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Butler/House Manager/Cook

London

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
N/A

Salary:
Circa £37,500 based on experience

Job Ref:
HU3666

Job Categories:
Butler Jobs, Cook Jobs, Household Manager Jobs
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Butler/House Manager/Cook
Chelsea, London
 

  • Skills: Technology minded – Service – Cooking - Organisation
  • Contract: Full time: Monday to Friday occasional flexibility on weekends
  • Salary: Based on experience in the region of £37,500
  • Location: London + flexibility to travel (mostly EU)
  • Languages: English required, French is a plus
  • Type: Live-out

European businessman living in London requires an energetic organized household manager to manage the London Flat and is capable of formal front of house duties. For this Flat, located in the center of Chelsea, you will be able to take on the total running of the residence. You will work mostly alone except for a housekeeper who comes a few hours per day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. There will be some travel involved although the main aspect of the job is the daily running of the London residence in all its aspects. You will undertake local shopping for the household, occasional driving for the general day to day running of the home(s) is essential. You must be well organized, self-sufficient and duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Ensuring food, groceries, and medication levels in the house are maintained, as per a detailed schedule/ Inventory supplies.
  • Running personal errands and shopping, as requested.
  • Ordering household items, as required
  • Coordinating with external suppliers such as dry cleaning/ ironing service, butcher, and drinks.
  • Ensuring all aspects of the house are in order; arranging contractors to undertake household maintenance as necessary. (Contractors already in place, a list of trusted contractors/ contacts will be provided)
  • Coordinating travel arrangements together with concierge service and preparation for travel to other international properties.
  • Effectively managing household accounts. Credit card / Petty cash.
  • Cooking (Breakfast + preparing healthy dishes for dinner)
  • Ensuring the house is always in top condition for an unexpected arrival when traveling
  • Further developing process manuals (has been started by former house manager so you will start with well-documented processes and instruction manuals)

This is a fast-moving household with high standards and you will be required to ensure the Principal has all 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 and formal Front of House duties, and fulfilling any ad hoc requests from the boss.  (HU3666)  ON HOLD 

Chalet Intendant - ALPS

ALPS

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
N/A

Salary:
Circa 95,000 Euros per annum

Job Ref:
HU3664

Job Categories:
Chalet Intendant Jobs, Chalet Staff Jobs, Driver Jobs, Household Manager Jobs, Maintenance Person Jobs
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Chalet Intendant  - ALPS
We are seeking an experienced Intendant to take care of the overall running and care of a large, high profile clients’ Chalet.  The current employee has been in post for 20 years and will retire after a handing over period with the new Intendant.  Normally the family use the chalet for 2-3 months during the ski season and occasional short visits.  At this time, a full additional staff are brought in to work alongside the Intendant.  

Profile
You are a person who is able to operate in and around wealth, with a strict sense of privacy towards the principal and their environment. You manage a private alpine residence and therefore are in charge of its upkeeping, safety and maintenance throughout the seasons. You are a hands-on person who is not afraid of manual work. You are required to manage a strict budget and reduce costs when asked. 
You are a person that goes above and beyond providing for the principals. 
You are fluent in English and in French or German. 
The position reports to the residence manager and to the principal’s overall properties manager. 
Conditions
The position requires a good physical condition as there is a substantial amount of physical work.No accommodation is provided, but lodging will be taken care of when presence is required occasionally in other locations. No car is provided but a driving license is a must. Salary circa 95,000 Euros per annum plus bonus.  An EU passport holder is essential.

List of tasks and responsibilities
Chalet interior

  • You are responsible for the general cleanliness of the chalet at all times throughout the year.
  • Liaising and negotiating with contractors for interior works and maintenance needs. 
  • When the chalet is in use by the principal: support the house team with service, cleaning, provisioning, delivery and pick up of the dry cleaning, orders.
  • In charge of meal service for the principals on some occasions experience, ideal but not essential.
  • Receiving parcels/mail, logging it in the logbook and dispatching it
  • Manage functioning of the pool, its cleanliness, and the water quality by sending samples to the laboratory.
  • Stocking and managing items in fridges and dry goods storage as well as liquor and wine inventory in liaison with the Residence manager.
  • Preparation and participation with the logistics of events
  • Manage inventories
  • Being available, when requested by the head of security to drive/pick up family members when requested
  • Obtain knowledge of the local area, essential providers in the region and important places of interest (hotels, restaurants, shops…). Create a network of people in these fields.
  • Ensure the sport equipment is up to standard.  (Skis, snowshoes, ice hockey equipment, tennis balls, tennis rackets, bicycles, bikes)
  •  Supervise general maintenance and cleanliness of office building in the village• A couple of weeks per year will be dedicated to supporting the house staff in other residences 

Chalet exterior 
• Seasonal related upkeep of the exterior grounds.

o Snow clearance in the winter months 

o Lawn, trees, lake upkeep in the summer 

• Yearly drainage of the lake followed by a thorough clean.

