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Katherine Shields Private Staff

Bespoke Household Recruitment

Katherine Shields Private Staff

Bespoke Household Recruitment

Katherine Shields Private Staff

Bespoke Household Recruitment

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Katherine Shields Private Staff

Bespoke Household Recruitment

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Bespoke Household Recruitment

Katherine Shields Private Staff

Bespoke Household Recruitment

Katherine Shields Private Staff

Bespoke Household Recruitment

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Katherine Shields Private Staff

Bespoke Household Recruitment

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Trust. Honesty. Integrity.

These are the values we live by and stand for. We care about getting it right and have the professional knowledge and experience to make that happen. Trust us with your staffing needs, we’re here to help.

  • 5 star review  Katherine is very experienced in her profession and worked hard to find us the right placement. We cannot recommend her highly enough, we were kept updated throughout the recruitment process. Many thanks again Peter and Ann

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    18/08/2021
  • 5 star review  Really impressed and happy working with Sassi, she’s upfront and honest and great at keeping me updated with information with regards to the process of an application. Takes time to listen to make sure the job role suits and is always more than happy to go the extra mile. Thanks for all your help :)

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    05/08/2021
  • 5 star review  We know Katherine for more then a decade now, she placed us on our first job. It was a very happy employment and Katherine proved to know and trust us more then we did ourselves at that time. Without a doubt, when we were looking for a new job in the middle of a pandemic, Katherine was the person to go to. She found us the perfect position as a couple! We just been offered a permanent contract and we couldn't be more happier. She always matched our skills with the right job and our personalities with the right employer. Not an easy task, but Katherine dose it so well! Always honest, positive and realist! Would highly recommend her and her company to anyone looking for a position in private household.

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    05/07/2021
  • 5 star review  My wife and I are delighted to name Katherine's professionalism and closeness beyond joyful and objective. We have known Katherine for almost a decade and through her hard work our professional life had been looked after all along. She is without doubt a great partner, sincerely interested in only the best for her clients.

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    27/06/2021
  • 5 star review  Katherine is one of the best to go to. We've been placed for a role in the countryside because of her hard work and enjoyed time being there a lot. She is extremely professional, understanding and will not stop until the placement is done. Highly recommended x

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    11/05/2021
  • 5 star review  We would highly recommend Katherine for her sheer professionalism, dedication and obviously great success in finding us a new job as a couple in a private household. The work she put in to help us over our search period was second to none. She understood exactly what we were looking for and we can't thank her and her company enough for all her hard work and dedication in finding us a new role.

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    06/04/2021
  • 5 star review  Katherine is brilliant to deal with , professional and efficient. I would highly recommend utilizing her Agency.

    thumb Wez
    08/02/2021
  • 5 star review  As a nanny looking for a position Sassi always listens to what I am looking for and gets on the case right away which is super. I receive all the information I need about a role, and if I have any question Sassi gets back to me right away with the answers, amazing! I am always kept in the loop which is wonderful. I can't recommend the agency highly enough.

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    03/02/2021
  • 5 star review  Katherine Shields placed me in my recent nanny position overseas. They were amazing from the very beginning - contacting me as soon as the role came up. They were great at getting the salary that I wanted.

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    19/01/2021
  • 5 star review  Katherine has assisted me in finding help within our home. Initially the process seemed daunting, but Katherine spent so much time listening at the beginning of the process she was able to fully understand our needs and requirements, alongside this she possess an attention to detail that is second to none, she cares about her clients and genuinely cares that both her clients and candidates are happy and that they find the perfect match. Her unique blend of professionalism, experience, and attention to detail with a real care for her clients has meant we have found the perfect match and the process of finding help within our home has been a really positive experience. Thank you Katherine.

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    03/11/2020

Featured Candidates

Superb ex Gurkha, Nepalese couple with 12 years working on an estate in a domestic couple role now looking for a new long term position. Loyal, hard working and committed they come highly recommended.

He is multi-skilled and happy to get involved in anything required from mowing, pruning and chainsaw work, to general house maintenance, cleaning and polishing silver, cooking and driving.

She is a meticulous cleaner and laundress with high standards who is happy to assist in the kitchen as required. They are available with one months notice and only interested in a long term position in the UK.

