Boy aged 7, Lagos, Nigeria

A VVIP family based in Lagos, Nigeria is seeking an educated and experienced Governess or Governor for the care and education of their son aged 7 years old. The boy is fluent in English and has previously had governesses.

The ideal candidate will have a strong educational background, be fluent in English and French (French preferred, but not essential) as well as have at least 10 years’ experience working within the private household sector in fully staffed and VIP households. A candidate that is creative, proactive, hands-on, poise and meticulous in all assigned plans and task is preferred. Along with being a team player and work well with other staff and communicating well with the parents and the rest of the team within the household.

Great manners and etiquette as well as a firm but fair approach to discipline is sought. A candidate that connects well with the child and assist him in his emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing. The candidate should be able to assist with tuition and exam preparation for overseas school entrance exams.

 This is a live in role, a well-furnished King Size room is offered with Wi-Fi and adequate privacy.

The role includes a paid return flight home per contract year, medical insurance, 30 days paid holiday (after 6 months of being in the role) and a salary from £1400+ net per week. The family is ready to interview candidates immediately. It will be a two-stage interview process, initially with the family’s PA and then with the parents. This role is to start ASAP.


  • Fluent English (French a bonus)

  • 10+ years of experience working with children of this age group

  • Teaching/Experience with teaching English, Maths and Science

  • Excellent previous contactable references (minimum 3)

  • DBS check up to date and cleared


  • Salary £1400+ GBP net per week

  • Live-in accommodation provided

  • Food provided whilst on duty

  • Long-term full-time contract

  • Work related travel costs covered

  • Visa costs covered

  • Medical Insurance 

  • 30 days paid holiday per contract year (after 6 months)


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