Our Experienced Private Household Staff

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.

Personal Assistant / Administrator Job

Personal Assistant / Household Administrator Job - Nr Hereford, Herefordshire - start ASAP - up to £35,000 GPA A Personal Assistant / Household Administrator is sought to fully support a busy private estate in Herefordshire. The Principles are friendly, dynamic but meticulous, so this role would only suit a candidate with previous experience in a similar role. The family are looking for someone who wants to engrain with the family long-term and enjoys reasonable diversity in their working life, as the position would encompass administration for both the domestic home and aspects of the working farm. The position would be based on the Herefordshire estate, working from the Estate Office.  This is a 360-degree role to support the Principles in all matters relating to their Herefordshire estate. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): Overseeing and managing all household utility providers Paying of bills - keeping detailed paper trails and ledgers Creating and maintaining filing systems Overseeing / organising personal appointments as well as business appointments and maintaining the household calendar Administrative and organisational support to the Principles and their employees where required Farm business administration Overseeing building works and external contractors and being the point of contact on site Liaising with the Principle’s EA and estate management team and wider estate staff to ensure the home runs seamlessly Organising and overseeing on site events Various household research projects Undertaking all other usual PA duties relating to the house and estate Skills: Exceptionally organised, with an absolute eye for detail Practical with good common sense Discreet, will be required to sign a binding NDA Enthusiastic, friendly, with a sense of humour No-task-is-too-small ethos Ability to confidently handle multiple ongoing projects simultaneously Efficient and always diligent Excellent time management Exceptional initiative  Able to work autonomously as well as being a team player Proficient in Word, Excel, Power-point, etc Experience: Ideally 3 years PA or operations experience, preferably in high intensity position(s) Proven extensive events, travel and logistics planning Complicated diary management Experience working with and managing external contractors Basic accountancy, including account reconciliation – understanding of Zero beneficial An interest in the countryside and farming is preferrable, but not essential Hours and package: Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm, with flexibility to include evenings and weekends for urgent matters or emergencies 21 days holiday + Bank Holidays Standard pension (NEST) Start date: immediate Up to £35,000 gross per annum, with salary dependent on candidate experience

  • Hereford
  • Permanent
  • up to £35,000 GPA

Couple Job

Couple Job - Rural Ireland Greycoat Lumley's client are seeking an experienced Couple for their Private Estate in rural Ireland.  The area is tranquil surroundings with the nearest town 15 minutes away.  A wonderful setting for outdoor pursuits and sense of local community.  The estate has a team of staff, some of which have been there for a number of years.    Applicants must have experience of high level housekeeping, implementing housekeeping systems and procedures, strong self motivation and a clean driver’s license.  This role will suit a Couple with experience in the hospitality industry or private estate/household. The Principals are looking for a long term commitment, high standards of professionalism and dedication.  The household has three large dogs therefore understanding and like of dogs necessary (shorthair German pointers – nice temperament)  Duties Include: High level housekeeping: keep all rooms to desired standard and appearance. Reception areas to be kept neat and tidy Hands on cleaning: Responsible for the cleanliness of the entire house kept to a five star standard Implement housekeeping systems and procedures  Daily WHATSAPP dialogue with owner Running the household members of staff whilst working along side them Liaison with Estate Manager Training to requirements of the household  Special care of specific delicate surfaces/ finishes Knowledge (or prepared to learn) and care of antique furniture and furnishings  High standard laundry skills to be observed/maintained  Manage and coordinate extra support housekeeping staff for parties/ events Maintain stocks of cleaning supplies  Arranging breakfast and table laying for other meals while family members are in residents Dog responsibilities when employers/ family not in residents. (Training available to candidate by professional dog trainer) Understanding of and awareness for security considerations Fire safety (in-house training available)  St John’s Ambulance certificate (in-house training available)  Confidentiality and discretion are vital - NDA to be signed Accommodation:  Cottage with own garden, 100m from the main house - all bills are included Start:  ASAP Combined Salary: £6,000 net per month  Consultant:  Lesley Jones Job Number: 116512

  • Ireland
  • Permanent
  • £6,000 net per month combined

Gardener / Handyperson Job

Gardener / Maintenance / Caretaker / Driver Job - Nr Macclesfield Cheshire - separate one bed accommodation - start ASAP - £35,000+ GPA Our client is looking for an experienced Gardener / Maintenance / Caretaker / Driver to look after a large private property near Macclesfield, Cheshire.  The family are looking for a candidate who has experience working in a similar role for a private client, who is trustworthy, flexible and who can manage their own time. Duties will include: General maintenance gardening and generally keep all outside areas clean, tidy and well presented Working alongside additional gardeners who work at the property on a part-time basis Ensuring there is sufficient security and protection at the property at all times, day or night Undertaking preventative maintenance and general household maintenance tasks Maintain perimeter and boundaries  Servicing and maintenance of swimming pool Overseeing trades and contractors Taking in deliveries Chauffeuring and valeting of all vehicles on a weekly basis  Daily dog walks, feeding, washing and grooming and dog sitting - must be dog friendly The client would ideally like someone to live in but might consider very local live out candidates at this stage but you must be happy to help with some house and dog sitting Accommodation  - Separate one bed accommodation, furnished and all bills paid - sorry no partners / dependents / pets Start ASAP Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm with a 1 hour break for lunch £35,000+ depending on experience

