BUTLER / 2nd STEWARD – 71M NEW BUILD YACHT
Essential Skills: Previous private yacht experience, expert butler and valeting skills, team management skills, organised, flexible.
START DATE: NOV 2021
A permanent position onboard a 71 metre privately owned yacht for a Butler/ Deputy Head of Interior. The yacht is currently in build and will be launched in early 2022.
Cruising is currently planned for the Mediterranean during 2022 and the Caribbean during 2022/2023. Thereafter, cruising schedules are to be arranged. The yacht will be able to accommodate 12 guests, including the Owners and their family.
The Owner has an exceptional global reputation and expects a very high standard of service at all times. The-best-of-the best. He is seeking a long-term professional relationship and is known to expect complete dedication and commitment.
We therefore seek an experienced person with expert skills in all butler and valeting duties. Formal butler training is preferred. You will be knowledgeable in etiquette and protocol and have experience in the delivery of a discreet, confidential and unobtrusive service.
The yacht will house a collection of fine art, antiques and objects d’art and it is therefore imperative that the successful candidate be fully conversant in the care of these artefacts, fine silver, crystal, china, cigars and wine.
The candidate will act as Deputy to the Chief Stewardess (Head of Interior) and, when required, lead the service team on board this magnificent yacht. Exceptional organisational and team management skills are essential.
In addition, you may be required to assist the Chief Stewardess / Purser to maintain budgets, inventories, stock control records, deal with provisioning and, when required, deputise responsibility for the interior management of this remarkable yacht.
We seek a co-operative team player, somebody who is able to train junior staff and who takes pleasure in teaching by example with professionalism so that crew members with lesser skills can, with the correct assistance and encouragement, come to the forefront and shine.
There is no room on this yacht for big egos or any form of disruptive mannerism. A team orientated mind set, cooperative nature and a can-do attitude are a must.
Compliance with a team structure and the captain’s command, together with an ability to cooperate and complement the Chief Stewardess and Head Chef is fundamental, as is an ability to work alongside other crew members.
Our Captain is highly thought of in the yachting industry and will be bringing with him to the vessel an established team with which he has worked successfully for up to 15 years. The successful candidate will need to integrate seamlessly with the team on board.
Negotiable salary package depending on experience and background of the successful applicant, but circa EU 6,000 per month. (HU3779)
Holland Park, London
CHIEF OF STAFF/ SENIOR HOUSEHOLD MANAGER
We are looking for a highly experienced Chief of Staff/Household Manager who has the ability to run and manage a new and busy team of housekeepers, chefs, nannies and drivers for a long-standing client of ours. The family currently live off High Street Kensington but shall be moving into a newly built house in the new year. You will be expected along with the other staff to oversee the move.
The overall running of the residence, both inside and outside will all fall under your control.
A junior house manager will be recruited in the new year to assist.
Offering a TOP salary package for the right, highly experienced person, with a long-term track record in a similar position. (HU3671)
Holland Park, London
Essential Requirements: Previous private house experience or yacht experience, Service skills, Organised, Flexible
A daily butler is required for a family of five based in Holland Park. There are three young children so essential that you are child friendly.
This is a fully staffed residence, so it is vital that you are a team player and willing to work in a varied role.
The main duties will consist of general butler responsibilities including
This is a rota position, working one week on, one week from 9am – 9pm. Salary circa £50,000 based on experience (HU3777)
Essential Requirements: Previous Butler Experience, Staff Management Experience, Wardrobe management, Strong Attention to Detail
New position for an experienced butler to work for a private client at their Estate based in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a formal household.
It is essential that you have previous experience working in a similar role.
Duties will include
We seek a flexible and discrete candidate with previous experience for this role. You should have strong organizational and communication skills with the ability to effectively prioritize and multitask.
4-day working week, 12-hour shift; working either Sunday-Wednesday or Wednesday through Saturday. Salary in the region of $120,000 gross per annum, health insurance and 401k options. (HU3787)
St Mortiz, Switzerland
DOMESTIC COUPLE – BUTLER-HOUSEKEEPER-FAMILY COOK-DRIVER
ST Moritz -Switzerland
Essential Requirements – Long term formal household experience. Self-sufficient, proactive, flexible and used to high end service.
A couple who would enjoy the mountains year-round and enjoy the peace and quiet throughout the year and then busy times when the clients are in residence in Winter months. As this is Switzerland, language skills will be very well received, English, Italian, German and especially Spanish, as a number of existing staff at other properties speak Spanish.
Domestic Couple, for a formal household in Switzerland. The property is substantial, with 15 bedrooms and is to be maintained to the highest standards at all times, but the family are only in residence for a few weeks a year, predominantly in the winter and occasionally in summer. There will be long periods of time that are substantially quieter than others, you will need to be pro-active, during quiet times but expected to be available, ‘as required’; when the family are in residence. During busier times, additional staff will be brought in to help. There is a large element of security to the role, so you must be willing to make a home at the property year-round, unless for your holidays and with prior arrangements with the principals. The family has 3 dogs which travel with them and 3 teenage children.
Duties will include and are interchangeable, but are not limited to:
Salary negotiable depending on previous experience. One-month annual leave per annum which cannot be taken during Christmas period.
Accommodation will be provided- one bedroom apartment, private and self-contained within the main house. Uniform provided. Sorry no pets or dependents. (HU3788)
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR CO-AGENT - SHE'S IN SWITZERLAND
Henley - on - Thames
Butler / House -Person / Head housekeeper / Family cook
Essential Requirements: Strictly Non-Smokers, IT Literate, Capable of formal and informal service. Previous experience in UHNW residence. Capable to manage a small team. Ideally both to drive.
Lovely new position for a dedicated and flexible, experienced domestic couple to work as part of a team taking care of this beautiful Estate near Henley on Thames.
You will need to have previous experience in taking care of the interior of a private household. This property is a combination of both formal and informal service, with great attention to detail and high standards at all times.
The Estate is fully staffed and the couple must have a flexible and positive attitude and enjoy working as part of a team. The residence is occupied half of the year mainly Spring through the summer, the main house has 9 bedrooms and there are 3 guest cottages.
The head housekeeper will ideally have previous experience overseeing a small cleaning/housekeeping team.
Duties will include:
(Chef available for formal gatherings or parties)
The working week is 5 days out of 7 on a rota, weekend working will be required especially when the principals are in residence. An average of 8 hours per day with any additional hours take in lieu.
Salary circa £60-65,000 Gross per annum depending on experience. Beautiful new 2-bedroom apartment provided. Strictly non-smokers and previous large household experience essential. Sorry no dependant children. Driver essential. (HU3561)
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 October / November, 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. ON HOLD (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. Live -out. (HU3714) ON HOLD
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)