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

 

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

 

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

 

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Domestic Vacancies

 

 

WELCOME

 

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

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

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!!  JOB OF THE WEEK  !!

 

Estate Manager - Hampstead, London UK

The Estate Manager (EM) is in charge of planning, organising, supervising and coordinating the daily operation and events of the property. He/She provides leadership and guidance to all departments and is managing the personnel, hiring temps and arranges trainings to deliver the highest quality in service standards to satisfaction. It is important to maintain a good communication flow at all times. In addition the EM is responsible of administrative functions, all related financial matters including accounting, budgets and payroll and is overseeing outside vendors and contractors. He/She works directly with Principals/Family and the Management to plan and execute the overall management of the property. The level of “hands-on” involvement can vary from full participation in serving to office based administrator and organisation.

 Key Responsibilities/ Duties:

·      Act as the main liaison between the Principal/Family/Guests and the Management.

·      Manage and provide instructions to estate staff to fulfill personalised service and to exceed expectations.

·      Manage, prepare and agree on budgets, control and monitor costs.

·      Check order lists of departments, place orders and coordinate delivery.

·      Personnel Management, interview/hire new staff (permanent and temps), prepare payroll, control working hours.

·      Manage, coordinate and control all departments.

·      Organise ‘Temp’ staff as required and trainings, maintain good communication and relation with Agents of staff requirements.

·      Hold regular performance appraisals; identify areas for development and training needs.  

·      Organise with department heads the coordination of activities, events and functions..  

·      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 Principal/Family and Guests. 

·      Develop, maintain and ensure that procedures are followed.

·      Check Inventory on regular bases.

·      Liaise with Chief Technical Officer on upkeep and maintenance of the estate.

·      Check correct handling, usage of equipment and check on maintenance requirements.

·      Manage statutory health and hygiene standards are maintained in all areas.

·      Control safe work practise.

·      Develop and manage an estate environmental management plan.

·      Provide leadership and motivation to Personnel, hold regularly team meetings.

·      Ensure that reports and administration requirements are submitted on time and in good order.

·      Ensure security procedures and confidential agreements are followed and staff and ‘temps’ are fully aware of the importance.

·      Ensure that the causes of staff grievance are investigated in cooperation with the Head of Security and the appropriate action is taken.

 

 Job Requirements/ Qualifications:

 

·      Experience as Hotel Manager, Supervisor in a similar role.

·      Education in Hotel Management, F&B - Hospitality Service.

·      Highest level of personal service experience with private families and/or individuals.

·      Well educated or good knowledge in luxury items such as fine art and antiques are preferred.

·      Proper social etiquette and cultural knowledge.

·      Acute business skills in areas of finance, computers, planning, and organisation.

·      Human resources management.

·      Leadership and motivation skills.

·      Independent and team project management.

·      Creative and intuitive thinking and problem solving.

·      Very resourceful.

·      Negotiating skills.

·      The ability to communicate effectively in English.

·      Vast knowledge of wine, spirits, service techniques and event organisation.

·      Good Housekeeping knowledge: laundry, stain removal, delicate surface care, flowers.

·      New build / pre-opening / start-up experience preferred.

·      Multi-lingual preferred.

·      Discretion and Confidentiality.

·      Pleasant personality combined with positive attitude and the ability to be flexible and adjust quickly to different situations with an eye for details.

 

Start date July / August (or as agreed). Salary range £75,000 - £95,000 DOE. Additional benefits to be discussed. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

 

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BUTLER / HOUSE & ESTATE MANAGER / CHAUFFEUR VACANCIES

 

Flight Attendant / Private Valet - Toronto, Canada

Role Profile – Personal Valet:

The Personal Valet Assistant will work closely with a team of three housekeepers, and report to the Operations Manager. The team will look after the daily upkeep of the principals’ property, which is always kept to the highest standard.  Confidentiality is to be observed entirely.

