Butler, Concierge & PA | DOHA, QATAR

US$ 35,000 to US$ 40,000

 

Three (3) butlers are required to work in a busy, and formally styled VIP household in Doha, Qatar, to undertake all the classic Butler duties, including food and drink service, valeting, packing and unpacking and some lite-PA/Concierge type duties

The butlers will report directly to The Principal and his personal assistant. It is important that the candidates for these roles are able to  learn quickly, think on their feet, making decisions based on observation or discreet inquiry, so that they can accurately anticipate, obtain, and conduct timely, thoughtful, discreet delivery of service or presentation of anything needed.

Candidates must have excellent communication skills and should be able to read the mood of the people around them, so that they can adapt service delivery accordingly.

  • A full-time position, 6 day week,
  • Working in a very busy when family in residence, and
  • There will be international travel required with The Principal.

 

Prerequisites include

  • Experience of working in a similar role, in a deluxe world renowned hotel, private household, super yacht or ambassadorial residence etc,
  • Presentation of excellent checkable references,
  • Passion and a love for your work,
  • Immaculate in your presentation,
  • An advanced understanding of the importance of Etiquette and Protocol, and what it means (and takes) to be a Gentleman’s Gentleman,
  • Understanding the importance of discretion and confidentiality, 
  • Being self-motivated and capable of working with, or without, direction,
  • Loyal and hard working, 
  • Familiar with creating and delivering the highest standards of service, and
  • Able to work under pressure, a problem solver, unflappable and resilient (even in the face of adversity!)

JOB REFERENCE

#8529

SALARY

US$ 35,000 to US$ 40,000

CURRENCY

USD

LOCATION

Doha / Qatar

POSITION

Butler / Concierge / PA

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

Yes

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD

Family, Professional / Philanthropist, Formal Household, Travelling

PERKS

  • Salary depending on experience $35-40K
  • Accommodation provided inDoha and when travelling
  • 6 days working week, 1 day off
  • 4 weeks annual holiday
  • 1 economy flight per year to home country 
  • Health & Travel Insurance / Benefits
  • This is a lovely family to work for

EXPERIENCE

5+ years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

Yes

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

Staff Related 

  • Supervising/guiding and nurturing other staff at The Principal’s household

 

Traditional Butler Duties 

  • Meeting and greeting guests
  • Presentation of drink trays and welcoming amenities, including chocolates, sweet pastries and biscuits etc
  • Preparing and serving tea, coffee and soft drinks at meetings and other functions
  • Cigar service, with ability to offer advice on choice
  • Overseeing care of humidors and cigar inventories
  • Setting and preparing tables and dining rooms
  • Serving at table
  • Room Settings: ensuring each room is correctly presented, with thought given to position of furniture, floral arrangements, room fragrances, candles and lighting arrangements / mood settings (picture lights and evening lighting scenes) etc
  • To ensure the spotless presentation of The Principal's home (both hygienically and  in a tidy, neat fashion)

 

Valeting & Wardrobe

  • Maintaining The Principal’s wardrobe
  • Wardrobe management, inventory, and organisation
  • Ensuring the proper care and storage of the Principal's luggage 
  • Packing and unpacking cases, carefully inventorying items taken on trips
  • Providing fashion/style advice, well-versed in gentleman’s fashion, design and brands
  • Proper care and storage of jewellery, including time pieces and cuff-links. Ensuring valuable pieces are put away and locked up when necessary

 

Miscellaneous

  • Some PA duties might be asked, such as researching the best cafes, restaurants and  hotels in particular locations, and then organising reservations/bookings etc.
  • Supporting on the ground travel arrangements
  • Organise and manage lunch & dinner parties
  • Supporting event planning, including invitations & guest list management
  • Gift sourcing, purchase and wrapping

Eligibility

  • At least 5yrs experience working in similar roles,
  • Previous experience of working for UHNW families/ individuals in private homes, villas and/or in luxury hotels (such as Aman resorts or Mandarin hotels)
  • Intuitive and highly organised
  • Energetic and proactive, showing initiative and the ability to think on your feet
  • Loyal, patient, flexible & calm (even when things are hotting up around you!)
  • Good physical fitness 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Aware of the latest fashion trends (conservative, well tailored, high quality fashion brands), ability to provide styling advice while preparing wardrobes for travel
  • Able to order clothing and accessories, while developing relationships with the management teams of international fashion boutiques (and maintaining a black book of contacts)
  • Work efficiently to make things happen in limited time frames 
  • Technology Savvy (iPhone, iPad, Apple TV)
  • A passion for details, making sure all the necessary tasks are done to the highest standards
  • Hands-on, calm, organised, flexible and hard-working
  • Discreet, respectful, and diplomatic
  • Sophisticated and immaculately presented both in and out of duty
  • Impeccable valeting skills
  • Experienced in delivering a thoughtful, discreet, and unobtrusive service
  • Excellent English
  • Able to relocate to the Middle East

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