  • Macclesfield
  • Permanent
  • £35,000+ GPA

Butler Job

Live in Butler Job, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire A private second-home (main residence in London) working for an English family with grown up children is looking for a live in Butler. The house is well maintained and has 5 bedrooms. There is also a separate guest cottage. The position is supported by a part-time cook  and two cleaning staff. The garden and grounds around the house are maintained by a separate team. Good communication and coordination with the household team in London is essential. Main Skills Ability to work well with others Budgeting Good communication skills Service of lunches and dinners Household shopping Managing cleaning staff Occasional local driving for family and guests Organising household schedules Pet friendly Preparing breakfast and light meals Problem solving Receiving guests Serving pre-prepared meals Serving pre-dinner drinks and snacks Serving tea and snacks Supervising contractors in the house Table setting Working with the house chef to plan meals Additional duties Carrying out 2 security walk / day every other weekend – duty shared with the Head Gardener – and covering when she is away. The house is used by the family for extended weekends and longer periods during the summer. The role includes: A staff car. Well-maintained separate onsite accommodation. No international travel required. Salary - £60,000 Gross per annum Responsible Consultant - Jules le Roux Consultant email - Jules@greycoatlumleys.co.uk

  • Buckinghamshire
  • Permanent
  • £60,000 GPA

Personal Assistant Job

Personal Assistant Opportunity - Barcelona, Spain  A successful Entrepreneur based in Barcelona, Spain is now seeking a Personal Assistant to assist with Personal and Private PA duties, and to assist with their latest start-up with increasing corporate duties as the business grows. This will be a remote based role 2/3 days per week, with the requirement to be either at his residence or office location in the heart of Barcelona when required.  Duties: Complex calendar and diary management, including using technology to allow the principal to coordinate their schedules seamlessly. Making bookings, appointments and reservations for the principal, including making suggestions for restaurants, performances and exhibitions. Travel arrangements and holiday planning. Research and project management of a personal, household and professional nature. Events management. Booking and liaising with contractors and household staff. Utilities payments, invoices and basic bookkeeping Helping with administration for the principal’s business. Attending online and in person meetings and taking notes. Business administration Booking business meetings / attending business meetings  accounts, bookkeeping and admin duties for the business  Attending events, coordinate business functions  To be considered:  Must speak fluent English & Spanish  Must be based within 1 to 1.5hrs drive from Barcelona, Spain or be able to relocate with ease (family home, friends etc)  Must have an EU passport  Have a verifiable background in private personal assistance or hybrid assistance (corp/private)  Have a recent background / police check or be willing to do so  Be IT savvy and well versed in Microsoft and accounting software  Benefits: Salary negotiable depending on experience, circa €50,000 to €60,000 (for exceptional candidates) Gross per annum  Work from home 2/3 days per week  Typically Monday to Friday, rarely needed for weekends or evening work  mostly 40hrs per week  Be a key part of a major Start-up with lots of long term potential  Consultant: Andy Hodges Job No: 116506

  • Barcelona
  • Permanent
  • €50,000 to 60,000 GPA

Houseman/Butler Job

Live out Houseman / Butler Job in London The Principal lives in London and is seeking a live-out candidate to assist him in the apartment with housekeeping, maintenance, cleaning, light cooking and general errands.  Main duties include but would not be limited to: Responsibility for keeping the apartment and surroundings immaculately clean and tidy at all times. This will entail: dusting, polishing, mopping, brushing, vacuuming and cleaning of valuable effects, leather care, solid wood floors, luxury rugs, marble and onyx surfaces, crystalline glass, mirrors, windows etc. and all rooms of the apartment including kitchen, bathrooms, bedroom, dressing rooms, dining, lounge, corridor and garden area Laying and clearing tables, washing of utensils, crockery, cutlery and glassware at breakfast and lunch Taking care of the laundry, changing the towels, making the bed daily and changing the bedding twice weekly with fresh sheets or as requested Taking care of the Principals wardrobe (folding clothes and store correctly in dressing room), polish and clean footwear, clean stains on clothing. On occasion packing clothes for the Principal and laying out clothes for occasions  Taking care of the Principals supplements, gym drinks, protein drinks etc Replenishing and restocking consumables including but not limited to: supplements, medication, toiletries, cleaning items, basic food items requested by the Chef, kitchenware and items requested by the Principal Ensuring any basic DIY is carried out (changing light bulbs, repair fuses, fix loose cupboard doors etc) and ensuring that any damage /defects found are repaired  Working with maintenance contractors for electrics, lighting (Creston system), heating and water systems (BMS alarm systems), air-con system, electronic shutters, indoor mini pool system, fire system and gardening plants / garden irrigation system as well as ad-hoc systems Working with the building management on all aspects affecting the apartment Keeping maintenance service areas clean and ensuring apartment temperatures consistent Liaising and communicating with the Chef, assisting him at all times where possible Liaising and communicating with the Business PA at all times including providing meter readings, giving household and private bill payments and urgent mail to the office on a timely basis.  On occasion: formal butler service to Principal for business dinners and lunches including washing of utensils, crockery, cutlery and glassware Taking the classic car for MOT /Service /filling up with fuel /ensuring battery fully charged We are looking for a meticulous, hard-working and dedicated individual. proactive, adaptable individual. Self-motivated and composed - able to work in a quiet environment independently with little supervision UK driving licence essential Base Salary £55k per annum dependent on experience Usual work hours: 7am - 3pm, Monday to Friday When the principal is in residence you will be required to do these hours plus half day on Saturdays.