The housekeepers will comply with all directions and instructions given by the principals and operations manager and work closely with other members of household and Private Office staff.  Regular contact will be made with the Operations Manager, who will give direction and advice on tasks and priorities.  The team will work flexibility and often work long shifts (early starts and late finishes) during busy periods. This will include liaising with suppliers for new seasonal garments, alterations and adjustments, and all electronic inventories. 

When the owners are in residence, you will be required to set the table for breakfast, lunch & dinner. You will be required to serve at each meal and assist the chef in the kitchen. On the chef’s days off you may be asked to make breakfast and on occasion a light lunch.

The Personal Valet must maintain a subtle demeanor in keeping with the environment and an acute sensitivity to the principals’ privacy.

As the owners of the property move from country to country on a regular basis there is a lot of packing and unpacking involved. Attention to detail is a requirement as contents lists and photographic records need to be maintained. 

The role incorporates a whole range of duties from providing personal service to assisting with hands on household administration duties.  The main requirements of the candidate would be:

·         A confident manner and the capacity to lead and provide structure.

·         Front of house skills with the ability to use initiative and be extremely well organized.

·         Computer /technical literacy – Intermediate: Email, Word. Comfortable working with high tech Hi Fi/ TV systems

·         Willing and available to travel at short notice

·         Essential Valeting skills

·         Energetic, but know when to be discreet

·         Loyal, patient, and prepared to juggle different itineraries

·         Be able to think ahead at all times and see to the ladies every needs (anticipation of requirements)

·         Be happy to communicate with international hotels/ concierge / drivers / pilots

·         Make things happen with at times limited, or rushed information

 

When traveling:

·         Care of clothes, ironing and folding of clothing, wardrobe organization

·         Packing and unpacking, preparing clothes for travel

·         Clothing, Accessory and Jewelry inventories

·         Shoe/Boot cleaning

·         Minor housekeeping and supervising of hotel housekeeping staff

·         Ad-hoc necessities (as per the principal’s requirements)

 

When Based at the Residence (Toronto) 

·         Care of clothes and linens

·         Garment alterations

·         Hospitality services, table service

·         Inventory management

·         Household purchasing (supplies, candles)

·         Flower arranging (full training provided)

·         Household administration (clothing expenses / refunds / receipts)

·         Packing and preparing for travel (typically every 2-weeks)

 

Role Profile – Flight Attendant:

Safety  - Tasks assigned to the corporate flight attendant to ensure safe operation are:

·         Preparing aircraft and cabin including contents and safety equipment checks

·         Monitoring apron and cabin safety and security in accordance with the Company’s Operations Manual

·         Conducting passenger safety briefings

·         Maintaining approved standards of safety in the cabin during flight and informing the PIC of any problems in this regard

·         Reporting any unserviceable equipment, cabin repair items and aircraft grooming requirements to the PIC 

Service - The corporate flight attendant will ensure enjoyable and exceptional service by:

·         Providing for all commissary and catering requirements on a flight or set of flights and determining service plan on each flight

·         Preparing In-flight meals and offering five star service

·         Ensuring the interior of aircraft is kept clean at all times and presentation standards are met (flowers, newspapers/magazines, linens, china, crystal, etc)

·         Provisioning the cabin and setting it up before each flight

·         Assisting guests with carry-on items

·         Managing on-board audio-visual systems

·         Providing exceptional individualized service

·         Handling special requests and related duties as needed

Job Requirements - The ideal candidate will have US / Canadian Citizenship, has completed extensive training specific to the diverse array of responsibilities covered by corporate flight attendants, including but not limited to proper business etiquette, on board fire suppression, recognizing and handling emergency procedures, and the operation of the latest cabin communication, environmental and entertainment systems.  

·         Experience working as a corporate flight attendant is an asset

·         Knowledge of the operation of IFE and cabin systems

·         Flexibility to work outside of strict job description parameters

·         Exceptional organizational skills

·         An ability to thrive both independently and as a member of a team

·         Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

·         Knowledge of international service standards, etiquette, and protocol.

