Alton - Hampshire
A beautiful country house and estate in Rural Hampshire requires a self sufficient, experienced domestic couple to manage the day to day running of a 7 bedroom property with outbuildings and cottages set within numerous acres of gardens, paddocks, grounds and let farmland. The family are in residence only part of the year and the rest of the time abroad. The role requires a practical, hands on approach and will suit very well organised and efficient candidates with a very strong work ethic. An interest and willingness to assist with basic horse care occasionally would be preferred, although a groom is employed.
A full time gardener and part time cleaner are also employed.
House Manager duties:
Salary circa £60,000 Gross per annum depending on experience and skills, 5 day working week but with flexibility when the owners are in residence. You may be required to work longer hours when the family are in residence and any extra time will be taken back in lieu when they are absent. 2 bedroom cottage in the grounds will be available. Both must drive and strictly Non Smokers, fluent English and excellent references required.
A fantastic new position based in Saudi Arabia with extensive worldwide 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 thus should have excellent F&B skills as well as wardrobe management.
We are looking for a highly professional and experienced House Manager for a family who live close to High Street Kensington. This is a very busy role for someone who is highly organised, efficient, has an eye for detail and strong communication skills. This is a family of 5 with a fully staffed household which include, PA’s, chefs, housekeepers, drivers and nannies.
You will be responsible for overseeing the smooth running of the household and liaising with all household staff with exception of the nannies. Additionally, we require a candidate that is comfortable cooking when the chef is off.
This is a daily position working 5 days a week 12 hours a day. Flexibility is needed. Occasional travel required with the family, including on their yacht, thus you must have good sea legs. The family are looking for someone who can show longevity in previous positions and is looking for a long term role.
Previous private house experience is essential along with a complete understanding of the importance of protocol, etiquette and discretion. Fluent English. Non-smokers. Top salary for an experienced candidate. ASAP start.
South of France
Large private Estate with 2 separate properties ( 2 separate owners) requires an energetic, proactive House Manager to manage the 2 properties. You must be completely hands on but also capable of the staff management and organisation of the properties.
Full time, long term housekeeping staff are in post and additional staff are available during the season. The season starts around Easter and ends towards the end of September, with the peak season of July and August absolutely full on with family and guests in residence. November to April is very quiet which is when any refurbishment, projects or maintenance is undertaken. Driver essential and strictly Non Smokers.
TOP Salary negotiable depending on previous experience. Accommodation provided. Sorry no dependants, ideally no pets, although a small well behaved dog may be considered.
To manage and run 2 properties in Qatar (one currently in full time use and the other being built) including reporting maintenance issues, overseeing the resident household staff, outside cleaning staff, general housekeeping, laundry and butler staff and heads of department.
The Palace Manager holds responsibility of ensuring all hospitality related services are delivered in an elevated, professional and fitting manner to the Principals and their guests.
The Palace Manager shall have the:
South of France
Large private Estate with 2 separate properties ( 2 separate owners) requires an energetic, pro active couple to manage the 2 properties. You must be completely hands on but also capable of the staff management and organisation of the properties.
Full time, long term housekeeping staff are in post and additional staff are available during the season. The season starts around Easter and ends towards the end of September, with the peak season of July and August absolutely full on with family and guests in residence. November to April is very quiet which is when any refurbishment, projects or maintenance is undertaken.
The chef needs to be capable of good fresh Mediterranean cuisine for large numbers, during the season breakfast, lunch and dinners for up to 35 people. You will be responsible for menu planning, provisioning, stock control and overall care of the kitchen. During the season, additional visiting staff are available to assist.
The house manager MUST speak French. Both of the couple must drive and strictly non-smokers.
TOP Salary negotiable depending on previous experience. Accommodation provided, a small 2 bedroom apartment.
Sorry no dependants, ideally no pets, although a small well behaved dog may be considered.
GENERAL MANAGER – LUXURY ESTATE
In the Middle East
with above average tax-free salary package and excellent benefits.
We are looking for candidates with a superior background as a GM in a 5* International Hotel chain, (Leading Hotels of the World, or similar level,) with a minimum 5 years’ experience, or in a high-end luxury environment, with a significant private real estate portfolio and/or within Royal/Presidential households.
Candidates need to have experience in pre-opening phases and set-up along with a wide range of operation involvement together with an excellent understanding of true Luxury concept. You must have worked in at least 3 different countries, including Europe and be comfortable in dealing with UHNW individuals, VVIP's and Diplomats as well as their family offices.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Overseeing a large private luxury property in the Middle East, you will have the responsibility to oversee, coordinate and direct all aspects of the activities of the property. You will ensure that all hospitality related services are delivered in an elevated, professional and fitting manner.
- Responsible for a large number of staff from varied nationalities
- Planning, organising and directing all operations and services, including
Food & Beverage (Production and Service), Housekeeping & Laundry,
Health & Safety, along with Food Hygiene, Guest Reception and Handling,
and Maintenance, including Landscaping
- Overseeing Human Resources
- Overseeing purchases required for the Property
- Maintaining inventory and stock control on all items in the Property
- Maintaining a budgetary plan, keeping accounts of all purchases and
- Overseeing contractors and other companies that are involved in any
work on the Property
Skills & Abilities:
- Experience in calculating and preparing operating budgets
- Experience of large scale operations
- Ability to write reports and procedures
- Leadership skills and capable of delegating tasks and motivating a large
- Detailed knowledge of purchasing, ordering, receiving, costing and
- An eye for detail and creativity to provide the best experience to guests
- Female or Male
- Fluent in English (spoken & written)
- Other languages would be a great plus
- Non-smoker preferred
- No visible tattoos
- Minimum 4-year Management or Leadership degree in Hospitality
- Proficiency in MS Office Applications
WELL ABOVE AVERAGE, TAX-FREE SALARY
RETURN FLIGHTS HOME
EXCELLENT ACCOMMODATION ALLOWANCE
2 MONTHS ANNUAL LEAVE
12-MONTH RENEWABLE CONTRACT
HOUSEHOLD MANAGER/ HEAD HOUSEKEEPER
Fabulous opportunity for a Hands on Household Manager/Head House person to run and monitor this 10 bedroom, 7 reception room former Royal Hunting Lodge, set in 25 acres - the summer residence of long term Hutchinson's clients, who own other worldwide residences.
This stunningly restored property boasts 20,000 Sq. ft. accommodation together with 4 cottages, a pool, pool room, Jacuzzi and gym + cellar, equestrian complex and snooker room. The whole property is set in fabulous grounds and includes a Victorian Walled garden and a Tuscan Garden with extensive woodlands.
We seek an applicant who has polish and style, who is able to run this property (closed up for much of the year) in a totally hands on manner, working alongside the cleaner, assisting with housekeeping and laundry and who can also assist the butler with front of house and service duties and act as a Personal Assistant when the family are in residence during July and August. She/he needs to also be a PA, but still willing to roll up her/his sleeves. A Chef is employed, and seasonal staff will also be employed to assist, together with a full-time Head Gardener/Estate Manager. Start as soon as possible. The current, long service travelling household manager will be there for the first two weeks with the new candidate. Candidate can be single or married, (without children.) Partner to follow own occupation. Dogs would not be welcome, however, cats would. TOP salary and lots of time off, however you would be expected to work on a 7 day a week basis when the clients are in residence. One of the gorgeous 4 cottages available for accommodation. Excellent references are required. Circa £45-50k gross per annum all found.