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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 an Advisory Board member 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 Couple - between Bordeaux and Tolouse, France


Experienced friendly and country loving couple (or will consider an individual) required to work on a large property, for international family with with children aged 1 and 5 yo. Beautiful location surrounded by woodlands. This is a very active, easygoing environment however your experience and professionalism expected when guests stay, entertaining etc. They require a couple who is energetic and professional. Duties are to clean main and guest house, laundry, cook on occasions, drive and provide handyman and general duties, clean pool, tidy games area, outdoor dining and bbq areas etc. Note 80% of the role will be general cleaning and maintenance. In addition, must be child friendly and keep a watchful eye over the children, in conjunction with mum. A newly refurbished 2 bedroom cottage on the grounds will be offered, along with car for work purposes and good salary. Regrettably no children or pets. Start ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com


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Self Employed Chauffeurs - Knightsbridge, London

Our VIP client is seeking experienced and formal drivers to work on a long term temporary assignment, and at times, up to 7 days per week. You will know London well i.e. private and commercial airports, hospitals, shopping and restaurant districts, hotels, etc. You will have a clean UK driving licence, with proven VIP experience and checkable references and Security cleared, a non smoker / non drinker. A car will be provided and housed in Knightsbridge daily. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Travelling Butler / Valet - Taipei, Taiwan

Based in Taiwan, working for an international businessman, who travels extensively around the world to oversee his business interests, the butler / valet will be charged with looking after the every need of his employer, including: valeting, packing & unpacking, butler duties, looking after personal needs, liaising with house staff and hotels to ensure everything is set up as required, acting as a liaison between the client and his private office staff to maintain travel and accommodation schedules etc

Candidates need to be well-trained and capable, well versed in the rules of etiquette and protocol, determined and able to be proactive and forward thinking - using their initiative whenever required. This is a role that requires frequent travel, both privately and by commercial means, and so candidates will need to be free of commitments, and must really enjoy and understand the realities of international travel. You will have just worked in a similar role / environment / principle's lifestyle, and be available for immediate start. Candidates must also hold citizenship that allows relatively easy travel between countries. Self Contained City Apartment provided. Salary neg. Start ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Formal Butler - Great Neck, New York - USA

Our client is seeking a Formal Butler, who has legal working status in the US, to be responsible for the day to day organisation of a formal residence, ensuring all housekeeping is completed on a daily basis, including special projects and deep cleaning. Managing the gentleman's wardrobe and light meal preparation and table service, both formal and casual, assisting with event planning for catering, décor and floral and maintaining and managing household inventories. Occasionally travelling to vacation properties to assist with open and/or close preparation.  Minimum three years experience working in a formal residence as a Butler.  Working knowledge of all areas of property maintenance, including Valet duties, care for silver, china, fine art; Knowledge of flower arrangements; knowledge of wines. Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean record; must like children and pet friendly. Salary US$120,000 gross pa, may vary according to experience. 2 weeks paid vacation. Work days: Wed to Sunday (must be flexible). Work hours: 1pm to 9pm (must be flexible). Full benefits provided, including 401k and health insurance. Candidate must have eligibility to work in the USA already. Start ASAP.  Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Estate Manager or Couple - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Day to day running of (2) two properties to maintain standards and efficiency, providing high quality guest services in a professional, courteous and accommodating manner to staff, guests and outside service providers. You will identify maintenance and repair projects, and provide light general handyman services and facilities (including HVAC, geothermal & water softening systems, pool, etc). Calendar management, coordinate and assisting with event planning, management of décor and floral arrangements. Managing and monitoring household inventories and a budget. Answering the doorbell, greeting of guests and visitors as well as answering the phone. Overall vehicle management. Supervision of household staff and also working alongside as needed. Assist with security responsibilities of the residence, including monitoring of electronic security systems and follow up of any alarms that may arise while on duty. General errand running, including grocery shopping and dry cleaning. Handling general requests as needed. Must be polished, well presented and have highest diplomacy and confidentiality. Minimum 8 years similar work experience, and be very flexible with work hours, according to the employer's need. Must have clean driving licence. 3 weeks paid vacation. M-F flexible hours includes days and evening hours, some weekend work may be required under certain circumstances, benefits provided and possibility of visa sponsorship. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Bilingual Management Couple - St. Moritz, Switzerland

