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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.


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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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Daily House Manager - Belgravia, London

Our client is seeking a Daily House Manager to oversee and manage a team of 5 staff. You will organise the daily tasks and day to day management and maintenance of this beautiful property. You will keep inventories of household stock and consumables, manage the budget, diary management for the family eg dinner parties and occasional table service, liaise with the PA daily, two family drivers and liaise with the other house managers, at the other properties abroad. Some travel necessary and ad hoc basic cooking when the chef is not available. You will be well presented, have gravitas and strong communication skills, and be able to be forthright when needed but also calm under pressure. Spoken French is an advantage but not essential. Salary 45,000 - 50,000pa.
 Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily French House Manager - Cap D'Antibes, South of France

House Manager required for prominent family, at a prestigious Domain set in 5 hectares. You will manage a team of 14 household staff comprising housekeepers, private chefs, gardeners and technicians, and oversee the day to day operations of the property. Further duties are as follows:

Property Management: Co-ordinate property repairs, oversee winter maintenance, hire contractors and supervise work in progress.

Staff Management: Recruit, manage and supervise household staff. Define job roles, coordinate work schedules, brief staff on security measures, and provide staff training in service standards, as necessary.

Table Service: Provide impeccable formal and informal table service to up to 14 family members, and guests. Select accompanying wines and prepare cocktails. Plan daily fresh menus in liaison with the chefs.

Inventory Management: Create, update and manage photographic inventories of entire household contents and personal effects. Manage and organise the shipping of extensive art collection. Must user friendly with Excel Spreadsheets.

Vehicle Management: Source, locate and hire specific model prestige vehicles, for airport runs and guest transport.

Lifestyle Management: Coordinate and manage special events and family celebrations, and catering services for large-scale functions. Make reservations at leading restaurants and organise leisure activities. Negotiate terms with luxury boutiques to show latest designer labels to principals, in the privacy of their home.

No accommodation is provided therefore would suit an individual living on the Riviera, and must be fluent in French and English. Start Jan/Feb 2015. Salary 4,200 Euros net per mth. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Russian speaking House Manager - Knightsbridge, London

Our client is seeking an experienced House Manager, to report to the Head of Family Office, for the following duties/responsibilities:

* Carry out administration and budget control of all the properties,
including cash flow management, expenses reporting.
* Manage the domestic staff (25 people) and get involved in the
international household recruitment.
* Preparing rota and schedules, dealing with holidays;
* Liaise with sub-contractors, service providers, manage architects.
* Delegate and co-ordinate all maintenance work in the properties when
* Coordinating various events;
* IT and organisational projects.

Minimum of 3 years working as a Household Manager for a HNW family (at least two properties management experience) in the UK or in Europe. Full clean driving licence will be an advantage. Salary 50 - 70,000 pa DOE. Start ASAP.
Email 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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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, English as your first language, 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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Management Couple - Monaco

Top Management Couple is required for an International professional Couple, at their beautiful home in Monaco. You will be managing the day to day running of the property, which already has a team of 6 household staff. The couple travel extensively so you must be proactive in running the property - from the staff to the maintenance and presentation of the property in their absence. Previous long term experience in a similar role is essential, and fluent in French and Italian would also be a bonus. Previous Butler experience at high level and knowledge of Monaco, and the surrounding area, is advantageous to the position. Separate accommodation is available. Top salary offered DOE. To start ASAP. Email
resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com


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Live in Formal Couple - Regents Park, London, UK


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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Qualified Chalet Chefs and Management Couples

Should you be interested in working the winter 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, London, 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. Some travel included therefore would suit an individual with no ties. Salary 40 - 45,000 pa. Start ASAP. Email cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Head Housekeeper/Cook - Tregothnan, Cornwall

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for the right candidate. Tregothnan is looking for a head housekeeper/cook to manage the running of a vibrant and diverse household based at the stunningly beautiful Tregothnan Estate near Truro in Cornwall. The Estate is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is located on the banks of the River Fal in a 'Special Area of Conservation.'

The successful candidate will lead a team of seven staff to ensure the smooth running of the main residence. They will have a flexible approach to their working hours and an ability to work well with and in support of their  team. They will be capable of delivering discreet and efficient levels of service whilst keeping a focus on the privacy and contentment of the family. A polite and respectful manner at all times is vital.

