Travelling Butler - Monaco / Global

Based in Monaco, you will be looking after the personal needs of an international businessman. Packing cases, inventories, taking care of high end clothing, personal shopping and sourcing items. Liaising with house manager, travelling chef, personal trainer and PA. Overseeing daily housekeeper’s. Organising functions. Ensuring the smooth running of his hi tech residence. Must be organised, calm and immaculate in appearance. Extensive travel (private jet) in Europe, USA and Private Yacht. Accommodation and food supplied in all locations. Flight home paid during 2 weeks off. EU passport essential. Must have proven experience and checkable references. Security check carried out. Long – term role. 4,500 Euro’s per month. 2 weeks on / 2 weeks off (job share with another Butler). Immediate start. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Personal Assistant - Shoreditch, London

We are seeking a PA to the Founder of a Charity Website & Fundraising platform, to be based in Shoreditch, East London. This is an exciting and diverse role for the right individual, with no day being the same, who enjoys a 'start up' vibe in a techy environment.

The company

A leading charity website and fundraising platform in the UK and Australia. The vision is to mobilise the world’s wealth to bring joy, and help the suffering. Currently working with over 1000 clients uplifting donations by tens of millions of pounds.

The company has grown quickly and has been acquired a few months ago by The Access Group - one of the top 20 largest tech companies in the UK - to become a world leading solution.

Who you are

To take on this role, you are a smart, structured person who is motivated and self organising. You are someone who is unflustered being thrown in the deep end of any environment and act with grace. You can facilitate, have good writing skills and are conscientious.

As a person you are positive and energy giving, liberal and open minded. You are motivated by social projects and charity. The knowledge you are contributing more to charities through the impact in your role than some of the top major donors in the country, is a big driver for you.

What is the role

The role is ultimately to increase the effectiveness of the Founder. This is ultimately to build space in the diary for creativity and innovation, and being able to learn how to prioritise time and safeguard space, and who is able to cope under high pressure and not get flustered being given important last minute tasks to manage such as organising a dinner etc. etc.

The role will include diary, email and office management. You will be working on special projects like managing an office redesign or team offsite. You’ll be balancing background research tasks, organising events, typing up notes from meetings or preparing presentations.

You will also be helping to streamline other prominent charity roles the Founder has, including Chairman roles across theatre and immersive experience and older people care. The role will include interacting with high profile people.

Skills required

This is a tech company so being tech savvy is a plus, and as a minimum, being a fast typist with good keyboard skills. You’ll be using tools like Google Docs to create slides and share documents, Trello, Salesforce, iCal, Evernote, LinkedIn for helping on recruitment and Slack for day to day recruitment. You don’t need to have used these before, but need to be comfortable managing work in tools like these.

Package

Up to £40k based on experience, plus an amazing perks programme including match funding pension contributions, 25 day holiday that expands with tenure, insurances for family medical, dental, life, critical illness and travel, gym membership and childcare vouchers.

First stage Interview with recruitment agency; if shortlisted for second interview, directly with the Founder of company. Start date when right person is found. Email cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily Housekeeper - Belgravia, London

We are seeking an experienced Housekeeper to join a team of 4, to run the day to day housekeeping and laundry requirements for this large, formally run property. As a team, you are responsible for the upkeep, ensuring the property is always clean and immaculately presented. You will also have good laundry and ironing skills, and a hands on approach to all tasks required.

Must have good time keeping skills, strong work ethic and ability to follow precise and detailed instructions. Reporting to a lovely House Manager, this is a new team of 3 and looking for that 4th Housekeeper to complete the staff required.

You will maintain confidentiality and use utmost discretion with all matters, and happy to sign an NDA/Confidentiality agreement. Hours 9am - 6pm M-F with every 3rd weekend required, and 1 hour for lunch. DBS required however this can be organised. Must have proven longevity and work history, along with checkable references. Training provided. Desired language Tagalog. Start ASAP. Salary £33,250 gross pa. Email cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Live In Nanny - Haywards Heath, Sussex UK

Our client, an outdoorsy and bubbly British/Australian family with 2 children aged, 5 & 9yo, are looking for a fully qualified and experienced Nanny with proven longevity in previous roles. You will be happy to manage the day to day lives of the children and their activities, assist with school work, social diary, shopping, liaise with school and mum on upcoming events/activities etc, prepare a healthy meal for the evenings for the children, light housework including laundry, tidying bedrooms, empty dishwasher, sweep and general errands etc. You will get 4 hours off during the daytime, with the busy period being the mornings and after school when the children need collecting. Both parents work and on occasion, could be a late finish, so your flexibility Monday to Friday is welcomed, with possibly a couple of hours cover on a Sat or Sun morning, but this can be pre-arranged/negotiable.

