Polo & 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.

Jan 21, 2020
£19,000 - £28,000 yearly
A lovely couple in their early 70s are looking for an experienced Cook/Houseman or Cook/Housewoman for a live in role in their stunning countryside home near Newbury. RG20, Berkshire. You must have a full, clean driving licence to apply for this role. Package Offered £19,000 - £28,000 gross per year. Full employment Separate 2 bedroom cottage (on grounds), private entrance (open to a couple/family/pets in the cottage) Family Background This is a lovely couple who live with their two friendly Dogs, one a Rhodesian Ridgeback in their large, 6 bedroom property with gardens and land. They have 4 children and 8 grandchildren who come and go over the weekends. They have two gardeners and a daily cleaner. Their current houseman is moving on for personal reasons, and the family are keen to secure a new, long-term person to join their family property. The family would be open for a couple to live in the cottage, but the role is for 1 person only.   Duties All tasks include looking after the dogs on a daily basis and also dog sitting when the couple is out. Maintenance, cleaning and upkeep of the cars. Driving the couple and picking up family and friends where needed. Upkeep and maintenance of 2 swimming pools. Simple but fresh cooking for the couple - and visitors when they are around. On Fridays you will prep food for the family to use over the weekend - especially if they have guests. You should also keep the kitchen neat and tidy and take care of larder/shopping where needs be. House sitting when the couple is out. Upkeep of the house, eg cleaning and maintenance of the chandeliers, repainting furniture etc where needs be. No major cleaning or housekeeping as they have a daily cleaner who also does the laundry, but you will be expected to keep the house tidy and organized.  Experience of this type of role essential. Location/Accommodation The family home is located in RG20 near Newbury, Berkshire. You will be given a lovely two bedroom furnished cottage on the grounds with its own entrance.  The family are open to a couple, with children/pets staying at the residence if required. Days/Hours Monday - Friday 7.45 am - 6pm with 1.5hr lunch break. Occasional work on the weekends if and when needed. Languages You must speak a good level of English to communicate with the couple and the rest of the staff. Special Skills You should have a full clean driving licence. You should have previous experience working in high end private households in similar roles. Interview/Start date The client is looking for the right person to interview, with trial and contracts being arranged February to end of March
Polo & Tweed Newbury, UK Full time
Jan 21, 2020
£19,000 - £28,000 yearly
A lovely couple in their early 70s are looking for an experienced Cook/Houseman or Cook/Housewoman for a live in role in their stunning countryside home near Newbury. RG20, Berkshire. You must have a full, clean driving licence to apply for this role. Package Offered £19,000 - £28,000 gross per year. Full employment Separate 2 bedroom cottage (on grounds), private entrance (open to a couple/family/pets in the cottage) Family Background This is a lovely couple who live with their two friendly Dogs, one a Rhodesian Ridgeback in their large, 6 bedroom property with gardens and land. They have 4 children and 8 grandchildren who come and go over the weekends. They have two gardeners and a daily cleaner. Their current houseman is moving on for personal reasons, and the family are keen to secure a new, long-term person to join their family property. The family would be open for a couple to live in the cottage, but the role is for 1 person only.   Duties All tasks include looking after the dogs on a daily basis and also dog sitting when the couple is out. Maintenance, cleaning and upkeep of the cars. Driving the couple and picking up family and friends where needed. Upkeep and maintenance of 2 swimming pools. Simple but fresh cooking for the couple - and visitors when they are around. On Fridays you will prep food for the family to use over the weekend - especially if they have guests. You should also keep the kitchen neat and tidy and take care of larder/shopping where needs be. House sitting when the couple is out. Upkeep of the house, eg cleaning and maintenance of the chandeliers, repainting furniture etc where needs be. No major cleaning or housekeeping as they have a daily cleaner who also does the laundry, but you will be expected to keep the house tidy and organized.  Experience of this type of role essential. Location/Accommodation The family home is located in RG20 near Newbury, Berkshire. You will be given a lovely two bedroom furnished cottage on the grounds with its own entrance.  The family are open to a couple, with children/pets staying at the residence if required. Days/Hours Monday - Friday 7.45 am - 6pm with 1.5hr lunch break. Occasional work on the weekends if and when needed. Languages You must speak a good level of English to communicate with the couple and the rest of the staff. Special Skills You should have a full clean driving licence. You should have previous experience working in high end private households in similar roles. Interview/Start date The client is looking for the right person to interview, with trial and contracts being arranged February to end of March
Polo & Tweed Newbury, UK Full time
Jan 21, 2020
£30,000 - £35,000 yearly
