We have placed top quality staff in private households, country estates and family offices around the world.
If you are looking for a new position, we will guide through the process from registration with us all the way through to your appointment in a new role.
We work across the UK and internationally. Our clients range from royal and private households to celebrities and high net-worth individuals – all with their own unique requirements.
We have opportunities ranging from modern butlers to housekeepers and personal assistants. Our clients expect proven experience, loyalty and discretion. Because they wish to maintain their privacy many of these positions will not be advertised.
When you send us your CV, we will confirm that you have relevant experience. In our initial telephone conversation we will review your suitability for the senior roles we have available, before completing your formal registration interview.
To complete your registration you will need to provide us with a valid passport or identification, a minimum of two recent references, all your relevant qualifications and, where required, your current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Our extensive worldwide network of contacts means that Arvantis can offer some of the most prestigious and rewarding private household opportunities.
We will ensure to find you the best role possible to suit your experience, attitude and approach.
We recruit for roles across the private household sector:
Teamwork is the by-word for a household’s management couple. They organise schedules, travel, and key events. They might also oversee household supplies, budgets and correspondence.
Planning and coordinating a busy modern family, a household manager can help balance the demands of a professional career or successful business with a happy home life.
This is a key role, making sure estate buildings are well maintained, land and livestock are well-managed, and staff and essential support services deliver excellence.
As well as being an administrative mainstay, a personal assistant might also help with all the family and social arrangements that are so important to every-day life.
Keeping everything to high standards of cleanliness is a housekeeper’s top priority. They might also manage laundry, groceries, pet care and security for example.
Managing and maintaining lawns, borders, kitchen gardens and glasshouses make the role of gardener varied and interesting. Often, they will also manage other grounds staff and help to organise events.
From meeting everyone’s dietary requirements to organising and creating outstanding cuisine for social events, a chef is pivotal to the day-to-day running of a household.
Discreet, dependable, organised and flexible; a chauffeur will maintain vehicles and coordinate with other household staff to make sure the itinerary is efficient and problem-free.
What our clients say about us
Richard's very professional and motivational has been truly remarkable. He was able to excite me, extend perfect information and has been a great partner along the way.
I can highly recommend Richard to any hospitality professional, they'll be in good hands!
General Manager & Vice President Operations at LVMH Hotel Management/Cheval Blanc Randheli
Having worked with Richard for many years in several organisations, I have utilised his expertise in identifying candidates at all levels. Arvantis has been extremely responsive and resourceful in presenting candidates that match the brief and suit our business needs and without fail, each of the candidates is of the highest calibre. I have not met with a candidate through Arvantis that was not on target with our needs.
Avantis has recently sourced several senior management positions to support the growth of Chotto Matte and we have had a 100% success with these people.
I will continue working with Arvantis in the future and I would wholeheartedly recommend the team.
Paul Sarlas - Managing Director – NZR Group (Chotto Matte - Fucina - Blackroe)
It’s rare to meet a recruiter who you feel confident that they really understands your CV, professional level and doesn’t see you as a Pound sign.
Richard and I met in a professional location and he spent time really understanding my skillset, the result of which meant we found a new role for me that both matched my skill level and would be suitably challenging.
My new role has seen me make substantial changes to the business I now work for and has substantially enhanced my professional credibility
Peter Boswell Group Learning & Development Manager – NZR Group
I have known Jerome for the past five years and he has proven to be a very reliable, resourceful and passionate recruiter to work with.
I find him to be extremely professional and trustworthy.
Sebastien, House Manager
“It was a great pleasure working with Richard, besides the very professional thoughtful approach is the reliability and clear and precise communication he practices. A truly refreshing change to dealing with. A dedicated pro who stands to his values and mission”
Managing Director, Absheron Hotel Group
“Arvantis is highly professional and efficient. Richard understands our style and profile so we can quickly narrow down the requirements. We have a good working relationship, which really saves us time.”
Nicolas Defremont, Dream International
Having worked with Richard on a number of key positions I can honestly say that Richard is the most helpful, dedicated and professional recruiter I have ever worked with. Richard always does his best to source the best possible candidates and takes pride to match capabilities with values. Richard takes time to understand my expectations and therefore only puts forward the best candidates.
Richard is very passionate and enthusiastic and he is the most engaging and knowledgeable recruitment partner I have worked with.
John Darling, Operations Director, NZR Group (Chotto Matte, Fucina, Blackroe)
Richard has been collaborating with us for various consultancy projects related to Recruitment delivering great results and superlative professionals within our organization.
I would strongly recommend him for any consultancy related to the HR world.