INSPIRING EXTRAORDINARY CAREERSworldwide

Sourcing you premium domestic staff for your private residence, chalet or yacht.

Housekeeper, chef, or house manager. Our dedicated specialists are on hand to provide you with the best candidates for the job.

Are you searching for household staff for your private residence, villa, chalet or yacht? Or looking for your next role in the world of private staffing?

We are a leading private staffing agency ready to support you in both securing skilled professionals for your residence and for those seeking placements worldwide.

Meet the team

Meet the impressive team behind our leading private staffing agency, combining extensive expertise in all things private staffing and recruitment.

Our Specialisms

As a private staffing agency, we expertly place household staff in private residences, yachts, villas and chalets. Whether you need a private chef for your palace or a personal assistant for your townhouse we will be able to match your needs with the perfect candidate.

Private Residences

YACHT

CHALET OR VILLA

We recruit for roles

With our HQ in London and offices in Miami and Dubai, we span the globe and have expert private staffing consultants placing household staff from New York to Sydney, Monaco to Saudi Arabia and beyond.

USA
UK & IRELAND
EUROPE
SAUDI ARABIA
UAE
OTHER

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Silver Swan communities

Not only are we a private staffing agency, we’ve also created vibrant communities for Estate Managers, House Managers, and Personal Assistants around the globe. Our Private Staffing communities are currently thriving in London, Europe, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Florida, Los Angeles and San Francisco, with many more in the pipeline.

Hosted on WhatsApp, they provide a friendly and welcoming environment to offer support and advice to you as a private staffing professional while having access to a hugely valuable hub of information for your ‘black book’.

Life in Private Staffing podcast

Do you know what it takes to be successful working in private staffing on yachts, private jets, palaces, private households and chalets? Join Philippa and guests discussing all things domestic private staffing, a bi-weekly podcast aimed to educate and inspire.

From cheffing for celebrities to working for royalty or becoming a private swimming tutor – this podcast dives into the compelling world of private staffing, with entrancing experiences and fascinating career opportunities.

Latest update from our team

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