JUNIOR LIVE-OUT HOUSE MANAGER / BUTLER / COOK


Reference Number
HG151
City
London
Country
United Kingdom
Salary From
£35000.00
Salary To
£45000.00
Salary Period
annum
Salary Information
Depending on experience
Job Type
Permanent
Job Hours
Full-time
Internal ID
421
Vacancy Category
Private household

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JUNIOR LIVE-OUT HOUSE MANAGER / BUTLER / COOK

We are working with a highly successful European businessman living in Chelsea, London who requires an energetic organised Household Manager, Butler and Cook to manage his large London Apartment and is capable of formal front of house duties.

This is a varied role overseeing all operations of the household - you will work independently, alongside a part-time housekeeper, and will turn your hand to a verity of tasks across the household, including cooking, managing household bills, personal shopping, organising events, assisting with travel booking, service at dinners and arranging all maintenance/contractors.

This is a fast-moving household with high standards and you will be required to ensure the principals has any equipment they require at all times, and that it is ready for use. Ensure all Guests visiting have all of their requirements met. This includes informal and formal Front of House duties, and fulfilling any ad hoc requests from the boss. You must be well organized, self-sufficient, well-presented and hardworking – a valid drivers licence will also be essential.

There will be occasional travel involved although you will be predominantly responsible for managing the London residence. Fluency in English is essential, as well as basic French, although fluency in French would be preferred. Usual working hours are 7am-7pm, Monday to Friday when the principal is in residence, with reduced hours when he is travelling. On-call out of hour will also be required.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Ensuring food, groceries, and medication levels in the house are maintained, as per a detailed schedule/ Inventory supplies.
• Running personal errands and shopping, as requested.
• Ordering household items, as required
• Coordinating with external suppliers such as dry cleaning/ ironing service, butcher, and drinks.
• Ensuring all aspects of the house are in order; arranging contractors to undertake household maintenance as necessary. (Contractors already in place, a list of trusted contractors/ contacts will be provided
• Coordinating travel arrangements together with concierge service and preparation for travel to other international properties.
• Effectively managing household accounts. Credit card / Petty cash.
• Cooking (Breakfast + preparing healthy dishes for dinner)
• Ensuring the house is always in top condition for an unexpected arrival when travelling
• Further developing process manuals (has been started by former house manager so you will start with well-documented processes and instruction manuals)

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:
• Prior experience as a butler or House Manager or formal butler training
• Formal service experience
• A good cook, able to produce simple healthy meals
• Hardworking, loyal and discreet
• Excellent interpersonal skills and highly organised
• Flexible and willing to undertake a varied role
• Well-presented and articulate
• Fluency in English – written and spoken
• Basic French, although fluency in French preferred
• 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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