Let us find the right Private Household Staff for you

The Greycoat Lumleys name is synonymous with trust, resilience and reliability in private households up and down the country - and around the world.

We understand that your household is unique and so are you. And it is this understanding that has enabled our Private Households and Estates team to create an industry-leading portfolio of traditional and flexible staffing solutions to suit any and every circumstance. Add this to our unrivalled global database of the most talented candidates and you can begin to see how we are best placed to help you.

Our mission is to find the very best staffing solutions for your home - whether you need an efficient child-friendly Housekeeper to take care of the day-to-day, a proactive multi-tasking Domestic Couple to take care of your country residence or a modern, experienced House Manager to take charge of your international portfolio of properties. We are here to help you, no matter how big or small your requirements.

Latest roles.

Gardener Job

Live In Gardener / Maintenance Job - Rutland - June / July Start - 2 bed cottage accommodation - £30,000+ gpa Our client is looking for a Gardener / Maintenance person to help look after a family country home in Rutland and work as part of the wider estate team.  The property is part of a shooting estate and sheep farm - Habitat Manager / Game Keeper and Shepherd also employed.  The main house has 8 bed rooms and is Grade 2 listed and there are additional external buildings, two with accommodation and an indoor swimming pool.  This position is to replace their current Gardener who is retiring after 30 years and who will be available for a hand over. There is scope for additional employment for a partner, possibly Housekeeping / Cleaning, Gardening or Property Maintenance but this is not essential. The property is used as a holiday home and shooting lodge in the winter and is used by extended members of the same family.   Duties will include: Gardening - needs to be an experienced Gardener who can keep the grounds and garden kept to a high standard and there are 10 acres of garden including 2-3 acres of formal garden.  The garden includes a lake, woodland, lawns, borders and a tennis court.    All plant care, planting, pruning, hedge trimming, lawn care and woodland work Use and care of garden machinery. General household hands on maintenance - making sure the property is kept well maintained year round  Keeping the outside area of the house clean and tidy General estate work - assisting the Habitat Manager / Gamekeeper as and when required and working as part of the wider estate team Cottage accommodation provided on the estate - council tax and utility bills to be discussed as part of the overall package - pets considered Start June / July 2024 Full-time role normally 5 days normally Monday to Friday with some help on weekends needed when the family are in residence  £30,000+ GPA

  • Rutland
  • Permanent
  • £30,000+ gpa

International House Manager Job

International Estate Manager Position - Germany, Austria & France - UHNW European Family  A returning client of Greycoat Lumleys is the proud owner of 3 amazing properties in Munich, Germany / Austria & Saint Tropez, France. This is a live-out position and will need to be based in Munich as this is the largest residence (4,500sqm). This is a permanent position with a long-term contract and the family are seeking someone to be with them for many years.  Duties: Co-ordination of 3 large properties - Munich, Germany (4,500 sqm, Austria 1,500 sqm & France 1,500 sqm)  Management and scheduling of all staff at the residences  Seeking someone to bring a uniformity of 5* service and standards in all their homes Accounting and full procurement & cost control Recruiting staff and coaching of staff Regular travel to all the properties 1st point of contact for all 3rd party tradespeople and vendors Must Haves: High willingness to travel Fluency in clear English  Reference verifiable background managing large residences ideally in multiple locations We are seeking ONLY those with a solid employment background, must have been in a role for 3 years + in the last 8years, the client will not consider those who have moved around. A solid understanding of cleaning of precious metals, materials and silver Must be a Driver Valid EU Passport  Willingness to work occasional weekends and holidays Desired: German speaking, although not essential Have a residence near Munich, although the client is happy on a Case-by-case basis to assist with accommodation during probation, but will need to seek your own, long term.  A good level of cooking would be an advantage for occasional events Benefits Live out: Although a relocation package or probationary living assistance can be given  Long term working contract Holidays: 26-30 per year Annual Salary €100,000 Gross per annum  Job No: 115729  Consultant: Andy Hodges

