Ireland, Caribbean, Europe
Ireland – County Tipperary (5 months), Caribbean (5 Months), European travel (2 months)
Technologically minded Butler / Valet with travel
This is a wonderful role for a traditional butler to join a team of four butlers. You will need to have first class table, F&B service and front of house skills and know how to take care of the cellar, fine glassware and china and objects d’art.
Candidates must have a superb personality and the ability to get on with existing members of long-term Staff. You will ideally have formal house experience and/or a butler training diploma.
This is not a management position, but for a butler with a totally hands-on approach and who has a great eye for detail, whilst at the same time being a team player and one who has a warm and friendly manner.
You will need to be technically minded and able to deal with high-tech systems including iPad’s, computers, smart phones, sophisticated phones, Sky boxes, Sling box and general computer systems etc. Ideally you will have a passion for these things and an in-depth knowledge of all functions and addition benefits of highly automated homes.
The vacancy includes travel from early December through to April, where you will be employed in the owners’ other home in the Caribbean. There will also be additional travel to Europe, so freedom to travel is essential.
Full staff, all very long-term are employed in both households by these charming clients.
Candidates are required to be completely computer-literate, have a clean current driving license and a long-term work record in a similar role with excellent references is essential.
Salary negotiable based on experience. Accommodation provided (with another butler) 2/3-bedroom house on the estate, where your family are welcome to visit. Team rota of working covering 2 shifts 06.30am to 3.00pm and 3.00pm to close of house. One full day off per week. ON HOLD
A highly experienced Personal Assistant is required for a HNWI based in London. The role requires an excellent organiser with exceptional attention to detail. It is essential that you aim to be multiple steps ahead, as well as be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while remaining calm and in control in highly demanding situations. You must maintain security of highly confidential information discreetly and independently.
Duties will include managing UK and Paris properties, such as maintenance issues, repairs, shipping requests, outsourcing and delegating matters locally. Additional duties to include drafting letters, handling an international diary, travel arrangements, appointments, daily correspondence and meetings, managing personal affairs; such as insurance, art collection inventory, processing payments, etc.
Fluent English and French required. Arabic or Portuguese would be a big plus.
Driver not essential but would be preferred. Negotiable salary based on experience.
Hands on Housekeeper / Family cook / Gardener / handy person / security.
Country loving, self-sufficient and pro active couple is required for a traditional period farmhouse, 5 bedroom 4 bathroom in 2 acres of gardens.
This is a weekend and holiday home of a professional couple whose main residence and business is in Central London. They live an informal lifestyle, arrive on Friday afternoon and leave Sunday evening. The property will be used by family members and their guests, mainly as a relaxing weekend retreat, but occasionally during major holiday times i.e. Easter, Summer and Christmas, larger numbers of family including children may visit.
You will be responsible for the day to day running of the property and grounds, covering all aspects of housekeeping, cleaning, washing and ironing, food shopping, household provisioning, gardening, household maintenance and overseeing contractors etc.
When in residence the housekeeper will prepare lunch and dinner for the principals and any guests, good fresh healthy home cooking, lots of fish, vegetables, variety of salads mainly based on Mediterranean style dishes including vegetarian options. Although the principals like to entertain family and friends, all entertaining is informal and no more than 8-10 people. For any formal entertaining outside caterers will be available.
Partner will be responsible for the day to day management of this small estate, which will include the gardens and greenhouse, vegetable garden, lawns, flower beds, pond and small area of woodland. Other duties will include general property maintenance, hence good DIY skills are required. There is an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court to care for, cars to fuel and clean and occasional driving to the local station and airport occasionally. A major refurbishment programme is planned and the couple will be required to oversee contractors, manage the works and oversee security. Good communication skills are essential. Both of the couple should drive, a car is provided for work related use.
Salary negotiable depending on experience.
2 days off mid-week
One bedroom furnished cottage provided - one well behaved pet welcome
Must be non-smoking and speak fluent English
Previous estate experience essential
A newly created position with a lovely long-term Hutchinson’s client. Fluent English and Arabic is essential.
You will be based between Jeddah, London, Cannes, New York and on-board their private yacht. Excellent accommodation is available within all the residences with super facilities and on-board the yacht.
You will be mainly working with the lady of the house; assisting her in all aspects, including organising appointments, making arrangements for events and parties, organising travel. It is essential that you have excellent organisational skills and are flexible, adaptable and self-sufficient.
Excellent computer skills required. Previous private PA experience required. Negotiable salary based on experience.
Daily Housekeeper – Stewardess/Steward, with house management responsibilities.
8-5pm Monday to Friday with one weekend working per month.
Experienced, flexible, discreet housekeeper is required for a large newly refurbished UHNW apartment in Kensington.
The principal travels frequently and hence a housekeeper who is self sufficient and able to manage the day to day running of the apartment is required. The duties are hands on cleaning, care and management of the wardrobes, laundry to a high standard and very occasional light simple cooking is a plus. Front of house and service skills are also required.
You will need to have basic computer skills, be able to organise contractors, deliveries and make appointments and run errands on behalf of the principal.
There are 2 cats, so a cat lover is essential.
The normal working day is 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday with some flexibility if the principal needs additional help. One weekend working is required per month, agreed in advance. Any extra hours will be paid as Overtime. You will need to be very well presented, be willing to wear a simple uniform and have the flexibility to work longer hours occasionally. You may be asked to travel with the principal to a property in France occasionally too.
Salary negotiable depending on experience – fluent English essential and French a big plus.
2 days off per week – previous formal house or private yacht experience preferred.
Marlborough - Wiltshire
Lovely long-term vacancy for a country-loving traditional cook/housekeeper to join this fun, high-energy, informal family at their weekend country farmhouse, on a large estate near Marlborough.
The family of five includes 3 small children between ages 6 and 2yrs and they have a dog. They usually arrive on Friday and return to London on Sunday evening during school term-time, but during holidays will spend more time there and will also entertain family and friends. During the holidays, the children’s nanny will also accompany the family. Both parents are completely hands-on with the children, but you may occasionally be asked to babysit and essential that you love being around small children.
