WHAT TO EXPECT WORKING IN A PRIVATE HOUSEHOLD
The Private Household industry can offer a very rewarding and lucrative career where you will become a trusted part of a family’s life. Your role as private household staff will vary house to house, and you will be required to adapt your working style accordingly. Flexibility is essential within the private household industry, along with professionalism and trust. You should be looking for longevity in each of your domestic staffing positions and securing solid references is essential. We have a range of roles including stately homes job vacancies all the way through to smaller properties looking for service individuals.
In order to apply for some of these roles, you may need to have a valid UK working visa. For more information and to check if you qualify, take a look at our UK Working Visa Guide here.
“Silver Swan always come through for us in our hour of need, and always send the right candidates for the job! They are so easy to deal with and understanding of our needs and requirements!” – Chalet Client
“I sent Silver Swan an email, and they got me a new incredible role within 4 days! I’m now 4 seasons in, all recruited for by Silver Swan, and I’m now in a stunning £15 million stunning villa awaiting a summer season. All thanks to Silver Swan!” – Louis, Chef
I found working with Silver Swan to be a great experience. All of the staff I had contact with were professional, attentive and very easy to deal with. I would not hesitate in recommending Silver Swan to anyone who is looking for that right fit.” – Robin, UK Operations Manager
“What we really appreciated was that someone was always at the end of the phone to help us when we had any questions or issues, and how friendly the service always is. Knowing we can use an agency as professional as yours to help us in our staffing needs has taken the biggest stress away in running a commercial chalet.” – Chalet Client
PRIVATE HOUSEHOLD RECRUITMENT
Household staff recruitment may seem like a daunting and time-consuming task, but it needn’t be. We take away your stress of finding new private household staff by managing all advertising, shortlisting and interviewing. We make sure you get the best candidate by conducting thorough referencing, processing DBS applications, and we even offer a good probationary period to ensure they are the right staff for your home. Unlike other private household staff agencies, we will only put forward candidates who match your criteria exactly – rather than send lots who ‘might’ be suitable, saving you large amounts of time reviewing average or unsuitable CVs.
Whether you need to hire household staff on a temporary or permanent basis, we can work accordingly to suit your needs, timeframe, and requirements. We have a full database of not just private household staff, but also experienced luxury chalet and yacht staff, as such, we provide a great selection of well-travelled, interesting, enthusiastic candidates each time.
PRIVATE HOUSEHOLD SALARY GUIDES
Working in a private residence, you will be expected to ensure high standards are met, you’re always polite and professional and you’re flexible to meet the needs of the Principal. These jobs offer excellent benefits, including accommodation, work perks and very competitive salaries.