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£25,000 - £28,000
A Hampshire Estate requires a talented and experienced live-in gardener to work in association with the Estate Manager to transform the existing formal and informal gardens which extend to approximately 4 acres. The position includes aspects of landscape design and implementation, together with ongoing maintenance and the associated project management and purchasing of plants and materials.  
 
The property is situated in over 150 acres of land - and although situated fairly close to towns with good transport links - a passion for rural life is essential. Private onsite accommodation will be provided.
 
The individual must have a keen eye for detail, thorough portfolio of garden design and horticultural experience. A flexible, proactive approach and willingness to embrace and adapt to a variety of tasks is required as well as a self-motivating and positive outlook. 
 
Longevity in the role is expected and you will be joining an existing team of staff who have worked with the family for many years.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with external sources when required (garden designer/architects) 
  • Ordering supplies, preparing the ground, planting and pruning of shrubs, tree and plants, discussing work with Estate Manager and coming up with ideas/solutions for any problems. 
  • Liaising with Estate Manager/Principals as to what is required.  Ability to work well with others. 
  • Physically strong and flexible, creative with design ideas and a passion for practical hands on work.
  • Able to work with plans or produce sketches and designs when required. 
  • Able to use estate machinery for mowing, hedge cutting etc.

Location: Liphook, Hampshire

Start date: asap

Salary: dependent on experience

 

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£55,000 - £60,000

Our HNW client is seeking an experienced and hardworking Estate Manager/Housekeeper Couple to help maintain their stunning residence in Liphook, Hampshire.

The residence is a Tudor style 7 bedroom house within 150 acres of land. Preferred is a couple who have worked within a listed building & estate and knows the ropes with regard to restrictions and repairs within a listed building. They have a gardener and groundsman and will be also taking on a landscape gardener.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Dealing with all trades and contractors with regard to the estate.
  • Overseeing all maintenance, managing budgets and the day to day smooth running of the estate.
  • Responsible for overseeing any agricultural activities and that the land is being used to its’ full potential.
  • Obtaining quotations and signing off on completion for works done on the house, grounds or cottages attached to the estate.
  • Overseeing other members of staff on the estate.
  • Professional and personable, happy to roll up the sleeves with good budget management skills.
  • An excellent all rounder with previous experience within a HNW Household.
  • Experience with silver, antiques and expensive household items.
  • Cleaning and sanitising kitchen and bathrooms In particular, cleaning all flooring and dusting/polishing furniture.
  • Vacuuming and cleaning carpets and rugs when needed.
  • Making beds and changing linen & towels.
  • Good laundry and ironing skills, able to sew and make minor repairs when needed.
  • Handwashing of delicate items.
  • Happy to assist the chef with set-up and clearing of meals and service, making a snack or cup of tea etc
  • A positive and helpful personality is essential with top all round skills.

Salary is negotiable according to experience

Location: Hampshire, Liphook

Starting: ASAP

Hours: 5 days a week, to include weekends (exact hours tbc, but flexibility is key)

Accommodation: The successful candidates will be provided with a 2-bedroom cottage within the grounds.

The family are looking for someone who will stay for the long term and become a valued member of their staff (many with them for 20 years!)

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A fabulous role has arisen for a live-in experienced Private Chef to work for an UHNW family in a beautiful home in Hampshire (2-3 days per week) and travel to London with them for 2-3 days per week) Top accommodation provided in each residence. Main working hours are 5 days per week but time off in lieu when the family needs you. Experience working within a private household is essential and a modern, nutritious manner of cooking/presentation is needed as well as traditional British fare. A style of Ottolenghi but able to rustle up a great a hamburger/smoothie also! An excellent eye for detail with top skills managing larger/fridge and planning menus. Mainly cooking for 3-4 adult individuals (husband/wife/daughter/grandfather) in the family but flexibility required as visiting grown up children and the occasional dinner party for up to 20. A great pride in your work and happy to run a garden kitchen and produce an interesting and creative menu for a fabulous family. Top levels of hygiene and stocktaking/purchasing and budget management. A happy and positive personality is essential together with excellent references Salary is negotiable according to experience. Role is to start asap. The family are looking for someone who will stay for the long term and become a valued member of their staff (many with them for 20 yeas!)