Other duties will include menu planning and fresh modern Ottolenghi style cooking for small gatherings (up to ten people). Breakfast, lunch, and dinners will be expected on a daily basis: generally cooking for between 2 and 4 adults and 2-6 children, but with occasional lunch or supper parties and especially Sunday lunches. The employers enjoy fresh and healthy cuisine with variety and of different tastes and styles. You need to have a natural flair and love for cooking, enjoy trying new recipes and a genuine passion for cooking, but you do not need to be a qualified chef.
The garden has a lovely vegetable patch so if you enjoy gardening then a big plus. You will need to provision and use local suppliers, there is a superb butcher and fishmonger locally and farm produce available for fresh ingredients.
This is an informal home and the family are neat and tidy people and very hands-on, so although the housekeeping role is part of the duties, when the family is in residence, cooking takes priority. The usual day to day housekeeping – cleaning, laundry, and shopping etc. all managed easily for a well-organized person.
There is a small furnished 2-bedroom cottage available. The daily working hours are 8.00am to 6.30pm with one and half hours off for lunch. 2 days off per week (usually Monday & Tuesday).
Salary £30,000-33,000 per year - depending on experience, driver with own car essential.
Partner and dog very welcome.
To manage and run 2 properties in Qatar (one currently in full time use and the other being built) including reporting maintenance issues, overseeing the resident household staff, outside cleaning staff, general housekeeping, laundry and butler staff and heads of department.
The Palace Manager holds responsibility of ensuring all hospitality related services are delivered in an elevated, professional and fitting manner to the Principals and their guests.
The Palace Manager shall have the:
Energetic, pro-active, well organised, self sufficient, experienced Housekeeper to assist with the day to day management and running of a large family home in Dublin suburbs. There are 2 dogs and grown up children who visit regularly. The average working day will be 10am to 6pm but with flexibility as needed. Working closely with the house manager.
Duties will include but not limited to:
This is a hands on position with detailed cleaning, washing and ironing involved:
This is a very busy, relaxed and friendly household, but with high standards. This position is suitable for a flexible and dedicated person who is well organised and pro active, it may be necessary on occasion for you to travel to other homes ahead of the family both in Europe. EU passport and driving licence essential.
Salary negotiable depending on previous experience - 2 bedroom separate apartment approx.
10 min walk away from the main house, use of a car for work duties and 2 days off per week.
Strictly non-smokers and sorry no pets.
10-6pm Monday to Friday with occasional cover at weekends.
Part time residence of UHNW Middle Eastern employers. This is a large fully staffed residence when the principal is in residence. There are no children in the home but guests with young children do visit. You will be responsible for the day to day care of the property. The principals are only in residence a max of 40 days per year and additional cleaning staff are employed during the visits. You will need to be very flexible, available for extra hours and duties, at periods throughout the year especially when the principals are in residence, which will include some evening and weekend working.
Duties will incorporate cleaning to an immaculate standard, washing and ironing, caring for delicate fabrics, polishing and caring for silver and running errands, caring for flowers, beverage and food service, preparing lists for food provisioning, checking cupboards for expiry dates and generally maintaining and organising the household. No cooking required a chef is employed.
Strictly non-smoker. Well spoken, very well presented with a professional manner is required.
2 days off and ASAP start.
RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER-FAMILY COOK
We are seeking an experienced Housekeeper and family cook to work for an established English family in a large country house in Gloucestershire. The current housekeeper of many years will shortly retire but will be available for a handover period.
The successful candidate will fully appreciate the concept of private service – duties will include hands on housekeeping duties, but cleaning staff are employed. You will work closely with the butler to assist with the day to day running of the household.
You will be required to cook plain fresh meals for the 2 principals, good home cooking, well presented using fresh ingredients. The estate hosts shoots during the season but external catering will be brought in for any functions or dinner parties.
In addition you will be required to provide general personal assistance to the lady of the house, supervising bath time, dressing and perhaps escorting her on occasional outings. The lady is very independent, but a background in nursing or care would be beneficial but not essential.
Assist butler with daily running of large household
Care of lady’s and gentlemen’s clothes
Organisation of large linen cupboard
Alarm setting and un-setting
Loyalty, honesty and discretion
Ability to get on with other household staff
Sense of humour
Skills, Abilities & Needs:
Full driving licence
Understanding of country way of life
Salary Negotiable depending on experience. 2 bedroom cottage and use of pool car for work related duties. Contributory pension scheme, 2 days off per week. Weekend working will be required. Non smoker and driver essential.
Butler -houseman – head housekeeper
Lovely new position for a dedicated and flexible, experienced domestic couple to work as part of a team taking care of this beautiful Estate near Henley on Thames.
You will need to have previous experience in taking care of the interior of a private household. This property is a combination of both formal and informal service, with great attention to detail to high standards at all times.
The Estate is fully staffed and the couple must have a flexible and positive attitude and enjoy working as part of a team. The residence is occupied half of the year mainly Spring through the summer, the main house has 9 bedrooms and there are 3 guest cottages.
The head housekeeper will ideally have previous experience overseeing a small cleaning/housekeeping team.
Duties will include:
The working week is 5 days out of 7 on a rota, weekend working will be required especially when the principals are in residence. An average of 8 hours per day with any additional hours take in lieu.
Salary between £50-60,000 Gross per annum depending on experience. 2 bedroom apartment provided. Tagalog speakers very welcome.
GENERAL MANAGER – LUXURY ESTATE
In the Middle East
with above average tax-free salary package and excellent benefits.
We are looking for candidates with a superior background as a GM in a 5* International Hotel chain, (Leading Hotels of the World, or similar level,) with a minimum 5 years’ experience, or in a high-end luxury environment, with a significant private real estate portfolio and/or within Royal/Presidential households.
Candidates need to have experience in pre-opening phases and set-up along with a wide range of operation involvement together with an excellent understanding of true Luxury concept. You must have worked in at least 3 different countries, including Europe and be comfortable in dealing with UHNW individuals, VVIP's and Diplomats as well as their family offices.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Overseeing a large private luxury property in the Middle East, you will have the responsibility to oversee, coordinate and direct all aspects of the activities of the property. You will ensure that all hospitality related services are delivered in an elevated, professional and fitting manner.