A family of 6 based near Bicester, Oxfordshire are looking for a live in housekeeper to help them in their household. You must be able to drive for this role and an automatic car will be provided. The family have dogs, horses and a cat – so you must be pet-friendly to apply.    Package Offered £30,000 - £35,000 gross per year A private 2-bedroom cottage on the grounds of the property will be provided. (The family are also open to partners and pets) An automatic car will be provided for work duties Family Background The family live in a large property with 10 bedrooms. Living in the household is mum, dad and their 3 youngest children, aged 6, 10 and 11. Their eldest child, 14, is currently at boarding school.  The household is fully staffed, with a part-time Housekeeper, and 2 Drivers/Housemen who have all been working for the family for a long time, so they are looking for someone who wants a long-term position. The also have a daily housekeeping company who do the heavy housekeeping, so you will be responsible for the light housekeeping duties. The family have horses, 2 dogs and a cat, so you must be confident around animals to apply for this role. Duties During the day you will be focused on all the housekeeping in the property along with the other Housekeeper. In the afternoons your role will be more focused on looking after the children. You should be happy to undertake all housekeeping duties, alongside the other existing staff.  You will be occasionally asked to cook for the family, so you should be happy to cook simple meals Daily cleaning, deep cleaning, laundry, ironing. Flexibility is key, and attention to detail is key - you should be keen to find a long-term role.  You will be taking the children to school – they also go to school on Saturdays, and then picking them up from school and looking after them after school. You will also be responsible for running errands and shopping for the family so driving in essential. You will be asked to do basic cooking so should be confident in cooking simple homemade food. You may be asked to travel with the family occasionally. You should be a good team player, happy to work alongside the other staff, willing to take direction and adjust to the needs of the family. Location/Accommodation The family live near Bicester, Oxfordshire, you will be provided with separate private accommodation. The accommodation provided is a lovely separate, private, 2 bedroom cottage, within the grounds of the property. And the family are open to partners and pets in the cottage.  Days/Hours Monday - Friday One or two weekends each month (if working the weekend you will have Monday and Tuesday off) 10 hours each day, with flexible start and finish times depending on the daily schedule and whether the children need taking to school that day.  Languages You must speak a good level of English.  Special Skills You should be experienced at housekeeping in private properties. You should have some experience of working with children.  You should have a full, clean driving licence. You should be confident around animals. Interview/Start date The family are looking for the right person for this role, so interviews are starting now and start date will be ASAP for the right candidate.  
Polo & Tweed Bicester, UK Full time
Jan 21, 2020
£33,000 yearly
A lovely family with 2 children aged 4 and 2, who live in Marylebone, London, W1 are looking for a weekend nanny/housekeeper who is happy to help with childcare whenever needed.  You'll be working Saturday, Sunday, Monday (three day week).   Package Offered £33,000 gross per year - negotiable for the right person Working Saturday, Sunday and Monday 34.5 hour working week - but more hours can be given if required each week Overtime paid  Salary of £480 net per week Family Background A busy family with two children aged 4 and 2.  The mother lives full time in London, and the father worked abroad regularly, so spends large periods of time away from the family home.  During the week, the family have a full time nanny and a housekeeper who attend the property.  They are keen to find a new member of staff who can provide the mum and children support over the weekend (ideally through to Monday evening), and are looking for a warm, friendly and down to earth candidate to join their family team.   Duties You will be focused on being involved in household duties, from light housekeeping and tidying up, through to childcare and looking after the children, playing with them, or taking them to activities.  Mum is around during the weekend, but she sometimes has errands or appointments to go to, so needs someone she can trust who is both engaging and kind with the children.  When she is with the children, she would like the candidate to be pro-active around the house, helping tidy, load the dishwasher or do light housekeeping.  Bearing in mind there is a housekeeper during the week, you should be willing to get stuck in to family duties and routine as the days unfold.     There may be very rare and occasional travel with the mum and children at the weekends, and this would be arranged in advance.  Babysitting or overnight would also be arranged in advance as not standard working hours.  You should be warm, positive and friendly with good experience working in domestic settings, and be happy to help with both light housekeeping and children.     Location The family is based in Marylebone, London, W1 and this is a live out role so you should be able to commute to the property each day for work.   Days/Hours Saturday, Sunday and Monday - three days per week 7:30am - 8pm each day (11.5 hours) Babysitting and overnight when agreed in advance. Flexibility to do additional days when agreed in advance, occasional Fridays or other week days (when the nanny or housekeeper is on holiday etc) Languages You must speak an excellent level of English.  If you speak French this is a bonus.   Special Skills You should be willing to assist with all aspects of family life, from housekeeping through to nanny duties.   Interview/Start date ASAP
