House Manager/Butler – Virginia Water, Surrey
I have a Eastern European family of 4 (2 school age children) living in Virginia Water, Surrey, who are looking for a House Manager/Butler who prides themselves on paying great attention to detail. The house has 6 bed rooms & is on 2 floors. There are 2 Housekeepers employed. The family entertain business & private guests on average twice a month. A full time Chef is employed who looks after the Professional Kitchen. The House Manager/Butler will be responsible for the upkeep of the Family Kitchen. A full time Chauffeur is also employed. The House Manager/Butler might be required to prepare a light family meal when the Chef is off. The Duties will involve ‘hands on’ running of the residence on behalf of the family, managing a team of staff including 2 full time Housekeepers, a Chef & Chauffeur, welcoming guests & serving at parties, polishing silver, overseeing outside contractors & generally making sure that the house is kept to a 5* standard. The House Manager/Butler will be the principle point of contact for the Lady of the house on all household matters and to manage the household staff, outside contractors & deliveries. The role also requires planning in advance for all eventualities including making appointments, international travel and the Gentleman’s clothing, staff rotas & leave.
The House Manager/Butler may be required to travel with the Lady of the house within Europe.
Ideally applicants should be experienced drivers with a UK driving licence.
Applicants must have at least three years experience working in a similar House Manager Butler position for one high net worth private household in the UK & verifiable written references from these employers. For good communication purposes applicants’ first language should be English.
My clients will consider either a live in or live out House Manager/Butler who lives within 30 minutes radius of Virginia Water. For live in applicants a self contained apartment within the property with bedroom, kitchen, living room & bathroom is provided.
All staff employed work a 6 days week.
Salary is negotiable depending on experience. The position is to start ASAP.
If you are interested in this position & meet these criteria please send a copy of your CV making sure your relevant experience for this job is shown on the CV & copies of written references to me. I will not consider candidates who do not send a CV & without verifiable written references. All applicants must have a visa/passport to work in the UK be based in the UK already & available to attend an interview with the agency in London before their details will be sent to the client.
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