·         Sufficient travel documentation and/or passports to travel internationally

·         Enthusiastic, hospitable and service-oriented personality

·         Professional, polished, and discreet behaviour, paired with the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times

·         Energetic with a strong work ethic, stronger communication skills, and an ability to anticipate the needs of all guests on board the aircraft

 

Compensation Live-in, $50 - $80,000 pa DOE plus discretionary bonus, a car for official duties will be available, one bedroom apartment provided in Toronto.

Hours The principals are in residence six months a year, so although contracted hours are 40 per week, employee will work 60 hours per week for six months a year, and reduced hours for the remaining months, unless travelling with the principals.

Flight Operations: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Travel Pattern:  The Flight Attendant will be required to travel on all North American flights which will include trips to New York, Florida, Caribbean and any internal Canadian flights for business trips.  The attendant may be required to travel to the UK during the summer months. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Russian speaking Butler - London, UK

A full experienced and trained Butler is required (Russian speaking most desirable), for VIP family. Must be passionate and enthusiastic about their work, and exhibit a positive approach to employer, work and colleagues. Committed to delivering a constantly high level of service and always immaculately presented, with a professional attitude and flexible approach. You will provide traditional table service and look after F&B service within the home - this is a busy household and needs a Butler who can maintain a fast pace. Previous experience will be a private home or deluxe boutique hotel, with 5 years min experience working as a Butler in K or Europe. Full clean driving licence will be an advantage. Hours required to work 5 days a week and a standard 12 hour shift each day. Salary from £35 - £45,000 pa DOE. Start ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Facilities Coordinator - Belgravia & Windsor, UK

The facilities coordinator will be responsible for the overall maintenance of two residences plus a Mayfair office and their contents located in Belgravia, to the highest possible standard. The facilities coordinator will maintain a running list of snagging and repairs to both of the principles residences in London. These tasks should be prioritised, managed and completed by the facilities coordinator unless beyond their capability, in which case the work should be put out to contract after consultation with the Operations Manager.

As the role will involve travelling between the various properties there will be a requirement to keep a regularly updated schedule of works for each residence which will include a time line for all proposed project and in-house tasks. The facilities coordinator will be responsible for the repair/maintenance work in each residence as and when required. The facilities coordinator will work alongside the in-house Housekeeping & Administration teams providing support and assistance as and when required.

The facilities coordinator will be working on and managing a wide variety of maintenance projects at various locations within the residences, and will be the first point of contact for members of the Facilities team, Housekeeping team, suppliers, contractors and sub-contractors.

The facilities coordinator will be a principal key holder for all of the residences and will be responsible for the efficient and effective management of all aspects of physical security of the residences on a 24 hours x 7 days basis, this will include overall responsibility for all in-house security, the alarm systems, CCTV and door entry system.  The facilities coordinator is required to ensure that they are on call to manage any security issues.

The facilities coordinator will be required to provide backup driving services for the UK team whilst the principles are in the UK during the high season.

 Skills 

·         Computer skills: Email, Word, Excel & PowerPoint.

·         Technical literacy - Proficient working with high tech AV systems and IT hardware and software.

·         Capable to prioritise and make practical decisions in a fast paced environment.

·         Incredibly organised, focused and with outstanding attention to detail.

·         Calm, flexible and approachable with a team focused attitude.

·         Strong communication skills (written and verbal).

·         Strong English both written and verbal.

·         Conducting organisational and administrative duties, to include: preparing rolling schedules of work, departmental reports, weekly task lists, scheduling & assigning of tasks.

·         Hands on - active participation in painting, basic carpentry, cleaning, electrical checks to include changing light bulbs, moving furniture, transporting items, meeting and overseeing contractors, obtaining contractor quotes.

·         Complete weekly and monthly maintenance checks.

·         Submit monthly report (written & photos).

·         Assist with the maintenance of the properties in the portfolio as directed.

·         Work with security contractors to ensure the highest levels of security.

·         Respond to alarm call outs in and out of hours.

·         Keep a record of all security-related incidents and emergencies

·         To be on standby when Family members are in residence.

·         Carry out errands and deliveries as directed.

·         Transport company property between residences.

·         Transport luggage from the residences to the aircraft.