  • Munich
  • Permanent
  • €100,000 GPA

Experienced Couple Job

Greycoat Lumleys has the pleasure to bring to the market an incredible Couple position on the French Riviera. The principals will consider either a couple or two individuals for this iconic property which has recently been purchased by the new owners, so this position is also advertised as two individual roles on the Greycoat Lumleys website. The property is well known on the French Riviera and has iconic architecture, it also has a small domain, vineyards and olive groves, sea views and true period architecture. The property has extensive gardens, 8 bedrooms as well as many of the facilities that you would expect such as, Gym, wellness area and swimming pool. The client seeks an experienced Domestic couple with at least five years of experience in the Private Household industry (with good longevity) and preferably a knowledge of the local area. The successful couple would have skills in Facility Management and detailed Housekeeping. These roles are more clearly defined in the below Job brief. The family who has children are in direct contact with Greycoat Lumleys, through the lady Principal so that Interviews can be arranged directly with the Principals. Lady in the Couple Role: Housekeeper in full-time Hours: 40H / week (availability on weekends & public holidays necessary) Language: Fluent in English, and/or in German (French is also very beneficial) Responsibilities: Professional cleaning of residence (high- quality furnishing) Exclusive laundry care (silk, cashmere etc) Errands and shopping (e.g. grocery shopping, taking special clothes to an official laundry store, post office etc.) Breakfast preparation and occasional cooking Supervision and coordination of craftsmen Must haves: Many years of professional experience as a housekeeper in an upscale household / high-class / VIP environment Excellent references from previous employers Independent and proactive way of working Profound cleaning experience of high-quality materials (Marble, parkette / slate floor etc.) Valid EU passport Valid drivers license Willingness to work at the weekends and during holiday season Holiday must be taken in parallel with Principals. During weekends there might be shift work (08:00-13:00 and 18:00-21:00). Cooking skills (e.g. for preparing breakfast and light / basic meals) High level of Discreetness, reliability, and responsibility Independent and proactive way of working Coordination of one to two cleaning staff Offer / comments: Long- term working contract / employment Company car upon need Flat/room nearby the residence Holidays: 26-30 days/year Monthly gross salary:3.900 EUR – 4.600 EUR (Circa €3,000 NET) dependent on experience Gentleman in the couple Role: HANDS ON Facility Manage/Gardener Hours: 40H / week Language: Fluent in English, and/or in German (French is also very beneficial) Responsibilities: Minor repairs and maintenance of all buildings and objects in the house and on the property Technical versed (High-end technology throughout the whole residence - Heating, ventilation, sanitation) Supervision and coordination of craftsmen Maintenance of the entire private garden area including lawn and plant care, watering, keeping the pool area clean and all work required to maintain the garden and driveway. Maintenance of the vehicle fleet (manual washing of vehicles and refuelling) Must haves: Many years of professional experience in facility management Excellent references from previous employers Independent and proactive way of working Valid EU passport Valid drivers license Willingness to work at the weekends and during holiday season when technical problems occur. Nothing ever breaks when you expect it to mentality. High level of discretion, reliability, and responsibility Independent and proactive way of working Nice to have: Technical versed (High-end technology throughout the whole residence) Offer / comments: Long- term working contract / employment Flat nearby the residence Holidays: 26-30 days/year Monthly gross salary:3.900 EUR – 4.600 EUR (Circa €3,000 NET) dependent on experience The position comes with accommodation provided. However, the accommodation needs to be discussed with the consultant responsible for the couple role, Archie McClintock as for the first year the accommodation would be shared with other household staff while refurbishment on more functional couple accommodation is undertaken. To apply, candidates must have relevant experience as stated above, Valid EU passports or French residency permits and Valid Driver’s licenses. Applications should be submitted alongside a covering letter and CV’s directly to the email address below. JOB ID: 115727 Combined Gross Salary: Circa €8,000  Accommodation – Provided – speak to consultant. Consultant: Archie McClintock – archie@greycoatlumleys.co.uk