Must be a confident driver with clean licence, comfortable in driving a Range Rover, hold a current DBS, First Aid Certification and checkable references. The property is a 5 minute walk from the station, with a regular and fast train into London Bridge taking 40 minutes. No Pets. Non Smoker. Accommodation is a f/f  double room off the house, with large ensuite bathroom, and WiFi. Start approx. mid August - will interview now. Salary DOE ie £450-£500 npwk. Email cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily Houseman / Woman - Fulham, London

This busy couple are seeking a Houseman / Woman to oversee the day to day operations of a 3 bedroom property, along with their 2 dogs.

You will be have a key eye for details and responsible for the upkeep, presentation and efficient running of the home, ensuring the property is always clean and immaculately presented (cleaner in situ), ensuring details are maintained such as flowers, scented candles, favorite F&B likes are in fridge, clean pet bowls, etc., along with run any other personal errands required for the Principals and organise wardrobe, dry-cleaning, assist with packing / unpacking of suitcases when travelling etc. Possible travel overseas when the Principal requires.

You will also maintain household lists and inventories, and overall household systems - plumbing, IT, security systems, external contractors and suppliers, insurance policies, vehicle maintenance etc. - proactively identifying and resolving problems in a timely manner. You will have excellent time management and administrative skills and be able to implement robust systems to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget.

You will have a strong work ethic working closely with, and reporting to, the client’s family office maintaining confidentiality and utmost discretion with all matters. Must have at least 5 years experience in private service or hospitality, checkable references, a current DBS and happy to sign an NDA, and possess a clean driving licence. Start August/September. Interviews now. Salary £30 - £40k gross pa DOE. Email cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Part time Housekeeper - Belgravia, London

Our international client, a couple who travel on a regular basis, are seeking a highly polished and experienced Housekeeper with 5* luxury cleaning experience, gained from a high end property. You must be used to dealing with fine furnishings and surfaces, and the use of the correct products. Also experienced in handling delicate clothing, laundry, ironing, dry cleaning and organising wardrobe. Deal with suppliers and contractors, run errands, shopping etc. The property is across 2 floors, with 3 bedrooms, 2/3 bathrooms. You will have proven experience and longevity in previous roles with checkable references, along with a current DBS (this can be organised). Seeking hours M-F 11.30 / 12.30pm to 5.30pm daily. Must be self employed - Salary DOE. Email cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Travelling Russian speaking Butler - Monaco

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

House Manager / Butler – Tuscany, Italy

We are seeking a bilingual House Manager with Butler Service skills (or a Couple who bring together both sets of skills), naturally hands-on, who comes with the ability and experience to coordinate a team of staff employed at a historic Palazzo in rural, central Italy.

Candidates MUST offer fluency in both Italian and English.

There are 12 existing domestic staff, who have been employed at the property for many years. Therefore, we need someone who will be able to approach this role with a degree of diplomacy and sensitivity. Candidates must be able to show they have a meticulous eye for detail, along with the ability to enthuse and motivate the team to strive for higher levels of perfection.

This is a unique job, in a beautiful property, which requires someone who exhibits: a keen eye for the minute; gravitas; superior communication and people-skills, along with top-notch practical skills and know-how in their specialism, be it housekeeping or food and beverage service. It would be of huge advantage if candidates present exceptional and proven laundry, wardrobe and/or valet skills.

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

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

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

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

House Manager / Administrator - Kensington, London

A house manager with administration and leadership skills is required to oversee the day-to-day running of this prestigious property, including the management of a small team of nannies who provide 24/7 cover for the client's 4 children. 

Employed by an international businessman and his family, candidates must have advanced household management and proven administration and organisational skills along with an understanding of children’s educational needs, childcare and nanny responsibilities. 

