Job Title: French-Speaking Governess Location: Kensington, London Salary: £50,000 – £75,000 per month, depending on experience (DOE) Position Type: Full-Time, Live-Out (Overnight stays during the working week may be required) Work Schedule: Rota basis, 1 week on/1 week off; Availability during the working week, 24/7 as needed We are in search of a qualified and dedicated French-Speaking Governess to join the household of one of our lovely clients based in Kensington, London. This position offers a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on the educational and personal development of a 12-year-old girl. Key Responsibilities:
Assume primary responsibility for the girl’s education, including schoolwork, homework assignments, and communication with teachers and tutors.
Devote focused attention to preparing for the critical 13+ exams, providing guidance and support.
Organise a range of enriching extracurricular activities tailored to the girl’s interests and academic growth.
Facilitate playdates and social interactions to foster well-rounded development.
Ensure the girl’s study room is organized, well-equipped, and conducive to productive learning.
Responsible for procuring educational materials, supplies, and resources necessary for the girl’s academic success and personal needs.
Work collaboratively on a rotating schedule with the existing governess to provide consistent support and coverage.
Fluent French speaker with the ability to enhance the girl’s language skills and cultural understanding.
Be prepared for occasional travel, including the possibility of trips to France during the summer.
Proven experience as a governess with a strong background in tutoring and academic support.
Exceptional organisational skills, meticulous attention to detail, and the ability to create a structured learning environment.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills for effective collaboration with teachers, tutors, and household staff.
A deep commitment to providing a nurturing and stimulating educational atmosphere.
Flexibility to adapt to changing schedules and responsibilities.
Head Butler/ButlerBelgravia£50,000-£65,000Start Date: Mid-November We are searching for an experienced and highly skilled Head Butler or Butler to join our team in a UHNW residence. This prestigious position will involve joining another Butler to support a 15,000 sq ft property in Belgravia in order to provide impeccable service. Candidates will possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. The working day will require 10-12 hour shifts and flexibility throughout the week, including evenings and weekends. Main responsibilities
Provide a high standard of service to the family and guests, ensuring their needs and preferences are met with the utmost professionalism
Work alongside the Housekeeping team, as well as the other Butler, to oversee day-to-day operations of the house
Prepare and serve meals as required, in a mostly informal setting
Maintain and organise the family’s wardrobe, including clothing care, laundering, and wardrobe inventory management
Keep track of household supplies, groceries, and inventory, and handle restocking accordingly
Maintain a high level of discretion and ensure the safety and privacy of the family and their assets
Proven experience as a Butler in a similar role
Exceptional attention to detail and a commitment to providing the highest level of service
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with fluency in English
Excellent organisational and time management abilities
Flexibility to work long days, including evenings and weekends
Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
To apply for this role, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
HousekeeperBelgravia £45,000-£50,000Start Date: ASAP We are seeking an experienced and driven Housekeeper for our long-standing client in Belgravia to join their team. In this role, you will join a team of 3-4 Housekeepers with the responsibilities including general cleaning, laundry and ironing. Candidates will have exceptional attention to detail, excellent organisation skills and a strong work ethic. This is a fast-paced environment so candidates must be hard-working and flexible to work 5-6 days a week. Main responsibilities:
Perform daily cleaning tasks to maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of the residence
Manage all aspects of laundry, including washing, drying, folding, and ironing of clothing, linens, and bedding. Ensure that delicate fabrics and special care items are treated appropriately
Take responsibility for the maintenance and cleanliness of furniture and fixtures in the residence, ensuring that they are kept in excellent condition
Maintain a systematic and efficient approach to organising household items, ensuring that everything is in its proper place and easily accessible
Work alongside the team of Housekeepers, as well as the Head Housekeeper, to ensure that cleaning supplies are well-stocked
Proven experience as a Housekeeper in a private residence
Exceptional cleaning and laundry skills
Strong organisational skills with an eye for detail
Excellent communication skills and a professional demeanour
Discretion and respect for privacy
Yachting experience is advantageous but not essential
To apply for this role, please send your CV to email@example.com
Live-in Head HousekeeperBelgravia£50,000-£55,000Start date: ASAP We are seeking an experienced and dedicated Live-in Head Housekeeper to manage and oversee a team of professionals for our UHNW client in Belgravia. As the Head Housekeeper, you will have an essential role in maintaining and pristine condition and efficient operation of this 15,000-square-foot, 6-floor property. The property is digitalised so experience and proficiency in this is essential. Your leadership and exceptional service skills will be instrumental in ensuring the satisfaction of the client and you will be hands-on and support the staff when required. The accommodation for this role is a large bedroom/bathroom in the house. Main responsibilities
