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

 

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

 

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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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!!  JOBS OF THE WEEK  !!

 

Chief Engineer / Facilities Manager - North London, UK

Chief Engineer will be a member of the senior management team reporting directly to the Head of Estates, and as such discretion coupled with excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.  This 7* estate is large with relatively complex services installations, including items such as a full BMS, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a geothermal heating and cooling installation, a spa complex, large water features within extensive grounds, a subterranean car showroom facility and a cinema complex.    

The e primary role of the Chief Engineer will be to manage the technical maintenance staff to ensure the flawless day to day running of this premier private estate. The Chief Engineer is expected to work with the IT/AV Manager and other members of the management team to deliver the highest level of service to the principles. You will be expected to be hands on and lead by example as appropriate to the situation. Your previous extensive experience will be such that you can:-  

·         Work with the complex M&E installations within the estate,

·         Prepare and implement a planned preventive maintenance schedule for the estate,

·         Lead the process of setting SLA and appointments of the maintenance contractors,

·         Manage the external bodies who will be contacted to maintain all aspects of the services installations,

·         Set processes and documentation to deal with, and participate in an out of hours call out system,

·         Maintain maintenance records and as built drawings and O&M documentation,

·         Deliver solutions to ensure faultless service across the estate,

.         Be flexible and responsive to deliver systems to end user requirements,

       Prepare and maintain documents for End user, family and Trustees documents,

·         Ensure all systems are tested and updated as appropriate,

·         Develop and maintain a budget control system

·         Manage stock, spares and asset management.

·         Ensure regulatory compliance for all systems used on the estate,

·         Operate, interrogate and understand the BMS installation,

·         Work with the Head Gardener to ensure all water features and irrigations systems are fully operational at all times.

·         Working with the SPA Operator to ensure all SPA facilities are fully operational at all times.

·         Be ultimately responsible to the Head of Estates for the correct operation and maintenance of the installations and the management of the maintenance

          contactors.

 QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The Chief Engineer is expected to have worked at the highest level of service within their own industry and had experience of working within a private house for UHNWI. The Chief Engineer is expected to work in partnership with the other members of the management team to deliver the highest level of operational performance. It is expected that Chief Engineer will manage service level agreements, deal with call outs on a 24hr basis. You should be educated to degree level and be able to demonstrate a wide range of skills and knowledge within your discipline. Experience of M & E management on a major site a must. Salary £80 - £100k pa DOE. Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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IT/AV Manager - North London, UK

The IT/AV Manager is expected to be a member of the management team on this 7* estate reporting directly to the Head of Estates, and manage contract staff to ensure the day to day running of this premier private estate. The IT/AV Manager is expected to work with the Chief Engineer / Facilities Manager (E&M) and other members of the management team to deliver the highest level of service to the principles. You will be expected to be hands on and lead by example if appropriate to the situation. You will be expected to have extensive experience in the following areas:

 

·         Work with the latest IT and AV systems which are fitted within the estate.

.         Maintenance as built / O&M

.         Review leased hire agreements / contracts

·         Deliver solutions to ensure faultless communication across the estate.

.         Tailor systems to end user requirements

.         Prepare and maintain end user documents

·         Ensure all systems are tested and updated as appropriate to include maintenance regimes / warranties

·         Budget control

·         Stock, spares and asset management.

·         Contractor management.

·         Service Level Agreements and staff training.

·         Ensure compliance for all systems used on the estate

·         Private cinema delivery and external AV events.

·         Work with Head of Security regarding cameras and associated security equipment.

 QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The IT/AV Manager is expected to have worked at the highest level of service either within their industry and had experience of working within a private house for UHNWI. The IT/AV Manager is expected to work in partnership with the other members of the management team to deliver the highest level of IT/AV performance. It is expected that the IT/AV Manager will manage service level agreements, deal with call outs on a 24hr basis. You should be educated to degree level and be able to demonstrate a wide range of skills and knowledge within your respective discipline. You should have worked within the private house / super yacht industry and have a good working knowledge of current high end systems. Salary £50-70K DOE. Start Sept. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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HOUSE MANAGER / ESTATE MANAGER / BUTLER / CHAUFFEUR VACANCIES

 

House Manager - North London, UK

The House Manager is expected to be a member of the management team on this very large 7* premier estate, reporting directly to the Head of Estates, and manage a large number of staff to ensure the day to day running of this property.

