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Questions & answers for domestic staff candidates

On this page, candidates will get answers to some relevant job seeking questions. Of course, you are also welcome to contact us.

FAQ

Why use domestic staff agencies to find work?

  1. A domestic staff agency offers you guidance throughout the whole recruitment process.
  2. Using a domestic staff agency like Bespoke Bureau to find top domestic staff jobs means that you will have a great selection of vacancies on offer.
  3. A domestic staff agency specialises in the specific work you do.
  4. They’re free to domestic job seekers!
  5. Domestic staff agencies can open up a large network of clients who are looking for staff.
  6. Some domestic job vacancies will only appear via a recruitment agency.
  7. Domestic staff agencies like Bespoke Bureau offers CV writing services to optimise a domestic job seeker’s employability.

Why use Bespoke Bureau to find domestic jobs?

Using a domestic staff agency like Bespoke Bureau will help you secure top domestic vacancies. Rest assured your next employment will be in a role with fair terms and a good salary. A domestic staff agency like Bespoke Bureau offers you guidance throughout the whole recruitment process.

What domestic staff do you recruit?

We recruit top end experienced and qualified domestic staff such as Butlers, House managers, Estate managers, Chauffeurs, Private chefs, Private PAs, housekeepers, Hotel staff, Interior yacht crew, Nannies, Maternity nurses, Domestic couples, Carers and more.

What makes Bespoke Bureau the best domestic staff agency?

Bespoke Bureau is a boutique agency, renowned to offer some of the most exciting job opportunities in the world. Our clients consist of HNW individuals, Royals and celebs across the UK and around the glove. Our clients are well known to us, offer great employment terms and good salaries. We offer candidates an exceptional service, guiding you through the recruitment process from first registration to first day in the new job, and beyond. Last but not least, we own the British Butler Academy and offer basic and advanced training in housekeeping, butling, silver service and service etiquette.

Who hires household staff with Bespoke Bureau?

Amazingly enough, we have a wonderful client base consisting of high net worth individuals, royal families from across the globe, 5-star hotels, super yachts and other luxury settings. Interestingly, the vast majority of our clients have been with us for a number of years. Of course, some of our clients hire their entire fleet of staff with. On the flip side, some clients hire one member of staff from us. Obviously, it is our job to make your life easier and therefore, we will see that you get the staff that you need. Finally, no job is too big or small for the agency.

Who can apply for domestic vacancies with Bespoke Bureau?

We’re looking for the best domestic staff candidates in the field. Only true professionals need apply…

We want those of you with significant experience in private home service to be signed up with us. Moreover, we work with only the most qualified candidates to secure full time, permanent employment with our clients. In fact, our focus is to place elite, senior and/or management level staff with our clients globally, including:

  • Estate Managers
  • Butlers
  • House Managers
  • Private Chefs
  • Domestic Couples
  • Chauffeurs
  • Nannies
  • Maternity Nurses
  • Housekeepers
  • Head Housekeepers
  • Carers

What is needed to apply to the domestic staff agency?

In the first instance, we will need:

  • a clear word format CV with your compete work history
  • a short text presentation about you.
  • a clear recent photo of you looking smart and/or work appropriate for the role you seek
  • confirmation that you are in the UK (or the area where the job you apply to is located) or have the ability to travel to interviews on your own expense

In a later instance, once we have reviewed and accepted your initial details, you will need to:

  • supply at least two checkable references from the private service industry
  • provide all certifications/diplomas/qualification documents
  • show us your ID to prove who you are
  • proof that you are allowed to work in the region where you seek work
  • show us a clear criminal record and you can send us a recent DBS

What are Bespoke Bureau’s domestic staff candidate requirements?

We look to find employment for domestic staff that have:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in the field you work in
  • Moreover, we only consider candidates who have already worked in the field of which they seek work
  • You need to have stayed long term (3+ years) in at least one role but ideally in most your previous roles
  • The right to work in the UK or the location where you seek employment
  • Excellent checkable references
  • A clear criminal record (DBS)
  • The ability to meet with our clients in person

Noteworthy is that, the way you present yourself as a service professional throughout the inquiry and registration process is a large part of determining whether we will represent you. If still in doubt, please contact us for a review.

How does the domestic staff agency process work for candidates?

Application

Send us your CV and the other information we request. You can also apply directly on our Domestic staff Vacancies page. If you are interested in a specific job, let us know the reference or title/location of the role.

Review
In due course, we will review your information. If we believe that you fit our client’s requirements, we will contact you with the next steps in the application process. This is normally a face to face or Phone/Skype interview as a start.

Submittal

If we believe that you are suitable to put forward to a role which you have applied to, we will introduce you to our client or client’s representative. Most likely, once we have shortlisted you for a role, the client will want to interview you. We will arrange this for you.

Contract and Support

Hopefully, you will be offered a role via us. If so, we will help negotiate the salary, terms and sort the contract. Following your start of employment, we will stay in touch with you and make sure all is going well. We offer continuous guidance and support.

What makes Bespoke Bureau a unique recruitment agency for domestic staff?

First of all, we have been around for almost two decades. Secondly, we are leaders in household staff recruitment. Thirdly, we are able to place you in a role swiftly. Interestingly, our clients are HNW individuals with the most discerning requirements. Needless to say and as our name suggests, Bespoke, our recruitment service is tailor-made. Moreover, we pride ourselves in having all our business is channelled via referrals. Similarly, we do not advertise. Luckily for us, it is your satisfaction that brings you and your friends back to us, year after year. Finally, your happiness is the key to our success.

How to apply to a domestic staff job with Bespoke Bureau?

In the first instance, we will need you to email us the following information:

  • a clear word format CV with your compete work history
  • a short text presentation about you.
  • a clear recent photo of you looking smart and/or work appropriate for the role you seek
  • confirmation that you are in the UK (or the area where the job you apply to is located) or have the ability to travel to interviews on your own expense

Once we have received this information, we will come back to you and let you know if you qualify to be on our books.

What domestic staff vacancies are available?

We offer great the following positions:

  • Housekeeping vacancies
  • Maid vacancies
  • Butler vacancies
  • House manager vacancies
  • Estate manager vacancies
  • Domestic couple vacancies
  • Chef vacancies
  • Nanny candidates
  • Maternity nurse vacancies
  • Carer vacancies

 

Where are your domestic jobs located?

Our domestic job vacancies are located primarily in London and around the rest of the UK. We also have positions around Europe and across the globe. Many of our domestic staff vacancies are based in the Middle East.

Can you give me interview tips for domestic staff client interviews?

When we set up a domestic staff vacancy interview for you, we will prepare you for the interview in advance. For example, we will send you an interview help sheet to use. As a result, candidates from our domestic staff agency often get job offers.

five

Amazing service!

Bespoke Bureau found me a top role as Estate Manager in the Cotswolds. Very professional staff. Friendly and fast approach.

Adam Grenwald

five

Many jobs to choose from!

I have been on Bespoke Bureau’s books since 2011 and two of my previous roles came from them. They are very good.

Lindsay Mann

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Friendly staff!

The Bespoke Bureau recruitment consultants are very friendly and responsive. Moreover, they seem to really care. Thumbs up!

Anamaria Bosac

five

The best jobs!

Bespoke Bureau represents only top clients with good salaries and terms. I only ever use this agency.

Caroline Griswold

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