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Butler / Valet

Ireland, Caribbean, Europe

Contract:
Permanent

Accommodation:
Live-in

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU2091

Job Categories:
Butler Jobs, Valet Jobs
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Ireland – County Tipperary (5 months), Caribbean (5 Months), European travel (2 months)
Technologically minded Butler / Valet with travel

This is a wonderful role for a traditional butler to join a team of four butlers. You will need to have first class table, F&B service and front of house skills and know how to take care of the cellar, fine glassware and china and objects d’art.

Candidates must have a superb personality and the ability to get on with existing members of long-term Staff. You will ideally have formal house experience and/or a butler training diploma.

This is not a management position, but for a butler with a totally hands-on approach and who has a great eye for detail, whilst at the same time being a team player and one who has a warm and friendly manner.

You will need to be technically minded and able to deal with high-tech systems including iPad’s, computers, smart phones, sophisticated phones, Sky boxes, Sling box and general computer systems etc. Ideally you will have a passion for these things and an in-depth knowledge of all functions and addition benefits of highly automated homes.

The vacancy includes travel from early December through to April, where you will be employed in the owners’ other home in the Caribbean. There will also be additional travel to Europe, so freedom to travel is essential.

Full staff, all very long-term are employed in both households by these charming clients.

Candidates are required to be completely computer-literate, have a clean current driving license and a long-term work record in a similar role with excellent references is essential.

Salary negotiable based on experience. Accommodation provided (with another butler) 2/3-bedroom house on the estate, where your family are welcome to visit. Team rota of working covering 2 shifts 06.30am to 3.00pm and 3.00pm to close of house. One full day off per week. ON HOLD

Travelling Personal Assistant

International

Contract:
Permanent

Accommodation:
Live-in

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3542

Job Category:
Personal Assistant Jobs
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Travelling Personal Assistant
Fluent English and German, French a plus

A newly created position with a lovely long-term Hutchinson’s client.  Fluent English and German and ideally conversational French.  You will be based between Jeddah, London, Cannes, New York and on-board their private yacht.   Excellent accommodation is available within all the residences with super facilities and on-board the yacht.  You will be mainly working with the lady of the house, assisting her in all aspects, including organising appointments, making arrangements for events and parties, organising travel.  It is essential that you have excellent organisational skills and are flexible, adaptable, and self-sufficient.  Excellent computer skills required.  Previous private PA experience required essential. Longevity in previous roles, minimum of 5 years.   Negotiable salary based on experience.  (HU3542)

Head Housekeeper

Dublin

Contract:
Full-time

Accommodation:
Live-in

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU2257

Job Category:
Housekeeper Jobs
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Head Housekeeper

Energetic, pro-active, well organised, self sufficient, experienced Housekeeper to assist with the day to day management and running of a large family home in Dublin suburbs. There are 2 dogs and grown up children who visit regularly. The average working day will be 10am to 6pm but with flexibility as needed. Working closely with the house manager.

Duties will include but not limited to:

  • Ensuring the overall housekeeping function and smooth running of a busy household on a daily basis with responsibility for supervision of 2 cleaners. You will organise rota’s – arrange holiday cover and keep records.
  • Running personal errands and shopping for the family, as requested.
  • Ordering household items, as required.
  • Overseeing weekly flowers; daily maintenance of the flowers.
  • Coordinating with external suppliers such as dry cleaning/ Linen ironing service.
  • Ensuring all aspects of the house are in order; cleaned to a high standard and all rooms presented and comfortable.

This is a hands on position with detailed cleaning, washing and ironing involved:

  • Feel comfortable dealing with specialist fabrics and surfaces
  • Packing and unpacking for travelling, as requested.
  • To be responsible for the family’s wardrobe maintenance and organisation.

This is a very busy, relaxed and friendly household, but with high standards. This position is suitable for a flexible and dedicated person who is well organised and pro active, it may be necessary on occasion for you to travel to other homes ahead of the family both in Europe. EU passport and driving licence essential.

Salary negotiable depending on previous experience - 2 bedroom separate apartment approx.
10 min walk away from the main house, use of a car for work duties and 2 days off per week.

Strictly non-smokers and sorry no pets. 