The House Manager is expected to have worked at the highest level of service either within the hotel industry or private house for UHNWI. The House Manager is expected to work in partnership with the other members of the management team to deliver the highest level of service, cleanliness and house performance. It is expected that the House Manager will train, support and enhance the knowledge and skills of their team, to help develop the staff and encourage them to deliver even higher standards. Qualifications such as diplomas, NVQ’s , SVQ’s or hospitality management qualifications are preferable. You should be educated to degree level or equivalent, but experience can count for as much as qualifications.

This is a demanding and high pressure role running a private estate at 7* level. This role 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. The investment in this person and their team is a reflection of the value placed on the staff by the principles, and this level of ownership comes with the salary range and benefits you would expect for such a prestigious post. Salary DOE. Start date 1st October, taking applications now.

For further details and complete job description, email cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily House Manager – Chelsea, London

Seeking an experienced House Manager with cooking and driving skills, and a minimum 5 - 10 years previous experience in semi-formal residence is a must. The position is responsible for managing the service and day to day affairs of the residence, to maintain high standards and overall efficiency. Schedule is primarily weekdays although applicants should be flexible with schedules for evenings and weekends if necessary. This Principal is not in full time residency (approx 6 mths of year), so some slow periods will be available for projects etc. A team player who is willing to be hands on and resourceful, a spontaneous problem solver with a positive attitude.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Greeting of guests and visitors.
  • Day to day running of the residence to maintain standards and efficiency.
  • Staff management for schedules and light participation with housekeeping.
  • Strong cooking skills with emphasis on healthy meals and to prepare food for cocktail + dinner parties
  • Scheduling and supervision of trades and vendors.
  • Calendar management for social, family and travel itineraries.
  • Coordinate and assisting with event planning.
  • Manage and monitor household inventory, budgets and monthly bills.
  • Regular errands, receiving and sending of packages, general mail and correspondence.
  • Responsible for household manuals and systems.
  • Chauffeur duties for principal. Good knowledge of London streets required.
  • Care and cleaning etc of Antiques – mostly Porcelain – very important to Principal.

 Applicant Qualities:

  • Must be flexible with work schedules and accommodating to being available, as required, by principal’s local and travel itinerary. Principal is not in Full time residence so able to work on own initiative.
  • Applicants must have strong culinary skills for occasional meal prep, menu plans and food & beverage service.
  • Excellent time management, punctuality, multi-tasking and attention to detail with follow through from start to finish along with strong organizational skills are required.
  • Excellent computer literacy, ability to multi-task with efficient time management and communication skills is a must. 
  • A polished professional who is flexible, self-motivated and energetic, who can work as a team player with existing staff in other residences and family offices.
  • Must have a sense and respect of boundaries, exercise diplomacy and discretion.
  • Must maintain privacy and confidentiality at all times. 
  • Must have a valid UK driver’s license with clean driving record.
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.K.
  • Able to travel overseas if required
  • Checkable references

 Salary & benefits will be dependent on previous experience and employment. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Hall Manager – North East England

This important and very large estate is seeking a Hall Manager, to be responsible for leading and managing the hall team whose purpose is to provide household support to the Principles, and his family and to look after their grade 1 listed home.  You will lead the house and collection teams who are responsible for looking after the family, visitor welcome and engagement, collections care, presentation and interpretation, housekeeping and maintenance.  You will demonstrate leadership with your efficient use of resources and excellent people management skills, focusing on the motivation and development of staff. 

Must have a full UK driving licence and be physically apt, as there will be an amount of manual handling and lifting required and a good head for heights is also necessary.  In addition a DBS check will be undertaken before an appointment is confirmed. Accommodation provided, and salary neg. Start ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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GARDENER / CHAUFFEUR / DRIVER VACANCIES

 

Head Gardener - North London, UK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

·         Manage a gardens team and contractors as required.

