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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. 

Finally, with the Holiday Season drawing near, we are looking for talented staff to work on Xmas Eve, Xmas and Boxing Day, New Years Eve and Day. We also need top notch Cooks who will happily prepare the menus and cook the festive turkey! Please let us know your availability. Email cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily House Manager/Butler role – Manhattan, New York, USA

Our client requires a native New Yorker, to work 5/6 days a week, must be able to travel with the client to other properties in Harbor island, Bahamas for the winter and summer to and from East Hampton to Upper East Side. The latter being the main residence which comprises 5 levels, therefore this role is for a very active and fit individual as there are lots of up and down stairs. During the travel periods a car is provided, so a clean driving license would be required.

Must have a great personality, intelligent and fun to be around. The client prefers someone who has previously worked in a New York boutique hotel rather than coming from a private estate background. We are not looking for your normal serious House Manager/Butler, we need an upbeat personality, cool, savvy and natural type of person. 

As House Manager, this person will oversee staff of 13 persons, but also know how to work well in the Butler department, for when the client and family are home as there is a lot of food and beverage service required. Must have a minimum of 5 to 8 years experience.

Must be legal to work in the USA, no sponsorship provided, with good presentation, and clear spoken English required.

$90,000 - $120,000 Gross per annum depending on experience, full benefits after 3 months, food provided (breakfast and lunch). No uniform, casual dressing is the uniform. Start asap. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Travelling Male PA to UHNWI CEO - Kuwait based with 60 % extensive international to Europe, USA, Middle East (NYC, London, Dubai, Miami etc)


We seek someone who can act as a Travelling Personal Assistant ( PA ) to our client, who is a global UHNWI CEO with several homes around the world / yacht / private plane.   Our client is a Kuwaiti national, and CEO of one of the largest private conglomerates in the Middle East, as well as CEO of one of the largest banks in the region.  This position would entail traveling extensively with the CEO around the globe.


The PA will be responsible for the day to day running of a busy client’s life when traveling, requiring excellent secretarial skills, organizing, planning, and coordination internationally.  The PA will foresee and prepare for potential business and leisure activities, often participating in high level meetings.


The ideal candidate will be a recently university graduated male, unattached to a relationship or location, with a passport allowing instantaneous travel ( USA, UK, Canadian, European).  Must be adaptable to no planned schedule.  Fluent in English, etiquette and social protocol.


An extremely attractive tax free salary is on offer and all living / travel expenses will be paid by our client.  Kuwait offers a surprisingly liberally conservative, safe, inexpensive lifestyle. Start asap. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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General Factotum - South Kensington, London


Our client is looking for a good all rounder to work alongside the Estate Manager, 2 daily Housekeepers and full time security team. The role will involve stepping in for the Estate Manager when he is abroad, and will be extremely hands on requiring someone who is able to step into any task which could include assisting housekeepers, greeting guests and serving drinks at table, driving duties with particular reference to airport runs and shopping trips with the lady of the house, taking principles to events etc.


Someone who has an ability to cook a light meal when there is no chef on duty, would be a definite advantage. The property is a secondary home but is used on a regular basis by the Principles and their grown up children meaning that when the family are in residence, there is a requirement for the staff to make themselves readily available, sometimes at short notice and when the family are away, any extra time worked is given in lieu. Occasional requirement to stay over, depending on where candidates live i.e. early airport run required makes it easier etc. Ensuite staff room available in main house. Monday - Friday, 5 day week, occasional  weekends could be required when family in residence. Must have clean driving licences. £35 - £40+ pa, plus discretional bonus.

Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Butler – Knightsbridge, London


A Russian-speaker would be an advantage, as would Italian, as the client has a number of Italian speakers employed in their home.



  • Passionate and enthusiastic about their work and exhibit a positive approach to the employer, work and colleagues;

  • Committed to delivering a constantly high level of service to the employer, family and guests;

  • Always immaculately presented and must show a professional attitude and a flexible approach.


  • Work 5 days a week and a standard 12 hour shift each day;

  • Provide traditional table service and looking after all the food and beverage service within the home, to the client his family and guests – this is a busy household and needs candidates who are able to maintain a fast pace while never reducing the level of service they provide;

  • Have worked in a private home or deluxe boutique hotel; and/or

  • Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years working as a butler in the UK or Europe, in a highly regarded home, and/or in a work environment that is widely respected for the level of service provided;

  • Full clean driving licence will be an advantage;

  • Salary from £35K to £45K (depending on skills and experience.

Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Man Friday / Houseman / General Factotum / Under Butler - Kensington, London

 Our client is looking for an upbeat, well mannered Houseman to assist the House Manager and Housekeeper, with the day to day running of her home. Must be someone happy to jump in with a 'sleeves up' attitude, and help in all areas. You will be required to work 2 weekends a month, and drive to 2nd home in Dorset, and possible 3rd home coming on board in NY or Long Island, hence some travel to the US will be required.

In no particular order: 25% Driving & Errands | 25% Family Cooking (basic cooking), filling up fridge, food shopping etc | 25% Butler/serving/meeting and greeting | 25% Dog walking/sitting, house-sitting and working with House Manager to check contractors, service providers and housekeeper are all doing what they should be doing.

Very appreciative employers, nice kids and a cute dog!  Would suit someone with hospitality or private service background, with a flexible, easygoing albeit professional disposition. Must have clean driving licence and be confident driving in and around London, and countryside. Salary £30 - £35k pa. Accommodation available in house with separate entrance. If you are available to interview and start asap, please 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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Head Gardener - London, UK

The Head Gardener is expected to support this very large 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, and DBS cleared. Salary £30 - £45k DOE. 50 hours per week. Interviewing now. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Domestic Couple : HK/Cook/Service/Driver/Handyman - Chelsea

International Principle seeking active, fit and formal Couple to manage day to running of this 4 storey, 4 ensuite bedroom property complete with office, gym cinema room etc. Lots of stairs!

She will do cleaning, laundry, shopping and light cooking ie breakfast, salad for lunch, chicken, steak etc, when Principle is in residence every week, which is usually only 3 mid-week day. For formal entertaining, a Chef will be brought in.

He will maintain general day to day Property Security and general handymen duties ie change light bulbs, clean windows, light pruning & outdoor sweeping, clean gym and cinema and local driving for errands, along with assist wife in running day to day duties and table service duties, answer front door, etc.

Working week M-F and when Principle in residence (approx. 3 mid nights per week), flexible hours are requested and time off is given in lieu. Family PA works in home based office, and Couple will report directly to her. Accommodation provided in small but neatly laid out basement flat with one bedroom, kitchenette, separate entrance. Salary DOE, market rate. Interviews now. 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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Live In Cook / HK - nr Ludlow, Worcestershire, UK

This professional couple, are seeking a Cook with Housekeeping experience (can be a Couple, but partner would have to find work locally), with good all round house management skills including light cooking, housekeeping, light outdoor maintenance ie light bulb, sweeping and local driving ie drop off husband to golf, shoots, go food shopping, run errands etc.

This 7 bedroom house is set on a large property in a very rural and beautiful location; lots of trees, surrounding hills and a lake. Also hosts seasonal shoots. Must like dogs, and be happy to walk and care for a labrador and spaniel.

Salary neg DOE plus stable farm cottage with very nice 1 bedroom, living room and dining table, bathroom etc. £350 - £400 per week. If you are available to interview and start asap, please email your 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 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 35+, or a drinks reception for 100 persons, and have proven experience in same.

Qualifications such as Health  Safety, Diplomas, NVQ’s, SVQ’s or catering qualifications at the highest level, are preferable. IT literate to include Excel and Word. Performance Management and Training experience. Risk Assessments and Method Statements. Experience and vision are essential. Interviewing now. Salary £40 - £60k pa plus benefits For more details and job description, email cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Housekeeper – Wentworth, UK

Our Client is seeking a energetic HK to work in a family household with 10 other staff.  The Candidate must be presentable at all times, highly experienced and friendly, and be expected to serve meals at family dinner parties. Normal housekeeping duties, plus laundry, care for fine fabrics, garments, furniture and silver. The Candidate must have a good eye for detail as you will be handling some valuable furniture, and have a muck-in attitude, enjoy working within a team and also be able to tackle tasks on her own. She may be expected to help the Butler on occasion or the Chef with preparing meals. Working a 5 day week 9 hours a day with weekend work occasionally. There is use of a staff car, so having a full clean driving licence would be an advantage. If not lifts to town can be arranged. This is a lovely position and the family are extremely nice. Meals and accommodation are provided. Private double room, with a shared bathroom in a 3 bedroom cottage. Russian language an advantage, but not necessary. Salary is £400 net p/wk. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Head Housekeeper - London, UK

The Head Housekeeper is expected to report directly to the House Manager, and manage a large number of staff on a daily basis, delivering the highest level of service to the principles.