Travelling Valet/Butler

Worldwide

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:

Salary:
£55,000

Job Ref:
HU3199

Job Category:
Butler Jobs
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TRAVELLING VALET/BUTLER

Highly recommended role, with a long-term Hutchinson’s client who is well known as being an outstanding client and whose staff stay with them in the very long-term. 

This role is suitable for an experienced butler/valet who wants to travel extensively worldwide.    

A quiet, professional, and elegantly presented person is required, with formal service and traditional valeting skills -the ability to press suits, shirts, polish shoes, pack, organise, the wardrobe and required to undertake, lay out clothing and generally act in a traditional Valet/Butler role. 

Full staff is employed in each house to ensure that there is full personal cover for these delightful clients.  Some nursing experience would be a bonus. 

Salary £55,000 Gross per annum.   FLUENT FRENCH AND ENGLISH

Residential Housekeeper

County Limerick, Ireland

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Private n-suite Bedroom

Salary:
€26,000-30,000

Job Ref:
HU3576

Job Category:
Housekeeper Jobs
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RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER

Experienced housekeeper required for large Country house in Rural Ireland. The Main House consists seven bedrooms, several entertaining rooms and recreational facilities spread throughout four floors. Like many large family homes, it can be a very busy place especially during the summer months as well as during the winter holiday season. The Principal has three adult children, and nine grandchildren aged between 4-12 years of age. Therefore a child and dog friendly housekeeper is essential.

 The household is fully staffed with a team of 8 staff comprising of :  Butler, 2 Private Chefs, two Housekeepers (one live-in and one live-out), a Laundry technician and two Maintenance personnel. The Housekeeping Team reports directly to the House Butler.

 

The housekeepers are expected to perform their duties to the highest standard with great attention to detail. Housekeepers are also expected to adhere to the health and safety standards and regulations.

The general cleanliness of the Main House falls under the responsibility of the housekeepers. The Family Room is the place where the Family spends most of their time as well as taking their meals and hosting smaller dinner parties and other social meetings. Therefore the morning routine first focuses on cleaning and servicing the Family Room from the night before. The daily housekeeper starts at 0900 hrs. After the Family and Guests vacate their bedrooms, those rooms are serviced.

Hours of work: 

The live-in housekeeper is required to work from 0700 hrs to 1500 hrs with 2 breaks during the day. The food, when on duty is provided by the House Chefs and consumed in the Staff dining room.

 

Work schedule: 

The live-in housekeeper is expected to work from Monday till the Wednesday of the following week and then to take 4 days off (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and return to work the Monday after for  another 10 days shift. 

The live-in housekeeper is expected to work over the Christmas holiday unless if Christmas falls to those above mentioned days off. 

 

Accommodation: 

Private en suite bedroom is provided with a shared open plan kitchen/living room within the two bedroom staff wing of the Main House. 

SALARY between 26-30,000 Euros per annum depending on experience. High end private household or 5* hotel experience is essential to this role. Fluent English and Non Smoker essential

Head Gardener/Estate Manager

France

Contract:
Full-Time

Accommodation:
N/A

Salary:
Competitive

Job Ref:
HU3401

Job Categories:
Estate Manager Jobs, Gardener Jobs
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HEAD GARDENER/ESTATE MANAGER- EYGALIERES- PROVENCE-ALPES COTE D’AZUR
LIVE OUT POSITION – NO ACCOMMODATION

The village of Eygalières is a small French village, located in the south east of France, in the French Les Alpilles region of Provence. 

This is a superb, new position for a fluent English and French speaking horticulturist with ability to maintain, to a very high standard, 1 acre of gardens. The position will require someone very knowledgeable in plant material, trees and shrubs and somebody who is able to work closely with the owner, who is herself extremely knowledgeable, loves her gardens and has special ideas and projects in mind for this newly acquired property.  Renovation work will commence on the house in April and is expected to be ongoing for 18 months.

It would be especially helpful if the successful applicant was knowledgeable in the Dutch/German landscape tradition of Piet Ouldolf, though not essential.

Candidates should be superb plantsmen, experienced in all aspects of the gardening year and able to communicate well.  Must be able to coordinate and develop any further areas of the property as required, working alongside the employer, landscaper and outside contractors. A team player is required, with the ability to muck in and somebody who is willing to help this charming owner with running odd errands and to assist when and where needed.  A “Can Do” attitude is essential. Duties will include sole care of the gardens and the exterior of the residence.  You will be required also to maintain the annual garden manual, keeping photographic updates as well as a written record. 

