A Houseman/Butler | Scotland

£25,000 DOE

 

A Houseman/Butler is required to support a small team at a Scottish shooting estate.

This is a newly created position for the estate.  This role is required to ‘step up’ the front of house service, ensuring that the Principal and Guests are fully looked after.  This would suit someone who wants to make the role their own:  to introduce new procedures and to really embrace the front of house as their domain, someone who can think outside the box to create a truly wonderful and enjoyable experience for the Principal and guests.

As this is a shooting estate, there is an extremely busy six months through the shooting season (August to end of January), and then a much calmer and quieter six months in the off season when the Principal is not in-residence full time.

JOB REFERENCE

#6432

SALARY

£25,000 DOE

CURRENCY

GBP

LOCATION

Scotland

POSITION

A Houseman/Junior Butler

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

Yes

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD

Mansion, Formal Household, Rural Location

EXPERIENCE

5+ years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

Yes

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Estate Managers overall and the House Manager day to day, the Houseman/Junior Butler will:

  • Meet, greet and fully service the Principal and guests on arrival and departure
  • Set up of all tables, bar and trays
  • Full service during meals including shoot parties (Butler, silver, tray and bar service skills are required)
  • Assist with events, such as dinner parties, business meetings and delivery of refreshments to locations over the estate
  • Manage and maintain the proper upkeep of household silver, china and crystal, along with the proper storage
  • Liaise with the Chef to ensure proper meal planning and preparation for service
  • Ability to prepare a simple meal would be a benefit
  • Keep accurate wine cellar inventory
  • Create beautiful and interesting table settings, including flower arranging of centrepieces
  • All usual valeting services for a female Principle, including shoe and boot care
  • Assisting housekeepers in the preparation of personal affects including valuables
  • Assisting housekeepers in room turn overs/turn down etc if required
  • All usual Butler duties

 

Maintenance and Handyman Duties:

  • Ad hoc duties such as changing lightbulbs
  • Reporting any issues regarding maintenance to the House Manager

Accommodation

Beautiful Self Contained Accommodation on the estate

Entry Requirements

Attributes

  • Flexibility in working hours and ready to work unsociable hours – especially during the shooting season
  • Understanding the importance of, and respecting, the family’s and guests’ right to privacy
  • Enthusiasm and pride in their work, while maintaining a sense of humour
  • Ability to grow their role, to make it their own and ‘raise the game’ of the estate’s hospitality
  • Be a team player, work proactively alongside the other departments ensuring efficiency, harmony and high morale

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