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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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House Manager / Chef - Belgravia, London

This professional couple, with one child at boarding school, are seeking a 'top notch' female HM to start asap. You will have a strong work history, working in similar environment / property. Duties include but not limited to:

* Good cooking for the family, following the prescribed guidelines to include Principal's dietary needs (Gluten, Sugar and Fat Free), and maintaining the kitchen in top form, clean and well stocked.

 * All grocery shopping, sourcing organic produce and meats from local purveyors.

* Flower arrangement, party planning, and general overall attention to household details. 

*  Being the contact person for service providers, if and when something goes offline, and dealing with all associated contractors i.e builders and tradesmen.

 * Keeping an annual log of the home improvements and works carried out and most importantly works to be carried out with yearly budgets and monetary allocations discussed with the Principal to ensure efficient running of the house and constant upkeep of maintenance. To include sourcing contractors and providing quotes for potential work with obtain references and supervision thereafter of work carried out.

* Providing security for the residence, being the contact person with the alarm company.

* Maintaining a budget for all household expenses and payment of same, compiling monthly accounts and initiating budget trackers to ensure overheads are kept to a minimum.

* Undertaking some PA duties inc personal shopping, shopping for presents: birthday/Christmas.

* Helping the Employer pack for travel, running errands as necessary, keeping a diary of the Employer meetings, travel plans, helping the PA wherever necessary.

 * Travel to the Principals’ properties in France and California as required, repeating the duties in each location, and preparing each house for Principles arrival / departure.

* Maintaining these large properties with knowledge of fine furnishings, restorations and modernisation of household components.

* Staying with youngest son in London, as required, if and when Principals are both abroad (usually not more than one night and very rarely)

* Preparing the youngest son pre term time for return to boarding school, coordinating with the Nanny to instruct new uniforms, etc. Managing aspects of the children schedules and lives with the Nanny and PA, filling out and signing documents on behalf of the Principals for the children.


* Managing housekeeper in London, to include supervision of work within the home. Time schedules and ongoing training.


* Upkeep of security in the household from locking doors to who has access to which rooms and floors, etc. Making sure that all staff, contractors, etc are fully briefed for security reasons and understanding that confidentially is of upmost importance.

Salary £45 - £55,000 p.a DOE. If you are available to interview and start asap, please email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Houseman - Frankfurt, Germany

This family require a German speaking Houseman / All-rounder for their property, in central Frankfurt. The property has other Domestic Staff who you would assist with their duties when required.  The family are only in residence approx. 5 months per year and although a large residence, they are informal and don’t entertain on a large scale.  The ideal person must be organised and capable of handling the administration side, setting up and maintaining systems, but also willing to ‘muck in’ and help out when and where needed.  Hands on maintenance and repairs and sourcing reliable professional contractors when needed. Reporting to, and liaising closely with the family PA on all matters. Candidates must have previous experience in private households. Your duties would include but would not be limited to:

  • Responsibility for taking care of all small maintenance issues within the property
  • Keeping all outdoor areas clean and maintained
  • Assisting other household staff with cleaning and ad-hoc roles when needed
  • Carrying out errands and shopping for the family
  • Being aware of security in and around the property
  • Being able to deal with electrical equipment and fix any issues
  • Management of vehicles and Driving when required
  • Experience in admin duties (banking, bill payment and control, ordering stock)
  • Coordinating and supervising any construction projects


  • Fluent oral and written German and English (Russian also an advantage)
  • At least 5 years of experience in similar role role
  • Experience in working for international families
  • Sufficient skills in cost management and computer skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Clean criminal record (copy required) and Valid driving licence

Salary DOE approx. 42,000 Euros pa. Candidates living in Frankfurt, or commutable region, will only be considered. No accommodation is offered. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Project Manager / Financial, Family Office - Mayfair, London

This is a great opportunity for a driven enthusiastic Russian speaking Project Manager, with extensive experience of working in a busy Family Office.


Duties and responsibilities will include:


-          Supporting Head of Family Office in various projects as well as providing on-going Finance and HR support.

-          Setting up to streamlining procedures and policies

-          Dealing with HR contracts and compliance

-          Will be actively involved in office and household recruitment.

-          Putting together business plans, cash flows, financial analysis, reports.

-          Managing subcontractors, liaising with interior designers, immigration authorities, lawyers, tax advisors, preparing formal reports.

-          Perform a large number of ad-hoc duties depending on the demand, supporting the Head of Family Office with challenging tasks on a daily basis. 


Requirements of an ideal Project Manager will include:


-          Excellent working knowledge of office procedures and the ability to identify improvements systems and procedures

-          Advanced knowledge of Microsoft packages including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Project.

-          Fluent/native in English and Russian

-          At least 5 years of solid managerial/operational experience in London

-          Considerable Financial experience (ideally a degree in finance) in managing assets across different jurisdictions, experience in creating business plans and cash flows

-          Solid knowledge of UK employment and immigration law

-          Hands-on experience in dealing with authorities, contractors, suppliers


Personal Qualities will include:


-          Impeccably presented and very well spoken in both English and Russian languages, responsible, flexible and discreet.

-          Can-do and hands-on attitude, with ability to think on your feet, ability to work under pressure, multi-tasking.