  • London
  • Permanent
  • £55,000 GPA

Domestic Couple Job

Domestic Couple position – Beautiful Property and excellent package Greycoat Lumleys is delighted to be assisting a new client in their search for a Domestic couple for a private residence in Saint Gallen.   Couple requirements: To be energetic and proactive as well as self-organised and in good health. The client is seeking someone with high levels of hygiene, good manners, able to work in a team with other members of staff, to have previous experience in a similar role and in a similar property for at least 5 years, responsible, trustworthy, hardworking who take pride in their work, with a positive outlook. Good knowledge of modern home appliances and equipment as well as cleaning techniques and products. Duties will include: For one half of the couple: Looking after the garden: watering plants, cleaning, irrigation system and fountains Maintenance, lawn mowing Looking after the gates, doors, windows, to keep all in good working condition. Minor repairs where necessary (internal and external) Outdoor furniture care and maintenance Driving: to keep the owner’s cars in good order, to make purchases related to the property, driving the owners when required Other duties when necessary. Maintain stock of all required cleaning material and equipment. Maintain a record of all expenses/purchases with invoices and quotes. Ensure any technical/electrical/mechanical equipment is in working order and is serviced regularly. For the other half of the couple: Day to day cleaning of the entire property Making beds, changing bedlinen and towels regularly Regular dusting, mopping, hovering of carpets, upholstery, curtains and any other interior items. Window cleaning Laundry – Washing, ironing, steaming of bed linen, towels, table clothes, client’s clothes, etc. Tableware and kitchenware cleaning, storing, maintaining in good condition, setting up tables for meals, serving meals to the table Compliance with storage and inventory rules Good knowledge of how to look after delicate expensive fabrics and materials is necessary Accommodation: This is a live-out position. An off-site apartment will be secured for the 3 month probationary period if requested, thereafter candidates must rent their own accommodation. Transport: a car is provided for the villa maintenance and service. Holidays: A minimum of 20 days per year will be provided during the year with accordance to the family needs (when the family or their guests are not staying at the villa). Language: Fluent level of English required, German preferred or and advantage. Salary: On strength of application and competitive  Candidates must have the right to work in Switzerland or an EU passport to apply.

  • Switzerland
  • Permanent
  • Flexible DOE

Live in Couple Job

Live In Couple Job in Worcestershire A lovely returning client of ours is looking for a new Domestic Couple to join them. Their Couple of 7 years, who we placed there, are retiring. The family consist of 2 children aged 7 & 9 and 4 dogs. The family reside in a stunning 8 bedroom property on 12 acres. The family are open to finding a full time or part time couple. The ideal couple must be child and pet friendly, flexible, easy going, hardworking and proactive. Duties: Keeping the house clean and tidy Family laundry and ironing Assisting Mum who is very hands on with school runs, taking to activities and playdates etc Preparing meals and freezer filling dishes for the children Babysitting Garden maintenance duties Swimming pool maintenance Driving duties (school runs and station runs) Security of the property Handyman duties (DIY and basic repairs) Dog care House and pet sitting when the family are away Start: August / September Accommodation: 1 bedroom flat in the main house with a separate entrance. There is a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, sitting room with a sofa bed for when guests stay. Pets might be considered. Working week: Monday to Friday with occasional weekend work, with time back in lieu Hours: Full time – 40 hours a week each, with flexibility Part time: Gardener/Handyman – 7:30/8am – 4:30/5pm Housekeeper – approx. 20 hours a week Drivers: ideally both are drivers Salary: £60,000 - £65,000 gpa (Full Time) & £50,000 - £55,000 gpa (Part Time) Consultant: Georgia Lester Greycoat Lumleys job reference: 116452

