Assistant Butler | The Cotswolds

Circa £38,000 - £42,000 per annum

 

A traditionally styled Assistant Butler is required to work in a large, formally staffed household in The Cotswolds.

Working collaboratively with the Butler, he or she will  support and undertake every aspect of Food and Drink Service required by family and guests, while ensuring and maintaining standards throughout the house.

Candidates must be proven team players, understanding that well-run homes must maintain efficiency, harmony, and high morale throughout the household.

Candidates must be flexible, as they will be needed sometimes to be available to start early/ work late, sometimes at short notice.

Candidates must have a keen eye for detail and be aesthetically minded.

The role is provided with self-contained accommodation, which can accommodate candidates with established family.   

JOB REFERENCE

#7645

SALARY

Circa £38,000 - £42,000 per annum

CURRENCY

GBP

LOCATION

The Cotswolds

POSITION

Assistant Butler

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

Yes

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD

Titled Family, Professional / Philanthropist, Formal Household, Rural Location

EXPERIENCE

5+ years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

Yes

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

Examples of Daily Duties might include

  • Portering all purchases or gifts to Principals.
  • Running personal household tasks for Principals.
  • Supervision of service vendors when onsite.
  • Liaising with personal service providers, such as beauticians, masseurs etc. and supervising their smooth arrival and departure.
  • Receiving guests.
  • Serving food and beverage to principals and guests.
  • Recording and updating of principals' food and beverage and service preferences.
  • Arranging tables and trays.
  • Organising and supervising food and beverage and smooth operation of events such as dinner parties, afternoon teas, meetings etc 
  • Daily liaising with the Chef in regards to meal planning, Mise-en-place and service. 
  • Occasional light food preparation
  • Proven Butler andsSilver service abilities are required. 
  • Maintenance and regular upkeep of household silver.
  • Occasional flower arranging and floral maintenance.
  • Ad-hoc facilities maintenance such as changing lightbulbs.
  • Maintaining and checking technical operations of the household, reporting defects
  • Housekeeping duties, such as early morning service of The Master's dressing room and office, and regular cleaning of pantry and back of house service areas. 
  • Valeting, including shoe and boot care/cleaning.
  • Keeping wine cellar inventories and having knowledge regarding fine wines.
  • Assisting Lady’s Maid in the preparation of personal affects, beauty products, valuables and clothes for packing.
  • Unpacking suitcases and have everything ready for use shortly after arriving at destination.
  • Some supervision of newer staff members and some management of housekeeping team operations.
  • Spot checking of housekeeping standards and reporting back to the housekeeping team. 
  • Care and supervision of dogs and their schedules.
  • Ensure valuable items are secure at all times.

Carries out any other task the Principals, House Manager, Head Butler, PA or Security Manager may occasionally ask.

 

 

Accommodation

Self-contained accommodation, all bills found

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