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Hire a Chief of Staff

Hire a Chief of Staff

Looking to hire a chief of staff for your private household or family office? For clients with multiple homes and staff, the chief of staff can be invaluable in overseeing private and domestic affairs. They act as the only point of contact when it comes to the management of homes and staff and can implement structure and procedure as necessary. Our team at Tiger Private take a tailored approach to sourcing exceptional chiefs of staff who align with your needs.

What is a Chief of Staff?

A chief of staff (COS) role can be very broad, varying based on the needs of the household or family office. The role can include the general management of an individual home or property portfolio, overall management of staff and management of projects such as entrepreneurial ventures or large events. On a slightly more personal level, a chief of staff can also be a gatekeeper/right hand person to a Principal and their family.

Why Hire a Chief of Staff?

Why Hire a Chief of Staff?

As a household or family office grows, the management of property, staff, and business ventures can become too much for a Principal to take on alone. Hiring a chief of staff is an ideal solution to this situation.

Whether they are coordinating the day-to-day operations of your office, advising on business strategies, or assisting with hiring new household staff, a chief of staff will help streamline the many aspects of their Principal’s business and personal life.

How to hire a Chief of Staff?

How to hire a Chief of Staff?

When you want to find a chief of staff to handle your family office or private household matters, a chief of staff recruitment agency should be your first port of call.

Our specialist consultants will take a detailed brief about your requirements and draw on their network of experienced chiefs of staff to find a perfect match. Our meticulous screening process means we can source candidates based on both experience and values, ensuring a lasting working relationship between COS and principal.

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Tiger Private’s experienced consultants specialise in recruiting for private households and family offices. We have a scrupulous screening, testing and reference checking process for all candidates. Understanding the importance of discretion, we can also arrange non-disclosure agreements.

Identifying relevant skills, requirements and experience is a crucial first step in the process. A COS is frequently responsible for maintaining key professional and personal relationships. We therefore carefully assess discretion and interpersonal skills as part of our selection criteria. It’s also common to require a chief of staff to travel with their Principal, so flexibility is a common pre-requisite for our candidates.

Our consultants have carefully curated a network of experienced chief of staff candidates. As part of this, we consider skills, professional backgrounds and core values, ensuring that thorough profiles are established ahead of an introduction with clients.

Understanding that every need is different, our team can match you with candidates for permanent, temporary and contract roles. We can even payroll staff on your behalf.

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Skills and qualifications to look for when hiring a Chief of Staff

The specific tasks assigned to a chief of staff will differ depending on their Principal’s needs. However, there are several skills and qualifications that we commonly look for in the best candidates who can take on a wide range of roles.

We understand that most COS roles will require a bachelor’s degree at minimum, while some may require a masters’ qualification.

Other skills and experience that our network possess include:

  • Budget management
  • Business management
  • Business strategy
  • Data analysis
  • Departmental organisation
  • Executive management
  • Project management and reporting
  • Team coordination
  • Written and verbal communication


Should I hire a chief of staff?

If there are many moving parts in your life, such as business ventures, property portfolios or a busy household, hiring a chief of staff might be a solution. A trusted COS can provide you with valuable time and peace of mind, knowing that your private and domestic affairs are overseen by a trusted individual with excellent management skills.

Why hire a chief of staff?

A great chief of staff can be an indispensable resource that addresses a broad range of needs. The right COS can not only oversee private and domestic affairs but also represent you at meetings and events, assist in budgeting, travel ahead to prepare for your arrival, and generally function as a trusted gatekeeper and confidante.

Is a chief of staff a glorified secretary?

A chief of staff will typically have more managerial skills and responsibilities than a secretary. Where a secretary may spend the bulk of their time on day-to-day administration, a COS may be responsible for overseeing an entire property portfolio or entrepreneurial venture. Chiefs of staff are also typically responsible for everything entailed in overseeing other office and household staff.

Is chief of staff a high position?

A chief of staff will usually hire, train and oversee all other family office or household staff, making it one of the most senior private roles available. A COS will be a highly experienced strategic thinker, often managing key business and family relationships. Other common responsibilities include portfolio management, project management of any building or refurbishments and handling finances.

How do you get a chief of staff role?

Successful chiefs of staff possess a range of skills and experience, including people management, budgeting, business management, communication, project strategy, property management, and more. If you have experience in these areas and are seeking a chief of staff role, please submit your details.

Who gets a Chief of Staff?

Private individuals and family offices may hire a chief of staff if their household or business becomes too large for them to manage. When they decide to recruit a chief of staff is entirely up to them, and the size of a staff that the COS manages can vary greatly.

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