- Responsible for a large number of staff from varied nationalities
- Planning, organising and directing all operations and services, including
Food & Beverage (Production and Service), Housekeeping & Laundry,
Health & Safety, along with Food Hygiene, Guest Reception and Handling,
and Maintenance, including Landscaping
- Overseeing Human Resources
- Overseeing purchases required for the Property
- Maintaining inventory and stock control on all items in the Property
- Maintaining a budgetary plan, keeping accounts of all purchases and
- Overseeing contractors and other companies that are involved in any
work on the Property
Skills & Abilities:
- Experience in calculating and preparing operating budgets
- Experience of large scale operations
- Ability to write reports and procedures
- Leadership skills and capable of delegating tasks and motivating a large
- Detailed knowledge of purchasing, ordering, receiving, costing and
- An eye for detail and creativity to provide the best experience to guests
- Female or Male
- Fluent in English (spoken & written)
- Other languages would be a great plus
- Non-smoker preferred
- No visible tattoos
- Minimum 4-year Management or Leadership degree in Hospitality
- Proficiency in MS Office Applications
WELL ABOVE AVERAGE, TAX-FREE SALARY
RETURN FLIGHTS HOME
EXCELLENT ACCOMMODATION ALLOWANCE
2 MONTHS ANNUAL LEAVE
12-MONTH RENEWABLE CONTRACT
Live out or live in – 8-5 Monday to Friday when principal are not in residence.
French Speaker & Driver essential
Part residence family home in the canton of Vaud.
The residence is used by the family of 5 ( including 3 children 16,14 and 11yrs and pet dog) during school holidays. The family live in London and have a summer home in France and a chalet for the Winter Season in the Swiss Mountains. You may be asked to travel to these properties on occasion.
When the family are not in residence you will be required to keep the property in tip top order but working hours can be less. However, when the property is occupied longer hours and days will be required.
The role requires a self sufficient and pro active housekeeper with an eye for detail. Duties will include daily cleaning, washing and ironing to a high standard. You will need to be familiar with high end fabrics and special finishes, working to a high standard, with attention to detail and keeping an immaculate home.
You will also be responsible for household provisioning, errands and local shopping but there is no cooking required. Experience in table service, flower arranging is a plus but training will be available if required. You will report to the house manager who is based on the property, but he travels frequently, a garden team is also employed. When the property is full, additional local housekeeping assistance is available.
This is a uniformed position, black trousers and white top, a separate flat is provided if you wish to live in.
SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE – 2 DAYS OFF PER WEEK. DRIVER ESSENTIAL. FRENCH SPEAKER & NON SMOKER ESSENTIAL
SWITZERLAND WITH TRAVEL
You will carry out the following household tasks during different shifts on a daily basis at the house and on the yacht:
In the Swiss properties you will report to the Swiss Residence Manager and on board the Yacht to the Lead Housekeeper and assist in all areas of interior. The housekeeper will spend most of the time in Switzerland between the main property (9 months) and the Swiss Alps (2.5 months in winter,) with some trips to London and on board the yacht. Main language in the household with the staff is French. Everyone speaks a bit of English.
Start date: ASAP
Salary per month: 4900 CHF net negotiable with use of a large shared flat with own suite.
Annual holidays: 20 days
Hours per week: 45 hours
RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER- FAMILY COOK
Rural location -DRIVER ESSENTIAL
Our clients are seeking an experienced housekeeper to care for a beautiful Grade 11 listed manor house, used by the family mainly at weekends and some holidays.
The housekeeper will maintain the interior of the property to a very high standard of cleanliness and with a conscientious work ethic. You will be responsible for the laundry, washing and ironing and keeping the wardrobes in good order. You will be asked to assist with food preparation and cooking for the family when required.
The principals are mainly in residence at weekends, but not every weekend, sometimes just the 2 of them, but small family gatherings during holiday periods.
SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE. 3 BEDROOM COTTAGE PROVIDED. 2 DAYS OFF PER WEEK USUALLY MID WEEK, BUT ABLE TO TAKE A WEEKEND IF THE PRINCIPALS ARE NOT IN RESIDENCE. PARTNER TO FOLLOW OWN OCCUPATION ACCEPTED- SORRY NO PETS
Daily Housekeeper - Laundress with service experience.
9-5pm Monday to Friday with ALTERNATE Saturdays
Experienced, flexible, discreet and confident housekeeper is required for a part time residence of Overseas principals. A small team of house manager, butler and housekeeper are long term in the residence, all work very well together so important that you are a good team player. The main principal is only in residence 3 months of the year and during this time daily hours and the working week will be longer.
The duties are hands on cleaning, laundry to a high standard, wardrobe care and very occasional light simple cooking is a plus. Front of house and service skills are also required but training is available if required. An adjacent separate small property is used by 2 adult children, who visit at weekends, during this time a lot of washing and ironing is required.
The normal working day is 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday with flexibility during visits. Alternate Saturdays on a rota with the other Housekeeper agreed in advance and a day off in lieu during the week. You will need to be very well presented, be willing to wear a simple uniform and have the flexibility to work longer hours occasionally.
EXCELLENT SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE – Fluent English essential -ASAP Start. 2 DAYS OFF PER WEEK – previous formal house or private yacht experience preferred.
LADIES MAID/PERSONAL ASSISTANT/COMPANION/ALL ROUNDER - TRAVELLING ROLE - for a female client living between London, France and Asia.
We are looking for an experienced and flexible person to work alongside this lovely lady. You will need to be able to manage her wardrobe and to pack and unpack for her, press clothes and ensure fabrics are correctly pressed and cared for, shoes, bags and jewellery kept in top order.
Although full housekeeping staff are employed in the residences, ideally you will not mind assisting with light housekeeping skills occasionally for Madam.
The position is a travelling role and you will accompany Madam wherever she goes, thus a degree of flexibility in working hours is necessary and you will be provided with lovely accommodation in each of her residences.
This job is suitable for a person who has experience in cooking simple dishes, or who has a love of good food. Madam is herself an able cook and she would like to have somebody with her, who can cook occasional light meals, or assist with food preparation for her, when she is not attending functions or eating out.
