Ireland, Caribbean, Europe
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
Butler -House-Person – Head Housekeeper
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 to 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:
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 60,000 Gross per annum depending on experience. 2 bedroom apartment provided.
County Dublin-Southern Ireland
COUNTY DUBLIN - SOUTHERN IRELAND HOUSEHOLD MANAGER RESIDENTIAL POST FOR AN 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 three 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, two 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
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:
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. Driving license essential (HU3356) ON HOLD
HOUSEHOLD MANAGER/BUTLER/PERSON FRIDAY-MILAN -ITALY
A superb position for an experienced Household Manager/Butler who must have skills in running and managing a beautiful home. This is a large apartment in central Milan, working for a newly married entrepreneur.
You must be able to demonstrate longevity in previous positions and have a flexible approach to your work.
This is a highly recommended vacancy, for a Principal whose family have been Hutchinsons' clients 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 housekeeping staff, as part of a team is essential and while the maids deal 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. (HU3625) ON HOLD
Country household requires an experienced Butler to work alongside the Head Butler and deliver a high level of service for a VIP family living in Gloucestershire. This post will suit a person with experience in private service, preferably ex-Buckingham Palace. The family reside in a clean and healthy environment. Duties and responsibilities include setting table & serving at meals, being able to clean silver, answer the telephone, and take detailed messages, greet guests and/or visitors etc. You may assist in the care of a gentlemen’s wardrobe. You must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to interact and communicate with housekeepers, chefs and security and be able to report daily activities to the Head Butler and Household Manager. Flexibility is essential. Good administrative and computer skills required. The family is well known for their fabulous entertaining and you will assist at special events, shoot season, including serving and helping in co-coordinating activities for special events. Also, must be able to ensure that all silver, china, linens, and crystal items are clean and ready for events. You will need to be an immaculately presented, articulate and charismatic person with enthusiasm. Salary negotiable. Non-smoker, driver essential. Accommodation provided. (HU3328)
Virginia Water, Surrey
VIRGINIA WATER SURREY
We are looking for a very experienced private residence experienced butler and household manager with superb references and an excellent background of running UHNW homes and managing a full staff. You should also have excellent front of house, food and beverage and butler service skills. A full staff is employed, and you would be required to work closely with the lady of the house, running the property, dealing with payment of household accounts, provisioning, keeping inventory and stock control records, household accounts and staff rota records. There are 4 in the family. Both the lady of the house and the Principal are business people with busy lifestyles and there are two teenage boys. During Covid-19, the family have obviously not been entertaining, but once the virus situation becomes less of an issue, there are normally regular functions for Madame’s charity foundations and business lunches and dinners. You should be able also to assist the boys when their parents are away on business and be comfortable around children. We are looking for applicants who have a proven track record of running a large family home and who have first-class hands-on butler service skills. There is use of a bedroom and bathroom suite within the staff house, which is shared with the Chef. Top salary for the right person. (HU3644)
BUTLER/HOUSE MANAGER (RUSSIAN SPEAKER ESSENTIAL)
HAMPSTEAD, NORTH LONDON
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 driver is preferred, although this is not essential. RUSSIAN SPEAKER is essential. Live out. TOP Salary negotiable based on experience (HU3649)
House Manager/Head Butler Monaco – Live out
An HNW family with four children is looking for a House Manager for their new Monaco residence fluent in English and French. This experienced House Manager will need to have already setup homes and worked for a family with young children for quite a few years, where he or she implemented a structured management of the household, oversaw and led a varied team and set high standards for all to follow. The role requires someone who is a good leader, structured and versed in planning and organising, pro-active and flexible. Able to organise events for certain special occasions, capable of keeping accounts, managing staff planning as well as inventories, socks and purchasing. Excellent front of house and service skills. Independent, and experienced, solution finder, able to deal with last minute requests. It is essential that the person be multiple steps ahead in the management of the household and coordination of the family’s day to day. You must maintain confidentiality at all times and be able to handle various tasks simultaneously while remaining calm and in control in highly demanding situations. Being the main point of contact for the family with regards to the execution of their day you will coordinate with the Personal Assistant and the team in and out of the house.
Be ready to travel with the family as well as being involved in overseeing other households worldwide.
Duties and Responsibilities can be described as follows (non-exhaustive)
This is a live out role, available immediately and ideally we seek a candidate already based in or near Monaco. It would be a great bonus if you know and had worked in London in the past, but not essential.
Top Salary for the right person. Immediate or soon start required. (HU3651)
An HNW family with four children is looking for a Butler fluent in English and French to complement a team in their new Monaco residence. This experienced Butler will need to have already participated in the setup of homes and worked for a family with young children for quite a few years. The role requires someone who is independent, structured and a highly effective and professional, reactive to change, proactive and flexible.
You must maintain confidentiality at all times and be able to handle various tasks simultaneously while remaining calm and in control in highly demanding situations.
Be ready to travel with the family and in other households worldwide.
Duties and Responsibilities can be described as follows (non-exhaustive)
purchases, ensuring these are added to inventory and can be traced checking them for quality and physical condition.
This is a live-out position. Excellent references, drivers licence required. Salary negotiable based on experience. (HU3652)