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)
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)