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


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

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

Finally, with the Holiday Season drawing near, we take this opportunity to wish all our clients and candidates, a very merry xmas and best wishes for 2016. 

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Executive Assistant for CEO - Kuwait


The office of the CEO performs a critically important role enabling the CEO of this multi billion $$ company, to work most effectively with internal and external parties and fulfill his professional and personal commitments. A role within the office entails the co-ordination of the CEO's professional and personal affairs, and requires a willingness to play an active, behind the scenes role in working with a wide variety of people through multiple locations internationally. A role with the CEO's office requires a highly resourceful individual with strong emotional intelligence, self-motivation, people skills and discretion.


You will support the CEO and the management team in the smooth and efficient running of this small office of 3 persons, in new offices in a leading central building tower. You will provide comprehensive assistance to the CEO for all business and personal related matters, and extend turnkey support to the CEO and high level executives. Manage in and outgoing communications for the office, circulate correspondence with Execs, Board Members and Stakeholders, Quarterly planning and execution for Board Committees. Filter and co-ordinate all PR, media and press interview requests and daily review of press coverage related to the CEO and/or organisation. Maintain up to date office IT equipment and technology for effective productivity. Manage office budget, basic accounting and petty cash.


Key Competencies: University graduate ideally in a business subject matter - Service industry experience - Fluent and professional English communication and presentation skills with Arabic, an added plus - Ability to work across matrix departments - Ability to work with all managerial levels - Executive presence and strong influencing skills - Preference will be given to Arab Nationals Female or Male.


A very attractive tax free income, including basic, housing and transportation allowance offered. An individual with no attachments or ties is preferred, as there could be last minute travel with Principle. Note Kuwait provides an inexpensive, liberally conservative and extremely safe lifestyle. For more information and full JD, email cv@ljwrecruitment.com


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Travelling 'Live In' Executive Personal Assistant - Global, with Kuwait base


The office of the Chairman performs a critically important role enabling the Chairman of this multi national company, to work most effectively with internal and external parties and fulfill his professional and personal commitments. A role within the office entails the co-ordination of the Chairman's professional and personal affairs (he is semi retired), and requires a willingness to play an active, behind the scenes role in working with a wide variety of people through multiple locations internationally. A role with the Chairman's office requires a highly resourceful individual with strong emotional intelligence, self-motivation, people skills and discretion.


Global role with frequent travel to Kuwait (30%) USA (30%) and Europe (40%), with a large entourage of staff. Responsible for the day to day running of this busy Principles life, constantly travelling and living globally with the employer, sometimes office based requiring excellent secretarial skills, organising travel plans and co-ordination internationally. Foreseeing and preparing for potential business and leisure activities.


Would suit a younger candidate due to the constant travel and time changes, with a background in hospitality, administration, airline, resorts, IT support. University degree complemented with a high level of understanding of computers and communication devices. Passport allowing for instant travel and unattached to location with international travel experience. Fluent English, additional language a plus (Arabic would be a plus). Ability to get along with individuals with various cultures and backgrounds, confident with a very small ego, strong service orientation and ability to anticipate needs and general research skills.


This role offers opportunities for professional development. The incumbent will gain highly valuable skills enabling him or her to more readily attain a general management perspective/role that encompasses the strategic, financial and operation aspects of leading an organisation. Be exposed to senior executives and board members with the opportunity to learn from their strengths and developmental areas, and be mentored by the Chairman. Starting salary £30k tax free pa / US$40-45k pa tax free. Note there are no expenses and all accommodation, travel and meals are covered so essentially this salary is banked. Start ASAP. For more information and full JD, email cv@ljwrecruitment.com


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Travelling Valet - Global, with base in Kuwait

Our client, CEO of a multi billion $$ corporation based in Kuwait, is seeking a Male Travelling Valet with some Butling /Service skills, to work under the direction of his Travelling PA. This person will travel 70% of the time globally, and 30% of time based in Kuwait. Whilst travelling, serve the food on private jet and, act as a host occasionally if the Principle is entertaining etc.

