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BUTLER / HOUSE MANAGER

Hampstead, London

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
N/A

Salary:
Salary negotiable based on experience but circa £55-65,000 per annum

Job Ref:
HU3649

Job Categories:
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BUTLER / HOUSE MANAGER
Hampstead, London 
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Fluent Russian and English, Confident Driver

We are looking for a highly experienced and qualified butler, with experience ideally within both 5 Star + renowned hotels and in Private Service working for UHNW families.

This a position working for delightful Principals and their small child who is cared for by the nanny. This is a new role working from 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Saturday.  The duties will include occasional light breakfast preparation, house staff management, (full staff employed) wardrobe management, packing / unpacking, front of house and food and beverage service at both lunch / dinner and events. 

A good knowledge of wines and cellar care is required and an ability to oversee the general smooth running of the whole house, as well as taking care of the needs of the family.

A confident driver is essential.  RUSSIAN SPEAKER is essential. Live out.  TOP Salary negotiable based on experience (HU3649)

 

 

 

Butler / House Manager / Cook

London

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
N/A

Salary:
Circa £37,500 based on experience

Job Ref:
HU3666

Job Categories:
Butler Jobs, Cook Jobs, Household Manager Jobs
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BUTLER /  HOUSE MANAGER / COOK
Chelsea, London
Essential Requirements:  Previous Private House Experience, Flexibility to travel, Good Cooking Skills, Drivers Licence

European businessman living in Chelsea, London requires an energetic organized household manager to manage the London Flat and is capable of formal front of house duties. 

For this Flat, located in the center of Chelsea, you will be able to take on the total running of the residence. You will work mostly alone except for a housekeeper who comes a few hours per day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. There will be some travel involved although the main aspect of the job is the daily running of the London residence in all its aspects.

You will undertake local shopping for the household, occasional driving for the general day to day running of the home(s) is essential. You must be well organized, self-sufficient and duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Ensuring food, groceries, and medication levels in the house are maintained, as per a detailed schedule/ Inventory supplies.
  • Running personal errands and shopping, as requested.
  • Ordering household items, as required
  • Coordinating with external suppliers such as dry cleaning/ ironing service, butcher, and drinks.
  • Ensuring all aspects of the house are in order; arranging contractors to undertake household maintenance as necessary. (Contractors already in place, a list of trusted contractors/ contacts will be provided
  • Coordinating travel arrangements together with concierge service and preparation for travel to other international properties.
  • Effectively managing household accounts. Credit card / Petty cash.
  • Cooking (Breakfast + preparing healthy dishes for dinner)
  • Ensuring the house is always in top condition for an unexpected arrival when traveling
  • Further developing process manuals (has been started by former house manager so you will start with well-documented processes and instruction manuals)

 

This is a fast-moving household with high standards and you will be required to ensure the boss has any equipment they require at all times, and that it is ready for use. Ensure all Guests visiting have all of their requirements met.  You should be technology minded with good organisational skills. 

Fulltime role working Monday-Friday with occasional weekends.   French speaker is a bonus.  This includes informal and formal Front of House duties, and fulfilling any ad hoc requests from the boss. 

Salary based on experience in the region of £37,500.  ON HOLD. (HU3666) 

COUPLE HOUSEKEEPER /HANDYPERSON /SECURITY/GROOM

KINGS LANGLEY, HERTFORDSHIRE

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
1-bedroom self-contained furnished apartment.

Salary:
£800 npw

Job Ref:
HU1694

Job Categories:
Domestic Couple Jobs, Groom Jobs, Handy-Person Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs, Security Jobs
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DOMESTIC COUPLE
Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience and Longevity in Previous Positions, Drivers Licence Genuine love of animals, willingness to learn to assist with care of small ponies

 

HOUSEKEEPER/HANDYPERSON/SECURITY

Monday to Friday 8.30 to 5.30 pm

Five-bedroom contemporary family home in 5 acres of land. A rural location with limited village services 1 mile away, but close to Watford, serviced by good rail links and easy driving distance of the M25. Informal family of four adults. There are 3 very small ponies, who are cared for by a part time groom in the mornings, but you will need to be able to learn to prepare hay nets at lunch time, feed and medicate, collect droppings and stable the ponies in the evening, so previous equine experience or a willingness to learn and a genuine love of animals essential. The family will in the near future have dogs too.

The family seek a proactive, creative and forward-thinking couple who are used to working together as a couple. The position comes highly recommended by current and previous couples.

Duties will include all general housekeeping duties, daily cleaning, washing, ironing, household errands, and potentially dog walking twice daily in all weathers. There is no cooking with this position, no assistance is required for entertaining and driving is limited to running errands and occasional airport runs. There is a pool and spa complex to be kept clean and maintained and specialist pool contractors to liaise with.

An experienced handyperson is required with a really good skill base to accommodate most DIY type duties, you will be required to care for all property maintenance indoor and out which will include local tenanted properties. A gardener is employed but some assistance will be required. House sitting and security during the owner’s absence is also part of the role and hence holidays must be taken outside the family’s holidays.

Salary £800 npw –mainly weekends off (some flexibility required to house and animal sit when the owners are away) 1-bedroom self-contained furnished apartment. Business use of car.

BOTH must be non-smokers, BOTH speak fluent English, BOTH drive manual cars and have experience driving in the countryside with own car for pleasure. Sorry NO PETS or dependants. PREVIOUS DOMESTIC COUPLE EXP AND LONGEVITY IN POSITIONS ESSENTIAL (CC1694)

Daily Chef -PART TIME

Knightsbridge, London

Contract:
Part Time

Accommodation:
N/A

Salary:
Negotiable, circa £30 per hour

Job Ref:
HU2844

Job Category:
Chef Jobs
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DAILY CHEF - PART TIME
Knightsbridge, London
Monday, Wednesday, Friday with occasional travel
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Drivers Licence, Available to Travel, Kosher kitchen experience

Daily private chef required for a family of four with two young children based in Knightsbridge on a part-time basis with occasional travel.   The chef will be required to prepare daily meals (lunch and dinner), three times a week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday with flexibility and occasional dinner parties.  

Our client maintains a very healthy and nutritious diet and is thus looking for a chef that can provide healthy options, using the finest ingredients.   You will be responsible for the household shopping, provisioning, and inventory.  As this role is part time, you will be required to prepare meals in advance for the days you are not there.  We require a creative and passionate chef for this position. 

The family keep a Kosher kitchen and therefore it would be a bonus if you have Kosher kitchen experience and have the ability to prepare and create Shabbat meals, etc.   The travel is occasional and will include time spent at the family’s country estate in Oxfordshire during school holidays, summer (July/August) in the South of France and the USA.   

We are looking for a flexible and friendly candidate with a “can-do” attitude.  Previous private house experience of at least 2+ years  is essential.   Working hours 9am-4pm.  Driver essential. 

Salary negotiable but circa £30 per hour.   (HU2844)

 

DAILY COOK / LIGHT HOUSEKEEPER / LAUNDRY -PERSON

Highgate, London

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
N/A

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3573)

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DAILY COOK- LIGHT HOUSEKEEPER-LAUNDRESS
Highgate, London N6
Essential Requirements -Very Good Cooking Skills; Excellent Quality Laundry, Light Housekeeping

9am to 7pm Monday to Friday -one hour lunch break

Long Term Hutchinson’s client with a very large, high-tech, and modern apartment in Highgate is looking for a good Cook/Chef to assist in very light housekeeping duties and laundry.

A daily housekeeper of many years is employed.  The client travels a great deal and is away for approximately 4 months each year. 

Our client is looking for an experienced cook who is familiar with gluten and dairy free, low diet.  

Duties will include, provisioning, taking total care of the kitchen and producing a very good level of simple, but well-cooked and nicely presented dishes, using fresh, seasonal ingredients. The client enjoys fish and fresh vegetables, with pulses, black rice, and quinoa salads etc.

You will provide one main evening meal, occasionally a very light lunch and sometimes breakfast. The client likes to have home baked cake available for visitors and so ideally you will have experience baking with different types of flour.

You will be required to care for the kitchen to an immaculate standard.