Polo & Tweed United Kingdom Part time
Jan 14, 2020
£22,000 - £32,000 yearly
A British family of four living in Pangbourne West Berkshire, RG7, United Kingdom are looking for a reliable House Person to join their family home and life. You must be able to drive due to the countryside location of the family’s property. A car will be provided for work-related duties but not for personal use, so if you have your own car this would be ideal.    Package Offered £22,000 - £32,000 gross per year Full employed and tax paid with contract. Separate house (on grounds), private entrance, newly built and fully furnished All electricity, council tax bills, water bills, heating and Wi-Fi included.   Full use of family car for work purposes Paid holidays of 4 weeks per year.   Bonuses at employed discretion for good work and commitment If extra hours are worked each week then an overtime rate will be agreed. Open to accepting a couple with a small dog or small pet (but no large dogs or cats), however the work is just for one person. Family Background A family of four, mother, father, and two lovely and polite children aged 9 and 12. The family has four dogs (two Labradors and two miniature Dachshunds), two guinea pigs and some fish.  They live in the beautiful countryside of West Berkshire.  They lead a busy life, with the father working long hours and the mother at home, but busy with her personal projects.  The two children attend a full-time private school.  The house has 5 bedrooms and is situated on 9 acres of land (with a large field being part of the acres).  They have a lovely swimming pool which is used by the family and any staff working for the family.  The family travel during the school holidays and have a busy social schedule at the weekends. The property is semi-rural, and there is not easy public transport in walking distance.  There is a village shop (which is accessible by a walk or bike ride).    Duties Your outdoor duties will involve mowing (both push and ride on), pruning, strimming, weeding, watering, lawn repair, planting vegetables outside in the spring and in a greenhouse, mending fences and cleaning the pool and adding chemicals each week in the summer. There are two Guinea pigs to clean out when needed and two goldfish whose tank will need cleaning from time to time. Four pigmy goats live in the grounds, and they need to be fed and the area swept out regularly.  They also have a small gecko lizard who needs feeding a few times a week.  The house has an acre garden and has a six-acre field around it. It is also essential that you are a good, confident and experienced driver. Occasionally you may need to drive the children to school. You will be asked to drive to dinners and then pick up after. This will generally be a Friday or a Saturday but rarely both and appropriate notice will be given in advance – you will have use of the family’s car. You will be walking the dogs on some days, but the countryside is lovely around the family so this will be hopefully a pleasure. Your Housekeeping duties will include cleaning the house, laundry and ironing. If the family have friends for dinner which only happens every few months, then there will be tidying up and washing up. There is also babysitting for up to two nights a week which will normally be a Friday or Saturday.   Location/Accommodation The property is in Pangbourne West Berkshire, RG7.  A purpose build separate house in the grounds with its own entrance is your private residence. Your house in the garden is really lovely and newly built a couple of years ago.  The bedroom is big, with a double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers with a computer, TV and DVD. There is WiFi for the computer. There is a bathroom with bath, shower and loo with basin and a kitchen for cooking. There is a tumble dryer and washing machine.  There is a TV and DVD in the sitting room and a microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher. The family are open to accepting a couple with a small dog or small pet (but no large dogs or cats), however the work is just for one person   Days/Hours 5 days a week, 7am - 7pm with regular breaks throughout the day. Two full days off each week which will depend on what needs to be done and the families schedule.  The working hours are set due to the family needing help in the morning and afternoon when the house is busy, but you'll have time off during the day, and the hours won't always be this long. The family are very flexible as to when your duties are performed (as long as the main duties are adhered to and family schedule respected).     Languages You must speak a good level of English to communicate with the family.   Special Skills You must drive and ideally have your own car due to the countryside location of the property. (the family’s car can be used for work-related duties, but not in your spare time).   Interview/Start date ASAP
Polo & Tweed Pangbourne, Reading, UK Full time
Jan 14, 2020
£22,000 - £32,000 yearly
