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Butler – London

  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #372

We are currently recruiting for a butler for a HNWI in Central London. 
 

  • Salary negotiable subject to DOE. 
  • Job Title: Butler
  • Location: NW London
  • Reports to: House Manager

Job Purpose:

As a Butler, you will be responsible for managing the household and guests of the principal when the House Manager is away. You will live in the residence when the principal is in residence and will be responsible for carrying out all reasonable instructions given by the principal, his family and guests. You will report directly to the House Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

Wardrobe management
Liaising with the House Manager
Managing all household and non-household service providers when the House Manager is away
Maintaining the principal's appointments, diaries, schedules, and calendars
Packing and unpacking for the principal, his family, and guests
Answering telephone calls and taking messages in relation to the principal, his family, and guests
Providing valet service, including laying tables for formal and informal events, polishing shoes, and ensuring the en-suite bathroom is cleaned and stocked to the principal's high standards
Seating family and guests appropriately
Overseeing the services provided under the maintenance, cleaning, and security contracts in relation to the household when the House Manager is away
Handling security codes, passwords, and carrying out other security duties
Designing menus, organizing meal times, and booking restaurant reservations for the principal, his family and guests
Arranging dinner parties, drinks parties, and business meetings for the principal, his family, and guests
Providing cover for the Houseman on his days off or when he is away
Ensuring the breakout kitchen, leisure center, and all other relevant areas in the house are adequately stocked and regularly supplied with food, fruits, drinks, and other necessary items
Preparing a shopping list in relation to the principal's requirements
Maintaining crystal, silverware, and artwork
Maintaining the wine cellar
Ensuring all areas in the household, particularly those the principal frequents, are cleaned to the highest standard
Meeting and greeting the employer, his guests, and visitors
Liaising with clients, suppliers, and other third parties
Handling and managing petty cash floats
Ensuring issues relating to the principal's laundry and clothes are dealt with
Ensuring all equipment in the household is in good working order
In conjunction with the House Manager, dealing with outside maintenance contractors, workmen, and builders
Implementing good household working practices
Making secure travel arrangements for the principal, his family, and guests
Dealing with issues relating to storage
Dealing with issues relating to hygiene and health and safety
During the Covid-19 times, ensuring he wears gloves and a face covering while in the household.
During the Covid-19 times, ensuring he stocks the household with hand sanitizer gels and places the sanitizers in prominent places around the house
Providing family, guests, and visitors with adequate PPE when they visit the house

Requirements:

Ideally Qualification from a recognized and approved Butler Institution
Good educational background
Excellent communication skills
Physically fit and agile
Willingness to live-in, especially when the Principal is in residence
Familiarity with security systems in the household
Confidentiality is essential
Flexibility is essential
Must be discreet and maintain confidentiality at all times.
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