Private Households & Estates Salaries

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Flexibility, innovation and tailoring our offering to meet demand has been key to our growth in this domestic staff sector and we expect this to continue. The housekeeper-nanny role continues to be popular with a 10% increase in placements – even during turbulent times, nationally. The integrated Nanny / Housekeeper role which became popular with our clients in recent years continues to be sought-after, as do female Butlers. Overall, there has been a significant increase in demand for live-in roles of all types, which means our best live-in candidates can often choose from a number of varied and rewarding roles. 

Couples to run and manage private households and estates continue to be our most popular candidates in this sector, with a 20% rise in recent years and we expect this to continue. Couples can be a more cost-effective, efficient way to run a house or estate, particularly in rural areas which are often busier throughout the week. Finding the right couples can be challenging for many factors such as accommodation, lifestyle and experience which is why we are particularly proud of the successful placements we are making and why we continue to use our reach to advertise for experienced couples.

London average salaries

POSITION

SPECIFICS

SALARY

House Manager

Live-In (F/T)

£55k-£70k

Live-Out (F/T)

£45k-£60k

Chauffeur

Full Time

£45k-£55k

Close Protection Chauffeur

Full Time

£50k-£65k

Couples

Live-In (F/T)

£60k+ combined

Gardeners

Live-In (F/T)

£28k-£35k

Live-Out (F/T)

£30k-£40k

Butler

Live-In (F/T)

£40k-£50k

Live-Out (F/T)

£45k-£55k

Estate Workers / Handyman / Maintenance

Live-In (F/T)

£24k-£26k

Live-Out (F/T)

£28k+

Chef

Full Time

£50k-£80k

PA

Full Time

£45k-£65k

Part Time

£25-£35 per hour

Head Housekeeper

Live-In (F/T)

£40k-£45k

Live-Out (F/T)

£40k-£50k

Housekeeper

Live-In (F/T)

  • £35k+

Live-Out (F/T)

£33k-£43k

Live-Out (P/T) / Temp

£12-£15 net per hour

Housekeeper / Nanny

Live-In (F/T)

£35k+

Live-Out (F/T)

£35k-£48k

Housekeeper / Maids

Live-In (F/T)

£32k+

Live-Out (F/T)

£30k-£35k

Housekeeper / Cooks

Live-In (F/T)

£35k-£39k

Live-Out (F/T)

£32k-£41k

Laundress / Wardrobe Manager

Live-Out (F/T)

£39k-£45k

Rural - Home Counties up to Midlands average salaries

POSITION

SPECIFICS

SALARY

Butler

Live-In

£35k-£45k

House Manager

Live-In (F/T)

£40k-£50k

Chauffeur

Full Time

£35k-£45k

Close Protection Chauffeur

Full Time

£40k-£50k

Couples

Live-In (F/T)

£52k-£65k

Head Gardeners

Live-In (F/T)

£28k-£35k

Live-Out (F/T)

£30k-£40k

Gardeners

Live-In (F/T)

£28k-£33k

Live-Out (F/T)

£30k+

Estate Manager

Live-In (F/T)

£35k+

Live-Out (F/T)

£45k+

Estate Workers / Handyman / Maintenance

Live-In (F/T)

£30k+

Live-Out (F/T)

£27k-£30k

PA

Full Time

£30k to £55k

Part Time

£20-£30 per hour

Private Chef

Live-In (F/T)

£35k-£55k

Live-Out (F/T)

£40k-£60k

Head Housekeeper

Live-In (F/T)

£40k-£45k

Live-Out (F/T)

£40k-£45k

Housekeeper

Live-In (F/T)

£35k+

Live-Out (F/T)

£33k-£43k

Live-Out (P/T) / Temp

£17-£20 gross per hour

Housekeeper / Nanny

Live-In (F/T)

£35k+

Live-Out (F/T)

£35k-£48k

Housekeeper / Cooks

Live-In (F/T)

£35k-£39k

Live-Out (F/T)

£32k-£41k

Housekeeper / Maids

Live-In (F/T)

£32k

Live-Out (F/T)

£30k-£35k

Laundress / Wardrobe Manager

Live-Out (F/T)

£39k-£45k

North of England average salaries

POSITION

SPECIFICS

SALARY

Head Butler

Live-In (F/T)