  • France
  • Permanent
  • €8,000 Gross p/m but flexible

Gardener Job

Gardener Job (Live in or Daily) near Shrewsbury, Shropshire - Full-time to start ASAP - 3 bed accommodation - £35,000+ GPA Our client is looking for an experienced Sole Gardener to care for and maintain a beautiful 3 acre formal garden near Shrewsbury.   The owners have been hands on with the maintenance of the garden over the last 12 years but now, although they are keen to still be involved in the garden, they are looking for someone with good strong plant knowledge to come and look after the garden on a full-time basis. The garden itself covers 3 acres and is formal in nature.  Included in the garden are areas of formal lawn, a vegetable garden, walled garden, perennials and extensive Yew hedging. The Gardener will be responsible for all of the hands on gardening including lawn care, planting , pruning, hedge trimming and generally keeping the garden maintained to a high standard. Horticultural qualifications would be desirable but not essential as long as the candidate as extensive plant knowledge. The Gardener will also need to have experience with the use and care of garden machinery. The owners are looking for a dedicated gardener who can help them keep the garden looking at its best year round - both owners are keen gardeners and would like to still be able to "potter" and have some involvement in the garden.  This role is offered as a live in or live out role for a local candidate. Accommodation can be offered in the form of a 3 bed bungalow (Rent free but candidate to pay own utility bills) Full-time role normally Monday to Friday £35,000+ GPA depending on experience and if you require accommodation

  • Shrewsbury
  • Permanent
  • £35,000+ GPA

Estate Management Couple Job

Greycoat Lumley's client is seeking an Estate Management Couple or Operations Manager or for their 3 Exclusive Use Lochside Estates in Scotland.  This is a fantastic opportunity to live and work in a stunning location surrounded by prime walking paths, the Loch and beautiful scenery - it really is a dream. The family-owned business has all year-round rentals and are seeking an experienced and dynamic Couple or one person, to take over full control and the running of the luxurious properties and business.  This role will suit candidates with a strong Private Estate, Hospitality or Yacht background. There will be regular communicate with Property Owner including a report on monthly performance, guest feedback and any necessary improvements. Key Duties: Management of all staffing and suppliers (Housekeepers, Maintenance, Gardeners, Chefs, Marketing, Bookings etc.) Oversee the day-to-day operations of the properties, ensuring high standards of maintenance and cleanliness and providing guest satisfaction Meet guests, show them the property and ensure their requirements are met and they enjoy their stay Identify maintenance requirements, plan and implement tasks for staff or contractors - hands on experience of buildings or property development would be an advantage Understand the grounds within each property and develop plans to alter and develop existing and new walks and pathways and areas of interest to allow guests to explore Visit properties before guest arrival to ensure standards are high and check after guests depart that there are no damages or missing inventory Provide exceptional guest services and be attentive of their needs prior to arrival. Tailor a package to meet each guests requirements i.e. airport transfers, tours, experiences, private chefs, fully catered needs, entertainment, weddings Check and control all assets and equipment within the properties and grounds Ensure all relevant Legislation is kept up to date- Licences, EPC, Fire Risk assessment, water quality assessment, hot tub risk assessment, electrical test conformity, etc. Be aware of the type of property currently offered and actively research new opportunities for investment by the owners Be prepared to oversee any new investment modernization and upgrades prior to going live Financial Management Budget management and financial control of existing operational expenditure Cash accounting control and vat reporting monthly Implement cost-effective measures without compromising on service quality Receive and check all contractor or supplier invoices and pay all bills swiftly IT Skills – MS Office and Communication Apps. Accommodation An outstanding 2 bedroomed modernized cottage, located on the banks of the Loch and 280 metres from beaches.  Lots of windows overlooking the stunning scenery. Salary: £60,000 to £70,000 for a Couple £50,000 to £60,000 for an individual   Job:  115580    

  • Scotland
  • Permanent
  • £60,000 to £70,000 GPA

Couples Job

Live In Couple Job - Nr Uppingham Leicestershire - Family home / Private Let Property - 1 bed self contained accommodation - £60,000+ depending on experience Our client is looking for a Couple to fill a slightly different role to that of the usual domestic couple.  Our clients own a large period property near Uppingham which is partly used as a private residence for a young family but the main part of the house is let out on a commercial basis as luxury high end exclusive use holiday let with a difference.  The property can sleep a maximum of 20 guests and they employ a full-time Private Chef who cooks for the guests providing three meals a day using home grown produce.  The family also employ Gardeners and have local Housekeeping and Front of House Staff who are drafted in for change overs and for larger groups.  A turn down service is also offered.  The Couple will work to oversee the Housekeeping of the property as well as being hands on with cleaning and property maintenance.  A background in high end Hospitality / Chalets / Yachts would be a benefit although not essential. This will be an exciting and varied role for the right couple.  The client is flexible with regards to the experience and background of applicants but some relevant previous experience is required. Duties will include: Hands on cleaning Overseeing and managing the cleaning team Managing the laundry Arranging flowers for the house Be happy to step in and help in the kitchen if required Assisting guests during their stay Helping Front of House / meeting and greeting guests and drinks and meals service  Hands on with general property and estate maintenance Painting and decorating and general repairs The family have young children and do employ a Nanny but it would be helpful if the couple were happy to help with occasional childcare. Helping with general maintenance gardening This will be a full-time role for both - average 40 hours per week over 5 days but there will be weekends needed and some weeks will be more hours and other less but there will be a balance 1 bed self contained apartment provided - pets considered Starting at £60,000 depending on experience