Applicants will typically have experience in service in a private household and be an accomplished cook. They will come with strong references. Knowledge and experience of managing large house parties is an advantage.

The package offers a competitive salary, has a house/cottage provided, a number of bills paid and 20 days holiday plus statutory per annum. The candidate will be auto enrolled into a standard pension scheme with 3% employer contribution.
Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily HK / Cook   Chelsea, London, UK

Our client, a professional single parent, is seeking a reliable, diligent and committed Housekeeper with good family cooking. Along with the mother, the daughter is 11 years old and there is a big friendly dog, so must be comfortable with pets and happy to walk dog daily. The house is to a very high standard with antiquities, silver, fine art etc. You will clean, laundry, run errands, food shop and prepare family meal each evening for their return, and occasional lunch or dinner parties therefore a confident cook necessary. Mum leaves very early with daughter and drops off at school with their driver/handyman, and returns most days by 6pm. He is to hand throughout the day when not utilised by the employer to drive, and will help Housekeeper with shopping etc. Hours are Mon-Fri 7am 6pm and the start time is non negotiable, so candidate must ensure for security reasons, they can be there promptly every day before they leave the house in the morning. Hence this would suit somebody who lives within good travel and accessible distance in the event there is a tube strike. Occasionally you will be asked to do babysitting but this is not a deal breaker, however you will be asked to work every 2nd Saturday. There will be occasional travel hence EU/ Brit passport or Right to Remain required. The family is moving to St Johns Wood in 12 months so you must factor in transport situation, to ensure you are able to make it on time. Salary 550npwk inc. 2 x Saturdays. Start January. Email resume to 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, then 3 days off. Salary neg 22 - 25,000 pa, plus fixed loyalty bonus up to a month's salary. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Housekeepers - Surrey, UK

Our client is seeking experienced Housekeepers/Maids for a busy family residence. Own room and shared bathroom, all meals provided, start ASAP. 350 - 400 npwk.
Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Housekeeper / Cook - Kensington, London, UK

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 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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Qualified Maternity Nurse - Mayfair, London (6 month contract) - start April, 2015

Our client is seeking a Maternity Nurse, for baby due 15th April. The family already has a 6 yo girl, who has her own dedicated Nannies. The couple are hearing impaired and the mother is Brazilian born, and therefore ideally seeking a Brazilian or Portuguese speaker, but this isn't essential. Experience is far more important. The position is 24/6 care to establish routines etc. Live-in accommodation will be provided. Day rate approx. 120 - 150 per 24 hours.
Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com


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Live In Nanny - Holland Park, London, UK


Our client is seeking a Live In Nanny to be flexible with hours, to care for 2 young children, 10 months old and 2.5 yrs old. This will be a shared role with the mother who is at home, and therefore on occasion, you must be prepared to take a back seat, and be comfortable with occasional instructions. Duties will include preparing fresh healthy meals for kids, keeping kids clothes / toys clean and organized, supervise kids for mornings or afternoons as requested, keep all baby's bottles and equipment sterilised and run child-related errands, shopping, babysitting etc

A Driver ideal but not essential and, a nanny with Montessori experience would be amazing, but not essential. Someone willing to go on holidays with the family and someone who doesn't mind pitching in with other stuff as needed, although the family will eventually, have a full time housekeeper, so no heavy cleaning required.

Work across 6 days, but not full-time hours each day, and it's all negotiable. Salary 400 - 450 npwk depending on skills and experience. Accommodation is a basement flat with separate entrance. Start ASAP.
Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com


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Manny (Male Nanny) - London, UK

Our client is seeking a male Nanny to assist with 5 school aged children - must be a confident driver!. You will be an energetic team player, and understand and respect cultural differences and protocols. You will be sporty enjoying the odd game of cricket, football, rugby, and take children to various classes, games and clubs. The family has pets and therefore dog walking is also part of your day to day routine. You will schedule each child's weekly timetable and therefore IT literate a must and, you will be highly organised and diligent to ensure all children meet their respective appointments etc. Ability to travel on school holidays with family required and occasional weekends. Hours M-F 9am - 6pm. Salary neg.
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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Executive Search & Commercial Recruitment




2 x positions available :


Senior Executive Assistant - Georgia, Atlanta - USA
Senior Executive Assistant - London, UK

As Senior Executive Assistant based in Atlanta, and the other based in London, you will provide high-level administrative support to the Director of this successful organisation, with continued international development into growing markets.