-          Enthusiasm and energetic approach towards different types of projects


We are seeking someone who has considerable business acumen, is financially astute with excellent reporting and communications skills both languages. Extensive managerial experience is mandatory for this role.  In return, you will become a part of a friendly family-feel team and will have an opportunity to progress professionally and get involved in various existing international projects.  Successful candidate would preferably start as soon as possible. £45K-£50K depending on skills and experience. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Estate & Facility Manager - Kensington, London

Working in a great environment, our Client is looking for an exceptional Estate & Facility Manager to oversee the smooth functioning of their family’s home. The position requires someone who is hands-on and able to oversee all household matters including but not limited to: technology, engineering & maintenance contracts, construction projects, pool/spa maintenance, care & storage of wine, art & antiques, landscaping, administration and some limited HR management.


The Estate & Facility Manager will need to work together with contractors and service providers to quickly familiarise him/herself with the technical systems incorporated into the property, which include: indoor/outdoor pool, media room, spa and gym, tennis court, alarm systems, lutron/crestron lighting controls and state of the art heating and cooling systems etc. In addition he/she will need to work with the existing domestic staff, teaching them the correct level of understanding for the relevant systems that have been incorporated into the property, so that everyone is able to use the systems and technology to provide the top level of service expected by the family.


The successful candidate may have gathered experience in private homes, deluxe or boutique hotels or Museums and Galleries – indeed any properties where great emphasis has been given not only to cutting edge E&M and IT/AV systems but also the soft and hard finishes, art, antiques along with fixtures and fittings.


It is vital that candidates are:

• Enthusiastic and organised team players who will be hands-on when necessary;

• Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills along with an excellent command of English, spoken and written;

• Able to work with a multi-national team, and able to devise teaching methods that will ensure that all the staff know how to operate the household systems relevant to them;

• Familiar with managing contractors and suppliers;

• Able to take control of the supervision of all general household maintenance;

• Able to manage accounts (in collaboration with the Private Office);

• Able to acknowledge that while this is essentially a Monday to Friday role, they will need to offer flexibility at weekends and evenings


Candidate will also have:

• Excellent references that can be checked;

• Worked in a high profile establishments and/or households;

• Excellent knowledge of the rules of etiquette, protocol and good manners;

•The ability to always remain professional in every circumstance (and calm in those stressful moments);

• 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.


While it is important that Candidates present the right credentials, the client would also like to emphasise that they wish to find an Estate & Facility Manager who has:

• An advanced understanding that work in a private home requires a proactive and forward-thinking approach, and;

• A friendly and flexible nature.


The client also wishes to find a candidate who shows longevity in their previous roles and a desire to seek a long-term working commitment to their new employer.  It will be an advantage if candidates hold a degree, but it will be more important for candidates to demonstrate a wide range of skills and knowledge within their respective discipline and to have a good working knowledge of current high-end systems. Weekdays: Monday to Friday, with flexibility required for weekends/work-hours. Subject to 3 mth Probationary Period. Salary: £55K pa max DOE. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com


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Italian speaking Estate Manager / General Manager - Sardinia, Italy

An Estate Manager / GM is required for one of the premier private estates on the island of Sardinia, which is used by the principal through the Summer season and into early Autumn. The property is about 1700sqm with 3900sqm of park, set in an exclusive area of the island. In addition to 7 double & 1 single en-suite guest rooms there is a natural grass tennis court, swimming pool, yoga room, spa and heli-pad.

During the winter and out of season, a couple and the general manager are employed full time and during the summer season an additional 14 staff are hired on a 4-month (+/-) contract. The General Manager will be responsible for the property throughout the year, ensuring that it is maintained in perfect condition and that it is always ready for the Summer.

Duties and responsibilities:

-          Respond quickly and efficiently to the owner’s requests, or those of the guests or the principal’s representatives

-          The highest level of discretion is required and no information should be divulged regarding The Principal or his guests

-          Follow direction of the Director in Moscow and the Personal Assistants accompanying The Principal

-          Follow instructions from The SCI Manager

-          Organize staff planning

-          Monitoring and organizing annual leave

-          Training and recruitment of staff

-          Oversee the running of the household, including staff,

-          Having an eye for detail is prerequisite!

-          Establishing and maintaining an annual budget for expenditure

-          Control of expenditure – making savings when and where possible

-          Establish and implementation of SOPs

-          Ensure that the house is kept in a good state of repair

-          Organize quotes and, after approval from General Director, implement work

-          Follow the work and ensure compliance with quotes provided

-          Update House Manual

-          Update inventories

Salary and remuneration: Through the Summer Season (June to September inclusive) the GM is paid 6K Euros net after tax and contributions.  Out of season the general Manager is paid 4K Euros net + 13th month salary (Italian law). Must have clean driving licence and be fluent in Italian and English languages.

The GM can be provided with a double en-suite room on the estate, or he/she may prefer to live in their own home on the island and commute. Role to start November, interviews now. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Head Gardener - London, UK

The Head Gardener is expected to support this very large 7*  estate, with a wide range of operationally essential tasks. You will be working in a busy estate where the ability to think on your feet is expected. You will be expected to have extensive experience in the following areas:

·         Clean and maintain all water features across the estate so they are always looking at their best,

·         Responsible to the movement and delivery of all required plants and materials to their required location and the correct operation of any vehicles and equipment.

