children. Good housekeeping experience. A driver would be an advantage but not essential. Someone who is discreet, unobtrusive and able to respect the family's privacy.

Salary:

£18,000 - £22,000 gross per annum. Salary dependant on experience. Excellent working conditions in a wonderful household. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Lifestyle Manager/Concierge - Mayfair, London

Seeking a Lifestyle Manager/Concierge, to manage the day to day European requirements of a UHNW family. This role would suit someone who has the flexibility to travel at short notice, and if required stay abroad for a few days/week/etc, to ensure the family’s needs are met onsite. However the main base will be out of a small family office in Mayfair. Would suit an individual with specific experience in this arena - perhaps from Amex Concierge, Quintessentially, Ten Group etc background - who has a little black book of contacts and know how on where and how to source services, required by the family. No one day will be the same! Hours M-F 9/9.30am to 5.30pm, with flexibility as the person will be on call / mobile / travel etc. Salary DOE. Start as soon as right person is found. Only candidates living in London will be considered. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Yacht Project Manager - London based, with travel (POSITION CLOSED)

We are looking for our international client, a Project Manager in luxury yacht construction and refits with an engineering / technical background, to oversee the refit of 3 ‘slightly older’ yachts ranging from 80 – 150 metres (country of construction not known). These will be berthed in Europe.

Knowledge in all, or some of these key areas, would be useful:

·       Rules & Regulations re Maritime Insurances etc (via Lloyds Shipping / Underwritten by Deloitte)

·       Yacht Design & Specification

·       Project Management

·       Naval Architecture

·       Interior Architecture

·       Yard Selection & Negotiation

·       Classification Compliancy

·       Handover to Aftercare & Support Services

This role would suit an individual who has previous experience as a Project Manager on yacht refits, and knows ‘first hand’ what to look out for, the requirements etc. Must have the flexibility to travel at short notice and if required, stay abroad for a few days to ensure the projects are on track. Your main base will be from a medium sized Family Office in Mayfair. Salary negotiable DOE. Start as soon as right person is found. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily Housekeeper & Laundry Assistant - Mayfair, London

Our international client is seeking a highly experienced and trained Housekeeper / Housemaid and also a Laundry Assistant, to work in a team of 3 domestic staff plus 1 laundry assistant. The property has 8 bedrooms, and the family comprises the parents and 6 children aged between 13 & 24 yrs old. Good cleaning skills, with a knowledge of the correct liquids, products and processes required to ensure high standards are maintained. 5 day rota over a 7 day week, therefore some weekends you would be required to be on roster. Mon-Friday 45 - 50 hour week. Market salary offered. Start ASAP.. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Live In Housekeeper - Windsor, Berkshire, UK

A young, creative family who have two girls aged 11 and 9, are looking for a calm, intelligent, experienced Housekeeper, who would be confident assisting the family with two girls at weekends in a shared charge environment. Someone who has had experience with young children and is physically fit. Needs to have a flexible attitude, although the family will not be unreasonable in their requests.

Household Duties:

The role will include all household duties including cleaning, laundry, ironing, wardrobe management, food preparation, shopping and simple family cooking. Someone with a ‘can do’ attitude who is happy to work in a fast paced environment with exceptional attention to detail. In addition the family has a house cat, dog, rabbits and rats that will need to be cared for throughout the weekend..

Childcare Duties:

Assist the family with the children in the residence at weekends. Cooking healthy meals for the children will be required as will cleaning the children’s room, washing and ironing their clothes and making their beds. Very occasionally the parents go away for a long weekend so sole charge responsibility is required during this time.

General Requirements:

A friendly, hard-working, trustworthy and honest person required who has common sense and takes initiative. Needs to have a flexible attitude, and be good with young children. Good housekeeping experience. A driver would be required due to countryside location. Someone who is discreet, unobtrusive and able to respect the family's privacy.

Excellent written and spoken English is required. Non-smoking work environment. Experience working as a Housekeeper in a domestic household essential. Candidates must have checkable, relevant references from previous employers, and a current DBS (the latter can be organised).

Hours: Monday, Thursday - Sunday, a minimum of 45 hours per week and a maximum of 60 hours per week. Occasionally the parents go away for a long weekend so sole charge responsibility is required during this time. Days off: Tuesday and Wednesday. Weekends off, if all of the family are traveling.

