Hire Private Staff - Gentleman's Valets & Lady's Maids

Valets & Lady's Maids

Find an experienced, fully vetted Valet or Lady's Maid for your private residence with the help of our specialist recruitment service.

Gentleman's Valet & Lady's Maids

The role of a Valet/Lady's Maid

An experienced Gentleman’s Valet or Lady’s Maid is the ideal staff member to manage the wardrobe of any discerning client. They are knowledgable with fine and delicate fabrics and are trained with maintaining a seasonal wardrobe. Heavier pieces, furs, wool & cashmere garments are stored appropriately during the summer months, keeping every item in pristine condition, whilst the wardrobe as a whole is organised and rotated from one season to another.
Valets & Lady’s Maids typically travel with their Principal and see to all packing and specialist care of clothing, accessories, shoes, leather goods and personal items.

Wardrobe management service

Hire a Gentleman's Valet/Lady's Maid - Client FAQs

What is the average salary for a Gentleman's Valet / Lady's Maid?

The salary of a Gentleman’s Valet or Lady’s Maid will ultimately depend on their level of training and experience. However, you can expect an average annual wage of £40,000 to £60,000. Those with Royal Household experience will typically command higher rates of salary.

The primary location of the role will also be a consideration when negotiating salary. Positions that are based overseas, within central London or roles that require frequent travel may require a higher salary.

A link to our salary guide can be found here https://www.thestaffdirectory.com/help/private-staff-salary-guide/

What duties can a Valet or Lady's Maid perform?

The role of a Valet / Lady’s Maid
  • Complete wardrobe management and rotation.
  • Keeping an up to date inventory of all clothing items and accessories.
  • Managing temperature control of items such as leather goods and furs.
  • Handling and specialist care of vintage, delicate and fine fabrics.
  • Seasonal rotation and appropriate storage of heavier pieces including; furs, wool & cashmere garments.
  • Heavier items and winter garments are stored appropriately during the summer months, keeping every item in pristine condition, whilst the wardrobe as a whole is organised and rotated from one season to another.
  • Valets & Lady’s Maids typically travel with their Principal and are responsible for the packing of all clothing and personal items, steaming or pressing of garments, seeing to any specialist stain removal, maintaining accessories, shoes and leather goods in immaculate condition, and finally the dressing of their Principal.
  • Lady’s Maids may also have experience with styling hair.
  • In terms of staff ranking, a Gentlemans Valet or Lady’s Maid will sit between a Head Butler and a Junior Butler or Houseman.

What is the agency's candidate vetting process?

At The Staff Directory, we take great care with the acquisition, vetting and representation of our registered Valets & Lady’s Maids.

We require all applicants to meet our high standards of due diligence before they can be introduced to our clients.

A high level of skill and experience is required before an applicant can register with us, and formal ID and employment references are checked in advance of any client introduction.

If you would like your chosen candidate to process a background check before starting in the role, this can be arranged for you free of charge.

Do Valets & Lady's Maids Live-in or Live-out?

A final aspect for consideration with any hire of a Valet or Lady’s Maid is whether the position is Live-in or Live-out. As most positions require the candidate to travel, Valet & Lady’s Maid positions are typically Live-in, offering some level of self-contained staff accommodation.

Do The Staff Directory recruit candidates for roles outside of London?

The Staff Directory provide an all-encompassing list of private household staff, PAs and yacht crew for positions around the globe.

Our registered Valets or Lady’s Maids are most frequently hired for roles based in the following areas:

  • Central London – areas such as Chelsea, Regents Park, Mayfair, Kensington, Hampstead, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Notting Hill and Holland Park
  • UK Counties – such as Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Cheshire and Surrey
  • Overseas – The majority of hires for Gentleman’s Valets & Lady’s Maids outside of the UK are for roles based in Russia, Ukraine, the Middle East, UAE, Switzerland and France

Where can I find further information on hiring a Valet/Lady's Maid?

We are on hand to assist with any questions regarding the hire of a Valet/Lady’s Maid. Please call the agency at your convenience and our specialist recruiters will assist you.

Additional information including client FAQs, client help and a salary & payroll guide can be found here https://www.thestaffdirectory.com/help/clients-frequently-asked-questions/

The roles we recruit

Private Staff, PA & Crew Specialists

Butlers

Private Chefs

Nannies

Personal Assistant

Domestic Couples

Housekeepers

Chauffeurs

House Managers

Maternity Nurses

Security & CPOs

Estate Managers

Yacht Crew

Chalet Staff

Gardeners

Governess Tutors

Temporary Staff

Our recruitment process

Hire a Valet / Lady's Maid

1

We establish the details of the role

The first step to any Valet/Lady’s Maid search is a run-through of the role by telephone, however, we are always available to attend an initial meeting in person if preferred. It gives us a welcome opportunity to introduce ourselves and view any candidate accommodation for live-in Valet/Lady’s Maid positions.

2

Review your shortlist

Once we have a good understanding of your specifications and have confirmed your availability to host interviews, we will put together a shortlist of the most suitable Valet/Lady’s Maid candidates. We appreciate that your time is valuable, therefore we filter through large volumes of applications, presenting only the most experienced and well-matched Valet/Lady’s Maids for the role.

3

Hire with confidence

We ensure that all necessary due diligence is taken throughout the recruitment process. The references for all candidates are verified and a background check can be processed on request. For your peace of mind, a free replacement guarantee is in place, providing a second candidate free of charge in the unlikely event of any issues.

Get in touch

Call us today to discuss your requirements for private staff and let our experienced recruiters find the perfect candidate for your household.

Call: +44 0203 669 7726
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