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Private Households - Gardeners/

Chauffeurs/ Security


LIVE-OUT DRIVER/ BUTLER FOR FAMIY, BELGRAVIA, LONDON          UK9439

Seeking candidates now.

Key requirements: Formal butler training, excellent knowledge of Belgravia, living in commutable distance, past family experience 

Job Description: For a Middle Eastern client, we are looking for a permanent full-time Driver/ Butler to work in Kensington, London. Formal butler training essential and excellent driving experience. The family have 3 children and many visitors who stay at the residence, however the family always travel abroad for the school holidays when the household is less busy. The parents also both drive themselves.

The large 6 bedroom property is fully staffed with housekeepers and a chef. The household is run semi-formal, which turns to formal when guest are staying. There are no pets.

The duties: 

  • Lay-tables and serve food, particularly when guests visit
  • Provide drinks service and food preparing on occasion
  • Pack and unpack
  • Carry out personal shopping and run errands
  • Drive children and if required parents safely
  • Keep cars (Land Rover/ Bentley) immaculate
  • Oversee services/ MOTs and insurance
  • Plan routes carefully
  • Oversee contractors if required

Requirements:  

  • Formal Butler training from an established school
  • Experience within a formal family household
  • In depth knowledge of Kensington and surrounds
  • Flexible attitude and well organized
  • Longevity in previous roles
  • To live within commutable distance to Kensington
  • Clean drivers license with ideally an advanced driving course
  • Knowledge of Arab culture and Arabic is an advantage

This is a busy and engaging role for someone who is well organized and experienced, able to deliver an impeccable service to the family. During school holidays the role is less demanding. When the family entertain formally, it may be necessary to work in the evenings – which is compensated with overtime pay or time in lieu. Emphasis is particularly on knowledge of formal service. There are no housekeeping duties as such but helping out may be necessary.

The family seeks a Driver/ Butler who is happy to assist in the household and who is good with children. Candidates must be well presented, highly organized, able to think ahead and be reliable at all times. The role is available because the previous butler/ driver is retiring. Fluency in English is a must/ Arabic an advantage. To start as soon as possible.

Written references from past private employers and a current DBS security check will be required.

The hours are 7.30am till 5.30pm Mon – Friday with an hour for lunch, which is provided.

 

Salary & Benefits: £ 45000- £50000 gross a year. live-out depending on experience. 

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LIVE-OUT GARDENER, VIRGINIA WATERS, GREATER LONDON         UK 9419

Candidate on trial.

Key requirements: 5 years private experience, excellent knowledge of organic practices, flexible, good technical skills 

Job Description: A lovely family with three children who moved to recently and own a large property in Virginia Waters with a 2 acre garden. The house is fully staffed and a full-time residence, although the family always travel during the holidays.

There is a green house and lawns as well as herbaceous borders, hedges, pots and hanging baskets, a children’s play area, a chicken pen, a pond and a rockery/ waterfall. There is extensive garden furniture, several ornaments and a large shed for garden machinery and tools. The Owners are keen to establish a new and organic fruit and vegetable garden.

The duties:

- To maintain the garden

- Establish an organic fruit and vegetable patch

- To keep lawns and edges clean cut

- Repair paths and prune hedges

- Maintain machinery and garden furniture (varnish)

- Plant for seasonal colour and order seeds

- Care for the chicken

- Run errands if required

Job requirements:

-  5 years’ experience including vegetable planting

- Excellent knowledge of organic practises and plants

- Hands on and flexible

- Good technical skills

- Able to take the initiative

- Work to high standards, observing health and safety rules

The client is looking for candidates who are self-motivated and able to take charge of the garden, which has been neglected over the years. Candidates should be versatile, have good organizational and communication skills able to introduce their own ideas and knowing how to implement them. Good experience in organic practices is essential as well as in improving soil structure.

Written references from past employers essential as well as a DBS security check.


Salary & Benefits: £ 25000- £26000 gross a year. live-out depending on experience. Use of own produce..

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GARDENERS/ CHAUFFEURS/ SECURITY


If you have substantical experience of working within private service working for high profile clients, a considerable range of skills and excellent references, than please contact us to register. Please ensure your CV states the locations of your driving experience, the cars you have driven and all related duties.


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