PLACED House Manager/Butler/Family Cook

Nr Reading




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Nr Reading

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:

  • House management – liaison with contractors, staff rotas, household expenditure, provisioning and team building.
  • Overseeing and assisting with the care of Art work, antiques, silver, and fine fabrics.
  • Butler service
  • Informal approach but used to formal standards, knowledgeable with food, wine, and service.
  • Family cooking, provisioning for the family ( Chef available for dinner parties)
  • Assisting with walking the dogs

 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)

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