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

We are a 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 Silver Swan, combining an abundance of private staffing experience.

Our Specialisms

We are a private staffing agency, expertly placing 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.

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We recruit for roles

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

Our team of experts are here to help fill your residence with the best private staffing professionals for the job, as well as to support those seeking new placements across the world.


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Staff placed globally in the past 12 months.


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Silver Swan communities

We’ve created vibrant communities for Estate Managers, House Managers, and Personal Assistants around the globe. Our 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 each other, 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 on yachts, private jets, palaces, private households and chalets? Join Philippa and guests discussing all things 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

Across the Pond: US Communities Tour Round Up.

We’re back with an exciting update from the other side of the Atlantic. Our dynamic trio, Philippa, Chris, and Jess, recently embarked on an incredible journey...
Notebook with title 'The Dream Team' written on it; Maintaining Staff Satisfaction

Maintaining the Dream Team: Tips for Long-Term Success with your Staff.

Ah, the joys of a perfectly staffed private household. Your Housekeeper creates a space worthy of the front-cover of ‘Architectural Digest’, your Chef whips up culinary...
Flowers on a table to represent Housekeeping roles at Silver Swan Recruitment

How do we reference-check our candidates?

Earlier this year we partnered with Referoo, the industry-leading reference-checking platform to reference candidates that undeniably improves our process. We...

UK Private Households Salary Insights 2023

Hiring domestic staff is an excellent way to help manage your property but it’s important that you are compensating your staff fairly.

How To Submit The Perfect CV

The process of writing your CV can be a daunting task. Our top tips on how to submit the perfect CV will help ensure you give yourself the best chance of securing your...

From hotels to homes: how to make the switch to private staffing

Looking to switch up your career in hospitality? Considering the private staffing sector could be a worthwhile choice.  Moving from one sector to another could be...

Middle East Special: Corina Goetz & Silver Swan’s Middle East Team

Hello, and welcome back to Life In Private Staffing season 2. For episode 5, I’m joined by Middle East specialist Corina Goetz, and Michael and Eve from the Silver Swan...

5 Things Working a Ski Season Taught Us

Jobseekers, Employers, Internal News5 Things Working A Ski Season Taught UsThe down to earth musings of a seasonaire chalet couple reflecting on doing a ski season last...