Provide strong leadership and direction to a team of 2 Butlers and 3-4 Housekeepers, conducting training and performance reviews when required
Oversee all aspects of maintenance and service for the property, ensuring that this is to the highest standard at all times
Be proficient in managing and troubleshooting the digital systems in place at the property
Assist with basic service tasks such as setting up and serving breakfast, as well we providing support during events and gatherings at the residence
Maintain a meticulous inventory of household supplies, oversee procurement, and ensure that all supplies are well-stocked
Ensure that all rooms and living spaces are maintained in impeccable condition, in line with the client’s preferences and the highest standards of cleanliness
Proven experience in a similar role, ideally in a UHNW or luxury household setting
Strong leadership and team management skills
Proficiency in managing digital household systems
Excellent communication skills and a high level of discretion
Exceptional attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness
To apply for this role, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
A Family based in London is seeking to recruit an experienced Nanny to look after G5 & B6 years old The main qualities the family is looking for in the Nanny are discipline with kindness, be loving and caring, and being enthusiastic and fun. This is an exceptional role for an Ex-Nursery teacher or current Nanny that has demonstrated loyalty within their current employment. The parents need someone who thrives from being in a fast-paced family and enjoys working in a busy home and can take initiative. You need to be reliable, and kind and set positive clear boundaries for the children who enjoy the structure and routine which is already in place. Someone adaptable as all the children have a busy schedule and need you to be able to manage your time well and be a self-starter. Duties will involve:
Planning fun and engaging activities to entertain the children, including lots of time outdoors
Tidying up with the children after activities
Basic household chores for the children only
Packing for the children’s holidays and checklists
Keeping on top of the children’s wardrobe
Managing the children’s calendar
Organising educational activities for school holidays i.e. scavenger hunts, arts and crafts activities, making photo/memory books, fun math and literacy activities
Proactive in organising fun events and birthday parties, researching things to do in the local area and while on holiday
Encouraging the children to do sports and be active
Suggesting new and fun things to do based on what the children are liking to do at that moment in time
Keeping on top of what new books are coming out and supporting the children’s love of reading
Coordinating daily activities and supervising transportation to and from all engagements, playdates, appointments, classes, and activities.
Liaising with the chef a week ahead, and being in charge of being creative with the menu
Socialising with other parents and nannies and being proactive in organising play dates for the children.
Taking the initiative when the children are playing to tidy up or prep something else small, encouraging the children to play on their own and with each other more, without adult interaction.
Supporting the children with homework and educational activities
Excellent time management, planning is really important
The ability to work with household staff is very important and communication with them is key
Working alongside the other nanny
Traveling with families on holidays
Pet friendly – there is one dog
Working schedule: 5 working days per week, 7 am – 7 pm, including every other weekendLocation: Chelsea, LondonSalary: £65,000 + gross per annum, plus paid overtime Start Date: ASAPAccommodation will be provided in close proximity to the family home, shared with the other nanny( property with 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms)
Role: Live-out Housekeeper/NannyWorking Days: Monday to FridayWorking Hours: 9 am/10 am – 7 pm (Occasional babysitting may be required)Location: Notting Hill, LondonStart date: October 2023 (earlier start date is possible)Salary: £50,000 gross per annum, DOE and working hours We are looking for a dedicated and experienced Housekeeper/Nanny for a lovely new client in Notting Hill. The ideal candidate will be an all-rounder, managing both housekeeping duties and providing childcare support when needed. The family lives in a beautiful townhouse on 5 floors. Duties & Responsibilities:
Perform daily cleaning tasks to maintain a tidy and welcoming home environment.
Laundry management, including washing, ironing, and folding clothes and linens.
Grocery shopping and keeping track of household supplies and groceries.
Cooking nutritious and family-friendly meals for dinner.
Overseeing and managing household maintenance, including coordination with repair services when necessary.
Organising and tidying up children’s play areas, bedrooms, and common spaces.
Picking up children from school and assisting with transportation to extracurricular activities when required
Supervising and engaging with the children in age-appropriate activities (3 children aged 9, 7, 3)
Preparing snacks and meals for the children, adhering to any dietary restrictions or preferences.
Assisting with bedtime routines and occasional overnight care when the parents are away.
Be willing and able to travel with the family on holidays once or twice a year
Proven experience as a housekeeper/nanny with excellent references.
DBS check & Paediatric First Aid certificate
Strong organisational skills and attention to detail.