·         Budget Control / Stock management

·         Be able to use Word & Excel

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

·         Any other tasks required to support the estate

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

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

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Family Chauffeur / Driver – Virginia Water, UK

Our client is seeking a young and experienced driver for this private household, 3 adults, 2 children, no pets. Main duties: Driving, taking care of the cars, small household errands. Essential childcare (2 boys of 9 and 10 years old) might be involved, e.g. bringing children to school from time to time.

Client will only consider a driver living within approx 30 minutes of the property, as the start time of 7.30am is crucial, and no delays can be accommodated. Car cannot be taken home in the evenings.

Hours of work: Monday to Friday, 7.30am - 18.00pm. There is however a lot of overtime and waiting around, when the family is invited out or e.g. in London for dinner. In lieu, generous amounts of time off is given when Principles are on holidays, or travelling. Salary: GBP 40K p.a. plus fixed loyalty bonus up to a month's salary.  Must have checkable references, and previous experience in working in private service. Must have clean driving licence and be DBS cleared. Start end August. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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MANAGEMENT COUPLE / ESTATE MANAGEMENT VACANCIES

 

 

Management Couple - Ibiza, Spain

Our client is seeking a Live In or Daily Couple, to manage a property approx. 300 sq meters, with grounds scaling 1,500 sq meters. They are a professional couple with various business interests. They are based in the UK with English / Italian / Australian / Spanish background, and have an 11 year old daughter.

The house is used approximately 1 long weekend a month through the winter, and 15 days per month in the summer. In the summer the employers often have guests. The house is 4-6 bedroom/bathroom depending on the configuration. It has small grounds and a pool. No pets at present

The Couple will be responsible for overall smooth operation of the residence as the owner’s direct. The owner’s personal style is that they expect things to be well run and professionally. You will manage all housekeeping functions in the residence including, cleaning, laundry. Grounds keeping and routine and preventative maintenance of the residence, assistance with meal preparation including shopping, vehicle care, driving duties, and general errands.

The Couple should have related experience in a similar position, specifically knowledge of property management, culinary skills, serving skills, strong housekeeping skills along with the ability to prioritize and adjust to fit the variable needs of the family.

You will have Spanish language skills to a conversation level, be non smoking, clean driving licence/s and clean DBS or police checks. Salary DOE. Accommodation, a separate one bedroom apartment is available. Start September. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Couple / Cook / Handyman / Maintenance - South West England

A stunning property in an idyllic location, equires a live-in domestic Couple. This is a large 10 bedroom property on vast acres of land.  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. 

This is used as a weekend and holiday residence, therefore ou 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.  £50,000 p.a. neg DOE. Start ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In French or Italian Management Couple - Monaco

 

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

 

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Live In 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 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. Must have US Passports, or Green Card. 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

 

Head Chef - North London, UK

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

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

Qualifications such as diplomas, NVQ’s, SVQ’s or catering qualifications are preferable. You should be educated to degree level or equivalent, and experience and vision are essential. Start 1st September. For more details and job description, email 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 asap - 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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Daily Chef – Mayfair, London

Working in a team of 3-4 chefs on rotation. Required to work in the country house on weekends (in rotation with other chefs), travel paid and accommodation provided if needed when in country – not in London. Occasional requirement to travel abroad.

Providing a varied selection of meals and snacks to the family members and their guests as and when required. Meals could include: Business breakfasts, Lunch, Snacks, Afternoon Tea, Dinner and Canapés. Cooking daily menus and also al la carte items, sometimes cooked to order. Each family member with their own requirements, but each requiring equal attention.

Sometimes quiet, sometimes fast and furious paced – chefs needs to always remain calm and collected, working methodically and carefully, providing well-balanced, well-cooked and beautifully presented dishes.

