ESTATE/HOUSEHOLD MANAGER -LIVE OUT
Part residence property.
KENSINGTON -LONDON W8
Essential Requirements – Previous UHNW Household experience. Proven staff management skills.
Strong front of house and service skills. Good communication skills. Immaculate presentation. Flexible and adaptable to work longer hours when the principal is in residence.
We are seeking a live out Estate/Household Manager with excellent staff management, administration, front of house and service skills and the ability to work closely alongside some very long-term employees, gaining knowledge in the running of this large VIP residence, setting up manuals, procedures, creating staff working descriptions and appraisals, keeping inventory and stock control records and suchlike.
As the Principal will not be in residence for more than 3 to 4 months of the year, flexibility when the family is in residence is needed, though normal working hours are 9.30am-5.30pm Monday to Friday.
When the Principal is not in residence, you will also be required to oversee the care of 2 or 3 other London residences.
Occasional formal and informal events may take place within the grounds of the residence, and you should be able to organise, plan and execute these to ensure the smooth running of the function.
All household technical care is dealt with by personnel in the Family Office, based in Mayfair.
Flair, elegance, and an eye for detail required for this lovely position which is being newly created.
Must have the ability to work alongside and manage 8-10 members of staff, assisting, training, and guiding as required. Previous longevity (ideally 6 years with one employer) working as an Estate Manager is required for this position.
Salary in the region of £60,000 to £70,000 Gross per annum. (HU3892)
Nr Stowmarket, Suffolk
RESIDENTIAL DOMESTIC COUPLE
ESTATE MANAGER & HOUSEKEEPER
Nr Stowmarket, Suffolk
Essential Requirements: Previous Private Estate /House Experience Required. Drivers Licence. Team Players. Long term, sound experience as an Estate Manager is essential.
Lovely position in a rural village South of Stowmarket. This beautiful estate is newly refurbished and requires an experienced domestic couple to maintain and manage the house and grounds to a very high standard. The owners are a mature couple – semi retired with no children. Most of the time only the principals will be in residence, but occasional guests will stay (on average once per month).
The main house is a Grade 2 listed -8-bedroom former rectory, with 2 guest cottages on site, an outdoor pool and tennis court in approx. 50 acres of paddocks, lawns, and formal gardens.
Whilst duties are separate the couple must work well together and have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in similar roles.
The Estate Manager will be responsible for the overall security and day to day running of the estate. You should have a practical background with good hands-on maintenance skills and be capable of property maintenance and hard landscaping. Ideally with previous qualifications of a trade or with gardening knowledge and experience.
You will be required to clean and look after the cars and garden machinery, undertaking and arranging servicing, repairs etc. You will be responsible to arrange external services i.e., window, pool, tennis court cleaning, maintain a stock of logs, lay fires, and fill log baskets, monitor oil and re-order, and manage domestic finances, place orders, and pay bills. You will manage a team of 5 staff and work closely with them. Experience of overseeing building projects would be an advantage. There will be some occasional driving duties for the principals to and from airport- station pickups, restaurants etc.
The housekeeper will be responsible for the day-to-day housekeeping of the main house with servicing of the cottages when required. You will need to supervise ad-hoc cleaners as needed. Your duties will include cleaning, bed changing, laundry, ironing, shoe cleaning, arrange dry cleaning, take deliveries, messages and oversee internal tradesmen. You should enjoy displaying cut flowers, working with the gardener to ensure good use of available flowers. You will need to arrange pantry and household supplies (principally online). Cooking is not essential to the role, but some prep/assistance may be required occasionally. Caterers will be available for any entertaining, but you will need to oversee this and assist with dinner parties and other events.
SALARY IN THE REGION OF £75 -80,000 GROSS PER ANNUM DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE.
2 DAYS OFF PER WEEK WITH ALTERNATE WEEKENDS - USE OF FURNISHED SEPARATE HIGH QUALITY 2 BED ACCOMODATION WITH UTILITIES PAID. NO DEPENDANT CHILDREN OR PETS AND STRICTLY NON-SMOKERS. BOTH MUST DRIVE. (HU3309B )