A British family of four living in Pangbourne West Berkshire, RG7, United Kingdom are looking for a reliable Handyperson/Gardener to join their family home and life. You must be able to drive due to the countryside location of the family’s property. A car will be provided for work-related duties but not for personal use, so if you have your own car this would be ideal.    Package Offered £22,000 - £32,000 gross per year Full employed and tax paid with contract. Separate house (on grounds), private entrance, newly built and fully furnished All electricity, council tax bills, water bills, heating and Wi-Fi included.   Full use of family car for work purposes Paid holidays of 4 weeks per year.   Bonuses at employed discretion for good work and commitment If extra hours are worked each week then an overtime rate will be agreed. Open to accepting a couple with a small dog or small pet (but no large dogs or cats), however the work is just for one person. Family Background A family of four, mother, father, and two lovely and polite children aged 9 and 12. The family has four dogs (two Labradors and two miniature Dachshunds), two guinea pigs and some fish.  They live in the beautiful countryside of West Berkshire.  They lead a busy life, with the father working long hours and the mother at home, but busy with her personal projects.  The two children attend a full-time private school.  The house has 5 bedrooms and is situated on 9 acres of land (with a large field being part of the acres).  They have a lovely swimming pool which is used by the family and any staff working for the family.  The family travel during the school holidays and have a busy social schedule at the weekends. The property is semi-rural, and there is not easy public transport in walking distance.  There is a village shop (which is accessible by a walk or bike ride).    Duties Your outdoor duties will involve mowing (both push and ride on), pruning, strimming, weeding, watering, lawn repair, planting vegetables outside in the spring and in a greenhouse, mending fences and cleaning the pool and adding chemicals each week in the summer. There are two Guinea pigs to clean out when needed and two goldfish whose tank will need cleaning from time to time. Four pigmy goats live in the grounds, and they need to be fed and the area swept out regularly.  They also have a small gecko lizard who needs feeding a few times a week.  The house has an acre garden and has a six-acre field around it. It is also essential that you are a good, confident and experienced driver. Occasionally you may need to drive the children to school. You will be asked to drive to dinners and then pick up after. This will generally be a Friday or a Saturday but rarely both and appropriate notice will be given in advance – you will have use of the family’s car. You will be walking the dogs on some days, but the countryside is lovely around the family so this will be hopefully a pleasure. Your Housekeeping duties will include cleaning the house, laundry and ironing. If the family have friends for dinner which only happens every few months, then there will be tidying up and washing up. There is also babysitting for up to two nights a week which will normally be a Friday or Saturday.   Location/Accommodation The property is in Pangbourne West Berkshire, RG7.  A purpose build separate house in the grounds with its own entrance is your private residence. Your house in the garden is really lovely and newly built a couple of years ago.  The bedroom is big, with a double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers with a computer, TV and DVD. There is WiFi for the computer. There is a bathroom with bath, shower and loo with basin and a kitchen for cooking. There is a tumble dryer and washing machine.  There is a TV and DVD in the sitting room and a microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher. The family are open to accepting a couple with a small dog or small pet (but no large dogs or cats), however the work is just for one person   Days/Hours 5 days a week, 7am-7pm with regular breaks throughout the day. Two full days off each week which will depend on what needs to be done and the families schedule The family are very flexible as to when your duties are performed (as long as the main duties are adhered to and family schedule respected).     Languages You must speak a good level of English to communicate with the family.   Special Skills You must drive and ideally have your own car due to the countryside location of the property. (the family’s car can be used for work-related duties, but not in your spare time).   Interview/Start date ASAP
Polo & Tweed Pangbourne, Reading, UK Full time
Jan 14, 2020
£25,000 - £30,000 yearly
A family office based in Oxford, OX1, are looking for a new, long-term personal assistant to join the family staff and team.  You should have a driving licence with your own car in order to apply for this job. Package Offered £25,000 - £30,000 gross per year depending on experience Family Background  A family office manage and deal with all daily admin and paperwork on behalf of the family.  The family employ a number of staff, and have various properties and outbuildings which the staff manage.  The family office are now looking to recruit a new long-term member of staff to work in the office and at the homes, to ensure that the daily duties are handled with efficiency and discretion.   Duties You should be a team player, with strong attention to detail.  You should be organized, excellent with communicating and confident working with admin.  If you have book keeping skills this is a bonus.  You will be dealing with the admin and daily PA duties for the family; all planning, organisation and appointments, travel arrangement, staff management and working alongside the senior staff in the family office. Family administration, management of the property and their travel arrangements. You should be excellent at being reactive, as with family life, things change last minute, so you should not be easily phased and happy to get stuck in to daily duties and administration.   