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This busy high profile family are looking for an experienced and confident chef to work 4 days a week (Sun/Mon & Thurs/Fri) with flexibility. They are a London based family who like to spend some time at their home in the Cotswolds too.
The Chef will have responsibility for planning, preparation and cooking of all the family meals whilst in the UK ensuring different tastes and preferences are catered for. Working closely with the Chief of Staff the Chef will plan and deliver high quality food and cooking at all times. You will have a relaxed but professional approach with the Principals, their family
and guests – nothing overly formal.
Day to day responsibilities include but aren’t limited to;
• Advance menu planning
• Sourcing ingredients on a daily basis
• Wide-ranging skills from large entertaining, dinner parties to midweek meals
• Preparation and cooking of simple clean meals with lots of flavour
• Introduce the family to new dishes but also deliver their favourite meals.
• Ensuring the highest levels of hygiene possible.
• Pantry and stock control.
• Appropriately packaging and labelling prepared meals that are to be consumed at a later date.
• Providing clients with written or verbal instructions on how to heat meals.
• Day to day you will mainly cook for 2 adults and a child.
• The family love to entertain and host so ability to confidently cater for up to 20 people at dinner party standard.
Personal Attributes, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
• Several years (approx. 5) private household Chef experience in the same or similar sized household.
• Broad knowledge of global cuisine, for a healthy hungry family.
• Dietary knowledge of plant based, low carb, oil free, pescatarian dishes a must!
• Good planning skills and experience; menus, provisioning and preparation.
• Highly skilled at dealing with people; high profile Principals, their family and guests, crew and other stakeholders.
• Hygiene, health & safety qualifications
• Upbeat positive attitude
• Communication & time management
• Willing and able to adapt to constantly changing situations
• Fluent in English Language
• Have a valid passport, excellent contactable references and possess (or be willing to get) an up to date DBS check
Salary will DOE
To work a 45 week year (7 weeks effectively unpaid, plus paid annual leave)
Salary is paid pro rata across 12 months.
Leaman Consulting is an equal opportunities employer. Due to the high volume of applications received it will only be possible to contact successful applicants. Thank you for your interest.
I am working with a new, up-and-coming boutique European Venture Capital firm with a focus on tech, in light and vibrant offices near Fulham, who seek to hire an exceptional administrative professional to support their founder and team in this wonderful hybrid role covering EA duties, Operations, Office Management and Finance (alongside a part-time Finance Manager and Accountant), who for the right entrepreneurial individual can be rewarded like a junior partner in the business.
An involved and fast paced role for someone who enjoys boutique/ entrepreneurial environments, being involved and being the administrative lynchpin of an office as well as being critical right-hand person to run the firm. Involved in managing high-level communications with investors as well as happy to support with both the basics, ensuring all runs smoothly with keenness and excitement.
As the role and you evolve in the business there is scope to bring in someone to support you/ work alongside you.
An approachable and friendly Founder who will value your support in all areas of the business to include:
• Accounts & Finance – Entering expenses into financial management systems, raising invoices, checking payments, collating information, bank account management, supporting the part-time Finance Director and Managing Partner in business & financial management (accounts)
• Paralegal & Compliance – assisting manage legal workflows between various external investors, advisors and corporate administrators; checking basis items on paperwork, helping create documents from templates
• Office Management – including an element of business management, base line HR management such as on boarding, recruitment, holiday and sickness records, flexible working schedules etc, also managing all software and information systems in the office, CRMs.
• EA/TA/Private PA - booking travel and accommodation for business and personal trips, diary management, meeting organisation including video conferences, document management including NDAs and contracts, expenses, personal administration, CRM management, Investor Relations and more
• Various other business management aspects such as PR incl managing social media accounts, posting blogs, updating the company website
To be considered for this varied and interesting role you will have experience as a skilled administrator, supporting across many areas of a boutique professional services business (Finance/Investments, VC or similar is a plus), have a solid educational background or training as an EA/Accounting or similar, be able to work at a fast pace, enjoy multi-tasking and be willing to learn during your time with the organisation.
Basic accounting or basic bookkeeping experience with experience to be able to be competent in accounting software, as well as competency to create spreadsheets is highly advantageous or a skill for numbers, working with a high attention to detail with ease. Ability to cope with managing template legal documents and having the courage to open up legal documentation and manage some compliance aspects with external advisors guiding you.
In return you will receive a highly competitive salary, but more importantly, the opportunity to receive bonuses/profit share based on the companies evident success. The core hours are 9-6 with adhoc out of hours, the role is office based and the role is available immediately with a full handover so please apply today for immediate consideration.
Leaman Consulting is an equal opportunities employer. Due to the high volume of applications received it will only be possible to contact successful applicants. Thank you for your interest.
We seek a top Receptionist with a future goal of becoming a Team Assistant/PA to join this international hugely successful firm. Joining their start up London office with a team of 20 you will have an opportunity to develop and reap huge rewards.
To be successful for this role you will adore meeting people, being front of house and have a friendly, helpful and energetic nature. You will be keen to take on administrative duties also and grow your responsibilities in time.
