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


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

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

A high-profile family are looking for an exceptional and immaculately presented House Manager/Butler to oversee their new London home, which is presently undergoing an extensive refurbishment program. The role requires someone able to effectively and professionally manage the daily running of what will be a busy household. Anticipating the needs of the family and acting accordingly to provide a well maintained and stress free home environment for The Principals, their family and their guests. Role & Responsibilities : 

  • Ability to manage and oversee contractors and suppliers, combined with a good working knowledge of the-state-of-the-art audio and visual, plant (including heating and cooling), electrical, electronic and technical systems;
  • Managing staff members working at the London property;
  • Reporting of staff schedules to the family office for payroll and managing collation of information for payroll start up.
  • Recruitment of household staff as and when required
  • Setting up, managing and coordinating external contractors – Window Cleaners, Car valet, Gardner, Electrician, and Plumber etc.
  • Overseeing family Car Fleet to include occasional driving – Insurance (Family and Security), parking permits, Congestion charge, Valet, arranging servicing and repairs and external car park liaison
  • Liaison with security team to ensure that they are aware of the family’s schedule and able to keep the house safe and secure.
  • Shopping for both household items and personal goods for the family online and in store
  • Being able to undertake minor maintenance jobs around the house and cover house-keeping if necessary.
  • Booking family/personal travel (but working alongside business Pas)
  • Cooking to a homely standard if required.
  • Ability to Trouble shoot and deal with problems effectively and without fuss
  • Managing household accounts. Reporting to the family office.
  • Management of household insurance in terms of keeping the family office appraised of new acquisitions of valuable items.
  • Experience of managing household moves and unpacking, that will include art and objects d’art.
  • Super IT and technically savvy in terms of audio & visual, plant, electronic and electrical systems & equipment found in high end homes
  • Full UK driving license
  • Ability to travel (occasionally)
  • A non smoker

PLEASE NOTE: During the construction and re-decoration period the role will need to be live-out, however as the property nears completion, there will be the option for the house-manager/butler to be provided with self-contained apartment within the property. Salary £55K £65K. Start April-2015. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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

Our client is seeking a Daily House Manager to oversee and manage a team of 5 staff. You will organise the daily tasks and day to day management and maintenance of this beautiful property. You will keep inventories of household stock and consumables, manage the budget, diary management for the family eg dinner parties and occasional table service, liaise with the PA daily, two family drivers and liaise with the other house managers, at the other properties abroad. Some travel necessary and ad hoc basic cooking when the chef is not available. You will be well presented, have gravitas and strong communication skills, and be able to be forthright when needed but also calm under pressure. Spoken French is an advantage but not essential. 5.5 / 6 day week often required. Flat available should you require accommodation. Report to Family Office. Salary £45,000 - £50,000pa.  Only candidates currently in London and available to trial immediately, need apply. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Russian speaking House Manager - Knightsbridge, London, UK

Our client is seeking an experienced House Manager, to report to the Head of Family Office, for the following duties/responsibilities:

* Carry out administration and budget control of all the properties, including cash flow management, expenses reporting.

* Manage the domestic staff (25 people) and get involved in the international household recruitment.

* Preparing rota and schedules, dealing with holidays;

* Liaise with sub-contractors, service providers, manage architects.

* Delegate and co-ordinate all maintenance work in the properties when required.

* Coordinating various events;

* IT and organisational projects.

Minimum of 3 years working as a Household Manager for a HNW family (at least two properties management experience) in the UK or in Europe. Full clean driving licence will be an advantage. Salary £50 - £70,000 pa DOE. Start ASAP.  Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Major Domo / Estate Manager - Russia

Our client seeks a Russian speaking experienced Estate Manager, with fluent English, to manage a 2500 sqm house in 8 ha. You will organise house staff, duties and rotas and manage all housekeeping / maintenance services and execution of same. You will have experience in managing engineering and communications networks, security and outside grounds services. You will have knowledge and understanding of the latest household innovations and an interest in interiors and landscape design. You will present with strong organisational skills and present with a professional disposition. You will have higher education, and preferable work experience in the West. Salary neg. Start ASAP. 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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Live In Couple - Housekeeper/Chef/Handyman - Isle of Man, Channel Islands


Experienced ‘top notch and country loving couple’ with proven experience working in high end properties, is required to work alongside existing Couple, to manage this large property. A family with 2 small children, and nanny, and staff around the world at different houses, they require a couple who is energetic and professional. Duties are to provide housekeeping and cleaning to a high standard, excellent cooking and menu planning, occasional driving and handyman duties. Must have knowledge of specialist cleaning and caring for special finishes i.e. antiques, bespoke cabinetry, fine art and silver. In addition must have experience in caring for fine silks, cashmere, and expensive clothing. Salary Neg., 1 or 2 bedroom flat on the grounds offered, along with car. Must have clean driving licence/s. Regrettably no children or pets. Start ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Management Couple - Monaco


Top Management 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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Daily or Live In Private Chef – Hampstead, London, UK

Daily Chef required to cater for private family specialising in Middle Eastern, in particular Lebanese cuisine. The family are travelling to the UK from Iran for possibly a month in March and then will be looking for a permanent Chef in the summer. The family comprises 2 adults and 3 children. Days will vary, but ideally a Chef happy to cater for breakfast, lunch and dinner (if required). There will not be any assistance in the kitchen, so the Chef is responsible for all shopping, stock control, cooking, cleaning equipment etc. There are other staff that will do most of the front of house duties, but again, if it is quiet and there is only one Principle in the house, the Chef must be happy to informally serve if required. There is one head butler/house manager and one housekeeper. Separate accommodation can be provided in the local area. Start ASAP.  Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Private Chef – Knightsbridge, London, UK

The successful candidate will have worked in respected hotels or restaurants, but must also have experience of working in a private home and must be able to present excellent written references (which can be verbally verified). Working for the principal and his family, the primary role of the chef will be to prepare and cook healthy, nutritious, beautifully presented balanced meals, working 5 days a week (flexible and able to work weekends as required), and staff meals.

The client entertains both business associates and privately, so there is a need to find a chef who provides a varied repertoire of cooking styles, and comes with a real desire to rise to every occasion (even when its short notice), along with the ability to provide sophisticated and beautifully presented dishes.

The chef will be required to present menus for approval on a weekly basis, he or she will then need to organise: menu-planning, shopping & food preparation while ensuring that: ingredients are correctly stored, stock is properly monitored, wastage is kept to an absolute minimum, the kitchen is always maintained in a tidy and spotless state and all receipts are properly audited and passed to the office in a correct and timely fashion.

While it is important that Candidates present the right credentials, the client would also like to emphasis that they wish to find a chef who has:

  • A real love and passion for cooking and their profession;
  • An understanding that work in a private home requires a proactive and forward-thinking approach;
  • A friendly and flexible nature.

The client also wishes to find a chef that shows longevity in their previous roles and a desire to seek a long-term working commitment to their new employer. Must have clean police record and be happy to undergo a DBS Check. Salary £45K - £50K pa. Start ASAP. 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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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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Executive Search & Commercial Recruitment



PA / Office Manager - Chiswick W4, London, UK

A professional is required for thriving young office in Chiswick (W4). Duties include meeting and greeting clients, arranging meetings and functions, booking travel, managing the CEO’s diary, running errands, all administration and liaising with second office on the South Coast. Word, PowerPoint and Excel essential. Must enjoy working in a large team and willing to muck in. Monday to Friday. 9 – 5.30 pm (with flexibility). Immediate start. Sal £30 - £35k DOE. 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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