Live in Valet/Butler/Houseman/Driver Central London

£25,000 net

 

Our client is seeking a live in Valet/Butler/Houseman/Driver to ensure the smooth running of his household in Central London.

 

 

JOB REFERENCE

#2034

SALARY

£25,000 net

LOCATION

Regents Park

POSITION

Live in Butler/Valet/Houseman/Driver

CURRENCY

GBP

START DATE

01-May-2017

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

Yes

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

HOUSEHOLD TYPE

Professional / Philanthropist

PERKS

Accommodation

All bills paid

10%  pension contribution

Medical insurance

EXPERIENCE

5+ years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

Yes

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities.

    • Performing all reasonable duties in connection with his role as a Houseman/ Driver for the Employer and Guests.

     

    • Co-ordinating activities such that the household runs smoothly, including contractors, deliveries, maintenance, opening up and closing down the house daily, taking care of visitors and guests, answering the telephone etc.

     

    • Responsibility for the paying all household bills from an authorised bank account as directed by the Employer. Any payment over £1000 must have prior approval from the Employer’s PA.
  • Taking care of all glassware, china and silverware, to a high standard.

 

  • Looking after all furniture, including artworks, antiques and piano, and arranging tuning and maintenance.

 

  • Identify and reporting on works and repairs needed within the residence and getting contractor quotes for maintenance and faulty equipment etc.

 

  • Being responsible for a wine cellar, cellar book, storage and being main contact with suppliers.

 

  • Serving food and beverages.

 

  • Occasional preparing of breakfast or light snacks or in absence of chef – for the principal and his family.

 

  • Arrange and maintaining floral arrangements in house.

 

  • Keeping all plants throughput the house well maintained.

 

  • Looking after the Roof Terrace, including plants and Jacuzzi. Watering of all plants, deadheading flowers, pruning plants, weeding and maintaining feeding and fertilising of plants.

 

  • Irrigation system to monitored regularly and maintenance to be overseen.

 

  • Check all lights in garden and house and replace bulbs.

 

  • Weekly (or as necessary) pressure washing of all exterior entrance areas.

 

  • Placing orders by phone or online when necessary.

 

  • Organising functions/social events, including liaising with outside caterers, hiring of additional waiting staff, table setting etc.

 

  • Care of male wardrobe and shoes.

 

  • Liaising with the Principal

 

  • and his PA with regard to his daily schedule and making sure that Principal gets to appointments on time.  Contacting relevant people if appointments will be late or missed.

 

  • Making sure the diary is up to date by adding or informing the Principal’s PA of any diary changes.

 

  • Keeping accurate accounts of expenditure and submitting scanned receipts and Excel account of expenses monthly.

 

  • Forwarding post to Employer’s PA.

 

  • Being responsible for the overall security of the house and liaising with security personnel, monitoring and maintenance of alarms and CCTV.

 

  • Locking up the house at end of evenings if no-one in, setting of alarms etc.

 

  • Maintaining the House Manual and updating when necessary.

 

  • Responsibility for all warranties and guarantees.

 

  • Full knowledge of fire-fighting equipment and regular inspection and rehearsal of fire-fighting equipment.

 

  • Fire extinguishers to be maintained and certificated annually.

 

  • Reading gas, electricity and water metres and reporting to relevant companies.

 

  • Handling of luggage.

 

  • Making guests feel welcome with introductions, tours, offers of assistance

 

  • Shopping as required by Family, chef or anyone else in the organisation and any other ad hoc errands requested.

 

  • Running of general errands and carrying out research.

 

  • Being able to drive when necessary normally only for short periods of time during daylight hours.

 

  • Maintaining (water, snacks, tissues and wi-fi) and keeping clean at all times vehicles owned or leased by the Principle, his Household and Company so they are ready to be driven at all times.

 

  • Maintaining appropriate insurance, tax, congestion charges, car parking payments etc.

 

  • Servicing cars, getting quotes, liaising with garages etc.

 

  • Overseeing any temporary staff.

 

  • Travelling with the family overseas as needed. When not travelling with the family, overseeing the property in their absence.

 

  • Help with any other Household duties as required.

 

  • Any other services reasonably required by the Employer consistent with your role.

 

Driving Duties:

 

  • Performing all reasonable duties in connection with his role as driver for the Employer and guests.

 

  • Maintaining and keeping clean and orderly at all times the vehicles owned or leased by the Employer and of his family, guests and any company cars (as notified to him from time to time) so they are ready to be driven at all times.

 

  • Maintaining appropriate insurance, tax, congestion charges, car parking payments etc.

 

  • Servicing car, liaising with garage, getting quotes etc.

 

  • Cleaning cars daily inside and out.

 

  • Booking extra cars and transportation.

 

  • Help with any other household duties as required.

Any other services reasonably required by the Employer consistent with your role as a driver

Accommodation

Self contained flat in Regents Park

Entry Requirements

Experience in driving and care of luxury vehicles

Handyman - good at maintenance

Computer literate - ability to keep accounts, timekeeping, ordering

 

Eligibility

5 years plus experience in similar role in private luxury sector

Clean Drivers License

Good common sense, initiative, proactive

 

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