The working hours will be approx. 9-7pm when the client is in residence, unless a dinner party is planned and then time off in lieu to be taken.  Excellent salary negotiable for the right person. ASAP START (HU3573)

DAILY EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER & LIGHT COOK

Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
N/A

Salary:
Negotiable- based on experience

Job Ref:
HU3220A

Job Categories:
Cook Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs
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DAILY EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER / LIGHT COOK
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Drivers Licence, Longevity in Previous Positions, Dog Friendly

Our Client, who has a large high-end residence near Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire, is seeking a Daily flexible, experienced Housekeeper who is capable of light cooking duties.  This is a new position and includes weekend working over a 5-day working week. Daily working hours will vary, approx. 8 hrs per day, usually 11-8pm if the family are in residence and 8-5pm if not. Therefore, essential that you can be flexible in regards daily hours.

This is a large country house within its own estate and within easy access to London.  You may occasionally be asked to travel to the London residence to assist the Housekeeper of 20 years.

Candidate must be willing to undertake all housekeeping duties including hands on cleaning and housekeeping on a daily basis.

Required:

  •  A good team spirit and you must be willing to be flexible with your duties
  • Background in private households/yachts to understand the need for discretion and flexibility
  •  Looking for a long-term position
  •  Someone who will maintain the general tidiness of the home, with great attention to detail.
  •  Experienced with fine fabrics and special finishes.
  •  Dog friendly
  •  DBS - Enhanced DBS will be required
  •  Happy to wear a simple black and white uniform

Main duties:

  •  Daily housekeeping/cleaning.
  •  Setting the table and assisting with service. 
  •  Preparing light meals on the chefs’ days off for the family, fresh healthy, fish, salads etc.
  •  Laundry/ironing
  •  Work in London residence a few days every month (work car provided)

Due to the location, you do need to drive and have your own car. Previous private house experience essential, as well as longevity in previous roles.

Salary negotiable depending on experience.   2 days off per week. (HU3220A)

Daily Private Chef

Chelsea, SW3

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
N/A

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3687

Job Category:
Chef Jobs
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DAILY CHEF
Chelsea, SW3
Essential Requirements:  Previous Private House Experience 

Lovely live out position for a family of five relocating to London.   The family consists of two adults and three young children (6 years, 7 years, and 8 months).   This will be a fully staffed property. 

In addition to cooking for the family you will be required to cook for the nanny and housekeeper providing fresh simple meals.  The family enjoy a wide range of cuisine and would like the chef to be able to turn their hands to a variety of dishes that are creative, well balanced, and beautifully presented.  Mr. really enjoys Asian fusion cooking so a chef with good experience in fusion is a plus. The Mrs. enjoys Italian and American dishes. If you have experience working with American families and have a knowledge of American brands this would be advantageous.  

You will be required to provide lunch and dinner daily.   Working day is generally 11.30am until 8.00pm Monday through Friday with flexibility.   The family will occasionally have a weekend dinner party, so essential that you are flexible.  

You will be responsible for the kitchen in its entirety including menu planning, shopping, provisioning, inventory, budgeting as well as keeping the kitchen and equipment tidy. 

We require a professional, calm, and top chef for this role.   Top negotiable salary based on experience.    June start.   (HU3687)

 

 

Daily Private Chef

Hampstead Heath, London

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
N/A

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3647

Job Category:
Chef Jobs
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DAILY PRIVATE CHEF
Hampstead Heath, London        
Essential Requirements:  Previous Private House Experience Required        

We seek a top calibre, highly experienced private Chef to work for an UHNW family based in Hampstead.  The gentleman Principal is away on business for much of the time, but his partner and their little girl of 2 years are always in residence.  There may be up to one months’ travel each year, but generally a chef from another residence travels overseas with the family.

Ideally, you will have an International repertoire and be able to make all your dishes from scratch, using the finest fresh and seasonal produce.  We seek an innovate and creative chef who can come up with interesting ideas and variety.  Also, somebody able to cater for the little girls’ nutritional requirements.

When the Principal is in residence, they may require occasional business dinners and lunches and Madam will often have a friend over for a light supper.

5-6 days per week.   9am-7pm with flexibility.  

Excellent references are essential.  Top salary available for the right candidate.  (HU3647)  ON HOLD 

Daily Private Chef

Mayfair, London

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
N/A

Salary:
circa £50,000-£60,000

Job Ref:
HU3629

Job Category:
Chef Jobs
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Daily Private Chef
Mayfair, London
Essential Requirements – Previous Private House Experience, Flexible

Lovely position for a young family of four based in Mayfair require an experienced private chef to work on a rotating schedule 5 days per week.   Cooking will be for the Principal and 2 young children (4 years and 6 years) as well as a team of household staff which includes a nanny, security team, chauffeur, and housekeepers.   The family enjoy healthy and well-balanced cuisine.   

They seek a chef that has some knowledge in in health and nutrition if possible, someone who can be creative and innovative with menus and meals.  You will be required to manage the kitchen in its entirety, including shopping, provisioning, menu planning, executing meals, cleanliness of the kitchen and equipment, budgeting, etc.  

The clients have another chef employed, that you will work with on a rotational schedule, thus you will have 2 consecutive days off per week.  

Salary negotiable based on experience, circa £50,000-£60,000.  Russian speaker would be a bonus BUT NOT ESSENTIAL.  ASAP start.  (HU3629)

Daily Private Chef

Geneva, Switzerland

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
N/A

Salary:
Negotiable based on experience

Job Ref:
HU3694

Job Category:
Chef Jobs
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DAILY PRIVATE CHEF
Geneva, Switzerland with travel 
Essential Requirements:  Previous Private House Experience, Drivers Licence, Fluent English and French speaker

An exciting new position has arisen for international clients who have worldwide residences in Europe and North America.  Of paramount importance is your cooking training, experience, and ability to work “natural” food and holistic mindset around menu planning. 

Normally cooking is for the family, but there will be occasions when small functions and parties will take place.  We seek a skilled chef with a wide knowledge of special diets, vegetarian, and vegan cuisines.  Somebody who is dedicated and dynamic in the role, with a creative mind and the ability to really stretch themselves to cater for this highly discerning couple.  Flexibility is key as the clients are both extremely busy businesspeople and eating times can vary on a day-to-day basis. 

Responsibilities include preparing meals for events that are hosted in the Family’s homes, such as small dinner parties or special events, locating specialty items, such as organic or gluten-free products, and maintaining detailed records of the Family’s food allergies and dietary restrictions. Sourcing local and seasonal products, working in symbiosis with the gardeners on organizing the vegetable garden, collecting fresh eggs from the chicken coop, organizing suppliers list, working together with the household team in the smooth running of the house.

Ultimately, a top-notch Personal Chef should be able to handle criticism from the Family as well as demonstrate exceptional communication, time management, and dedicated service skills at all times.

Responsibilities will include

  • Weekly meeting with the owner and/or manager to determine their meal plans, preferences, specifications, food allergies, and dietary restrictions.
  • Preparing customized holistic meal plans based on their preferences, specifications, and dietary needs.
  • Shopping for meal ingredients as well as necessary kitchen tools and equipment.
  • Inspecting meal ingredients before making purchases to ensure that they are of the highest quality.
  • Preparing meals in the Family’s kitchens in accordance with food health and safety regulations.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing work areas before and after meal preparation. Taking care of all the Kitchen cleaning including washing up, pots and pans, etc.
  • Appropriately storing ingredients and food, packaging and labeling prepared meals that are to be consumed at a later date.
  • Working together with the household team(s) in the smooth running of the house(s)

Requirements:

  • Proven culinary experience.
  • Sound knowledge of different cuisines as well as food health and safety regulations.
  • A strong understanding of nutrition.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Team player.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Driver’s license required. Boat driving license a plus.
  • EU Passport
  • Fluent English and French speaker. German would be a bonus.
  • Non-smoker

Top negotiable salary based on experience. Live out position, accommodation provided when travelling.   (HU3694)

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DOMESTIC COUPLE

Nr Exeter, Devon

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
2-bedroom apartment

Salary:
£60,000

Job Ref:
HU3706

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Cook Jobs, Domestic Couple Jobs, Gardener Jobs, Handy-Person Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs
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DOMESTIC COUPLE
Nr Exeter, Devon
Essential Requirements: Previous Experience in Private Residence or Yachting, Both Must Drive, Own Car and Dog Lover Essential 

COOK-HOUSEKEEPER- HANDYPERSON, ASST GARDENER -HOUSEHOLD ASSISTANT 

The position is for a full-time live-in couple consisting of a family cook/housekeeper together with a genuine all-round maintenance/houseman/gardener.