Candidates must be able to improvise, think on their feet, and show a positive attitude to their work. It is also important that candidates can show longevity in some of their roles, present with excellent checkable references, be happy to undertake a DBS and medical examination. Must also be happy to work in a formal structured team, must understand that there is no room for ego’s in this kitchen, and that The Principal’s goal is to have a happy and positive workforce in his home. Salary: £40-£45K. Start ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily or Live In Cook - Belgravia, London

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

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

When the family are away, you will assist the Housekeepers in cleaning duties and laundry, and be a team player with a 'sleeves up attitude' . Hours M-F 7.30am - 7.30pm. Separate staff accommodation is available nearby, should you require. Closest tube Victoria Station. Salary £400 - £550 npwk depending on accommodation requirements and experience. Start ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Private Cook / Housekeeper – Geneva, Switzerland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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HOUSEKEEPER / LADY'S MAID / WARDROBE VACANCIES

 

Deputy Head Housekeeper / Wardrobe Mistress - North London, UK

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

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

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

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

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

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

·         Spa working relationship with the Spa Manager and their team

·         Purchase personal items occasionally for principles

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

·         Laundry management and linen inventory

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

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

·         Staff continuation training and personal development.

·         Excellent team building skills.

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

·         Exceptional attention to detail.

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

·         Stock control and financial management

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

·         Event Management experience

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

           of the Principals, their Family and Guests.   

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

Start date 1st October, taking applications now. Salary DOE, plus benefits.  Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Housekeeper - Virginia Water, Surrey, UK

This busy and beautifully maintained property with 3 adults and 2 children, are seeking a Daily Housekeeper to work a rotating shift, to relieve other Housekeeper. You will work 4 days on – 4 days off – and back to same again ie 4 days on - 4 days off  etc. Reporting to a House Manager, you will start at 7am to 7pm with some flexibility if entertaining. £33,900 gross pa. Start end August.

NB: You will need a car as the property is not near a station, or have someone drop you off and pick you up daily. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Housekeeper / Cook / Nanny - Chelsea

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

Duties:

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 September. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In or Daily Cook / HK - South Kensington, London

Our client is seeking an experienced Cook to prepare for a family of 4 (2 children aged 11 & 13 yrs old), healthy wholeseome breakfast, lunch boxes for the children, light lunch for parents who work from home, and family dinner (meat and vegetarian). Must be dog and cat friendly too, 5 in total, and some food should be prepared for the animals too. There is a cleaner in place, but would like someone when there is downtime in the kitchen, to have a sleeves up attitude and if see something that needs cleaning, get on and go. The family travel regularly and you may travel too, or remain in the house and 'spring clean'. Must have EU passport. Tues - Sat 7.30am - 9.30pm with couple of hours off during the day, Sun & Mon off, or if possible 5.5. day per week neg. Room available in Live in. Must have checkable references. Start ASAP. £450 - £500 npwk. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Executive Head Housekeeper - United Arab Emirates

Our client is seeking an experienced Head HK to join a large team, managing multiple properties and working alongside their respective housekeeping teams. You will have strong staff management and training experience, deal with inventories, maintenance and household manuals, and expert knowledge in caring for fine arts and antiques, fabrics etc Previous 5* hotel experience is essential. An excellent tax free salary offered, an apartment, use of a car, medical insurance, return flight home and other benefits. DBS will be requested (can be organised by agency), along with checkable references. Start asap. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Housekeeper- Warsaw, Poland

An experienced and professional housekeeper is required to care for a 400m2 luxury apartment, located in the centre of Warsaw. This position requires the Housekeeper to take responsibility for the upkeep and maintenance of the property, in the absence of the employer who travels extensively. Some breakfast preparation and table service required, excellent housekeeping and laundry skills, and a good level of English is essential. A knowledge of Polish would be an advantage however Polish fluency is not required. The client would require a national from Eastern Europe outside of Poland, however all application will be given consideration. A very nicely situated and independent apartment in the city centre, is offered as accommodation, along with a good salary EU2,000 per month + apartment. 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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TUTOR / GOVERNESS / NANNY / MATERNITY NURSE VACANCIES

 

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

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

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

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

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

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Daily Nanny - Earls Court, London, UK

This lovely family with  3 children - (G8) (B7) (B2), are seeking a Nanny to replace their current Nanny, who is returning to her home country. The older two are at school (in Gloucester Road and Notting Hill) and the toddler at full-time nursery (West Brompton) i.e. he can be picked up any time before 6.30pm.