This property will be one of the most beautiful in the valley. It is presently being constructed, therefore a couple with Butler/Estate Management/Housekeeping experience, who can step in now and act as the eyes of the client, writing weekly progress reports and advising the clients and/or their private office of progress and/or potential issues, etc. is required. Fluent in English, however a second fluent language a must, either French, German or Italian. A self contained apartment on the Estate is provided, along with car for work usage. Must have at least 10 – 15 years combined experience, in similar role. Must have clean driving licences and EU Passports.

Required Tasks: Team Building and Leading (Cleaners, Service, Maintenance, Gardening, Security);  Budgeting; Controlling; Driving Services; Concierge Services;  Travel Services; Correspondence & House Office Services; Occasional travelling with the family.

Required Profile: Butler education or similar as well as perennial experience in a private UHNW household; Cultivated appearance and manners; High flexibility and ability to work under pressure; High ability of organising; Highly discrete; Willingness to work in an international team; French, German or Italian and English fluent in spoken and written;  Computer Knowledge (Word, Excel).

The salary depends on the qualification and the experience of the candidates and, the level paid may also vary between the couple if they have different skills and levels. But as a guide: The annual gross salary will be around CHF 84'000 plus bonus per person. With the assumption that we are hiring foreigners with source tax, and after deducting all mandatory social securities and lodging, this results in a net salary of approximately CHF 60'000 per person. Please note that in Switzerland every person is responsible for his own health care insurance and has to pay for it privately and directly. The costs vary from model to model. Basic health care costs lie at approximately CHF 2'100 / year plus the negotiated franchise.

Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Couple - Isle of Man


Experienced friendly country loving couple 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 clean, cook to a high standard, drive and provide handyman duties. Must have knowledge of specialist cleaning and caring for special finishes ie antiques, bespoke cabinetry, fine art and silver. In addition must have experience in caring for fine silks, cashmere, and expensive clothing. 1 or 2 bedroom flat on the grounds will be offered, along with car and good salary. Regrettably no children or pets. Start early September. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com


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Property / Technical Manager - Monaco 

     The Service Provider, as Property Manager will have the following responsibilities which will include all the issues related to the management of property of the Family and Company, which is in the possession or will be purchased and/or constructed, including: 

·        Management of the real estate in the following countries, which list may vary and be not limited to: Russia, France, Monaco, Switzerland, USA, and in Cyprus. Regular travel with inspections to the properties.

 ·        Follow up of the economic foundations of management of residential and commercial real estate; its perseveration and augmentation of its value through planned maintenance. 

·        Maintenance of modern engineering systems and requirements for their functioning: air ventilation, air conditioning, heating, water supply and sewerage, electricity, low voltage systems, including "smart house" systems, and audio-visual systems.

 ·        Maintenance and repair of elite finishes and decorations as well as furniture of the properties.

 ·        Budget preparation, maintenance and repair works schedules.

 ·        Participation in the technical briefs elaboration at the construction stage.

 ·        Recruitment and management of maintenance staff.

 ·        Preparation of plans of purchases of supplies needed to maintain the properties and the implementation of these plans.

 ·        Responsibility for required fire alarm systems to be installed and function properly. Maintenance of the system, regular checkups. Providing all the necessary and required equipment like fire distinguishers, etc.

 ·        Selection and cooperation with external contractors to perform the works and maintenance of the properties.

 ·        Cooperation with local authorities and other administrative and municipal authorities in the operation, maintenance and repair of properties and surrounding areas.

 ·        Quality control of the finishing and MEP systems when signing the Property Acceptance certificate.

 ·        Establish a working relationship with the local contractors and subcontractors

 ·        Liaise between clients, building occupants and contractors.

 ·        Carry out site visits/inspections to identify, plan and oversee works

 ·        Monitor delivers of materials and products.

·        Attend AGM’s and other residential meetings which may be required out of normal office hours.

 ·        Tender for and obtain Building Insurance provision

 ·        All associated administration and record keeping in support of the above property management functions

 ·        Developing and implementing Company policy and procedures.

