London Private Staff / Surrey & Berkshire Housekeepers
We are a specialist private household staff consultancy offering a thoroughly bespoke and discreet service to families and private households throughout London, Surrey, Berkshire and countrywide. Sourcing all manner of high quality and experienced private staff from housekeepers, domestic couples, butlers, chauffeurs, estate management and PA’s. Our dedicated team has an approach that is unique and 100% tailor made to suit you. We take detailed instruction directly from you, the client, your PA or trusted advisors. Expectations will be fully understood and only the most appropriate, fully aware applicants will be considered.
We attract excellent qualified and experienced household staff from all over the country and overseas earning the team a solid reputation with our discerning clients. We personally meet and interview all candidates at length, adopt stringent reference and police checks and ensure trust in gained.
Our philosophy is very simple, “if we wouldn’t hire the member of staff ourselves, we wouldn’t expect anyone else to”.
HOW WE WORK
It goes without saying that a home visit is essential for us to meet you and of course your family. It is vital we have this person–to-person contact from the outset to understand your needs and assess the demands and fully meet your requirements.
We love meeting families, getting to know them and building up a good solid relationship. There is nothing more satisfying than taking a brief and delivering the CV’s that completely hit the spot. Home visits are the vital ingredient to successful long term partnerships.
Trust is built, time is saved and success is achieved.
Our intuitive recruitment team meticulously source excellent household staff from live in or daily housekeepers, domestic couples, estate managers, personal assistants, butlers, chefs and chauffeurs who fit all types of briefs, whether you need someone with specialist skills used to working for a very important family on a large estate or a home organiser who can run a house to the highest of standards. Head housekeeper need to offer management skills together with a hands on approach to the day to day running of the house.
A House/Estate Manager or Directors’ duties are to oversee the complete running of your household, from recruiting staff, liaising with principles and organising and negotiating contractors, suppliers and making sure that everything runs smoothly. Gardeners are often employed under the house manager and director heading. Candidates in this area needs to be highly flexible and able to transfer skills. All personnel in this field mostly need to be proficient drivers with experience with various vehicles.
A chef or family cook can often work within a small team to include the Butler, housekeeper, domestic couples or any other kitchen staff, so it’s vital the individual is a team player and highly organised within their space. The candidates need to be able to source seasonal ingredients and be able to produce excellent quality dishes at a moments notice. Family cooks can often combine this role with housekeeping and childcare. It's important that all private staff members are team players.
AREAS WE COVER
Across London, Chelsea, Fulham, Kensington and Notting Hill, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Mayfair, St John's Wood, Westminster, Battersea, Hammersmith, Richmond and Surrey, Berkshire and the UK
London / Esher / Surrey / Cobham / Weybridge / Berkshire / Hampshire / Oxshott / Guildford / Ascot / Richmond / Twickenham / Sunningdale / Putney / Wimbledon / East Sheen / Teddington / Kingston / South East of England
5 STAR FEEDBACK
We came to the UK in desperate need of highly experienced and qualified private staff for our family and three children, all under the age of three. From our very first contact with Surrey Housekeepers, we were impressed with the quality of service they provided. Amanda and Alison took the time to understand exactly what we were looking for in our staff, and they were careful to send us only candidates who met our every need. Every candidate we interviewed thought the agency was top notch. In the end, we hired four individuals through the agency and we have been thrilled with each of them. Surrey Housekeepers made a complex and high stakes process easy, and we could not be happier with the result.