Confident, positive and with a happy disposition, candidates will need to act as the lynch-pin and main point of contact, in this busy and prestigious property located in Kensington. The role would suit someone who is naturally diligent and happy to embrace a busy household work environment, focused on taking responsibility and oversight for the following areas

PA & Administration duties

 Working with the client, the private office and the household staff, there will be responsibility for:

  • Assist with planning of vacations, events and parties

  • Oversee shopping and provisioning to ensure agreed stock levels are maintained

  • Run errands for the principal / family

  • Review household budgets and ensure transparent and detailed accounts are maintained

  • Oversee maintenance – and ensure contractors are properly logged-in and out of the property

  • Oversee gardeners

  • Ensuring proper understanding and operation of house systems, including TV/WIFI/alarms etc

  • Candidates must be happy to step in to prepare and serve drinks/light foods if required

  • To liaise with the chef, to plan/agree weekly menus (breakfast/lunch/dinner & snacks

  • Ensure dietary requirements are understood and delivered

  • Check/ensure there are always agreed items in the fridges and freezer 

House Staff (including Nannies) & HR Management

  • Ensure the house is adequately staffed at any given time

  • Organise staff rotas (nanny/housekeeper/chef/tutors)

  • Ensure staff training and certification is up to date

  • Chair weekly meetings with house staff

  • Under the instruction of the private office, the HM will be responsible for disciplinary procedures re the nannies/household staff

  • Review and where necessary refine the household staff set-up

  • Ensure work schedules conform to the needs of the house

  • Ensuring 24/7 cover is provided by the nannies (overseeing work rosters/holiday schedules etc)

  • Liaising with nannies to ensure they know the children’s daily schedule

  • Ensuring that the nannies work correctly and within the parameters set down by the parents

  • Ensuring that the nanny’s certification and training is up to date/valid (arranging refresher courses as needed)

  • Ensuring that H&S regulation is followed

  • If appropriate, assisting nannies with childcare duties on an ad hoc basis 

Schools and after school educational & cultural activities

  • Checking school notices: creating a weekly summary and informing parents/nannies/tutors of upcoming events etc

  • Booking parent’s evenings

  • Ensure the children’s cultural and educational teachings are in-line with the parent’s expectations  

  • Ensuring the children’s schedules are communicated to all parties (parents/ nannies/ tutors/schools/drivers/etc)  

  • Monitor afterschool tutor’s arrival and departure times

  • Processing invoices and payment for the afterschool tutors

  • Liaising with tutors, to ensure schedules are maintained and class content is appropriate, educational needs are met and the children are encouraged to embrace and find a love of learning

Children related, Etiquette, Protocol & Grooming

The house manager / administrator will be expected to work closely with the nannies to ensure that the nannies are properly:

  • Monitoring and Instilling the importance of good manners

  • Monitoring and ensuring good table manners at meal time

  • Ensuring children eat healthy, balanced meals

  • Ensuring children don’t order Deliveroo/Uber Eats without prior consent

  • Obtain daily updates from the nannies regarding the children’s behaviour and relaying feedback to parents

  • Instilling the importance of proper hygiene and good grooming

  • Ensuring that the children take responsibility for all their chores

Pet related

  • Overseeing and managing of pet care

  • Making sure that there is pet care in place if the client is travelling

Package £45,000 - £50,000 gross pa DOE. Monday to Friday with some flexibility, and potential to cover occasional holiday periods. Must have proven longevity in previous roles, with checkable references and available for immediate start, and DBS clearance. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Part time Housekeeper - Camden, London

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

Live In Housekeeper - Mayfair, London

Our client is seeking a highly skilled and professional Housekeeper to join a small team of domestic staff. You will have proven experience in a 5* hotel background. or similar high-end property, covering all aspects of housekeeping, cleaning and laundry duties. You will have an eye for detail and used to working to a high standard, and have some understanding of Health & Safety guidelines. Must be a team player, discrete and confidential. Staff Rota is a 5 day week, 45 hours a week and would include some weekends, with 2 consecutive days off. Must be a non-smoker. DBS required (can be organised). Must have checkable references. Uniform provided. Start ASAP. £26,000 gross pa DOE.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

Daily Senior Housekeeper - Richmond, London

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

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

We are looking for someone who is highly skilled with a hands-on approach, and willing to personally be involved in daily household tasks. You will have a positive and strong character with good communication skills, and attention to detail. You must be trustworthy and able to demonstrate that you can handle confidential information appropriately.