Other duties as Valet/Butler, pack and unpack all of the clothes professionally, pre-empt his wardrobe for next destination and make sure he has the clothes all the way through the trip to cover temperature and climate change (ie Kuwait to London to Switzerland to Spain, for example).

You will have your own accommodation/flat in Kuwait, access to driver, and a salary of approx. £30 - £35,000 tax free plus all company benefits. Note, you will have NO expenses so this money gets banked. All your travel and food is covered etc.This role would suit an active, well presented individual, and on the younger side as the travelling can be very exhausting and constantly changing, therefore and organised, fast thinking and flexible attitude is a must. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In or Daily Butler / House Manager - Belgravia, London


Our client is moving into a bigger home, and therefore requires a Butler with House Management skills. Must be well groomed, professional and worked in a large formal residence previously for at least 5 years, have experience in managing a small team of staff, and where service was highly regarded and respected. Hours M-F 7.30am - 5.30pm and Saturday 10am - 4pm. Summer months spent in South of France, and therefore French language is useful. The role could be considered as either a Daily or Live In position. Starting Salary £50k pa DOE. THIS POSITION HAS BEEN PUT ON HOLD TILL FURTHER INSTRUCTION. 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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Travelling Butler - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Our client, a prominent businessman, is seeking a Butler based in Riyadh, willing to travel extensively to offer butling and valet services. This is a role for an individual with up to 5 - 10 years experience, who has worked previously for a VIP in a private service environment, or as a Butler in VIP suites from a 5* hotel background.

The key competencies are as follows: Able to take initiative - Self-Motivated - Well presented - Responsible - Cigar Connoisseur / experience - Trustworthy - Discrete - Able to work with a team - Willing and available to travel at any time - Outstanding behavior and impeccable manners.

Must have immediate and checkable references, a current passport and no criminal record. Any nationality is fine, as long as perfect written and spoken English. Accommodation and meals will be provided along with a tax free salary of 8000SAR, equivalent to approx £1,400 per month / £16,800 pa tax free. Return flight home and medical insurance provided. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Management Couple, Avignon – France

A Hands-on Management Couple are required for a beautiful Estate Nr Avignon, France. There is no Job Description as such, however the client has outlined that they would like to find a hands-on couple who are happy and capable of jumping into any role, as and when needed ie driver/butler/housekeeper/cook etc, and, be equally capable of managing the house, and a small team when the occasion demands.

After some years of minimal use, The Chateau is under serious renovation, and the intention is to create a commercial venture, where the chateau will be rented by the week/month to private families or companies for exclusive events.

The clients do not imagine holding many events each year, they don’t wish to advertise, preferring to grow the business by word-of-mouth and very carefully controlled publicity (this might include working with exclusive party organisers and concierge companies). While they are keen to get a full time couple in place, the family don’t wish to employ a full-time team as they would prefer (especially at the beginning) to create a list of freelancers, that includes staff with different skills, so that they can ensure that the client who is renting the property gets the most suitable staff for them

Candidates MUST have at least 15 years experience, in a similar environment, and both speak fluent French and English (additional languages would be a plus). Candidates MUST both drive. The family have much property in the area, so can allocate accommodation that suits the requirements of the couple Salary €60,000- €80,000. Start April 2016. Email resume/s to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Travelling Lady's Maid / PA - London / Zurich / Gstaad / Jeddah / Beirut

Our interational client is seeking an individual of the highest level to report directly to the lady of the house. Fully staffed properties and entourage, you will be expected to provide the highest standards of care, honesty, integrity and diplomacy. Wardrobe Management and organising, assisting with the Lady's personal diary and appointments, personal shopping, recording the collection and inventory, packing and unpacking, overseeing the washing and care of delicate couture clothing, ensuring the Lady's immediate surroundings and personal rooms are kept immaculate, and processing of expense claims etc Must have experience in similar role, and used to frequent travelling. Live out role in London, no accommodation provided. Other locations either provided in-house, or nearby hotel. EU Passport. Start ASAP. £50 - £60k pa. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Housekeeper with travel - Knightsbridge, London

