CHANNEL ISLANDS – Formal household domestic couple

Butler, Cook, Couples, Head Housekeeper, House Manager, Laundress, Wardrobe Management
CHANNEL ISLANDS

CHANNEL ISLANDS – A PRIVATE ISLAND OFF GUERNSEY.
EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC & MANAGEMENT COUPLE
HEAD HOUSEKEEPER/COOK AND HEAD BUTLER HOUSEHOLD MANAGER FOR A PRIVATELY-OWNED ESTATE.
This is a wonderful opportunity for a formally skilled and experienced domestic couple, to ensure the smooth running of the interior of this important residence. Clients are in residence approximately 6 months of the year, but at various times of the year. Easter and Christmas is an important time of year for them, when the family gather and a large party is held. The have other international residences and another in London. A large staff is employed including Head Chef, Sous Chef, daily cleaners and housemen. Gardeners and estate staff report to the Island Manager
The successful couple will have a proven background in staff management and training and be able to fit in well with a long-term Portuguese team who have been employed by these clients for several years. Between you, you will ensure the cleanliness of the residence, the organization of fine clothing and wardrobe care, manage staff rotas, holidays, inventory, stock control and budgets. You will also provision the residence for groceries. There is a large kitchen garden on site.
Hands on duties will be required for both the Head Housekeeper/Cook and the Head Butler/Household manager. These clients are a mature formal couple who eat breakfast and lunch and a light supper when not entertaining. They expect formally uniformed service when being presented with food and beverages and all staff are uniformed. On occasion they entertain, largely for luncheon gatherings and have occasional guests at the weekend. While the Chef and Sous Chef cook in the main, when either are on holiday, or away preparing other international residences for the clients’ arrival, the Cook /Head Housekeeper may be asked to prepare simple home cooked dishes for the 2 clients. You should also be aware of the care of fine furniture, antiques, objects d’art and special finishes, soft furnishings and couture clothing. There are several cottages of the island and you should be able to ensure that these are all well-kept.
The Head Butler/Household Manager will be highly experienced in serving food and beverages formally, looking after the cellar, cigars, silver pantry, dealing with staff issues, training and both parties should be computer savvy able to prepare accounts, keep stock control and inventory records which are submitted to the General Manager of the Island.
Top salary available for the right experienced couple, together with a beautiful 2-bedroom cottage is available, fully furnished with own garden. Time of is not taken when the clients are in residence as they travel at least 50% of the year and thus when they are in residence, longer hours are required, and time taken off in lieu when they go away. ASAP START (HU3481)

Job Features

Job CategoryFull time, Live in
Job CategoryFull
ForCouple
Accommodation2 bed cottage
LocationChannel Islands
CountryUK
ContractPermanent
SalaryNegotiable
Job RefHU3481

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