Noordhoek, South Africa
BUTLER/HOUSEMANAGER/GENERAL FACTOTUM/ PA
SOUTH AFRICA – NOORDHOEK
Required for wonderful, important, 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 4 guest houses (which are rarely filled). There are about 20 garden staff including Head gardener employed and 2 permanent staff in house, including the butler/housemanager and a housekeeper. (Seasonal staff contracted in as extras as and when needed include a Chef and second housekeeper.)
The position is uniformed & hands-on and while it is a more senior post, assisting the housekeeper in a hands-on manner is required, as well as supervising the seasonal housekeeper & contracted casual staff.
Ability to lay up and serve at table, serve drinks and canapés and also to meet and greet guests is important.
You should have excellent Personal Assistant skills and be computer literate, able to submit accounts at the end of the month in Excel to the accountant.
Ability to organise contractors, vendors, and act as general Household Manager, reporting to the clients when they are not in residence.
You must be a driver, willing to drive the employers’ prestigious cars and their guests occasionally and there is a car available for work related chores.
Clients maintain other foreign homes, so are in residence usually November through April with other occasional trips. Dog lover is essential as the couple have a 7-year-old Standard Poodle. Delightful Anglo/Irish couple with no children.
Negotiable salary with delightful all found large 2-bedroom staff accommodation – regret no dependents. STRICTLY NON-SMOKING POST. FULL BACKGROUND CHECK TO BE CARRIED OUT AND REFERENCES CHECKED. (HU3894)
ESTATE/HOUSEHOLD MANAGER -LIVE OUT
Part residence property.
KENSINGTON -LONDON W8
Essential Requirements – Previous UHNW Household experience. Proven staff management skills.
Strong front of house and service skills. Good communication skills. Immaculate presentation. Flexible and adaptable to work longer hours when the principal is in residence.
We are seeking a live out Estate/Household Manager with excellent staff management, administration, front of house and service skills and the ability to work closely alongside some very long-term employees, gaining knowledge in the running of this large VIP residence, setting up manuals, procedures, creating staff working descriptions and appraisals, keeping inventory and stock control records and suchlike.
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.
When the Principal is not in residence, you will also be required to oversee the care of 2 or 3 other London residences.
Occasional formal and informal events may take place within the grounds of the residence, and you should be able 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 8-10 members of staff, assisting, training, and guiding as required. Previous longevity (ideally 6 years with one employer) working as an Estate Manager is required for this position.
Salary in the region of £60,000 to £70,000 Gross per annum. (HU3892)
Overseeing the smooth running of the existing property whilst also assisting with the planning of a new property anticipated to be ready in approximately 12 months.
Managing maintenance workers, drivers and gardeners but also having overall responsibility for departments directly managed by other staff.
Working in a team of approximately 30 staff, you will have excellent leadership skills and operate at the highest levels.
Able to keep accurate and complete records of all household activities, including submission of accounts and requests for funding.
Experience in a VIP Middle Eastern household is strongly preferred.
Excellent negotiable salary which is tax free at source. Accommodation, car and private medical insurance. Flexible 6-day week (HU3863)
HOUSE MANAGER / BUTLER
A lovely position for a long-term Hutchinson’s client based in Gstaad. This is a great opportunity to work for a delightful International Businessman / Entrepreneur.
The position requires a self-sufficient, motivated and proactive candidate who is looking for a varied role in a private residence.
Duties will include
Candidates must be switched on and have the ability to prioritise tasks as well as ensure the smooth running of this private residence. This is a family environment who do entertain and therefore you should have formal service knowledge.
Fluent English essential, German, French or Italian would be a bonus.
5-day working week with flexibility. Accommodation provided; large bedroom with ensuite in the residence. Negotiable salary based on experience. (HU3842)
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR CO-AGENT - SHE'S IN SWITZERLAND
RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT MANAGEMENT COUPLE
(With previous YACHTING background)
Exuma Islands - Bahamas
Essential Requirements: Staff Management Experience, Strong Attention to Detail. Ability to enjoy an Island lifestyle. Good team players, working as part of the management team
New position for a Couple who work well together to assist the current managers to run a 32-acre estate in the Exuma Island Chain of the Bahamas. This is a formal household.
Proven experience is required as below.
Duties will include:
We seek flexible and discrete candidates with previous experience for this role. You should have strong organisational and communication skills with the ability to effectively prioritise and multitask.
Salary in the region of $300,000 gross per annum, health insurance allowance will be paid. Accommodation on the estate will be provided, flights, work permits will also be paid for by the employers. (No dependant children) This is a rotation position of 2 months on and 1 month off working in rotation with the current management couple. (HU3860)
RESIDENTIAL HOUSE MANAGER / BUTLER/ FAMILY COOK
Essential Requirements: Previous private house experience, Good technical skills, Hands-on, Exceptional attention to detail – Good family level cooking. Driver essential.
Experience with SMART home and computer literacy preferred.
We have a fantastic position for a dedicated and flexible house manager/ butler to work as part of a team taking care of a beautiful country house near Reading.
The ideal candidate will have experience running and taking care of the interior of a private household. This is a combination of both a formal and informal household, a large country house, refurbished SMART property on a very beautiful estate. The successful applicant must be resourceful and self-sufficient. The property is maintained to extremely high standards.
We are looking for a meticulous, hands on, Household Manager/Butler to oversee, manage and work alongside a team of staff. Exceptional attention for detail with a “can do” attitude along with being highly discreet and professional are essential.
You will be required to have very good administrative skills as you will be managing budgets, expenses, inventories, etc. The property has many special finishes and fine furnishings. Experience with care of artwork, fine finishes and fabrics is a great advantage. It would be useful if successful applicant had a good technical understanding of the property (plant rooms, pools, boiler rooms, Creston, dealing with contractors etc.) Hands on is extremely important as this is not a job for someone sitting in the office all day.
The Estate is fully staffed, and you must have a helpful and positive attitude and work well within a team. The property has 9 bedrooms and 3 guest houses and is situated on 1000 acres of land.
Duties to include but not limited to:
This is a part time residence; the working week will be on a rota system to ensure the family’s needs are met.
Start date: As soon as possible
Accommodation: 2-bedroom basement apartment
Working week: 5days (on a rota system)
Salary: £55-60,000 Gross depending on experience
Sorry no pets or dependants. Driver essential. (HU3901)