  • Worcestershire
  • Permanent
  • £60,000 - £65,000 GPA

Personal / Executive Assistant Job

Executive Assistant Job in Germany Greycoat  Lumleys are very excited to be working with a ground breaking healthcare group, one of the largest companies in Europe. We are seeking an experienced PA or EA to assist the founders of the company. Due to the company’s strong global growth, we are looking for hardworking, motivated and committed team members. The company’s goal is to give as many people as possible a better life. Your Tasks As personal assistant to the founders will offer an exciting opportunity to work on a wide range of tasks. This role will require you to relocate to Germany – please only apply if this is of interest. €80, 000 - €120,000 dependant on experience.  Your Profile: You have successfully gained several years of professional experience as an Executive Assistant or Personal Assistant. You are known for your exceptional organisational skills, can-do attitude and solution-oriented mindset in dynamic environments. Discretion is not just a priority for you – it is your second nature. You bring great attention to detail and take pride in the quality of your work. You work independently, proactively, and are always eager to learn and tackle new topics. You possess excellent written and spoken English skills (at least C1-level). Proficiency in German or additional languages is an advantage but not essential. Daily duties: Handle correspondence and calendar management for the founders. Serve as the trusted interface and main contact for internal and external stakeholders. Independently manage research tasks for the management team and support the preparation of key documents. Plan and book travel arrangements, respond to individual requests, and manage travel expenses. Take on and drive exciting projects, such as organising company events and exclusive meetings, conducting confidential executive search initiatives, and many more! Provide reliable and discrete on-site support at our modern offices e.g., when preparing board meetings or hosting guests. Benefits to you: You can expect to work within a highly innovative and inspirational environment with a top management board consisting of accomplished entrepreneurs, consultants, and industry leaders. We offer you a unique environment in which you can develop yourself personally and professionally in an unrivalled way. A highly competitive compensation package, including 30 paid vacation days. Exclusive company parties – from our traditional yearly visit to the Oktoberfest to picturesque Christmas parties in the snow-covered Alps. A roof terrace with a panoramic view of the Alps – including sunshine during your lunch break. Numerous corporate benefits – advantages for every aspect of life. A constant supply of free drinks and vitamins

  • Germany
  • Permanent
  • €80, 000 - €120,000 dependent on experience.

Live in Couple Job

Live in Couple Job in North London A lovely retired Couple are seeking a Domestic Couple to work in their stunning newly renovated 8,000sq property in North London.  This is an opportunity to work with truly lovely clients who are in turn keen to find someone to work with them on a long term basis. This renovation project has been going on for 4 years, and this Summer the house will be complete and ready to move into. This is a large 4 storey house with 5 bedrooms, cinema, and living spaces. There is a summer house on site too, with a sauna, gym, and pool. Completing the family is a small Dog. The principals also have another property on the South West coast, and the successful Couple may be required to travel there occasionally. Responsibilities: Daily cleaning and housekeeping Laundry and ironing Caring for fine art and furniture Wardrobe management Execute specialist cleaning tasks with care, particularly for flooring, surfaces, antiques, etc. Occasional cooking would be a bonus but is not essential Occasionally assisting when the family are entertaining. Driving duties Grounds and garden maintenance Upkeep of the grounds and house. Management of contractors for repairs and upkeep. Pool maintenance, a freshwater pool.  Training can be provided. First point of call for deliveries. Management of the house systems inc heating. DIY & basic repairs House / Pet sitting when the clients are away would be a huge bonus Flexibility to travel to Devon property if needed The ideal couple must be warm, pet friendly, proactive, energetic, flexible and have longevity in their previous roles. Working week: Monday to Friday with flexibility to work some weekends with days off during the week in lieu. Hours: 9am – 5:30pm Accommodation: housed within the light-filled basement area with separate entrance, comprising a double bedroom with en suite and in-built double wardrobe, almost private use of the formal catering kitchen that would only be used for entertaining (1-2 times a month), private light-filled living room, shared corridors around this area. Pets cannot be accommodated. Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 GPA, depending on experience Start date: September Consultant: Georgia Lester Vacancy Number: 116442  

  • North London
  • Permanent
  • £70,000 - £80,000 GPA

Live in Couple Job

Live in Couple Job in Bedfordshire This is a wonderful opportunity to work for a principal at two of her properties in Bedfordshire (half a mile apart). One of the properties (7 bedrooms) is used for her two businesses where she employs 10 staff during the working week and where guests and clients will visit. The other property, half a mile away, is her main residence where she resides with her grown up son. They have 2 dogs. As a couple you must work between both properties. You will reside in a self-contained flat in the 7 bedroom office property so it is separate from the main house. Duties: Keeping both properties clean and tidy  Laundry and ironing Cooking duties when required (provide light lunches for staff on the days they are in, hot & cold buffets/canapes, drinks for clients and guests visiting us, with pre-notice) Occasionally need to provide support at evening events Main key holder (open & close the house during office hours) Shopping and running errands Driving duties – taking the principal to meetings and events in London Dog care Garden maintenance at both properties Property Maintenance duties Handyman duties – basic repairs & DIY Liaising with contractors and tradespeople Accommodation: Self-contained 1 bedroom apartment at the office site which has a sitting room, kitchen, bathroom, walk in wardrobe and bedroom. There is also an additional reception/guest room with en-suite. On occasion family members could use the bedrooms if visiting. Working days: Monday to Friday with occasional weekend work Start: ASAP Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 gpa Consultant: Georgia Lester Vacancy Number: 116431  