A hands on and muck in attitude is essential. Flexibility and a dedicated approach is what is required. The company work at a fast pace a can have a high volume of work to get through so your energy and experience (2-3 years + in front of house/ administrative roles) will shine and you will enjoy being kept on your toes and immersed in their vision and success. An eagle eye for detail and very much connected to your role your energy and commitment will be matched by the company and you will have a very successful and rewarding career.
Daily you will liaise with your international colleagues, investors and high profile individuals, being the warm and sunny welcome to the office, providing refreshments, organising meeting rooms, take incoming calls, email management, diary and meeting organisation (across multiple time zones) including video conferences and events, meeting and greeting guests and supporting the Executive Assistants/Office Manager with running errands, making the shopping and lunch orders for the office, research, facilities to stationery orders and more! A wonderful opportunity to work with a team at the top of their field who you can learn from and support.
Degree standard is essential, solutions driven with a positive and happy personality you will be a key player and reap the rewards with an outstanding package. Outstanding opportunity!
An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a polished and degree standard EA to work closely with this very successful and extremely busy Creative Director.
This is a very busy role with lots of involvement and will require someone who is highly organised, a team player, self-motivated and used to working outside of hours when needed. High level of detail with travel & itineraries is essential as the Director travels frequently. A couple of years minimum in a busy and demanding role where a very fluid diary and changeable schedule is common. A can do attitude with energy and a positive approach is needed together with excellent forward planning and logistics skills. Taking care of expenses and office administration, phones and dealing with queries. Calm under fire and good with pressure when it arises, you will have a mature and effective personality, on the ball and a real problem solver.
Excellent communication skills written and spoken is essential. This role would suit a confident and bright EA who has the ability to juggle things efficiently and proactively and who is looking for real involvement and enjoys being a real lynchpin to a friendly and professional team.
Due to the high volume of applications received it will only be possible to contact successful applicants. Leaman Consulting is an equal opportunities employer.
We are looking for a fantastic live-in Housekeeper to work for a down to earth family of 5 in Notting Hill W11, the family also employ a nanny and a part time cleaner twice a week. This is a long-term position to a respectful, welcoming family. The current housekeeper has been with the family for many years and is retiring. They are looking for someone new to start in December/January.
The house is a large 5 bedroom home split over 6 floors. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience working as a private housekeeper with proven longevity in previous roles. You will be hands on and upbeat with the ability to work well independently as well as part of a team. Flexible nature is key.
The housekeeper will be responsible for:
• Cleaning and maintaining the interior of the house and terrace and deal with all laundry and delicate fabrics (in particular cashmere), sorting for handwashing, dry cleaners and so on.
• Family friendly and good with children, happy to help with childcare, pick up / drop off at school, after school help, babysitting, etc.
• Happy and able to cook healthy meals on a weekly ad hoc basis for both adults and children. (approx 2-3 times a week simple family style cooking)
• Shopping and provisions for the family
• Liaise with engineers, workmen, technicians, etc. when they are working at house
• Run errands when required
• Happy to travel with the Family on occasion to their homes in the country and abroad.
• 5 days a week + up to 3 Saturday mornings a month
• Ad hoc babysitting
• Flexibility and a helpful nature is key
Salary & Accommodation:
• Self contained accommodation on the lower ground floor (1 bed, 1 bath & kitchen, separate entrance)
• £37,500 to £40,000
*please note we cannot guarantee a response to every application*
An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a polished and experienced Private PA with top experience and a wide remit of skills. A cv demonstrating 8 years+ as a Private PA and a calm an even personality is required. Lovely family with a large building project underway to end up with one of the most beautiful houses in London in a years' time. You will have relevant skill overseeing and assisting with the renovations on a top end project and used to liaising with architects, building companies and suppliers/trades. Overseeing maintenance staff (checking on pool/cinema and general amenities) and making sure the house is being run properly and up to standard. Used to keeping a detailed "to do" list and having an action plan ready for changes in schedule.
This is a fully staffed home with a full complement of household staff and security and mainly occupied by the Principal's wife and 2 daughters (The Principal travels extensively) and the role will be mainly supporting them in every aspect of their lives. The Principal's background is fashion & art and she is charming with very high standards. You will run the diaries of the mother and daughters making all arrangements and meeting from dinners and private events to professional meetings with doctors and lawyers etc. High level private jet travel and itineraries/research. Personal shopping and gift buying; in person and on line, occasional errands. Out of school activities for the daughters (teenage) and assisting with their calendar/school requirements and out of school events etc.
A calm and engaging personality who is able to get things done quickly without fuss, A good level of Emotional Intelligence with experience working at this level with an UHNW family. Happy to deal with complex matters with top forward planning skills and spotting problems before they arise. A polite, confident and assured personality who can step up and be the orchestra leader for this lovely family.
Your time outside of normal hours is respected and this is a true work/life balance role. Occasional requests for working on Saturday when a special dinner/events is taking place. Excellent package and top opportunity.
Our client a well-known family with an extensive portfolio of investments including Real Estate and interests within luxury brands are seeking a Team Assistant to join them and to support in their varied and interesting Property division. They are a vibrant, friendly and hardworking team so a great sense of humour is a must with a big smile and willingness to get stuck-in!