• Clearing/cleaning & setting up all terraces when weather allows. 

o Making sure the heating system is operational. 

• Clear snow from all parking areas on the property 

• Make sure all pathways and car access are free of snow and safe  

• Ensure all vehicles are clean, tanks filled, and the yearly technical maintenances done

• Handy skills put to practice (fixing, building, repairing…)

• Oversee seasonal refurbishment, building or maintenance projects

 

Your values:

  • Able to work responsibly on your own for long periods of time and be a trustworthy team player
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Gain trust and develop professional relationships with all family members
  • Remain calm and professional in all situations
  • Be able to multitask & be comfortable with all types of requests
  • Identify areas that require improvement and suggest solutions
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of initiative
  • Problem solver with a can-do attitude
  • Physically strong fit as there is heavy work involved.

(HU3664)

 

House Manager

County Dublin-Southern Ireland

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Separate 2-bedroom apartment provided

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3356

Job Categories:
Butler Jobs, Household Manager Jobs, Live In Jobs
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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

  • Recruiting, training and supervision of the household employees, creating operation manuals
  • Research and negotiation with vendors, contractors, maintenance providers.
  • Creating data base systems for each property and extensive, detailed photographic inventories.
  • Diary, travel management and event planning.
  • Sourcing and setting up of residences for high end rentals.

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:

  • Ensuring the overall smooth running of a busy household on a daily basis, with responsibility for the training and supervision of domestic staff, including full-time Head Housekeeper, Housekeeper, Daily Cleaner and a part time Laundress.
  • Ensuring food, groceries and medication levels in house are maintained, as per a detailed schedule/ Inventory supplies.
  • Running personal errands and shopping for the family, as requested.
  • Ordering household items, as required
  • Overseeing weekly flower orders.
  • Coordinating with external suppliers such as dry cleaning/ Linen ironing service, butcher and drinks.
  • Ensuring all aspects of the house are in order; arranging contractors to undertake household maintenance as necessary.
  • Coordinating travel arrangements and preparation for travel to other international properties.
  • Compilation of records, maintenance and updating of household manual and Inventories. 
  • Effectively managing household accounts. Credit card / Petty cash.

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 

 

 

House Manager

Saint -Tropez

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Provided

Salary:
Negotiable

Job Ref:
HU3657

Job Categories:
Butler Jobs, Household Manager Jobs, Live In Jobs
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House Manager 
Saint -Tropez

A highly recommended position for clients whose staff stay with them for many years.   An experienced, dynamic, and forward thinking, flexible House Manager required to oversee and manage the smooth running of a fully staffed, large (9-10 bedroom) property in St. Tropez.   There will be various tasks required for this position and thus we require a flexible, hands-on, self-sufficient candidate for the job.  It is essential that you have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a similar capacity within a private residence.   You should have strong managerial skills and the ability to communicate effectively.   You will be responsible for ensuring the property is maintained to a very highly immaculate standard.   Duties will include staff management, managing all administrative duties including budgets, inventory, expenses, scheduling, overseeing construction projects etc.   There will also be hands on tasks, include service skills, front of house duties, occasional chauffeuring duties etc., thus essential you must be happy to work in both a managerial and hands-on capacity. Candidates should be energetic, loyal and trustworthy, with a “Can Do” attitude. 