·         Ensure seasonal planting is planned for and ordered in a timely manner

·         Manage the greenhouse and develop plants and flowers to compliment the overall estate.

·         Develop good composting regimes that support the organic nature of the estate

·         Manage the forestry elements of the estate which include a tree preservation area.

·         Manage historical formal gardens and ensure their longevity within the estate

·         Ensure that all lawns and beds are in the best condition throughout the seasonal changes.

·         Offer advice and specialist knowledge to the estate regarding its ongoing development

·         Manage a gardens team and contractors as required.

·         Budget Control / Stock management

·         Be able to use Word & Excel

·         Work with the Chief Engineer / Facilities Manager and IT/AV managers to deliver the best service across the estate.

·         Any other tasks required to support the estate


The Head Gardener is expected to have worked at the highest level of service either within industry or had experience of working within a private garden for UHNWI. The Head Gardener is expected to work in partnership with the other members of the estate team to deliver the highest level of operational performance. You should be educated to an acceptable level and be able to demonstrate a wide range of skills and knowledge within your respective discipline. RHS / NVQ / SVQ / BTEC in Horticulture, Forestry, Floristry and Conservation qualifications are preferred, but experience can count for a lot in this field. Must have clean driving licence (ideally), and DBS cleared. Interviews will be held November, for January/February 2016 start. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Domestic Couple – Houseman/Gardener/Driver/K/Cook - Hungerford, Berkshire UK

This lovely family with 2 children (plus Nanny) are seeking an experienced couple for their newly built 5 bedroom property. Set in 70 acres of land, a Houseman is required with confident gardening skills, pool cleaning, driving of principle and guests, as well as maintain the stable yard, maintenance; for example; repairing fencing, getting wood, cutting grass, arranging to have the fields cut either by yourself if you can drive a tractor or a company who can cut the top of the grass fields, collecting any rubbish on the drive way or along by the fencing

She will offer housekeeping, laundry, cooking and occasional babysitting on a number of evenings per week (Tuesday to Saturday). Some of this babysitting maybe overnight babysitting if parents are away.

Cooking; cooking at breakfast, lunch time and in the evenings for adults when required, set menus for the week ahead with Employer, cooking and serving all meals for any guests in the house, assisting with setting table, cooking, serving & cleaning up for dinner parties. Hosting dinner parties for not more than 15 people every 2 to 3 weeks. Cooking for kids is done by nanny except on a Saturday.

Working days from Tuesday to Saturday inclusive, approx. 45 hours per week, and can vary depending on driving requirements therefore flexibility is required in this position, as driving maybe required at night time or at weekends.

A car is provided with this job and a fuel card. The Employer will pay for car insurance, RAC/AA roadside recovery used by the Employee .

Apartment available for live-in couple, consisting of kitchen, living area, 1 bedroom & bathroom. Apartment has separate entrance outside, also has a connecting door to the main house. All bills for apartment will be paid for by Employer including sky TV and broadband. Start ASAP. Email resume/s to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Management Couple - Somerset, UK

A stunning newly refurbished property in an idyllic location, requires a live-in Couple, for a family of 5. This is a large 9 bedroom property on 69 acres of land, used as a weekend residence.  You must be fit and active to be able to keep the maintenance of the home to a high standard.  The role would require a very good Housekeeper who is organised and proactive in their duties, see what needs to be done and have a planned approach to keeping the house in pristine condition.  You will provide a turn down service when the family are in residence, ensure fires are prepared in the winter etc.  Cleaning, laundry, ironing and shopping for groceries. A good cook is required to cook for the family, and you must have a love of food and understanding of presentation and so forth.  The family enjoy British and modern European cuisine but also like to try other things.

Looking after the grounds and the gardens is required.  If you are interested in vegetable gardening the family would love you to be involved in the kitchen garden to be able to use the fresh organic produce for the family to enjoy.   Mowing lawns, pruning, hedging, repairing fences etc. and maintaining the outdoor swimming pool. The accommodation being offered is a one bedroom flat adjacent to the main house.  Couples with a dog or cat are welcome to apply.  If you don’t have the exact experience we are looking for but have transferable skills from other roles in your career, please do not hesitate to apply as the family are open to taking a couple with less experience working together, as well as from seasoned professionals.

This will be a weekend residence when the children are at school but a holiday residence for the family during school holidays.  You will work 5 days per week including the weekends with two days off in the week when they are there but when they are travelling and they travel extensively you will be able to have weekends free so your working week will then be Mon – Fri.  Great opportunity with an appreciative family seeking a long-term couple. £50,000 pa DOE. Start ASAP. Email resume/s to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily or Live In Cook - Belgravia, London

This busy household with 2 children, 4 yo and 1 yo, requires a professional, energetic and trained Cook, to join a small household team of staff. You will be preparing meals for the family on a daily basis, gluten free, healthy, nutritional cooking along with Indian, Asian & Mediterranean cuisine. You should also be able to follow occasional a recipe book, hence your confidence in the kitchen a must. Breakfast, lunch and dinner required when family in residence.

You will also understand and be competent in basic etiquette skills, such as preparing the table and serving the family at meal times, and be responsible for keeping the kitchen clean at all times. You will also prepare a weekly menu plan, deal with grocery shopping, and willing to go the extra mile.

