MOTHERS HELP / DRIVER / HOUSE MANAGER
Live out – Monday to Friday with occasional Saturday by negotiation.
Essential Requirements: Proactive, energetic experienced Mothers help / Nanny with house management skills. Organised, child and animal friendly, ability to work as a team leader.
Love the countryside and confident driver essential. Available for occasional proxy parent / overnight stays.
Lovely long-term vacancy for a country-loving candidate to join this fun, high-energy, informal family at their home in beautiful rural countryside between Cirencester and Stroud. This vacancy would suit an experienced nanny who is looking to move into house management and a more varied role.
The family of five includes 3 children between ages 9 and 5yrs and they have 3 small dogs. The family also own 4 ponies that are currently at a livery yard locally and they ride every weekend. In the future the ponies will be relocated home. They have a love of the outdoors -walking, riding, tennis, wakeboarding, skiing and are always out and about. Both parents are completely hands-on with the children, but you will occasionally be asked to babysit or supervise in mums’ absence, so essential that you love being around and are confident with school age children.
School runs, caring for the dogs, booking grooming, vet appointments etc are all part of this very flexible role. This is a position which requires a responsible, well organised, pro-active person to work alongside the lady of the house, who is a busy professional working mother.
Other duties will include day to day house management, ensuring smooth daily running of the household, organising contractors, booking services when needed, ordering oil & logs, keeping on top of food shopping, freezers and larder contents.
Light fresh healthy cooking mainly for the children will be required, not every day as the parents love to cook. A chef is available for special occasions. You will need to assist the housekeeper with provisioning and use local suppliers, there is a superb butcher and fishmonger locally and farm produce available for fresh ingredients.
This is an informal home and the family are neat and tidy people and very hands-on. A full time housekeeper is employed who has worked with the family for 8 years.
The daily working hours are 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday with flexibility to cover occasional wends when required. 2 days off per week
Salary negotiable depending on experience. Driver with own car essential (HU4021)
London with world-wide travel
PERSONAL ASSISTANT / HOUSE MANAGER
LONDON WITH WORLDWIDE TRAVEL
Essential Requirements: Previous private house experience, flexibility to travel, strong administrative, communication and organisational skills. Chinese speaker would be a bonus.
An experienced and professional Personal Assistant / House Manager is required for a private client based in Kensington. Candidates must have previous private house, PA, or butler experience serving UHNWI. You should be a self-starter with strong administrative skills along with the ability to communicate effectively.
The role will require you to have the ability to prioritise tasks and work in a proactive manner.
Duties will include:
Accommodation provided, if required. Live-in, 6-day working week. Live-out, 5-day working week. The ability to travel is essential. Negotiable salary based on experience. (HU3993)
Lewes, East Sussex
DAILY HOUSE / ESTATE MANAGER
Lewes, East Sussex
Essential Requirements: Previous private household experience, staff management, front of house, land management, chauffeuring
An experienced House /Estate Manager with previous private house experience is required to ensure the efficient and effective day to day running and management of the Estate. You will report directly to the principal and will manage a team of two personnel – a cleaner and a general maintenance person. You will be responsible for overseeing and managing the interior and exterior of the property.
General Land Management
It is essential that you have strong communication skills as you will be working closely with the principal’s executive assistant to ensure requests, deadlines and the principals day-to-day needs are met. This is a multifaceted role that requires you to be self-sufficient, diligent and have the ability to work in both a managerial and hands-on capacity. Full time position working Monday-Friday 9am-5pm with flexibility in the evenings and weekends when required. Salary in the region of £60,000-£65,000. ASAP start. (HU3976)
Monaco with Travel
HOUSEHOLD MANAGER/BUTLER/CHIEF STEWARD (ESS)
MONACO with travel to GSTAAD & LONDON
Essential requirements: Well - presented, high attention to detail, patient and calm, well organized, French and English-speaking essential, German a plus, flexible. Minimum 5-year experience in a similar position.
A Monaco-based couple is seeking a House Manager/Chief Steward (ess) to oversee the operation of their properties and ensure a high quality of service throughout the homes and their private luxury motor yacht, the clients split their time between their permanent residence in Monaco, London, Switzerland and onboard their private luxury motor yacht. We seek a candidate with both land and luxury motor yacht experience.
You will be responsible for maintaining the daily routine, ensuring day-to-day tasks are accomplished seamlessly by the staff. You will be required to manage both permanent and temporary staff, ensuring they are maintaining a high level of professional standards, providing training, work lists and communicating the principals’ requests to the appropriate member of staff.
Duties will include
Administration: Dealing with administrative tasks to include monthly rotas, liaising with suppliers, maintaining petty cash, managing household and staff expense reports, overseeing the household budget and purchases. Diary management, booking restaurants, running errands, etc.
Butler: Excellent service skills required including front of house. Must be confident serving at table, setting table, preparing morning trays, etc. Must have extensive wardrobe management skills and a thorough knowledge of the care of China, Silver, and art. Daily care of several cars which includes oversight of maintenance and cleaning.
Travel: Coordinate staff travel between residences, travel with principal on occasion.
Pet Care: Assisting with managing daily routine of feeding and walking the two dogs. Monitor their health, arrange vet visits etc. Preparation for travel with dogs and be prepared to stay with them on occasion while principal’s travel.
Strong communication skills are essential for this role as you will be required to effectively communicate with all members of staff including the chef to confirm menus, timings, shopping, etc.
Candidates need to have a proven track record of successful household management, a background in operations of diverse households, experienced in both formal and informal households. You should have the ability to recruit and teach skills where necessary.