Location: Rural – Anywhere in the UK

Availability: One months notice

Salary: £60k/£70k gross pa

Ref: ZR 39146

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Brilliant Nanny/Governess with a Masters in Child Psychology. A qualified teacher who has worked as a Governess/Nanny for several years and is very passionate about her role. She speaks fluent German as well as English and is looking for a new long term role anywhere in the world to start from January 2022.

Location: Worldwide

Availability: One months notice

Salary: Top echelon

Ref: ZR3507

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Latest Posts

Two House Manager & Housekeeper Couples sought for two separate estates (Oxfordshire & Suffolk) for the same VIP client

 

Household/Property Manager to manage, inspire and lead the team of household staff by example. Ensure house kept to high standards. Engage and oversee contractors, manage daily maintenance, look after guests, serve meals, manage wine cellar.

 

Housekeeper to look after all hands on cleaning, laundry etc and prepare rooms for guests arrival. Role would best suit a couple with a good track record in private service who are self-motivated and would enjoy working as part of a team. Excellent references essential.

 

40hrs, 5 days (weekends/Bank hols worked on rota basis with other staff)

 

2 bed cottage provided in Suffolk and 2 bed flat provided in Oxfordshire.   

 

Both positions are interviewing now to start when ideal couples found. Top salaries negotiable according to previous experience! 

Location: Oxfordshire & Suffolk

Availability: ASAP

Salary: £Top

Ref: ZR159

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Appreciative and down to earth client based in Abu Dhabi is looking for an energetic, engaging, professional and qualified Governess/Teacher ( PGCE or SEN) to assist their 12 year old at home and at school as a tutor/shadow teacher 6 days per week , 8-10 hours per day.

A teaching or teaching assistant qualification and experience with SEN children of similar age is highly desirable, home-schooling in previous roles would be advantageous.

Helping out with the other siblings when needed but only in the capacity of a Tutor. This is a fully staffed home so a team player and someone who has worked in similar households is essential. Regular national and international travel with the family (once it’s allowed again).

Separate flat provided nearby for the Tutor ( driver can pickup and take back) and salary of £900 per week clear.

Interviewing now for an ASAP start!

Location: Abu Dhabi

Availability: Immediate

Salary: £900 per week net

Reference: ZR67

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“Katherine has assisted me in finding a Nanny. Initially the process seemed daunting, but Katherine spent so much time listening at the beginning of the process she was able to fully understand our needs and requirements. Her unique blend of professionalism, experience, and attention to detail with a real care for her clients has meant we have found the perfect match and the process of finding help within our home has been a really positive experience. Thank you Katherine.”

Ms N Arnott

“After being with our first family for 18 years looking for a new position was daunting, we met Katherine who was so encouraging and professional, within a week we had 3 interviews lined up and were offered a job within 10 days!! What we had thought was going to be difficult, with Katherine as our mediator was just so exciting. She understood us as a couple and matched us with the most lovely family. We remain so grateful for the ongoing support and cannot recommend her enough to anyone looking for work in this sector and to any prospective employers.”

Simon & Sherna Forrest

“Katherine and her team provide an exemplary service. They ensure they fully understand the brief, and vet all applicants accordingly. This means the client is presented first time round with a short list of high standard candidates, which is of course the ideal. If you are looking for a first rate staffing agency, look no further.”

Laura Auckland, UK EA to Chairman of major recording company

“With just five weeks to find a new role and home, we immediately contacted Katherine at Katherine Shields Private Staff. She told us not to worry and reassured us that something would come up. Three weeks later we’ve just had confirmation that we have a new job to start. On meeting Katherine you can immediately sense her professionalism. She assesses your personality and your capabilities and is able to match you with the perfect role. We really can’t thank her enough. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a future in a private household.”

Roy & Mari-Lyn Hutton – Domestic Couple

People are at the heart of everything we do.

From our discerning clients, to our outstanding candidates and the KS Private Staff team who pull everything together, it’s all about the individuals that make it happen.

We understand that no two clients are the same and know the difference having exactly the right member of staff can make; we pride ourselves on getting quickly to the heart of any brief and supplying the highest possible calibre of candidate.

After all, our people speak for us.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect job or the perfect employee,
we’ll find you the perfect match…

Staffing roles we can help you to fill :

Domestic Couple

Housekeeper

House Manager

Estate Manager

Gardener

Chauffeur

Overseas Nanny

Live in Nanny

Daily Nanny

Personal Assistant

If you have a request for a particular member of staff that isn’t listed here please call 020 7101 4684, or email and we will do our best to help.