The property is a Grade I listed historic building in rural Devon not far from Exeter and close to the sea, due to its rural location driving licenses for both are essential. Own car is required, there is a car that can be used for shopping and other necessary work-related trips.

The property is owned by a family with young children who live in London, this property is their weekend and holiday home. The family anticipate using the property at least every other weekend and every half term and holiday.

Hours of work are based around a 45-hour working week with flexibility expected regarding hours and days off, Tuesday and Wednesday can be taken as days off.

There are 30 days holiday per year inclusive of bank holidays, where it is necessary to work on bank holidays these days can be taken in Lieu.

There is a family dog who will remain at the property therefore it is important to be very comfortable with dogs and be willing to take excellent care of the dog.

The couples expected duties are:

Housekeeping:

  • To ensure the cleanliness of the main house and associated areas.
  • Ensuring the property is clean, prepared and ready before every visit.
  • Making of all beds before visits and on a daily basis.
  • Laundry duties and clothes care for the family.
  • To supervise and be responsible for the cleaner and other housekeeper.
  • Supervising cleaning of bed linen by contractor.
  • Stock control and purchasing of all cleaning and laundry products.
  • Informing manager of any maintenance or other issues and ensuring correct care of all items within the property.
  • Supervision of 2 young children when necessary, ages 6-9.

Family cook:

  • Provisioning kitchen fully before family visits.
  • Menu planning ahead of time with the principal.
  • Preparation and cooking of healthy meals.
  • Essential to be able to cater for dairy, nut, and gluten free.
  • Outside chefs can be brought in for large dinner parties
  • Maximum groups possible would be 6 adults and 10 children.
  • Sat Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Sun Breakfast, Lunch, and light dinner.

 Handyperson/ Asst Gardener/ Household Assistant

  • Must be a genuine team player, happy to do whatever is required.
  • Requires good basic DIY skills including painting and preparation skills.
  • Able to assist in the garden with mowing and other tasks under the supervision of the gardener.
  • Assisting with moving furniture, bringing in firewood, cleaning cars, clearing gutters, leaves, pressure washing patios, taking the bins out and a multitude of tasks as required.
  • Happy to help the property manager with tasks if required.
  • Able to help in the front of house when required.
  • Responsible for ensuring security of the property and monitoring of the security system.
  • Taking the dog for walks, feeding the dog, and ensuring he is well cared for including veterinary visits.

Salary in the region of £60k gross per annum. Accommodation is included consisting of a 2-bedroom apartment that is an annex to the main property with its own entrance and courtyard. The role is not suitable for candidates with children, but pets can be considered. (HU3706)

DOMESTIC COUPLE

North Wales

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
3-bedroom semidetached house

Salary:
£50,000

Job Ref:
HU1407

Job Categories:
Cook Jobs, Domestic Couple Jobs, Gardener Jobs, Handy-Person Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs, Security Jobs
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DOMESTIC COUPLE
North Wales - Bangor, Gwynedd (1 hour from Manchester)
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Both Must Drive

Housekeeper, Family Cook, Gardener, Handyperson, Security
8am – 5pm Monday to Thursday
8am – 1pm Friday

Chairman of construction company and his retired wife, who own a traditional, 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom Georgian house set in approx 2 acres of formal gardens, laid to shrubberies, woodland and lawns require a new domestic couple. Current couple have been in post for 8 years.

Experienced housekeeper required to maintain the cleanliness of the home, take care of floors and special finishes, dust, polish silver & nice furniture, deal with laundry and ironing to a high standard, you will need to assist with food preparation and simple cooking occasionally.

The housekeeper is welcome to work in the garden part time if desired.

Partner to act as gardener, undertaking general garden, lawn and grounds maintenance, a keen and enthusiastic gardener who will mow lawns, weed borders, beds and trim hedges. There are numerous trees and a lot of leaves to collect in Autumn. Modern equipment is available which includes ride on mower, good range of tools and a chain saw.

Other tasks include -General DIY and maintenance duties around the property, occasional driving duties to airport and evening social events approx. once per month, cleaning of cars, laying fires, chopping and bringing in logs, cleaning windows etc. 

Lovely 3-bedroom semidetached house (separate to the house and a short drive away, all bills paid) and a salary in the region of £50,000 Gross according to previous experience.  Sorry NO PETS will be considered, but an older child welcome. 

Clients reside overseas for 3 months each year, but no longer than 3 weeks at any time, so security of the estate is a large part of this job.  Monday to Friday; weekends free but if the owners are away the couple must remain local for security reasons.

Very occasional weekend and evening work may be required.

Candidates must have their own car for personal use, and both should drive. (HU1407)

Domestic Couple

Gstaad, Switzerland

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
To be discussed

Salary:
Excellent Salary Package Based On Experience

Job Ref:
HU3710

Job Categories:
Domestic Couple Jobs, Driver Jobs, Gardener Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs, Laundry-Person Jobs, Security Jobs
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DOMESTIC COUPLE
Gstaad, Switzerland and Saint Jean Cap Ferrat
Essential Skills:  Previous Private House Experience, Driver 

Domestic Couple to encompass all household related tasks, to include laundry to a very high standard and ironing/pressing, making purchases for the residences, and helping the chef in the kitchen, food and beverage service and a high standard of cleaning, dusting, polishing, making beds etc.

Partner to undertake various duties both inside and outside the house, working manually and dealing with technical issues, as well as running errands, driving, and assisting in the gardens.

Client is a mature, elegant, widowed lady.

Properties are both large - around 6,000 square meters – filled with precious art, objects d’art and fine furnishing fabrics.  The residences are high end and needs experienced staff to care for them and work well with the other teams of staff.

Full time, permanent contract.   Accommodation to be discussed.  Excellent salary package based on experience.   (HU3710)

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DOMESTIC COUPLE

Lausanne, Switzerland

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
A separate one-bedroom flat with own entrance and terrace

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3708

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Cook Jobs, Domestic Couple Jobs, Driver Jobs, Handy-Person Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs
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RESIDENTIAL DOMESTIC COUPLE
Lausanne, Switzerland
Essential Requirements:   Previous Private House Experience, Drivers Essential, Conversational French, Non-Smoker 

Rural location between Geneva & Laussane – ½ Hour drive to Geneva
Family Cook / Housekeeper / Handyperson / Driver / Security 

Part residence family holiday home in the canton of Vaud.

The residence is used by the family of 5 (including 3 children 18,16 and 13yrs and pet dog) during school holidays. The family live in London and have a summer home in Southwest France and a chalet for the Winter Season in the Swiss Mountains. You will be asked to travel to France occasionally throughout the year and spend Christmas & New Year at the Chalet.

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 with time back taken.

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. Additional housekeeping assistance is available when the family are in residence.

You will also be responsible for household provisioning, errands and local shopping, planning menus with the principal and cooking for the family when in residence. Fresh healthy family level cooking, a chef will be brought in for any entertaining. Experience in table laying and service, arranging flowers a big plus.

Partner will have good DIY skills and be a good team player, willing to work closely with the housekeeper and garden team. You will be responsible for the cleanliness and general maintenance of the family cars keeping accurate records of servicing. Occasionally you will need to drive the family to activities and undertake airport runs.

You will be responsible for ensuring the security of the property, monitoring of the security system internal and external systems. Liaison with external contractors for maintenance visits, quotes and repairs, supervising any work carried out.

The family have a small dog which you will feed walk and generally care for when the family are in residence, so a dog lover is essential.