£45k+

Butler

Live-In (F/T)

£30k+

Chauffeur

Full Time

£35k+

Couples

Live-In (F/T)

£60k+ combined

Head Gardener

Live-In (F/T)

£35k+

Sole Gardener

Live-In (F/T)

£30k+

Estate Workers / Handyman / Maintenance

Live-In (F/T)

£25k+

Household Manager

Live-In (F/T)

£45k+

PA

Full Time

£35k+

Housekeeper

Live-In (F/T)

Per Week £27.5k+

Live-Out (F/T)

£35k+

Live-Out (P/T)

£15-£20 per hour

Scotland, Cumbria & Northumberland average salaries

POSITION

SPECIFICS

SALARY

Butler

Live-In (F/T)

£45k+

Chauffeur

Full Time

£25k-£40k+

Couples

Live-In (F/T)

£50k+

Management Couple

Live-In (F/T)

£60k+

Housekeeper

Live-In (F/T)

£35k +

Live-Out (P/T)

£15+ per hour

Housekeeper / Nanny

Full Time

£35k+

Gardeners

Live-In (F/T)

£30k+

Estate Worker

Live-In (F/T)

£25k+

Personal Assistant

Full Time

£30k-£40k

FAQ

Our reputation is built on listening to our clients and understanding their needs. We thought it might be useful to include some of the questions we have recently been frequently asked in this sector:

Which locations do you cover? 

We work throughout the UK with London jobs up to the Midlands, Lancashire and Yorkshire where we have regional consultants, while our Edinburgh office covers Cumbria, Northumberland and Scotland. Our International team based in London covers the rest of the world. Our specialist teams cross-over with each other in respect of sharing candidates and working with the same clients the length and breadth of the UK and Internationally.

Can you help me establish what domestic staff I need?

Our consultants can visit you to discuss your requirements and give advice on the roles suitable for the smooth running of the property. 

We really like the candidate you introduced but are you able to give them specialist training?

Yes. Our consultants are all specialists in their sectors, usually with a long, successful career working in private households and estates themselves. They will not only ensure staff are fully briefed and understand your needs but they will deliver specialist training wherever needed.

Are you able to provide short-term staff and how do you guarantee their quality?

We provide domestic staff on both a short-term and permanent basis – and you always have the option of taking on a candidate for the season with a view to then making the role permanent. Our candidates are vetted, known to us and trusted. During every placement we are in contact with clients to ensure the highest standards are being met and we will only ever recommend candidates who have been given the best reviews from our clients. Our reputation depends on it.

PLEASE NOTE: All salaries quoted throughout this survey are a guideline only, from information gleaned over 2 years from the Greycoat Lumleys database of candidates and clients.

Latest roles.

Couple Job

Exceptional Couple Role on the French Riviera A client of ours with a truly incredible modern property in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat on the French Riviera has enlisted us to seek an exceptional Couple for its daily management and operations. The property which took over ten years to complete has exceptional views towards Antibes and the Mediterranean, is built to a Modern standard and has many facilities including a large garage, wine cellar, swimming pool and an incredible 2-acre garden with a nature trail leading down to the waters edge. The clients are seeking a couple who may already have a knowledge of the South of France but candidates with a background in the Ski industry would also be advantageous. Some Buzzwords that the client has mentioned are as follows: Perfectionist Detail focused Energetic Hardworking  Sociable  Upbeat personalities  Take pride in their work  Eager to please  The position is a live out role with local accommodation being built into the package. The client is happy for candidates to seek accommodation in the local area (budget to be discussed) and then to rent this on their behalf. The clients visualize being at the property between May and October but only periodically as they will also spend time in the UK during this time. In the winter and Spring months the property will not be visited by the family but needs maintenance and cleaning regularly to always keep it in an absolute guest ready state. The Principal who is approachable and open expects to use the property for 2/14 weeks of each year. The client is not seeking a formal couple but is approachable and amiable in their approach. They are seeking a couple who would be happy to commit the next 10 years of their working careers. Duties of the role will include the following: Professional and experienced with garden maintenance who would be excited to mature the garden and be proud of making it beautiful Clean windows, pool maintenance, and the general upkeep and servicing needs of the Villa.  Chauffer.  when in residence the family goes out for dinner or lunch most days of the week, for that reason the gentleman should be prepared to drive a Mercedes Viano. Stage setting:  when we are in residence to have the towels and cushions on all external areas, and put away furniture / cover in rain or remove etc  Serve drinks and waiter as required when guests are in residence Internal cleaning External terrace areas Laundry Washing/ironing  Preparation of simple meals (breakfast, lunches and simple dinner options). During 7 months of the year there will not be a lot to do and the role become one of property maintenance and ensuring that necessary reporting is undertaken and that the garden is flourishing. In this period the successful couple will have their holidays and the days won’t need to be too full on because the clients  want to be very fair knowing that those periods when they are in residence could be very long days and cover weekends and they don’t go on holiday when we are in residence.  The clients have an exciting converge agency who takes care of all their needs and their would be a transition period over the first 12 months when the services of this agency could be used. The client is not in a rush to find a suitable couple for this post however they do really hope to find the “perfect” fit and are happy to be flexible in regards salary. Salary: Dependent on strength of application but advised €6,000 NET per month combined + accommodation cost covered. Job ID: 116621 Consultant: Archie McClintock

