HOUSEKEEPER -FAMILY COOK
GARDENER /HANDY-PERSON /DRIVER
Daily working hours 9am to 5pm
Active, flexible, country loving couple required for large family home- a six-bedroom, six-bathroom property which is kept to immaculate standards.
The housekeeper will be required to run and manage this beautiful home on a day to day basis, which includes all hands on general household cleaning to a high standard, this will include the polishing and care of antique furniture, polishing silver and family laundry, shopping and fresh family cooking.
You will need to be organised, efficient and enjoy country life.
Partner will be required to care for 6 acres of grounds which includes pasture, lawns, and a small copse. There are 2 herbaceous borders, roses, hedges to trim and pruning. A horticulturist is not required, but a good maintenance/ hobby gardener who loves to maintain and keep the gardens neat and tidy. You will need to be able to drive a tractor and use machinery to top the paddocks etc. In addition, you should have good DIY, care for the outdoor swimming pool and deal with fence repairs. You will also care for the cars and be willing occasionally to undertake airport runs and station pickups.
A good sense of humour and a genuine love of dogs is essential. The family have a young Labrador who is exercised at both ends of the working day, one-hour morning and evening, this task can be shared between the couple.
Salary Negotiable depending on experience. Lovely 2 bedroom furnished cottage, no dependent children, or cats, but a well-behaved dog may be considered.
2 days off each week usually Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The house is busier at weekends than during the week as 2 grandchildren visit regularly.
This is a long-term position, requiring commitment and flexibility. Fluent English and ideally both to drive. Minimum 5 years’ experience in a domestic Country position preferred (HU2395)
Butler -House-Person – Head Housekeeper
Lovely new position for a dedicated and flexible, experienced domestic couple to work as part of a team taking care of this beautiful Estate near Henley on Thames.
You will need to have previous experience in taking care of the interior of a private household. This property is a combination of both formal and informal service, with great attention to detail to high standards at all times.
The Estate is fully staffed and the couple must have a flexible and positive attitude and enjoy working as part of a team. The residence is occupied half of the year mainly Spring through the Summer, the main house has 9 bedrooms and there are 3 guest cottages.
The head housekeeper will ideally have previous experience overseeing a small cleaning/housekeeping team.
Duties will include:
The working week is 5 days out of 7 on a rota, weekend working will be required especially when the principals are in residence. An average of 8 hours per day with any additional hours take in lieu.
Salary circa 60,000 Gross per annum depending on experience. 2 bedroom apartment provided.
Nr Alresford, Hampshire
NR ALRESFORD -HAMPSHIRE
HOUSEKEEPER- FAMILY COOK-HANDYPERSON-ASST GARDENER-SECURITY
Large country estate in rural Hampshire, set in parkland, woodland and arable land with 11 acres of mature gardens and 1.5 acre walled garden.
This is the permanent residence of a family of 5, ( in normal times 2 eldest adult children come and go) and one teenager who is at boarding school and 2 dogs.
The housekeeper will be required to work closely with the lady of the house, you should be able to take initiative, be well motivated but at the same time open to suggestions. A traditional role for a housekeeper with an eye for detail is essential. You will need previous experience in the care of silver and antiques, working alongside a cleaner, but at the same time be very hands on with laundry, washing and ironing, caring for fine fabrics, happy to handwash fine china and glass, know how to lay a table for a formal dinner party, arrange flowers and be capable to deal with tradespeople and suppliers, ordering provisions and taking responsibility for the running of the household especially when the principals are away.
Ideally you will be confident in the kitchen, mainly to prepare light lunches or snacks occasionally, but willing to freeze vegetables and fruits from the garden, assist with jam making and generally assist madam with batch food preparation, but not every day cooking.
Partner will work alongside the outdoor gardening team, assisting with grounds maintenance, woodland maintenance, and general DIY tasks. Ideally you will be able to use a chain saw, chopping wood for the fires, and dealing with heavier indoor duties as needed. Laying fires, cleaning windows, driving airport and school runs, caring for the cars, assisting indoors during shooting weekends and generally a helping hand. So essential that you enjoy wearing many different hats and working as part of a team.
There are 2 black Labradors who between you will need feeding and walking each day too.
In normal times the family travel frequently and during their absence you will need to take care of the property and security, so essential that you have good levels of communications and during these times be self-sufficient and self-directing.
SALARY BETWEEN £50-60,000 Gross per annum depending on experience. Private One bedroom flat is currently available in the main house, with an option for larger 2 bed accommodation Spring-2021.
2 flexible days off per week, average working day is 8am to 5pm. Eventually if there are house guests then additional hours will be required, time off in lieu will be given. Ideally both should drive a car is available if required. Well behaved dog welcome. (HU3631)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Our client based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia requires and experienced stylist who holds a Bachelors Degree in Fashion or relevant field with a minimum of 8 years’ of relevant experience. It is essential that you have experience and exposure with high-end designers and high profile VVIP clients, previous experience working within the Middle East is a plus. It is essential that you are extremely knowledgeable in fabrics, detail oriented, have outstanding sewing skills along with the ability to problem solve and multi-task.
