Asst. Estate Manager / Butler | Lanarkshire, Scotland

Circa £40,000

 

The Assistant Estate Manager / Butler

THE MISSION

The Assistant Estate Manager / Butler is employed to support The Estate Manager in ensuring the effective and efficient operation of The Castle and the wider estate, which includes: multi-purpose land, made over to: formal gardens, temporary and permanent pasture, woodland (including areas undergoing reforestation), animal and arable farming, land made available for wild game, and rivers and ponds for game fishing.

The Assistant Estate Manager / Butler will work closely with The Estate Manager and the estate’s team to ensure the Castle, estate, properties and land are maintained to the appropriate level, so The Family and visitors can be received at short notice.

In all estate matters, the Assistant Estate Manager / Butler will be expected to represent the owner’s image in a faultless light, while working to maintain and promote their priorities within agreed budgets and timelines.

It is important for the owners, to find employees who show real passion for their work, coupled with the ability to act as guardians for their beautiful home and estate! 

Candidates must present proven relevant experience and excellent checkable references.

JOB REFERENCE

#7656

SALARY

Circa £40,000

CURRENCY

GBP

LOCATION

Scotland

POSITION

Butler & Asst. Estate Manager

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

Yes

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD

Professional / Philanthropist, Formal Household, Rural Location

EXPERIENCE

10 - 15 years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

Yes

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

The Butler & Assistant Estate Manager's main duties are to ensure that:

  • All facilities are maintained in impeccable and fully functional conditions;
  • Ensure that dining areas, meeting rooms, offices, reception spaces and areas used by family and guests are constantly kept clean and in good repair;
  • Ensure that employee accommodation, dining and recreational facilities meet the prescribed standards;
  • Undertake and/or manage prescribed maintenance tasks;
  • Supervision of seasonal and/or temporary staff;
  • Working independently or with contracted engineering and maintenance service providers to ensure all repairs and preventive maintenance for all buildings (interior and exterior), other structures (gates, fences, etc), gardens and land are carried out in an efficient and timely manner.
  • You are to represent and stand in for the Estate Manager when required.
  • You are expected to work with integrity and congeniality in all matters and communicate with the community in a courteous manner that engenders respect and goodwill.
  • Part of the role is to live on site at The Castle.

 

Service & Customer Specific Responsibilities

  • To provide Butler duties, which will require that candidates understand and provide personalised and timely service, including  meal and drink service, valet and wardrobe assistance to members of The Family and their guests
  • Ability to acknowledge, welcome and greet The Family using the appropriate levels of discretion, and the correct forms of address
  • Display a polite and correct manner
  • Ability to spontaneously engage in formal and natural conversation with The Family and guests while never being over familiar

 

Additional Duties

  • This advertisement outlines the type of duties which are typically required, but additional duties will be required from time to time

Accommodation

  • 3 bedroom Cottage, recently renovated to a very high standard
  • The role permits partners and pets to live in the provided accommodation.

Entry Requirements

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • These can be shared during the interview process

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