Butler

£30,000- £35,000 DOE

 

Our client is seeking a junior Butler, to work in a team of 3 butlers, at their luxurious and well-appointed home in the heart of London.

JOB REFERENCE

#1700

SALARY

£30,000- £35,000 DOE

MIN SALARY

30000

MAX SALARY

35000

LOCATION

Kensington, UK

POSITION

Butler

CURRENCY

GBP

START DATE

01-Sep-2017

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

No

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

HOUSEHOLD TYPE

Family

EXPERIENCE

5+ years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

Yes

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

SHOTGUN LICENCE

No

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

Reporting to the House Manager.

  • Responsible for all aspects of service and maintaining standards throughout the house.
  • Being present for all Principals' and Guests' front of house arrival and departure.
  • Maintaining constant open communications with other departments such as Security and Housekeeping relating to the movements and wishes of Principals and Guests.
  • Portering all purchases or gifts to Principals.
  • Receiving Guests to the establishment and offering hospitality.
  • Running personal household tasks for Principals.
  • Supervision of service vendors when onsite.
  • Liaising with personal contractors such as beauticians, masseurs etc. and supervising their smooth arrival and departure.
  • Serving food and beverage to Principals and Guests.
  • Recording and updating of Principals' food and beverage and service preferences.
  • Arranging tables and tray service for food and beverage service.
  • Organising and supervising food and beverage and smooth operation of events such as dinner parties, afternoon teas, meetings, interviews and photo shoots. 
  • Monitor ongoing food and beverage supplies and managing all food and beverage stock, including expiry dates management and good stock rotation.
  • Liaising with the Chef daily in regards to meal planning and service. 
  • Light food preparation and cooking.
  • Silver service abilities when required. 
  • Maintenance and regular upkeep of household silver.
  • Occasional flower arranging and floral maintenance.
  • Ad hoc facilities maintenance such as changing lightbulbs.
  • Maintaining and checking technical operations of the household, reporting defects to the House Manager.
  • Housekeeping duties such as early morning refreshment of The Master's dressing room and office, and regular cleaning of kitchen area. 
  • General valeting services. Including shoe care and cleaning.
  • Keeping wine cellar inventories and having knowledge regarding fine wines.
  • Travelling with the family as required offering of Butler services in secondary dwellings. 
  • Assisting ladies maid in the preparation of personal affects, beauty products, valuables and clothes for packing.
  • Unpacking suitcases and have everything ready for use shortly after arriving at destination.
  • Managing various supplies in secondary dwellings.
  • Some supervision of newer staff members and some management of housekeeping team operations.
  • Spot checking of housekeeping standards and reporting back to the housekeeping team. 
  • Care and supervision of dogs' and their schedules.
  • Daily feeding of aquarium and fish tanks.
  • Ensure valuable items are secure at all times.
  • You should be flexible, as you will be needed sometimes to be available to start early/ work late.
  • Respect the family’s privacy at all times.
  • Follow security procedures put in place by the security team to ensure the property is secure at all times.
  • Helps with general household duties as directed by the Head Butler.
  • Be a team player along side all other departments ensuring efficiency, harmony, and high morale throughout the household.
  • Carries out any other task the Principals, House Manager, Head Butler, PA or Security Manager may reasonably ask.

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