This is a demanding and high pressure role running this premier estate to a 7* level. Would best suit someone who is at the very top of their discipline and wants to take themselves and their team to the next level.

You will be expected to be hands on and lead by example if appropriate to the situation, and 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 inhouse 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

·         To be flexible with working hours & adaptable to change. Must be flexible to work weekends & Bank Holidays. Time will be given in lieu when overtime is worked

·         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.


The Head Housekeeper is expected to have worked at the highest level of service, either within the hotel industry or private house for UHNWI. And, expected to work in partnership with other members of management team to deliver the highest level of service, cleanliness and house performance. It is expected the Head HK will train, support and enhance the knowledge of and skills of their team, to develop the staff and encourage them to deliver even higher standards.


Qualifications such as diploma's, NVQ's, SVQ's or hospitality management qualifications are preferable. Must be IT literate including Excel, Performance Management and Training experience, Housekeeping qualifications, H&S, NEBOSH, ISOH or equivalent, Risk Assessments and method statements.


Some travel within London to other properties could be necessary. Working week approx. 50 hour, plus overtime. Offsite staff accommodation nearby to the main Estate is provided, along with benefits etc. Salary DOE. Start January 2016. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily or Live In Housekeeper - Primrose Hill, London

Our client, a young couple, require an 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 trades people 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. Hours: 40 hours per week with no set weekly schedule - requires flexibility and open to working according to employers requirements. Salary: Negotiable. Start ASAP. Email resume to

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Daily Housekeeper - South Kensington, London

Seeking a HK for minimum of 5 hours per day, 5 or 6 days per week with Sundays off. Must have clear spoken English and able to liaise with Principle on email, and online shop ie Amazon, Ocado, etc. This is a large property, 4 floors, 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, therefore an active and fit individual would suit the role. Must have a strong awareness of hygiene and high standards. Lots of cleaning, laundry, manage season changes ie curtain cleaning, wardrobe changing etc. Organise and oversee access to the house for repairman, gardeners, window cleaners etc. Some basic cooking would be welcomed. £10 - £12 per hour. Start asap. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Part time Housekeeper - Woolwich, London

We are seeking a HK for a 5 bedroom house, over 3 floors in SE18. All cleaning, laundry and some cooking ie fridge or frozen meals, or prep dinner ready for Principle to cook when home from work. Mon - Fri 4 hours every day, starting at 12.30/1pm. £10 per hour. Start asap. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Sri Lankan / Indian - Daily Housekeeper / Cook - Chigwell, London

This large family of 5 with 4th child on the way, are seeking a Housekeeper with top cooking skills, specialising in 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 £600 npwk for hours (66 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 / 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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Part time Nanny - Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Our client is seeking a Nanny for their newborn child. This is short-term, for 4 hours 2-3 times a week (Monday to Friday). The nanny is to assist with the baby when they have finished feeding, feed them when the mother has expressed milk and keep them entertained when the mother is sleeping or occupied.  The position will be live out and no driving will be involved. Alternatively they would be interested in a night time nanny, 2 or three times a week to help with feeding. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Maternity Nurse - 6 mth contract, Jordan - Feb start

Very high-profile family who live in Amman, require a mature, highly experienced and trained nurse with utmost discretion.  When at home, the family live a very quiet life, although their schedule can be extremely busy and demanding.  The candidate will be required to travel last minute. Therefore they are looking for someone calm and flexible who doesn’t get easily flustered.  The mother is a first time mother who wants to be hands-on.  She is looking for someone who can give guidance and advise her. Preferably English as their first language. 6 days a week, 24/6 - six month minimum contract up to 1 year ideally. Non-smoker. Driving licence not necessary as  chauffeur driven. Start early February. Excellent Day rate DOE offered. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Italian speaking Daily Nanny/PA - Hyde Park, London - Jan start

Our client is seeking an Italian & English speaking Nanny to support a family of 4, two boys aged 10 and 12 yrs of age. You will support the boy during school days, pick up and organise and plan social activities and outings, and liaise with school teachers, trainers, and instructors working with family. Organise school uniforms, sporting gear etc., along with run household errands, groceries and light meal preparation. Administration, filing, emails, expenses. Willing to commit to a 2.5 years contract with start date mid January. Willing to travel and work abroad for periods of up to 2 weeks Hours Monday to Friday 2.30-9.30pm and up to 11.30pm 2-3 days a week (approx 41 hours pwk flexible). Paid extended holiday periods during Easter, Summer and Christmas. Must have cleaning driving licence, checkable references and DBS will be arranged. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Executive Assistant – Notting Hill, London

We require a professional EA/PA candidate to work from a private residence, for an individual. This is not a traditional PA role. Duties include: Administration, personal, lifestyle, travel, and working with New York office on diary, schedules etc. If you have experience in the events/financial/city/banking arena, this would be useful.

