Butler | North London

£33,000 - £35,000 Per Annum

 

A formal styled London household is looking for a Butler to join its team. This is a prestigious, historically important property, which has recently undergone a lengthy and painstaking restoration, resulting in what is arguably the finest historic interior of any residential property in London.

Joining a team of Butlers, we are looking for candidates who can show they are well trained, and minded to support the Butler team with a wide range of operationally essential tasks. The Butlers are expected to work in partnership with all household departments to provide the highest levels of operational service and performance.

This is a busy estate where candidates must be able to "think on their feet", and show the ability to follow instruction.

JOB REFERENCE

#5390

SALARY

£33,000 - £35,000 Per Annum

CURRENCY

GBP

LOCATION

Highgate

POSITION

Butler

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

No

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD

Professional / Philanthropist, Formal Household, City Based

PERKS

  • Rostered 45-hour week, excluding breaks
  • 20 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Cooked meals provided while on duty
  • Uniforms provided / and laundered 

EXPERIENCE

5+ years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

No

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

Butler Duties

  • Meeting and greeting guests and providing front of house service
  • The provision of all table and salon service, including: butler, silver-service, tray, bar & the provision of F&B services in the gardens, spa and pool areas
  • Cleaning and restocking of bars, coffee, tea and water stations as required
  • Maintaining general cleanliness in pantries, still-rooms, stock-rooms, service areas, including garden pavilions
  • Overseeing proper cellar management of fine wine, spirits and cigars
  • Maintaining the extensive collection of fine china and porcelain using the prescribed specialist cleaning techniques adopted by the house
  • Conservation and proper care of silver, gilt and crystal items using the prescribed specialist cleaning techniques adopted by the house
  • Overseeing regular stock-taking and inventory control, including:  china, porcelain, silverware, crystal and glass, cigars, wines and spirits
  • Responsibility for ensuring proper stock rotation
  • Responsibility for the correct acceptance and movement of deliveries within the dept and household
  • Making furniture and room adjustments to Principal’s and guest’s preference as instructed
  • Responsible for training, supervising and directing the Under Butlers.
  • Responsible for maintaining and running designated areas with the Butler's department
  • Standing in for the Senior Butler when required
  • To carry out any other duties that may be reasonably requested by the Head Butler or member of the senior management team.

 

Valet Duties

  • Coordinating luggage delivery and collection from rooms
  • Valeting duties to include packing and unpacking for the Principal and guests
  • The proper and efficient recording and relaying of messages.

 

Entry Requirements

Candidates must show that they can:

  • Provide total discretion along with the ability to provide exceptional service without being intrusive
  • Offer a flexible approach to working hours and the ability to be adaptable to change which might include working weekends and bank holidays at short notice. Time will be given in lieu when overtime is worked
  • Adapt to change in a quick and professional manner
  • work efficiently independently, or within the wider team.

Eligibility

  • Highest standards of personal grooming
  • A critical eye for detail
  • At least 3 years experience in a similar role and work environment
  • Good written and spoken English skills
  • Additional European languages would be considered a benefit.

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