  • France
  • Permanent
  • €6,000 NET P/M

Live in Couple Job

 Live in Couple Job in Berkshire Live in, animal-loving Couple required for a 6 bedroom home on the border of Berkshire & Oxfordshire. There are 7 acres of grounds, including formal beds, paddock, orchard, animals and pets including a dog. They have grown up children who are attending university. The family are looking for a housekeeper to work 5 days a week.  The house includes fine furnishings and antiques. You will be responsible for cleaning, laundry and ironing to a high standard, as well as general housekeeping duties with occasional light cooking. You should be willing to help out with light gardening. The ideal housekeeper must be meticulous, tidy, organised and have eye for detail. For the gardening/handyman role, duties include grounds maintenance, pruning, mowing, strimming hedge trimming etc vegetable garden and flower cultivation working alongside a gardener who comes once a week. DIY and basic repairs of the house and grounds would be a daily part of the job, as would looking after animals, which include sheep, chickens and pigs.  Previous animal experience not essential. You will work alongside a formal Gardener who comes twice a week. The family also have a Hungarian Vizsla dog. Walking and dog-sitting are important parts of the job. Ideally you would both drive, but it is essential to have at least one driver, and a car is provided for your work use.  Driving would include school and airport runs. The house is set in a rural location in beautiful countryside, close to the river. Duties will include: Hands on cleaning, laundry and ironing to a high standard Caring for antiques and fine fabrics Wardrobe management Occasional light meals/family cooking Maintaining 7 acres of gardens under the supervision of a gardener twice a week Dog walking General household maintenance inside and outside Handyman duties Driving duties Vehicle maintenance Security of the property House and animal sitting when the family are away Looking after animals (sheep, chickens, pigs) Accommodation: 1 bedroom apartment attached to the stables. Well behaved pets welcome Start date: End of August / September Working week: Monday to Friday: 40 hours a week. Occasional weekend work required. Drivers : Ideally both to drive.  Essential one does Salary: £65,000 - £75,000 GPA, depending on experience Responsible consultant – Georgia Lester (georgia@greycoatlumleys.co.uk) Vacancy number: 116639

  • Berkshire
  • Permanent
  • £65,000 - £75,000 GPA

Live in Couple Job

Live In Couple Job in Hertfordshire A lovely position for a Couple to work for an informal household in Hertfordshire, the clients travel extensively so can be away for approximately 4 months of the year (not in one period). They have 4 grown up children who visit the property very occasionally and the clients Mother lives on the estate who is self-sufficient and lives in a cottage. You should be dog friendly and be willing to look after the 2 family dogs (cocker spaniels). The house is a 5 bedroom farm house situated in approx 2 acres of garden plus paddocks and an orchard. The role for a Couple will be Housekeeping & Gardening/Handyman duties. They are looking for a Couple who enjoy gardening and can carry out all garden maintenance duties and maintain the flower beds, polytunnel and green house.  The ideal couple will be very flexible as there is more work between April and September/October, than in October to March, so the hours tend to balance out. Main Duties Gardening General DIY Duties Occasional driving duties (airport and station runs etc) All Housekeeping duties  Occasional family cooking Shopping & running errands Animal care (feeding the chickens and looking after the dogs when the family are away) Security when the family are away  Accommodation - Very nice 1 bedroom/en-suite separate accommodation (converted Stables)  Working Week – mainly Monday to Friday with some weekend work when the family are away (looking after the animals, security and watering etc) Weekend cover could be up to around 12-15 weekends per year. Start date – September Driver - Ideally both to drive but essential one Salary £60,000 - £65,000 gpa, depending on experience Responsible Consultant – Georgia Lester Job ID - 116604  

