Arabic / English Bi-lingual PA / Companion - UAE + travel

Our lovely client, who lives in The UAE, is looking for a female Companion (due to cultural reasons, with a good level of spoken Arabic and excellent English (some French would offer a small advantage) for our mature female client.

This role would suit a single and mature lady, perhaps a retiree, who is looking for a new chapter in their life and enjoys international travel. The Principal sometimes also travels with her extended family, including children and grandchildren, so candidates with a loving and child friendly character will be important.

You will also have a generous, warm and friendly personality, a naturally nurturing and protective instinct and show they are vocational in their approach to work. Also must be happy to work longer hours, when travelling and be highly organised.

The primary responsibilities of the companion will be to manage the client's home, which includes: anything and everything to do with the property, from giving instructions to household staff, managing contractors and service providers, and to providing overview for household budgets, petty-cash and the general expenses of household.

There will also be the occasional need to organise small events including family parties and celebrations which are hosted by the Principal.

Ideally candidates will offer work and life experience gathered in all of the following areas. Candidates will have previously been employed in managerial hospitality roles in:

  • Deluxe hotels or resorts and/or,

  • Royal or Ambassadorial Households or respected Private Estates, and/or,

  • Luxury Private Yachts and/or,

  • Luxury Cruise Liners and/or,

  • Butler/Concierge or Lifestyle positions.

  • Candidates will show they have the ability to oversee domestic staff management matters, including: reconciling schedules, overtime, holidays and days off.

  • Candidates will offer proven project management experience, showing they would be capable of managing and supervising small house remodelling schemes, construction and/or interior design projects.

  • Candidates will be able to orchestrate travel and hotel reservations while showing they understand the travel protocols required when accompanying the client and her family abroad.

  • Candidates will have a suitable level of Gulf experience.

  • Candidates will show they can work seamlessly with a predominantly Asian workforce

Entry Requirements: 

  • Some vehicle management experience could be beneficial

  • Some kitchen and Food Hygiene and Food Safety experience could be beneficial

  • Some safety/first aid/security management experience could be beneficial

  • Some wardrobe and clothes management could be beneficial

Must 10 - 15 years experience with proven longevity and checkable references. Whilst in the UAE, lovely Self Contained Accommodation are provided in the grounds of the Principals' property and within Hotels when travelling, therefore this role is suitable only for single applicants. Tax free salary DOE plus very generous benefits. Work permit organised by client. Must have DBS or Police Check (or willing to undertake). Start ASAP.   Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

LJW RECRUITMENT

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

IT Specialist - Family Office, Kuwait

We are seeking an experienced and highly skilled IT Specialist in an Executive Support role, for a family office based in Kuwait. You will be the ‘subject matter’ expert for the Service in technical IT matters, supporting a team of IT Specialists with knowledge, best practice and training to enable the team to deliver a world class customer experience.

The key skill sets will be someone with strong Apple technology experience, along with Android, Mac & PC’s/Office Applications, Domain Level, Hardware, Phones/PABS, Active Directory, Audio Visual Systems, Home Automation Systems, Printers, Network – installations and projects – problem resolution and troubleshooting.

You will be flexible to operate in a 24/7 support role, flexible to travel as required, and possess a calm and organised personality to operate in a very busy family office environment. This role would be suited to a single individual due to the last minute demands and travel, however a young family will also be considered.

Essential Experience, Skills & Qualifications

  • Application packaging methodology using Microsoft deployment

  • ITIL foundation Certification or greater

  • Good understanding of Casper Suite/Certification to CCT level

  • Previous packaging experience of Mac applications

Competitive tax free salary with additional benefits including annual return economy class ticket to home base, medical insurance, annual bonus and relocation allowance. Interested applicants must provide proven experience on their CV as per above requirements, provide proof of certificates, possess a clean police record, hold an Australian, US, British or EU passport (for ease of last minute visas and international travel), and be available for interview and start. Skype interview/s in first instance. Checkable references from previous employers will be requested once interview process underway.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com