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Welcome to LJW Recruitment - the definitive boutique agency providing you with global Job Vacancies, recruitment news and industry updates.


Not all the positions we represent are here and we do our best to update these regularly. We do understand that timing is often of the essence in finding the right position and if you have the right experience, we would like to hear from you to start working together.


Should you be interested in any of the roles below, or you wish to register, please Contact Us  or email your resume to get you started to: cv@ljwrecruitment.com


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Domestic Vacancies





As a member of the Advisory Board of 'Family Office Recruitment', we are pleased to direct you to view their 2014 global report, examining the recruitment market within the family office sector addressing the key issues family offices face, the attraction of family offices for candidates, trends, skill requirements, a look at salary levels, as well as best practices and other important issues. The report is wide ranging and will be of interest not only to family offices themselves, but everyone in the private wealth space, as it sheds some light on this largely hidden market. The report is available to download for free from  www.familyofficerecruitment.com/about-us/family-office-recruitment-report-2014/

We have seen a marked increase in requests by our clients, for LIVE IN staff and therefore we seek new talented individuals, with experience in domestic positions. Please also encourage your qualified and experienced colleagues to register with us. We continually look for new established candidates in the private service industry, and we are here to help.  Email cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live in Formal Couple - Regents Park, London


Live-in Domestic Couple required to work for a high profile Middle Eastern family. The family have three young children aged 3, 6 and 9 years old. Our client currently employs a Private PA, Private Chef, Chauffeur, Housekeepers and a Nanny. You will be responsible for the following roles between you:

Butler duties for the family including food service
Liaise with the Chef concerning all family meals
Deputize for the Chauffeur on occasions
Run errands
Basic cooking when the Chef is absent or potentially prepare Breakfast
All Housekeeping duties including the usual cleaning, laundry, ironing etc...

The accommodation is based in the basement of the main house and consists of a double bedroom, sitting room, bathroom and kitchen.

You will be working a 6 day week with every Sunday off. The family travel to other properties and you may be required to work in France for a couple of weeks per year.

Previous private household experience essential with excellent checkable references, clean driving licence and UK/EU passports. Start ASAP. Salary negotiable depending upon experience. E
mail resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com


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Major Domo / Estate Manager - Russia

Our client seeks a Russian speaking experienced Estate Manager, with fluent English, to manage a 2500 sqm house in 8 ha. You will organise house staff, duties and rotas and manage all housekeeping / maintenance services and execution of same. You will have experience in managing engineering and communications networks, security and outside grounds services. You will have knowledge and understanding of the latest household innovations and an interest in interiors and landscape design. You will present with strong organisational skills and present with a professional disposition. You will have higher education, and preferable work experience in the West. Salary neg. Start ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Travelling Butler / Valet - Taipei, Taiwan

Based in Taiwan, working for an international businessman, who travels extensively around the world to oversee his business interests, the butler / valet will be charged with looking after the every need of his employer, including: valeting, packing & unpacking, butler duties, looking after personal needs, liaising with house staff and hotels to ensure everything is set up as required, acting as a liaison between the client and his private office staff to maintain travel and accommodation schedules etc

Candidates need to be well-trained and capable, well versed in the rules of etiquette and protocol, determined and able to be proactive and forward thinking - using their initiative whenever required. This is a role that requires frequent travel, both privately and by commercial means, and so candidates will need to be free of commitments, and must really enjoy and understand the realities of international travel. You will have just worked in a similar role / environment / principle's lifestyle, and be available for immediate start. Candidates must also hold citizenship that allows relatively easy travel between countries. Self Contained City Apartment provided. Salary neg. Start ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Self Employed Chauffeurs - Knightsbridge, London

Our VIP client is seeking experienced and formal drivers to work on a long term temporary assignment, and at times, up to 7 days per week. You will know London well i.e. private and commercial airports, hospitals, shopping and restaurant districts, hotels, etc. You will have a clean UK driving licence, with proven VIP experience and checkable references and Security cleared, a non smoker / non drinker. A car will be provided and housed in Knightsbridge daily. Understanding of Middle Eastern culture and protocol useful. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Couple - Chef/HK/Driver/Handyman - Isle of Man


Experienced friendly and country loving couple, required to work alongside existing Couple, to manage this large 9 bedroom property. A family with 2 small children, and nanny, and staff around the world at different houses, they require a couple who is energetic and professional. Duties are to clean, cook to a very high standard, drive and provide handyman duties. Must have knowledge of specialist cleaning and caring for special finishes i.e. antiques, bespoke cabinetry, fine art and silver. In addition, must have experience in caring for fine silks, cashmere, and expensive clothing. 1 or 2 bedroom flat on the grounds will be offered, along with car and good salary. Regrettably no children or pets. Start ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com


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Qualified Chalet Chefs and Management Couples

Should you be interested in working the 2014/15 season in a private residence/chalet, please register your interest and CV/s, with current photograph/s, copy of passport/s, certificates, example menus and current headshot/s. You must have proven experience working in the Alps, or 5 star hospitality service/private or restaurant background, along with police check and references. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Cook / Driver - Houseman - Belgravia, UK

