Footman, Under Butler

£18- £30K DOE

 

The Junior Footmen/Under Butlers is expected to support the Senior Butlers and Head Housekeeper with a wide range of operationally essential tasks.

JOB REFERENCE

#1718

SALARY

£18- £30K DOE

LOCATION

London, UK

POSITION

Footman, Under Butler

CURRENCY

GBP

START DATE

01-May-2017

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

No

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

HOUSEHOLD TYPE

Professional / Philanthropist

PERKS

Uniforms and meals supplied

EXPERIENCE

1 - 4 years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

No

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

No

Roles and Responsibilities


All Footmen / Butlers are expected to work with the estate team to give the highest level of operational service. You will be working in a busy estate where the ability to think on your feet is expected. You will be expected to have extensive experience in the following areas:

Front of House service, meeting and greeting guests.

Coordinating luggage delivery and collection from rooms.

Acceptance and movement of goods deliveries.

Table and bar service (to include wet bar duties).

Stocking of bars and personal tea points as required. Responsible for stock rotation and stock-taking.

Cleaning and restocking of Miele’ style coffee points.

Meal and tray service as required.

Laying up and clearing of meal service.

Silver service as required.

Valeting duties.

Baggage duties to include packing and unpacking.

Highest standards of personal grooming.

Uniforms are supplied.

Furniture adjustments as required for rooms.

Specialist cleaning techniques and polishing of high end dinner and cutlery services. Conservation of silver, gilt and glass items.

Total discretion and the ability to give excellent service, but not intrude on principal’s private space.

Fine wine and spirits knowledge.

Operate in a Spa environment with discretion.

Any other duties required to support the estate operation.

Maintenance of general cleanliness in pantry areas, stock rooms, service areas e.g. Garden Pavilions.

To be flexible with working hours and adaptable to change. Must be flexible to work weekends and Bank Holidays, sometimes at short notice. Time will be given in lieu when overtime is worked.

Eligibility

This is dependent on level of the Footmen/Butlers and wage and position they will be placed will be based on these aspects. They could be trained in a butler academy or are expected to have worked in the hotel or catering industry or had experience of working within a private house for UHNWI.

The Footmen/Butlers are expected to work in partnership with the other members of the estate team to deliver the highest level of operational performance.

You should be educated to an acceptable level and be able to demonstrate a wide range of skills and knowledge within your respective discipline.

It is expected that you will have at least three years’ experience working within the hotel, catering or private house field. The individual must have a willingness and desire to learn and progress.

Preferred Skills

Critical eye for detail.

Flexibility and adaptability to juggle a range of different tasks and to work extra hours to meet deadlines.

Discretion and an understanding of confidentiality issues.

Willing to learn new skills and enhance current knowledge.

Languages would be helpful.

Able to work in a SPA environment.

Additional Notes

This is a demanding and high pressure role running a private estate at 7* level. This role would best suit someone who is at the very top of their discipline and wants to take themselves and their team to the next level.

The investment in this person is a reflection of the value placed on the staff by the principles, and this level of ownership comes with the salary range and benefits you would expect for such a prestigious post.

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