We noticed that domestic staffing agencies were not providing the bespoke service and attention to detail that was needed. We decided to set up Irving Scott as a boutique domestic staffing agency more responsive to clients’ needs. Irving Scott is “…as good at psychology as it is staff” (Sunday Times): we do this by carefully and skilfully matching candidates to your needs, always putting forward only the best candidates.
We have close relationships with our candidates and principals
This allows us to form a well-rounded understanding of candidates’ suitability beyond their specific professional skills. We believe that matching candidates to principals on personality and working style is crucial to the success of placements in private residences. We believe in quality over quantity, which is why you won’t receive dozens of options from us whenever you ask us to fill a position. We aim to put forward no more than three candidates in the first instance. Candidates put forward will be those who have truly impressed us, whom we believe to be the best fit for your home. Saving precious time is one of many benefits clients can enjoy when working with our agency: we believe that sifting through a stack of irrelevant CVs should not have to be on your to-do list. We make sure that our candidates have the necessary experience within similar households and luxury hotels to thrive within your sacred spaces and make your life easier. All candidates are thoroughly background checked so that our clients can be confident that new additions to their household are trustworthy and reliable. We take client confidentiality extremely seriously, which is why both we, and our candidates, are happy to sign non-disclosure agreements where necessary. We have a number of high-calibre candidates on our books, whom we find through active headhunting and a variety of other sources: exclusive networking events; long-established, trusted partners; referrals through other brilliant candidates we have successfully placed. This means we can provide you with candidates who tick all the boxes within a very short space of time. We suggest you take a look at our testimonials and press coverage.
Paloma Irving: Managing Director & Private Staff Consultant
Uniquely qualified in the domain of domestic staffing, Paloma Irving has progressed from her beginnings in the Savoy Group, and a Knightsbridge-based staffing company, to startup-company Kids Fun Ideas, a Madrid-based initiative centred on bringing English to children through innovative and playful means. This fostered her keen interest in assisting motivated families partner with the right professionals for their unique arrangement. After selling the business, which had catered to members of the Spanish Royal Family, she returned to London. In the past 5 years, she has pooled her knowledge from growing up in a privately staffed home to assisting busy families, to create Irving Scott, which continues to expand and epitomise excellence within the sphere of domestic staffing. Paloma is also fluent in French and Spanish. +44 (0) 7801448604 firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Irving: Director & Private Staff Consultant
Having benefitted from Paloma’s tutelage and expertise, Adam is a dedicated private staffing specialist. His ambition, and the company’s, is to help London’s best and brightest families access any staff they require. He is also fluent in English and Spanish.Adam’s role at Irving Scott encompasses business development, marketing and collaborative work. He is now focusing on the development of an exciting new bespoke service for clients, which he hopes to roll out in the coming year.Please contact Adam for all press enquiries.+44 (0) 7791655774 email@example.com
Fabio Bandeira: Recruitment Specialist
After pursuing a career as a professional footballer, Fabio soon wanted to develop his people skills and started working as a concierge for some of the most prestigious hotels in London, including Wyndham Grand Chelsea Harbour Hotel and the Cavendish Hotel in Central London. Having to meet customers’ needs on daily basis was never a challenge for him, and he soon progressed to working for UHNWI and VIP families internationally. Fabio swiftly progressed from Butler to House Manager over a period of seven years and gained experience in UHNW households around the world. At Irving Scott he now harnesses his knowledge of 5-star private service and hospitality to ensure that candidates meet his clients’ expectations of excellence. Fabio is also fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish. +44 (0) 7561 027653 firstname.lastname@example.org