A person who has experience in assisting with make-up and hairdressing and/or could massage occasionally would be fantastic for this lovely client. If these things are not part of your experience and you would like to learn - training courses could be provided.
All-in-all, this position is to provide all round support for the Principal, organising any travel arrangements, running errands such as grocery and personal shopping, and accompanying the lady on shopping trips, maintaining her diary and organising projects within the homes for her.
A gentle, warm and efficient personality is required for this role with exceptional attention to detail.
We seek a person with 3-5 years within the hospitality, private house or yachting industry as a chief stewardess.
Excellent salary and conditions for the right person.
Fluent English essential, (ideally French too and anyone who speaks Mandarin as well would be a huge plus, but is not essential.) HU3551)
NANNY - HOUSEKEEPER
DAILY 11.30am to 7.30pm MONDAY TO FRIDAY
For a family of five near Ladbroke Grove.
This is a large family home with 3 children 16, 13 and 8 yrs all at day school in London and their small pet dog. The older children are pretty independent and now just the youngest needs after school care, both parents work full time. A live in housekeeper/chef is also employed, he manages the house on a daily basis but may ask for occasional assistance with day to day house management issues eg arranging contractors, repairs etc.
Duties will include day to day cleaning of the children’s rooms and bathrooms, children’s washing and ironing, care of the children’s school uniforms and wardrobes, running errands and collecting the youngest from school and taking her to after school activities. Supervision and assistance with homework is essential to the role.
You will cook for the children but not the parents, they have no allergies and eat a normal diet.
The family have a small dog which will also need to be walked once per day between the staff.
Salary circa £35,000 Gross per annum depending on experience and qualifications. ASAP Start – weekend off. Driver preferred but not essential. FLUENT ENGLISH AND NON SMOKER ESSENTIAL
Highly recommended role, with a long-term Hutchinson’s client who is well known as being an outstanding client and whose staff stay with them in the very long-term.
This role is suitable for an experienced butler/valet who wants to travel extensively worldwide.
A quiet, professional, and elegantly presented person is required, with formal service and traditional valeting skills -the ability to press suits, shirts, polish shoes, pack, organise the wardrobe and required to undertake, lay out clothing and generally act in a traditional “Gentleman’s’ Gentleman” role.
Full staff is employed in each house to ensure that there is full personal cover for these delightful clients. Some nursing experience would be a bonus.
Salary £55,000 Gross per annum. FLUENT FRENCH AND ENGLISH
County Limerick, Ireland
Experienced housekeeper required for large Country house in Rural Ireland. The Main House consists seven bedrooms, several entertaining rooms and recreational facilities spread throughout four floors. Like many large family homes, it can be a very busy place especially during the summer months as well as during the winter holiday season. The Principal has three adult children, and nine grandchildren aged between 4-12 years of age. Therefore a child and dog friendly housekeeper is essential.
The household is fully staffed with a team of 8 staff comprising of : Butler, 2 Private Chefs, two Housekeepers (one live-in and one live-out), a Laundry technician and two Maintenance personnel. The Housekeeping Team reports directly to the House Butler.
The housekeepers are expected to perform their duties to the highest standard with great attention to detail. Housekeepers are also expected to adhere to the health and safety standards and regulations.
The general cleanliness of the Main House falls under the responsibility of the housekeepers. The Family Room is the place where the Family spends most of their time as well as taking their meals and hosting smaller dinner parties and other social meetings. Therefore the morning routine first focuses on cleaning and servicing the Family Room from the night before. The daily housekeeper starts at 0900 hrs. After the Family and Guests vacate their bedrooms, those rooms are serviced.
Hours of work:
The live-in housekeeper is required to work from 0700 hrs to 1500 hrs with 2 breaks during the day. The food, when on duty is provided by the House Chefs and consumed in the Staff dining room.
The live-in housekeeper is expected to work from Monday till the Wednesday of the following week and then to take 4 days off (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and return to work the Monday after for another 10 days shift.
The live-in housekeeper is expected to work over the Christmas holiday unless if Christmas falls to those above mentioned days off.
Private en suite bedroom is provided with a shared open plan kitchen/living room within the two bedroom staff wing of the Main House.
SALARY between 26-30,000 Euros per annum depending on experience. High end private household or 5* hotel experience is essential to this role. Fluent English and Non Smoker essential
CANADA (TORONTO) WITH travel to PROVENCE in France.
House Manager / Estate Manager. OPEN TO APPLICANTS LEGALLY ENTITLED TO WORK IN CANADA ONLY.
Seeking an experienced House Manager / Estate Manager who will oversee the day-to day operations of a Toronto residence and who will have the general oversight of a second vacation home in France.
In France the candidate will work with the France House Manager to ensure high-level management of the property including any major construction and maintenance projects, and the upkeep of household manuals. In Toronto, the candidate will be much more hands on, responsible for all the details of the home. Both homes have appropriate additional housekeeping staff.
For both residences, the successful candidate will be one that thrives in an environment with defined processes and standards. They enjoy maintaining and developing the manuals and checklists that support a well-organized home. The position requires a high energy individual with an excellent work ethic and a sense of pride in work well done. And importantly, the candidate understands that all assigned tasks are taken on with full ownership, and seen through to completion, in a timely manner.
This role requires that the candidate be comfortable working in close collaboration with a very hands-on homeowner who cares greatly for their home. Daily “touch base” meetings, weekly reports, and an open and constant dialogue define the management style of the principal
Finally, both homes are highly cultured, semi-formal, but are kept to the highest standards. Busy houses, the life in the homes is not precious, but it is demanding.
OPEN TO APPLICANTS LEGALLY ENTITLED TO WORK IN CANADA ONLY.
Skills and Requirements:
preferred organizational systems
Regular workdays are Monday to Friday, but flexibility is required for occasional weekends.
Availability for maintenance emergencies is essential.
Excellent salary and benefits for the right candidate.
