Governess Job

Location Other, Saudi Arabia
Sector Childcare & Education
Job Role Governess / Governeur
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £75,000-£80,000 GPA
Job Number  49266
Created 23 July 2018

Riyadh Nanny Governess role


Professionally qualified and experienced nanny/governess needed for 2 little girls of 5 and 2 & a half with job commencing preferably in September 2018, but sooner if necessary. Family home is based in Saudi Arabia and they live in Riyadh and time aboard the family yacht. The family is looking for a highly competent and motivated Governess with a good level of experience and a degree in education, other qualifications or knowledge of early years teaching and development essential. The role is new to the family and the girls already have nannies and the parents are looking for educational focus but all-round education is key too, starting to play piano, have a strong focus on English and if possible French too, you do not need to speak French but you could organize the tutors and lessons into the girls daily lives. You will winter in the Alps, summer trips to Italy and France, summers on a yacht, so it is vital you are a good swimmer.


The role

  • The girls are at school so you have time off during the day but days are usually 10-12 hours

  • Arranging tutors for different subjects

  • Arranging educationally focused activates for the girls especially when travelling

  • Helping them practice piano after their tutor leaves

  • Making learning fun through Art and drawing

  • Providing and engaging in Activities with the child and social calendar organising

  • Trouble shooting and proxy parenting

The candidate:

  • Native English

  • Education background

  • A fun positive person who can encourage strong, independent young woman.

  • You are able to engage with the children and have a bond with them

  • Experienced and professional

  • Resilient

  • Confident driver, if you would like to drive in Saudi you can and the family will provide you will a car. The children have drivers for school

  • Travelling with the family all over the world is a must as you are there to make sure they have fun but have an educational focus to the holiday to plan activities, take them exciting places, keep them engaged



In Riyadh you can either have your own room in the home with has your own bathroom and mod cons or if you wish they will organize you living accommodation with another compound to give you your own space. When travelling you will have your own accommodation.

Salary: highly competitive and negotiable for the right candidate £75-£80k gross per annum


Job ref no: 48528

Consultant: Nadine Swartz

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