When the family are away, you will assist the Housekeepers in light cleaning duties and laundry, and be a team player. 5 day week, 8am - 8.00pm (2 hour break), 50 hour week. Separate staff accommodation is available nearby, should you require. Closest tube Victoria Station. Salary £500 npwk depending on accommodation requirements and experience. Start ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Head Chef - London, UK

The Head Chef is expected to be a member of the management team on this 7* estate reporting directly to the Head of Estates, and manage their own team of staff, to ensure the day to day running of a premier private estate kitchen. The Head Chef will have overall control of all food and beverage across the estate. The Head Chef will have an exceptional team, handpicked by them to deliver a level of culinary excellence that will set them apart from the average head chef.

The Head Chef will deliver meals with support from the sommelier who can assist with wine choices, in the latest state of the art kitchens which would be the envy of most chefs.  You will be equally comfortable in preparing a formal dinner for 36+ , or a drinks reception for 200 persons, and have proven experience in same.

Qualifications such as diplomas, NVQ’s, SVQ’s or catering qualifications are preferable. You should be educated to degree level or equivalent, and experience and vision are essential. Interviews will be held November, for January/February 2016 start. For more details and job description, email cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Private Cook / Housekeeper – Geneva, Switzerland

An experienced and hard-working cook/housekeeper is required to join a team of staff at a large family home, near Geneva. There is a chef/housekeeper already employed at the property who has been with the family for several years. This chef is now seeking a cook/housekeeper to work alongside her, to cover long hours every weekend and approx. 6 hrs per day x 3 days per week during weekdays.

Excellent levels of housekeeping are required and this will be the major part of the duties during the week, a daily laundry lady is already employed. Weekends, cooking to a good family level will be required as well as some light housekeeping. These clients like healthy, Mediterranean style cuisine, grilled meats, fresh fish, salads and lots of fresh vegetables etc.

There is also a younger child to cook for who does not necessarily eat at the same time as the parents. This is a demanding role and requires a candidate with excellent cooking skills, lots of energy, active, young at heart, good with children, (as they will be spending time with the children at weekends), good at working within a team, used to working in a UHNW household, and have the ability to respond rapidly to the employers requests.

Candidates must speak fluent English, have a driving license as some occasional driving of the three children will be required, and be multi-skilled and flexible in approach. The Principals’ generally travel throughout all school holiday periods and at this time, the staff are able to have extra ‘down time’ as well as their usual days off.

There is no long term accommodation at the actual property but for the first few weeks an en-suite bedroom can be offered in the staff quarters and the British chef/manager says she will assist in finding a rental apartment, the employer will cover all monthly costs of renting an apartment nearby. There is also the possibility of taking over the lease of a one-bedroom apartment presently occupied by the family tutor, who is leaving at the end of her one-year contract in September.

These clients are very good employers who, although demanding, treat their staff extremely well. Salary: EU4knet neg pm. Start date: ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily or Live In Housekeeper / Guest Services - Devon,  West Country, UK

We need an experienced Housekeeper reporting to the Estate Manager, to work together as a team, and you will have experience on a 5* shooting / country estate.  Candidates must understand that the client is not there that much, just a few weeks in the summer, over Easter & Christmas and the shooting season. However, the properties need to be maintained on a daily basis when the clients are not there.

This is a completely hands on position. Houses to keep: The Manor - 5 Bed - only really use 3 beds. The Coach House - 2 Bed The Farm House - 5 Bed. There is a gardener and team, plus a handyman.  When Principles are in residence you will have help, and leading up to their arrival (up to 2 weeks).

Days can be long when they are in residence but this is balanced out when they are away.  Average day - 7am-8pm or 12am depending on circumstances. Standard 9-5pm with time off in lieu for the above.

They already have a formal chef for dinners parties but you will be expected to make and prepare some light breakfasts/ lunches. Candidates will be fully used to looking after silver and antiques. Salaries DOE. A car is provided for estate duties.

The candidates will be provided with accommodation onsite, should this be required. Please note you will also need to look after a very gentle Labrador. Start asap. Email your resume/s to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily or Live In Housekeeper - Primrose Hill, London

Our client, a young couple, require a Daily or Live Housekeeper, for their 5 bedroom house which was recently fully refurbished, along with some additional childcare duties to help care for their 1 yo daughter, when the mother or part-time nanny is not available.  Your main duties will include:
  • Cleaning the house
  • Tidying up and maintain all storages areas to be organised
  • Cooking healthy meals mainly for our daughter
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Organise all maintenance, repairs and deliveries with tradespeople and gardeners
  • (When required) sole charge of the daughter and all nursery duties
  • Taking daughter out to Primrose Hill/Regents Park which is a minute walk from the house
  • Helping with bath and bedtime
The ideal candidate would be energetic, organised and someone who enjoys cooking. Strong English, non-smoker and 5+ years of experience in a private household is essential.
There may be the possibility of travel as the family frequently visits overseas, therefore EU passport or Right to work in UK, and least 2 checkable recent references are must. Someone who is willing to commit for long term is a great bonus.
If Live In, Accommodation: Top floor one bedroom with own private bathroom with bathtub 5 days a week, 7am – 8pm (with two hours break in the middle of the day) plus 1-2 babysits a week. Salary: Negotiable. Start ASAP.
Email your resume/s to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Housekeeper - Highgate, London