  • Bedfordshire
  • Permanent
  • £70,000 - £80,000 GPA

Café Cook Job

Café Cook Job in Fife, Scotland Greycoat Lumley’s are pleased to be working with a fantastic client based in the beautiful Fife, Scotland. A Victorian castle overlooking the Firth of Forth renowned for its views and stunning gardens. The successful candidate will be cooking with one another in the kitchen, preparing soups, sandwiches and paninis. There is also hot food available. You will need to understanding food and café experience is desirable. Responsibilities: Prepare soups, sandwiches and paninis daily. Be able to cook hot food to order; for example - sausages, bacon, eggs. Assist with the baking of cakes and scones. Develop fresh and innovative menu options to meet customer demands and increase revenue. Ensure compliance with food safety, health and safety, and allergen processes, and all applicable laws and regulations. Respond to customer complaints and concerns in a professional and timely manner. Collaborate with other departments in the castle, such as events and facilities management, to enhance guest experience. Requirements: Proficient in cooking in a café environment. Knowledgeable in all aspects of food safety, health and safety and allergen processes. Strong organisational, problem-solving, and communication skills. Passionate about providing exceptional customer service and guest experience. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. A creative and innovative approach to menu development. Salary - £11.44ph Hours - 40 hours a week, Wednesday-Sunday 8am-4pm. 0 hour contact If you have a passion for food, hospitality and guest experience, and are excited about the opportunity to work in a unique and historic setting, apply today to join our client's team!

  • Fife
  • Permanent
  • £11.44ph

Couple Job

Domestic Couple Role in Tuscany – Immediate Start Greycoat Lumleys has the pleasure of assisting in an urgent immediate search for an experienced, hard-working domestic couple to work in a typical Tuscan villa. The villa is situated between Prato and Pistoia. It is approximately 2,000 square meters and consists of 9 bedrooms and other common spaces. There is a garden in front and on the back of the villa (in total approximately 1,5 hectare) with fountains and lawns. The property has been renovated and has general heating-cooling system, outdoor swimming pool, boiler room and other electrical and technical facilities. Couple requirements: To be energetic and proactive as well as self-organised in good health. The client is seeking someone with high levels of hygiene, good manners, able to work in a team with other members of staff, to have previous experience in a similar role and in a similar property for at least 5 years, responsible, trustworthy, hardworking who take pride in their work, with a positive outlook. Good knowledge of modern home appliances and equipment as well as cleaning techniques and products. Duties will include: For one half of the couple: Looking after the garden: watering plants, cleaning, irrigation system and fountains Maintenance, lawn mowing Looking after the gates, doors, windows, to keep all in good working condition. Looking after the swimming pool and surrounding area: cleaning, water control, technical control, etc Minor repairs where necessary (internal and external) Outdoor furniture care and maintenance Driving: to keep the owner’s cars in good order, to make purchases related to the property, Other duties when necessary. Maintain stock of all required cleaning material and equipment. Maintain a record of all expenses/purchases with invoices and quotes. Ensure any technical/electrical/mechanical equipment is in working order and is serviced regularly. For the other half of the couple: Day to day cleaning of the entire property Making beds, changing bedlinen and towels regularly Regular dusting, mopping, hovering of carpets, upholstery, curtains and any other interior items. Window cleaning Laundry – Washing, ironing, steaming of bed linen, towels, table clothes, client’s clothes, etc Tableware and kitchenware cleaning, storing, maintaining in good condition, setting up tables for meals, serving meals to the table Compliance with storage and inventory rules Good knowledge of how to look after delicate expensive fabrics and materials is necessary Accommodation: Fully furnished accommodation with a separate entrance. It consists of a kitchen, bedroom and a bathroom. Transport: a car is provided for the villa maintenance and service. Holidays: will be provided during the year with accordance to the family needs (when the family or their guests are not staying at the villa). Language: Italian at least medium knowledge (to be able to communicate with local people and authorities, and to fulfil professional duties), basic English. Regretfully the client will not accept animals due to allergies and cannot provide accommodation suitable to a couple with dependents. Candidates must not be smokers or heavy drinkers and must have the right to work in Italy or an EU passport.  JOB ID:116407 Job Type: Full-Time Salary: € 5,000 NET per month Start Date: As soon as possible Consultant: Archie McClintock