This is a uniformed position, black trousers and white top, a separate one-bedroom flat with own entrance and terrace is provided

SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE – 2 DAYS OFF PER WEEK. BOTH MUST DRIVE, CAR AVAILABLE IF REQUIRED. FRENCH SPEAKER & NON-SMOKER ESSENTIAL

SMALL WELL-BEHAVED PET CONSIDERED BUT SORRY NO DEPENDANT CHILDREN. (HU3708)

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DOMESTIC COUPLE HOUSEKEEPER- FAMILY COOK-HANDYPERSON-ASST GARDENER-SECURITY

Nr Alresford, Hampshire

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Private One-bedroom flat (with an option for larger 2 bed accommodation Spring-2021)

Salary:
SALARY BETWEEN £50-60,000 Gross per annum depending on experience

Job Ref:
HU3631

Job Categories:
Cook Jobs, Domestic Couple Jobs, Gardener Jobs, Handy-Person Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs, Live In Jobs, Security Jobs
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DOMESTIC COUPLE
Nr. Alresford, Hampshire
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Drivers Licence, Pet Friendly

HOUSEKEEPER- FAMILY COOK-HANDYPERSON-ASST GARDENER-SECURITY
Large country estate in rural Hampshire, set in parkland, woodland and arable land with 11 acres of mature gardens and 1.5 acre walled garden.
This is the permanent residence of a family of 5, ( in normal times 2 eldest adult children come and go) and one teenager who is at boarding school and 2 dogs.

The housekeeper will be required to work closely with the lady of the house, you should be able to take initiative, be well motivated but at the same time open to suggestions. A traditional role for a housekeeper with an eye for detail is essential. You will need previous experience in the care of silver and antiques, working alongside a cleaner, but at the same time be very hands on with laundry, washing and ironing, caring for fine fabrics, happy to handwash fine china and glass, know how to lay a table for a formal dinner party, arrange flowers and be capable to deal with tradespeople and suppliers, ordering provisions and taking responsibility for the running of the household especially when the principals are away.

Ideally you will be confident in the kitchen, mainly to prepare light lunches or snacks occasionally, but willing to freeze vegetables and fruits from the garden, assist with jam making and generally assist madam with batch food preparation, but not every day cooking.

Partner will work alongside the outdoor gardening team, assisting with grounds maintenance, woodland maintenance, and general DIY tasks. Ideally you will be able to use a chain saw, chopping wood for the fires, and dealing with heavier indoor duties as needed. Laying fires, cleaning windows, driving airport and school runs, caring for the cars, assisting indoors during shooting weekends and generally a helping hand. So essential that you enjoy wearing many different hats and working as part of a team.

There are 2 black Labradors who between you will need feeding and walking each day too.

In normal times the family travel frequently and during their absence you will need to take care of the property and security, so essential that you have good levels of communications and during these times be self-sufficient and self-directing.

SALARY BETWEEN £50-60,000 Gross per annum depending on experience. Private One bedroom flat is currently available in the main house, with an option for larger 2 bed accommodation Spring-2021.

2 flexible days off per week, average working day is 8am to 5pm. Eventually if there are house guests then additional hours will be required, time off in lieu will be given. Ideally both should drive a car is available if required. Well behaved dog welcome. (HU3631) ON HOLD

 

Domestic Management Couple

Thatcham, Berkshire

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
2-bedroom self-contained flat with its own small garden and garage

Salary:
£65,000

Job Ref:
HU1638

Job Categories:
Cook Jobs, Domestic Couple Jobs, Driver Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs, Maintenance Person Jobs, Security Jobs
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HANDS-ON HOUSEMANAGEMENT COUPLE
Thatcham, Berkshire (Borders of North Hampshire)
Essential Requirements: Previous Long-Term Work History in a Private House, Driver’s License, Good level of Cooking, Pool Care and General Maintenance 

Long-term clients are in need of a new domestic couple after 10 happy years with the departing couple.

The property is main residence of a mature titled couple with grown up children who visit regularly with the grandchildren. The principals spend 2 days mid-week in London. Security is also part of this role and hence ideally the couple should make this their home.

A large country home, set in beautiful gardens approximately one hour from Central London. Duties will include day-to-day household management, housekeeping, laundry, care of the wardrobes and good quality, fresh family cooking, but to dinner party standard. Mostly Mediterranean with a lot of fish and traditional English style cuisine including game. Most of the entertaining is now family orientated.

One of the couple should be able to serve at table, have good front of house skills and be willing to work as part of a small team. Duties are interchangeable and either of the couple can cook.

A part time daily is employed, along with the gardening staff.

Other duties will include care of the cars, driving duties to include driving to London, airport runs and occasional evening dinners.  Care of 2 swimming pools, one indoor and one outdoor and the minor maintenance repairs indoors.

Salary circa £65,000 Gross per annum, 2-bedroom self-contained flat with its own small garden and garage, 2 days off per week Tuesday and Wednesday and four weeks paid holiday.

This position requires long-term work history, with excellent references, and enhanced DBS disclosures. Strictly Non-Smokers and sorry the position is not suitable for dependant children. A well-behaved dog is welcome. (HU1638)

ENGLISH TEACHER/ TUTOR/ GOVERNESS/ GOVERNOR (M/F)

Hampstead Heath

Contract:
Part Time

Accommodation:
N/A

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3685

Job Categories:
Governess Jobs, Governor Jobs, Teacher Jobs, Tutor Jobs
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ENGLISH TEACHER / TUTOR / GOVERNESS / GOVERNER (M / F)
Hampstead Heath
Part -Time
Essential Requirements: Qualified English Teacher, Flexibility, Ability to Travel

We seek an experienced, qualified English teacher, with experience of teaching English and a minimum of 10 years’ experience working with young children.  Fluent English speaker is essential and working days will initially be Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with potential increase to full time as the child gets older.  This is an UHNW client, and the little girl lives in a Russian speaking only environment. 

Duties will include eating with the little girl and assisting with table manners, education through play, learning English, walking, and undertaking general activities.

We seek a person who can travel with the family if necessary, for short luxury trips abroad, (though unlikely for the time being.)  To start as soon as possible.

Ideally a self-employed person who would work on a service contract and issue an invoice at the end of each month, although employment contract can be provided if preferred.

References and background check will be taken up.  (HU3685)

ENGLISH TUTOR/GOVERNESS/GOVERNOR

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, South of France

Contract:
Part Time / Temporary

Accommodation:
N/A

Salary:
Top Hourly Rate based on experience

Job Ref:
HU3704

Job Categories:
Governess Jobs, Governor Jobs, Tutor Jobs
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ENGLISH TUTOR / GOVERNESS / GOVERNOR
Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, South of France
Part-Time / Temporary  (July – November)
Essential Requirements: Previous Experience of Teaching English Language to Young Children

DAILY ENGLISH TUTOR:  SAINT JEAN CAP FERRAT,  SOUTH OF FRANCE 

We are seeking an experienced English Tutor with the ability and experience to teach a little girl of 2 years of age through play and adventures. Initially this would be for 2 hours, 3 times a week, building up to 10 hours a week. 

The little girl is Russian, and she has recently started English lessons with a Tutor/Governess in London. Ideally the successful applicant would work for either 2 hours in the mornings, from 09.00 am to 11.00 am or for 2 hours from 16.30pm-18.30pm. 

Absolutely essential that you have previous English teaching experience and that you have worked with young children in this age range. 

You must be willing to provide references from previous employers, have a clear criminal check. 

Lovely job for the right person, offering TOP hourly rate. (HU3704)

EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC OR YACHT COUPLE

St Tropez

Contract:
Temporary (June - September)

Accommodation:
Onsite Accommodation provided

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3711

Job Categories:
Domestic Couple Jobs, Driver Jobs, House -Person Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs, Laundry-Person Jobs
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EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC OR YACHT COUPLE
St Tropez (Summer position – June to September)
Essential Requirements: First Class Housekeeping and Service, Both to Drive, Child Friendly with UHNW Experience. Team players, Well Presented and Fluent English

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Couple looking for a summer position in the beautiful location of St Tropez.

The position starts late June until beginning September. There is down time when the family of five and their guests are not in residence, but extremely busy when they are there.

This position requires an experienced housekeeper/ stewardess and house-person/steward to manage and take care of the large 6-bedroom property with large outdoor terraces and pool.