  • Leicestershire
  • Permanent
  • £60,000+ GPA

Gardener Job

Gardener Job - Northwich Cheshire - start ASAP - £27,000 Our client is looking for an experienced full time Gardener for our privately owned 10 acre estate in Cheshire near Northwich. The person needs to be self motivated with good horticultural knowledge who is capable of working efficiently on their own and as part of a team (working with another full-time Gardener) and comfortable interacting with the property owners and contractors. The estate consists of approx 10 acres of gardens encompassing extensive lawns, herbaceous and shrub borders, walled garden, an orchard, mature trees, wild flower meadows and water features. Applicants will need experience of day to day maintenance of large gardens. In addition they need knowledge of basic machine maintenance, driving tractors with front loader and grass cutting attachments,  good plant knowledge along with an understanding of pest and disease identification and control. They need the ability to plan and organise work, work under own initiative as well as be happy to take direction where given.  The applicant will need to have a full driving licence , good communication skills and be reliable. Ideal would be for the candidate to also have their Pa1 & Pa6 spraying certificates and RHS Level 2 or equivalent and Chainsaw certification. Duties will include: Lawn maintenance and care Knowledge of sound horticultural practices eg maintaining herbaceous borders, shrub pruning, hedge cutting, pest control, lawn care, application of herbicides/pesticides, Weeding and chemical spraying  Hedge trimming Lawn care Garden and grounds maintenance Tractor driving with attachments Competence in operation and maintenance of all garden machinery. Working Week - Monday to Friday - full-time although part-time could also be considered Start ASAP £27,000  

  • Northwich
  • Permanent
  • £27,000 GPA

Couples Job

Live In Couples Job - Full-time Gardener & Part-time Housekeeper - Nr Thirsk North Yorkshire - start ASAP - 2 bed cottage accommodation - £50,000 GPA Our client is looking for an experienced Couple to take on a fantastic position of Sole Gardener / Part-time Housekeeper.  The position has become available to assist with the management of a beautiful 4-acre garden at the heart of a 600 acre estate for a 17th C Grade II* property. Successful candidates will be provided with a 2-bedroom cottage on site. The garden itself is 4 acres with varying features which include lawns, herbaceous and shrub borders, vegetable garden with fruit and cut flower beds, rose beds, and clipped Yew, Box and Beech hedges. There is also a working greenhouse which is used to propagate and grow on plants for the garden and vegetable beds / cut flower garden. The garden is currently being maintained to a good standard and is tidy and well looked after. The role would suit someone hands on and who is able to work alone and have the experience to maintain the garden to an exceptional standard alongside excellent plant knowledge. Ideally candidates will have RHS level 2 qualifications or equivalent and proven practical experience managing the routine maintenance and development of a formal garden. The ability to operate and maintain a wide range of garden machinery is essential and the ideal candidate would hold spraying, strimming, chainsaw and tractor-driving certification and experience. The new gardener should be willing and confident to assist with general estate duties, particularly in the winter months to include interior and exterior maintenance, pet sitting, site security when the owners are away, log-splitting and stocking firewood. A full driving licence is required. The client is also looking for a friendly part time Housekeeper (20 hours per week normally Mornings Monday to Friday). A good all-rounder who takes pride in their work, they will be required to ensure the house is kept clean and tidy to a good standard. Generally, the position will involve cleaning the house and cottage, tending to laundry, ironing, and changing beds.  The Housekeeper would also be required to assist with some shoot lunches during the season (not cooking). Ideally both candidates will be good with animals as the owners have 2 dogs and from time to time the successful candidates will be requested to look after the dogs when the owners are away. Accommodation is provided on site, and this comprises of a 2-bedroom cottage suitable for the successful couple but unfortunately is unsuitable for children. Council tax is paid for by the homeowner and all utilities are included. The property has a woodburning stove, and firewood is readily available on site to heat the property in the colder months.  Start ASAP Hours - full-time Monday to Friday for the Gardener and part-time mornings for the Housekeeper Combined salary of £50,000 GPA split as £35,000 for the Gardener and £15,000 for the Housekeeper