Candidates must be able to grow and maintain a large variety of high-quality plants, maintain electrics/garden lighting and automatic watering, manage the weekly garden maintenance team, deal with outside contractors and visitors to the estate and care for the swimming pool. Excellent people-skills required.   Negotiable salary, together with vehicle for work related hours.  Hours normally 8am-4pm Monday-Friday.   Accommodation not offered but an excellent salary and package is available for a highly skilled and qualified candidate.   Top notch experience with checkable references and DBS disclosure. (ON HOLD)

Personal Trainer

UAE

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Self-contained

Salary:
Competitive

Job Ref:
HU3586

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PERSONAL TRAINER REQUIRED - BASED IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES WITH WORLDWIDE TRAVEL

We have a very lovely job for an experienced personal trainer who has excellent knowledge of training private clients and who has an excellent knowledge of nutrition.  Although a chef is employed, you will be working closely with her, putting together menus and weekly food diaries/plans for the 3 lady employers. 

Duties will be to train the ladies every day and to travel with them and their families when they go away.  Excellent, all found self-contained accommodation is provided, together with full medical insurance and a car is provided.

We seek a fit, energetic and experienced person who has had excellent experience of working with female clients, preferably with a private client portfolio and who is highly trained and qualified.

Regretfully, we cannot accept applicants who have worked for other Middle Eastern Royal Families in the past 12 months.

Excellent salary on offer for the right person.

Residential Household Couple

Texas, USA

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Included

Salary:
Competitive

Job Ref:
HU3582

Job Category:
Domestic Couple Jobs
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DALLAS, TEXAS RESIDENTIAL HOUSEHOLD COUPLE 

Very high profile clients of mature years, but  completely independent, and absolutely delightful employers. 

On offer salary of $150,000.00 + 100 % medical coverage, 401k and a structured and very generous annual bonus.     Current employees of almost 20 years to retire.

APPLICANTS MUST BE LEGAL TO WORK IN THE US -  Green Card or US passport AND WE INSIST ON AT LEAST 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN UHNW PRIVATE SERVICE.  

Immediate hire, for an exceptionally experienced and caring couple to manage a large property in Dallas, with the willingness to also oversee, and occasionally travel to, Santa Barbara and Carmel.

  • The homes have museum quality art, so you should have an understanding of art, its storage, maintenance, and curation
  • You should have the ability to cook, set a lovely table, table scape, and plan and execute dinner parties
  • This role will require you to source, negotiate and maintain contractor agreements
  • You should understand HR and staff oversight responsibilities
  • Financial and basic bookkeeping skills are required with the ability to adhere to a budget
  • Able to communicate clearly in English
  • Being tech-savvy using Microsoft office suite, e-mails and texts
  • Having an aesthetic sense
  • The ability to document and maintain manuals, updating and implementing new SOP’s

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Housekeeping 
  • Managing household supplies
  • Household / grounds maintenance
  • Laundry and dry-cleaning tracking
  • Tending to the gardens& pressure washing
  • Season planning and décor management
  • Detailed calendar management
  • Document and inventory.

Our clients are looking for a proactive couple who don’t need to be micromanaged.

The right couple will have complete oversight and report to one of our client’s children and CFO.  All the support mechanisms are in place to succeed.

This is a rare and wonderful opportunity for a couple that has 10 years’ or more experience, and a willingness to relocate or currently live in Dallas. You must have long-term intentions and a record of longevity in previous employment to be considered. Must be able to pass a detailed background check (no exceptions).

Only the most experienced professional please. Generally, Monday to -Friday working with occasional weekend support. Flexibly with scheduling would be appreciated.

This is a live-in position

Competitive salary and structured bonus

Benefits

Immediate Hire

Excellent references

Clean Driver’s License & and able to pass a Level-3 Background check

MUST be legal to work in the United States

Local candidates preferred. May consider relocations.

The ability to respect privacy and maintain confidentially is a must. 