 ·        Undertaking inspections of development services, grounds, maintenance and cleanliness

 ·        Liaise with Construction Department personnel in the following areas:

o   Participate in all Technical Briefs for designers – insofar as these affect maintainability of the completed real estate objects;

o   Review and approve design and shop drawings – from the viewpoint of future maintenance needs;

o   Assist construction team in standardizing systems and technical area finishes in order to ease the maintenance and have reduced spare parts requirements across multiple sites;

o   Participate in building commissioning, most specifically MEP and “intelligent house” systems;

o   Review “Operations manuals” received from contractors before these are approved

o   Participate in completed real estate objects intra-company handovers from construction department to property management department

·        Train personnel in correct techniques for equipment and finishes maintenance

·        Creating and managing Building Systems Management (BSM)

  • NB: You will already be living in Monaco or surrounding region ie Nice, Cannes (no accommodation provided) and will travel to various properties (accommodation arranged whilst travelling), hence flexibility to go at short notice is key to this position. Salary neg.

 Email resume cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Qualified Chalet Chefs and Management Couples

Should you be interested in working the 2014/15 season in a private residence/chalet, 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 the Alps, 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 Chef - Knightsbridge, London

A Chef role is available in Central London, working for a young, successful, professional couple living close to Harrods. The family are titled, have 2 young children (looked after by nannies), they have clear values and live by their faith.

The family are in the process of looking for a suitably large family home, somewhere that will allow them to entertain in comfort, however for the moment they are living in a small but immaculately presented property, because of the limited space the chef does need to understand the importance of maintaining a discreet presence while working.

The Kitchen is well set out, and provides all the necessary equipment and hardware to cater for small luncheon, dinner and cocktail parties, however the kitchen does lead directly into the dining area, and so the chef must be immaculately presented at all times, and instinctively work in a pristine fashion; organisation and cleanliness are prerequisite, there is absolutely no possibility to work in an untidy or messy fashion!! The dining room will seat 6 people.

The family enjoy every style of cooking imaginable: from rustic Indian and Nepalese curries, to the French Fine Dining experience, the ultimate Burger and Pizza, ’Pasta like Grandma cooked’ and everything else in between! The clients want their staff to be passionate about what they do, and they will enjoy anything placed in front of them as long as it is prepared with passion and well cooked, and they don’t mind being used as guinea pigs for new recipes and cooking experiments!

Working a 5 day week, the chef will need to work most Saturdays, covering Lunch and Dinner as required, along with the occasional ‘working breakfast'. Chef also needs to be able to look after any guests that may drop in through the day. While the family are based in their present home, and because there is no room for a Butler, the chef will need to have a welcoming personality and be comfortable about serving food and drinks as required.

The clients enjoy good wine and champagne, and do maintain a very good cellar, a chef with an interest in wine, and an ability to pair wines with their dishes would be an added bonus although this skill is not essential. However it needs to be considered that the majority of the wine is presently stored off site, with vintners and established wine storage professionals, and therefore chef needs to maintain an eye on the wine and champagne stock, and advise when stock is running low.

In addition to: preparing the weekly menus, shopping for ingredients, preparing food and meals for the family, including the children and staff, there will also be a requirement for the chef to run errands & pick up items, drive the children to after school activities (if time allows), or perhaps even dropping a high performance car to the local car valet service (they are all automatic)!

The gentleman of the house is a respected businessman, working in a niche market, and business is often conducted in the home environment, therefore understanding and maintaining confidentialities will be an essential trait, additionally candidates must be able to provide exceptional checkable references, must be happy to undergo a CRB check and sign a Confidentiality agreement that will be all inclusive and include penalty clauses for a proven breach of contract.