  • Thirsk
  • Permanent
  • £50,000 GPA

Couples Job

Live In Couples Job - Ripon North Yorkshire - start ASAP - separate accommodation - £70,000 GPA Our client is looking for an experienced Couple to take on a full-time role looking after a large period property in Ripon North Yorkshire.  The household consists of 2 adults, a dog and occasional visiting family. The property has 7 bedrooms although two are only ever in regular use and additional bedrooms used when they have visitors.  There is another Housekeeper employed who will be travelling with the client as well as working with other members of the family but will be available to assist during busy times. The property is extensive and also has a swimming pool, tennis court and around 2 acres of formal garden mainly laid to lawn and additional parkland/woodland. The client is looking for a couple who can be proactive, self manage and who can take control of running the house and grounds. Duties will include: Hands on cleaning  Laundry and ironing Care of antiques and fine fabrics Wardrobe management Household inventories Running errands Dog sitting when the clients are away  Helping when they entertain, meeting and greeting guests, serving drinks, tidying up in the kitchen although this is fairly informal Maintaining the Pool and Tennis court General Maintenance Gardening Use and care of garden tools and machinery General property maintenance both inside and out Lawn mowing Basic woodland work Driving duties - occasional airport runs and evening driving locally Care and maintenance of the household vehicles The accommodation offered is best described as a 2 bed apartment within a separate building but adjacent to the main property - own separate entrance - Furnished or unfurnished - Bills covered buy the employer Working hours will normally be Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm but with flexibility needed for occasional evening and weekend work (driving and when entertaining) when time can be taken off in lieu. £70,000 GPA

  • Ripon
  • Permanent
  • £70,000 GPA

Live in Couple Job

Live in Couple job in Hampshire We have a fantastic position for a professional and flexible Housekeeper/Cook & Chauffeur couple to join a busy family of 5 (3 children between 12-8 years old) on a beautiful coastal estate in Southampton. There is a small existing team you will be working alongside (including a Caretaker, Gardener, Full time Housekeeper and part time Housekeeper), so it is essential the couple have great attitude and work well with others. Completing the family are 4 dogs (Labradors & Dachshunds) The ideal couple will be, organised, forward thinkers and have a discreet and helpful attitude. It is very important that one half of the couple is a confident cook and can accommodate diary requirements and allergies and the other half will be mainly driving the family full time. Duties to include but not limited to: Formal housekeeping, care of delicate items and fine furnishings. (there are also two other  housekeepers) Laundry, ironing and fabric care Flower arranging Provisioning for the household Daily family cooking (breakfast, lunch and dinner) using fresh produce from the kitchen garden Catering for the occasional dinner party 8-10 people max Occasional babysitting Driving duties (Safely and timely drive the employer to work and back, and to occasions Safely drive the employer’s relatives, visitors, business partners and associates to and from places authorised by the employer Vehicle maintenance Interior and exterior maintenance and DIY Assisting in the garden when required  Dog care Start date: May Working week: 5 days a week, days off are Tuesday and Wednesday  Working hours: 50 hours a week, (hours to be discussed directly) Accommodation:  1.5 bedroom flat provided, all bills included. In the future there might be an opportunity for a 2-bedroom property. One small pet would be considered. Salary: £70,000 - £75,000 gross per annum if you live in the flat. Driving: Essential that both are confident drivers and have full clean driving licences. A car is provided for work purposes Responsible consultant: Georgia Lester Vacancy number: 115575

