Polo and Tweed

Polo & Tweed provide a specialist service in domestic staff recruitment and domestic staff training. Based in Mayfair, London, we work with a global network of clients in private homes, hotels, restaurants, chalets and yachts.  We approach our services from a unique and fresh perspective. It’s not the bottom line that drives us, but the desire to satisfy and provide the very best service we can to our clients.

It might sound a bit cliché, but we would much prefer to keep a happy client for life rather than just work with brand new clients each time.  Our ethos is what drives us, and makes Polo & Tweed one of the (in our opinion) friendliest and eager to please agencies.  Why not try us out and see for yourself?  We aim to reply to email/calls within 24 hours, and when you call us you won’t get through to an annoying call centre or computerised systems. Our receptionists are highly briefed and excel in customer care and interaction.  We love talking to both clients and candidates and believe that both are as equally important.

Aug 14, 2019
£14.00 - £18.00 hourly
A lovely family who live in West Berkshire, RG8 are looking for a child-friendly housekeeper to help them out with the housekeeping and childcare.  Due to the location of the house you must be able to drive and have your own car. This position is 2/3 housekeeping and 1/3 childcare. Package Offered £14-18 gross per hour  25 hours per week  £350-£45 0 gross per week/  £18300-£23400 gross per year approximately Additional baby sitting paid as overtime Family Background A down to earth couple with three children (8-year-old girl, 6-year-old boy and 5-year-old boy), and a lovely labradoodle dog. The father works in London and often has to stay overnight. The mother is very hands on with the children. All children are very lovely, and all have mild dyslexia. They live in a lovely countryside property in the stunning West Berkshire countryside. They have had a housekeeper and nanny in the past but are looking to combine these roles as the children are now older. Duties This position is 2/3 housekeeping and 1/3 child care.  You will be responsible for all cleaning light and deep cleaning. Keeping the home clean and tidy. All laundry and ironing. You should enjoy housekeeping and have a good eye for detail. You should be happy and confident undertaking house management tasks and be flexible to help day to day life run smoothly.  You should be happy to be sole charge with the children, supervise and help with homework if the mother is taking one of the children to after school activities. Help with driving the children picking up from school on a Monday and Thursday. You should also be comfortable speaking with the children's teachers when collecting the children from school, this is very important to the family. Cook simple fresh food from scratch for the children, the children follow a gluten and diary free diet so you should be comfortable with this. Being flexible and being willing to get stuck in is important - mum wants someone who is down to earth and practical! You should be pet friendly as they have one lovely dog. The parents are very active parents and involved in all aspects of family life, but they are looking for that extra pair of hands in order to have a break and spend some time together or work on their business. Days/Hours Monday to Friday 2pm to 7pm 25 hours per week If you are local you may occasionally be asked to work at a weekend but this would be agreed in advance. If you were willing to occasionally stay overnight that would be a huge bonus and would be agreed in advance. The family currently have a dog walker and if you wished additional hours for dog walking could be available. Location This is a live out role, you should be within easy commutable distance to Ashampstead, West Berkshire RG8. Languages You should speak a very good level of English. Special Skills You should hold a full driving licence as the role requires driving and have your own car to be able to commute to the property. You should be an experienced housekeeper, skilled at ironing. Interviews / Start Date ASAP
Polo and Tweed Ashampstead, Reading, UK Part time
Aug 01, 2019
£10.00 - £14.00 hourly
A down to earth family living in near Newbury, West Berkshire, RG7 are looking for a housekeeper/cook - Monday to Friday 12-6pm each day (25 hours per week).   Package Offered £10 -14 gross per hour If you live in - Private studio apartment with TV, Wifi, kitchen, bathroom, private entrance, all bills covered.  Open to couples/pets An automatic car will be provided if you do not have your own car (and choose to live in), all insurance and petrol covered.  You can also use this car on your days off, but if driving long distances you might be asked to contribute towards some petrol. Full contract/employed by the family. 20 days holiday plus 8 days bank holiday pro-rata. Family Background The family are known extremely well by the agency.  The father is a teacher, and the mother is an entrepreneur and works from home, or takes trips into London.  They have a young boy who is almost 4 years old, active and bright. They have had a nanny for 4 years. From September they will be hiring an after school and holiday nanny to look after the little boy, but they need focus on the housekeeping and cooking outside of this.  