Holland Park, London
HEAD HOUSEKEEPER - HANDS ON ROLE
Live out 8am to 8pm Mon to Fri New residence. Exacting clients are looking for a super organised, incredibly polished hands on head housekeeper to join a team of 2 other housekeepers for a new residence in Holland Park. Monday-Friday 8am-8pm (with break in the afternoon.) We are looking for a hard working and highly skilled and intelligent person, who is meticulously organised, has an exceptional eye for detail and who has top notch hands on cleaning, housekeeping and laundry/wardrobe management skills and the ability to run errands. The property is 8 bedroom and 10 bathrooms and full of beautiful furniture, art work and special finishes and the successful applicant will know how all these items must be correctly cared for. This position in available immediately and offers excellent promotional prospects. The family travel during school holidays and so there is plenty of downtime. Salary circa £50,000 gross per annum.
HEAD GARDENER/ESTATE MANAGER- EYGALIERES- PROVENCE-ALPES COTE D’AZUR.
LIVE OUT POSITION – NO ACCOMMODATION
This is a superb, new position for a fluent English and French speaking horticulturist with ability to maintain, to a very high standard, 1 acre of gardens. The position will require someone very knowledgeable in plant material, trees and shrubs and somebody who is able to work closely with the owner, who is herself extremely knowledgeable, loves her gardens and has special ideas and projects in mind for this newly acquired property. Renovation work will commence on the house in April and is expected to be ongoing for 18 months.
It would be especially helpful if the successful applicant was knowledgeable in the Dutch/German landscape tradition of Piet Ouldolf, though not essential.
Candidates should be superb plantsmen, experienced in all aspects of the gardening year and able to communicate well. Must be able to coordinate and develop any further areas of the property as required, working alongside the employer, landscaper and outside contractors. A team player is required, with the ability to muck in and somebody who is willing to help this charming owner with running odd errands and to assist when and where needed. A “Can Do” attitude is essential. Duties will include sole care of the gardens and the exterior of the residence. You will be required also to maintain the annual garden manual, keeping photographic updates as well as a written record.
Candidates must be able to grow and maintain a large variety of high-quality plants, maintain electrics/garden lighting and automatic watering, manage the weekly garden maintenance team, deal with outside contractors and visitors to the estate and care for the swimming pool. Excellent people-skills required. Negotiable salary, together with vehicle for work related hours. Hours normally 8am-4pm Monday-Friday. Accommodation not offered but an excellent salary and package is available for a highly skilled and qualified candidate. Top notch experience with checkable references and DBS disclosure. Start as soon as possible.
HOUSEHOLD/STAFF MANAGER- NIGERIA/EUROPE (LONDON AND FRANCE) and USA. Superb job for a highly experienced, immaculately presented household and staff manager, who is able to run the 2 residences in Lagos, (once of which is on Banana Island,) another in London, France and a new build taking place in the USA.
The client is a supreme businesswoman, who works long hours and has a small child. Her partner is a well-known public figure. We are looking for a candidate with strong residence and staff management ability, but who despite being firm, has a good team spirit and is respectful and nice to his or her team of staff. Each residence is very fully staffed.
You should be highly experienced in running household budgets, inventory and stock control records, dealing with contractors and travelling ahead of the client, to ensure each of her residences is appropriately provisioned and that everything is in superb order.
Separate apartment is offered in Lagos and own self-contained accommodation in the other residences. Salary in the region of £120,000-£150,000 per annum depending on age and experience plus benefits. Top class private service background and excellent references are required
ALRESFORD – HAMPSHIRE
RESIDENTIAL DOMESTIC COUPLE
Experienced, full-time, live in domestic team of 2, required to partner with the existing long term domestic couple and work with other household team members including a House Manager, Chef and Nanny. The family consists of 2 principals and they have 4 children between 6 and 14. The property is used for weekends, holidays and during the Christmas period, although currently the family are in full time residence until September.
Between the 2 of you, the following responsibilities would be shared: Heavy housekeeping such as changing lightbulbs, changing plugs and cleaning external windows.
Cleaning outside areas/furniture
Household maintenance/handy person duties.
Serving the family including formal dinners on occasion ( training available if required )
Driving the principals when required.
Assisting the house manager with overseeing the contractors.
Daily housekeeping to include cleaning, washing, laundry and ironing to a high standard.
Maintaining inventories for housekeeping supplies.
Assisting the chef washing up, preparing light snacks, beverages, juices and smoothies
Ad hoc tasks and errands as required.
Willing to learn and be trained.
This is a position for 2 people that will work well in a small team, and who both take pride in their work. You will both be hardworking, like to produce results, be hands on with a good eye for detail, diligent and reliable. Able to follow instructions and use your initiative.
A good level of both written and spoken English is essential, one of you must be a very confident driver and ideally one of you should be tech savvy too. DBS checks will be required.
Accommodation: Newly refurbished separate 1 bedroom split level accommodation away from the main house.
Salary: Circa £60,000 plus Gross per annum. Days off Wednesday & Thursday. Driver with own car essential, sorry no pets or dependents. Fluent English written and spoken and basic IT Skills required.
Cook- Housekeeper/houseman- Security- General Maintenance
A beautiful newly refurbished country house in 23 acres, requires an experienced, well presented, domestic couple to manage the day to day care of this 9 bedroom property to a high standard. The family of four includes 2 teenage children, one at University, one a boarder and 2 small dogs. The role requires a practical, hands on approach and will suit a well organised and efficient couple. Duties are interchangeable, but primarily comprise of daily family cooking, cleaning and laundry with ad hoc outside duties as and when required.
A full time gardener will be employed, but a willingness to lend a hand with basic garden duties when required ie mowing, watering etc a big plus.
Duties will include :
Salary £55,000 Gross per annum. Large one bedroom fully furnished, all found flat with own entrance. 2 days off per week ( Tuesday and Wednesday) Drivers with own car & Non Smokers essential. Well behaved dog accepted.
PERSONAL TRAINER REQUIRED. BASED IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES WITH WORLDWIDE TRAVEL.
We have a very lovely job for an experienced personal trainer who has excellent knowledge of training private clients and who has an excellent knowledge of nutrition. Although a chef is employed, you will be working closely with her, putting together menus and weekly food diaries/plans for the 3 lady employers.
