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£1,000 - £1,200

Lovely family of 3, soon to be 4! Are seeking a professional, proactive and experienced nanny to join them on a 24/5 basis (inc. weekends) at their home in Monaco.

There is a little boy of 11 months old and a new born boy due in June 2020. They have a maternity nurse to care for the youngest for the first 7-8 months and you will then take care of both boys.

It is imperative that you have experience working in a 24hour schedule before and in particular with 2 young and energetic boys!

You will plan fun activities and be educationally aware, ensuring the boys are learning and stimulated at all times. The family also employ a 24/2 nanny on your days off and there are 2 live out housekeepers in the home too who take care of the children’s rooms and laundry – you will be responsible for some cooking for the children and their wardrobes.

The family are casual at home, but when out and about they are formal – you will be an extension of the family and need to represent them at all times. Professional, well presented and well mannered.

There will be international worldwide travel included.

Location: Monaco

Start date: Open

Salary: Will reflect experience but c. £1000 + per week

Accommodation: Own one bedroom apartment within the same building as the family

*Interviews held by video call until further notice

 

*please note we cannot guarantee a response to every application*

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£45,000 - £55,000

French Speaking 2 Weeks on, 2 weeks off Rota Nanny Opportunity | Immediate Start
*Interviews will be held via video call until further notice

A return client of Leaman Consulting is seeking a warm, baby experienced and loyal nanny for the care of their baby girl aged 12 weeks old (age at start of placement). The family will hire two nannies to work on a rota schedule working two weeks on/two weeks off.

The ideal nanny will have a caring demeanour, be kind, thoughtful and respectful of all household members and enjoy working in a team. The family would like someone to be with them long term.

It’s a live-in role when on duty. Accommodation provided will be a bedroom with en-suite bathroom, however, by April this year a studio apartment with separate entrance joined to the family home will be provided. At night-time the nanny will have the baby monitor.

This role would suit a baby nanny that loves taking babies through their different stages and watching them develop and grow. The nanny will be required to carry out baby related duties only, to ensure all her milestones are met and her emotional and physical needs are well taken care of. A typical day will be full of singing, reading & talking lots to their baby, daily walks for fresh air, attending baby sensory classes and continuing the routine for feeds and naps.

A nanny speaking French & English will be highly regarded by the family – the parents would love their child to be multilingual.

Start date: Flexible

Working schedule: Two weeks on two weeks off, 24 hours on duty.
Salary: The salary will be  up to £55,000 gross per year

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£45,000 - £50,000
A wonderful family are looking for a fun and engaging full-time nanny to come and help look after two children aged 4 and 6 years old.
 
*Interviews will be held via video call until further notice
 
Nanny duties include: In normal circumstances the children are in full-time school, but due to the ongoing situation they are at home and their usual routine has been interrupted. The children are well mannered, love being active & running around, arts and crafts, baking, playing games and spending time in their playroom or the local park.
With both parents mostly working from home the nanny will take sole charge of the children and keep them engaged, learning and having fun.
There is the support of household staff and parents enjoy spending time as a family allowing the nanny some down time and the school set daily homework to be completed at home.
 
Working hours: 9:00am - 7:30pm (can be reduced during term time when children return to school)
Salary: up to £50,000 gross per year
Accommodation: en-suite bedroom within spacious family home
Start date: *Interviews held via video call
DBS and references will be required.

 

 

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£13-15 net per hour DOE

Lovely young couple living in Holland Park are looking for a flexible part time (3 day) housekeeper to work 18-20 hours a week. They are open to someone working 5 mornings a week, if you are seeking more hours.  
Their previous housekeeper usually worked Monday, Wednesday & Friday and duties included all high level housekeeping, laundry, cooking simple healthy lunches (Ottolenghi style, they enjoy healthy and plant based meals). 

They also have a very friendly little dog (schnauzer) who will need caring for and walking when you are there. 

The property is a 4 bedroom house with 2 adults living there. They often travel so are not always there, but you will still be required to go in and keep the house running. They often entertain at weekends and have dinner parties with friends so if you were free and happy to help cook  for these (paid extra of course) this would  be really helpful.

You will have worked as a private housekeeper before, have good checkable references, be friendly, diligent and discrete. 

The principals are really down to earth and easy going and would want their housekeeper to be comfortable and become part of the family.
If you speak Swedish that would be a bonus!

This would suit someone with a very flexible work ethic, with high standards of cleaning.  The previous housekeeper has another self-employed business which she fitted in with the hours as a housekeeper. 

