CHIEF STEWARD (ESS) / HEAD BUTLER
Yacht and Residence Based
Essential Requirements: Previous Private House / Yacht Experience, Flexibility to Travel, Ability to Provide Exceptional Levels of Service.
STCW and ENG1 certification MUST be VALID FOR THIS POST
An elegant, experienced Head Butler/Chief Steward(ess) is required for a well-known and respected employer and their 62-meter yacht with 15 other crew. Most of the staff have been with the family for years and consider it to be one of the best yachting and private house experiences you can have.
In addition, you would spend approximately half the year at one of the family’s residences. The family are known to hold only the highest standards and as such you must be able to meet these exceptional levels of service.
You will be working with another Steward and Butler to provide a full, dynamic service for the family. Duties will include looking after the guests, table service, and other front of house duties.
A strong VVIP private house background, or 5* boutique hotel (Relais and Chateau/Leading Small Hotels of the World preferred,) or Michelin restaurant experience essential. Minimum 5 years’ experience.
The yacht is Mediterranean based, and the family use it for about 5/6 months annually at different times throughout the year. When the family are on board, they do bring other travelling staff with them. Excellent salary and conditions.
We will also look at a less experienced candidates with a passion for service and food, with a similar background as detailed above.
Essential Requirements: Italian & English Speakers. Previous Experience in a Similar Position or Hospitality Industry. Capable to Work Independently.
Hands on and Practical. Clean Driving Licence. High-end Customer Service
Housekeeper/ Cook /Steward/ Handyperson/Driver/Security
Part residence holiday home of an international family of 3. Their extended family and guests will also visit from time to time. The couple will be responsible for the efficient running of the villa, providing personal service with a distinctive, hands on involvement. In charge of the efficient, cost and service and maintenance of the household all year round. A combination of the following skill sets is required: Housekeeping, cooking, waiter service, chauffeur, handyperson with some knowledge of dealing with technology of a smart house. The property is newly purchased and will undergo a large renovation project over the coming months.
The housekeeper will manage the interior on a day-to-day basis, undertaking general housekeeping duties including cleaning, washing and ironing, packing and unpacking suitcases as required. Good fresh healthy style cooking for family and guests during their stay – light and simple but very well presented.
You will prepare the house for the arrival of family and guests, run errands and manage the household provisioning.
Partner should have good DIY and handy skills, have a technical mind and be able to oversee the boiler room, CCTV and alarm systems.
You will care for the swimming pool and oversee contractors and look after minor repairs and small day to day projects.
Laying and serving at table is also part of the role, but this is an informal home.
The cars will need to be washed and managed accordingly, airport runs and routine household provisioning etc will be required.
Light gardening work will be required but with ability to oversee the heavier work done by others.
You will manage the household accounts and be capable to prepare monthly reports on all household expenses. Arrange and co-ordinate external services and oversee projects and building work on a regular basis.
Salary negotiable depending on experience. Time off to be managed by the couple but flexible for when the family are in residence when longer hours may be required. Immaculate staff quarters, which will not be affected by the internal building project.