Our client is seeking a Housekeeper with childcare & cooking experience - Mon-Friday 11am - 7pm with flexbility, plus babysitting as extra. Needs to be a driver (will get a car) and happy to walk dogs (one big and one small). The children are g12yo & b10yo, and you would occasionally need to do morning and evening school runs, or take/collect one of the children to/from activities. Needs to be good nutritional cook to prepare healthy meals for the kids. Housekeeping duties : all cleaning, laundry and liaising with builders, trades, deliveries, etc etc. This family wants somebody warm, smiley, happy, funny. Someone nice to have around who will be kind to the children, and be a confident driver too. Start asap. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Housekeeper / Cook - Chigwell, London

This large family (including live in extended family members) are seeking a Housekeeper with good cooking skills, ideally Indian and Sri Lankan style food, to work 6 days per week. Duties include cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner for the family, and some housekeeping duties in between. Will pay a good salary, approx £550 - £600 npwk for hours 7/8am to 6pm/7pm. On Central line and near to station.  Start asap. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Housekeeper / Cook - Putney, London

Our client is seeking an experienced Housekeeper, to join a small team, to run this beautifully designed home for a young family. Semi formal environment, you will be skilled in all aspects of cleaning, silver, polishing and laundry. Must be child friendly and be happy to cook the occasional light family lunch or dinner (ie chicken, lasagna, salads etc). Monday - Friday 45 - 50 hour week, Start ASAP. £450 - £500 npwk. Must have checkable references, and happy to undergo a DBS check. Hotel background is fine. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Deputy Head Housekeeper / Wardrobe Mistress - London, UK

The Deputy Housekeeper is expected to report directly to the House Manager, and manage a large number of staff on a daily basis to ensure the day to day running of a premier 7* private estate. The Deputy Housekeeper is expected to work with the other members of the management team to deliver the highest level of service to the principles. You will be expected to be hands on and lead by example if appropriate to the situation. You will be expected to have extensive experience in the following areas:

·         Management of a full house team to the highest level of personal service to the principles.

·         Wardrobe management for principles to ensure all choices and seasonal requirements are met.

·         Support Budget and Resource Management plans to include events and private functions, Prepare, reforecast and manage budgets and expenditure

·         Support consumables requests with other departments and agree delivery times and liaise with security on delivery access

·         Constantly review housekeeping standards and future materials that may be used in conjunction with environmental concerns

·         Spa working relationship with the Spa Manager and their team

·         Purchase personal items occasionally for principles

·         Good understanding of working with state of the art systems.

·         Laundry management and linen inventory

·         Ensure that all staff are performance managed and regular reviews identify areas such as personal and professional development

·         Care and Maintenance of high end items such as clothes and jewelry.

·         Staff continuation training and personal development.

·         Excellent team building skills.

·         Help develop a standards and cleaning regime manual for staff to follow detailing products used on different finishes.

·         Exceptional attention to detail.

·         Deal with any security issues and escalate to the security manager and head of estates in all instances

·         Stock control and financial management

·         Assist in managing and controlling staff rosters, time management, hire temporary staff and deal with basic HR issues.

·         Event Management experience

·         Circulate throughout all service areas, bars, spa and rooms to ensure all service standards and operational flows are well maintained but never intrude the privacy

           of the Principals, their Family and Guests.   

·         Ensure Health and Safety guidelines are followed and staff are trained and aware of their responsibilities.

Interviews will be held November, for January/February 2016 start.  Salary DOE, plus benefits.  Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Housekeeper - Zurich, Switzerland

An experienced live-in housekeeper is required by a wonderful employer. The housekeeper will be required to drive the family's three children at certain times (one in boarding school, 2 at home), therefore a good driver who is energetic and fun and who enjoys the company of children is also necessary.

The family have a resident chef but there will be times that the housekeeper will be required to prepare some basic family food and snacks, when the chef is not with the family.

Working hours are 7am - 12pm and 14.45 to 19.30 Monday to Friday or occasionally Tuesday to Saturday with baby-sitting up to twice per week. There will be occasional weekends to work in the parents absence when the housekeeper would take charge of the children who are aged between 8 and 13yo. There is also a daily housekeeper who comes in to help with housework.

This family travels to their residence in Italy for a couple of months each summer at which time the housekeeper will be expected to travel with them. Must speak fluent English and be dog friendly!

Accommodation is a studio flat with a shared kitchen on the ground floor of the property.  Salary: CHF3500 net pm. Start date: Sept/Oct. Must have EU passport, or Swiss Work Permit. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com


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Travelling Lady’s Maid & Wardrobe Mistress - Monaco

We are looking for an experienced travelling Lady’s Maid who will have gained her experience in any or all of the following environments:

1   As a Lady’s Maid working for private clients;

2   The world of high design, couture or tailoring;

3   High end fashion retail stores;

4   As a recognised Fashion Stylist.

It is important that candidates are able to show a proven ability not only in looking after and caring for beautiful items of clothing and accessories, but that they also exhibit a real passion combined with an understanding of the fashion industry, and come with an established black book of contacts (designers/tailors/specialist cleaners/specialist repairs/direct factory contacts/health and beauty specialists etc).