House Manager

County Dublin-Southern Ireland

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Separate 2-bedroom apartment provided

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3356

Job Categories:
Butler Jobs, Household Manager Jobs
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COUNTY DUBLIN - SOUTHERN IRELAND HOUSEHOLD MANAGER RESIDENTIAL POST FOR, ENERGETIC, PROACTIVE HOUSEHOLD MANAGER capable of INFORMAL BUTLER/FRONT OF HOUSE duties

Long Term Hutchinson’s client is looking for a top-notch household manager, able to undertake informal table and beverage service and who has excellent front of house skills.  This is for a family with 3 grown up children. The residence is approx.40 mins from Central Dublin in a beautiful location and there are other homes in South of France and the 2 homes in the USA, (New York and L.A.) so essential that you have freedom to travel occasionally.

You will need to be able to take on the total running of the main residence, (with occasional travel to the overseas homes.)  The main residence is however the priority and you will be managing all aspects of the household staff, dealing with rotas, inventory and stock control, undertaking household accounts and ensuring that the  travelling Head Housekeeper is well prepared to go ahead of the family, to ensure that each home is prepared in readiness for their arrival.  Each property is staffed; however, you will need to have a broad knowledge in all aspects of running HNW homes and undertake a range of personal assistant duties.

Responsible for household and project management in multiple locations across continents

  • Recruiting, training and supervision of the household employees, creating operation manuals
  • Research and negotiation with vendors, contractors, maintenance providers.
  • Creating data base systems for each property and extensive, detailed photographic inventories.
  • Diary, travel management and event planning.
  • Sourcing and setting up of residences for high end rentals.

You will undertake local shopping for the households, occasional driving for the general day to day running of the home(s) is essential.  

Specific Responsibilities:  you must be well organised, self-sufficient and duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Ensuring the overall smooth running of a busy household on a daily basis, with responsibility for the training and supervision of domestic staff, including full-time Head Housekeeper, Housekeeper, Daily Cleaner and a part time Laundress.
  • Ensuring food, groceries and medication levels in house are maintained, as per a detailed schedule/ Inventory supplies.
  • Running personal errands and shopping for the family, as requested.
  • Ordering household items, as required
  • Overseeing weekly flower orders.
  • Coordinating with external suppliers such as dry cleaning/ Linen ironing service, butcher and drinks.
  • Ensuring all aspects of the house are in order; arranging contractors to undertake household maintenance as necessary.
  • Coordinating travel arrangements and preparation for travel to other international properties.
  • Compilation of records, maintenance and updating of household manual and Inventories. 
  • Effectively managing household accounts. Credit card / Petty cash.

 This is a relaxed household, but with very high standards and you will be required to ensure the Owner and family have any equipment they require at all times, and that it is ready for use. Ensure all Guests visiting have all of their requirements met. This includes informal Front of House duties, training of junior staff and fulfilling any ad hoc requests from the Owner, Family and Guests or Estate Manager.

SALARY NEGOTIABLE-circa £60-65,000 gross, depending on previous experience. Separate 2-bedroom apartment provided, sorry no pets, though partner following own occupation is welcome. Strictly Non-Smoker with excellent references essential. UK or EU Passport and full driving license essential (HU3356)

 

 

Personal Assistant

South of France

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
N/A

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3484

Job Category:
Personal Assistant Jobs
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PERSONAL ASSISTANT
SOUTH OF FRANCE- LIVE OUT-MUST BE ABLE TO WORK FROM HOME
FLUENT ENGLISH, FRENCH, RUSSIAN ESSENTIAL

A professional and experienced Personal Assistant is required for a private family based in the South of France. You must be able to work from home in this position.   This is a lovely role that will suit a candidate who has a flexible approach and a “can-do” attitude.  You will be required to act as the first point of contact; dealing with incoming emails, phone calls and post, you will manage extensive diaries; scheduling meetings and appointments, you will also be responsible for making international travel arrangements including organising visa’s, transport and accommodation.  Additional duties will include facilitating events and conferences, compiling reports, managing expenses, maintaining procedures, and effectively liaising with staff, suppliers, and clients.  It is essential that you have previous experience in a similar Personal Assistant role.  Excellent computer skills along with strong organizational skills required.  5 day working week with flexibility.  Negotiable salary.  ASAP start. (HU3484)  ON HOLD

Butler-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3541

Job Category:
Butler Jobs
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BUTLER -RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA

An experienced butler is required to provide full butler service for a private residence in Riyadh. 