Starting: ASAP
Salary: £13-15nph (depending on experience)
Hours: Either Mon/Wed/Fri 7 hours a day OR Mon – Fri 4-5 hours a day in the morning

 

 

*please note we cannot guarantee a response to every application*

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£12-15 nph DOE

You will work well alone, in this large newly refurbished property. The house is 6 bed over 5 floors. Top spec throughout with antiques and artwork. All housekeeping, laundry and ironing and handling of some expensive clothing and items. 
You must have extremely high standards of cleanliness and organisation. You will be a quick and efficient worker with experience working in UHNW/VIP Households. 
This is a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 children. There is a small household team employed (nanny, chef, driver, House manager and PAs) so you must be a good team player with a muck in attitude. However at weekends it will just be yourself and a nanny. 

The family recently got a puppy, so a dog lover would be good, happy to walk and groom etc. 
 
Starting: ASAP
Location: Holland Park
Salary: £15 net per hour
Hours: Every Saturday and Sunday, 9 hours a day (They would consider a Friday too if you are looking for more hours)

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£34,000 - £38,000

Live in Housekeeper Cook for High Profile Individual in Central London

 

This is a new position within a busy home in Central London W1. The role is to start in May/June 2020. The house is spread over 3 floors (including a basement), it is traditional inside with antiques and artwork, stone floors and wood also.

 

Your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • General cleaning/tidying daily (deep cleans will be taken on by other staff)
  • Cooking when requires, preparing breakfasts and dinners plus occasional lunches (this changes weekly)
  • Food shopping and maintaining the fridge
  • Dog care, walking, feeding, taking to vet/groomers
  • Taking and picking up dry cleaning
  • Laundry/ironing
  • Taking deliveries 
  • Sorting post
  • Answering the door
  • Ordering cleaning supplies
  • Maintaining outdoor area in between gardener visits
  • Managing security alarms 
  • Liaising with external contractor

Other:

  • Must have a full UK driving license ideally. 

 

  • Must have a recent enhanced DBC check, or willing to do one.
  • Checkable references a must

Start date: May/June 2020

Work days: Mon-Fri

Hours: 8am – 8pm

Salary: £500 - £550 net per week (£34,000 + per year)

Accommodation: is self-contained within the house

 

 

*Please note we cannot guarantee a response to all applications*

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£35,000 - £40,000

A private HNW household are seeking to recruit a housekeeper to assist with the upkeep of multiple properties for the Principal, working as part of a team. Your primary responsibility will be to ensure that the properties are maintained to the highest standard.  Every day you will be directly involved in cleaning and laundry. You will be responsible for the appearance and upkeep of the house both on a day to day basis and during hosted events. You will also work closely with the other household staff, and may occasional be needed to assist with some valet and wardrobe duties.

The role will require flexibility to travel between Principal’s properties – two in London and very occasionally one on the UK south coast.

We are looking for someone who has a hands-on approach and an exceptional eye for detail in completing daily household tasks. You will have good communication skills, integrity and trustworthiness. You will be able to demonstrate a discreet approach and handling confidential information appropriately. 

 

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in private households, hospitality, hotels or restaurants
  • Expert experience with cleaning and laundry
  • Good standard of written and spoken English
  • Right to work within the UK
  • Able and willing to drive in the UK, ideally with own vehicle

Personal Attributes

  • Hands on approach, willing to be personally involved in cleaning and laundry
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Positive and can-do attitude
  • Team player who enjoys working with different types of people
  • Copes well with last minute requests
  • Trustworthy, works discreetly and handles confidential information appropriately
  • Happy to travel at short notice, sometimes for extended periods

Cleaning and laundry

  • Clean personally on daily basis; responsible for all cleaning that happens across the properties, using the correct products and equipment to maintain the highest standards
  • Do laundry personally on daily basis; responsible for the daily function of the laundry, ensuring linens and clothes are correctly cleaned, pressed and stored.
  • Ensure that laundry equipment is maintained and used correctly
  • Perform daily turndown
  • Assisting other household staff with valet and wardrobe tasks when needed
  • Prepare the property before events
  • Clean the property after events

