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The role of a Driver / Chauffeur

The role of a Driver / Chauffeur

The role of a Driver or Chauffeur for a high-net-worth individual or family can vary depending on the unique requirements and preferences of the individual or family they are serving.

Their responsibilities often encompass much more responsibility than simply driving a vehicle.

Let’s discuss Unconscious Bias in a Private Household

Let’s discuss Unconscious Bias in a Private Household

Ever taken a moment to consider the dynamics of your household? It’s a space where different individuals come together, each with their own unique backgrounds and experiences. But here’s the thing: even in this intimate setting, there’s something called unconscious bias that can subtly influence our interactions and decisions.

Unconscious bias refers to those hidden prejudices we hold, often without realising it, based on factors like race, gender, age, or socio-economic status. These biases can impact everything from who gets assigned certain tasks to how we communicate with one another.

My experience as a CPO

My experience as a CPO

I never intended to pursue a career in security after 22 years in the Army, either within UHNW personnel or corporate and physical security, but I sort of drifted into it for a period nonetheless. A colleague from my Army days, who had recently left, asked me if I would be willing to help out with a UHNW family, a client which was becoming problematic regarding security provision; they kept sacking people! Of course, a friend in need can’t be ignored; I jumped in with both feet and with no prior experience other than my wits, a strength of character, and confidence aplenty.

What are the responsibilities of a Governess?

What are the responsibilities of a Governess?

A governess in a private household typically provides education and care for children in the family.

The role of a governess combines elements of teaching and childcare, and it is often seen as a more formal and specialised position compared to a nanny.

Key employment law changes taking place in 2024

Key employment law changes taking place in 2024

As of 1st April 2024, significant changes in employment law for household staff are set to take effect, ushering a new era for employers managing private households.

These changes specifically impact ‘irregular hours workers’ and ‘part-year workers’, such as Rota Nannies, who will have changes in their holiday accrual. The introduction of ‘rolled-up holiday pay’, based on 12.07% of all pay for work done in a pay period, will also require contractual changes.

From luxury hotels to private households – how to make the move

From luxury hotels to private households – how to make the move

At Cora, we specialise in facilitating the seamless transition of seasoned professionals from the realm of luxury 5-star hotels into exclusive positions within some of the world’s most distinguished private households. In our latest blog, we delve into the key considerations and insights to contemplate when making this move.

Top skills to look for in a Private PA

Top skills to look for in a Private PA

The role of a Private PA is of high importance in the dynamic and fast-paced world of Private Households and Family Offices. The responsibilities of a Private PA are often diverse, ranging from managing schedules and organising events, to handling sensitive information with discretion.

Employing someone to work in a private household

Employing someone to work in a private household

In the world of Private Household employment, it’s not just about finding the perfect fit; it’s also about ensuring compliance with legal obligations and getting the best out of them. There is a lot to think about to make sure that everything runs smoothly – after all its your home.

What are the responsibilities of a Travelling Private Chef?

What are the responsibilities of a Travelling Private Chef?

A Travelling Private Chef for an UHNWI typically has a set of responsibilities that go beyond those of a traditional chef. With UHNWIs leading often demanding and high-profile lifestyles, they expect a specific level of personalised service.