Our client is seeking an individual who enjoys cooking to a high standard, an evening meal on most days, but can also swing into 'chauffeur' mode in between, and offer driving services to meetings, airport pick ups etc. Some light housekeeping would be welcomed along with some light laundry. A good all rounder with a friendly and 'sleeves up' attitude. Salary 35 - 40,000 pa. Start November. Email cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Housekeeper - Virginia Waters, Surrey, UK

Housekeeper needed for formal and large property - family comprises 3 adults, 2 children and no pets. Cleaning, laundry, small household errands. Essential childcare 2 boys aged 9 & 10 yrs old, might be involved. Work alongside one other Housekeeper under the supervision of a House Manager. Shifts of 4 days 10am - 8pm. Salary neg 22 - 25,000 pa, plus fixed loyality bonus up to a month's salary. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Brazilian / Portuguese Housekeeper x 2 and 1 Weekend HK - Knightsbridge, London

This lovely Brazilian family are seeking 2 experienced Housekeepers with cooking skills, Monday to Friday, to work split shifts to ensure all day coverage for the family - one shift early morning to mid afternoon, 2nd shift mid afternoon through to late evening and 1 weekend HK required. Start 1st October.  Must speak English and preferably Brazilian Portuguese. CRB cleared or happy to undertake. Interviews by family office now, 2nd interview with client. 10 nett per hr. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Housekeeper / Cook - Kensington, London

This lovely family who live in a beautiful and spacious apartment, are seeking an excellent HK to start ASAP. Your duties will include all aspects of running the home ensuring the apartment is maintained to a high standard at all times; manage the wardrobes, laundry and ironing; organise the food shopping and maintain stock control of cleaning materials. You will oversee the children when required and on occasion collect them from school although there is an after school carer.  Dinner party level cooking is not required, but you must be able to produce healthy, nutritious family meals. Flexible in attitude and a genuine willingness to work for the family long term.  5 days per week (Sunday's and Monday's off). Accommodation is a light filled bedroom with private bathroom and plenty of cupboard space. Salary: 400 - 450 npwk depending on experience. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Laundress and Laundryman - London, UK

We are searching for both male and female experienced candidates, working in either dry cleaning or hotel laundry environments, to work in VIP private household's. Must have care knowledge of fine linen, clothing etc and use of iron press. Should you have this experience, please email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Governess - Moscow, Russia


Governess required for 3 year old girl at Kindergarten. Personal driver allocated. Household Nannies and Housekeepers employed. No cooking or cleaning duties. Separate apartment. Use of gym and pool. 6 day week with long break during day. Previous experience in a similar position or a teaching background essential. Some travel. Start ASAP. 1,200 net per week. CRB check and stringent reference checks taken out. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com


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Daily Brazilian/Portuguese Nannies x 2 - Knightsbridge, London

This lovely Brazilian family are seeking 2 x  full time Nannies - one to offer Daily charge 40 hours per week, and 1 to Live In to take care of the evenings/overnight. Start date: September 1st 2014 - Monday to Friday. Flexible hours when needed during school holidays, occ. weekends etc. Ideally a driving license but not the deal breaker. Must have proven childcare experience, checkable references and CRB cleared. Nanny must speak English and Brazilian Portuguese. Children aged 1, 3 and 3 years old. Accommodation bedroom with ensuite bathroom. 10 - 12 nett per hour. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com


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Live In Nanny - Mayfair, London


Our client already has one Nanny in place, and is now seeking a second nanny who is a ideally filipina/thai or a French native, to care for a 4.5 yo girl who attends French school. They would like you to work 7 days per week and long hours for one week on, and then you have one week off, then back on the same rota of one week on, one week off etc., and the role rotates with the first nanny having her week off, whilst this person works. You are paid every week regardless of whether you work or not at 500 npwk. On your week on, you will be prepared to be on standby/work 24/7, and understand shift patterns. Preferably you would only live in for the week on, but if you needed accommodation for every week this would be considered within the same apartment building. You will be based mainly in Mayfair but are likely to travel between London and Surrey (family property). All transport will be provided or compensated for travelling between these locations, and often is last minute so a very flexible, understanding individual a must. Meals will be provided. A British passport or EU passport necessary, as some travel may be required. References will be thoroughly checked and a CRB will be undertaken, along with a full medical from their family doctor prior to start. You must be energetic and creative. Start ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Nanny - Belgravia, UK

Our client is seeking an experienced Hindi speaking Nanny for a young pre-school girl 3yo, with a good understanding and able to teach her Hindi Religious Studies and Culture. In addition French speaking would be an advantage but not essential. Fully staffed house. Lovely accommodation provided. 6 day per week. Start ASAP. Salary negotiable.  Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Executive Search & Commercial Recruitment




German Private / Executive PA - Berlin, Germany


This Private Office is seeking an experienced top level PA fluent in German and English, some French useful, to support the Principle (a young entrepreneur) in every field of her professional (business) and personal life (organise dinner parties, events, travel etc). Normal working hours with flexibility when the Principle is travelling.  You will provide excellent secretarial skills and high level managerial duties not only supporting the Principle, but engage with research, ideas, advice etc. A legal, tax, financial background would be an asset. This is a high paced environment and flexibility is key. Salary highly competitive, start ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com


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Should you wish to introduce your candidature to LJW Recruitment, please email cv@ljwrecruitment.com with a brief on your requirements, availability and salary / package etc.

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