Appearance and upkeep of properties

  • Responsible for maintaining properties’ cleanliness in constant readiness for Principal’s arrival
  • Responsible for keeping all consumables refilled – e.g. soap dishes and dispensers refilled, toilet rolls and tissue boxes refilled etc.
  • Ensure other smaller presentation aspects are in correct order e.g. clocks running at correct times, candles in correct places, any lightbulbs not working are quickly reported or replaced and similar.
  • Ensure all faults, breakages and maintenance jobs are immediately reported to head butler/house manager
  • Occasionally travel to Dorset property to prepare for the Principal

Communication and working with others

  • Working as part of the team with the rest of the housekeeping and butler/valet team.
  • Provide support and information to senior members of the household team to ensure that the routine of the house is clear and any issues are quickly raised

Hours

  • 10:00 – 20:00, 5 days per week, working at least two weekends per month. 
  • Flexibility with hours and travel between properties is essential
  • Requirement to respond to calls and messages outside of working hours

Salary:

£35,000 - £40,000, depending if live-out or live-in

 

Location 

SW London, close to Kingston (and occasionally other UK location, where staff accommodation is available)

 

 

*Please note we cannot guarantee a response to all applications*

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Head Butler / Household Manager

A private household is seeking to recruit a Head Butler with House management skills, to ensure the households are maintained immaculately and operating at the highest standards. The primary responsibilities within the residences will be managing the efficient function of the households and staff.

You will have a hands-on approach and be willing to be personally involved in daily tasks, as well as overseeing the rest of the household staff.

You will have integrity, strong work ethic and good communication skills. You must be trustworthy and able to demonstrate that you can handle confidential information appropriately. 

 

 

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in private households, hospitality, hotels or restaurants
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing staff teams, rotas and procedures
  • Butler qualifications and experience of serving customers, diners, guests or a Principal directly
  • Full clean UK driving license
  • Wardrobe and clothing management experience is an advantage
  • Happy to travel at short notice

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The Household

  • Responsible for upkeep and efficient function of the main residence in South West London, secondary property in Central London and a third property in Dorset.
  • Ensure the highest standards are maintained within the households, in terms of presentation and provisions.
  • Maintaining household lists, checklists and inventories.
  • Co-coordinating maintenance projects within the household, such as servicing of appliances, window cleaning, carpets cleaning.  Dealing with a network of preferred contractors and trusted suppliers.
  • Occasional picture hanging or other smaller household jobs when required, e.g. changing light bulbs, small repairs etc.
  • Re-stocking of non-scented candles, light bulbs, fire wood and other household consumables.
  • Shopping for new household items such as kitchenware and tableware, appliances etc.  Budgeting.
  • Liaising with the sommelier and the Principal on organization of the wine cellar and alcoholic drinks in the butler’s pantry

Events and Service

  • Butler and drinks service for the Principal when he is in residence
  • Table service for the Principal and guests when required, directing at other times
  • Greeting and welcoming guests and VIPs
  • Supervising and leading the service and logistics for events taking place at properties:
  • Occasional dinners for up to 4 guests once or twice a week
  • Monthly dinners for up to 15 guests
  • Oneoff summer party for up to 40 guests
  • Ensure property is fully prepared before events, and cleaned up after events
  • Organization of staff for private functions, weekends away, ensuring adequate cover is in place
  • Organization of tableware for daily use and functions; selecting crockery, cutlery and consulting the principle on his preference.
  • Carry out regular stock checks on china, crystal and other objets d’art, arranging repair/replacement where necessary

Staff Management

  • Overseeing household staff: chefs, valets and housekeepers. 
  • Ensure the chefs are planning weekly menus and all regularly ordering all catering provisions.
  • Ensure the household staff are following correct procedures (and any adjustments are passed on in a timely manner).
  • Collaborating with the security team and gardening team to ensure cohesive procedures and smooth running of the household.
  • Communicating with other household staff on behalf of the Principal
  • Regularly communicating with Director of Operations to ensure smooth running of properties, informing of any issues found by either yourself or your team that require attention.
  • Provide suggestions and direction regarding improvement within the household procedures and routines.
  • You will be trusted with the keys for the household, and will be provided with a debit card for expenses as and when required.

Day-to-day Routine

  • Hands on involvement in day to day tasks
  • Ensuring all household staff on site know their start times, roles and responsibilities for the day
  • Working closely with the security to manage visitors and deliveries to the property
  • Ensure all the daily and weekly house checks, procedures and activities are performed by assigned members of household team or yourself, such as;
  • Candles lit before guests arrive (lunch – all scented candles, dinner – scented candles and candles in conservatory)
  • Blow out candles at the end of the evening and replace lid
  • Check soaps in bathrooms daily
  • Master bathroom and guest bathroom cleaned each evening after use
  • Setting fireplaces daily, lighting fireplaces before guests arrive. House lights on in the evening.
  • Ensure all clocks are working and 5 mins fast at all times
  • Turndown when required (normal day – done in the evening. For events – once guests sit for dinner)
  • Polishing silver and cutlery
  • Arranging, changing and watering flowers daily
  • Cooking for the Principal when the chefs are away
  • Carry out any other task the Principal may reasonably ask.