Looking for a professional, experienced and well trained Travelling Housekeeper for a super nice family - 4 children including one newborn and others at boarding school.  You will join a team of 3 Housekeepers in London and work together on a shift system as follows:

  • Morning shift : Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm, and either a Saturday or a Sunday morning, for breakfast service approx 8/9 - 11/12 noon; or

  • Afternoon shift : Monday - Friday 1pm - 10pm, and either a Saturday or a Sunday morning, for breakfast service approx 8/9 - 11/12 noon.

In the summertime, the family spend the season in the seaside resort of Bodrum in Turkey, where they will stay for approx. 3 months. The Housekeepers will travel with them, along with the Chef. You will be given a nice flat to live in, with kitchenette on main property. Previously, the Housekeepers enjoy being out there in the summer, as its informal and relaxed, although long hours as of course with the heat, everyone is up late, eating al fresco etc etc. But again, on the shift system as above.

General housekeeping, laundry, wardrobe, table service etc. Must have EU / British passport, and no ties. £2,000 nett per month neg. Start ASAP.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Housekeeper - Swiss Cottage / St Johns Hill, London

This lovely and busy family of 4 (b8 & g13yo), have a fully staffed house including a Live in nanny, Chef, Day nanny and Driver. They are seeking a fully trained, experienced, active and professional domestic housekeeper, who has worked previously in private households with at least 5-10 years experience. You will be a team player, and able to work autonomously to get through the day's duties.

You will deal with a lot of expensive clothing so you must have experience in this and the care of same ie hand washing delicates and silks, care of cashmere, dry cleaning, some mending etc. as well as the care of Furniture and specialist cleaning throughout the households, the right products etc. and you will have a lot of good knowledge.

You will speak good English and able to communicate confidently with people on the phone, dry cleaners, deliveries at the door etc., and liaise daily with the Family PA. It’s a full time position:  Monday – Friday (8.30-6pm) and Saturday (8.30/9am - 1pm - Saturday can be negotiable. Salary: £500 - £550 npwk. Start asap.

Please email your full CV with reasons for leaving each position under each job, along with send scanned references and/or email address and ph numbers which are checkable, and a current photograph/headshot. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Housekeeper - Kensington, London

A second Housekeeper role is being created in this prestigious London Household that is used as a secondary residence. We are currently searching for a housekeeper for a large residential property in Phillimore Gardens, which is close to High Street Kensington and the Tube Station. The housekeeper will work along side our current housekeeper and Butler/Houseman.

Ideally the new candidate will have a 5 star hotel back-ground, and at least 1 year experience working for a private family. The role will require someone who is a consummate all-rounder; someone who can maintain the house in a constant ready-state, and then when the family are in residence, look after the daily servicing of bedrooms, bathrooms, and entertaining spaces, while also dealing with luggage, laundry, pressing, packing and unpacking, as well as helping the chef in the kitchen or the Butler with service duties.

The property is decorated to an extremely high specification, with fragile soft and hard finishes, so it is absolutely vital that candidates have an established understanding of how to clean, and know exactly what cleaning products should be used on each finish.

The property also has a large collection of art and objet d’art, so candidates must have a natural ability to instinctively move around precious objects with the required level of caution - this is really not a job for someone who is in anyway clumsy!

We have a preference to find someone that is happy to work Wednesday to Sunday, 9 - 5pm. However, when the family are in residence it will be necessary that the housekeeper is very flexible with her hours, and able to work longer hours. There would be a big advantage if the housekeeper could stay over occasionally, using one of the bedrooms in the house, so that she was readily available for earlier starts - but this is not a deal breaker.  Salary around £28K. Start asap.  Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com


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Live In Housekeeper - Kensington, London

Seeking an experienced Housekeeper - someone who is physically fit enough to handle the size of the home - this is also a very busy home. Family of 5, including two young children and a grandparent, looking for an experienced housekeeper to manage day-to-day requirements of household working Mon- Fri mornings and early evenings, and a couple of hours on a weekend (flexibility appreciated here – clients often away) - 40 hours per week on average.


