BUTLER / HOUSE MANAGER
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Fluent Russian and English, Confident Driver
We are looking for a highly experienced and qualified butler, with experience ideally within both 5 Star + renowned hotels and in Private Service working for UHNW families.
This a position working for delightful Principals and their small child who is cared for by the nanny. This is a new role working from 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Saturday. The duties will include occasional light breakfast preparation, house staff management, (full staff employed) wardrobe management, packing / unpacking, front of house and food and beverage service at both lunch / dinner and events.
A good knowledge of wines and cellar care is required and an ability to oversee the general smooth running of the whole house, as well as taking care of the needs of the family.
A confident driver is essential. RUSSIAN SPEAKER is essential. Live out. TOP Salary negotiable based on experience (HU3649)
BUTLER / HOUSE MANAGER / COOK
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Flexibility to travel, Good Cooking Skills, Drivers Licence
European businessman living in Chelsea, London requires an energetic organized household manager to manage the London Flat and is capable of formal front of house duties.
For this Flat, located in the center of Chelsea, you will be able to take on the total running of the residence. You will work mostly alone except for a housekeeper who comes a few hours per day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. There will be some travel involved although the main aspect of the job is the daily running of the London residence in all its aspects.
You will undertake local shopping for the household, occasional driving for the general day to day running of the home(s) is essential. You must be well organized, self-sufficient and duties will include but not be limited to:
This is a fast-moving household with high standards and you will be required to ensure the boss has any equipment they require at all times, and that it is ready for use. Ensure all Guests visiting have all of their requirements met. You should be technology minded with good organisational skills.
Fulltime role working Monday-Friday with occasional weekends. French speaker is a bonus. This includes informal and formal Front of House duties, and fulfilling any ad hoc requests from the boss.
Salary based on experience in the region of £37,500. ON HOLD. (HU3666)
CHIEF STEWARD (ESS) / HEAD BUTLER
Yacht and Residence Based
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House / Yacht Experience, Flexibility to Travel, Ability to Provide Exceptional Levels of Service.
STCW and ENG1 certification MUST be VALID FOR THIS POST
An elegant, experienced Head Butler/Chief Steward(ess) is required for a well-known and respected employer and their 62-meter yacht with 15 other crew. Most of the staff have been with the family for years and consider it to be one of the best yachting and private house experiences you can have.
In addition, you would spend approximately half the year at one of the family’s residences. The family are known to hold only the highest standards and as such you must be able to meet these exceptional levels of service.
You will be working with another Steward and Butler to provide a full, dynamic service for the family. Duties will include looking after the guests, table service, and other front of house duties.
A strong VVIP private house background, or 5* boutique hotel (Relais and Chateau/Leading Small Hotels of the World preferred,) or Michelin restaurant experience essential. Minimum 5 years’ experience.
The yacht is Mediterranean based, and the family use it for about 5/6 months annually at different times throughout the year. When the family are on board, they do bring other travelling staff with them. Excellent salary and conditions.
We will also look at a less experienced candidates with a passion for service and food, with a similar background as detailed above.
DAILY HEAD BUTLER / HOUSE MANAGER
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, English and French Speaker, Strong Managerial Experience, Flexibility to Travel, Hands-On
An experienced Head Butler / House Manager is required for a large private residence based in Monaco with four permanent residents. We are looking for a Head Butler / House Manager to manage the daily operations and household staff. Experience in large households is required. The highest level of professionalism and discretions are essential as the candidate will have an intrinsic motivation to serve the well-being and the image of the employers. The candidate will manage the residence in coordination with the Operations Manager.
Duties will include
This is a full-time contract after a 6-month trial period. 6-day working week. When a second butler is hired, a rotational schedule will be applied. Live out. Negotiable salary based on experience. (HU3731)
RESIDENTIAL HOUSEHOLD MANAGER/BUTLER/PERSON FRIDAY WITH GOOD FRONT OF HOUSE SKILLS
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Driver Essential, Conversational French, Non-Smoker
Rural location between Geneva & Laussane – ½ Hour drive to Geneva
Part residence family holiday home in the canton of Vaud.
The residence is used by the family of 5 (including 3 children 18,16 and 13yrs and pet dog) during school holidays. The family live in London and have a summer home in Southwest France and a chalet for the Winter Season in the Swiss Mountains. You will be asked to travel to France occasionally throughout the year and spend Christmas & New Year at the Chalet.
When the family are not in residence you will be required to keep the property in tip top order but working hours can be less. However, when the property is occupied longer hours and days will be required, with time taken back when clients not in residence.
You will be responsible for ensuring the security of the property, monitoring of the security system internally and externally, liaising with external contractors for maintenance visits, quotes and repairs, supervising any work carried out.
In addition, first class front of house and formal food and beverage service skills, and experience as a butler and household manager is essential.
The family have a small dog which you will feed walk and generally care for when the family are in residence, so a dog lover is essential.
This is a uniformed position, black trousers and white shirt, a separate one-bedroom flat with own entrance and terrace is provided. TOP SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE – 2 DAYS OFF PER WEEK. DRIVER ESSENTIAL, CAR AVAILABLE IF REQUIRED. FRENCH SPEAKER & NON-SMOKER ESSENTIAL
SMALL WELL-BEHAVED PET CONSIDERED BUT SORRY NO DEPENDANT CHILDREN.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR ASSOCIATE AGENT – SHE’S IN SWITZERLAND (HU3708B)
HOUSEHOLD MANAGER / BUTLER / PERSON FRIDAY
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Drivers Licence, Flexibility to Travel
This is a superb position for an experienced Household Manager/Butler/Valet/Person Friday who must have skills in running and managing a beautiful apartment in central Milan, working for a newly married entrepreneur.