You should be well presented and understand you represent the family, and have proven experience working in admin or personal assisting.  You should be looking for a long-term role, as the family office are keen to find someone who will become a valued member of the team. Location The family office is based in Shipston-on-Stour, CV36 and the office is based in Oxford OX1, you should be able to easily commute to both properties, and also be flexible to attend the family property that is based in the nearby areas. Days/Hours Monday to Friday.  8:30am - 5:30pm.  With flexibility to do occasional weekend or evening work when agreed in advance.  You should be reactive and willing to check emails occasionally over the weekend should it be required. Languages  You should speak excellent English to communicate with the family, office and house staff Special Skills  You should have previous experience working for as a personal assistant be highly organised, efficient and structured in your work. Interview/Start date  The family office is ready to interview now, for someone to start as soon as possible
Polo & Tweed Oxford, UK Full time
Jan 14, 2020
£33,000 yearly
A lovely family with 2 children aged 4 and 2, who live in Marylebone, London, W1 are looking for a weekend housekeeper who is happy to help with childcare whenever needed.  You'll be working Saturday, Sunday, Monday (three day week).   Package Offered £33,000 gross per year - negotiable for the right person Working Saturday, Sunday and Monday 34.5 hour working week - but more hours can be given if required each week Overtime paid  Salary of £480 net per week Family Background A busy family with two children aged 4 and 2.  The mother lives full time in London, and the father worked abroad regularly, so spends large periods of time away from the family home.  During the week, the family have a full time nanny and a housekeeper who attend the property.  They are keen to find a new member of staff who can provide the mum and children support over the weekend (ideally through to Monday evening), and are looking for a warm, friendly and down to earth candidate to join their family team.   Duties You will be focused on being involved in household duties, from light housekeeping and tidying up, through to childcare and looking after the children, playing with them, or taking them to activities.  Mum is around during the weekend, but she sometimes has errands or appointments to go to, so needs someone she can trust who is both engaging and kind with the children.  When she is with the children, she would like the candidate to be pro-active around the house, helping tidy, load the dishwasher or do light housekeeping.  Bearing in mind there is a housekeeper during the week, you should be willing to get stuck in to family duties and routine as the days unfold.     There may be very rare and occasional travel with the mum and children at the weekends, and this would be arranged in advance.  Babysitting or overnight would also be arranged in advance as not standard working hours.  You should be warm, positive and friendly with good experience working in domestic settings, and be happy to help with both light housekeeping and children.     Location The family is based in Marylebone, London, W1 and this is a live out role so you should be able to commute to the property each day for work.   Days/Hours Saturday, Sunday and Monday - three days per week 7:30am - 8pm each day (11.5 hours) Babysitting and overnight when agreed in advance. Flexibility to do additional days when agreed in advance, occasional Fridays or other week days (when the nanny or housekeeper is on holiday etc) Languages You must speak an excellent level of English.  If you speak French this is a bonus.   Special Skills You should be willing to assist with all aspects of family life, from housekeeping through to nanny duties.   Interview/Start date ASAP
Polo & Tweed Marylebone, London, UK Part time
Jan 08, 2020
A fully staffed formal UHNW household in Monaco, South of France are looking for an experienced Italian speaking chef to join their household team.   Package Offered Salary negotiable - The family will pay very well for the right candidate. Long term, permanent Monaco contract provided.    Family Background An UHNW family of 5, 3 adults and 2 children who are teenagers. The family do have dogs so you should be comfortable and confident around dogs. A fully staffed household with house manager, housekeepers, governesses and gardeners etc plus 2 family chefs who work in rotation.    Duties You will be working alongside the other chef, in a rota/shift position. Team work is key.  The chefs work together as one unit, with a strong team work ethic in place. The kitchen supplies are of the very best and they use a high-quality supplier in Europe for the food.     You will be preparing and cooking breakfast, lunch, dinner and any other food the family require during the day.   The family enjoy eating Italian and French cuisines so you should be highly knowledgable in these areas. You should also be happy and able to cook a wide range of vegetarian dishes.   The family are looking for a long term, permeant member of staff to join their household.   You should be happy to cater for parties as well as the family. Be discreet with a ‘can do’ attitude.   Flexibility is key and you should be also happy to travel with the family if requested, this is only occasionally.   Location This is a live out role, the family live in Monaco, South of France.  You should live an easy commute in to Monaco daily or be willing to relocate to an area such as Nice to be able to commute daily. Please note relocation would be at your own expense.   Days/Hours 6.30am – 8pm Working in shift rotation with the other chef. Working 3 days on and 4 days off, then working 4 days on and 3 days off.    Languages You must speak a good level of English, Italian and French.   Special Skills You should be able to cook to extremely high standards. You should be experienced in working in private households. Experience of working on a yacht would be advantageous. Experience in a Michelin starred restaurant is desirable.   Interview/Start date ASAP 