Additionally, we require a highly organised candidate who can prioritise tasks, work in a proactive and efficient manner and who can plan and oversee household seasonal moves between countries. Candidates will need to be able to adapt to last minute changes and be solutions oriented as well as someone who thinks outside of the box and is calm, resourceful and positive. It is essential that you have extreme attention to detail.
Candidates must also be tech-savvy and have good knowledge of technology platforms related to digital devices, lighting, sound, etc.
The majority of time is spent in Monaco, travel consists of several months at a time in Gstaad and a few times per year to London. Top negotiable salary based on experience. Non-smokers, dog friendly. Fluent English and French required, German would be a bonus. (HU3853)
An HNW family with four children is looking for a House Manager for their new Monaco residence fluent in English and French
This experienced House Manager will need to have already setup homes and worked for a (ideally English Mother Tongue) family with young children for quite a few years, where he or she implemented a structured management of the household, oversaw and led a varied team and set high standards for all to follow.
The role requires someone who is a good leader, structured and versed in planning and organising, pro-active and flexible.
Able to organise events for certain special occasions, capable of keeping accounts, managing staff
planning as well as inventories, socks and purchasing. Excellent front of house and service skills.
Independent, and experienced, solution finder, able to deal with last minute requests.
It is essential that the person be multiple steps ahead in the management of the household and
coordination of the family’s day to day.
You must maintain confidentiality at all times and be able to handle various tasks simultaneously while remaining calm and in control in highly demanding situations.
Being the main point of contact for the family with regards to the execution of their day you will
coordinate with the Personal Assistant and the team in and out of the house.
Be ready to travel with the family as well as being involved in overseeing other households worldwide.
Duties and Responsibilities can be described as follows (non-exhaustive)
. Exceptional Front of House and food and beverage service skills.
• Provide leadership and good example of the utmost in professional service standards.
• Ensure operating and administrative standards are in place as well as a code of conduct.
• Train both by example, and through tutoring at all levels.
• Look after all guests and be especially attentive to family members.
• Arrange dining experiences, entertainments, and social activities when required
• See to all details of planned travel, including packing and unpacking.
• Develop stock levels, inventories (wine, clothes, valuables & others) and shopping lists
• Manage the budgets allocated to the household, its expenses and all documentation.
• Handling household bills and administrative duties as well as staff planning
• Ensure the team leaders run their departments to the highest standards
• Be able to cover the role of the Butler in case of vacations, sickness and in other cases and take lead Head Butler duties on occasion.
This is a live out role, available immediately and ideally, we seek a candidate already based in or near Monaco. It would be a great bonus if you know and had worked in London in the past, but not essential.
Top Salary for the right person + bonus paid annually. EU passport and exceptional references required. Immediate or soon start required.
Large country house close to Chipping Norton – refurbished after a 21/2 year building project. This is the primary residence of a family of 5 which included 3 teenage children and family dog. The principals however do spend 2 days each week in London.
An experienced domestic couple is required, a couple who work well together and fulfil the duties as described between them. The housekeeper will have the support of a daily who works 3 days each week. A full gardening team is also employed.
Duties will therefore include, cooking for both the family and to dinner party standard for more formal gatherings of up to 14 people. Regularly at weekends the principals enjoy entertaining with Sunday lunches, informal lunch & supper parties. A keen cook, who enjoys fresh healthy and balanced varied International cuisine, capable to follow new recipes and so an enthusiastic cook who enjoys entertaining as well as family cooking.
Housekeeper will be hands on, with excellent laundry skills, but also capable to oversee the daily housekeeper and deal with flowers, turn down and care of the guests.
Front of house skills to include laying of tables, service , greeting guests, serving drinks, laying fires and ability to assist with any heavier cleaning. There will be some local driving, airport runs, and station pick ups, occasionally you may be asked to drive to London too. You will care for the cars ensure they are clean, valeted and paperwork is in place.
SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE, Accommodation provided 2 bedroom self contained apartment, no children can be accommodated but a well behaved small dog is welcome. Strictly Non Smokers and excellent references required. Ideally both should drive. 2 days off each week usually Tuesday and Wednesday
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)
Noordhoek, South Africa
THE POSITION: SOUTH AFRICA – NOORDHOEK
An experienced and professional Butler has been placed with a private client based in Noordhoek, South Africa.
The client and candidate are looking forward to working together, a top salary was achieved.
An experienced and professional House Manager has been placed within a VIP Residence in Doha, Qatar.
A top salary was achieved and the candidate is very much looking forward to the position.
Hutchinson's has successfully placed an experienced House Person who will work for a delightful international business man at his private property in Gstaad, Switzerland.
The candidate is looking forward to the new position, a top negotiable salary was achieved.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR CO-AGENT - SHE'S IN SWITZERLAND
Hutchinsons has successfully placed a highly experienced butler for this private client based at a large Estate in Atlanta, Georgia.
The candidate achieved a top salary package and is looking forward to the role.
St Tropez, France
Hutchinsons has successfully placed an experienced Estate Manager at a private residence in St Tropez.
The position requires the candidate to have a vast skill-set and the ability to oversee and manage two villas on the property.
A competitive top salary was achieved.
Hutchinsons has successfully placed an experienced Chalet Intendant to oversee and manage a large Chalet in the Alps. Our clients required a candidate who was willing to work in a managerial and hands-on capacity who could consistently meet and exceed the expectations of the Principals. A top salary was achieved for this role.
Hutchinsons successfully placed a highly experienced Estate manager within this role.
The successful candidate was required to be energetic, proactive and able to manage this large private estate.
A top salary was negotiated.