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Domestic Staffing Specialists

As the leading domestic staffing agency in the UK,
We understand that hiring domestic staff is about discovering the ideal lifestyle match for you.

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Private staff sourced by specialists.

Competence, ability, loyalty and dedication – combined with a positive attitude – all of these attributes are essential in exceptional private staff.

Our nearly 4,000 committed staff members are ready to help in domestic roles.

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We embrace holistic development and support a range of opportunities for employees with the aim of being a first-choice employer within our industry sectors.

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There is no such thing as the best private staff – just the best match for you.

Exceptional Private Staff

Irving Scott

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Fully vetted by our experts

Years of experience across private residences

Close relationships with candidates and principals

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Multilingual staff

Global clients around the world


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Customer Satisfaction


Years Experience


Private Clients

Exceptional private staff for your residence.

We understand that hiring private staff is about employers discovering the best match and opportunities for you.

Nearly 4,000 candidates have registered as staff.

Anna Kaczor
Anna Kaczor
It was an excellent experience working with Irving Scott and Paloma. I received so much support and guidance and was given confidence to go for the right role for me. I am very excited to be starting my new role soon, and cannot thank Irving Scott and Paloma enough for everything.
the Harrow Ulcombe
the Harrow Ulcombe
I can honestly say this is the most professional, friendly and approachable company I have had the pleasure of working with in my 25+ year career. From start to finish Paloma was professional and honest and I was kept informed from beginning to end. I would highly recommend!!!
doru serban
doru serban
I am grateful that i had the chance to work with Irving Scott ever since i started my private chef career Both Paloma and Adam are truly caring for both the client and the staff and that shows. This is especially important when clients and staff are speaking of them in high regards and that usually is a great sign because it shows that the role is promising and that oncv again i have made a good choice in working with them. Highly recommended!
Chaps Roofing
Chaps Roofing
I was deeply impressed by the outstanding customer service delivered by Adam. Both Adam and Paloma have been exceptionally helpful in assisting me in securing a new job opportunity. Following my interview with them, I went on to succeed in my interview with the client. Thank you Gregory
Alexandra Torday
Alexandra Torday
They have been amazing since we started to be their clients. They really make sure we get the best people coming to us for our events. Our parties would not have been so success with out their help.
Mario Abdelmalak
Mario Abdelmalak
I am a professional chauffeur and I knew Paloma for quite some time now. She recently helped me find my current job, Very good job..Paloma as always very very helpful , patient and she is always there for support and talk .thank you Paloma for you help . Highly appreciated.
Beatrice Sheldrick
Beatrice Sheldrick
Some time ago I was recruiting for a household butler for my principal and we contacted a number of agencies. We instructed two agencies, Irving Scott was one of them, and within 6 weeks we had taken on a wonderful butler who was perfect for the role. Around 5 months into the job Angelo had to go back home to his country for a period of time which meant we were without a butler again. Despite the period of time that had passed, Paloma was incredibly helpful. She helped us to find a temporary replacement until Angelo was able to return to his role. Since then, we only choose Irving Scott. In our experience, they stand out from the other agencies. They save us time and are great communicators.
I am a private chef and my experience with Irving Scott and Paloma Irving in particular has been excellent. Irving Scott have placed me in two roles, one was a long term temporary role and the other a permanent position. Both roles were frankly the best clients and jobs that I have had (as well my current employer) to date. Paloma Irving was the agent that placed me in these jobs and she was both transparent and honest about the requirements of the roles. No stone was left unturned. I am very grateful for the time and dedication that Paloma gave me, she genuinely cares about her candidates well-being and I have to say that she also cares about ensuring her clients get top candidates as I have met other employees in these two roles that she placed with these families and they are true professionals. I have known Irving Scott for over 3 years know and their professionalism, due diligence and care is second to none.Thank you Irving Scott!!!!😃

Our bespoke service is built around understanding people.

Highest Calibre

Of course, the private domestic staff, family office staff, housekeepers and household staff we provide are of the highest calibre through our experience in sourcing and vetting professionals. You would expect no less from a boutique domestic staffing agency that prides itself on attention to detail.

The right match for you

What makes us special is understanding the right match for our experienced team and you discerning clients – this means understanding the people involved, through constant communication, advice and industry insights. We are approachable, taking the time to get to know people and building relationships. Every client is special, which is why we provide a dedicated service with one-to-one attention.

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About Us | Irving Scott | Private Staff

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Our Story

Irving Scott was a business started by a mother and son team. We decided to set up Irving Scott as a boutique domestic staffing agency more responsive to clients’ needs.

We noticed that domestic staffing agencies were simply not providing the bespoke service and attention to detail that was needed.


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“Whether you are a client searching for talented, reliable, well-rounded candidates, or a candidate searching for your ideal role, Irving Scott will go above and beyond for you every time. They will find the perfect match. And that’s a promise.”

We noticed that domestic staffing agencies were not providing the bespoke service and attention to detail that was needed.

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Read through our extensive list of articles and blog posts with unique detail on domestic staffing and what may be right for your household staffing recruitment.

We noticed that domestic staffing agencies were not providing the bespoke service and attention to detail that was needed for private households.

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Salary Guide

A household employee’s salary is usually based on two factors: the amount of experience the candidate brings to the position and the range of duties included in the job description. The location of the role (London, countryside or international office) is also a contributing factor for defining a pay package.

We noticed that domestic and international staffing agencies were not providing the bespoke service and attention to detail that was needed.

Happy clients since 2013.

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We're proud that our service is second to none. Here's what our clients have to say about what we do.

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Have a question?

Regarding tax issues, the employer is legally responsible to put the candidate on payroll in private households.

However, this can vary, for example in instances of private households where the candidate remains self-employed, depending on the hours worked per week and household itself.

Please consult your tax advisor for specific instructions pertaining to your household.

We would highly recommend that you implement household staff insurance for all your help and chosen household staff candidate. Whilst it rarely needs to be claimed upon, it is a responsible approach that affords great peace of mind.

The client and professional agency team is responsible for all travel expenses pertaining to the candidate employment process overseas. However, our streamlined approach ensures that these remain reasonable and relevant.

Yes, we always carry out checks where necessary and requested as part of our thorough vetting and staff recruitment process. For this there is a supplementary fee at cost.

No, we do not require that any candidate should pay a fee or be charged in any way for professional agency services, as we offer a fair, equitable and genuine service for both candidates and clients.

We are an established international agency and can source, recruit and place candidates anywhere in the world, as per our requirements and our clients’ requirements.

There is no such thing as the best private staff – just the best match for you.

Please feel free to contact us using the details below. We enjoy communicating with people and getting to know them better.

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