Rota GovernorBelgravia£7,000 per month We are currently seeking a highly-qualified and experienced Rota Governor to support a Key Stage 2 boy entering Year 4. This position is based in London but requires international travel. The Rota Governor will work on a 15 days on (live-in) and 15 days off schedule, with the flexibility to travel globally with the family. You will be responsible for providing excellent care and educational support to the child while respecting and nurturing their needs. Speech therapy experience or knowledge in handling speech impediments would be beneficial. An understanding and proficiency in the Russian language is advantageous. The right candidate will be happy to travel to Moscow with the family when required. Main responsibilities of this role:
Provide comprehensive care and educational support to a boy in Key Stage 2
Implement speech therapy techniques, and support the child’s speech development
Create a nurturing and supportive environment to foster the child’s overall growth and well-being
Work with the family to establish and implement routines, educational goals, and monitor progress
Prepare weekly updates ensuring clear and effective communication
Accompany the family during international travel, including trips to Moscow
Maintain confidentiality and respect privacy
Previous experience of working with Key Stage 2 students, preferably with a background in education
Speech therapy experience or familiarity with speech impediments
Demonstrated ability to respect and nurture children, ensuring their physical and emotional well-being
Excellent communication skills in English, with Russian language proficiency being advantageous
Flexibility to work on a 15 days on, 15 days off rotational schedule
Previous experience of working with high-profile families
Experience with international travel and cultural sensitivity
Rota Nanny/PAChelsea£60,000-£65,000 (self-employed basis) We are seeking an experienced and proactive Rota Nanny/PA to work with an UHNW client, based in Chelsea, for a salary of £60,000-£65,000 on a self-employed basis. This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic household and provide exceptional care for their child while assisting with various personal and administrative tasks. Extensive travel, cooking, and multilingual skills are highly valued for this position. The role will be one week on, one week off for a boy, aged 5, in which you will act as a proxy parent while also performing PA duties. Nanny duties:
Provide comprehensive childcare for the client’s child, ensuring their safety, well-being, and development
Prepare simple, but nutritious, meals for the child
Safely transport the child to and from school in a chauffeur-driven car
Accompany the family on extensive international travels, ensuring that the child is comfortable and safe at all times
Organise and engage the child in educational and age-appropriate activities
Personal Assistant duties:
Assist with packing and unpacking for the family’s trips
Manage and oversee the payment of bills and household expenses
Utilise additional languages to assist with communications and travel arrangements
A valid driving licence is beneficial for occasional errands and transportation
Proven experience as a Nanny/PA with an UHNW families or high-profile clients
Ability to work on a rota basis, and flexibility to support around the client’s needs
Willingness to travel extensively, sometimes on short notice
Maintain a high level of discretion and confidentiality at all times
Fluency in French, Spanish and Italian are beneficial, but not essential
A valid driving licence and car are advantageous
Candidates must be comfortable working on a self-employed basis
Role: Live-out Housekeeper Hours: 2 pm – 10 pm (or 5 pm – 10 pm flexible) Days: Monday to FridaySalary: £40,000 – £50,000 gross per annum Location: Central London Start Date: ASAP We are looking for a professional and punctual Housekeeper to work for a UHNW Russian family based in Central London. The ideal candidate will be energetic, flexible, and proactive. The housekeeper will work as part of a household team that supports a number of family properties in London. The family also employs full-time Nannies, a Chef and Private drivers within the household, and as part of a broader team, you will work together to ensure the property runs smoothly and efficiently for the family’s needs. The Housekeeper is tasked with ensuring the property is always immaculately clean, tidy, efficiently stocked, and welcoming for the family and/or their guests. You will be working within a fantastic team who are dedicated to ensuring the highest standards are provided at all times. The family travels during school holidays and there will be plenty of down time during these periods. There are no family pets. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of previous experience working within a fully staffed property for an UHNW family providing a high level of service. You will be a highly discreet and service orientated professional, with an excellent level of attention to detail and understanding of household protocols. The salary offered will depend on qualifications, skills and previous experience. Duties and responsibilities:
Full housekeeping duties including regular deep cleaning
Laundry and ironing
Changing bed linen
Pantry management; maintaining stock levels
Arranging cut flowers
Care and maintenance of flowers and household plants
Welcoming the family and their guests
Keeping patios, pathways and steps clean and tidy
Serving at the table during family meals and private functions
Running errands, personal shopping etc
Packing and unpacking of suitcases
To be considered for this role you must:
Be eligible to work in the UK
Russian speaker is preferred
Have a valid passport
Have excellent contactable references
Have 5+ years of experience working as a Housekeeper within a formal private household
Possess (/be willing to get) an up to date DBS check