·         Complete transport runs and property transfer for staff (admin staff)

Knowledge - A skilled trade (plumbing, carpentry etc) through either studying at college or work experience, to a minimum level of HNC/HND. A broad and wide-ranging knowledge and experience in trade areas to include: construction, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, masonry and decorating.

Experience - Experience in a similar position, to include: managing the maintenance of building services, oversight of large facilities and associated staff. A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar field.

Location & Particulars - Based in Central London, UK (with occasional visits to Windsor, Berkshire)

Hours - You will be required to work for 45 hours per week, between 7:30am and 6:00pm Monday to Friday. You may also be required to work such additional hours as necessary (with additional hours at weekends in high season when required). Out of hours: On call in case of emergency.

Compensation - £30 - £35,000 pa neg DOE, plus overtime

Transport/Accommodation - Pool car/van will be provided for work related travel. On occasion there may be a requirement to stay overnight in the Belgravia property when it is occupied by the principles – 2 nights per week. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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General Manager – Arabic Speaker – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Our client is seeking a superb GM reporting to the MD, fluent in Arabic written and oral (in addition, French useful), with a proven track record in Hospitality, Event & F&B Management, someone who presents with a solid background in luxury hotels and/or private estate management, along with the capability to oversee the hospitality functions of this weekend residence, of a prominent KSA family. Must have a proven and clear hospitality career in establishments renowned for their exceptional levels of service.

You will manage a team of 110 perm staff that include kitchen, F&B service, housekeeping along with an overview of the family’s inner entourage, and an ability to work cooperatively as a member of a much larger team that includes other properties. Assist in the selection and recruitment of staff, comply with Health & Safety in accordance with best practices and legal requirements.

A solid knowledge of methods, best practices, equipment and supplies required for all departments, asset management etc., and provide a high level of flexibility and organisation skills to accommodate a fast past, deadline driven environment – patience will be a virtue!

Proficient in operating existing systems and protocols along with the knowledge of the most widely used IT/systems and tools, and effective at dealing with large amounts of information, any difficult situations, problems and complaints.

Experience and Qualifications:

- You will hold an internationally recognised certificate or degree in hospitality, or related subject

- 8 years experience or more, in a progressively responsible management function with emphasis on kitchen, event & banqueting management, F&B, housekeeping and health and safety (inc. hygiene)

- Specialisation in the luxury hospitality is prerequisite

Package to include Salary $6,000 - $8,000 net per month, Accommodation included for single individual only with full board and laundry, access to a driver, international health & medical insurance, 1 economy return flight home, 4 weeks annual leave, 2 year contract. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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DOMESTIC COUPLE / ESTATE MANAGEMENT VACANCIES

 

Live In Couple - Kent, Canterbury

Experienced Live–in Domestic Couple is required for a traditionally run Mansion House, situated in the heart of the Kent countryside.  The property has 28 rooms, set in beautiful gardens with a pool house.  The principles are in residence during the weekends, usually arriving on Friday and departing on Monday.  They entertain regularly and will often have guests staying with them.  The family also use the property during school term times and at Christmas, so it is essential that you are happy to work during these periods.  Your days off will generally be Tuesday and Wednesday.  There is a Housekeeper who comes in for 3 days prior, to help get house ready for each weekend. We are searching for couples who have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in running a similar size property.

Your roles will be divided into the following responsibilities, but not limited to:

Chef/Houseman/Butler

  • Meeting and greeting guests
  • Care of the Gentleman’s wardrobe, polishing shoes
  • Laying and serving at table, mixing and serving drinks
  • Care of wines, ordering of spirits and beverages
  • Preparation and service of meals when principles and guests are in residence
  • Catering for formal luncheons, dinner parties and summer BBQ’s etc
  • Provide the family with their day to day needs
  • Driving family members on an ad-hoc basis

Housekeeper

  • Cleaning and Maintenance of the first’s floor and basement areas
  • Vacuuming, polishing and dusting, polishing of silver & brass
  • Making/changing beds for the family and any guests
  • Laundry including the family’s wardrobe including minor repairs, coordinating with the dry cleaners
  • Care for and cleaning high quality furnishings, antiques, fine art and fabrics
  • Laying/cleaning of fires during winter months
  • Arranging watering flowers

