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Our team of butlers at Irving Scott are fully qualified, extensively trained, and thoroughly vetted, but they also have a keen ability to anticipate your needs at all times. Each candidate is selected for their impeccable social etiquette and ability to blend into the household environment seamlessly.
We take great pride in providing butlers who are highly recommended and have years of experience catering to families and individuals of high-profile nature. They have walked the halls of grand estates, served at formal dinners, and ensured that every event is a picture of perfection.
Some of the main skills a qualified butler should be proficient in:
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In addition to these core skills, many of our butlers have additional abilities and specialities. Some know current events and international affairs and can converse in two or more languages. Others are experienced in packing, unpacking, and wardrobe management. They deeply understand fabrics and fashion and know how to care for textiles, carpets, and other household furnishings such as antiques. Many are also available for occasional travel with clients and their extended families, ensuring continuity of service wherever you may be.
At Irving Scott, we understand that every household is unique, so a butler's role can vary from home to home. This is why our butlers are trained in various areas, including table service, household cleaning, estate management, concierge services and hotel management, luxury lifestyle consulting and personal stylist training. They are not just employees - they are career professionals, many of whom maintain membership in prestigious organisations such as the International Guild of Professional Butlers. Some are graduates of renowned 'butling' and European house management schools.
We have also broken traditional stereotypes and are proud to have placed several female butlers successfully over the past few years. Each member of staff, regardless of gender, in our portfolio has received training in etiquette, protocol, concierge skills, silver service and staff management. Furthermore, most of them speak several languages and are knowledgeable about current affairs.
Regarding employment rights, we ensure that our butlers are well-cared for. They typically do not work regular hours, and sometimes principals reward them for this flexibility by improving their annual leave. By law, in the UK, the minimum amount of holiday time that full-time employees are entitled to is 28 paid days a year, including Bank Holidays.
Each butler's appearance is a reflection of the household they serve. Therefore, in our experience, most households will expect the butler to wear a suit. To this end, an allowance is typically agreed upon for this purpose.
At Irving Scott, our commitment to excellence is unwavering. We strive to provide the best possible match for your household, ensuring a seamless fit into your daily life. Trust, discretion, and professionalism are at the heart of what we do, and we are ready to help you find the perfect professional for your needs.
They are more than just employees - they are the keepers of your home, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and efficiently and providing an unmatched level of service that goes above and beyond the call of duty. Whether it's managing your household staff, overseeing an event, or simply ensuring that your day-to-day life is as seamless and stress-free as possible, our butlers are there to support you every step.
In conclusion, it's more than just a domestic help. They are your personal assistant, your confidant, and the ultimate symbol of luxury and convenience. Their presence elevates your lifestyle, giving you the peace of mind to focus on what truly matters.
The world of the butler is a world of service, elegance, and discretion. It is a world that Irving Scott understands intimately. And it is a world we invite you to experience with us.
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Not at all! We have placed several female butlers successfully over the past few years.
Every qualified butler that we have on our portfolio has received training in etiquette, protocol, concierge skills, silver service and staff management. Furthermore, most of them speak several languages and are knowledgeable about current affairs.
Butlers do not work regular hours and sometimes principals reward them for this flexibility by improving their annual leave. By law, in the UK the minimum amount of holiday time that full-time employees are entitled to is 28 paid days a year including Bank Holidays.
This depends upon the household, but in our experience the majority of households will expect the butler to wear a suit and that an allowance is agreed upon for that purpose.