* Timing expected is approx. 40 hrs per week
* Strong spoken English (also clearly able to read emails)
* Experience with large properties. We have 4 floors, 7 bedrooms, 5 baths
* Age appropriate (not older than 45)
* Suitable references from previous employers
* Able to use computer for purchases
* Driving not required
* Able to start within next month
* Minimum 5yrs experience - EXTREMELY IMPORTANT
* Strong awareness of hygiene - EXTREMELY IMPORTANT

Daily tasks:

* Household cleaning: laundry, dusting, polishing, organizing
* Managing of seasonal changes: curtain cleaning, wardrobe changing, etc
* Shopping for / ordering household items (eg grocery shopping via Ocado, Amazon, rubbish bags, Poundland); stocking necessary household goods.
* Organizing and overseeing access to the house for repairmen, gardeners, window cleaners, etc.
* Potentially cooking

Accommodation is a separate bedroom & bath on lower ground floor with 2 Windows and a separate entrance next to front exit. For a 40 hour week, and the degree of flexibility required including one day on weekend, effectively it’s a 6 day week therefore candidates would seek £400 - £450 npwk live in. Stat asap. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Laundress/Housekeeper, London W11

We are seeking an experienced Laundress, for a busy European household with a family of 5 persons. You will take care of the principles high end clothes, and some of the childrens clothes. Additional duties would include looking after the Principals floor, flower arrangements if possible, some housekeeping duties. The role is very versatile and therefore you will have a ‘sleeves up’ attitude, and turn your hand to whatever is necessary. Good working hours hours Mon-Fri  8 am-5pm, Lunch and uniform provided and a super nice House Manager!  Start ASAP. £28 - £30k pa DOE. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Part time Housekeeper (25 hrs pwk) - East Finchley/Golders Green, London

Our client, with 2 children age 5 & 7 yrs old, are seeking a  Housekeeper for approx. 25 hours per week at £10 nphr = £250 npw, Tax and NI paid and statutory holidays paid. The property is a 4 bed house with 3 further reception rooms, 2600 sq ft. Duties to include cleaning the house, laundry, ironing and general duties requested. Looking for someone who is patient, gentle and thorough. M - F mornings 8/9am - 1/2pm, or afternoons could be considered. Closest tube is Golders Green which is 10 mins on bus, and 5 min walk to house. Start asap. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Housekeeper and Live In Housekeeper x 2 positions - Putney, London

Our international client with 2 children, are seeking one fully trained, professional and active Housekeeper to work Mon-Fri with some flexibility (40 - 50 hour week), and also a Live In experienced Cook to prepare daily meals, and assist with existing small housekeeping team, in this semi formal and beautifully designed home.

You will have worked in a 5* hotel housekeeping team and/or a formal and large property previously, and present with knowledge of cleaning fine art, antiques, silver polishing and specialist household cleaning, laundry and wardrobe skills.

Must be child friendly and be happy to cook the occasional light family lunch or dinner (ie chicken, lasagna, salads etc). Live In role only. Nice accommodation - room in house and bathroom. Monday - Friday 45 - 50 hour week, £30,000 gross pa.

Send current CV in word .doc format (not pdf), with Reasons for Leaving each job under each position, and send scanned references and/or be able to provide phone number and email address of each employer in order to have these checked. A DBS will be required which the employer can arrange. THIS ROLE IS ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER INSTRUCTION. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Sri Lankan / Indian - Daily Female Housekeeper / Cook - Chigwell, Essex

This large family of 8 - mum, dad, grandparents and 4 young children, are seeking an active, experienced, loyal and disciplined Housekeeper, specialising in Indian and Sri Lankan style food, to work 5 days, ideally 6 days per week (negotiable).