Principle is away extensively and out of London for more than half of the year. New York is the "mother ship" where all the traditional business is run from by the family office. Therefore needs someone who can communicate over the phone and email, and who can get the information across correctly and clearly and efficiently.

Significant amount of time, the PA can work off site from their own home. Everybody is server supported and there is no issue anywhere in the world to work from.

July and August, the Principle is in New York every year so you would only need to come to the home for an hour a day in the afternoon (America time) and the rest is on call. When he is in America 90% of his work is being fielded by the New York office.

Must have good IT skills, and able to produce excel spreadsheets etc.  Salary £60,000 to £80,000 pa DOE. Ideally would like candidate to live within 2 mile radius of Notting Hill, for security emergencies. Will only consider candidates who are available to start immediately. 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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Business Manager – Basingstoke, UK

Well established Company is looking for an experienced Business Manager to run new cheese production plant and cheese making business at their  Estate at Basingstoke . The candidate also will be involved in some agricultural and livestock matters at the estate and the farm, providing support to other professional staff.

Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing business plan, making calculations of the cash flow, ROI of the business

  • Review and examination of the premises with the purpose to identify whether they are suitable for cheese production from legal, technical, ecological, safety, and organisational standpoints and advise on steps to be taken by the Client to organise the Production

  • Coordinating and supervising all areas of the project.

  • Responsibility over compliance to all UK and EU food production, animal welfare and hygiene regulations, requirements.

  • Establishment of the production and any production and business related issues

  • Liaise with local authorities to approve the production and cheeses, apply for any and all required licences, permits, approvals, hygienic certificates, and other documents required for the proper operation of the production

  • Liaise with local farm regarding selection and purchase of the livestock

  • Selecting manufacturing equipment for the cheese production, consulting and advising on the renovation and extension of the cheese making premises

  • Managing all the issues of the setup of the business and its development

  • Researching the consumer market, identifying the target consumer

  • Finding the buyers of production and developing the long term relationship with the buyers and department stores

  • Managing sales and achieving the required ROI

  • Managing the staff and all HR issues

  • Managing and overseeing the cheese production, ensuring highest standard of quality

  • Agree and approve the assortment of cheeses

 Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. B.S. in Food Science, Dairy Science, Production Management

  • A minimum of 4 years in cheese production operations management

  • Must understand the process of cheese making and be familiar with the concept of cheese production

  • Knowledge and practical experience in liaising with local authorities and other bodies such as FSA, RPA, RSPCA, DEFRA etc

Salary £45 - £50k neg, depending on skills and experience. Successful candidate would preferably start as soon as possible. Email cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Real Estate professionals for : Senior Vice President, Assistant VP, Senior Project Manager and Project Manager - based in Dubai, UAE

For over a decade, this company group’s real estate portfolio has been at the forefront of the Middle East's luxury real estate market.

With an enduring passion for high-end design and quality, the company has built a reputation for creating some of the most iconic and desirable properties in the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon.

This company continues to innovate and bring new concepts to the market; the Company is determined to build on its powerful performance to date. With vision and momentum, will be building the next generation of Middle East luxury living.

Always at the forefront of visionary concepts, which have relationships with Paramount Hotels & Resorts, (the official licensee of Paramount Pictures), Italian fashion houses Versace Home and FENDI Casa for branded residential apartments and villas, and The Trump Organisation for the development and operations of the Trump International Golf Course, Dubai and The Trump Estates development.

Established in 2002, and part of a large diversified business group, has delivered almost 10,000 units to date and currently has a development portfolio of over 26,000 units at various stages of progress and planning as of this year; making it one the fastest growing real-estate developer in the Middle East.

We are targeting SVP/VP/AVP/Senior Project Manager/Project Managers from large real estate developers, contractors and project management companies (Ideally people who have worked on large residential projects, commercial/residential skyscrapers, large university/airports projects – more than £200 million GBP project value ideally.