Polo & Tweed Monaco Full time
Jan 08, 2020
A fully staffed formal UHNW household in Monaco, South of France are looking for an experienced House Manager to lead their household team.   Package Offered Salary Negotiable - The family will pay very well for the right person. Long term, permanent Monaco contract provided.    Family Background The UHNW family of 5, 3 adults and 2 children who are teenagers. The family do have dogs so you should be comfortable and confident around dogs. A fully staffed household with housekeepers, governesses, private chefs and gardeners etc.   Duties You will be responsible for managing the existing household staff, such as housekeepers, private chefs, governesses and gardeners with tact and diplomacy.   Managing the entire property, the building, gardens and grounds, ensuring the smooth running of all household operations day to day. Ensuring these happen efficiently and effectively.    You will oversee all security procedures for the property.   Scheduling all maintenance and repair work, ensuring it is carried out correctly to the highest standard and in a timely manner.  Liaising with all suppliers and contractors.   You will be the first point of contact for clients, conducting negotiations and reviewing documents. Handling household bills and administration duties.   You should be flexible and happy to run errands and carry out any other household related duties to ensure the smooth running of the household. You should be happy to roll your sleeves up and support your team as necessary.   You will have highly developed management and diplomatic skills. Be confident and discreet with a ‘can do’ attitude. A great eye for detail, with excellent time management and organisational skills. Committed to supporting the family.   Location This is a live out role, the family live in Monaco, South of France.  You should live an easy commute in to Monaco daily or be willing to relocate to an area such as Nice to be able to commute daily. Please note relocation would be at your own expense.   Days/Hours Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm   Languages You must be fluent in both English and French.   Special Skills You should have a full driving licence. You should experience of working in a private household managing staff. Have highly developed management and diplomatic skills. A very good eye for details. You should have excellent time management and organisational skills.   Interview/Start date ASAP   
Polo & Tweed Monaco
Jan 08, 2020
£60,000 - £75,000 yearly
A lovely family are looking for an experienced full-time live-out special needs Nanny for their 6 year old son. They are based in Mayfair W1 and are looking for a full-time nanny to support the little boy who has autism. This is a live-out 5 day per week role, with 2 days off each week.  The little boy has autism, so special needs experience or qualifications are a must! Package Offered £60,000 - £75,000 gross per year depending on experience 20 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays Family Background  The family have 2 children, who are twin boys aged 6, but this role is solely for the 1 child who has special needs. You will be working alongside the other nanny, helping out with the other child occasionally if needed. The family have a busy life and are looking for a full-time nanny to support them, the household is fully staffed, including a driver, so being able to drive is not essential. They love to travel, so you must be flexible to travel on short notice. They have no pets in the household. The little boy is energetic and active, so they are looking for a nanny to match his energy! Duties Having sole charge of the little boy, ensuring he is happy and well looked after at all times School/nursery drop-offs and pick ups Getting him ready for school and bringing him down for breakfast Being organised and supporting the family’s daily schedule Fun and playful activities to help stimulate and help him grow Play dates and developing his experiences, with new activities, learning and books. Being sensitive to the special needs and having an understanding about ways to create a calm and positive environment. Days/Hours 7am-7pm  5 days per week, with 2 days off each week Working days include weekends, days off each week are flexible but will be agreed in advance Location/Accommodation The family live in Mayfair, London so you must be in easy commutable distance in order to arrive on time each morning. Languages  You should speak an excellent level of English to communicate with the family. Special Skills  Special needs qualifications or experience is essential, unless a Norland or Chiltern graduate Professional nannying experience is essential You must be energetic, active and strong You must be understanding and very organised You must be comfortable and confident in handling autism and special needs Interview/Start date  The family is ready to interview now, for someone to start ASAP.