There is other staff, and a Nanny to care for children, so no childcare involved. Duties include cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner for the family, and some housekeeping and ironing duties in between. Salary £550 - £600npwk, Monday to Friday/Saturday 7am to 6pm flexible, with an hour's break - Saturday is optional. Chigwell is on the Central line and house is walking distance from station. Start asap. Email your 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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Daily Chef / House Manager - Richmond, London


This is for a female Principle, with 3 young children under the ages of 6 yrs of age, for her large full staffed house including nannies, housekeepers and a chauffeur. The role will involve cooking for family and guests, managing staff, liaising closely with the office, and being responsible for the smooth running and upkeep of the property.

Daily duties:

  • Cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner for the Principal and family

  • Organising contractors/maintenance visits

  • Attending to guests

  • Ensuring inventories are kept up to date

  • Ensuring upkeep of high standards in the household - dealing with valuable furniture and garments

  • Purchasing items for the house and producing expense reports for review

  • Dealing with high end technology e.g  Crestron and BlackBerrys

  • Overseeing and organising other domestic staff duties and schedules

  • Liaising closely with the office with good relationship

Further Requirements:

  • Be highly intelligent, strong English and communication skills

  • Have experience in other high-end households

  • Be flexible with hours to allow for catering at dinner parties

  • Have excellent cooking skills – healthy and varied, able to cater for children and adults

  • Be capable with technology

  • Be independent, quiet, discreet and self-contained

  • Be extremely organised and highly motivated

Core Hours:  Monday to Friday 7am-6pm with flexibility depending on requirements. Salary: Negotiable/dependent on experience. Immediate start. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Luxury Yacht Chef - Mediterranean, Caribbean and Indian Ocean

We are looking for a top notch chef to work alongside, although in rotation with, the existing head chef, and 2 sous-chefs onboard a luxury private motor yacht. 

Candidates must have worked as a sous-chef in a respected Michelin Star Restaurant and/or Private Household (which might include Ambassadorial Residences or Royal Households) and must present excellent resumes, show longevity in their previous roles, a wide range of skills in the kitchen and enjoy working in a demanding work environment, that does require candidates who enthusiastically show willingness to compromise and improvise when needed – as there are always occasions when limited access to ingredients or the client’s personal taste or feeling will dictate what the chefs must cook or how things need to be presented!

The client’s preference is for a mix of traditional classic French, Italian or Spanish dishes, beautifully cooked and presented, with minimal fussiness or overt complication – certainly no ‘fusion’ or ‘modern’ dishes are required on this yacht! 

The present chefs will be able to direct and give advice on the likes and dislikes of the family, although details of preferences are well documented and will be shared with the successful candidate.

They also have a real preference to for find candidates that have on a minimum amount of yacht experience.

The present head chef has been onboard for more than 3 years, and the client and his family are very attached to him, but in an effort to make the role even more attractive for the head-chef, the client is now offering the possibility for him to work in rotation with another head chef, 2 months on, 2 month off.

This Dutch made, 80M luxury yacht, is based primarily in the Mediterranean, but does make seasonal trips to the Caribbean and Indian Ocean. The salary offered is: 7000-7500 Euro (84,000-90,000 per annum), along with return flights home and health insurance etc. THIS ROLE HAS BEEN PUT ON HOLD TILL FURTHER INSTRUCTION, HOWEVER APPLICATIONS STILL REGISTERED. Email resume, food pictures, menus and references to  cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Chef de Partie - Mayfair, London


Our client in one of the most prestigious properties in London, is seeking a Chef de Partie, to work five days per week to:

-  Prepare breakfast and lunch for the family from 7am to 4pm

- Prepare staff meals from 11am to 7 pm

These shifts will be on a rotational basis with one other chef. The Chef de Partie will be responsible for working with the Head Chef to develop a 5* breakfast and lunch menu for the family. This will be constantly changed and developed to meet the family’s tastes. The Chef de Partie will be responsible for baking fresh bread every day as well as pastries and other breakfast items such as home made muesli. There should be an emphasis on healthy options including low sugar and low fat items.


