Cape Town, South Africa
SEASONAL RESIDENTIAL BUTLER / HEAD HOUSEKEEPER
NOORDHOEK, SOUTH AFRICA
NOVEMBER – APRIL 2024
Essential Requirements: Previous private house experience, staff management, front of house, confident driver, dog lover
Seeking an exceptional Butler for a season, live in at a privately owned residence, with fabulous gardens and extensive grounds, set high up in the mountains with ocean views.
The residence consists of a beautifully renovated main house with 3 guest houses. There are about 12 garden staff including a Head gardener, as well as a house manager and two housekeepers. Seasonal staff contracted in as extras as and when needed including a private chef.
The position is uniformed & hands-on, and while it is a more senior post with a focus on service, assisting the housekeepers in a hands-on manner is also required.
The ability to set up and serve a table is paramount with good attention to detail. The requirement to serve drinks and canapés as well as being attentive but discreet to their guests is also important.
You should have excellent Personal Assistant skills and be computer literate, able to submit recons at the end of the month in Excel to the accountant.
Ideally you must have a valid driver’s licence, own car is not required as there is a company car available for work related chores.
Being a dog lover is essential.
Negotiable salary with a 1-bedroom cottage on site included for the duration of the contract only – regret no dependents. STRICTLY NON-SMOKING POST. FULL BACKGROUND CHECK TO BE CARRIED OUT AND REFERENCES CHECKED. (HU3894)
KENSINGTON, LONDON W8
SENIOR HEAD HOUSEKEEPER - LIVE OUT
KENSINGTON, LONDON W8
Part residence property.
9.30am to 5.30pm – 5 days
Essential Requirements: Previous UHNW Household experience. Proven staff management skills, with excellent time management. Highest attention to detail, health and safety and security aware. Longevity in previous similar positions. Impeccable housekeeping skills. Good communication skills. Immaculate presentation. Flexible and adaptable to work longer hours when the principal is in residence.
We are seeking a very experienced Head Housekeeper, preferably with previous experience of managing a private household team of 4-6 cleaners/housekeepers and laundress. There are 3 properties, 2 main houses in Kensington of approx. 25,000 sq ft and a smaller property in North London, all owned by the principal who is only in residence 3-4 months over the year.
The head housekeeper will oversee the day-to-day operations of the residence and manage the team of cleaners/housekeepers to ensure all 3 residences are routinely maintained and well cared for, enabling uniformity over all 3 properties.
Duties will include but not limited to:
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. The principal always travels with a large travelling team of staff and has multiple homes throughout Europe and Internationally.
Occasional formal and informal events may take place within the grounds of the main residence, and you should be able to assist the Estate Manager 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 4-6 housekeepers, assisting, training, and guiding as required. Previous longevity working as head Housekeeper in a similar household is required for this position.
Salary negotiable depending on experience (HU3931)