Together

  • Caretaking - Security and maintenance
  • Changing of light bulbs
  • Arranging for repairs and maintenance to be done, arranging contractors
  • Security of the building ensuring the alarms are always working
  • Cleaning of the pool house and pool area
  • Food shopping – Predominately using local farm shops, organic produce and food preparation is preferred to be done from scratch
  • Accommodation is situated on the lower ground floor, with separate entrance - only suitable for a couple, no dependants or pets

To start ASAP with TOP salary paid to the right candidates. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Domestic Couple – Manhattan, New York, USA

Our client, a mature woman, requires a couple from Sunday night (10pm, to relieve the weekend butler) through to Friday at 4pm.  The days are quite long, depending on the principles calendar.  There is a staff apartment on the first floor of the principles building where you would stay Sunday-Thursday night. You can however also live in seven days if you prefer, as the weekend butler stays upstairs.  There also needs to be room for flexibility (i.e. switching to a different day off, if there is an event or going out of town).

Preferably, he would be the chauffeur and will have excellent knowledge of Manhattan streets and roads, and also liaise with outside vendors or contractors etc, and she would be the HK / Chef, this way dinner can be prepared if the principle is out for the day. Also assist with ladies maid duties, helping the principle dress, accessorize etc.  It is very important to the principle that she likes the cooking.  If they both cook, even better.  

Entertaining – a know-how with formal service if need be.   Ability to greet guests, serve dinner, and pour cocktails or wine. The principle requires that the couple have proper training and know how to execute high-class dinner service.   She may have smaller groups of friends over for lunch or dinner, if there is a big event, she will generally hire an outside caterer. There is one large dog, a standard poodle that needs to be walked and cared for throughout the day.  Some loving plant care too!

Candidates should be neat, polished and have a good knowledge of, and prior experience in NYC, and in a high-net worth household, with a willingness to go the extra mile and pitch-in if there is something extra that needs to be done. Salary $135,000 USD. Start ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

 

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Live In Management Couple - Monaco

 

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

 

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Qualified Villa staff and Management Couples

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

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PRIVATE CHEF / COOK VACANCIES

 

Private Family Chef - Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)    

Key responsibilities:

An English/American family seeks an experienced Private Chef or Coupe to prepare daily meals for the family.  The ideal candidate must be of the very highest level, will have longevity in previous positions and will be seasoned in creating a variety of cuisines from around the world. The Family live on the Palm Island in Dubai and consists of a 4 year girl old and 6 year old boy.  The Head of the Family has for a decade owned a restaurant equivalent to 2 star Michelin and seeks only the very best, freshest food, cooked in a light, interesting, textured manner.  

Main Responsibilities:

§  Create fresh, high quality, well-seasoned, textural variation, world cuisine. European, Californian, Asian, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Moroccan, etc. Low calorie and Paleo, on occasions

§  Breakfast, lunches, school lunches, canapés, dinners, snacks

§  Special events and parties as needed 2 to 4 times a month

§  Procure all kitchen supplies including groceries and any other items as needed

§  Work in conjunction with Family Private Assistant in reconciling expenses

§  Upkeep the cleanliness and organisation of the kitchen

§  Respond to special requests, errands and related duties as needed

§  Assist in hiring or training a Server/Kitchen assistant if required

§  Travel with the Family to the USA for July-August and Christmas

 

Desirable Attributes:

 

§  A superb command of the English language, both written and oral

§  Must be qualified in hygiene and food safety

§  Must be meticulous and highly organised

§  Candidate must have pleasant personality and enjoy working around children

§  Utmost discretion and confidentiality is necessary

§  Must possess valid passport and clean driver's license

§  Able to work legally in the United States (negotiable)

 

Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Experienced Motor Yacht Chef - Based in Italy and Mediterranean

Our client is seeking a trained and experienced Motor Yacht Chef, for a 70 metre yacht, currently based in SW Italy, preparing for the summer season around the Mediterranean. The family of 4 persons, will entertain off and on, guests up to 15 persons. The contract is from May - October, 7 days per week.