The lunch menu should include:

·         Fresh soup and bread of the day

·         Fish of the day

·         Chicken of the day

·         Meat of the day – Beef, Veal or Lamb

·         Fresh juices made to order

·         Ice creams and sorbets

·         Fresh pasta with a variety of sauces / fillings

·         Fresh salads


When working the staff meal shift the role will include:

·         Developing a whole week of staff menus for lunch and dinner and working with the head chef to meet the requirements and stay within budget

·         Prepare fresh, tasty meals with good variety of proteins that avoid repetition.

·         Occasional treats such as banoffie pie or other cakes / puddings

·         Staying well ahead with mis en place so that the Chef de Partie has enough time to assist other chefs during busy times.

 Salary £25,000 pa. Email resume and references to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Houseman / Chauffeur / General Factotum– South Kensington, London

Our client, based at a prestigious address, is looking for a general factotum 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 licence and 5-10 years’ experience. Salary £40+ pa, plus discretional bonus. There is an ensuite staff room in the main house for staff when required to stay over. 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 & delivery of all required plants & materials to their required location ^ 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. Start ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Head Gardener – Aix en Provence, France

Nous cherchons un nouveau chef jardinier.

Ici joint le détail des taches réalisées par le chef jardinier et son équipe.

L’organisation du jardin est la suivante aujourd’hui : - 1 chef jardinier,

- 4 jardiniers,

- 1 apprentis, qui quittera l’entreprise en septembre 2016.

Le salaire annuel offert au départ est de 46.000 euros brut/an sur 13 mois, soit environ 35.000 euros net/an sur 13 mois. Cette somme tient compte des cotisations salariales obligators en France, anise queue de la mutuelle, prévoyance et retraite supplémentaire.

Bien sûr il est possible de revoir les conditions en fonction des compétences des candidats et de la volonté des propriétaires.

Ici le liste détaillée des taches réalisées par le chef jardiniers et l’équipe des jardiniers.

Organisation, contrôle du travail des jardiniers.

* laisse les personnes s’organiser dans leur secteur au quotidien et en fonction des capacités de chacun

* contrôle de temps en temps et oriente, le cas échéant, la priorité de leurs travaux.

 Discussion sur place des améliorations, des projets etc.…

Contrôle des heures de présence des jardiniers ainsi que la gestion et planification des congés et les travaux réalisés au quotidien. Tout est inscrit sur un agenda et un carnet de présence.

Application des produits de traitement sur l’ensemble de la propriété et en fonction des besoins. Travail important tout au long de l’année afin de maintenir un état sanitaire satisfaisant des végétaux. Etant trop long à détailler, un carnet de traitement est à disposition.

Application de désherbant chimique principalement de la remise agricole Nord à l’héliport, en renfort d’Aurélien, entre Avril et Septembre et parfois ailleurs.

Gestion de l’ensemble du secteur d’arrosage automatique de la propriété, des forages aux bassins de stockage d’eau en collaboration avec les jardiniers des secteurs dans lesquels ils travaillent:

* organisation des contrôles, programmations, maintenances, extensions, hivernage……..

* application des engrais et autres produits au moyen des pompes doseuses.

* Gestion également des réseaux de goutte à goutte manuels sur le secteur du jardin des invités et de la serre.

Gestion des stocks en produits phytosanitaires, engrais, terreaux, petit matériel de jardinage... Achats en fonction des besoins.

Organisation pour les remplacements des plantes mortes ou des massifs à refaire. Discussion avec Madame pour les travaux plus importants.

Suivi de l’entretien du matériel: contrôle visuel de l’état des machines, organisation de divers entretiens comme les nettoyages des filtres, bougies, affutages etc… plus approfondis durant les quelques jours de mauvais temps. Les pannes et entretiens plus importants sont réalisés par une entreprise externe. Ravitaillement en carburant, huiles, pièces de rechange etc. …….

Gestion des poteries : organisation et préparation des plantes fleuries de saison, suivi du rempotage des plantes tous les deux à trois ans, apports d’engrais et arrosages. Chaque jardinier arrose les poteries de son secteur.

