At INHOUSE we offer a bespoke service for recruiting and supplying the very highest calibre of domestic and household staff to a discerning clientele.


We have over sixteen years experience within the domestic staff recruitment industry, we place candidates both in the UK and worldwide. We pride ourselves in building a relationship with our clients and candidates.

We only put forward applicants who have a minimum of two years experience and with excellent references.


We specialise in the highest calibre of household staff.

We can help you whether you are a client looking for household staff or a candidate seeking work.

Whatever your staffing needs we are here to help you.

  • Butlers
  • Chauffeurs
  • Chefs
  • Daily Maids
  • Estate Managers
  • Housekeepers
  • House Managers
  • Governess
  • Nannies
  • Personal Assistants
  • Secretaries

About Us

INHOUSE was set up in 2000 by director, Mary Dobson, who has been working in the industry since 1994.

We offer a discreet, bespoke service for discerning employers within private households and prestigious private establishments. We specialise in the very highest calibre of domestic staff on a full time, part time or on a temporary basis both in the UK and Internationally.

We can assist with all staffing needs, however large or small. We have successfully supplied candidates to professional city-dwelling families, working country estates, stately homes, holiday villas and ocean going yachts.

How We Work

We offer a quality service to both clients and staff and will not waste your time by sending unsuitable applicants nor waste the applicant’s time by sending them for unsuitable posts.

After establishing your requirements we provide you with a selection of suitable candidates from our extensive database. For each candidate we endeavor to produce résumé outlining a candidate’s details and include a photograph. Once you have chosen the right candidates we will arrange the interviews on your behalf.


All our applicants have gone through our rigorous process of personal interview, reference and previous employment history verification. They must have at least two years experience and / or relevant professional qualifications. We ensure that all applicants have legal rights to work in the UK.

All written references are personally verbally endorsed before any candidate would be considered for any suitable vacancy.

We pride ourselves on attention to detail and being fully up to date with all aspects of domestic service employment issues.

It is our policy to follow up on our candidate’s progress and we are always available to discuss any issues, should the need arise. We offer a guarantee period during which we offer replacement staff as detailed in our Terms of Business.

Why Choose Us?

Through our knowledge in the industry, and are extensive contacts and attention to details, we have developed a strong reputation in excellence. We pride ourselves in our friendly, personal touch and take the time to build a strong relationship with our clients. Much of our business derives from personal recommendations.

Recent Vacancies

Governess/House Manager

An opportunity has arisne to work for a delightful family based in St Johns Wood.  This would be taking over from the present employee who has decided to move on after nine years.

There are two children a boy aged ten years and girl of fourteen.

Governess role

Duties are to oversee children’s homework, there are two tutors employed on an adhoc basis, take the boy to school which is within walking distance to the home.  Ensuring the children follow a routine that allows for homework and educational activities.  Assisting the children good manners, etiquette and right code of conduct.  Understand the school syllabus and requirements that each child needs to meet, prepare the children for exams and school assessments by liaising with the tutors.

House Manager duties.

Managing the household’s schedules and calendars, arranging appointments for personal and professional needs.  Organising home maintenance and repair work, running errands, supervision of other household staff, housekeepers, nannies and chefs.  Shopping for food supplies and other requested items, training staff members.

The family travel during school holidays and the applicant would be asked to go with them except for the Christmas break.

Would suit someone who is self motivated, would like some outdoor activities and encourage the children to get out and about, arrange outings to  galleries and museums etc.,

Hours are from 7.30a.m. to 7.30 p.m, The family are delightful, the position is to  start in April but if the right applicant is available now they are happy to employ now and let the current employee do a swap over.  The house is fully staffed, with chef, daily and live in housekeepers, and drivers and nanny.


Residential Couple

Couple to look after a five bedroom family home and guest house, based in Henley on Thames area.


UK based couple need experienced professional couple to run their recently refurbished principal residence. Other ancillary staff are also employed.  Both will need to have initiative, be highly organised, efficient and confident in all aspects of managing the operations of a reasonable sized family home, which includes a principal house and secondary guest house. Be able to recruit and manage secondary part tie staff and have an understanding of running a home maintained to a high standard.


Running the house including the organisation and implantation of systems.  Generally running the house to a five star hotel standard.  Hands on cleaning, washing and ironing.  Buying and arranging flowers. Liaising with contractors, carrying out provisioning, general shopping and other errands including online shopping.  Ideally cooking for the couple on an occasion although not essential

Cat and dog sitting whilst the couple are away, full drivers license, and non smokers only, five day week.


Please call agency for further details, to start asap.

£800 net per week

Head Housekeeper

UK based couple need experienced professional housekeeper to run their recently refurbished principal residence.  Other ancillary staff are also employed.  You will need to have initiative, be highly organised, efficient and confident in all aspects of managing the operations of a reasonable sized family home, which includes a principal house and secondary guest house.

The owners travel frequently, they are open to the role being live in or out, however when the owners are travelling the role would require looking after the resident cat and small dog.

Full drivers license is essential, non smokers, five day week.

Duties, running the house including the organisation and implementation of systems.  Generally running the house to a five star hotel standard.  Hands on cleaning, washing and ironing.  Buying and arranging flowers.

Please call agency for full details.  To start asap.

£500 net per week

Daily Housekeeper

An exceptionally experienced housekeeper required to work in this recently renovated beautiful home based in Regents Park.  The applicant must have knowledge of antiques and beautiful furnishings.  The house covers five floors, but only two floors are used daily.

The principal of the house is a delightful lady, and seeks a calm positive daily housekeeper who would be treated as one of the family.

This is a five day week from 9a.m. to 5 p.m.

To start asap.

£450 net per week


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a housekeeper/stewardess to work for a very successful young entrepreneur both in London and overseas.

The role will suit someone who has experience working in a private household and also on a super yacht.

As a housekeeper you will work for six months at the principals five bedroom north London home, you will work for three months of the year at the principals holiday home in Austria.

As a stewardess you will work for three months of the summer aboard the principals 45m luxury super yacht.

Experience working as a h/k or similar in a private household, experience working as a stewardess on a yacht. Willingness and ability to work overseas for several months at a time, cheerful, flexible and calm disposition.  Pro-active organise and good eye for detail. Basic cooking skills.  Working as part of a lovely friendly team.

Can be live out or live in sharing a two bedroom flat with a lovely dog sitter/walker in her twenties.

Must have legal documents to work in the UK and good references.

£32k per year


This really is a girl Friday job, temporary from Dec 20th until March, based in Cloisters.


The couple have a property there and reside there from Dec to March, they require someone to work for three hours in the morning, doing some light cleaning and then again for three hours late afternoon, early evening to cook a basic supper.


Would be good for someone who maybe is having a gap year and enjoying ski-ing, the successful candidate would be provided with a studio flat in the village.



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