Applicants must demonstrate the highest levels of confidentiality and privacy, to promptly provide exceptional levels of personalised service to the Principal and set a positive example to other Butlers in order to maintain consistent delivery of the Principal’s special requests at all times and in all environments.  Other duties will include welcoming and greeting the Principal, escorting the Principal to his accommodation, packing and unpacking.  You will also provide a personalized service, demonstrating a sense of urgency, priority, and dedication.  You should be proactive, with the ability to anticipate and respond to the Principals’ needs and requests, while effectively liaising with respective departments to expedite the delivery of the requested products and services. 

Additional duties will include maintaining inventory and stocks, F&B service, maintaining records.   You must be able to work effectively and efficiently with all relevant departments, external service providers and employees, to ensure effective and efficient service delivery.  Organize and supervise the activities assigned by Head Butler, to ensure that all work activities are carried out in an efficient manner and in accordance with set individual targets.  Be able to acknowledge, welcome and greet the Principal, using the appropriate levels of discretion and the correct forms of address.  

Financial Responsibility ▪ Manage effectively and responsibly supplies and equipment as directed by head butler.

Education: Diploma or equivalent in Food and Beverage Service, with 7 years’ experience in a similar capacity.

You should be service oriented, with exceptional attention to detail, adaptable, trustworthy.  Good negotiable salary based on experience.  Accommodation provided.   (HU3541)

Household Manager

Doha, Qatar

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
Top Salary

Job Ref:
HU3590

Job Category:
Household Manager Jobs
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HOUSEHOLD MANAGER/ASSISTANT TO GENERAL MANAGER - DOHA VICINITY QATAR

A newly created position for this charming, young Qatari lady employer who has 5 children under the age of 10 years.  We seek an immaculately presented, highly experienced House Manager to oversee an extensive team of staff, with further new employees probably being taken on for the new residence.  Ideally, not only will you have excellent high-profile experience within a formal private residence, you ideally may have experience previously from a 5* luxury Hotel background. 

It is important that you have an exceptional eye for detail and knowledge in the care all aspects of running a major property, which has a staff in the region of 250 people from all over the globe.

Somebody with a real knowledge of the concept of true luxury and who will ensure that the residence is always run to the highest standard, reporting to the General Manager. 

An adaptable, quick thinking person is required and somebody who will appreciate this clients’ gorgeous home and want to love and enhance it, noticing things that require repair and arranging it without troubling the principal and dealing with snagging issues within the newly build palace.  You will ideally have had experience in running and arranging large events and business meetings and perhaps have come from a 5* luxury hotel background originally.  You will be responsible for sourcing items for the Principal, arranging staff manuals, helping at events, purchasing any personal items for the Principal and generally being highly discreet, flexible, and adaptable.

Excellent TOP salary and accommodation on offer for the right person who should have superb references and excellent private house experience.   Travel to other residences within Qatar and eventually internationally.  (HU3590)  ON HOLD

Head Housekeeper

Doha, Qatar

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
Top Salary

Job Ref:
HU3591

Job Category:
Housekeeper Jobs
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HEAD HOUSEKEEPER DOHA VICINITY QATAR

A newly created position for this charming, young Qatari lady employer who has 5 children under the age of 10 years.  We seek an immaculately presented, highly experienced Head Housekeeper to oversee a team of 8-10 housekeepers, with further new employees probably being taken on for the new residence.  Ideally, not only will you have excellent high-profile experience within a formal private residence, you ideally may have experience previously from a 5* luxury Hotel background as a Head Housekeeper.

It is important that you have an exceptional eye for detail and knowledge in the care of fine clothing, linens, furnishing fabrics, china, glass, and crystal.  This client has a love of gorgeous blown glass objects and has large chandeliers and ornaments all over her residences and you will be required to supervise the care of these items.

Somebody with a real knowledge of the concept of true luxury and who will enjoy making attractive towel displays around the swimming pool and spa area, ensure that there are always cold drinks, sun screen, a display of fine perfumes and such like available.  A person therefore who knows all about providing the finer touches for this client and her friends and family.  A lady’s maid is employed to care for the Principal’s wardrobe and you should have the ability to work well with this lady and to oversee and train the junior housekeeping staff in a fair, gentle and discreet manner.

An adaptable, quick thinking person is required and somebody who will appreciate this clients’ gorgeous home and want to love and enhance it.