Candidates will be relied on to be meticulous, inventory savvy, and come with an acute and innate eye for detail and sense-of-style.

An overview: 

- To Travel with The Principal, to various European and International destinations, which will include long periods on the family’s yacht;

- To create and maintain an accurate inventory of clothing and accessories;

- To create and maintain an accurate inventory of toiletries and personal items needed by The Principal and then to make sure there is an adequate supply of everything;

- To manage the wardrobe in its entirety;

- To manage Packing and Unpacking, maintain inventories of items packed for every trip, while ensuring that everything is folded in a proper manner, pressed and steamed as required;

- To manage the packing and transport of The Principal’s jewelry and items of value; 

- To assist with shopping and returns;

- To oversee and manage VAT returns;

- To assist with the private matters of The Principal while maintaining complete and total discretion;

- To serve The Principal, while in her suite, drinks and refreshments as requested; 

- To travel ahead with luggage, setting up The Principal’s wardrobes and bathrooms in the prescribed fashion;

- To work with The Principal’s Private Office, establishing the schedule to ensuring that everything is packed for the events that The Principal will attend.

The Lady’s Maid Candidates must speak English fluently, and it would be helpful if they spoke French and or Italian and even some German. Candidates will work a rotation system that will provide them with 3 months off each year. Remuneration will be generous and tax free – and travel, health cover, hotels and subsistence will all be covered. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Housekeeper - St Moritz, Switzerland

We are looking for a housekeeper with proven skills, which she may have acquired in:

1   Deluxe or Boutique Hotels;

2   Private Households

The role will be based in St Moritz, but requires candidates to be able to travel at least 3 months per annum, which will include periods on the family’s yacht. 

Primary Responsibilities/Objective of the Housekeeper: The housekeeper will work in a small team to maintain the private residence in a perfect ready state for the clients who use the property as a secondary home throughout the year, but especially during the winter/ski season. The property must be kept clean and tidy at all times, inside and out, to an exceedingly high standard, in readiness for occupation. This includes ensuring that floors, windows, carpets, curtains, upholstery, furniture etc. are cleaned or polished in an appropriate manner on a regular basis and that appropriate care is taken to preserve the quality and appearance of all furniture and other household effects. Professional cleaning advice should and can be sought when appropriate. 

Other duties may also include:

    Flagging maintenance issues

    Walking family or guest’s dog;

    Running errands

    Overseeing wardrobe care

It is also important that candidates have a good understanding of general wardrobe care so that they can look after clothes and accessories, pack and un-pack, steam and press, organize dry cleaning etc.

Salary: 4000 CHF and when travelling an additional 500 CHF monthly, employed through a Swiss Employment Contract. Start date: 1-9-2015 (if possible to start a week earlier to learn alongside the housekeeper who will be leaving

Languages: Excellent English is a perquisite, while it would be helpful when dealing with the family members or their guests, if candidates could speak any of the following: French, Italian German and even Russian - useful. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Housekeeper / Cook - Norfolk, UK

This is a live in cook/housekeeping position for a mature female principle, and her occasional guests, within a property on a large managed Estate. You will have full responsibility for the housekeeping of her home, ensuring it is kept to an excellent standard at all times, including the laundry.  You will plan, shop for and prepare meals as required and in her absence, you will be responsible for the security of the home.

 Specific Duties: 

  • To prepare, cook and serve daily meals as required.

  • To ensure that menus are planned in advance so that shopping can be done and waste is kept to a minimum.

  • To ensure menus are planned and agreed well in advance for guests, events and busy periods.

  • To pick and use all available home grown produce and freeze vegetables suitable for freezing.

  • To ensure the kitchen is kept clean and organised at all times.

  • To take responsibility for the housekeeping and cleaning by working efficiently, diligently and with excellent attention to detail.   To supervise the part-time housekeeper.

  • To ensure that daily, weekly, monthly and less frequent housekeeping tasks are all carried out on time, recorded and to the correct standard.

  • To change bed linen and towels weekly and in preparation for invited guests.

  • To ensure that the laundry is completed in an efficient manner.

  • To ensure that guests are warmly welcomed and looked after.

  • To replenish log baskets and lay fires.

  • To empty bins and look after waste recycling and compost.

  • To seek assistance from the Estate Property Team to resolve any maintenance issues that cannot be addressed by the post holder.

  • To run errands as required.

  • Any other duties that may be required.  This is flexible role that will often involve duties not listed above.

Skills, knowledge and experience: 

  • A fully competent cook with experience of preparing menus and meals using seasonal produce suitable for a country house environment.  Ability to cater for flexible numbers and changes to plans.

  • An experienced housekeeper able to carry out housekeeping and laundry in a rigorous, methodical and diligent way.

  • Experience of working within a private household and delivering both housekeeping and cooking duties.

  • Ability to manage your own workload and consistently meet expectations.

  • Be hardworking, flexible, energetic, conscientious and trustworthy.  

  • Have a genuine commitment to work to the highest possible standard with excellent attention to detail. 

  • Be good at taking direction but also able to work under your own initiative and solve problems.  

  • You must be a good English speaker with excellent communication skills. 

  • Ability to drive. (Car is available during working hours).