Finally some travel will be required, although this will be limited to short trips, generally in Europe but possibly might include journeys further afield. The salary is in the region of £45,000 annual, starting ASAP.  Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Chef - St Johns Wood, London

Seeking full time Daily Chef for busy family, with 2 children. Not much entertainment, but require a Chef with understanding and/or experience with macrobiotic diets, to prepare lunch and dinner. 6 weeks will be required in their family home in Sth of France annually, hence would suit an individual with no ties. Required working week either Mon - Fri, or Tues - Sat (neg) from 11am - 9pm. Salary approx. £50k pa. Start ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily HK - St Johns Wood

Seeking experienced HK for single mum and 2 boys, cat and dog. Usual cleaning, laundry and cooking of dinner daily - good nutritional family food - shopping, run errands, walk dog. 3 bedroom house, 2 floors. 4 days per week, ideally Mon, Tues & Thurs & Fri, with 2 nights babysitting. £400 npwk plus paid babysitting. Start ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Housekeeper - Chobham, Surrey

Our VIP client is seeking a HK with very high standards to work as part of a skilled team, excellent attention to detail and good English required. Experience in high end furnishings, and care of couture wardrobe. 6 bedroom house. This role is on a rota system. A driving licence is required. 6 days per week, accommodation in separate staff property. Start ASAP. £2000 nett per month. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Housekeeper - Fulham, London

This lovely French family are seeking an experienced Housekeeper with childcare experience, 6 days per week. Monday to Friday - 7.30 am to 11.30am - take a break and start again at 2.30pm - 7.30pm, and Saturday 9am to 1.30pm - break - 4 to 7pm, + 1 evening babysitting. Must be an excellent cleaner with attention to detail, a good laundress, and enjoy informal cooking for evening meals. The role is 30% childcare of the 2 boys aged 2 & 9 yrs old, bath in evening, take to local school and pick up etc. This will be shared with the parents who both work from home. The family are often abroad (50% of the time) and, sometimes you will join the family when  travelling.  Must have proven work history, checkable references, EU/British passport and CRB cleared. Accommodation provided is excellent - 25m2 basement level with small kitchen and bathroom a little further down the road at the in-laws property. Start ASAP. Approx. 60 hour week. £450 nett per week. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Brazilian / Portuguese Housekeeper x 2 and 1 Weekend HK - Knightsbridge, London

This lovely Brazilian family are seeking 2 experienced Housekeepers with cooking skills, Monday to Friday, to work split shifts to ensure all day coverage for the family - one shift early morning to mid afternoon, 2nd shift mid afternoon through to late evening and 1 weekend HK required. Start 1st October.  Must speak English and preferably Brazilian Portuguese. CRB cleared or happy to undertake. Interviews by family office now, 2nd interview with client. £10 nett per hr. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Housekeeper / Cook - Kensington, London

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 the 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 npw depending on experience. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Housekeeper - Belgravia, London

Our client, a lovely Couple who travel between their London and Buckinghamshire properties, are seeking a flexible live-in housekeeper for their London town house to work alongside another member of staff. The role is hands-on housekeeping along with good family cooking (on occasions for up to 5 people). On occasion, you will travel to Buckinghamshire to work, and you will be dog friendly as their are 2 dogs at this property. You must be computer literate, driver preferable and hold an EU passport as some travel may be required. Accommodation in London is bedroom and en-suite. Salary neg. 5 - 6 day week. Immediate start. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Housekeeper/Cook - Anglesey, Wales

Our client is seeking a Housekeeper/Cook with experience in managing a country mansion home (on large estate), and especially, loves being by the sea! This is in a stunning location and is the largest private land-holding on the island, in North Wales. The property is run to a very high standard, and has been lived in by the family for many generations, with lots of historical significance.

A housekeeper is required who is highly sensitive and faultlessly organised. The family does not live in the house year-round (second home in Hampshire), but when they entertain it is on a large scale, so need a housekeeper who is equally on the ball when faced with deep cleaning tasks and the business of caretaking and inspections, as well as a house full of guests. The house is particularly busy during the shooting season and the summer months.

The ideal candidate therefore should be highly self-motivated and always one step ahead of the needs of the house and its occupants; both child-friendly and guest-friendly; an excellent cook, who really delights in preparing food for the family and their guests; and someone with a proven understanding of the ways of old houses. There are currently two other part-time domestic staff who support the role of the Housekeeper.