 

Travel and Hours

Occasional travel overseas to properties within Europe, when Principal is hosting significant events, or travelling ahead of the Principal to prepare household for arrival.

Regular travel to the clients other UK property on the Southwest coast, to prepare household for arrival or post-departure.

 

Location 

Main location is South West London (main residence), but expected to travel to other residences in the UK and Italy.

 

Hours & Salary:

Working 5 days per week, including one or two weekends a month, according to rota. Flexibility will be required when events are hosted.

£45,000 - £50,000 DOE

 

 

*Please note we cannot guarantee a response to every application*

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£35,000 - £39,000

A wonderful & busy international couple and their 3 teenage children (ages 15 – 18 years) are seeking a professional housekeeper to manage all aspects of their apartment within in central Mayfair. It is a stunning development refurbished to a very high spec.

The family are in the UK around 120 days a year and when they are in the here full flexibility will be required from the housekeeper. There is one other full time housekeeper/cook (who we placed), a driver and a PA - so you will work alongside each other as a team. The family are in informal however the apartments are kept to an extremely high standard at all times and your attention to detail must be top on.

You should be happy travel (mainly to USA) with them if needed – this is planned very far in advance and is unlikely to be longer than 7-10 days.

All usual housekeeper duties will be required. It would be helpful if you have worked previously as a housekeeper in Hong Kong.

 

Days & Hours: 9am – 5pm Monday - Friday when not in residence, flexible when they are here.

Starting: Feb/Mar 2020

Salary: will depend on experience c. £37,000 - £39,000 gpa

It is a live out role, but there may be times you will be asked to stay over / live in when they are in London – accommodation will be provided for you in a seperate apartment in the same building.  

*please note this role has now been filled*

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£32,000 - £33,200

UHNW Family of 3 in Kensington are looking for a top notch professional housekeeper with good laundry and front of house experience.

 

Experienced with meeting and greeting guests, serving drinks, answering the phone etc.

 

You will work closely with the close knit team of housekeepers, security, and chef ensuring you know the daily schedule of the house and requirements.

 

Alongside service and front of house you will work with the small housekeeper team. Being hands on with cleaning and all laundry duties -  including wardrobe management.

 

You will be extremely well presented with a friendly manner and a proven track record working within luxury yachts, 5* hotels and/or UHNW private households.

 

Starting: ASAP

Location: Kensington

Hours: 45 hours per week including a one hour lunch break (occasional weekends)

Salary: £33,250 gross per annum

 

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Pro rata

HNW family in Chelsea are looking for a part time weekend housekeeper. You will cover all usual housekeeping, cleaning and laundry duties. You must be child and pet friendly and be a good team player.

The property is a large 5 bedroom house over 4 floors in Chelsea, close to South Kensington station.

Experience working as a private housekeeper previously is a must.

 

Hours: Friday 830am – 6pm Saturday & Sunday  9.30am – 6.30pm On a Friday you will work alongside one other housekeeper and on Saturday & Sunday you will be the sole housekeeper

The family travel up to 2 weekends a month and you will not be required to work, when this happens they will ask for you to come back a couple of times during the week when time allows to help out.

 

Salary: pro rata based on £37,500 gross per annum

Starting: ASAP

 

*This role is no longer available*

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£31,000 - £33,000

This fully staffed but low key household is seeking an experienced and highly skilled Housekeeper, with very good laundry, ironing and wardrobe skills. This position is live out and you will work 45-50 hours a week over 5 days per week (some weekends).

 

You will work as part of a team of 4 ensuring all housekeeping and laundry are delivered to a high standard at all times. There are other staff employed in the home so you need to be a good team player. 

 

You must have a solid work history working in a similar role with good references. Experience working as a dedicated laundress wardrobe focussed housekeeper role desired.

 

Starting: ASAP

Location: West London

Hours: 45-50 hours a week over 5 days per week, one weekend per month.

Salary: up to £33,000 gross per year

 

*Please note we cannot guarantee a response to every application*

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