The parents drop offs in the morning and need a nanny to do all the pick-ups from school and nursery, and supervise homework and music practice for the older 2 and feed and bathe the children and put them to bed.

Also to do children’s laundry and pack their bags for school and other children’s admin, and to keep the children’s bedroom and nursery tidy. (there is a housekeeper who comes twice a week).

You would be required to work about 40 hours a week during term-time, and 45 during holiday time, with fixed hours of about: Term time Mon-Thursday : 1pm to 8pm and Fri 1pm to 5pm with floating hours around that up to 40 hours a week during term time, and  Holiday time about 9am to 6pm. Overtime is paid above 40 hours during term time, and above 45 hours during holiday time and of course for babysitting.

The family are particularly keen on candidates who have any experience of/interest in teaching since our their 7 year old son, has his 8+ exams coming up in January and so he needs particular help with working towards that. Any musical experience is a bonus ie piano, violin.

Both parents work in very important roles and need a super, reliable and honest nanny to start asap. Must have checkable references and the mother would also wish to talk to previous employers, along with a current CRB / DBS. Salary: £450 to £500 nett per week DOE. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live in Nanny/PA- Chobham, Surrey

We are seeking a Nanny for this fun loving, caring and respectful family.  They live in a beautiful, fully modernised house in a leafy part of Surrey, which is yet only a short car ride from major roads, towns and transport links - beautiful surroundings with 15 acres of private grounds. They have two lovely daughters aged 17 & 14.  There current Nanny is leaving after 4 years to relocate South, and study a Masters. The role is now a tricky role to define as clearly with the girls being teenagers, this is not a true nanny role.  It is more along the lines of nanny/pa with a touch of governess!  There are lots of opportunities to make this a very fulfilling role.  The girls enjoy music, theatre, dance etc and are very active and social. Mum works from home and is around the house,  but never undermines the Nanny and holds a mutually respectful relationship.  A full and informative Job Description is available, email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Nanny / Housekeeper / Cook - Chelsea

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

Duties:

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

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

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

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

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Live In French speaking Nanny - Oxted Surrey

High profile family based in a beautiful part of Surrey, are seeking a full time live in nanny for their 8 year old daughter. The location is a 45 minute train ride into central London, and they live in a large country house and have 8 pet dogs so you must be a dog lover.

You must be a confident driver, as the main part of your duties will be to assist with school runs, and various after school activities in this rural area of the country. There is a nanny car for your use. This is a sole and shared care role, and you must be comfortable in this – sometimes Mum will do the school runs so you will stay at home and get on with other things.

You will be working Monday – Friday, with quite an early start of 6.30am to get the little girl up, and assist her in the morning routine, making sure all uniform and equipment is sorted the night before, preparing breakfast and making sure you are out the door on time to drop her at school.

Then once back at home you will have some time to yourself, in between making sure nursery duties and other errands are complete. Then leaving the house again around 2.30pm (unless Mum does the pickup) to collect her from school. There is then another busy period between about 4-7.30pm with homework, dinner etc.

The ideal candidate will be a real self-motivator, confident and able to set rules but be fun too You will influence and instill good manners and confidence in the little girl along with being a good role model. An educational background is an advantage, and the ability to speak fluent French is a required element for this family. The accommodation provided is own bedroom and bathroom within the family home. Salary DOE. Start ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

 

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Travelling 'French speaking' Nanny - Global travel

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

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

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

 

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EXECUTIVE SEARCH & COMMERCIAL VACANCIES

 

 

Executive Assistant - North London & Mayfair, UK

The EA/PA is expected to support the Head of Estates with a wide range of EA/PA/Accounts and administration tasks. The EA/PA is expected to work with the Head of Estates, and other members of the management team to deliver the highest level of service to the principles. You will be working between 2 locations: a busy private estate and also a family office. You should be educated to degree level and be able to demonstrate a wide range of skills and knowledge within your respective discipline. It is expected that you will have at least five years’ experience and the large proportion of that at a senior level within your discipline. Start 1st September. For details and a Job Description, email 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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