A TRAVELLING VALET

Circa £45,000 PA

 

An influential Middle Eastern gentleman is seeking to recruit a travelling valet to support his existing team. Working in rotation with another valet, 2-weeks-on-2- weeks-off, the primary responsibility will include oversight of the Principal’s wardrobe, ensuring the extensive collection of clothes and accessories, including jewellery are properly maintained and always available when needed.

This role may also support the Principal with his personal daily schedule which will include shopping and food & drink service. The Principal travels extensively so this role will support all practical aspects of travel – packing; unpacking; inventorying  and logistics etc. The role will require extensive  travel within the UK, Europe and Internationally. This is a truly unique, formational opportunity, to travel as part of a professional and specialist team, supporting a highly influential gentleman.

We are looking for someone who has a hands-on approach and is willing to personally involve themselves in daily household tasks. By its very nature, while there are numerous other staff in attendance, the successful candidate will show  they don't just delegate, but rather happily embrace cleaning, laundry and tidying jobs as needed.

You will have a happy, cheerful and positive outlook, be energetic, with a character that enders you to others, and of course good communication skills. You must be trustworthy and able to demonstrate that you can handle confidential information appropriately. 

JOB REFERENCE

#6445

SALARY

Circa £45,000 PA

CURRENCY

GBP

LOCATION

Mayfair | London

POSITION

Travelling Valet

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

No

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD

Professional / Philanthropist, Formal Household, Travelling

EXPERIENCE

5+ years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

Yes

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

Wardrobe

  • Responsible for organisation of an extensive wardrobe with thousands of items
  • Laundering and cleaning clothes correctly, particularly delicate items
  • Mending and repairing damaged items of clothing
  • Outfit selection and planning for the Principal

 

Travel

  • Pack and unpack for the Principal when he travels abroad, including:
    • Wardrobe items;
    • Electronic equipment – cameras, phones, charges, IT etc;
    • Cosmetic products – skincare and other toiletries;
    • Medication and supplements.
  • Maintain photographic inventories for packing;
  • Assisting with travel arrangements before and during each trip;

 

Personal duties assisting Principal

  • Shopping and gift buying;
  • Oversight of personal drink, dietary and supplement schedule;
  • Working with other household staff to ensure that household routines are maintained correctly e.g. nightly turn down, candles on and off at correct times.

 

Housekeeping and daily upkeep of properties

  • Doing laundry and cleaning as required;
  • Preparation and tidying of property;
  • Setting up for meetings;
  • Oversight of personal drink, dietary and supplement schedule;
  • Covering other staff during their holiday period.

 

Service and Events

  • Daily table service as required;
  • Assistance and service at events hosted by the Principal at properties.

 

Communication and working with others

  • Provide support and input to senior members of the household team to ensure that the routine of the house is clear, organised and well-staffed;
  • Work with the Private Office where applicable to discuss arrangements relating to the household and Principal.

 

Travel

  • Travel with Principal in the UK, Europe and Internationally

 

Hours

  • Start and finish times will be determined by the movements of the Principal;
  • Working in rotation, circa 2 weeks on / 2 weeks off (but this rotation does sometimes need to change to facilitate easy turnarounds) 
  • Flexibility required.

Entry Requirements

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in private households, hospitality, hotels or restaurants;
  • Experience of serving customers, diners, guests or a Principal directly;
  • Familiar with cleaning and laundry;
  • Good standard of written and spoken English;
  • Right to work within the UK;
  • Driving ilicence

 

Preferable Qualifications and Experience

  • Wardrobe and clothing management experience including ability to undertake small sewing repairs ie buttons etc;
  • A good knowledge re' the care of jewellery.

 

Personal Attributes

  • Hands on approach, willing to be personally involved in practical household tasks;
  • Attention to the detail;
  • Positive and can-do attitude;
  • Team player who enjoys working with different types of people;
  • Confidence when dealing with big personalities;
  • Able to operate in a flexible and changing environment;
  • Copes super well with last minute requests;
  • Trustworthy and handles confidential information appropriately;
  • Happy to travel at short notice, for extended periods.

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