House Manager / PA | Knightsbridge

Circa £55,000 D.O.E

 

The Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for a House Manager / Personal Assistant, to look after 2 properties in central London. The client already employ a full-time, live-in butler and a daily housekeeper.

The client generally spends 90 days each year in her London home; during these periods the house is very busy, so the house staff are supported by 4 maids who travel with the client and her family.

The House Manager would be required to travel abroad to check on the status of other residential properties, located in: Europe, The States and The Middle East.

The role would suit someone who is energetic, resourceful,  proactive, who has a good analytical mind  and who  is great at problem solving.   She/he  will be pleasant, positive, polished, resilient and a self-starter,  a born organiser with excellent time management and multi-tasking skills,  along with the ability to think on her/his feet and troubleshoot whilst staying calm and focused.  She/he would always maintain the highest  standards of confidentiality, exercise discretion and protect family privacy.

The ideal candidate  would be good at anticipating issues and  resourceful, with the attitude that nothing is impossible. And she/he would have a keen eye for detail and take a hands-on approach, ensuring that each task  -  from the most challenging to the most mundane -   is handled efficiently and effectively.  

JOB REFERENCE

#7889

SALARY

Circa £55,000 D.O.E

CURRENCY

GBP

LOCATION

Knightsbridge London

POSITION

House Manager & Personal Assistant

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

No

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

Yes

TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD

Professional / Philanthropist, Formal Household, City Based, Travelling

EXPERIENCE

5+ years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

Yes

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

Illustrative  tasks the role might involve:  

  • Manage the seamless running of the household, including all staff duties and their hours
  • Manage the admin for the household ensuring all is up to date and date compliant
  • Ensure the property is secure when owners are away and when you leave
  • Manage and provide personal support to the family to ensure smooth running of all family and household affairs to the highest quality
  • Manage household credit card and cash account and ensure compliance with household budget
  • Ensure the house is maintained to a high standard at all times and everything in working order
  • Liaise direct with owners and their Personal Assistants to ensure the diary appointments are met
  • Ensure that household expenditures are necessary and reasonable, representing value for money
  • Organise and oversee occasional events, dinners and drinks parties, whether at the house or elsewhere
  • Welcome guests to the houses, making sure they are comfortable and well looked after
  • Book hotels / restaurant and transport for owners-upon request
  • Run household errands as requested by owners
  • Oversee household shopping and ensure cost effective shopping.
  • Maintain a motivated and efficient team of household staff, and when applicablerecruit new staff and train them in relation to their duties
  • Ensure there is replacement cover during any times of illness and staff holiday

 

Entry Requirements

Work Pattern:

  • Generally, working hours Monday-Friday 0930-1800 at the household in Knightsbridge. The household will be your normal place of work.  However, you may be asked to accompany the owners on trips from time to time or to travel alone.
  • Your hours of work will vary according to the weekly schedule, and you will be expected to work such hours as are reasonably required to perform your role and responsibilities. Hours will vary when owners are at the house.
  • The owners travel often throughout the year, and during this time the House Manager will take their holiday up to a maximum allowance of 30 days per year
  • Salary on offer will reflect candidate’s experience and expertise

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