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£70,000 - £75,000
Leaman Consulting is on the hunt for an experienced domestic couple (live in) for a property in Geneva.
Duties:
  • Looking for a capable couple with a Housekeeper/Houseman skill set who are happy to work together as a team to maintain the interior/exterior of the household to a high standard. 
  • Must speak fluent English and French
  • You will be responsible for all housekeeping duties (incl. laundry and ironing), some day to day table service, pet care, some PA duties/shopping and running errands for the house. Maintenance and care of the pool and vehicles and overseeing the outside contractors (gardeners etc). 
  • Driving duties will be a part of the role: will include school runs, guest drop off’s, airport pick ups etc. You should be confident driving on both sides of the road. Both candidates must drive.  
  • Candidates must be happy and able to prepare simple meals if required (e.g reheat/serve the food cooked by the chef )
  • Self motivated, house proud and full of common sense candidates are preferred. You must have a strong “can do” attitude, willing to help in anything that comes up and work as a team.
  • Some travel may be required (occasionally joining the family on holidays). Must be allowed to travel to the UK, Europe and USA. 
  • The family are an informal family who lead very busy lives and require staff around them who are willing and flexible. You must be happy to work as part of a wider team, to support the family. The couple will be trained and managed by myself.
  • Family has 4 children, couple must be happy to work alongside nannies and children.

Working week: 5/6 days per week – Flexibility is required, to include weekends and evening as needed.

Accommodation: 1 bedroom apartment with kitchen (within the property)

Start date: could be within a month (depending on border restrictions etc).

Salary: £70,000 - £75,000 gross per year (negotiable)

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£32,500 - £35,000

Return client of Leaman Consulting is looking for a professional and child-friendly live-in housekeeper to join a busy family and help maintain and clean their weekend/holiday home in Haslemere, Surrey. Starting in June, the principal are looking for an experienced candidate with a "get stuck-in" attitiude.

Start Date: Mid to end of June

Salary: Up to £35,000 gross per annum

Hours Required: 40 hours per week to include, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 7pm

*Hours can be flexible when the family aren’t there

Driver: Driver essential with own car

Accommodation: Separate Annex with bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom. The principal would be happy for a couple to live in the annex. If they have a dog this is ok.

Pets: 1 dog – Labrador (currently a puppy) and chickens

Set up:

  • The property is a large country house with 8 bedrooms, set in about 10 acres with a swimming pool and stunning views.  It is a weekend / holiday home and is rented.
  • The family tend to visit twice a month in the summer months but less often in the winter.
  • Location of the house is quite remote. It is about 2 miles down a quiet country lane.
  • Someone honest and trustworthy to maintain the house when the family aren’t in residence.
  • They are a young household. The home is informal and very busy. They are a child centred family.
  • They will often invite friends to stay with them, most of whom have children.
  • With this role, it’ll either be very quiet (when the family aren’t there) or super busy (when the family are in residence). Rarely anything in between!
  • There is a gardener who visits once a week. He keeps the outside tidy, mows the lawns etc.

Duties:

  • Cleaning to a high standard – including deep cleans when the family are not there.
  • Preparing the house for the family’s arrival and tidying after they have left.
  • Laundry & ironing.
  • Cooking – to a good standard but this is not the most important thing.
  • When the family are in residence, they usually have nannies with them however they need someone who can help with the kids as it is a very busy household – such as baking with the children or watching over one of them on occasion.
  • Running errands such as grocery shopping.
  • Liaising with the PA, based in London. 
  • Placing online orders.
  • Collecting family members/staff from the train station.
  • Dealing with trades people for logs, coal, pool maintenance etc 
  • Watering plants and looking after the vegetable / fruit garden.
  • Feeding the chickens and collecting eggs.
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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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£45,000 - £52,000

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 5 months old. 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, later 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 £52,000 gross per year

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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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