Additional responsibilities will include
This is a fulltime position, with a top negotiable salary based on experience. Accommodation provided. (HU3654)
County Dublin-Southern Ireland
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
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. Driving license essential (HU3356) ON HOLD
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
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 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.
Excellent accommodation provided, with top tax-free salary - negotiable based on experience.
CANDIDATES SHOULD IDEALLY BE CURRENTLY BASED IN SAUDI ARABIA, OWING TO TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS DUE TO COVID-19.
HOUSEHOLD MANAGER/BUTLER/PERSON FRIDAY-MILAN -ITALY
A superb position for an experienced Household Manager/Butler who must have skills in running and managing a beautiful home. This is a large apartment in central Milan, working for a newly married entrepreneur.
You must be able to demonstrate longevity in previous positions and have a flexible approach to your work.
This is a highly recommended vacancy, for a Principal whose family have been Hutchinsons' clients for over 20 years.
While the role is based in Milan, you will be required to travel on occasion.
Experience of running a property is essential, as is the ability to undertake front of house, elegant food, and beverage service and to drive the clients as required. The ability to work closely with the housekeeping staff, as part of a team is essential and while the maids deal with the cleaning and laundry, you must be prepared to lend a hand when required, run errands, care for the Principals' clothing, deal with wardrobe management and pack and unpack for him. Ability to deal with household accounts, inventory and stock control is required.
This is a wonderful opportunity for a career-oriented Butler to start up in a new venture with this client and to grow with the job over a long period of time. A loyal, trustworthy, and discreet person with impeccable references is required, together with a sunny personality and a "Can-Do" attitude to his or her work. Own accommodation and a negotiable salary. Some spoken Italian essential. (HU3625) ON HOLD
Ireland, Caribbean, Europe
Ireland – County Tipperary (5 months), Caribbean (5 Months), European travel (2 months)
Technologically minded Butler / Valet with travel
This is a wonderful role for a traditional butler to join a team of four butlers. You will need to have first class table, F&B service and front of house skills and know how to take care of the cellar, fine glassware and china and objects d’art.
Candidates must have a superb personality and the ability to get on with existing members of long-term Staff. You will ideally have formal house experience and/or a butler training diploma.
This is not a management position, but for a butler with a totally hands-on approach and who has a great eye for detail, whilst at the same time being a team player and one who has a warm and friendly manner.
You will need to be technically minded and able to deal with high-tech systems including iPad’s, computers, smart phones, sophisticated phones, Sky boxes, Sling box and general computer systems etc. Ideally you will have a passion for these things and an in-depth knowledge of all functions and addition benefits of highly automated homes.
The vacancy includes travel from early December through to April, where you will be employed in the owners’ other home in the Caribbean. There will also be additional travel to Europe, so freedom to travel is essential.
Full staff, all very long-term are employed in both households by these charming clients.
Candidates are required to be completely computer-literate, have a clean current driving license and a long-term work record in a similar role with excellent references is essential.
Salary negotiable based on experience. Accommodation provided (with another butler) 2/3-bedroom house on the estate, where your family are welcome to visit. Team rota of working covering 2 shifts 06.30am to 3.00pm and 3.00pm to close of house. One full day off per week. ON HOLD
Energetic, proactive, well organised, self sufficient, experienced Housekeeper to assist with the day to day management and running of a large family home in South Dublin suburbs. There are 2 dogs and grown up children who visit regularly. The average working day will be 10am to 6pm but with flexibility as needed. Working closely with the house manager.
Duties will include but not limited to:
This is a hands on position with detailed cleaning, washing and ironing involved:
This is a very busy, relaxed and friendly household, but with high standards. This position is suitable for a flexible and dedicated person who is well organised and pro active, it may be necessary on occasion for you to travel to other homes ahead of the family both in Europe. Driving licence essential.
Salary negotiable depending on previous experience-2 bedroom separate apartment approx. 10 min walk away from the main house, use of a car for work duties and 2 days off per week. Strictly Non Smokers and sorry no pets. (HU2257) ON HOLD
Middle East with travel
MOTHERS HELP/PERSONAL ASSISTANT/HOUSEHOLD ASSISTANT/CHILD LOVER
Middle East with worldwide travel
Our client requires a professional and proactive candidate to work in the capacity of all -round Mothers’ Help/Personal Assistant/General Household Assistant to assist her with a variety of tasks. This is a busy household with six children, and while they do all have nannies employed, it is essential that you are child friendly and happy to assist with childcare in a “Guardian” type role when she is away. This post will require a really kind and genuinely caring individual who loves children and who has a “can-do” attitude who is happy to assist wherever needed. The duties for this position will range from administrative tasks as well as hands-on tasks, such as running errands and assisting the client in all walks of her daily life. Based in Middle East and the candidate will be required to travel with the Client. Flexibility is essential as well as the ability to travel extensively. Accommodation provided. Excellent negotiable salary based on experience. (HU3634) ON HOLD
Nanny / Governess
Fluent English and French Required
An experienced governess/nanny is required to work with three children, two girls ages 8 and 10 and one boy, who is 1 years old. The children’s duties and requirements as well as timetables will differ thus there must be a good level of flexibility to assist with the range of needs.
Negotiable salary based on experience, shared accommodation included along with Medical insurance and one return flight home per year. 6-day working week with flexible hours. (HU3617)