Duties to include but not limited to:   

  • Formal housekeeping, to a high standard working closely with 2 daily Housekeepers
  • Laundry, ironing, and fine fabric care
  • Unpacking and packing of the suitcases
  • General cleaning and daily organisation of the property
  • Driving duties, local and airport runs
  • Local errands
  • Household services when required
  • Greet and take care of the family and guests.
  • Formal and informal service
  • Support the chef
  • Assist the gardeners with the cleaning of the pool and surrounding areas

It is essential that both candidates drive, accommodation provided onsite.   Start date Mid/Late June, negotiable salary.   (HU3711)

Experienced Stylist - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
Top negotiable salary based on experience

Job Ref:
HU3654

Job Categories:
Live In Jobs, Stylist Jobs
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EXPERIENCED STYLIST
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Essential Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion, 8 years of Relevant Experience Working with VVIP Clients, Extremely Knowledgeable in Fabrics

Our client based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia requires and experienced stylist who holds a Bachelors Degree in Fashion or relevant field with a minimum of 8 years’ of relevant experience.   It is essential that you have experience and exposure with high-end designers and high profile VVIP clients, previous experience working within the Middle East is a plus.   It is essential that you are extremely knowledgeable in fabrics, detail oriented, have outstanding sewing skills along with the ability to problem solve and multi-task. 

Additional responsibilities will include

  • Conduct all styling duties to serve key stakeholders in a professional manner
  • Assist in achieving desired looks by providing advice and selection for personal style items
  • Identify design, alteration, or repair requirements to ensure that stakeholders specifications are met
  • Select and purchase the most appropriate items and material in line with policies and procedures
  • Accurately record measurements, instructions and preferences as well as modify garments
  • Tailor Saudi traditional or international style garments and accessories
  • Keep track of current and developing global trends in fashion and design
  • Perform all duties with discretion and professionalism

This is a fulltime position, with a top negotiable salary based on experience.  Accommodation provided.    (HU3654)

HOUSEHOLD MANAGER / BUTLER / PERSON FRIDAY

Milan, Itlay

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
EU3,000- 3,500 net per month

Job Ref:
HU3625

Job Categories:
Butler Jobs, Driver Jobs, Household Manager Jobs
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HOUSEHOLD MANAGER / BUTLER / PERSON FRIDAY
Milan, Italy
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Drivers Licence, Flexibility to Travel

This is a superb position for an experienced Household Manager/Butler/Valet/Person Friday who must have skills in running and managing a beautiful apartment in central Milan, working for a newly married entrepreneur.

You must be able to demonstrate longevity in previous positions and have a very flexible approach to your work.

This Principal is the son of a client who has been a Hutchinsons' client for over 20 years.

While the role is based in Milan, you will be required to travel on occasion.

Experience of running a property is essential, as is the ability to undertake front of house, elegant food, and beverage service and to drive the clients as required. The ability to work closely with the housekeeper, as part of a team is essential and while the maid deals with the cleaning and laundry, you must be prepared to lend a hand when required, run errands, care for the Principals' clothing, deal with wardrobe management and pack and unpack for him. Ability to deal with household accounts, inventory and stock control is required.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a career-oriented Butler to start up in a new venture with this client and to grow with the job over a long period of time. A loyal, trustworthy, and discreet person with impeccable references is required, together with a sunny personality and a "Can-Do" attitude to his or her work. Own accommodation and a negotiable salary. Some spoken Italian essential.  The client prefers an applicant who is willing to take his or her time off during the long periods of time when he is travelling on business and during the summer when he and his wife travel to France for 2 months.

Salary circa EU3,000- 3,500 net per month.  (HU3625)

LADY'S MAID/WARDROBE MANAGER/ HOUSEKEEPER

NEAR DIVONNE (FRENCH/SWISS Border)

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
N/A

Salary:
Salary CIRCA 60,000-65,000 EU + Bonus

Job Ref:
HU3665

Job Categories:
Housekeeper Jobs, Lady's Maid Jobs
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LADY'S MAID/WARDROBE MANAGER/ HOUSEKEEPER
Near Divonne (French / Swiss Border)
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Fluent English and French, Drivers Licence 

Main Responsibilities:

  • You will attend to the needs of the family at their multiple EU residences.
  • You will have meticulous standards towards wardrobe management, care of unique garments.
  • You will liaise with the lady of the house for the children’s wardrobes.  
  • You will be in charge of the wardrobe inventory system, keeping it updated at all times.
  • You will provide outstanding housekeeping service to the changing needs of the family, anticipating the needs of the principals, working closely and reporting to the head Butler.
  • You will be working in a team which comprises other housekeepers, butlers, chefs as well as personal assistants of the Principals and other departments such as Security.
  • You will maintain impeccable standards throughout the home and provide hands-on service in areas such as cleaning, tidying, laundry, ironing, wardrobe organization, meal service and packing will also be required.

You will carry out the following household tasks during different shifts on a daily basis:    

  • Clean the bedrooms and bathrooms, common rooms and other areas of the estate
  • Vacuum and clean floors, carpets and other surfaces such as windows and hard floors
  • Dusting and polishing of all surfaces
  • Organizing the wardrobes for seasonal changes
  • Tidy clothing and pack & unpack travel cases
  • Prepare the breakfast table and clear the kitchen
  • Assist in other meal and event service when required
  • Carry out the cleaning and storage of seasonal clothing
  • Wash clothing and laundry, clean household fabrics
  • Iron the clothes and linen
  • Turndown beds and prepare rooms for the evening
  • Ordering of clothes when required
  • Dealing with daily deliveries for the family members
  • Inventory all new wardrobe items into a central system

You will report to the Residence Manager and have direct contact with the principal on a daily basis.

 Your profile

  • You have an interest in care taking of unique wardrobe pieces
  • You have an incredible eye for detail
  • You are fluent in English and French
  • You are gentle and well spoken
  • You are dedicated and are able to perform under pressure
  • You are polyvalent and a team player
  • You remain true to yourself and your personality and know your place at all times
  • Live out role, however, accommodation can be provided for the probationary period.
  • Driver essential 
  • Non-smoker

(HU3665)

LAUNDRESS / LADY’S MAID / OCCASIONAL HOUSEKEEPING

Gstaad, Switzerland

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
N/A

Salary:
Excellent negotiable salary based on experience

Job Ref:
HU3709

Job Categories:
Housekeeper Jobs, Lady's Maid Jobs, Laundry-Person Jobs
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LAUNDRESS / LADY’S MAID / OCCASIONAL HOUSEKEEPING
Gstaad, Switzerland
Essential Requirements:  Previous Private House Experience (minimum of 5 years) Fluent English and Ideally Conversational German, Non-smoke
 

Full time 45 hrs per week
Monday to Friday, occasional on weekend 

We are looking for an experienced laundress/ Lady’s Maid to manage the household linens and wardrobes of a single lady in Gstaad, Switzerland.

High level of knowledge of fragile linens with perfect ironing skills and have the knowledge and ability to look after and care for beautiful clothes.

  • Look after the Lady’s wardrobes to make sure that all clothes and items are well organized.
  • Laundering of personal clothes and home linens to include bedlinen, towels, table clothes and napkins.
  • Perfect ironing.
  • Basic sewing skills to manage minor repairs.
  • Packing and unpacking suitcase when the principal travels.
  • Inventory of the dressing room.
  • Ensure bags and jewellery are properly presented and protected.
  • Laundry for guests if requested.
  • Laundering of staff uniforms.
  • Cleaning of the laundry room.
  • Occasionally some minor housekeeping requests may be required by the principal

Excellent Salary negotiable depending on experience

Fluent English and ideally conversational German.

Minimum 5 years experiences as laundress in an exclusive private household.

Strictly Non-Smoker

Flexible and discreet with excellent personal presentation. 

Live-out role for a person who may be willing to travel to South of France for the summer season.

Long term position with Swiss contract.   (HU3709)

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR CO-AGENT - SHE'S IN SWITZERLAND

MOTHERS HELP/PERSONAL ASSISTANT/HOUSEHOLD ASSISTANT/CHILD LOVER

Middle East with travel

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3634

Job Categories:
Live In Jobs, Nanny Jobs, Personal Assistant Jobs
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MOTHERS HELP / PERSONAL ASSISTANT / HOUSEHOLD ASSISTANT / CHILD LOVER
Middle East with Worldwide travel
Essential Requirements:  Previous Private House Experience, Child Care, Flexibility to Travel 

Our client requires a professional and proactive candidate to work in the capacity of all -round Mothers’ Help/Personal Assistant/General Household Assistant to assist her with a variety of tasks.  