  • It is likely you will enjoy living in the country and be fully committed to working in a country house.

This position is provided with a self-contained 2 bedroom cottage situated just outside the boundary of this Estate.  No cats permitted.  Partner ok.

Your working pattern will include weekends and evenings and a flexible approach to this is essential.  Usually two days off per week will be given if possible consecutively, but not necessarily so.  You will be required to work 6 days per week during busy periods.  Holidays must be taken at agreed times. Salary £25,000pa. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Housekeeper / Cook / Nanny - Chelsea

English family ideally seeking a mature French, Italian or Spanish native with very good English skills, to assist children with homework, but this is not absolutely essential. Would possibly suit an individual who has their own grown up children – this for the experience and flexibility, understanding the requirements of a busy household. Children aged 2 & 4 yrs old.


Housekeeper duties: While the children are at school/nursery: washing, ironing, cleaning, vacuuming, ordering food, shopping, collecting and delivering dry cleaning, post office errands etc to make sure the house is stocked with everything we need. 

All childcare duties including taking to and from school and activities, organising activities, playing with them, as well as helping in their development (good manners, physical and mental development). (During school holidays the role will move more towards childcare and less housekeeper. We will get an additional cleaner during these times as needed).

Cooking duties: Cooking healthy, nutritious food from scratch for the children and cooking evening meals that can be warmed up for my husband and me or laying out and preparing ingredients that we can easily cook when we get back from work. 

Hours: Standard hours: 7.30am-7pm Monday to Friday. A little flexibility required at times subject to Parents work schedules. Possible travel with family in school holidays, and some proxy parenting – overnight stays, when parents away for work. Must have full drivers licence. Salary £35,000 pa. Start ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Laundress and Laundryman - London, UK

We are always 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 and knowledge of fine linen, delicate clothing etc and use of iron press. Should you have this experience, please email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live in Nanny/PA- Chobham, Surrey

We are seeking a Nanny for this fun loving, caring and respectful family.  They live in a beautiful, fully modernised house in a leafy part of Surrey, which is yet only a short car ride from major roads, towns and transport links - beautiful surroundings with 15 acres of private grounds. They have two lovely daughters aged 17 & 14.  There current Nanny is leaving after 4 years to relocate South, and study a Masters. The role is now a tricky role to define as clearly with the girls being teenagers, this is not a true nanny role.  It is more along the lines of nanny/pa with a touch of governess!  There are lots of opportunities to make this a very fulfilling role.  The girls enjoy music, theatre, dance etc and are very active and social. Mum works from home and is around the house,  but never undermines the Nanny and holds a mutually respectful relationship. Must be a confident driver and be flexible, and fun to be around - this is a super happy and easygoing household. 5.5 day week. Hours Sun - Friday (Saturday and half day Sunday off) Salary £600 npwk. Start asap Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Nanny / Housekeeper / Cook - Chelsea

English family ideally seeking a mature French, Italian or Spanish native with very good English skills, to assist children with homework, but this is not absolutely essential. Would possibly suit an individual who has their own grown up children – this for the experience and flexibility, understanding the requirements of a busy household. Children aged 2 & 4 yrs old.


All childcare duties including taking to and from school and activities, organising activities, playing with them, as well as helping in their development (good manners, physical and mental development). (During school holidays the role will move more towards childcare and less housekeeper. We will get an additional cleaner during these times as needed).

Housekeeper duties: While the children are at school/nursery: washing, ironing, cleaning, vacuuming, ordering food, shopping, collecting and delivering dry cleaning, post office errands etc to make sure the house is stocked with everything we need. 

Cooking duties: Cooking healthy, nutritious food from scratch for the children and cooking evening meals that can be warmed up for my husband and me or laying out and preparing ingredients that we can easily cook when we get back from work. 

Hours: Standard hours: 7.30am-7pm Monday to Friday. A little flexibility required at times subject to Parents work schedules. Possible travel with family in school holidays, and some proxy parenting – overnight stays, when parents away for work. Must have full drivers licence. Salary £35,000 pa. Start September. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Nanny – nr Colchester - Essex, with travel to Cape Town (South Africa) & Tuscany (Italy)

This international family are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and experienced Nanny to care for their 7 month baby, and all nursery duties. The baby is very well behaved and developing well, but may have some issues with his hearing therefore must have clear spoken English (no heavy accent), in order to assist with his learning.

When in the UK, the family are based in a very cute and small village, namely 'Britain's First Roman Town' near beautiful and historic Colchester (70 mins by train to Liverpool Street), and spend Nov – April in Cape Town, and July – Sept in Tuscany. The ideal candidate will be experienced with this age group, and also be flexible and happy to travel. Languages would be an advantage.

Sole and Share Charge. Monday to Friday and occasional weekends. A small flat is provided in the grounds of this lovely property and when abroad, a private room in other locations. Driving licence preferred because of location and would be useful for independence, but not essential. Car will also be provided.

Clean DHS & First Aid required, and excellent checkable references. Open to all age groups, however with no dependants and free to travel. An excellent role for the right person. Salary DOE. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Travelling 'French speaking' Nanny - Global travel

Our client, a full time working mum with a 2 year old daughter, travels extensively and therefore we are seeking an experienced and responsible TOP nanny, with a flexible disposition, who can also adapt to last minute changes and a hectic schedule. You will work 2 weeks on 24/7, and have 2 weeks off, and continue with this rotating 2 week schedule, alongside another Nanny already in situ.