Organisation du travail dans la serre : pour l’hiver, je fais en sorte de conserver du travail pour les mauvais jours : taille, nettoyage des surfaces, rempotages. Suivi de l’arrosage intérieur et extérieur de la pépinière.

Organisation de l’implantation du potager, de l’entretien, des engrais et produits de traitement à appliquer qui ne sont que des produits utilisables en agriculture biologique. Je peux être amené à utiliser un produit chimique mais seulement en début de mise en culture, afin qu’il n’y ait plus de résidus.

Communication avec les entreprises en fonction des travaux, achats et conseils tout au long de l’année.

Contrôle des factures avant le passage en comptabilité, transmises par le gardien.

Participation quotidienne aux différentes tâches et plus souvent sur le bas de la propriété, seul ou en équipe et fonction du travail de chacun et des priorités : taille à la cisaille ou au taille haie, désherbage manuel, sarclage des massifs et des allées en graviers, petits élagages, tronçonnage, bref tout ce que doit faire un jardinier. Remplacement également pendant les congés des jardiniers pour assurer la maintenance du secteur : arrosage des poteries, contrôle des réseaux d’arrosage automatique, désherbage manuel, tonte……mon travail quotidien est inscrit en détail sur un agenda.

Organisation des différents travaux sur les oliviers tout au long de l’année: apport de l’engrais au mois de Mars, application des produits de traitement du mois de Mars au mois de Décembre (15 applications en moyenne), taille des oliviers entre Avril et Mai, contrôle et programmation du système d’arrosage, désherbage des « couronnes » des arbres pendant la période végétative, taille des gourmands en Aout, récolte des olives entre Octobre et Novembre. Organisation de l’embouteillage de l’huile d’olive avec le moulin, en fonction des stocks et besoins de la propriété. Il y a 225 oliviers qui sont répartis entre chaque jardinier, soit trois rangs par personne (l’apprenti n’est pas inclus). Ces derniers sont chargés de tailler et tenir désherbé toute l’année. La tonte du pré est réalisée par un des jardiniers, huit fois environ par an.

Organisation des différents travaux des collines, quand le jardin est terminé, entre Novembre et Janvier : débroussaillement des surfaces, taille des boules, formation et suivi des jeunes arbres sélectionnés, intervention suite à des intempéries sur les arbres et arbustes cassés, les grands sujets délicats sont traités par une entreprise mais cela est très rare.

Gestion de l’entretien sur l’ensemble des chemins en clapissette. Nettoyage et soufflage des caniveaux et traversiers une fois par semaine (peut être décalé si l’ensemble est propre et sans annonce de pluie). Après chaque pluie, contrôle des traversiers et si besoin, curage des graviers ramassés et rebouchage des quelques petits ravinements sur les chemins. Aucune entreprise n’est intervenue depuis ce temps.

Lors des visites des propriétaires et invités, nettoyage plus soigné de l’ensemble des surfaces, ratissage des cours et chemins en graviers et clapissette, disposition des poteries et préparation de nouvelles plantes en fonction des périodes. Balayage de l’ensemble des terrasses, cours, escaliers et ratissage des chemins principaux quotidiennement pendant les visites et depuis l’année dernière, balayage de la terrasse principale avant l’heure du repas. Trajet à la décharge pour évacuer les déchets verts en fonction des besoins. Nettoyage des remises agricoles tous les vendredis après-midi avant le départ en week-end.