Below is for Senior Vice President level only:

Senior Project Manager/Project Manager Roles

  • Proven Program / Project Management capabilities in delivering end-to-end high-value Hospitality & Leisure / Residential / Commercial / Mixed-Use properties / Master-plan Communities.
  • Demonstrate strong understanding on the entire lifecycle from concept to design and architecture to planning and construction up to handing over the property
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities in mentoring, managing, and driving large cross-functional teams (in-house) and consultancy / contractor teams to constantly achieve superlative results.
  • Establishing and improving in-house monitoring and tracking procedures
  • Prepare, manage and control operational budgets
  • Comprehensive knowledge of contractual and commercial requirements
  • Represent the company on global / regional platforms
  • Provide advice on operational improvement across processes within the organization
  • Offer insights on opportunities to anticipate and manage operational risks and control operational costs across the board
  • As part of the Executive Leadership team, this role works closely and reports into the Founder Chairman & CEO of This company
  • Manages cross-functional and multi-location teams across Design and Engineering, Project Management, Contracts and Commercial and a team’s assigned on individual projects by partner consultants and contractors
  • An ideal candidate would be a vigorous personality, demonstrating strong task-detail orientation, clarity of vision, communicates straight-from-the-shoulder to be successful in this role.
  • Proven decision-making capabilities and offer inspiring leadership
  • Owns and manages the overall operational responsibility of delivering a portfolio of active / on-going projects


SVP - Senior Vice President Role

Salary range – 100k AED to 150k AED per month (£17,700 - £26,600 approx. per month) . Gross packages details are above which include accommodation and transport. In addition to this would provide family insurance and flight tickets for candidate + wife + 2 kids. Location will be in Dubai. Start date: As soon as we find the correct candidates 

Below is for VP/AVP/SPM/PM level only:

  • Owns and manages the overall operational responsibility of delivering a portfolio of active / on-going projects
  • Proven Program / Project Management capabilities in delivering end-to-end high-value Hospitality & Leisure / Residential / Commercial / Mixed-Use properties / Master-plan Communities.
  • Demonstrate strong understanding on the entire lifecycle from concept to design and architecture to planning and construction up to handing over the property
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities in mentoring, managing, and driving large cross-functional teams (in-house) and consultancy / contractor teams to constantly achieve superlative results.
  • Establishing and improving in-house monitoring and tracking procedures
  • Prepare, manage and control operational budgets
  • Comprehensive knowledge of contractual and commercial requirements
  • Represent the company on global / regional platforms
  • Provide advice on operational improvement across processes within the organization
  • Offer insights on opportunities to anticipate and manage operational risks and control operational costs across the board
  • As a senior member of the Projects team, this role works closely and reports into the Head of Projects and liaises with cross-functional and multi-location teams across Design and Engineering, Project Management, Contracts and Commercial teams (in-house and contractor)
  • An ideal candidate would be a vigorous personality, demonstrating strong task-detail orientation, clarity of vision, communicates straight-from-the-shoulder to be successful in this role.
  • Proven decision-making capabilities and offer inspiring leadership


VP/AVP - Vice President/Assistant Vice President roles:

Salary range – 60K AED to 100 K AED per month (£10,600 - £17,700 approx. per month. In addition to this would provide family insurance and flight tickets for candidate + wife + 2 kids. Location will be in Dubai. Start date: As soon as we find the correct candidates

SPM/PM Senior Project Manager/Project Manager Roles

Salary range – 35k AED to 60K AED per month (£6200 - £10,600 approx. per month). In addition to this would provide family insurance and flight tickets for candidate + wife + 2 kids. Location will be in Dubai. Start date: As soon as we find the correct candidates.

Email covering letter outlining your key skills according to the role you wish to apply for, along with resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Sales Director – Hammersmith, London

On-line vessel valuation provider requires a Sales Director, to oversee a strong sales team of 10 who are split into territories for Northern and Southern Europe, USA, Middle East, China, Korea and Japan. Must have minimum 10 years shipping and sales management experience. Must be driven, organised with an eye for detail and processes. Knowledge of large databases is also very important. Travel to 4 offices (London, Singapore, Isle of Wight and Stoke). Up to 100k salary plus bonus and option to join the company's share option scheme. Immediate start. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Marketing Assistant – Hammersmith, London

To join the London office for the world's leading on-line vessel valuation provider. 350 clients over 45 countries. Support Marketing Manager on a day - to - day basis as well as offering support to the rest of the company on an ad-hoc basis. Must be organised, creative, pro - active with a can - do attitude. An interest or background in the maritime industry is preferable but not essential.  This is a creative and forward thinking company. Immediate start. £20k pa. 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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