The Graham Agency: Domestic Staff Sourced By Specialists

The Graham Agency are a leading domestic recruitment agency who have been operating in London and the south east for over thirty years. In that time, we have matched thousands of domestic staff with private homes to build long-lasting professional relationships.

Across over three decades of operation, we have accumulated a loyal database of clients and candidates who have experienced our excellent service as one of the very best domestic staff recruitment agencies. This database has been built up through experience and recommendations from our current and past clients and are a glowing example of the dedicated service we provide.

As one of the most respected domestic recruitment agencies in the UK, we will work with you to understand what skills and requirements you are looking for applicants to meet so we can build a clear picture of the perfect applicant.

From here, we’ll advertise the position on our website and review all the applicants to find the most appropriate candidates for the role. This will help us choose a selection for us to interview to whittle down to a shortlist of the most suitable candidates for you to interview. We’ll arrange the interviews for you and check their references of any you wish to interview. We always ensure that candidates sign a confidentiality agreement to protect your privacy.

Our aim is to make the recruitment process of domestic staff as smooth and streamlined as possible for your busy home. We understand the value of your time and the speed in which you may wish to add a new member of staff to your home. We believe by hiring us as your domestic staff agency of choice, you have the guarantee of only seeing the most appropriate candidates and benefitting from our many years of experience in match-making staff to homes.

As a domestic staff agency in London we can fill a number of roles across the capital and south east to ensure your home runs smoothly.

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Roles and duties of domestic and household staff

Housekeepers – Competence, loyalty and dedication – combined with a positive attitude – all of these attributes are essential in a good housekeeper. This type of employee is always in demand, particularly when combined with childcare and cooking skills.

Couples – Couples who work together cover a whole range of skills and expertise, from housekeeper/cook/nanny and chauffeur/handyman, to the more formal lady’s maid and butler/valet.

Nannies – Well-qualified and experienced nannies to live in or live out, particularly those with driving skills, are in high demand. We also supply maternity nurses, often on a rota/shift basis

Chauffeurs – Our chauffeur candidates have an excellent knowledge of the London and UK road networks and are flexible in respect of working hours, being available from early morning until late evening.

Butlers/Valets – Our butler/valet candidates have experience in private households, silver service, meeting and greeting guests and clients, packing and unpacking suitcases, wardrobe management etc.

House / Estate Managers – Duties include managing the household, supervising other staff, scheduling home maintenance and repair, handling household bills, running errands, arranging events and travel and performing Family Office/PA duties.

Cooks/Chefs – Well-experienced cooks and chefs, who cook from fresh ingredients and use their own flair and individuality, whether it be family meals or a large banquet or dinner party. Sometimes the role is combined with housekeeping or butlering. Many of our cooks and chefs have knowledge of lifestyle and religious dietary requirements and food allergies.

Dailies – We can supply straightforward daily housekeepers, with proven track records.

Domestic Couples – Employing a couple gives you a team working for you, not two individuals.  Typically the couple will work as chauffeur/handyman and housekeeper/cook, often with nannying, gardening, errands etc.  There is a security plus – a couple are often in the house when the family is away.

Weekend Staff  – We can supply weekend staff –  to cover when your full time staff are not at work.

Temporary Staff  – We also supply all types of temporary staff to cover holidays.

The list above is not exhaustive; Do please call us if you have a particular role you want to fill and we will do our very best to help you.

  • My family back home has welcomed me and I am enjoying my new life with the family you found for me.

  • Using The Graham Agency was a truly good decision, from first chat to welcoming the candidate you found for us was simplicity itself. Excellent matchmaking.

  • I have been working for this family now for just over a year, and am able to enjoy life and save.

  • The idea of finding a domestic staff member for the first time on our own was intimidating, so we would like to express our gratitude for taking away all the issues for us.

  • I would just like to say a big Thank You for finding the perfect job for me.

  • I would like to thank you all for the care and attention you gave to ensure that our housekeeper was just right for us.