You must be able to demonstrate longevity in previous positions and have a very flexible approach to your work.
This Principal is the son of a client who has been a Hutchinsons' client for over 20 years.
While the role is based in Milan, you will be required to travel on occasion.
Experience of running a property is essential, as is the ability to undertake front of house, elegant food, and beverage service and to drive the clients as required. The ability to work closely with the housekeeper, as part of a team is essential and while the maid deals with the cleaning and laundry, you must be prepared to lend a hand when required, run errands, care for the Principals' clothing, deal with wardrobe management and pack and unpack for him. Ability to deal with household accounts, inventory and stock control is required.
This is a wonderful opportunity for a career-oriented Butler to start up in a new venture with this client and to grow with the job over a long period of time. A loyal, trustworthy, and discreet person with impeccable references is required, together with a sunny personality and a "Can-Do" attitude to his or her work. Own accommodation and a negotiable salary. Some spoken Italian essential. The client prefers an applicant who is willing to take his or her time off during the long periods of time when he is travelling on business and during the summer when he and his wife travel to France for 2 months.
Salary circa EU3,000- 3,500 net per month. (HU3625)
Residential Estate Manager with Service Skills
Essential Requirements: Extensive Previous Private House Management Skills, Front of House / Service Skills, Driver, Non-Smoker, NO pets, or dependants, Highly Flexible when owners are in residence, so Clock-watchers need not apply!
A highly recommended position for an experienced Estate Manager with superb service skills to oversee and manage a beautiful Estate in the New Forest. This position will suit a switched on, highly motivated candidate with previous private house experience. We require a team player who is willing to work closely with the Head Gardener and his staff and the Stud Manager in a varied capacity, based on the needs of the principals. The family do entertain when in residence, so the ability to organise events as well as provide food and beverage service is essential during parties, luncheons and dinners.
Duties will include
This is a diverse position that requires a candidate that is happy to work in both a hands-on and managerial capacity, and one willing to work alongside a team of staff, assisting wherever needed including in the extensive gardens. You should have excellent attention to detail with very high standards. There will be occasional travel to other residences in Europe as well. When the family are not in residence the working hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm; when they are in residence during July and August, longer hours and days will naturally be required. Beautiful 2-bedroom en-suite cottage on the Estate, £45,000-£50,000 Gross per annum based on experience, strictly non-smoker, sorry no pets or dependants. (HU3718).
RESIDENTIAL HOUSE MANAGER / BUTLER
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience Required, Top Butler and House Management Skills, Driver
A superb and exciting opportunity for an experienced and traditional House Manager/Butler to oversee and manage a substantial newly built Shooting Estate in Dorset. The property is currently under constructions and is due to be completed in early 2022.
We are looking for a candidate who will ideally be available to start in September/October, as you will be involved in the challenging task of all final preparations to the property; working alongside architects, interior designers, building contractors and the Estate Manager to ensure the house is set up, provisioned, working systems established, etc., and ready to receive clients and guests.
The position will require a professional and experienced candidate with previous country house experience. The property is a Shoot Estate and as such it will be advantageous if you have previously worked long-term in a similar environment.
We are looking for a strong, personable candidate who can rise to the challenge and demands of this new position and who can work effectively in a managerial role as well as a hands-on role.
We seek a candidate who has exceptional communication and organisational skills who can effectively motivate and manage a team of staff and be involved in the recruitment and training of additional household staff; both permanent and temporary as required.
Strong administrative skills will be required as you will be managing staff schedules, inventory, purchasing, budgets, etc. Top butler skills imperative; excellent front of house experience along with being comfortable in both formal and informal settings.
It is anticipated that the property will not be used in a permanent capacity. Our client and family will visit periodically throughout the year and will be particularly busy with house guests during the shoot season.
May be required on occasion to work in other properties. Driver essential. 2-Bedroom cottage provided within the grounds. Partner’s welcome, couples considered. Good negotiable salary for the right candidate. (HU3692)
LIVE – OUT TRAVELLING BUTLER
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience, Flexible to Travel, Child and Pet Friendly
An experienced butler is required to join a large residence in Marylebone, working primarily for a male VIP principal – two weeks on and two weeks off working on rotation with a second butler.
The principal is based in London primarily but travels internationally frequently and thus you will be required to travel with him. Experience of Middle Eastern households would be an advantage. The house is fully staffed with Housekeepers, Nannies, Drivers, etc. so a good team player is essential.
Must be discrete, flexible, and professional with the highest standards of service. Child and pet friendly (there are three children and a cat).
Negotiable salary based on experience. September start. Live -out. (HU3714)
TRAVELLING BUTLER / VALET
Caribbean / USA - November to April
Ireland & Other European Locations - May to October
Essential Requirements: Previous Long-term Private House Experience, Drivers License, Good Technical Skills, Flexibility to Travel
This is a wonderful role for a butler/valet to join a happy team providing first class table, F&B service and front of house skills and know how to take care of a cellar, fine glassware, 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 November through May, where you will be employed in the owners’ other home in the Caribbean and Florida. 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 50-65,000 Euros Gross per annum together with accommodation. . Team rota of working covering 2 shifts 06.30am to 3pm and 3pm to close of house. Start date ASAP (HU2091)