Key Responsibilities:

Cleaning and laundry / Appearance and upkeep of properties / Wardrobe duties / Assist with Service and Events / good communication and working with others as a team / Provide support and input to senior members of the household team to ensure that the routine of the house is clear, organised and well-staffed / Work with the Private Office where applicable to discuss arrangements relating to the household and Principal

Hours:

5 days per week, working two weekends per month. Based on the working hours directive, the housekeeper will be required to work 48 hours a week. However, when the client is in residence the housekeeper will need to be flexible to work longer hours, example 09:30 – 21:00, 5-days per week, and two weekends each month. The extra hours worked will be recouped when the clients are travelling (which is presently 6 months of each year).

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

Required Qualifications and Experience:

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

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

- 5* experience in cleaning and laundry

- Wardrobe and clothing management experience

- Able and willing to drive in the UK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

o To help maintain inventories

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

o Laundering and ironing of all clothing and bedding,

o Maintaining and organising the contents of wardrobes;

o Changing bedding and bath linen as required;

o Assisting with occasional food preparation as required;

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

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

o Helping other staff to valet family and guest vehicles;

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

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

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

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Daily Butler - Surrey & London

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

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

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

The client also wishes to find a Butler that shows longevity in their previous roles and a desire to seek a long-term working commitment to their new employers. Accommodation can be offered in either property, for late night finishes etc. Non smoker and must like animals. Open to Male or Female candidates. Salary £40,000 - £45,000 gross pa DOE. 3 month temp to permanent contract offered with Pension. Train / Petrol allowance for travel to 2nd property. Start ASAP. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily or Live In Housekeeper - Oxted, Surrey

Our client with a fully staffed property in Oxted, is seeking a professional Housekeeper who can either offer Daily duties, or would like a Live In role with accommodation. Usual housekeeping and laundry duties are required, to a high standard. Must have previous experience working in a high end private residence. Travel could be required at key times of the year (can be negotiable). Must be discrete and confidential, and a team player. Rota is 45 hours a week and would include weekends, with 2 days off. Must like animals and be a non-smoker. DBS required (can be organised). Start ASAP. £26,000 gross pa DOE.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Housekeeper - Weybridge, Surrey

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

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

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Estate Worker / Groundskeeper - Lanarkshire, Scotland

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

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

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

Primary Tasks:

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

  2. Seasonal maintenance of hedging, estate wide.

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

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

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

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

  7. Maintenance and repair of estate fencing and gates.

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

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

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

 Secondary Tasks:

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

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

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

  4. Assisting with animal care.

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

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

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

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

  9. Other duties as required.

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

  • Full UK Driving Licence

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

  • Experienced at driving towing a trailer

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

  • Chainsaw proficiency 

  • IPAF proficiency 

  • First Aid

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

  • Be motivated and a strong team player

  • Be practical and possess initiative and organised

  • Have a high level of fitness and strength

  • Be comfortable “working at height”

Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Property Manager - Middle East

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

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

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

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

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

Roles and Responsibilities

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

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

  • Overseeing Human Resources

  • Overseeing all purchases required for the property

  • Maintaining inventory and stock-control for the Property

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

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

Accommodation

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

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum 4-year Management or leadership degree in Hospitality

  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications

Eligibility

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

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

  • Experience in calculating and preparing operating budgets.

  • Ability to write reports and procedures.

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

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

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

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

Perks

  • 120,000 Euros per Annum DOE

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

  • Medical Insurance

  • Flight Allowance

  • 12-Month Renewable Contract

  • 2 Months Vacation Per Annum

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Private Chef - Summer Contract - Lanarkshire, Scotland

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

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

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

Duties & Responsibilities:

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

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

  • Enforces uncompromised sanitation and safety standards

  • Plans customized menus for the principals, children and events

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

  • Conducts scheduled and routine physical inventories for food and supplies

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

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

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

  • Ensures cleanliness of kitchen and all kitchen equipment

  • Listens to and understands Principal's needs

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

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

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

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

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

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Senior Housekeeper - nr. Bracknell Forest, Berkshire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LJW RECRUITMENT

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