You will have experience in a similar role (1-2 years+ experience in a fast paced administrative/office or Team Assistant role) have a top work ethic and be ambitious to be successful as a top Team Assistant in a Private Office. You will be of graduate caliber (A-levels+ or PA Training), be hands on, willing to support and be looking to make a long term commitment. You will be articulate and well presented as the role can be client facing at times.
They are moving back to the office so you will be looking for an office based role and be able to commute with ease to the Bond Street area.
In this role you will support with UK/International travel arrangements, diary management for the meeting organisation and room bookings (setting up presentations and video interviews), research, running errands, meeting & greeting, gatekeeping, printing & binding documents and preparing materials ahead of meetings, expenses, record keeping and always being willing to provide support to your Team Assistant, PA and Reception colleagues when needed as a team player.
Please apply today if you meet the specification. Note that only applicants deemed to meet the specification by our team will be contacted. Due to the volume received we cannot feedback to everyone.
Leaman Consulting are an equal opportunities employer.
I am representing a highly successful boutique European Venture Capital firm, based in Central London, with a tech focus. They are seeking an additional Executive Assistant to join their inspirational, vibrant and welcoming team.
This is a new role due to growth and there is opportunity a plenty for someone with around 2-4 years+ PA/Team Assistant or EA experience in a high profile or fast paced environment who is looking for a company for the long term to grow with as they continue to do so.
Joining 2 other EAs in the team, you will provide support to support the Founding Partner and Partner and happy to muck in with events management, communications, office management - EA duties to include diary management, lots of travel and changes, meeting organisation and attendance with your Partners as needed to ensure all runs smoothly, expenses and so much more!
The ideal role for someone with a genuine interest in startups and technology, someone who loves supporting, happy to be team focused and can support to Partner level with ease, who is looking for an opportunity to grow. A happy, vibrant personality, willingness and being of graduate calibre will be sure to ensure success!
Recruiting now so please send your application in and good luck!
Experienced Private PA - UHNW Family (based in lovely Chelsea home)
An outstanding role has arisen for an experienced and hands on Private PA with excellent household experience for this lovely UHNW family near Sloane Square. This is a busy, hands on role for a degree educated and experienced Private PA used to juggling diverse requests. A very busy household with children and a constantly changing schedule. A background supporting UHNW family with discretion and total confidentiality is essential and a happy, positive personality with energy and get up and go!
The couple are very social so there is organising events, dinner, restaurants and family gatherings. Complex travel & itineraries arrangements including a good overview of Covid requirements. Top command of English both written and spoken is needed.
Lovely family in a welcoming & warm household. Excellent all round ability to include top household staff management & recruitment, diary management, errands and on-line shopping. Driver would be a plus - top references required. You will have at least 4-5 years experience as a private PA with experience showing within a UHNW/HNW household. You will have bags energy and a flexible and hands on approach. Well spoken and presented essential and a willing pair of hands. Start asap. The role comes with a top benefits package and generous bonus.
Assistant Private PA to Celebrity Couple... (car driver essential). Based remotely but happy to support from the Senior EA's home in Richmond and the couple's residence in South London also in hotels Central London. Lots of running around dropping off things for shoots and purchases & meetings. Supporting the Exec Private PA and taking on whatever need doing in London from driving around London - West to South. Booking appointments, meetings, liaising with EA on diary management. Liaising with Household staff, errands and general projects. 2-3 years experience and happy to juggle many things and out of hours when needed. On the ball with a happy and helpful personality is also essential. Terrific role when no two days are the same. Experience supporting UHNW or high profile with high expectations will take priority with this role and used to working in a high level of discretion at all times You must have good private PA experience and have worked for a high net worth or high profile individual/couple. A great driver and happy to hit the road when needed!
Reporting into the Senior EA in Richmond - able to progress and take on more responsibility once trust and capability has been established.. EA is charming and easy to work with. High level NDA required for this role. A background at UNHW or High profile is much preferred and the level of discretion, support that a role of this nature requires. Someone who enjoys driving around London and happy that the schedule changes with short notice. Outstanding opportunity for the right PA
Perm role Start immediately £40k + bonus
PA (Business & Private) for dynamic entrepreneur (Media) London
An unusual and interesting role that will be all consuming for a dedicated EA/Wingman for this extremely successful and diverse entrepreneur within Media & film & entertainment. Confident and able to sit in meetings with the Principal, travel internationally when required and be involved in some aspects of the Principal's private life. Liaising with Estate Manager & household staff you will have outstanding logistics skills and become a true right hand.
You will be energised and able to juggle many projects (the Principal has diverse business interests). Educated and versatile you will have 10 years+ in a busy and diverse role supporting either HNW or High Profile individuals and understand the demands and expectations of a role of this nature. A background in hospitality, entertainment or similar would be a plus
A good business brain and able to cover for the Principal in time in meetings and projects. Calm under pressure and able to hit a deadline. A top communicator with humour and your own style you will be working within a dedicated team. Degree standard with an intelligent approach this is a dynamic role for a dynamic individual.