Salary: £23,500 - £27,500 per annum; salary dependant on experience. Excellent working conditions in a wonderful household. Holidays: 28 days including Bank Holidays.

Accommodation: A recently renovated one bed first floor flat adjacent to the residence. The spacious flat consists of a kitchen, lounge, bedroom, bathroom and entrance hall.

Notes Although this is a busy role on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday the family return to London on a Sunday evening and will not return again until the following Friday Afternoon.

Start end of February. Interviewing now. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Part time Housekeeper - Northwood, London (Zone 6)

Our client is looking for a permanent part time Housekeeper in this busy household with 4 children. Deep cleaning on 2 days, and laundry/ironing on the 3rd.

Days - Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am to 5pm. Salary £14 nett per hour, Tax & NI paid on top by client.

Must have proven housekeeping experience, and seeking a long term commitment with the family. Checkable references and a DBS necessary (the latter can be organised).

Northwood is a station on the Watford branch of the Metropolitan line, in Travelcard Zone 6. Start ASAP. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily Housekeeper x 2 - Highgate, London

We are looking for 2 housekeepers to work at our client's beautiful, primary residence in Highgate.

The Client employs a small team of staff so their home can be maintained to an extremely high standard. The housekeepers will show they enjoy working as part of a close-knit team and will take serious pride in every aspect of their duties, which will include:  general housekeeping duties, including specialist cleaning, to include care for fine arts and antiques, silver and parquet flooring etc. Other duties will include: helping with laundry, shopping and occasional running errands.

There is no requirement to cook as the house employs a chef, and neither will there be any childcare duties because these are managed by full-time professional nannies. 

A flexible, pro-active, well-groomed and well-spoken candidates, who are able to greet visitors and serve at table (if necessary), take phone messages, order external services and liaise with contractors would all be advantageous skill-sets.

General Requirements:

  • Fluent English speaker – it is a key requirement of the role that the candidate must be able to communicate effectively and have an excellent comprehension of the English language.

  • Have solid previous nanny and housekeeper experience in a similar role with references to back this up.

  • Live locally if possible to maximise flexibility of work hours

  • Be punctual, flexible and organised

  • Maintain a professional demeanour whilst being approachable, welcoming, friendly and enthusiastic

  • Be well presented, discreet and articulate and be fit and active

  • Have a strong work ethic and plenty of energy

  • Must be pet friendly as the family have 3 very friendly and cute dogs

  • MUST be flexible and understanding of the needs of a private household

Working on a roster: 5-day on, 2 days off, with a share of weekends worked. Interviews now.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Junior Butler - North London, UK

The role of Junior 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 Junior 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 £28,000 - £30,000 gross per annum

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

Housekeeping Assistant - Nine Elms/Vauxhall, London

Do you have a head for heights?

We are looking for a Housekeeping Assistant to work in a luxury triplex penthouse. .This position will provide a wonderful opportunity for those looking to learn many new skills and how the finest formal households operate.

This role will provide a structured work environment, and structured hours along with the opportunity to work alongside an established housekeeping team of service orientated professionals.

The housekeeping attendants will be responsible for maintaining the beautiful apartment, including: guest bedrooms, reception rooms and spa to the highest possible standard of cleanliness, presentation and good order.

Roles and Responsibilities

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

o Cleaning, maintaining and presenting all rooms to the highest standard.

o Care of bedroom suites, changing beds and replenishing bath and bed linen as required.

o Undertaking personal maid duties for guests to include: running baths, help with dressing and serving trays in bedroom suites, packing, unpacking & wardrobe care.

o Making furniture and room adjustments to Principal’s and guest’s preference as requested.

o Cleaning and Care of antiques, artwork, fine fabrics and hard finishes.

o Must be able to work in the laundry including washing, sorting, pressing, spot cleaning, and having dry-cleaning awareness.

o Ability to operate the latest house systems (will train)

o Maintaining general cleanliness and the highest standards of hygiene throughout the house including in service areas and stock rooms.

o To carry out any other duties that may be reasonably requested by the Head Housekeeper, Housekeeping Supervisor or member of the senior management team.

Training

o To attend all training courses as and when required.

o Willing to learn new skills and enhance current knowledge.

Health & Safety

o To ensure that all work undertaken is done so in a safe manner and in accordance with relevant approved codes of practice.

