Holland Park, London
CHIEF OF STAFF/ SENIOR HOUSEHOLD MANAGER
We are looking for a highly experienced Chief of Staff/Household Manager who has the ability to run and manage a new and busy team of housekeepers, chefs, nannies and drivers for a long-standing client of ours. The family currently live off High Street Kensington but shall be moving into a newly built house in the new year. You will be expected along with the other staff to oversee the move.
The overall running of the residence, both inside and outside will all fall under your control.
A junior house manager will be recruited in the new year to assist.
Offering a TOP salary package for the right, highly experienced person, with a long-term track record in a similar position. (HU3671)
Essential Requirements: Previous Butler Experience, Staff Management Experience, Wardrobe management, Strong Attention to Detail
New position for an experienced butler to work for a private client at their Estate based in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a formal household.
It is essential that you have previous experience working in a similar role.
Duties will include
We seek a flexible and discrete candidate with previous experience for this role. You should have strong organizational and communication skills with the ability to effectively prioritize and multitask.
4-day working week, 12-hour shift; working either Sunday-Wednesday or Wednesday through Saturday. Salary in the region of $120,000 gross per annum, health insurance and 401k options. (HU3787)
HOUSE MANAGER/EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER
Essential Requirements: Previous Middle East experience preferred.
This position will suit a person with experience in a formal private household as a head/executive housekeeper or assistant manager. Supervisory experience is essential as is an excellent knowledge of housekeeping products along with knowledge of fine furniture, fabrics and finishes.
You will ensure that the household runs smoothly and quietly and that an excellent service is provided to the principals in an efficient but unobtrusive manner.
You will manage 15 staff and your duties will be broadly as follows:
SALARY PACKAGE -6 day working week
Accommodation and car provided, and meals while on duty
One month vacation a year with a return flight to home country
A tax free salary between £42,000 and £48,000 depending on experience. (HU3780)
Live in or Live out House Manager / House -Person / Driver
Essential Requirements: Previous private house experience, Excellent technical skills, hands-on, Confident Driver
An exciting position for a private family based in Somerset to manage the maintenance and upkeep of a modern 6-bedroom home (main residence) and office complex. This is a multi-faceted role that will require an all-rounder who can manage the property as well as the health / wellness facilities, manage the vehicle fleet, maintain and manage the upkeep of a smaller domestic property, equestrian facilities, an office and storage all based at the same site.
In addition to the main residence, you will be required to manage a small office complex including a warehouse and cottage that is leased. The office has a small team of staff and is located approximately 4 miles from the main residence. Duties will include the hands-on maintenance and contracts to ensure correct level of operations, weekly and monthly checks of the buildings and land, management of the cleaners, direct mail as required, weekly fire drills to meet compliance, etc.
The split would be 1-2 days at the offices and 3-4 days at the private residence.
You will be required to manage the maintenance contracts to ensure best cover for the family with minimal intrusion. You will also be responsible for managing contractors when onsite.
It is essential that you are hands-on with a strong technical background. You should have the ability to diagnose and remedy minor faults.
Additional duties will include
There is a small team of staff in place including a PA, housekeeper, handyman, labourer and gardener, so essential that you work well in a team environment. This is very much a hands-on role that requires you to have the ability to prioritise and multi-task. You should have experience working in a smart home and have a good understanding of electrics, heating, swimming pools, saunas, etc.
5-day working week, Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm. Salary circa £50,000 based on experience. (HU3758)
RESIDENTIAL HOUSE MANAGER / BUTLER
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House Experience Required, Top Butler and House Management Skills, Driver
A superb and exciting opportunity for an experienced and traditional House Manager/Butler to oversee and manage a substantial newly built Shooting Estate in Dorset. The property is currently under constructions and is due to be completed in early 2022.
We are looking for a candidate who will ideally be available to start in October / November, as you will be involved in the challenging task of all final preparations to the property; working alongside architects, interior designers, building contractors and the Estate Manager to ensure the house is set up, provisioned, working systems established, etc., and ready to receive clients and guests.
The position will require a professional and experienced candidate with previous country house experience. The property is a Shoot Estate and as such it will be advantageous if you have previously worked long-term in a similar environment.
We are looking for a strong, personable candidate who can rise to the challenge and demands of this new position and who can work effectively in a managerial role as well as a hands-on role.
We seek a candidate who has exceptional communication and organisational skills who can effectively motivate and manage a team of staff and be involved in the recruitment and training of additional household staff; both permanent and temporary as required.
Strong administrative skills will be required as you will be managing staff schedules, inventory, purchasing, budgets, etc. Top butler skills imperative; excellent front of house experience along with being comfortable in both formal and informal settings.
It is anticipated that the property will not be used in a permanent capacity. Our client and family will visit periodically throughout the year and will be particularly busy with house guests during the shoot season.
May be required on occasion to work in other properties. Driver essential. 2-Bedroom cottage provided within the grounds. Partner’s welcome, couples considered. Good negotiable salary for the right candidate. ON HOLD (HU3692)