Polo & Tweed London, UK Full time
Jan 07, 2020
£34,000 yearly
A large family Estate near Salisbury,  Wiltshire, SP1 are looking for a Domestic Couple (Maintenance/Housekeeper).  At least one of you must hold a driving licence in order to apply for this job   Package Offered Full time role for the maintenance person  Part time role of 23 hours per week for the housekeeper person. Combined salary of: £33,960 gross per year Housekeeper overtime hourly rate of £15 gross per hour. Use of estate car for work Private 3 bedroom cottage on grounds of estate Open to couples with families and pets (no cats) Background Large Grade 1 listed property with family (6 teenage children) including dogs and animals live in the house.  They employ a house manager to help run the house and 4 part time housekeepers, a chef, head groundsman and a large scale staff who help out.  The current head of maintenance is retiring after 40 years with the family and they are looking for a new person to replace him.  Ideally they would like to employ a couple and take on a housekeeper to work alongside the housekeeping staff.  The staff all get on well with good comradeship and energy in the property.  They are looking for the right couple to join them in this long term role.   Duties Maintenance Required to keep the upkeep of the property working alongside the head groundsman and staff.  Main duties will be to help the day to day running of the house, over seeing the security, you will need to be savvy with technology.  You will take direction from the house manager and the family in residence.  You should be a skilled handy person, with knowledge of carpentry and basic electrics.  You should have strong initiative.  You should be willing to jump in to duties that need doing, from lighting fires to packing artwork to solving household issues as they come up.  You need to be a confident driver.  Above all you need to be a team player, willing to work alongside an existing team who are both professional and friendly.  A good work ethic and a happy disposition is paramount.  You also need to enjoy dogs and children.   Housekeeper Required to work alongside the existing team who help maintain the house.  Instructions will come from the house manager and you will be working in a team of 4 other housekeepers on a daily basis.  You should have strong initiative and high standards and also be able to work independently.  You need to be confident working with old properties and be able to care for antiques and silverware and linen.  You should be confident and capable around animals and dogs and be willing to be involved in family life on the estate.  You do not need to drive for your duties.  The family have a chef, it is an asset if you are able to prepare light meals but not a requirement.  Saturday work will be required.   Location/Accommodation The property is based near Salisbury,  Wiltshire, SP1.  A private 3 bedroomed cottage, recently refurbished with garden on the estate is provided for the couple to live in.  The family are happy for the couple to bring pets (no cats) and children with them if needed.     Days/Hours Maintenance job will be 8-10 hours each day, 5 days per week and should be flexible and happy to work occasional weekends.  Where possible you will have 2 days off together each week. Housekeeper role is 9am – 1pm, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 1pm – 5pm Wednesday and Thursday, and one Sunday a month working 10am – 1pm.  Total of: 20 - 23 hours per week. Languages You must have a good level of English   Interview/Start Date The family are interviewing now for someone to start at in February/March 2020.