Excellent TOP salary and accommodation on offer for the right person who should have superb references and excellent private house experience.   Travel to other residences within Qatar and eventually internationally.  (HU3591)  ON HOLD

Head of Service/Head Butler

Doha, Qatar

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
Top Salary

Job Ref:
HU3592

Job Category:
Butler Jobs
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Head of Service/Head Butler -Doha Vicinity-Qatar

A newly created position for this charming, young Qatari lady employer, who has 5 children under the age of 10 years.  We seek an immaculately presented, highly experienced F&B Manager/Head Butler, for a new a residence which has recently been constructed.  You will head a team of young waitresses and we seek somebody who has experience in large function and event planning and who understands the concept of true luxury and FORMAL food and beverage service.  You will have great attention and a superb work ethic and etiquette with which to train and supervise your staff. 

Although the employer is a young woman, she appreciates formal service at all times, even for small family gatherings.  Ideally you will have had experience of funning formal events and business meetings and perhaps have had a background in top level Hotel Events and Functions in the past at 5* level. 

You will oversee the service of lunch and dinner daily and may be required to travel to other houses within Qatar, eventually with some international travel. 

A discreet, quiet, and very service-oriented person is required for this role.  Somebody who is truly understanding of the concept of formal butler service and who genuinely loves their work.  Adaptable, responsible and a quick thinker, with the ability to lead the Service Team.  Ability to train and supervise the staff while working alongside them.  Previous experience in a top Claire private residence essential.  Perhaps with a background from Buckingham Palace or Stately homes.  Top salary and accommodation on offer.  (HU3592)  ON HOLD

Experienced Domestic Couple- E. Hampton, NY

E HAMPTON, NEW YORK

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
$130,000 to $150,000

Job Ref:
HU3595

Job Category:
Domestic Couple Jobs
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EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC COUPLE – E HAMPTON -NY

Seasoned Domestic Couple needed for E. Hampton residence. The main house has approximately 10,000 sq. ft. There is also a guest house on the property. This is an amazing opportunity to work for a kind, considerate senior couple who appreciate hard work. Due to COVID, the principals are not going out and limiting anyone coming into their home.  

The principals’ present staff have been with the family for close to twenty years. Having tenure in your previous roles is appreciated and a definite advantage. Our clients are private (not visibly social). During the summer months, they use their E. Hampton residence to relax and enjoy their two grandchildren who visit for two weeks in the summer. During this time, the principals commute between their Park Avenue apartment during the week and their E. Hampton retreat at the weekends. In the fall, they normally return to their Florida residence.

The summertime is busy when the principals are in-residence. Six days a week coverage will be expected. During the winter months, our clients travel south to their home in Florida. At that time, you can re-coop any overtime.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Preparing breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the summer months
  • Clean the inside and exterior of the house
  • Set-up of seasonal decor, winterizing the property where appropriate, preparing for hurricanes and procedures
  • Changing light bulbs
  • Setting the fireplace
  • Troubleshooting electronics
  • Making sure that all systems are operational at all times, including all aspect of smart home technology
  • Wardrobe maintenance to include: laundry, dry cleaning and wardrobe management
  • Care and maintenance of vehicles
  • Taking messages, tracking packages, and running errands
  • Cook a small dinner party from time-to-time
  • Be able to set and serve a beautiful table
  • Drive the principals at times to the city, or dinner
  • Full responsibility for the property and guest house
  • Fully responsible for property maintenance - preventative and immediate, having a 24/7 mentality
  • Sharing end-of-day reports to the principal when they are in-residence and communicating clearly with the principals when they are elsewhere about any impending repairs
  • Understand confidentiality, privacy, trust, and loyalty
  • Being familiar with the Hamptons and NYC is an advantage, along with the flexibility to support once-a-month at our clients’ Park Ave residence
  • Must have a long-term commitment in mind
  • Must be able to communicate clearly in English
  • Should have texting, e-mailing, and basic calendar-management skills.

 QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal couple must have a minimum of 5 years working together consistently as a couple, and have excellent verifiable references. This is a newly created position.  You would be part of a team, supporting the executive housekeeper who travels with the principals to their winter residence in Florida. The ideal couple must get on well with others; be respectful of vendors and the established support staff. The ideal couple will need to pass a criminal and credit check.

Due to COVID, our clients want to find a couple who are willing to take the appropriate precautions when in public and understand safe cleaning practices.