  • Tuscany
  • Permanent
  • €5,000 NET P/M combiend

Head Butler Job

Live-in Head Butler / Villa Manager opportunity UHNW family in Beautiful Tuscany, Italy We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Full-Time Resident Head Butler to join our clients team in Tuscany, Italy. As a key member of the estate management team, you will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of their stunning property, providing exceptional service to our family and guests.   Duties: Meet and greet guests upon arrival, ensuring they are settled in their rooms Carry luggage for guests and assist with their needs Maintain a thorough knowledge of all spirits, wine, and cigar collections Serve meals and pour drinks for guests, anticipating their needs and preferences Supervise the housekeeping team and ensure rooms are cleaned and maintained to the highest standards Care for clothing, silver, crystals, and other estate assets Set up for afternoon tea and cigar lounge services Communicate with housekeepers to ensure rooms are cleaned at convenient times Recommend and arrange amenities for guests Maintain a professional appearance and demeanour at all times Ensure compliance with estate policies on safety and hygiene Perform duties with discretion, professionalism, and a pleasant demeanour Pet care for a one medium sized dog Requirements: Fluency in Italian & English is required Experience as a Butler or similar role in the 5* hospitality industry is essential Strong multi-tasking skills, excellent organization, and ability to adapt to a fluid environment. Commitment to delivering exceptional customer service Attention to detail, ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion, and knowledge of food and wine pairings Must be “tech” savvy with better than average IT skills Must be a Driver Excellent references and a valid Background check (Advanced DBS or equivalent) Benefits: Salary: approximately €70,000 to €100,000 per annum gross Holidays: 26 days per annum plus National holidays Accommodation: Separate flat on the side of the main residence, 1 bedroom, kitchen, sitting room and 2 bathrooms, strictly no dependants or pets Job no: 116417 Consultant: Andy Hodges 

  • Tuscany
  • Permanent
  • €70,000 to €100,000 GPA

Live in Couple Job

Live in Couple Job in Hampshire A lovely returning client of Greycoat Lumleys is looking for an experienced Couple for their home in Hampshire. The couple spilt their time between their home in London and the country often spending 1 or 2 nights in London and generally travel quite frequently. They have grown up children who stay at the property frequently at weekends or have guests.  The property is a 6 Bedroom/6 Bathroom house situated in 70 acres of land - a team of gardeners are employed - they require a Housekeeper who has high attention to detail and a keen eye, together as a Couple you will be responsible for the upkeep of the house, be hands on with general DIY duties around the house, deal with contractors and in general take pride in your work and enjoy running a household. They do have a dog who you should be happy to look after when the clients are away on holiday and during the week if they are away -so vital you are a dog lover The ideal candidate will be experienced and have strong organizational skills and be confident in running a home with very high standards but in a relaxed working environment. The estate is a busy place with people coming and going - you will liaise with the gardeners to ensure cut flowers are provided for the house for example. It would suit a candidate who is happy to work as a team and be part of a small community   Duties and Responsibilities Hands on Housekeeping Laundry and ironing, basic sewing Family Cooking would be ideal  Running Errands Food and Household shopping Driving duties and vehicle maintenance Swimming Pool maintenance General Maintenance duties  Managing the house and admin duties (such as paying bills etc) Liaising with contractors and tradespeople Pet care and dog walking Security of the house when the clients are away Days: Monday to Friday mainly with occasional weekend work Hours: 8:30am – 5pm with a break  Accommodation: 2-bedroom Cottage. 1 dog would be considered for the right couple. Driver: Essential one is a driver Salary: £65,000 - £70,000 gross per annum Start: August Consultant: Georgia Lester Job number:  116315

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £65,000 - £70,000 GPA

Live In Gardener Job

Live In Gardener Job - Nr Bakewell, Derbyshire - Excellent 3 bed accommodation suitable for a small family - October 2024 start - £30,000 to £40,000 GPA DOE Greycoat Lumleys is working with a client who is looking for an experienced Gardener to take on a wonderful role in a stunning location in the Derbyshire Dales.  The client is looking for a Gardener who will settle with them long-term and also become part of the local community.  The client has designed and re-developed most of the garden themselves over the last 25 years and they are looking for someone who can take over the running and hands on maintenance while still consulting with the client / owner.  The Gardener should be able to work on their own initiative, be observant and identify what needs doing given the time of year and keep the garden well maintained to a high standard. The main areas of the garden are well established borders and flower beds, many planted with Rhododendrons and Azaleas as well as a small walled garden, greenhouse, orchard and extensive lawns.  The client is also keen to have someone interested in parkland trees and their care. Good horticultural knowledge and appropriate qualifications are essential. Duties will include: All hands on gardening including greenhouse propagation, use of fertilisers etc. Cutting back shrubs, pruning roses, trimming Box balls etc. Keeping Lonicera, Holly and Yew hedges in shape with hedge-trimmer Tree work including use of a chainsaw Vegetable and fruit growing Assisting with lawn care although there is someone employed to look after the lawns Seasonal planning for garden maintenance and planting – ideas to be shared with owners Use and care of garden machinery Greenhouse and garden sheds to be kept clean and tidy Driver essential with own vehicle The role is live in and offers some of the best accommodation possible.  Within a lovely rural village setting is a 3 bed cottage with its own large garden and outbuildings.  The property will be fully renovated with new kitchen and bathroom and ready for occupancy from October 2024.  The accommodation would be best suited to a small family as there is a lovely school in the village (Primary – Ofsted Outstanding) and it also falls into the Lady Manners catchment area.  The cottage will be provided unfurnished at a concessionary rate of rent, council tax paid by the employer and other utility bills to be paid by the employee. £30,000 to £40,000 gpa depending on experience October start Please email Laura Harrall laura@greycoatlumleys.co.uk if you would like to apply to this position. 