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

Entry Requirements

o Previous housekeeping experience of at least 2 years in a deluxe 5* environment or a respected private home

o Good spoken English

o Highest standards of personal grooming.

o A critical eye for detail.

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

o Must be flexible with working hours and adaptable to change which might include work at weekends and on bank holidays sometimes at short notice. Time will be given in lieu when overtime is worked.

Working 5 days and 48 hours per week, candidates must be flexible with working hours and adaptable to change. Operating 2 shifts, the early shift starts at 08:00 and the late shift finishes as 20:00. Candidates must be flexible to work weekends and Bank Holidays. Time will be given in lieu when additional hours are worked. A uniform will be provided. The role is to start ASAP.. Salary £26,000 - £29,000 DOE. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Laundry Supervisor - North London, UK

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

Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

· Maintaining general cleanliness in service areas and stock rooms.

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

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

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

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

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

· Care and conservation of fine fabrics and finishes.

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

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

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

· Highest standards of personal grooming.

· Critical eye for detail.

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

· To carry out any other duties that may be reasonably requested by the Housekeeping management team or member of the senior management team.

· To be fully conversant with the risk assessments for your department.

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

Qualifications and Education Requirements

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

· Good spoken English skills.

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

Wardrobe Keeper – North London, UK (POSITION FILLED)

A bilingual Russian/English speaking Wardrobe Keeper is needed for a high profile family. The role needs someone who offers exceptional skills and knowledge of their discipline, an astute eye for detail and an innate vocational approach, one that will allow the Wardrobe Keeper to effortlessly maintain and upkeep a beautiful wardrobe!

The Wardrobe Keeper is expected to work independently, directly with the family, and with the other members of the Estate Team, to ensure that the household can deliver the highest level of service to The Principals.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Wardrobe management, caring for designer and couture garments, accessories and important jewellery, along with high end soft-finishes and materials,

  • Managing packing & unpacking for trips,

  • Ensuring proper temperature controlled storage of Furs, including: clothing, accessories and some soft furnishing made of quality furs and hides,

  • To manage and co-ordinate inventories of the wardrobes, including: clothing, accessories including linens used for The Principal's suite, toiletries and personal items,

  • Tracking and updating movement of clothes and items from web-based databases,

  • Travel to other residences as required, to oversee and inventory The Principal’s wardrobes and personal items,

  • Take direct instruction from Madam to ensure her preferences are carried out exactly (Keep Madam’s PA and relevant team members informed at all times),

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

  • Ensure all service standards and operational standards are met and are well maintained while never intruding on the privacy of The Principals, their Family or Guests,

  • Being able to work in all areas of the laundry and able to undertake responsibility for The Principal’s laundry, including: sorting, washing, pressing, steaming, spot cleaning and dry-cleaning of clothing and accessories,

  • Undertaking lady's maid duties for guests to include caring for clothes, running baths, dressing and calling trays,

  • Anticipate the needs of The Principals and make their environment as comfortable as possible,

  • To promptly provide written information of family requests and changes to colleagues,

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Front of House duties may include: meeting, greeting and directing guests,

  • Following request of the family that may require sourcing items and/or liaising with management to procure,

  • Compile consumables requests with other departments and agree delivery times and liaise with security on delivery access,

  • Some responsibility for stock rotation and acceptance and movement of deliveries.

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

Entry Requirements:

  • The Wardrobe Supervisor is expected to have worked at the highest level of service either within the private home of a UHNWI, or 5* Deluxe Hotel,

  • Excellent team building skills,

  • IT literacy to include Excel,

  • Good spoken English and Russian,

  • Exceptional attention to detail,

  • High standards of personal grooming,

  • Flexibility with working hours and adaptable to change which might include working weekends and bank holidays and changing shift patterns at short notice (time will be given in lieu when overtime is worked),

Please Note. Candidates who apply for this role must already be living and working in London

Must have proven experience and checkable references, along with a current DBS (can be organised). Salary £35,000 gross pa DOE. Start ASAP. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Chauffeur / Guardian - Cannes, France (POSITION CLOSED)

We are seeking for our International client, a full time professional Chauffeur/Guardian, for 2 properties located between Cannes and Juan Les Pins. You will have experience and local knowledge of these areas, along with experience driving anywhere from Monaco to St Tropez. Fluent French is useful, however English is a must, along with utmost discretion and confidentiality.