The live in a 3 bedroom house (with separate annex accommodation) in West Berkshire (20 mins to Newbury and 20 mins to Reading, 50 mins to London), in a beautiful part of the world.  It is a semi-remote location, with easy access to the shops, and community, but the property feels like it is in a very private part of the world.  It is accessed only by car.  The father works full time and is busy during term time, and the mother works full time. The son is currently at nursery 4 days a week, and in September he will be attending full time school.  They have two small dogs (fully house trained) who love attention and walks. Duties Your duties will be split between housekeeping and cooking duties.  You should be also child friendly and happy to help with the little boy if the parents need some extra help when he is home from holidays, but this is quite rare as they have an after school and holiday nanny. Your focus will be on the housekeeping, cooking and dog walking.  You should have an eye for detail, be happy to undertake hoovering, dusting, mopping, laundry, ironing, changing the beds, cleaning the kitchen and two bathrooms.  You should be happy to run errands, go to the shops and assist the family in daily duties as and when required. It is not a large house, but the family do require things to be clean, tidy and well organised, so as long as you stay on top of the duties, and ensure that the house is clean and tidy, then you can manage your time as you see fit.  Currently the two big cleaning days are Monday and Thursday with tidying and light house management in between.  You may need to assist with some school runs in the mornings.  You should be a confident cook and happy to cook varied, and healthy food for the family. Location/Accommodation The family live in the small village between Reading/Newbury (RG7).  This is either a live in OR live out role.  Either way you should be able to drive (either have your own car) or an automatic car will be provided.  If you live in, the family have a private separate entrance studio apartment (separate to the main house), which you will be living within, this has a double bed, TV, Wifi, kitchen and en suite.     Days/Hours 5 days a week.  Monday - Friday.  With flexibility for babysitting when agreed in advance. Monday -  Friday, 12:30 - 6pm 25 hours a week Languages You must speak a good level of English. Special Skills You must either have your own car, or have an automatic driving licence for a car to be provided. Interview/Start date ASAP - The family are keen for someone to start in September with trials taking place in August.
Polo and Tweed Newbury, UK Part time
Aug 01, 2019
£13.00 - £17.00 hourly
A lovely family of five soon to be six are looking to hire a part time, long term live out child friendly housekeeper for their home in a village south west of High Wycombe, HP14 Buckinghamshire. Duties will include collecting the children from school, so a full valid drivers’ licence is essential.   Package Offered £13.40 to £16.50 gross per hour – for 24 to 30 hours per week Automatic car will be provided for work use only. Family Background The family live in a lovely 5 bedroom, 3500 square foot house in a village south west of High Wycombe, Bucks HP14 and are looking for a Housekeeper/Nanny to replace both their long term cleaner and nanny who have moved on due to personal reasons. They have 3 children, aged 7yrs, 5yrs, 3yrs and another due in October. The family have a cat and sometimes look after a dog so you should be pet friendly. The family also have horses and if you enjoy horses you can certainly help with them too! The mother will be on maternity leave so you should be happy with both shared care and sole charge.   Duties All duties associated with the housework, you will be the only person responsible for housekeeping. You should be happy to get stuck in the daily life of the family, whilst helping with the house duties, including laundry, ironing (mainly the male principal’s shirts and bedding), both day to day cleaning and deep cleaning.    Alongside you'll be helping the family with childcare duties collecting the older children from school in the car.  You should be happy to help with the baby when needed. The mother is very involved with family life, so you should be happy to work alongside her and support her with the duties required in the household. You should be happy to cook healthy and yummy meals for the children. If you are happy to cook for the principals too this would be a bonus.     This is a mixture of shared care and sole charge.   Location The family home is in a village south west of High Wycombe, HP14 Buckinghamshire. You must be in commutable distance to this location and have your own transport to get there.   Days/Hours 4 or 5 days a week Monday to Friday usual hours would be 12 noon to 6pm During the school holidays you will be working the same hours.   Languages You must speak a good level of English.   Special Skills You must be able to drive and an automatic car will be provided to use during working days.   If you love horses this is a bonus as the family are very into horses!   Interview/Start date The family are looking to interview for someone to start ASAP 
Polo and Tweed Buckinghamshire, UK Part time