Duties will be to train the ladies every day and to travel with them and their families when they go away. Excellent, all found self-contained accommodation is provided, together with full medical insurance and a car is provided.
We seek a fit, energetic and experienced person who has had excellent experience of working with female clients, preferably with a private client portfolio and who is highly trained and qualified.
Regretfully, we cannot accept applicants who have worked for other Middle Eastern Royal Families in the past 12 months.
Excellent salary on offer for the right person
DALLAS, TEXAS RESIDENTIAL HOUSEHOLD COUPLE
Very high profile clients of mature years, but completely independent, and absolutely delightful employers.
On offer salary of $150,000.00 + 100 % medical coverage, 401k and a structured and very generous annual bonus. Current employees of almost 20 years to retire.
APPLICANTS MUST BE LEGAL TO WORK IN THE US - Green Card or US passport AND WE INSIST ON AT LEAST 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN UHNW PRIVATE SERVICE.
Immediate hire, for an exceptionally experienced and caring couple to manage a large property in Dallas, with the willingness to also oversee, and occasionally travel to, Santa Barbara and Carmel.
Additional responsibilities include:
Our clients are looking for a proactive couple who don’t need to be micromanaged.
The right couple will have complete oversight and report to one of our client’s children and CFO. All the support mechanisms are in place to succeed.
This is a rare and wonderful opportunity for a couple that has 10 years’ or more experience, and a willingness to relocate or currently live in Dallas. You must have long-term intentions and a record of longevity in previous employment to be considered. Must be able to pass a detailed background check (no exceptions).
Only the most experienced professional please. Generally, Monday to -Friday working with occasional weekend support. Flexibly with scheduling would be appreciated.
This is a live-in position
Competitive salary and structured bonus
Clean Driver’s License & and able to pass a Level-3 Background check
MUST be legal to work in the United States
Local candidates preferred. May consider relocations.
The ability to respect privacy and maintain confidentially is a must.
Nr CULLOMPTON -EXETER-DEVON
LIVE OUT SENIOR HOUSEKEEPER
Outstanding country house on a beautiful estate approx. 16 miles from Exeter. Primarily a weekend and holiday home of clients who live in London. The house is newly restored to an excellent standard and extends to approx. 13,000 sq ft with 8 bedroom suites. The mansion house sits within a wider estate of 191 acres with several cottages and extensive gardens.
We require candidates
Salary negotiable depending on previous experience. 2 days off per week ( Tuesday and Wednesday)
ASAP Start Driver with own car essential. This is a full time permanent position, flexibility is essential as the daily working hours may be longer when the principal are in residence and shorter when not.
HEAD GARDENER/ESTATE MANAGER - TORONTO CANADA mid-town Toronto estate is seeking a full-time, year-round salaried Estate Gardener. YOU MUST BE LEGAL TO WORK IN CANADA OR SPEAK FLUENT FRENCH (which allows client to Sponsor application.)
The garden is internationally acclaimed and is maintained at the highest standards.
The candidate for this position will manage extensive perennial beds, a large lawn, vegetable gardens, and a naturalized ravine. He/she will oversee a full time seasonal Junior Gardener, and will manage numerous professionals, such as arborists, horticulturists, irrigation teams and lawn specialists who also service the garden.
The successful candidate will manage all inventories relevant to the garden, help to upkeep an extensive manual, keep to a clearly defined monthly schedule and manage all administration and expenditures relating to maintaining the garden.
The Head Gardener also ensures that the grounds including patios, decks and pool are always kept well-tended .
Extensive horticultural experience is required as is a minimum of 10 years working experience in a similar position. An in-depth knowledge of plant materials, plant and tree diseases, pruning strategies, soil conditions and watering needs will be required to succeed in this role. A strong work ethic and an understanding that gardening hours are erratic and seasonal, are also essential.
Preference will be given to candidates who have obtained a Master Gardner certificate.
Applicants should have a strong work ethic, strong English communication skills and the ability to anticipate needs and manage time effectively.
In addition, the applicant must maintain privacy and confidentiality at all times, exercising diplomacy, discretion and respecting appropriate boundaries. They must also have a professional personal presentation.
The applicant must possess, or be willing to obtain a valid, clean Ontario driver’s licence (class G) and must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
Excellent compensation and benefits for the appropriate candidate.
BUTLER/HOUSE PERSON/DRIVER/PERSON FRIDAY - ALRESFORD HAMPSHIRE
Experienced, full-time, live in person to work with an existing domestic couple and other household team members including a House Manager, Chef and Nanny.
The family consists of 2 principals and they have 4 children between 6 and 14. The property is used for weekends, holidays and during Christmas.
Between you, the following responsibilities would be shared:
Heavy housekeeping such as changing lightbulbs, changing plugs and cleaning internal windows.
Cleaning outside areas/furniture
Household maintenance/handy person duties
Serving the family both informal & formal dinner settings
Driving the principals when required
Assisting with overseeing the contractors
Washing, laundry and ironing to a high standard
Maintaining inventories for housekeeping supplies
Assisting with chef with washing up, preparing light snacks, juices, and smoothies
Ad-hoc tasks and errands as required
We need the kind of applicant who is willing to learn and be trained in this families likes and dislikes and a person that will work well in a small team, and who takes pride in their work.
A hardworking, “like to produce results,” hands-on, person with a very good eye for detail, who is diligent and reliable. Able to use your initiative and a person who likes to contribute - striving for perfection.
A good level of both written and spoken English is essential as is driver who must be a very confident driver and ideally technically savvy too. DBS check will be required, with excellent references.
Excellent self-contained accommodation and salary (Circa £40,000) are on offer for this lovely long-term client of ours. (HU3371B)
New York/Los Angeles/South of France/County Dublin
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES/ SOUTH OF FRANCE/ COUNTY DUBLIN - SOUTHERN IRELAND - RESIDENTIAL, ENERGETIC, PROACTIVE HOUSEHOLD MANAGER capable of INFORMAL BUTLER/FRONT OF HOUSE duties. Long Term Hutchinson’s client is looking for a top-notch household manager, able to undertake informal table and beverage service and who has excellent front of house skills. This is for a family with 3 grown up children. One residence is approx.40 mins from Central Dublin. There is a good deal of travel between other homes in South of France and the 2 homes in the USA, so essential that you have freedom to travel.