Cuisine: Strict vegetarians (nothing from an animal), as well as for guests with no dietary requirements. No budget (price & quality). Testing & Trial offered over any weekend asap, to be held in Switzerland (any Fri-Sun), with flight and accommodation paid by the client.

Should you be interested, please email your current CV with Reason for Leaving you previous positions, along with references, certificates, food pics, and suggested menus along with your availability to trial and required salary per month in Euros. You must already have experienced working on a yacht of this size. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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HOUSEKEEPER / LADY'S MAID VACANCIES

 

Live In Housekeeper / Cook - Belgravia, London

This busy household with 2 children, 4 yo and 1 yo, requires a professional and energetic Housekeeper with excellent cooking skills, to join a small household team of staff. You will be preparing meals for the family on a daily basis, following complex recipes, hence confidence in the kitchen a must. You will also understand and be competent in basic etiquette skills, such as preparing the table and serving the family at meal times, and be responsible for keeping the kitchen clean at all times. You will also do grocery shopping, be health and nutrition aware, and willing to go the extra mile and be a team player. Household duties include some cleaning, caring for wardrobe and clothes, and general hands on. Hours M-F 8am - 7pm, and the occasional weekend organised in advance. Separate staff accommodation available in Victoria. Salary £500 npwk. Start asap. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Housekeeper / Manager – Nottinghill, London - UK

An American family with 4 children under 8, are looking for a Full-time housekeeper/manager, to work approx. 40-50 hours per week. The top notch candidate must be able to ‘run’ the house, while taking care of all the cleaning, family dinners, overseeing contractors. This is a hands-on role where the employee will be able and happy to jump in and change a light bulb, organise a closet or sweep away a pile of leaves if needed.

Primary responsibility is to clean, do laundry, iron, polish silver, keep cupboards tidy, organise, with some basic cooking in the early evening, and manage a daily cleaner. Most importantly, we need the person to be proactive, personable, professional, hardworking and able to create and keep to a house cleaning calendar for: cleaning drains, air vents, changing bulbs, changing sheets and towels etc (of course they are happy to bring in additional heavy duty cleaning services if and when required). They currently employ a full time Nanny, full time cleaner, and a weekend nanny/cleaner. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Housekeeper/Cook – Maida Vale - London, UK

Young couple seeking an experienced, professional HK/Cook for newly refurbished large house, renovated to a very high standard. You will have a flexible can-do attitude, be experienced in house management duties and organise contractors etc, fine furnishings, be of smart appearance and be happy to shop for the house, flower arrange etc. This is not the client’s main residence so when in residence, you would be expected to work additional days, then revert back to normal hours, Monday to Friday. Some cooking required, healthy, simple, fresh food preferred. Salary £30k - £35k. NB: the candidate would not be allowed to have any friend or family member in the home, purely a work orientated base only. Lovely room,  ensuite bathroom. Start ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Housekeeper / Cook - Kensington, London, UK

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

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Live In Nanny – Colchester (UK), Cape Town (SA) and Tuscany (Italy)

This lovely family are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and experienced Nanny to care for their 3 month old baby, and all nursery duties. The baby is very well behaved and developing well, but may have some issues with his hearing therefore English as first language a must, in order to assist with his learning. The family are based in beautiful and historic Colchester (Essex) when in the UK, and spend Nov – April in Cape Town, and July – Sept in Tuscany. The ideal candidate will be experienced with this age group, and also be flexible and happy to travel. Languages would be an advantage. Sole and Share Charge. Hours: Monday to Friday (occasional weekend). In the UK a flat will be provided and when abroad, a private room in other locations. Car also provided. Clean DHS & First Aid required and excellent checkable references. Open to all age groups, however with no dependants and free to travel. An excellent role for the right person. Salary Neg DOE. 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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TUTOR / GOVERNESS / NANNY / MATERNITY NURSE VACANCIES

 

Daily / Travelling Newborn Nanny - Central London, UK 

A modern Dutch/South African young couple in their 20’s, living in the City of London, is looking for a native English speaking travelling nanny to take care of their first baby due in August. The birth will take place in Monaco, so the nanny will have to be available and willing to travel, occasionally for few weeks in a row, and therefore must have no real commitments and be flexible, as sometimes it is at a moment’s notice.

