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
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
County Dublin-Southern Ireland
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
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. UK or EU Passport and full driving license essential (HU3356)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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 MANAGEMENT COUPLE
Cook-Head Housekeeper- Butler-Driver-Security
Duties are interchangeable
Large country house close to Chipping Norton – refurbished after a 2 ½ -year building project. This is the primary residence of a family of 5 which included 3 teenage children and family dog. The principals however do spend 2 days each week in London.
An experienced domestic couple is required, a couple who work well together and fulfil the duties as described between them. The housekeeper will have the support of a daily who works 3 days each week. A full gardening team is also employed.
Duties will therefore include, cooking for both the family and to dinner party standard for more formal gatherings of up to 14 people. Regularly at weekends the principals enjoy entertaining with Sunday lunches, informal lunch & supper parties. A keen cook, who enjoys fresh healthy and balanced varied International cuisine, capable to follow new recipes and so an enthusiastic cook who enjoys entertaining as well as family cooking.
Housekeeper will be hands on, with excellent laundry skills, but also capable to oversee the daily housekeeper and deal with flowers, turn down and care of the guests.
Front of house skills to include laying of tables, service, greeting guests, serving drinks, laying fires and ability to assist with any heavier cleaning. There will be some local driving, airport runs, and station pickups, occasionally you may be asked to drive to London too. You will care for the cars ensure they are clean, valeted and paperwork is in place.
SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE, Accommodation provided 2-bedroom self-contained apartment, no children can be accommodated but a well-behaved small dog is welcome. Strictly Non-Smokers and excellent references required. Ideally both should drive. 2 days off each week usually Tuesday and Wednesday (HU3607)
HIGHGATE, N6 RESIDENTIAL COUPLE- COOK/CHEF LIGHT HOUSEKEEPER AND HOUSEPERSON/DRIVER/BUTLER/MAINTENANCE PERSON.
Long Term Hutchinson’s client with a very large, high tech and modern apartment in Highgate is looking for a really good Cook/Chef to assist in very light housekeeping duties and laundry. A daily housekeeper of many years is employed. The client travels a great deal. This lady is looking for an experienced cook who is familiar with gluten and dairy free diets and duties will include, shopping, provisioning, taking total care of the kitchen and producing a very good level of simple, but well-cooked and nicely presented dishes, using fresh, seasonal ingredients to dinner party standard. You will be required to care for the kitchen to an immaculate standard.
Partner to undertake the total running and maintenance of the home to very high standards, be self-sufficient and pro-active with dealing with contractors and deliveries etc. In addition, a safe and experienced driver, able to deal with the fleet management of the vehicles, deal with the audio visual, security and other high tech equipment in the house and a good DIY person, who can replace light bulbs and keep the place in working order, knowing when to call in a contractor. You will also be responsible for caring for the roof garden, sweeping balconies etc. and serving drinks and dinner at informal dinner gatherings. There is a separate staff large two-bedroom apartment, sitting room and kitchen close by for the couples’ use. The apartment is fully furnished, and all utilities paid. Usually 11/2 days off Saturday afternoons and Sundays, when the client is in residence and then all weekends when she is away. The working hours will be approx. 9-6pm, unless a dinner party is planned and then time off in lieu to be taken. Excellent salary negotiable for the right person. ASAP START (HU3572)
Butler -houseman – Head housekeeper-family cook
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:
(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 £60,000 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)
Virginia Water, Surrey
Housekeeper with Service Skills
Virginia Water, Surrey
Live in or Live out
A highly professional and experienced housekeeper is required for a family of four, with two children who are at boarding school during the week based in a large 5 -bedroom property in Virginia Water, Surrey. We require a housekeeper who is meticulous with great attention to detail. You will be responsible for the day to day cleaning, including dusting, hoovering, and general housekeeping. You will also be required to manage the laundry and ironing as well as assist with the children’s wardrobe. This is a large property with 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, drawing room, family room as well as a large pool, gym, and spa, thus an energetic and self-motivated candidate is essential for this role. Additionally, we require a candidate with service skills who can work in a front of house role, meeting and greeting guests, serving at table, assisting the chef with service, etc.
It is essential that you are pet friendly as the family have four dogs (one medium size and 3 small) and you will be required to assist with pet care, especially when the family are away.
There is another daily housekeeper employed as well as a chef and gardener, so teamwork is a must. Previous private house experience is essential along with longevity in previous roles. All found separate accommodation provided. Driver essential. 5-day working week, Tuesday to Saturday (working hours will vary between 10am and 9pm, but a long break during the day is encouraged). Negotiable salary based on experience. (HU3621)