You will need to be able to take on the total running of this and the overseas homes, managing all aspects of the household staff, dealing with rotas, inventory and stock control, undertaking household accounts and travelling ahead of the family, to ensure that each home is prepared in readiness for their arrival. Each property is staffed; however, you will need to have a broad knowledge in all aspects of running HNW homes, be hands on in housekeeping when needed and be willing to pack and unpack and undertake wardrobe care, executing a wide range of personal assistant duties and managing several large properties internationally.
Responsible for household and project management in multiple locations across continents
You will undertake local shopping for the households, occasional driving for the general day to day running of the home(s) is essential.
Specific Responsibilities: you must be well organised, self-sufficient and duties will include but not be limited to:
This is a relaxed household, but with high standards and you will be required to ensure the Owner and family have any equipment they require at all times, and that it is ready for use. Ensure all Guests visiting have all of their requirements met. This includes informal Front of House duties, training of junior staff and fulfil any ad hoc requests from the Owner, family and Guests or Estate Manager.
SALARY NEGOTIABLE depending on previous experience. Separate 2-bedroom apartment provided, sorry no pets or dependents. Strictly Non-Smoker with excellent references essential. UK or EU Passport and full driving license essential (HU3356)
Dublin, Southern Ireland
DUBLIN- SOUTHERN IRELAND
With International Travel
This is a newly created position for a long-term client of Hutchinson’s, who are a family of 5 with 3 children of college age. Working very closely with and reporting to the House Manager.
It is a very busy household, so they are looking for an energetic, pro-active experienced hands on Head Housekeeper to take over the day to day running of their family home in Dublin and to travel ahead to prepare their homes in the US and South of France, to ensure that each home is ready for their arrival. Each property has housekeeping assistance in situ, but the owners would like each residence to run in the same manner.
Attention to detail is very important and an ability to anticipate and troubleshoot essential.
Some of the areas to be covered though not exhaustive include
SALARY CIRCA £45,000 Gross per annum- 2 bedroom off site accommodation provided. EU Passport and driving licence essential. Strictly Non-Smoker and freedom to travel essential. (HU3215)
EXP DOMESTIC COUPLE
Experienced domestic couple with at least 7 yrs. in a similar position, is required to have sole care and responsibility of this large property (1,500 m2) throughout the year. Primarily a holiday home, used by the principals and their family, guests and friends at periods throughout the year but mainly summer months. The property stands in one acre of gardens and a part time gardener is employed. This is a large property and physical fitness and energy is essential for the role.
Main duties between the couple are
Both must be very well presented and offer high end service, maintain the property in a spotless condition and be ready to receive the principals or their guests at any time. When the principals visit, they usually bring a team of staff with them, which includes 2 housekeepers, a chef and nanny.
SALARY circa 3-4,000 Euros per month. 2 BEDROOM SEPARATE HOUSE ON THE PROPERTY WILL BE PROVIDED. FIRST CLASS WRITTEN REFERENCES ARE REQUIRED – STRICTLY NON-SMOKERS AND NO PETS OR DEPENDANT CHILDREN. Ideally both to drive. Fluent English essential, Portuguese a bonus but not essential. Pls note when the principals are in residence you will work a 6-day week and take time back when they are away. (HU3581)
EXP DOMESTIC COUPLE
Experienced domestic couple with at least 7 yrs in a similar position, is required to have sole care and responsibility of this large property ( 1,500 m2) throughout the year. Primarily a holiday home, used by the principals and their family, guests and friends at periods throughout the year but mainly summer months. The property stands in one acre of gardens and a part time gardener is employed. This is a large property and physical fitness and energy is essential for the role.
Main duties between the couple are
Both must be very well presented and offer high end service, maintain the property in a spotless condition and be ready to receive the principals or their guests at any time. When the principals visit they usually bring a team of staff with them, which includes 2 housekeepers, a chef and nanny.
SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE. 2 BEDROOM SEPARATE HOUSE ON THE PROPERTY WILL BE PROVIDED. FIRST CLASS WRITTEN REFERENCES ARE REQUIRED – STRICTLY NON SMOKERS AND NO PETS OR DEPENDANT CHILDREN. Ideally both to drive. Fluent English essential, Portuguese a bonus but not essential. Pls note when the principals are in residence you will work a 6 day week and take time back when they are away.(HU3581) CV’s WRITTEN IN ENGLISH PLEASE
Rural position for an experienced, flexible, country loving chef who seeks a long-term position with a family of currently 5 adults. Eventually, you will be required to travel between residences in London, Essex, and South of France with the family. The family have 2 dogs.
You will be required to prepare and cook lunch and dinner every day for the family, with occasional breakfasts or brunch as requested, especially if there are guests. The family prefer fresh, healthy, and locally sourced fresh produce, catering to a variety of tastes to include a good Sunday Roast, Mediterranean and Ottolenghi style dishes to barbeques and alfresco dining in good weather. There will eventually be dinner parties and special events to cater for too. You will also be required to stock the fridge with prepared dishes to cover the family for your own time off.
The highest standards of hygiene are expected, you will care totally for the kitchen, cupboards and pantry and be responsible for stock control and provisioning, working with the principals on menu planning.
It is important that you are self-motivated and independent, but at the same time be willing to follow instructions and direction, are a team player and have a happy, willing personality.
The team consists of housekeepers, estate manager and gardeners.
