Domestic staff, sourced by specialists

The Graham Agency is the pre-eminent domestic recruitment agency which professional working men and women select for discreet, high calibre housekeepers, often with ancillary duties; cooks, nannies or carers, to assist in the running of their household.


With personal service, attention to the particular needs of clients, strict vetting and assessment of candidates as their ethos, increasingly professionals from all walks of life trust The Graham Agency to find the right candidate for their life-style.


Established in 1984, with offices in Mayfair and Highgate, London, The Graham Agency supplies a range of domestic staff to clients primarily located in London and the Home Counties.


We hold high principles dear to our hearts and never forget that both clients and candidates have a choice and that, if we let them down, they will use that choice.


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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.