  • Bakewell
  • Permanent
  • £30,000 to £40,000 GPA DOE

Live in Couple Job

Live in Couple Job in Worcestershire This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a lovely informal family in Worcestershire. The family reside in a stunning 7,000 sq property. There are also 3-4 cottages on the estate. They have 2 children aged 3 & 17 years old and a small dog. The estate is currently under a massive refurbishment with the plan to build a conference suite on the estate. Also employed is a full time Gardener and a Nanny. Our client is looking for an experienced and hands on Housekeeper & Maintenance/Gardener Couple. The ideal couple will be hands on, flexible, easy going and looking to become part of the family. You must be pet and child friendly, although no childcare as such is required. Duties will include: Hands on cleaning Laundry and ironing Simple family cooking once or twice a week. Shopping & running errands Greeting guests and assisting when the family are entertaining Garden maintenance and assisting the full-time gardener Driving duties Vehicle maintenance Swimming pool maintenance Handyman duties – basic DIY and minor repairs Liaising with contractors and tradespeople Security Maintaining the 3-4 cottages on site General property maintenance Accommodation: 1 bedroom (600/700 sq) self-contained flat in the main house with a separate entrance. Pets might be considered. In the future, you might be able to reside in one of the cottages on site. Days: ideally Tuesday to Saturday with Sundays and Mondays off. Hours: 40 hours a week, with flexibility. Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 gpa, depending on experience Start: August ideally, but flexible for the right Couple Consultant: Georgia Lester Vacancy Number: 116372

  • Worcestershire
  • Permanent
  • £70,000 - £80,000 GPA

PA Job

An experienced PA is required to support a wonderful female principal and her family. You will work closely with the Family Office Director to ensure that all aspects of their life run seamlessly The family split their time between Europe and California, visiting the UK sporadically through the year for up to one week at a time. The successful candidate will manage all their UK based private affairs, liaising closely with their wider Family Offices located globally. Their properties are based in Mayfair, but you will be based out of their Family Office located between Green Park and Piccadilly Circus. You will be able to work remotely for 2-3 days per week. The ideal candidate will be resourceful, conscientious, solutions-focused, numerate, IT literate and meticulously organised with a superb understanding of discretion and confidentiality. The family strongly value their employees and are looking for someone who wants to remain in the post long term. Main duties and responsibilities Diary management Complex travel arrangements across timezones Booking tickets restaurants and appointments for the family   Managing transport and security for the family when they are in residence Organising for purchases to be shipped their properties and yachts located globally Purchasing, transportation and curation of artwork Personal shopping for the family Liaise closely with their wider family office and legal team on family matters Making payments, financial reporting and basic bookkeeping Managing insurances and claims Multiple property management Liaising closely with the principal’s household staff to ensure that everything is ready for their arrival Start date: when the right candidate is found Salary: £60-80k GPA depending on experience. Private medical insurance and a generous annual leave and pension contribution is also given. Working hours: Monday – Friday 9am-5pm with flexibility to take important calls out of hours