Salary €35000- €35000 net – Start ASAP. Email resume/s to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Nanny / HK – East Sussex, UK

This lovely family, based in a small and beautiful rural village in East Sussex, are seeking a mature Nanny / HK with vast experience in all aspects of childcare. This would suit a Nanny who offers flexibility and good organisation skills, with a loving and friendly disposition, seeking a varied day in a peaceful and happy home. The girls aged 4 & 5 yo, need organising in the mornings, dress, breakfast, school bags, etc., and have them ready to walk locally to school, and pick up at 3pm, some homework, activities etc. Your day can be organised as you wish, however you will also ensure the house is in order, tidy, cleaned, ironing, online shopping and meal preparation 4-5 nights a week. Mum (from NZ) travels 6 weeks of the year on business, and Dad (American) works often late in the city, hence some proxy parenting necessary. Ideally seeking a long term committed Nanny with clean driving licence (car provided), checkable references and DBS (can be organised). A well-presented self-contained flat with separate entrance, in garden surrounds, is provided. Salary £400 npwk and all accommodation costs covered. Start early early/mid Feb. Truly a lovely role for someone wanting a long term, quiet and happy home with a welcoming and fun family. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Part Time Nanny / HK  - Hampstead, London

Our client is due to have their 2nd child in April. They currently have a four year old boy. They would like the services of a Nanny / HK that can assist with the new born child and four year old child, when needed.  Responsibilities will mostly be cleaning and prepping meals ie cooking: Simple meals at lunch and prepping dinner for the fridge e.g. chopping veggies etc. If mum has had a rough night with the baby and wants to have an extra hour in bed, we need a confident lady who can watch and feed the baby if necessary. Hours: 3 hours per day, starting at 9am, Mon - Fri. Salary £15.00 gross per hour. Must be self employed. Start mid April. 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 asap. Excellent Day rate DOE offered. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Italian speaking Daily Nanny/PA - Hyde Park, London

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. Start asap. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Senior Administrator/PA - Central London


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced senior administrator/PA with Real Estate experience, to join a respected, professional organisation at their prestigious office in central London. This role will suit a proactive and highly organised individual with experience providing administrative support to a team of senior staff as well as providing PA duties to the Principal when he is in London.


  • Manage day-to-day administrator workflow to ensure customer expectations are met.

  • You will have advanced IT skills across the Microsoft Office suite and be comfortable adapting to new databases.

  • You will be responsible for monitoring and responding to all incoming correspondence from customers and established clients.

  • To co-ordinate all senior management travel arrangements when required.

  • Must have excellent communication skills a professional telephone manner and be confident in a heavily client facing role.

  • Work closely with the Finance team to oversee invoicing process as well as to process client invoices and payments.

  • Maintain client databases

  • Assist in the preparation of documents and presentations for all senior management.

  • To facilitate meetings, schedule-debriefing meetings so follow up action can be implemented.

  • Produce and circulate reports, minutes, agendas and other documents when required.

  • Weekly reviews.

  • Occasionally control petty cash system and order office supplies.

  • Ability to multi task, strong attention to detail and able to work to tight deadlines


Additional preferable PA skills:


  • To provide a comprehensive secretarial and administration service to the Principal across the range of his work whilst he is in London.

  • To maintain and organise the Principal’s diary, including meetings, travel arrangements, accommodation requirements, filing system and all other relevant areas as necessary.

  • To support the Principal with any administrative jobs as and when required.

  • To occasionally draft speeches, articles, briefings, and project proposals as requested by the Principal.

  • To professionally represent the organisation at any required networking events.


Qualification & Training:

a.     Educated to degree level standard or equivalent (desirable).



b.    2 yrs previous experience in a similar role.

c.     Real Estate experience essential.



d.    Excellent IT Skills, including use of ICT packages i.e. Word, Excel, Power point, Access.

e.     Basic accounting skills essential.

f.     Strong interpersonal skills with an approachable personality.

g.    Excellent letter writing and organisational skills.




h.     Good knowledge of database systems and processes.

i.      Clear understanding of confidentiality.

j.      Health & Safety Legislation.




k.     Ability to work under pressure to agreed deadlines and adapt to change.

l.      The ability to pay high attention to detail to ensure that high quality work leaves the organization.

m.   Ability to work in a flexible manner – out of hours as required.

n.     Excellent written English and the ability to communicate at all levels.




  • £35k - £45k dependant on the candidate’s experience.

  • Start ASAP


 Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com.

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

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