A practical, flexible, hands on nanny to take care of the baby in a no-nonsense fashion who is willing and able to educate the baby through play, challenge him/her by undertaking activities when he/she is awake, therefore an interest in child development necessary, as well as taking care of his physical needs. Help in general is also important to fit in with the general philosophy of the household, so must be a team player.

They would like the nanny to get acquainted before the baby’s arrival to have all well in place, and therefore a mid July start required, with baby due in August and thereafter next 3 months spent in Monaco, return to London and in November, spend the next 3 months thereafter in Holland. Whilst in London, you will have your own accommodation and the role is Live Out  - this is not provided by the client.

This position will be mostly individual and partly shared care as the parents are mostly around. Daily duties will include all nursery and baby duties. They are looking for a person fully committed to their nanny career with a professional nursery background, and excellent presentation. Would suit a caring, loving and kind nanny who is confident and responsible with a lively, well organised and positive approach, and also safety conscious. A high level of English and well spoken, is utmost.

You will have a minimum 3 to 5 years experience in a private HNWI household, working experience with new born obligatory and present with a Pediatric First Aid award, England recognized qualifications (N.N.E.B or NVQ Level 3 in childcare, learning & development, education) and/or Professional nanny school diploma as Norland / the Chiltern College. Clean driving licence (optional) and clean DHS.

Accommodation will be provided in house whilst travelling to various properties overseas, and while travelling all expenses will be taken care of by client. Working Hours 10 to12 hours a day / 5/6 days a week + occasionally night baby sittings (neg). Salary £700 - £800 npwk DOE, International insurance and statutory holiday entitlements. Interview process - initially with family office in Monaco, 2nd face to face with family office in London, and 3rd with Principles in London. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

 

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Weekend 'French' speaking Nanny - Nottinghill, London, UK

Our American client is looking for a professional, caring, calm, responsible French native speaking Nanny to help look after 4 children – under the ages of 10, and help develop their language skills.

The position could be live-in i.e. Friday evening to Sunday evening (or Saturday morning to Monday Morning) - to be arranged mutually. Or, live-out, say 7am-7pm Sat and Sun. 

Mum and Dad are very hands-on on, especially at weekends, so it's not such a big task. 2 housekeepers are already employed, but candidates need to be prepared to jump in and help wherever possible, so light cooking and tidying are a must.

Candidates need to know their way around London via Uber, taxi, bus or driving the family’s car. Some weekends require shuttling kids around to activities or parties, while some weekends can be spent at home and just relaxing – a typical family really!

A thoughtful person who takes initiative when needed, but who can also come up with educational games and conversation at home, and make things fun for the children. A clean driving licence a must, along with ideally DBS, First Aid and some childcare qualifications desirable. Salary neg. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

 

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Travelling 'French speaking' Nanny - Global travel

Our client, a full time working mum with 18 month old daughter, travels extensively and therefore we are seeking an experienced and responsible TOP nanny, with a flexible disposition, who can also adapt to last minute changes and a hectic schedule. You will work 2 weeks on 24/7, and have 2 weeks off, and continue with this rotating 2 week schedule, alongside another Nanny already in situ.

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

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

 

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Live In Nanny - Holland Park, London, UK

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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PA / Executive Assistant - EC2 City, London

Our VIP client is seeking a professional, mature and fast thinking individual for this successful and large hedge fund company. You will be presentable, unflappable, focused and have a knowledge of Financial Services, working as a right hand in a similar senior posting. Miscellaneous private duties along with Charitable and Conservative Party involvement. Salary extremely good and negotiable DOE. Hours M - Fri 7 am to 5pm (usual financial hours). 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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