You will not only provide childcare but have a ‘good all rounder’ and ‘sleeves up attitude’, to assist mum with some private PA duties, wash dishes, tidy up if needed etc. Seasonal locations include London, Stockholm, Verbier, St Tropez, New York, St Barts. You will present professionally and be well groomed, understanding social protocols etc when travelling, and more relaxed when at home base. You will have clear English and be fluent in French

Should you have your own home in one of these cities and prefer to return on your 2 weeks off, the Principle will pay for your flight home every fortnight otherwise, accommodation can be arranged full time. DBS, First Aid and childcare qualifications desirable. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com


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Russian Speaking Personal Assistant - Mayfair, London

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Russian & English speaking PA to join a small and dedicated team working for the Head of Family Office, to aid in executive duties, administration and financial areas. You will provide high quality, confidential and proactive administrative, PA and research support on a daily basis.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

-          Diary management to include the co-ordination internal and external meetings, the arranging and diarising of travel arrangements maintaining records of complex international itineraries and visas support.

-          Creating and providing written and oral briefings, drafting correspondence and working closely with the team.

-          Extensive support in financial, HR and administration areas.

-          Office administration, photocopying, printing, completing forms, filling up documents, creating documents and notes, scanning, archiving, maintain the contacts and existing database etc.

-          Liaise with internal and external contacts both in the UK and internationally

-          Act as a point of contact for internal and external parties, developing and maintaining strong working relationships with third party contacts, Family Office team and others across the company.

-          Professionally deal with telephone calls and assist with queries.

-          Provide cover for other team members as and when required.

Requirements will include:

-          At least 4 years administrative experience, including providing Executive or PA support at a Director level or in a similar executive environment.

-          Extensive experience of working with financial and legal issues/documents, accounts.

-          Fluent/native in English and Russian languages.

-          Financial services experience or experience working in a Family Office environment.

-          Ideally performed to highest standards as a PA working simultaneously in different areas - HR, administration, finance etc.

-          Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office packages: MS Outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and MS Project. Ability to efficiently produce Excel and Power Point reports, create and run spreadsheets, advanced Excel formulas user. This is essential as it will be a large part of your role.

-          Cope well under pressure and with tight deadlines. Handle stressful situations in a professional manner, sometimes working flexible hours when required.

-          Polished, able to pick things up very quickly and have a confident approach.

-          Strong communication skills and ability to deal with senior members on a day to day basis will be vital, as will be the ability to quickly grasp complex issues and provide concise briefing.

-          Enthusiastic, methodical and motivated, you will be confident managing complex, large and varied workload as part of a small and committed team of professionals.

-          Ability to work with discretion, recognise sensitive issues and act appropriately is vital.

-          Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships.

This position is a combination of administrative as well as high-level executive support, and presents an excellent opportunity for the right person to develop and progress. The right candidate would join the team with an immediate effect. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Network Engineer - Sønderborg, Denmark

Our client is a software company implementing billing and customer care solutions for telecom companies.  They are seeking an Experienced Network Engineer with strong technical background and experience in Firewall management using CISCO, CHECKPOINT and HP PROCURVE network products.

As Network Engineer, you will join their IT department in Sønderborg where they run and monitor their customers’ core applications in a new state-of-the-art Tier 4 Hosting Center, as well as handling IT service for their employees.

A key function in this position is to undertake remote support of the network installations in the Clients’ offices and data centres in Denmark, United Kingdom and United States, and you will be part of an 24/7 on-call roster for supporting their global offices and clients.

We are looking for a candidate from a similar background and with the following skills:


  • Strong hands on experience in Check Point Firewalls operational support

  • Configuring and troubleshooting site-to-site VPN's with Check Point Firewalls

  • Highly preferred experience in Cisco ACE, A10 or F5 Load Balancer technologies

  • Experience in Cisco Sourcefire or alternate IDS/IPS technologies

  • Experience in Cisco Firewalls and Routers

  • Experience working with and troubleshooting protocols including BGP, OSPF, DMVPN, SSL

  • Experience in LINUX desirable

  • Network design experience with Layer 2/3 networks, VPN and Firewalls

  • Configuring and troubleshooting Cisco and HP Procurve switching

  • Operating under and adhering to Incident and Change management processes associated with an ITIL framework

  • Preferably certifications in Cisco, Checkpoint, F5, A10 HP Procurve and Sourcefire


      Personal skills required:


  • Acts responsible towards customer, tasks and colleagues

  • Strong capacity to prioritise and self-manage tasks effectively 

  • Naturally interested in business and business requirements

  • Good overview and a holistic way of thinking

  • Quick learner and knowledge seeking

  • Pro-active and flexible team player

  • Very strong communication and presentation skills in English


The position is at a high technical level with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development. You will join a dynamic and inspiring international environment with lots of activities - both on the professional and on the social side. We offer an attractive salary package and a varied range of employee well-being and health benefits. You must expect some work related travelling.

As a part of your induction and training there will be an 1-2 months on-site stay in Melbourne Australia, where you will work with the Network Team. 

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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