This is a busy household with six children, and while they do all have nannies employed, it is essential that you are child friendly and happy to assist with childcare in a “Guardian” type role when she is away.  

This post will require a really kind and genuinely caring individual who loves children and who has a “can-do” attitude who is happy to assist wherever needed. 

The duties for this position will range from administrative tasks as well as hands-on tasks, such as running errands and assisting the client in all walks of her daily life.  

Based in Middle East and the candidate will be required to travel with the Client. Flexibility is essential as well as the ability to travel extensively.   Accommodation provided.  Excellent negotiable salary based on experience.   (HU3634)  ON HOLD

Nanny for Newborn

Montreal, Canada

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
$45,000 - $75,000 CAD (based on experience)

Job Ref:
HU3703

Job Category:
Nanny Jobs
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NANNY FOR NEWBORN
Montreal, Canada
Essential Requirements: Newborn experience, First-Aid, CPR, Pet Friendly, Driving Licence

A super role for a first-time mother.  We seek a highly experienced full-time nanny with a great deal of newborn experience.   The baby is due in October 2021 and the start date will be beginning of September or October.  

It is essential that you have First-Aid, CPR (or willing to take first-aid CPR qualification), are pet friendly, have excellent references, and a driving license. 

French speaker preferred but not essential. 

Ideally you should be able and flexible to travel, but this is not essential.  

40 hours per week, renumerated extra time (not frequent) depending on whether live-in/out.

$45,000 - $75,000 CAD (based on experience).  (HU3703)

Personal Assistant

Chigwell, Essex

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
N/A

Salary:
£45,000-£50,000

Job Ref:
HU3659

Job Category:
Personal Assistant Jobs
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PERSONAL ASSISTANT
Chigwell, Essex
Essential Requirements:  Previous Private House Experience, Drivers Licence, Flexibility to Travel 

We seek a highly professional and experienced Personal Assistant to work alongside, support and shadow the Estate/House Manager for a property based in Chigwell.  This is a full-time position that will require a candidate who is switched on, flexible and self-sufficient. 

The role will include diary management, ensuring appointments are scheduled, ordering and provisioning, various administrative tasks including monitoring correspondence and inventory, ensuring tasks are completed on schedule, budgeting, etc.  

It is essential that you are extremely organised with strong communication skills.  You should have the ability to multitask and prioritise duties.  You will be responsible for covering for the House Manager on their day off, thus previous private house experience is required.  

5-day working week, with flexibility.  There will also be occasional travel with this role; generally, a few times per year.  In addition, candidates with wardrobe management skills would be a plus.    

Good computer skills required.  Drivers licence essential.  The role will initially be working remotely but will transition into an office-based role within the property eventually.  

Salary negotiable based on experience, circa £45,000-£50,000.   Previous private house experience essential. (HU3659) ON HOLD

RESIDENTIAL CARETAKERS, HOUSEKEEPER AND GARDENER - SECURITY

Amsterdam

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Separate 2 Bedroom Gate House, all newly renovated, with small garden provided

Salary:
Negotiable based on experience

Job Ref:
HU2930

Job Categories:
Domestic Couple Jobs, Gardener Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs, Security Jobs
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DOMESTIC COUPLE
Holland, Amsterdam (25km West of Amsterdam- close to the sea)
Essential Requirements:  Previous Private House Experience, Fluent English with either Tagalog, Portuguese, or Italian, Drivers Licence 

Beautiful family estate of approx. 40 acres, in a suburban setting close to the sea and with easy access to Amsterdam. This property is the family estate, of owners, with multiple homes and who currently only visit the property alternate weekends. They are an informal couple and like their privacy when visiting the property. The principal’s adult children and their families occasionally visit using the guest cottage some weekends and holidays. The property is newly refurbished and has full security systems and cameras in place.

The housekeeper will take care of the interior of the main house and a small guest house, cleaning, dealing with laundry and generally overseeing the day-to-day housekeeping duties. You will need to have previous experience of antiques, fine fabrics, and precious items. When the owners are in residence, some light cooking will be required ideally Mediterranean and Asian in style. You will need to be able to run errands, shop for fresh produce and work alongside the lady of the house to ensure that any guests are well catered for.

Partner will spend approx. 70% in the gardens and 30% in the house, assisting with care of the gardens alongside the full-time head gardener and part time assistant. You do not need to be a qualified gardener, but you must enjoy working outside in all weathers. There are formal and informal areas of woodland and gardens comprising of flower beds, lawns, topiary and rose gardens and vegetables are also grown on the estate. In house you will assist the housekeeper with any high-level cleaning, undertake any basic repairs and monitor the coming and going of any contractors.

There are numerous external contractors who take care of the swimming pool and tennis court, so you will need to have good communication skills and be able to liaise with them.

Security is extremely important, there are full security cameras, and you will need to be very security aware.

Salary Negotiable depending on experience. Separate 2 Bedroom Gate House, all newly renovated, with small garden provided. One pet accepted. FLUENT ENGLISH with either Tagalog, Portuguese, or Italian languages to enable good communication with the other staff.  2 days off per week. Drivers essential, car provided. (HU2930)

RESIDENTIAL COUPLE HANDS ON ESTATE MANAGER & HOUSEKEEPER

Nr Stowmarket, Suffolk

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Furnished separate accommodation provided

Salary:
£60-65,000 GROSS PER ANNUM DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE

Job Ref:
HU3309

Job Categories:
Domestic Couple Jobs, Estate Manager Jobs, Gardener Jobs, Head Housekeeper Jobs, Security Jobs
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RESIDENTIAL COUPLE
Nr Stowmarket, Suffolk
Essential Requirements:   Previous Private House Experience Required (Minimum of 5 years) Drivers Licence

HANDS ON ESTATE MANAGER & HOUSEKEEPER

Position in a rural village South of Stowmarket. The estate is newly refurbished and requires an experienced domestic couple to maintain and manage the house and grounds to a very high standard. The owners are a mature couple – semi retired with no children. Most of the time only the principals will be in residence, but occasional guests will stay (on average once per month).

The main house is a Grade 2 listed -8-bedroom former rectory, with 2 guest cottages on site, an outdoor pool and tennis court in approx. 50 acres of paddocks, lawns, and formal gardens.

Whilst duties are separate the couple must work well together and have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in similar roles.

The housekeeper will be responsible for the day-to-day housekeeping of the main house with servicing of the cottages when required. You will need to supervise ad-hoc cleaners as needed.  Your duties will include cleaning, bed changing, laundry, ironing, shoe cleaning, arrange dry cleaning, take deliveries, messages and oversee internal tradesmen. You should enjoy displaying cut flowers, working with the gardener to ensure good use of available flowers. You will need to arrange pantry and household supplies (principally online).  Cooking is not essential to the role, but some prep/assistance may be required occasionally.  Caterers will be available for any entertaining, but you will need to oversee this and assist with dinner parties and other events.

The Estate Manager will be responsible for the overall security and day to day running of the estate. You should have a practical background with good hands-on maintenance skills and be capable of property maintenance and hard landscaping.  You will be required to clean and look after the cars and garden machinery, undertaking and arranging servicing, repairs etc. You will arrange external services i.e., window, pool, tennis court cleaning, maintain a stock of logs, lay fires, and fill log baskets, monitor oil and re-order, and manage domestic finances, place orders, and pay bills. You will manage and work with all staff on the estate (housekeeping and gardening) and any external contractors.  Gardening experience will therefore be necessary. Experience of overseeing building projects would be an advantage.  There will be some occasional driving duties for the principals to and from airport- station pickups, restaurants etc.

SALARY IN THE REGION OF £60-65,000 GROSS PER ANNUM DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE.

2 DAYS OFF PER WEEK WITH PLENTY OF WEEKENDS. USE OF FURNISHED SEPARATE ACCOMODATION WITH UTILITIES PAID. NO DEPENDANT CHILDREN OR PETS AND STRICTLY NON-SMOKERS. BOTH MUST DRIVE. (HU3309)

RESIDENTIAL DOMESTIC COUPLE

Notting Hill, London

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
SELF CONTAINED ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT WITH OWN ENTRANCE

Salary:
Negotiable based on experience

Job Ref:
HU3690

Job Categories:
Cook Jobs, Domestic Couple Jobs, Driver Jobs, Household Manager Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs
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RESIDENTIAL DOMESTIC COUPLE
Notting Hill, London, W2
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Child and Pet Friendly, Driving Licence

Informal family with four children between 12 and 3yrs, with a small dog and a cat.