  • West End of London
  • Permanent
  • £60,000-£80,000 GPA

Ibiza Couple Job

Ibiza Couple Job - Year round opportunity for a lovley family A returning client of Greycoat Lumleys is seeking a live in Couple for their beautiful and ideally situated property in Ibiza, Spain. The property is set aside from the main hustle and bustle of the island and is occasionally used for rentals, 4/5 each summer season. The clients seek an astute couple who like them are seeking a long term employment relationship and who will make this job their own, take ownership and initiative to run the property seamlessly all year round and provide exceptional service to the family when they are in residence. The Job Role – Live In Housekeeping Couple – Ibiza The role will include hands on property management and management of the vehicles. The responsibilities are full time but will vary significantly between the periods when the property is in use (helping cook, clean, drive et)c and periods when it is empty and responsibilities focus on oversight and light maintenance. Key features of this job are as follow When the family is not present Ensuring that the property is kept clean, secure and well maintained Daily property clean and freshen to ensure no damp, water is run, no breakages   Preparing the property before any arrival and closing it up when we leave including setting out/in our outdoor furniture& cushions and also moving the kit in and out of the boathouse. Ensuring that the house is stocked in advance of any arrival with food and drink in both indoor and outdoor kitchens Building relationships with key providers so you know who to contact for any issues and to ensure any contracts for garden etc are done properly Managing the maintenance, doing basic DIY and decoration but for larger projects in co-ordination with contractors as required as well as directly managing the pool and cleaning machines Ensuring that the cars are well maintained, serviced (including MOT) and fuelled & cleaned regularly Co-ordinating with the gardener the planting & maintenance of the garden as well as helping him out as appropriate Managing water supplies into the house from the water truck to ensure sufficient supply at all times Overseeing electricity consumption via solar and generator to optimise solar use Managing fuel for generator as needed & liaising with the provider Ensuring AV and IT is working and getting specialists in as needed, especially ahead of family (or rental guests) arriving Checking all hot water & air conditioning is working in every room before arrival Providing receipts and invoices for expenses to the accountants In addition to the above & when the family is present Continuing to ensure that the property is kept tidy (for example tidying up towels) and doing family laundry, changing bedlinen and washing towels Keeping outdoor kitchen & furniture clean and protected if it rains & covering overnight. Cooking for the family in particular in preparing breakfast. The meal requirements for just the family are relatively simple and you will be given guidance (e.g. tortilla, baked fish, roast chicken, barbecue & salads). When there are many guests, a professional cook may be engaged & you will be asked to support with preparation   Helping serve and clear up after meals Doing the external food shopping on a daily basis as required and with limited direction needed from the family Driving as appropriate the family when they go out to dinner or beach lunches as well as collecting family and guests from the airport & always ensuring car is clean and refuelled Managing the rubbish – there are large refuse facilities close by but the successful couple is responsible for taking rubbish to them Ensuring that the property is locked up at night with the alarm on when required If needed, supporting the use of the boat and the boathouse, helping drive people there, keep it clean Keeping storage deposit tidy and managing e-bikes (checking batteries and keeping them clean) Babysitting for the younger children if no other family member present. When the family are in residence the successful applicants will have 1 day off per week, but it is at the discretion of the owners when this is taken.    Typical days the family would have breakfast at 08:00 or later, and dinner will be 20:30 with breaks being taken during the day so the total hours per day would typically be 10. When the family is not present the workload is very much reduced & annual leave can be taken to during these periods. The family are typically there 6-8 weeks per year (1 week in May, 1 week in October, 4-6 weeks July / August) and there are approx. 4 weeks of rental guests. Employment package A competitive salary for the local area. Excellent standards of free accommodation, insurance and utilities other than mobile phones.The flat is attached to the end of the property. It includes a kitchen/living room, TV’s and en suite bathroom Reasonable use of Reasonable use of a car when we are not present including free fuel Additional time off when we are not present as agreed. What the family is looking for is a couple who Cheerful and easy going but tidy and organised and ready to keep the house clean as well as manage the day to day requirements of the house Skilled and efficient housekeepers to keep it in good order & clean and manage laundry & ironing etc  Manage hectic periods of activity when we are present with a much slower pace of life when we are not there Love children  (and a dog if we bring him) We have 3 children (13,11,9) and often other families come with their children Self starters who take pride in their role and can identify problems and proactively solve them, allowing the family to enjoy the property without worrying or having lots of operational questions about its management Candidates who are email and computer literate and who can report via email and give the family peace of mind Candidates who can cook to a reasonable standard Have a clean driving licence and experienced driver Can speak English and Spanish to help with managing the property & local contractors, keeping them honest and ensuring any work is done to a high standard Salary: Dependent on strength of Application – Agency Advised minimum of €4,500 NET Accommodation: Of a very good standards is provided JOB ID: 116378 Consultant: Archie McClintock

  • Ibiza
  • Permanent
  • €4,500 NET P/M

Project Manager/ Office Co-ordinator Job

Project Manager/ Office Co-ordinator Job in South West London We are seeking a Project Manager/ Office Co-ordinator to join a well-established Luxury residential Building Contractors.   The company pride themselves on working seamlessly with architects and interior designers to ensure the highest quality service from concept through to delivery. This is an exciting and rare opportunity to work in a small and dynamic office where you will be an integral part of the team. The office is based in a beautiful part of South West London and is easily accessible via public transport.   Daily Duties: You will be providing administrative support to the two directors: diary management, organising meetings and handling correspondence. Oversee the daily operations of the office, liaise with clients, suppliers and team members. Being point of contact to contractors and suppliers. Support projects from the design phase to the completion of construction through to installation. Update design reports and ensure all data is accurate and up to date. Generate and maintain project progress reports and schedules. Track and report project costs and make sure that the project is completed in budget. Ordering and purchasing of equipment and materials. Candidate qualities: The ideal candidate will be able to anticipate ahead of time, any requirements the directors might have during the running of busy days, weeks and even months. Proactive and methodical approach with the ability to work closely with others and prioritise tasks under tight deadlines. Strong time management and organisational skills, capable of working under pressure. Self-motivated and capable of working independently, switching tasks efficiently. Proficiency in general office software and administration systems. Cooperative attitude with excellent telephone manner. Strong command of the English language, including grammar and spelling  This is a full time, office-based role. Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.  Salary dependant on experience.

  • South West London
  • Permanent
  • Flexible dependent on experience
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