SALARY IS NEGOTIABLE in the region of £45-55,000 Gross depending on previous experience, longevity in previous positions and qualifications. Previous experience working in a private residence is essential to this role. Accom 2-bedroom cottage will be provided, 2 days off per week. Car provided for work use. Well behaved dog welcome, strictly non-smoker and first-class references required. Sorry no partners or dependent children accepted. (HU3588)
South of France
SOUTH OF FRANCE- LIVE OUT-MUST BE ABLE TO WORK FROM HOME
FLUENT ENGLISH, FRENCH, RUSSIAN ESSENTIAL
A professional and experienced Personal Assistant is required for a private family based in the South of France. You must be able to work from home in this position. This is a lovely role that will suit a candidate who has a flexible approach and a “can-do” attitude. You will be required to act as the first point of contact; dealing with incoming emails, phone calls and post, you will manage extensive diaries; scheduling meetings and appointments, you will also be responsible for making international travel arrangements including organising visa’s, transport and accommodation. Additional duties will include facilitating events and conferences, compiling reports, managing expenses, maintaining procedures, and effectively liaising with staff, suppliers, and clients. It is essential that you have previous experience in a similar Personal Assistant role. Excellent computer skills along with strong organizational skills required. 5 day working week with flexibility. Negotiable salary. ASAP start. (HU3484)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
BUTLER -RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
An experienced butler is required to provide full butler service for a private residence in Riyadh.
Applicants must demonstrate the highest levels of confidentiality and privacy, to promptly provide exceptional levels of personalised service to the Principal and set a positive example to other Butlers in order to maintain consistent delivery of the Principal’s special requests at all times and in all environments. Other duties will include welcoming and greeting the Principal, escorting the Principal to his accommodation, packing and unpacking. You will also provide a personalized service, demonstrating a sense of urgency, priority, and dedication. You should be proactive, with the ability to anticipate and respond to the Principals’ needs and requests, while effectively liaising with respective departments to expedite the delivery of the requested products and services.
Additional duties will include maintaining inventory and stocks, F&B service, maintaining records. You must be able to work effectively and efficiently with all relevant departments, external service providers and employees, to ensure effective and efficient service delivery. Organize and supervise the activities assigned by Head Butler, to ensure that all work activities are carried out in an efficient manner and in accordance with set individual targets. Be able to acknowledge, welcome and greet the Principal, using the appropriate levels of discretion and the correct forms of address.
Financial Responsibility ▪ Manage effectively and responsibly supplies and equipment as directed by head butler.
Education: Diploma or equivalent in Food and Beverage Service, with 7 years’ experience in a similar capacity.
You should be service oriented, with exceptional attention to detail, adaptable, trustworthy. Good negotiable salary based on experience. Accommodation provided. (HU3541)
HOUSEHOLD MANAGER/ASSISTANT TO GENERAL MANAGER - DOHA VICINITY QATAR
A newly created position for this charming, young Qatari lady employer who has 5 children under the age of 10 years. We seek an immaculately presented, highly experienced House Manager to oversee an extensive team of staff, with further new employees probably being taken on for the new residence. Ideally, not only will you have excellent high-profile experience within a formal private residence, you ideally may have experience previously from a 5* luxury Hotel background.
It is important that you have an exceptional eye for detail and knowledge in the care all aspects of running a major property, which has a staff in the region of 250 people from all over the globe.
Somebody with a real knowledge of the concept of true luxury and who will ensure that the residence is always run to the highest standard, reporting to the General Manager.
An adaptable, quick thinking person is required and somebody who will appreciate this clients’ gorgeous home and want to love and enhance it, noticing things that require repair and arranging it without troubling the principal and dealing with snagging issues within the newly build palace. You will ideally have had experience in running and arranging large events and business meetings and perhaps have come from a 5* luxury hotel background originally. You will be responsible for sourcing items for the Principal, arranging staff manuals, helping at events, purchasing any personal items for the Principal and generally being highly discreet, flexible, and adaptable.
Excellent TOP salary and accommodation on offer for the right person who should have superb references and excellent private house experience. Travel to other residences within Qatar and eventually internationally. (HU3590)
HEAD HOUSEKEEPER DOHA VICINITY QATAR
A newly created position for this charming, young Qatari lady employer who has 5 children under the age of 10 years. We seek an immaculately presented, highly experienced Head Housekeeper to oversee a team of 8-10 housekeepers, with further new employees probably being taken on for the new residence. Ideally, not only will you have excellent high-profile experience within a formal private residence, you ideally may have experience previously from a 5* luxury Hotel background as a Head Housekeeper.
It is important that you have an exceptional eye for detail and knowledge in the care of fine clothing, linens, furnishing fabrics, china, glass, and crystal. This client has a love of gorgeous blown glass objects and has large chandeliers and ornaments all over her residences and you will be required to supervise the care of these items.
Somebody with a real knowledge of the concept of true luxury and who will enjoy making attractive towel displays around the swimming pool and spa area, ensure that there are always cold drinks, sun screen, a display of fine perfumes and such like available. A person therefore who knows all about providing the finer touches for this client and her friends and family. A lady’s maid is employed to care for the Principal’s wardrobe and you should have the ability to work well with this lady and to oversee and train the junior housekeeping staff in a fair, gentle and discreet manner.
An adaptable, quick thinking person is required and somebody who will appreciate this clients’ gorgeous home and want to love and enhance it.
Excellent TOP salary and accommodation on offer for the right person who should have superb references and excellent private house experience. Travel to other residences within Qatar and eventually internationally. (HU3591)
Head of Service/Head Butler -Doha Vicinity-Qatar
A newly created position for this charming, young Qatari lady employer, who has 5 children under the age of 10 years. We seek an immaculately presented, highly experienced F&B Manager/Head Butler, for a new a residence which has recently been constructed. You will head a team of young waitresses and we seek somebody who has experience in large function and event planning and who understands the concept of true luxury and FORMAL food and beverage service. You will have great attention and a superb work ethic and etiquette with which to train and supervise your staff.
Although the employer is a young woman, she appreciates formal service at all times, even for small family gatherings. Ideally you will have had experience of funning formal events and business meetings and perhaps have had a background in top level Hotel Events and Functions in the past at 5* level.
You will oversee the service of lunch and dinner daily and may be required to travel to other houses within Qatar, eventually with some international travel.
A discreet, quiet, and very service-oriented person is required for this role. Somebody who is truly understanding of the concept of formal butler service and who genuinely loves their work. Adaptable, responsible and a quick thinker, with the ability to lead the Service Team. Ability to train and supervise the staff while working alongside them. Previous experience in a top Claire private residence essential. Perhaps with a background from Buckingham Palace or Stately homes. Top salary and accommodation on offer. (HU3592)