TRAVELLING BUTLER/PA FOR UHNWI – UK, USA & FRANCE


Reference Number
CD85
City
London
Country
United Kingdom
Salary Information
Negotiable, depending on experience
Job Type
Permanent
Job Hours
Full-time
Business Area
UHNW
Internal ID
663
Vacancy Category
Private household

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TRAVELLING BUTLER/PA FOR UHNWI – UK, USA & FRANCE

We are working with an amazing ultra high net worth family with residences in London and various locations in the USA and France looking to appoint an energetic, organised and impeccably presented individual to take on a fast-paced and varied role. The role will be a combination of Butler and PA duties, so the ideal candidate will be versatile, discreet, professional and have exceptional service and interpersonal skills.

This is a varied role overseeing all operations of the household - you will work independently, alongside other staff members in the respective residences, and will turn your hand to a variety of tasks across the household, including managing household bills, organising events, sourcing, and liaising with external service providers and contractors to ensure the smooth running of the household, as well as assisting with travel bookings and other administrative tasks.

Excellent service skills are of utmost importance in this role and the family have a preference for an ex-yacht Chief Steward/Chief Stewardess with 7-star service standards and in-depth knowledge and experience of various service styles. Duties will include meeting, greeting, and welcoming guests, mixing, and serving cocktails, setting tables, and serving at mealtimes, including formal events as well as being responsible for flower arranging, general décor touches and ensuring that the principals and their guests have all of their requirements met at all times.

This is a fast-moving household with high standards and various periods of travel involved, so it is essential that you are self-sufficient, well-presented, hardworking, and resourceful – a valid driver’s license is also required, and you must be a confident driver, able to drive in the UK and the USA. Fluency in English is a must and knowledge of French will be beneficial, but not essential. A sound knowledge of housekeeping systems and duties, laundry care and wardrobe management are also required, and any cooking skills would be highly beneficial.

Tech savvy and able to operate both MS Office programmes and the Apple suite of products, you must also be confident using state of the art appliances and equipment such as TV’s, sound systems, tablets etc. Other duties such as arranging car cleaning and car maintenance services as well as other ad-hoc duties will also be required.

Flexibility is key in this role, as every day might be different, depending on the principals’ schedules so working hours may vary, but will always be balanced with sufficient time off and a generous holiday package. A live-out role, candidates can be based in London (UK) or San Francisco area (USA) and the ideal candidate must be able to travel with the family when required. Accommodation and travel will be paid for by the family when travelling. The family are looking for a candidate who is reliable and looking to commit long-term.

DUTIES TO INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
• Table settings and decorations
• Serving food and drinks, mixing cocktails
• Flower arranging
• Running personal errands and shopping, as requested
• Ordering household items, as required
• Sourcing and coordinating with external suppliers such as dry cleaning/event chefs/maintenance contractors etc.
• Ensuring all aspects of the house are in order; arranging contractors to undertake household maintenance as necessary
• Coordinating travel arrangements together with concierge service and preparation for travel to other international properties
• Effectively managing household accounts and other administrative duties
• Implementing systems and procedures in the house to ensure the highest standards are maintained, providing staff training where necessary

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:
• Prior experience in a front of house role, preferably on a superyacht
• Formal service experience
• Hardworking, loyal, and discreet
• Excellent interpersonal skills and highly organised
• Impeccably presented and a positive, can-do attitude
• Flexible and willing to undertake a varied role with varying working hours
• Adaptable and able to travel with the family
• Well-spoken and articulate
• Tech savvy and confident operating state of the art equipment/appliances
• Valid driving license and confident driver
• Eligibility to live and work in the UK or USA
• Fluency in English – written and spoken
• Excellent checkable references

If this role sounds of interest and you meet the essential criteria, then please apply within, or get in touch to find out more.

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