A start date of mid-August is envisaged with salary dependent upon experience approx £25,000 + gross per annum plus 3 bedroom cottage accommodation (utilities paid). Employment opportunities may also be available to the applicant’s partner. Must be able to drive (car provided). Email resume cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily HK/Cleaner & Weekend Cleaner – Yorkshire, UK

This lovely local family returning to Yorkshire, to live in a 5 bedroom, 2 storey property, are seeking:

- Daily HK / Cleaner to assist Head Housekeeper, HK M-F 9am - 5pm - must have good cleaning, laundry and ironing experience

- Weekend Cleaner Saturday and Sunday 10-4pm. 


These positions are to start Oct/Nov 2014, and all candidates must have own car to travel to/from work. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Laundress and Laundryman - London, UK

We are 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 knowledge of fine linen, clothing etc and use of iron press. Should you have this experience, please email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Daily Brazilian/Portuguese Nannies x 2 - Knightsbridge, London

This lovely Brazilian family are seeking 2 x  full time Nannies - one to offer Daily charge 40 hours per week, and 1 to Live In to take care of the evenings/overnight. Start date: September 1st 2014 - Monday to Friday. Flexible hours when needed during school holidays, occ. weekends etc. Ideally a driving license but not the deal breaker. Must have proven childcare experience, checkable references and CRB cleared. Nanny must speak English and Brazilian Portuguese. Children aged 1, 3 and 3 years old. Accom bedroom with ensuite bathroom. £10 - £12 nett per hour. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com


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2 x Live In Nannies - Belgravia, London


Our client is seeking a Nanny with maternity / baby experience to live in 6 days per week, in return for £550 npwk. Own room and meals provided. Also require live in Nanny for 3 yo girl, same package. Must have good work history, checkable references and experience with babies/toddlers. EU passport or Right to Remain required. Interviews now. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Nanny - Mayfair, London


Our client already has one Nanny in place, and is now seeking a second nanny who is a ideally filipina/thai or a french native, to care for a 4.5 yo girl who attends French school. They would like you to work 7 days per week and long hours for one week on, one week off, one week on, one week off etc., and the role rotates with the first nanny having her week off, whilst this person works. You are paid every week regardless of whether you work or not at £500 npwk. On your week on, you will be prepared to be on standby/work 24/7, and understand shift patterns. Preferably you would only live in for the week on, but if you needed accommodation for every week this would be considered within the same apartment building. You will be based mainly in Mayfair but are likely to travel between London and Surrey (family property). All transport will be provided or compensated for travelling between these locations, and often is last minute so a very flexible, understanding individual a must. Meals will be provided. A British passport or EU passport necessary, as some travel may be required. References will be thoroughly checked and a CRB will be undertaken, along with a full medical from their family doctor prior to start. You must be energetic and creative. Start ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Nanny - Belgravia, UK

Our client is seeking an experienced Hindi speaking Nanny for a young pre-school girl 3yo, with a good understanding and able to teach her Hindi Religious Studies and Culture. In addition French speaking would be an advantage but not essential. Fully staffed house. Lovely accommodation provided. 6 day per week. Start ASAP. Salary negotiable.  Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Live In Weekend Nanny - Yorkshire, UK

This lovely local family returning to Yorkshire, to live in a 5 bedroom, 2 storey property, are seeking a Weekend Nanny for shared care, for boy aged 2.5 and an 8 month old girl. Accommodation provided is a separate bedroom and bathroom, with TV and DVD player. Start Saturday morning through to Sunday evening, including babysit Saturday evening. Must drive. £270 nett in total for the weekend. Start Oct/Nov 2014.  Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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Personal Assistant - Holland Park, London

A position is available for a bright, enthusiastic well groomed PA to join a small and successful property company working for two directors, in a very friendly and relaxed environment. Excellent computer literacy, organisational skills, telephone manner and a good sense of humour are all essential.  The office is busy and you will have a wide-range of responsibilities as you manage the office, liaise with clients and tenants, prepare reports for the bookkeeper, arrange travel while keeping on top of all emails and diary management.  There is some personal work for the Directors and the ability to multi-task is vital. Experience in the property industry would be beneficial. M-F 9 - 5pm flexible. £30 - £35k gross plus discretionary bonuses. Start ASAP. Email resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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

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