Large family home, which is the families’ main residence, but travel abroad during school breaks.

The position will require a couple who has excellent background in domestic service, staff stay with them very long term and it is essential that the couple show long term commitment and loyalty in long term positions.

Duties will encompass all day-to-day housekeeping, cleaning, laundry, fresh healthy family cooking, shopping, menu planning, running errands, school runs, airport runs, liaison with contractors and gardeners, taking pets to the vets etc. There will also be general DIY and property maintenance duties to complete the role.

Duties are interchangeable and the couple must work well together, balancing the workload between you. The children are all nursery or school age, so essential that you enjoy working in a family environment and enjoy being with children.

You must enjoy working as part of a very happy and friendly team, which includes a full time and a part time nanny, and full-time daily housekeeper are also employed. This is a busy family home, that requires staff to all work together.

SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE – SELF CONTAINED ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT WITH OWN ENTRANCE.
DURING SCHOOL TERM MONDAY TO SATURDAY 7am to 6.30pm WITH SUNDAYS OFF
OUTSIDE SCHOOL TERM MONDAY TO FRIDAY WEEKENDS OFF
DRIVING LICENCE ESSENTIAL, NON-SMOKERS AND FLUENT ENGLISH. (HU3690)

 

Residential Head Housekeeper / Family Cook

Nr Reading, Berkshire

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Beautiful new 1-bedroom apartment

Salary:
circa £40,000 Gross per annum depending on experience

Job Ref:
HU3561B

Job Categories:
Cook Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs
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RESIDENTIAL HEAD HOUSEKEEPER / FAMILY COOK
Nr Reading, Berkshire
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Flexibility, Pet Friendly

Fantastic new position for a dedicated and flexible, experienced head housekeeper 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.

As head housekeeper you will report to the principal and House manager and will be responsible for a small team of other housekeepers including a dedicated laundress. This is hands on role, which means you will involve yourself in all aspects of the daily housekeeping tasks needed to keep the house to an immaculate standard.

The Estate is fully staffed, you 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.

 Duties will include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Overall Management of the housekeeping team
  • Taking care of antiques, brass, silver, and fine fabrics.
  • Assisting Butler with front of house service.
  • Turn down service
  • Family cooking when principals are in residence

(Chef available for formal gatherings or parties)

  • Walking the dogs
  • Assisting the house manager with daily running of the household.

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 circa £40,000 Gross per annum depending on experience. Beautiful new 1-bedroom apartment provided.

Strictly non-smokers, ideally computer literate and previous household experience is essential. Sorry no dependant children. Driver preferred. (HU3561B)  ON HOLD

RESIDENTIAL HOUSEHOLD MANAGER

County Dublin, Southern Ireland

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Separate 2-bedroom apartment provided

Salary:
Circa €60-65,000 gross, depending on previous experience

Job Ref:
HU3356

Job Categories:
Butler Jobs, Household Manager Jobs
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RESIDENTIAL HOUSEHOLD MANAGER
County Dublin, Southern Ireland
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Drivers Licence, Flexibility to travel

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.  We require and energetic and proactive candidate for this position.

This is for a family with 3 grown up children. The residence is approx.40 mins from Central Dublin in a beautiful location and there are other homes in South of France and the 2 homes in the USA, (New York and L.A.) so essential that you have freedom to travel occasionally.

You will need to be able to take on the total running of the main residence, (with occasional travel to the overseas homes.)  The main residence is however the priority and you will be managing all aspects of the household staff, dealing with rotas, inventory and stock control, undertaking household accounts and ensuring that the travelling Head Housekeeper is well prepared to go 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 and undertake a range of personal assistant duties.

  • Responsible for household and project management in multiple locations across continents
  • Recruiting, training and supervision of the household employees, creating operation manuals
  • Research and negotiation with vendors, contractors, maintenance providers.
  • Creating data base systems for each property and extensive, detailed photographic inventories.
  • Diary, travel management and event planning.
  • Sourcing and setting up of residences for high end rentals.
  • 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:
  • Ensuring the overall smooth running of a busy household on a daily basis, with responsibility for the training and supervision of domestic staff, including full-time Head Housekeeper, Housekeeper, Daily Cleaner and a part time Laundress.
  • Ensuring food, groceries and medication levels in house are maintained, as per a detailed schedule/ Inventory supplies.
  • Running personal errands and shopping for the family, as requested.
  • Ordering household items, as required
  • Overseeing weekly flower orders.
  • Coordinating with external suppliers such as dry cleaning/ Linen ironing service, butcher and drinks.
  • Ensuring all aspects of the house are in order; arranging contractors to undertake household maintenance as necessary.
  • Coordinating travel arrangements and preparation for travel to other international properties.
  • Compilation of records, maintenance and updating of household manual and Inventories. 
  • Effectively managing household accounts. Credit card / Petty cash.

This is a relaxed household, but with very 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 fulfilling any ad hoc requests from the Owner, Family and Guests or Estate Manager.

SALARY NEGOTIABLE-circa €60-65,000 gross, depending on previous experience. Separate 2-bedroom apartment provided, sorry no pets, though partner following own occupation is welcome. Strictly Non-Smoker with excellent references essential. EU Passport and full driving license essential (HU3356)

 

Residential Housekeeper

South Dublin

Contract:
Full-time

Accommodation:
2 bedroom separate apartment

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU2257

Job Categories:
Housekeeper Jobs, Live In Jobs
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RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER
South Dublin, Southern Ireland
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Drivers Licence, EU Passport, Flexibility to Travel

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:

* Ensuring the overall housekeeping function and smooth running of a busy household on a daily basis with responsibility for supervision of 2 cleaners. You will organise rota’s – arrange holiday cover and keep records.

* Running personal errands and shopping for the family, as requested.

* Ordering household items, as required

* Overseeing weekly flowers; daily maintenance of the flowers

* Coordinating with external suppliers such as dry cleaning/ Linen ironing service.

* Ensuring all aspects of the house are in order; cleaned to a high standard and all rooms presented and comfortable.

This is a hands-on position with detailed cleaning, washing, and ironing involved.

* Feel comfortable dealing with specialist fabrics and surfaces

* Packing and unpacking for travelling, as requested.

* To be responsible for the family's wardrobe maintenance and organisation.

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 proactive, 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.  (HU2257)

 

RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER / CARER / COMPANION

Nr Stockbridge, Hampshire

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Newly built 2-bedroom apartment

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3699

Job Categories:
Companion Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs
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RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER / CARER / COMPANION
Nr Stockbridge, Hampshire
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Animal Friendly, Drivers Licence

Newly created position for a Country Loving housekeeper who is willing to act as friend and carer to the daughter, a young woman with learning difficulties from birth. The family of 3 (2 principals and their daughter) have a large country house and estate with a working farm and equestrian facilities. Extended family live close by and there are frequent visits from grandchildren and friends.

A busy family environment with long term staff, no 2 days are the same. There are horses, dogs, lots of country walks and therefore most suitable for a housekeeper who enjoys these hobbies. Duties will be divided between housekeeping and the supervision and assistance to the daughter.

Housekeeping duties will include day to day household management, assisting the principals with day-to-day care of the property. Hands on housekeeping, cleaning, washing, and ironing, bed making, and shopping will be required, a full-time cleaner is also employed. You will be able to cook fresh family meals, usually shared with the lady of the house, but capable to prepare meals for the daughter (who enjoys baking and assisting in the kitchen) if the principals are absent.

Personal assistant / Carer – this part of the role is more of a personal assistant/ companion than carer, you need empathy and kindness, able to supervise and assist rather than care for. The daughter is passionate about horses and rides every day, loves to spend time at the stables and therefore important that you are “horse and dog friendly”. Riding is not essential but an opportunity if desired. She also enjoys walking the dogs, swimming, shopping, and trips out. There are 2 additional part time staff members who assist her with riding and day trips. A degree of assisting with personal care is required, but there are no physical disabilities.