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

Live in Couple Job

Live in Couple Job in South Oxfordshire We have a brilliant opportunity to work for an UHNW family on their large country Estate close to Henley-on-Thames. The family are looking for an experienced Housekeeper/Caretaker Couple to join their large team.  Previous experience working in a similar situation is essential. This is a formal residence. Uniform will be provided. Longevity in previous positions with references is also essential. All encompassing housekeeper duties for the Housekeeper.  Must be able happy to work alone or as part of a team of Housekeepers.  Proficient with laundry, flowers, laying a table, table service, occasional cooking is advantageous but not essential (when the Chef is off) and wardrobe management.  Exceptionally high standards and attention to detail is essential. Caretaker duties include, but not limited to, general upkeep of exterior of the main residence and surrounding guest properties/outbuildings, handyman skills,  oversee contractors, have an understanding of the plant rooms, assist with the dogs, drive when required, valet family vehicles and arrange servicing/maintenance of vehicles. Candidates must like children and dogs. 5 days per week rostered in advance, to include weekends when the roster dictates.  45 hour working week.  Flexibility is paramount to the success of the role. Ideally both drive, or at least the Caretaker must drive. Vehicle provided for work purposes only. 2-bedroom Estate cottage provided. Pets welcome. Start ASAP. Salary: negotiable depending on experience. Consultant: Georgia Lester Vacancy Number: 116578

  • Oxfordshire
  • Permanent
  • Negotiable

Butler / Villa Manager Job

Head Butler / Villa Manager opportunity - Cannes, France  We are pleased to be assisting a successful businessman & his family with finding a qualified Butler to perform typical household butler duties, travel on occasion (Middle East), Service, Guest Management and Valet duties. They will also need to supervise a small team in the Villa, whilst remaining hands-on in their work.  Duties: Front of house Greet Guests Silver Service / Service Table Setting  Assist the Chef Assist the housekeepers  Make sure the residence is ready at all times  Set up pool / spa areas: Towels ready etc  Supervise a small team of 3  Travel on occasion: Mainly Dubai (clients main residence / client not middle eastern)  Assist the security team Turn down service Pet care: One active medium sized dog  To be considered A verifiable background in a Butler position, either 5* hotel / resort or private household  Experience in supervising a small team +  Able to live in with no personal commitments that would not allow this  Have an EU passport or French CDS  Speak fluent English  Basic French upwards  An understanding of German would be advantageous  Benefits:  Accommodation provided on-site: separate room and bathroom  Travel on occasion the Dubai  Food provided during the working day  Salary of circa €4,500 to 5,000 French Net per month  Immediate start available  Consultant: Andy Hodges Job No: 116567

  • Alpes-Maritimes
  • Permanent
  • €4,500 to €5,000 French NPM

Live in Couple Job

Live-in Couple Job in Hertfordshire An experienced Couple required to look after a beautiful 25 acre estate on the Hertfordshire/Buckinghamshire border. It is a summer residence so only occupied by the principals for 3-4 months of the year. The property consists of a Main house (12 bedroom, only 4-5 are occupied), staff cottage (2 bedrooms), an annex consisting of 2 flats and 2 external cottages.  The ideal Couple will be hardworking, respectful, have full discretion and respect for the privacy and confidentiality of the family. They should also have exceptional multi-tasking, leadership, organisational and communication skills. Duties: Keeping the house clean and tidy Laundry and ironing Preparing daily 3 course meals when the principals are in residence Running errands and grocery shopping Driving duties and vehicle maintenance Garden maintenance duties Handle special requests and arrangements for events, guests, and family members Cover all property management and day to day running of the estate  Manage multiple buildings maintenance and all to make sure that all systems are functioning correctly  Create and refine monthly, quarterly and fiscal year budgets in coordination with the family office and accountant. Liaising and supervising contractors and tradespeople Manage the household/estate operations and project specific purchasing, insurance  Overseeing maintenance, supervisory role. Accommodation: 2 bedroom cottage on the estate. Pets will be considered. Working days and hours: In residence: flexibility to work on Saturday’s and some Sunday’s when needed if family is around. Working hours are usually from 8am-7pm only when the family is around. Not in residence: Monday to Friday  Salary: £70,000 gross per annum Start: ASAP Consultant: Georgia Lester Vacancy number: 116548