Polo & Tweed Salisbury, UK Full time
Jan 07, 2020
£28,000 - £35,000 yearly
A high profile individual who lives in Holborn, WC2, London is looking for a live out housekeeper to cover maternity leave for his currently housekeeper, from February 2020 for between 9 - 12 months in a fixed term contract.  You should be happy to commit for the duration of the contract.  You should be confident with housekeeping and assisting with personal assisting work Package Offered £28,000 - £35,000 gross per year depending on experience. 28 days holiday (pro-rata if a shorter length contract) Fully Employed on a Fixed Term Contract Family Background A high profile principal is looking for a live out housekeeper, to cover the maternity leave of his current housekeeper.  You should be happy to assist with additional admin/PA duties.  The principal lives in a large, beautiful London townhouse, and has a much loved French Bulldog.  He has a full time PA, and other staff who work for him, in both his person and business life.   Duties The main duties for this role are to assist in all aspects of the principles professional and personal arrangements and to ensure his properties are maintained to the highest standard.  The most important part is ensuring the care and wellbeing of the principal’s dog. Including vet check-ups, grooming, feeding and the general day-to-day care of her.  Another large part of the role is the housekeeping for the house, so you should be confident and pro-active in this area.  You may be asked to do basic cooking, run errands and food shopping, and serve tea/coffee during the day.  Flower arranging and making the house look beautiful for the principal and his guests is key.  You should be able to work independently, with a calm manner, and polite and discreet disposition. You should be a self-starter, trustworthy and able to manage your own time efficiently. You will need to be organised, conscientious, punctual, and have great attention to detail. The client runs some of his business from his home so you should be able to slot in with minimal direction and work happily without much day-to-day supervision.  When the principal travels with work, you may be asked to housesit/care for the dog, but there will be no overnights.  You should be happy to host the dog at your own property, particularly at the weekends when the principal is away.  But you will be given time off in lieu for the walking hours.   Location This is a live out position and the principal is based in Holborn, WC2, London.  You should be able to easily commute to the property.   Days/Hours Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 5:30pm each day.   Languages You must speak a good level of English.   Special Skills You should be confident caring for pets, and have a pro-active and discreet manner.   Interview/Start date The contract will commence in February 2020, and will last between 9 - 12 months in a fixed term contract.  You should be happy to commit for the duration of the contract.
Polo & Tweed London, UK Full time
Jan 07, 2020
£22,000 yearly
A large family Estate near Salisbury,  Wiltshire, SP1 are looking for a Handy Person / Grounds Person to work in their maintenance team.   You must hold a driving licence in order to apply for this job.   Package Offered £22,000 gross per year Use of estate car for work Private 3 bedroom cottage on grounds of estate Open to couples with families and pets (no cats) Background Large Grade 1 listed property with family (6 teenage children) including dogs and animals live in the house.  They employ a house manager to help run the house and 4 part time housekeepers, a chef, head groundsman and a large scale staff who help out.  The current head of maintenance is retiring after 40 years with the family and they are looking for a new person to replace him.  Ideally they would like to employ a couple and take on a housekeeper to work alongside the housekeeping staff.  The staff all get on well with good comradeship and energy in the property.  They are looking for the right couple to join them in this long term role.   Duties You will be required to keep the upkeep of the property working alongside the head groundsman and staff.  Main duties will be to help the day to day running of the house, over seeing the security, you will need to be savvy with technology.  You will take direction from the house manager and the family in residence.  You should be a skilled handy person, with knowledge of carpentry and basic electrics.  You should have strong initiative.  You should be willing to jump in to duties that need doing, from lighting fires to packing artwork to solving household issues as they come up.  You need to be a confident driver.  Above all you need to be a team player, willing to work alongside an existing team who are both professional and friendly.  A good work ethic and a happy disposition is paramount.  You also need to enjoy dogs and children.   Location/Accommodation The property is based near Salisbury,  Wiltshire, SP1.  A private 3 bedroomed cottage, recently refurbished with garden on the estate is provided for you to live in.  The family are happy for couples to bring pets (no cats) and children with them if needed.     Days/Hours Maintenance job will be 8-10 hours each day, 5 days per week and should be flexible and happy to work occasional weekends.   Languages You must have a good level of English   Interview/Start Date The family are interviewing now for someone to start at in February/March 2020.
Polo & Tweed Salisbury, UK Full time