This is a long-term position that offers security and a lovely family environment.

Salary Negotiable depending on previous experience, newly built 2-bedroom apartment – 2 days off per week Monday and Tuesday with one weekend per month. Non-Smoker and Driver essential, enhanced DBS Check will be required. Prefer no pets but willing to consider. (HU3699)

 

 

 

RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER / COOK

Zurich, Switzerland

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
New build one bedroom apartment

Salary:
Negotiable based on experience

Job Ref:
HU3622

Job Categories:
Cook Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs
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RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER / COOK
Zurich, Switzerland
Essential Requirements:   Previous Private House Experience, Driver, Fluent English and Conversational German, Pet Friendly

RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER / COOK
Monday to Friday with flexibility to cover occasional weekends

New position for a young professional couple who require an experienced housekeeper to care for the family villa approximately 10 mins drive from Zurich City.

The housekeeper will have sole responsibility for the day-to-day housekeeping of this family home which will include all household cleaning, making beds, changing linens, laundry and co-ordinating and scheduling servicing contractors and suppliers.

You will be required to provision and keep the residence well stocked with supplies, run errands, and ensure that linens, writing supplies, bathroom items etc are all replenished.  You should have experience with delicates and fine fabrics and ideally wardrobe management skills with couture clothing experience.

Fresh healthy cooking is required and ideally previous experience of table service.

A gardener is also employed, any assistance in the gardens would be welcomed as time allows.

You should be pet friendly and willing to assist with feeding the chickens, in the future the family may acquire a dog.

The principals are looking for a long-term housekeeper with a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a private residence. The working week is Monday to Friday, 42 hrs per week, but with flexibility for occasional extra duties if there are guests. Overtime hours will be paid.

Occasionally you may be asked to travel to additional properties in Switzerland and Europe.

Salary negotiable depending on experience, fluent English and conversational German.
New build one bedroom apartment will be provided. Driver essential.
DBS Check and excellent written references essential (HU3622)

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR CO-AGENT - SHE'S IN SWITZERLAND

Senior Executive Assistant

Central London

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
N/A

Salary:
Competitive Salary Based On Experience

Job Ref:
HU3253

Job Category:
Executive Assistant Jobs
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SENIOR EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO A UHNWI IN HIS BUSINESS AND PERSONAL LIFE
Central London
Position: Full time / Permanent
Essential requirements:

  • At least 6-10 years’ experience as an Executive Assistant to an UHNWI with domestic staff management
    • Longevity in an Executive Assistant role for more than five years
    • Worked in London in an EA role for greater than five years
  • Experience in managing and recruiting household teams of 25.
  • Strong understanding of the workings and costs of AV (Creston), HVAC, and CCTV systems with knowledge of the key suppliers in London
  • Experience in managing yachts and private jets
  • Experience in negotiating both personal and business bills/invoices
  • Very strong administrative and IT skills, including being competent with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Job Description

A Senior Executive Assistant is required to assist an Executive Chairman with his business and private households. A successful candidate is someone who can make the principal’s time more efficient and effective. 

The EA will be located in the Chairman’s family office and will report directly to the Principal.  

Business:

  • Day-to-day: Manage meetings, follow up with contacts, arrange business travel, follow up on items from meetings, organise documentation, ordering supplies, arranging calls and prepare materials for meeting
  • Acting as a point of contact for the principal
  • Undertake discrete small-scale projects as requested
  • Produce high quality documents including reports, correspondence, presentation materials, travel memos, and beyond
  • General office duties as needed
  • Protecting and managing principal’s time

Personal:

  • Managing multiple residences with an international household team
    • Dealing with changing staff arrangements
    • Interviewing and recruiting new staff
    • Ensuring homes are ready for principal’s arrival
    • Negotiating contractor and maintenance bills
    • Ordering supplies
  • Prepared to travel to residences when to deal with accounts, issues, and staff management
  • Negotiating insurance policies and maintenance contracts
  • Managing personal bills
  • Dealing with personal IT accounts and devices
  • Extensive global travel arrangements: updating logistics, creating itineraries, whilst being prepared for any last-minute amendments

Competencies:

  • High degree of professionalism, total discretion, diplomacy, highly competent, excellent time manager, resilient and a team player
  • Energetic and have a “can do” attitude to handle multiple assignments at the same time
  • Excellent communicator in written and verbal form
  • Being able to work autonomously with top line direction
  • You should be able to have a “sixth sense” of what is important
  • Excellent planning skills, being able to prioritise to achieve the right results and outcomes within tight deadlines
  • Work flexibly on occasion when required outside of normal working hours
  • Confident, personable and sense of humour
  • Ability to operate with a high level of confidentiality

A competitive salary, the potential for a discretionary bonus, a central London office location from which you will be based, 25 days holiday a year.

Our clients will only interview candidates who meet all the “Essential Requirements/Skills”.

(HU3523)

TRAVELLING BUTLER / VALET

Worldwide

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
Salary 50-65,000 Euros Gross per annum based on experience

Job Ref:
HU2091

Job Categories:
Butler Jobs, Valet Jobs
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TRAVELLING BUTLER / VALET
Caribbean / USA - November to April
Ireland & Other European Locations - May to October
Essential Requirements: Previous Long-term Private House Experience, Drivers License, Good Technical Skills, Flexibility to Travel

This is a wonderful role for a butler/valet to join a happy team providing first class table, F&B service and front of house skills and know how to take care of a cellar, fine glassware, 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 November through May, where you will be employed in the owners’ other home in the Caribbean and Florida. 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 50-65,000 Euros Gross per annum together with accommodation. . Team rota of working covering 2 shifts 06.30am to 3pm and 3pm to close of house. Start date ASAP (HU2091)

 

Travelling Private Chef

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with worldwide travel

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
€50,000 -tax free

Job Ref:
HU3695

Job Category:
Chef Jobs
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TRAVELLING PRIVATE CHEF
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with worldwide travel
Essential Requirements:  Previous Private House Experience, Driver, EU passport

An exciting opportunity for an experienced private chef to be based in Riyadh with worldwide travel.   This role will require a candidate who can provide daily meals mainly for the Principal, and on occasion for the Principals’ family, occasional guests, and staff. 

Our client enjoys a wide range of cuisine including Indian, Lebanese, Mediterranean and European.   You will be responsible for creating menu plans, shopping, provisioning, and executing beautifully presented, well-balanced meals. 

There will be extensive travel with this role including Europe, USA, and UAE thus we require a candidate with the freedom and flexibility to travel (sometimes with little notice).  You should have a passion for food, the ability to cater for dietary requirements/restrictions, great attention to detail and creativity. 

Driver essential.  EU passport required.  Previous private house experience required.  Accommodation provided.  Salary in the region of circa €50,000 -tax free depending on experience.   ASAP start.  (HU3695)  ON HOLD

TRAVELLING RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER

London, SW7 with travel

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
own bedroom and ensuite bathroom in all land locations.

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU2863

Job Categories:
Housekeeper Jobs, Laundry-Person Jobs
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TRAVELLING RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER
London, SW7 and South of France
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Flexibility to Travel, Good Team Player

Experienced, flexible housekeeper who enjoys travelling is required for long term clients who travel between multiple homes and their yacht throughout the year.  The couple have an immaculate penthouse apartment in London.  A Household Manager who drives and cares for the property is also employed at the London residence and has also been in post for many years.

This vacancy requires a candidate who is happy to spend the summer months at the property in South of France with trips to Italy. When working at the large property in France you will join the household team and so a good team player is essential. In the future there will also be some International travel too.

Duties are mainly housekeeping, you must have excellent cleaning skills with attention to detail, be able to care for the bed linen and towels and care for the wardrobes. Washing and ironing of shirts and cleaning shoes etc.

You may be asked to run errands and occasionally assist the chef with kitchen prep. Ideally you will have previous table service experience and basic cooking skills to cover the chef on his day off when in London.  The working day is usually 9-2pm then again 6-9pm, five and half days per week.

You must be very well presented, have fluent English and be available and free to travel. Strictly Non-Smoker essential.

Salary negotiable depending on experience, accommodation of own bedroom and ensuite bathroom in all land locations. (HU2863)