  • Hertfordshire
  • Permanent
  • £70,000 GPA

Couple Job in Italy

New Couple Job – Lake Como – Italy A wonderful returning client of Greycoat Lumleys is seeking a professional Domestic couple for their property on Lake Como. The property is located in the beautifully picturesque village of Fiumelatte and is historic in nature. The main family property has 6 bedrooms with a secondary property with 4 bedrooms owned by the same family being located close by but very rarely used.   The family are seeking a “typical” domestic couple and for the gentleman to be a capable handyman Gardner, driver and errand runner, the lady should have strong household cooking skills, and be experienced with all washing ironing and all cleaning responsibilities. Both candidates should have a history of working in private service and contactable recent work references. Duties required: Cooking – Good household cooking standards Cleaning and Housekeeping of an old historic property Washing and Ironing Gardening of a small formal garden Daily maintenance tasks as required (cleaning exterior of the property, windows patios etc ) Errand running and shopping of supplies Candidates Requirements:  EU passport or Italian work permits  Italian language skills Experience in Domestic work for private individuals (preferably as a couple)  The client is open to all applicants provided that they have experience working as a Domestic couple previously, can provide suitable references, speak Italian and have the right to work in Italy. The family stays for approximately 3 weeks during the summer but and its usually only four people who stay the two Principals and their two children who are in their late teens and early 20s. During the rest of the year the lady of the house visits each month for approximately 4 night each visit. The lady of the house is clam, organised and down to earth. The successful couple would be offered Italian work contracts and a beautiful small-town house with two-bedroom, garage and a living area. The accommodation is offered free of charge and is two stories. The family currently employ a caretaker and recruit local housekeepers when needed. They are seeking a couple to start in August or September and hope to begin interiveiwng form next week. Salary: €5,000 NET per month with some small flexibility Accommodation: Private of a good standard is provided Job ID:116558 Consultant: Archie McClintock

  • Italy
  • Permanent
  • €5,000 NET P/M

Live In Couples Job

Live In Couple Job - Nr Stamford Lincolnshire - October start - 1 bed cottage accom - £70,000+ GPA Our client is looking for an experienced Couple to join a small existing team of staff looking after a large private residence near Stamford.  The main house is a large period property and there are additional properties on the estate which would also come under the remit of the couple.  There are extensive grounds and gardens but a team of gardeners is in place to look after the outside areas so no gardening will be involved in this role.  The property does also host a small number of weddings each year but these are not held within the house but in the grounds and external contractors manage most elements of the events.  The owners are normally in residence 7 months of the year.  Due to the focus on property maintenance in this role it would be preferable if the candidate has a background in a trade or building. Duties will include: Hands on cleaning Laundry and ironing Housekeeper to work alongside two other Housekeepers looking after both the main house and guest properties which are used occasionally Experience with the care of antiques and fine furniture  Property maintenance of the main house and additional buildings on the estate Monitoring any maintenance requirements and reporting to the owner Carrying out hands on property maintenance Dealing with trades and contractors as and when required Managing household utilities and ensuring that regular servicing is carried out Assisting when there is a wedding with car parking signs Laying fires and stocking up logs Occasional dog sitting Property security Driving Running errands This will be a full-time role normally Monday to Friday with some occasional flexibility needed on weekends Cottage provided on the estate - large one bed / bathroom upstairs with kitchen diner, living room and additional bathroom downstairs with room for a sofa bed.  All bills paid by the employer - sorry no pets or dependants. October start £70,000+ GPA

  • Stamford
  • Permanent
  • £70,000+ GPA

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

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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

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
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