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £70,000 - £75,000 GPA

Executive Assistant & Charity Manager Job

Executive Assistant & Charity Manager Job Greycoat Lumleys are recruiting for an experienced Executive Assistant to report to the Company Director in the city centre of Edinburgh.  This would be a wonderful role for a candidate who is passionate about charity and is keen to become involved in the role beyond the administration aspect.  Duties to include, but are not limited to: Supporting the Company Director with day-to-day administrative duties to ensure smooth running of the Company and Charity Charity management to include taking/collating applications, meeting with applicants and scheduling, presenting & minuting Trustee meetings Advanced use of MS Office, particularly Excel Creating monthly financial reports and maintaining spreadsheets across different projects Expense management Familiar with Xero accounting software Arranging travel and accommodation for the Director Management of invoices and reconciliation of multiple credit card statements/bills Liaise with accountants to prepare quarterly and yearly accounts Management of luxury self-catering properties around Scotland Assist with the effective running of agricultural land in the north of Scotland Skills and Experience Prior EA/PA experience. Family Office background preferred but not essential High level of discretion Highly organised, proactive and self-sufficient Detail oriented UK driving license required Hours:  Mon to Fri 9am to 5.30pm Salary:    £35,000 to £40,000 subject to experience (overtime taken in lieu) - Holidays 30 days Laptop and mobile provided. Mobile can be used for personal and business calls. Pension Job:  115558

  • Edinburgh
  • Permanent
  • £35,000 to £40,000 GPA

Head Gardener Job

  Head Gardener Position, UHNW Private Gardens - Long Island, New York, USA **Please note we can only submit applicants with a current valid U.S Visa / Green Card, or U.S Citizens currently** We have a wonderful client based on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. They have over 10 - Acres of immaculately landscaped garden and woodland with extensive views of the Bay. Some of the Features include elevated plateau's, a perfectly manicured lawn with specimen trees, Rose Garden, Pool garden, a small orchard and various Shrubberies and woodland walks To be considered: Superb skills and experience in a similar role – a minimum of two years working at management level and experience of working in a garden of comparable extent and character Hold a recognised horticultural qualification Be a strong leader and hands on team player. Should be confident, self-motivated, and organised. Able to demonstrate that he/she can support and lead their team to consistently achieve the highest standards of horticultural management and presentation. must be an excellent communicator with the owner, designer and other contractors Flexible approach to duties undertaken This is a hands-on role, working with the team but also must be able to organise and support the further development of the team. Ability to work within a team or on own initiative as required An ability to manage budgets effectively Competence in all relevant areas of health and safety Effective communication and organisational skills Honesty and a high level of integrity Enthusiasm, creativity, and an ability to objectively review opportunities and ideas Strong attention to detail, a creative eye and flair for design Systematic and cheerful approach with a ‘can do’ attitude Passionate, inspirational, and dedicated Candidates should be able to demonstrate previous experience of private employment with the appropriate skills, etiquette, and integrity to match Details: Accommodation: As we are seeking the very best Head Gardeners in the USA, the client can offer accommodation for anyone relocating for a set period (Probation) to allow them to source their own accommodation  Salary: Fully Negotiable but as a guide around $150,000 to $175,000 Gross per annum  Hours: 40hr week Monday to Friday with flexibility  Holiday: 4 Weeks (off season)  Health Insurance  Job No: 115551 Consultant: Andy Hodges   

  • New York
  • Permanent
  • $150,000 to $175,000 GPA

Gardener Job

Sole-Gardener Job - Bowden Cheshire / Greater Manchester - start ASAP - full-time - £35,000 GPA A delightful opportunity for a highly-experienced and detail-oriented Sole Gardener to work at a large private house on a 5 acre site in the Bowdon area on the Cheshire/Greater Manchester border. The grounds were almost entirely reworked in 2021 after a house renovation, but are already well-stocked and matured. The residence is surrounded by formal gardens, pond and woodland. The garden area includes formal lawns, a kitchen garden, a glasshouse trained fruit trees, mixed herbaceous borders, annual display beds, hedges, topiary and perimeter hedges, a mixture of Bredon gravel and stone pathways as well as a wild flower meadow, two ponds and a good number of mature trees. The candidate will be required to maintain the formal garden and grounds to a high standard and manage the kitchen garden, supplying the owners with fresh produce seasonally. The successful candidate will have proven experience in pruning (roses, fruit trees and shrubs as well as extensive knowledge of lawn management (feeds etc).  It is hoped that the successful candidate will also have an interest in horticultural design to advise and aid the clients in getting the most from their garden as it continues to develop and mature. Occasionally you will be required to help on the wider estate, woodlands or other tasks appointed by the Estate Manager so flexibility is necessary. Helping set up for any events or functions at the property as an example of this. The Estate Manager is also able to provide assistance to the Gardener with certain tasks that require more than one person. The client is seeking a passionate, highly organised, self-motivated individual with a positive approach and keen eye for detail and a can-do approach. The owners have two small dogs as pets plus there are guard dogs that live on site, so the successful applicant preferably should also be at ease with dogs.  Applicants will need to have a relevant horticultural qualification and proven gardening experience in a similar role with a: Extensive knowledge of plants Extensive knowledge of lawn care requirements  Minimum 6 years gardening experience  Good knowledge of irrigation systems  Reliably commute to Bowdon Competent in the safe use of garden tools and machinery RHS level 2 qualification or equivalent PA1/PA6 spray licence desirable  Salary £35,000 per annum  The hours of work for this position are 40-hours per week, Monday to Friday with start and finish times dependent on the season.  28 days holiday per annum including all public Bank Holidays Start ASAP

