Valet, Under Butler

£24K- £30K

 

A stunning country estate is looking for a junior butler/valet to work with the Head Butler and a full team of domestic staff – this is the perfect opportunity for someone who is at the beginning of their hospitality career to learn new skills in a highly respected household.

JOB REFERENCE

#1721

SALARY

£24K- £30K

LOCATION

Henley, UK

POSITION

Valet, Under Butler

CURRENCY

GBP

START DATE

01-May-2017

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

Yes

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

HOUSEHOLD TYPE

Professional / Philanthropist

PERKS

Excellent accommodation.

Work car provided.

Competitive salary offered to the right candidate.

EXPERIENCE

1 - 4 years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

Yes

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

No

Roles and Responsibilities


Open up House (De-alarm, shutters, curtains, etc).

Clean fire grates if used and relay fires.

Prepare Breakfast Trays or set table / Coffee Machine.

Prepare breakfast (chef will be on duty if there are guests).

Serve breakfast.

Sort post (straight to the family if at home, otherwise to secretaries).

Check dogs have water and their blankets are clean – caretaker walks the dogs.

Washing up after meals.

If drivers are otherwise occupied, occasional requirement to drive family, family or guests to airports or to other parts of the estate including hell pad.

Liaise with Secretary/Administrator/Chef, etc regarding daily schedule.

Drinks trolley and bars – keep stocked.

Check on supplies in soft drinks store and spirits store – order/buy as necessary.

Wine cellar (select wine for dinner, seek approval of choice from patron) & keep cellar inventory up to date.

Light fires, replenish log baskets.

Keep Cigars in condition.

Ordering/cancelling of newspapers and milk.

Serve lunch and dinner (setting and clearing tables/general care of Dining Room).

Responsible for all principal’s clothes and shoes (to include dry cleaning and repairs).

Packing/unpacking as required for principal.

Care of Silver, China, Glass (the family has a major collection).

Some shopping – for pantry, drinks trolley as required.

Pantry – keep clean, tidy and organised. Remove waste daily.

Kitchen – if cooking, leave kitchen clean and tidy. Remove waste daily.

Look after House Guests (luggage, serving drinks, meals, etc).

Closing up House and setting of alarm as necessary.

The family open other properties around the world, so this role does require travel.

Accommodation


Excellent self contained accommodation provided (details to be provided) along with use of estate car).

Immediate start.

5 days per week / roster will include weekends.

Eligibility


Because of the travel requirements of this role, only European Nationals or candidates free to travel within Europe and the Commonwealth countries should apply.

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