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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  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.

    thumb Andreea Popa
    7/05/2021
  • 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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    6/27/2021
  • 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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    5/11/2021
  • 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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    4/06/2021
  • 5 star review  Katherine is brilliant to deal with , professional and efficient. I would highly recommend utilizing her Agency.

    thumb Wez
    2/08/2021
  • 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.

    thumb Laura Martin
    2/03/2021
  • 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.

    thumb Louise Folena
    1/19/2021
  • 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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    11/03/2020
  • 5 star review  We were very upset when we found out that the house we’ve been managing was sold and we had just five weeks to find a new role and a new 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. You get to know her very quickly and she gets to know you. 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.

    thumb Roy Hutton
    10/05/2020
  • 5 star review  Katherine who has known us for over 10 years and knows we take a pride in our work, has just placed us in what we consider the perfect role, working for a couple who wanted a gardener with a passion for gardening, an animal loving couple, and 5* housekeeper. Katherine goes the extra mile to make sure she has matched the right candidate to the client and feeds back immediately on any questions or queries, in a friendly and efficient manner. We were still driving back from our interview when we had our job offer - amazing service!

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    9/08/2020

Featured Candidates

High calibre British couple who after 6 years being the sole staff looking after an extensive private estate with 2 properties in Scotland are now looking for a change. Used to working to very high standards, she is a trained Chef and experienced housekeeper who started her career on super yachts where the standard is minimum 5* . He has studied Horticulture and greatly enjoys gardening and is used to any kind of general maintenance work. Both drive, have no dependants and are double vaccinated. They are looking for a long term role anywhere in the UK with a salary circa £60k/£65k gross pa.

Location: Anywhere in the UK

Availability: One months notice

Salary: £60k/65k gross pa

Ref: ZR 3546

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Outstanding, highly educated and very experienced Nanny / Governess and qualified nurse who has recently finished her 10 year role with a VIP family in Qatar where she taught the British and US curriculum, helped with SEN support  and took care of all 4 children’s needs and well being from the ages of 0-12. She is an exceptional candidate with several long term placements , very articulate, bright, qualified and super experienced. Looking for a new long term position overseas with a salary £1200 pw clear.

Location: Worldwide

Availability: One months notice

Salary: £1200pw clear

Ref: ZR346

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High calibre hands on management Couple (or single Estate Manger) sought for recommended role with appreciative employer. Would best suit a positive, enthusiastic and flexible couple who would enjoy looking after the Principal’s country estate in Staffordshire with potentially one week a month based at the London residence and possibly traveling to other homes in Monaco and USA.

Hands on team players essential as full retinue of staff employed at both residences and there is a very much “muck in” attitude for all. Role to include all housekeeping, laundry and general garden and house maintenance, valeting cars etc. Cooking not required as caterers used, but helping with food prep and serving for dinner parties will be needed on occasions. Taking on contractors, negotiating contracts with suppliers whilst ensuring homes kept to the required standards at all times. Two drivers preferred (but only one essential).

Discretion an absolute must as many high profile guests visit.

Generally post is 5 days a week, working some weekends, but hours and days may vary according to whether Principal is in residence and entertaining. Time can be made up during quieter periods. Separate one bed flat with garden provided as staff accommodation, regret not suitable for dependants.

Location: Staffordshire & London

Availability: ASAP

Salary: £60k-£80k gross pa (for couple) £50k-£60k  for single

Ref: ZR70

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Highly recommended international family based in Kensington is looking for an exceptional Nanny for their two children  – girl aged 5 and her 3 year old brother. This role will be working 24 hour cover, 2 weeks on followed by 2 weeks off. Mainly focusing on the children and their development, education and happiness.

Fluent English and previous experience with similar age groups essential. Interviewing now for an asap start date but happy to wait for the right candidate. Accommodation provided. Offering a great salary of £800+ per week net/circa £60k gross pa depending on experience and qualifications.

Location: Kensington

Availability: Immediate

Salary: £800+ per week net/circa £60k gross pa

Reference: ZR136

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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.