  • Bowdon
  • Permanent
  • £35,000 GPA
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  • Debbie Salter

    Debbie Salter

    Managing Director

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  • Anisa Sykes Lane

    Anisa Sykes Lane

    Head of Sector (Private Households and Estates)

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  • Lesley Jones

    Lesley Jones

    Scotland Team Manager

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  • Laura Harrall

    Laura Harrall

    Managing Consultant North of England

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  • Georgia Lester

    Georgia Lester

    Private Households & Estates Consultant Team Leader (Couples)

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  • Emmi Heikkinen

    Emmi Heikkinen

    Private Households & Estates Consultant (Short Term & Temp Chefs, Butlers and Waiting Staff)

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  • Kari Kerslake Vigor

    Kari Kerslake Vigor

    Private Households & Estates Consultant (Perm Chefs)

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  • Bianca de Freitas

    Bianca de Freitas

    Private Households & Estates Consultant (Gardeners)

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  • Jen Russell

    Jen Russell

    Private Households & Estates Consultant (Chauffeurs & PA's)

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  • Jules le Roux

    Jules le Roux

    Private Households & Estates Consultant (House Managers/Butlers)

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  • Melinda Nagy

    Melinda Nagy

    Private Households & Estates Consultant (Part Time Housekeepers)

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    Nicola Forster

    Private Households & Estates Consultant (Live-in Housekeepers)

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  • Shannon Anderson

    Shannon Anderson

    Private Households & Estates Consultant (Rural Housekeepers)

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    ​When looking to hire staff to help run a household, there are often varying circumstances and needs. A wide range of duties will often require a combination of staff, such as housekeeper, butler, ...

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    Our latest Recruitment Open Days in the UK and France

    ​We have a number of Open Days planned this month, aimed at a variety of candidates and covering a wide range of roles in Corporate Catering & Hospitality, Ski & Yacht, Childcare and Privat...

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    How to cope with the demands of a new Private Household job

    ​So you finally get the ideal job and everything is in place. But as we all know (because we have all been there!) starting any new job is a mix of emotions, including excitement, anxiety, expectat...

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    Writing the perfect CV for Private Household work

    ​When it comes to writing a CV relating to your experience in Private Households, it is important to compose your résumé carefully so that it appeals to both recruiters and employers alike - this i...

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    How to start your career within a Private Household

    ​As a new year (and new decade) starts, one of your New Year resolutions may be to start searching for a new job?January is one of the busiest months in the job market, with lots of opportunities t...

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    Where to find Christmas magic in the UK this year

    The holidays are coming, and it’s that time of year when we start to really think about Christmas and all that we need to get done.It can be very easy to lose ourselves in all the planning, having ...

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    How to add more green into your clean

    ​Green cleaning products have been around for years, but are often unfairly stereotyped as less effective and far more expensive than traditional cleaning products.Although this might have been the...

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    Why you should consider moving to London

    ​At some point in your career, you may have considered working in London. It is one of the world’s most important hubs of finance, trade and commerce, with significant footholds in the technology, ...

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    How have private household roles changed since the days of Downton Abbey?

    Although viewers of Downton Abbey may think that domestic service has now largely died out, especially in these days of greater social mobility, this isn’t the case. Times have certainly changed; g...

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