HOURS AND BENEFITS 

Sunday-Thursday or Tuesday-Saturday, in the summer season (expect a heavier workload in the summer months). Winter months are flexible, generally Monday-Friday 9-5.

Salary Range: $130,000 to $150,000 for highly qualified candidates.

Medical benefits package / housing / staff vehicle, during work hours.

Local NY candidates are preferred.

Relocation stipend for highly qualified candidates.   (HU3595)

Private Cook

Toronto, Canada and Provence, France

Contract:
Full Time (Part time can be considered)

Accommodation:

Salary:
$75,000.00-$100,000.00 per year

Job Ref:
HU3569

Job Category:
Cook Jobs
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TORONTO CANADA AND PROVENCE FRANCE - PRIVATE CLIENT

Seeking an experienced full-time Private COOK/Chef who can prepare day-to-day Mediterranean style meals and also elevated cuisine for events, all with a focus on fresh and local products.

A busy household, the successful candidate will be required to cook for dinner parties of 8-10 people.

Applicants should be flexible with schedules for some weekends and special events.

Some travel to Europe required - French speaker a plus.

You are creative, down to earth, and love good food. Happiest cooking in your own kitchen, you are probably not necessarily professionally trained, but maybe grew up cooking with a mother or grandmother who showed you the ropes.

You keep an immaculate kitchen (and we do mean immaculate,) always, hate chef drama and hissy fits, and know that good food comes from the heart, not the food channel....

If you love food and cooking, think sourcing the absolute best ingredients is more fun than a scavenger hunt, and understand the importance of home-made stocks, you will enjoy this position.

If you know how to manage a vegetable garden, even better!

If you know that every cook’s best friend is an intelligently stocked and well-maintained pantry, read on.

If you didn't love "Julie and Julia" and think marshmallows have any place in an adult's diet, this is NOT the position for you. However, if Elizabeth David and Alice Waters are your personal heroes, and if you can't ever decide if Nigella bests Nigel, or vice versa and if you think pasta with raw tomato sauce begins with growing your own tomatoes, we may have something to talk about.

This position is full-time if candidates are available to travel a few months a year to Provence and speak some French. If not, a part-time position in Toronto could be an option.

Now down to the detail.

Primary Responsibilities:

· Daily cooking of simple, healthy meals with a focus on nutrition and fresh ingredients

· Ability to create cook more elevated cuisine for special events

· Understand the importance of incorporating local ingredients and optimize opportunities to shop at farmers markets

· Plan menus and maintain recipe database

· Kitchen inventory budgeting and management, including provisioning

· Assist with maintaining of household systems as it relates to the kitchen and events

· Assist Principal with event planning and execution

· Maintain a clean kitchen at all times

Applicant Qualities:

· Must have previous experience as a Private Cook

· Must be flexible and accommodating with work schedules

· Must have strong culinary and communication skills; proficient at planning and discussing menus with Principal

· Willing to work with an established collection of recipes; Principal is open to modifications and initiative

· Adaptable, self-motivated, with excellent time management, strong organizational skills, and attention to detail

· A team player able to work cooperatively with household staff and vendors

· Excellent computer literacy

· Polished professional presentation, must maintain privacy and confidentiality at all times

· Must have a valid driver’s license with clean driving record (staff vehicle provided)

· Able to travel with Principal as required

· French / Italian language skills considered an asset

You will join a team of creative, entrepreneurial women working from a home office where no two days are ever the same. You will take the lead in managing all things food and entertaining. You will prepare and test recipes with the principal, manage an extensive recipe data base and prepare menus and food plans for busy homes in Toronto and Provence.

Finally, this is not necessarily a position for a restaurant or professionally trained CHEF. This is a position for an excellent HOME COOK, who would be comfortable sharing the kitchen with the principal (who also likes to cook.) Cooking from the data base, (not from your head,) and a person who can develop flavour without the crutch of excessive fat and butter.
If this sounds like something between a challenge and a dream job, we look forward to hearing from you. The position is well paid for the right individual, comes with medical benefits and 3 weeks annual holiday. You must have a full Ontario Driver’s licence or be prepared to obtain one and must be legally able to work in Canada (or be a fluent French speaker, as this aids the employer with Sponsorship.)

How you have learned to cook is not relevant, so long as you are a wizard in the kitchen. Candidates who speak French and are able to travel will be an advantage. (HU3569)