This is a part-residence that is used primarily during the summer months, by a high profile UHNW family of five. When in residence (Normally 3 months annually,) the hours will be longer, with time off in lieu.   When the family are not in residence the role will be shorter hours.  Driver essential.  Non-smoker.   Fluent English and French required. Minimum of 5 years in previous position required.   Salary negotiable based on experience together with French Contract and various benefits.   This position can be live in or live out.   (HU3657)  ON HOLD

HOUSE MANAGER/ BUTLER/ PERSONAL ASSISTANT/ COMPANION

Saudi Arabia

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
Excellent accommodation provided

Salary:
£40,000

Job Ref:
HU3226

Job Categories:
Butler Jobs, Household Manager Jobs, Live In Jobs, Personal Assistant Jobs
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Saudi Arabia - House Manager/Butler/Personal Assistant/Companion

A fantastic new position based in Saudi Arabia with occasional travel.  We require a self-sufficient, flexible, professional, and discreet candidate for this role. 

Duties will vary and will include overseeing and ensuring the smooth running of the Principal’s main residence, managing a team of staff, administrative tasks such as: diary management, bookings, budgeting, etc. 

In addition, you will be required to provide full butler/valet service and you should have excellent F&B service skills as well as wardrobe management.  Our client requires a top calibre candidate who has worked in a similar role previously.   Discretion and dedication are essential.  Driver essential.

Excellent accommodation provided; salary circa £40,000. (HU3226)

RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER /ASSISTANT HOUSEMANAGER

Barnet, Hertfordshire

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
A private spacious 1-bedroom flat is provided within the Main House.

Salary:
Negotiable based on experience

Job Ref:
HU3630

Job Categories:
Household Manager Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs
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BARNET, HERTFORDSHIRE- RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER /ASSISTANT HOUSEMANAGER  for  privately-owned Palladian Mansion, located just outside Barnet and set in 250 acres of parkland.  The house is used both as a private residence and let out for both filming and private corporate events. We are looking for an experienced hands-on assistant house manager/housekeeper to join our small and friendly team. Reporting to the General Manager, you will be responsible for the day to day running of the house along with housekeeping duties, house administration and managing a small team of staff.  The successful applicant will come from a house management or housekeeping background and will be able to demonstrate a flexible approach and excellent attention to detail. In addition, you must be computer literate (Excel, Outlook, Word) and competent with technology, including telephone and security alarm systems.

 Key responsibilities include:

  1. To be responsible for the security of the house and to ensure a member of staff is on duty in the house 24/7.
  2. To oversee the operation and arrange routine maintenance of the alarm system and ensure it is set as required.
  3. To oversee and arrange routine maintenance of the fire protection system.
  4. To oversee and monitor usage of the phone system.
  5. To deal with house administration, via phone, email and letter.
  6. Arrange the house staff rota to ensure there is cover at all times.
  7. To keep an accurate record of petty cash expenditure and add to the monthly accounting spreadsheet.
  8. Ensuring that all areas of the house are clean and free of dust on a daily basis.
  9. Cleaning/care of antique furniture and paintings. Advise General Manager of any items requiring specific attention or repair.
  10. Making sure all bedrooms are kept clean and tidy and beds are made.
  11. Ensuring all private and communal bathrooms/lavatories are kept clean and that high levels of hygiene are maintained.
  12. Making sure that all general medicines/First Aid kits are kept stocked and within their ‘use by’ dates.
  13. Checking all cleaning supplies are kept stocked, maintaining a stock list and advising if anything needs to be purchased.
  14. Care and basic maintenance of all cleaning and laundry equipment and areas. Report any issues to the General Manager/Houseman
  15. Care and cleaning of silverware/brass using the correct methods as requested.
  16. Laundering of clothes and bed linen.
  17. Dealing with any contractors, workmen or visitors as required.
  18. Working with other staff members to ensure that security within the house and grounds is maintained.
  19. Work weekends and occasional Bank Holidays as required.
  20. Overseeing any temporary housekeeping staff.
  21. Laying the table.
  22. Service at dinner parties as requested.
  23. Service of meals/snacks/refreshments as requested.
  24. Wear appropriate clothing for various duties.

Hours of Work:

  • From 9am to approx. 5pm, when the owners are not in residence but flexible for longer hours when they are.
  • Generally, the Housekeeper will be required to work 5 days a week, and most weekends. Wednesday and Thursday will be the two days off each week.

 Accommodation:

  • A private spacious 1-bedroom flat is provided within the Main House.
  • All services are provided for with the exception of phone calls.

SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A HANDS-ON HOUSEKEEPING ROLE WORKING AS PART OF A SMALL TEAM. SPEAK EXCELLENT ENGLISH, BE VERY WELL PRESENTED, STRICTLY NON-SMOKER & DRIVER ESSENTIAL. (HU3630)