Duties:

• Driving the head of the family and his family, friends or associates, to requested locations.

• Take their client, and the client's family and friends, to and from evening events, or the airport at unsociable hours.

• Taking staff to carry out household duties.

• Upkeep and maintenance of the vehicle/s, provided by the employer.

• Washing and polishing all vehicle/s, and Administrative tasks relating to all vehicle/s

• Stock and supply operations relating to all vehicle/s (acquiring products, ensuring all necessary items are topped up and available etc.)

• Prepare the flat for family arrival and departure.

• Key holder and check on family properties once a week, during the family absence ie check all doors and locks etc.

• Act as main contact between the principal and the contractor.

• Report any issues immediately ie check for leaks and internal or external damage.

• Giving access and overseeing contractors at the property, maintenance etc. and ensure garden is well maintained

• Collecting mail and dealing with shipments.

• Be available all year round to source any requests ie book restaurants, run errands etc

• Stocking of the preferred household supplies

This role is quieter in the winter months approx. 8-9 mths with minimal hours however you will be on call, and you will be busier in the summer months approx. 3-4 mths, whereby you will work long hours and 7/7 days.

You will possess a clean criminal record in both country of employment and country of origin, a clean driving licence, and checkable work references. This role is open to all age groups. Last Chauffeur is retiring after a 30 year service, hence this is a very good employer seeking a long term commitment. Salary up to Euros 30,000 per annum, plus annual bonus. French contract. Start ASAP. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Weekend Nanny - Northwood, London (Zone 6)

Our client is looking for a Weekend Nanny to assist mum with 4 children, a 7yo girl, 6 yo boy , 4 and 3 yo girls. The older children start lessons from 7.30am, so the Weekend Nanny MUST start at 7am therefore most likely suit someone who lives local to be able to arrive on time.

Days - Saturday and Sunday, 7am to 7pm with occasional baby sitting in the night .

Must have proven experience with children, and seeking a long term commitment with the family. Checkable references and a DBS necessary (the latter can be organised). Salary £250 nett for both days.

Northwood is a station on the Watford branch of the Metropolitan line, in Travelcard Zone 6. Start ASAP. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Part time Housekeeper - Deal, Kent

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

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

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

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

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

Live In Nanny / Housekeeper - Swiss Cottage, London

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

There is a full time Governess/PA who does most of the school runs and duties etc, so the Nanny duties are to support her. The key points for the role are General Housekeeping along with another Housekeeper / Taking care of the dogs, walks etc / Helping at meals and clean main kitchen (no cooking as there is a chef) / Laundry & Ironing / During the evening after the full time nanny leaves, this person will help Mum with adhoc chores, the children etc / General tasks.

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

Live in Management Couple - Essex, UK

Our client is currently looking to hire a Live in Couple to help support her father and mother in-law with day-to-day duties; providing driving assistance and help to look after their 7-bedroom property in a picturesque village in Essex.

The Driver is expected to carry out driving duties and maintain 3 cars and the grounds of the property.

The Housekeeper will be responsible for assisting with the laundry, grocery shopping, cooking of some meals and providing the lady companionship when her husband is away.

Our client is looking for a professional, ex-military couple who are interesting, proactive and patient and happy to fit into a family atmosphere. There are 2 adult children who live nearby and visit twice a week for meals and a large extended family, members of which all visit from time to time.

Attention to detail and military precision along with a housekeeper able to provide patient, friendly companionship to the lady is key in this job. As the main point of support for the Principles, you will be expected to proactively undertake any duties that help them maintain their independence, and liaise with existing gardener and cleaner to maintain the property to an excellent standard.

Key attributes of the applicants:

Fluent in English / The driver needs a military background / Patient and reassuring support with a proactive work ethic / Minimum 3 years in a similar role and excellent references

Duties will include:

Laundry responsibilities / Dusting, hoovering / Grocery Shopping / Basic light Cooking duties / Maintenance of 3 cars / Driving / Some grounds Maintenance / Light Handyman work

Salary: Negotiable for the right candidate, in the range of £550 npwk. Start date: ASAP and flexible for the right candidate. Accommodation: 2 bed Coach House with garden, with an allowance of one well-behaved pet. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

House Management / Domestic Couple - Provence (POSITION CLOSED)

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

This will require a Couple who have a ‘sleeves up’ approach to work, as this is a very hands on role for both with the main missions as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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