Katherine Shields Private Staff

Bespoke Household Recruitment

Katherine Shields Private Staff

Bespoke Household Recruitment

Katherine Shields Private Staff

Bespoke Household Recruitment


Katherine Shields Private Staff

Bespoke Household Recruitment


Bespoke Household Recruitment

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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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  would highly recommend Katherine to help you find your perfect job very professional , friendly easy to talk to and very understanding of her clients needs. hopefully wont need to use again but if i do i wont hesitate to contact her straight away. thank you Kathrine

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  • 5 star review  Katherine is highly professional on her approach, she is understanding and competent, it have been a pleasure to work with Katherine Shields. The whole process have been easy and simple she found the job which was a perfect match to me. I highly recommend Katherine Shields.

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  • 5 star review  We highly recommend Katherine Shields. We are very happy as a couple with the job that Katherine has placed us. Katherine was always a concerned person and always available to help us with her sympathy and professionalism. She manages to find the perfect job for every professional.She is without a doubt the right person to look for, to find the perfect job and be happy. Thank you very much,we are grateful for the rest of our lives. Victor & Ana.

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  • 5 star review  This agency is the best right now, Katherine does everything in her power to make sure you are placed at the right job, she is always looking at the details of the job and if is a match with your profile then she will secure you a interview. Katherine did helped me in the past to find the right job where I did work for few happy years, now she did it again! Thank you very much Katherine. Mihai

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  • 5 star review  Collaboration with Katherine is a perfect example of understanding needs and great care throughout the entire recruitment process. Katherine constantly cares about ensuring good relations between the participants of the process. She is very kind and willing to solve any problem.

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  • 5 star review  Many thanks to you Katherine, you have found us a perfect fit and we are so looking forward to our new position secured by you. Thank you for your assistance, knowledge and professionalism in finding our forever role. We are certain that you will continue to do the same for many others in the years to come. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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  • 5 star review  A huge thank you, Katherine Shields helped to secure a fantastic role for me and my wife in a matter of days after our last role was cancelled at the last minute. Her knowledge and professional approach within this ever changing market is second to none. We can't thank you enough for the perfect fit of our new exciting role. Others promise, Katherine delivers, I will be recommending to all. Thanks again.

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  • 5 star review  Katherine has to be the most genuine and proffesional recruitment agency representative we have used. Her expertise in this industry was clearly evident from our first meeting until our placement into new employment. A 5 star service finding us 5 star new employers and a great new opportunity working as a couple. We cannot recommend her services enough.

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  • 5 star review  Katherine is very efficient and professional. It was a pleasure using her services to successfully find our next job placement. Would highly recommend

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  • 5 star review  Thank you Katherine for connecting us with our current employers! I foresee a long relationship and are feeling that it was meant to be, feeling blessed!

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Featured Candidates

Trained under a well-known gardener and with 10 years’ experience, he is a passionate plantsman looking for a live in Head Gardener role.

Experience with woodland management, sheep husbandry, fencing, tractor driving, chainsaw work and using all machinery.

Currently managing a team of three, happy to continue in a management role or to be hands on sole gardener.  In his words the bigger the garden, the better! Available with short notice and looking for a long-term position ideally Home Counties area. Salary £30k-£35k pa gross

Location: Home Counties

Availability: Short notice

Salary: £30k/£35k gross pa

Ref: ZR 6218

Register an interest in this candidate or one similar.

Norland qualified Nanny who has been placed in her most recent role through KS-Private Staff. Glowing references; e.g. ‘She is the best Nanny we have ever had’.

Now looking for her next long term role, ideally in London / Buckinghamshire / Berkshire / Surrey. Live-in with separate accommodation, happy to work 24 hour shifts, 5 days per week, £50k-£60k gross, ASAP start

Location: London, Home Counties

Availability: ASAP

Salary: £50-£60k

Ref: ZR683

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Experienced Cook/Housekeeper & Maintenance Gardener/Handyperson required for retired employers with beautiful Oxfordshire residence.

Recommended position for someone who enjoys cooking to a high standard and has a varied repertoire of dishes or is happy to follow recipes. Cooking generally for only 2 people with occasional lunch parties. Housekeeping duties needed also (cleaner to assist 4 days a week when Principal in residence). A full time gardener is employed so partner to assist with garden maintenance, running errands, looking after pool and tennis court. The perfect couple will both drive, have a good track record in private service and be looking for a long term role.

5 day week, working most weekends with Tuesdays and Wednesdays off.

Pretty 2 bed cottage within a walled garden provided as staff accommodation with views of the Thames and all costs covered. Pets welcome but regret not suitable for dependents.

Car provided on and off duty and salary negotiable around £70k pa gross.

Interviewing now to start as soon as ideal couple found.

Location: Oxfordshire & Suffolk

Availability: ASAP

Salary: £70k gross

Ref: ZR253

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Recommended role for a positive, energetic and competent Housekeeper to look after employers beautiful part-time residence in Gloucestershire.

Appreciative employer has other long term staff employed including gardeners and a part time cleaner to assist. The ideal candidate will be personable, warm and experienced. Happy with a role that can be very quiet during the week with some busy weekends with large family gatherings etc. Someone who is an organised and friendly professional who can find solutions for problems and can ensure the smooth running of the house and domestic life of the employer and their family. Must be hands-on and willing to roll up their sleeves whilst also being happy to work within a team.

A decent family cook would be great. Usually cooking will involve a family supper for two 2 or 3 days a week max. All general cleaning duties required and help with some basic admin duties would be appreciated .

Driver is essential with car provided on duty. Role will be 5 days a week, around 40 hrs per week, with Tuesdays and Wednesdays off.

Stunning 3 bed cottage provided as staff accommodation, all costs covered.

Salary negotiable for the ideal candidate around £35k – £40k gross pa, interviewing now for an ASAP start date!

Location: Gloucestershire

Availability: ASAP

Salary: £40k gross

Reference: ZR249

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“Highly recommended . Katherine was very efficient and well focused at finding just the right person to fit our needs.”

Cath Kidston

“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


House Manager

Estate Manager



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.