As one of two right-hand persons for this busy international business-woman, you will use advanced administrative skills, and handle personal contacts with finesse and diplomacy. You'll also relieve the Principle of all administrative tasks, collect and analyze data and make recommendations.

In this role, you will develop broad and comprehensive experience, skills and knowledge in procedures and practices, and be familiar with legal / property leases / documentation and be able to source and recruit, or locate agencies in recruiting staff, for different sectors of the business. You will help facilitate and coordinate projects and deadlines directly, or through others. Be able to source new business for the company, and also source new sites globally.

You will work closely with alternate Senior Executive Assistant and, the Principles' Private PA as well as legal division within the Family Office. You will also work independently, and carry out special assignments, with minimal supervision.


* Plan and manage complex meeting, event planning and travel arrangements, liaising with UK Senior Executive Assistant.
* Preparation of business presentations, developing commercial proposals, and general executive and marketing support.
* Skillfully use company standards, templates, branding and correspondence guidance, to format and edit letters and other documents from draft to client-ready stage
* Coordinate engagement-related or other administrative work, confirming that it's of high quality and delivered on time.
* Act as a knowledge resource in the use of Microsoft Word, and Blackberry & Apple interface
* Manage or coordinate small projects, providing cost-effective approaches
* Be able to assess the viability of projects before presenting them to the Principle
* Prioritize work by considering its risk, importance, urgency, and potential business, organizational, or client implications on behalf of the Principle, and bring to Principle attention
* Act as company ambassador and represent Principle, when necessary, in client and customer facing meetings.
* Work independently
* May facilitate the set-up of project plans
* Be alert for any issues with quality, confidentiality or risk. Notify appropriate individuals when such issues arise

Knowledge and skills requirements:

* English language skills - excellent written and verbal communication
* Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills
* Strong attention to detail, with a commitment to high quality work
* Proven ability to take the initiative and focus on customer service
* Aptitude for learning quickly
* Competent at resolving complex problems, with strong analytical skills, and proficiency in research techniques
* Be able to travel locally and internationally, for up to lengthy period of times. This role would suit an individual with no immediate commitments or family ties

Education / Experience / Salary:

* Immediate Executive Assistant experience in similar role

* Associate degree, or appropriate formal training in a related discipline, or equivalent business experience

* A minimum of 10 or more years of related business experience
* Salary dependant on experience, and bonus

Interviews will take place in London based agency, or Skype in first instance. UK/EU and USA citizenship holders need only apply. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com


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Private Personal Assistant - Belgravia, London, UK

A full-time Private PA is required to provide support for this busy international business-woman.

You will work within a private home in central London, with the possible view in the longer term to be based within the London based Family Office. You will be in close liaison with 2 x Senior Executive Assistants, one based in London and the one based in Georgia, Atlanta, USA.

Dependent on the needs of the household and the Principle's requirements, the emphasis of the role will be solely PA duties, with the main purpose to take care of this individual's personal affairs, as well as assisting with any duties relating to the organisation of her private company affairs, investments and trusts.

Your responsibilities will be, but not only limited to:

* Handle a specific project (for example, research private matters, plan a holiday, or manage a social event)
* Co-ordinate a house move and/or household re-organisation plus any number of bespoke projects
* Take care of private affairs and be involved with business or philanthropy relevant to the Principle
* Liaise with Houseman/Driver, and co-ordinate all administration pertaining to the running of the house
* Offer pure business PA skills to support the Senior Executive Assistant diaries, Principles scheduling, Social diary, run errands, shopping etc.
* Maintain the highest level of confidentiality and ability to multi-task required.
* Self sufficient with little supervision at various times, and for extended periods.
* Maintain constant communication and interact successfully with clients, employees, project managers, third party advisors, the executive team, family office etc.
* Must be able to work with a highly diverse group of people in many different locations in the USA and overseas.
* Organizational skills required.
* Excellent IT and communication skills required.
* Long hours may be required as needed.


Salary neg. dependant on experience. Start ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com


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French Private PA - Belgravia, London


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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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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