LIVE IN BUTLER
Posted - 2 Jan 2018
Location - CHELSEA, LONDON, UK
Experienced Live In Butler required for an overseas client in part-time residence.
All traditional duties involved looking after the Principle, family and guests in his London home, and also responsible for several other nearby properties.
Duties to include preparation and provisioning of house prior to visits, all day to day food and beverage requirements and also occasional formal functions. Care of items such a silver, chinaware, artwork, furnishings etc. Also responsible for packing and unpacking of principles clothes with good valeting skills essential. Basic cooking skills a bonus although a Chef does travel with the client when necessary. Client often visits for Shoot days so somebody with experience in this environment and ideally with a Firearms licence, would be an advantage, but not a deal breaker.
You will work closely with House Manager, to manage all aspects of properties, including for example payment of all bills, household maintenance, liaising with and coordination of all contractors and service providers, maintain detailed Household accounts, responsibility for high-tech AV system, personal shopping for employers and looking after a number of cars, ensuring all vehicles serviced, MOT'd, taxed, insured, valeted and ready for clients use.
Also looking for someone with a hands on / can do attitude, prepared for example to carry out basic gardening, maintenance of cleaning tasks and when necessary, particularly when house is not being used.
Must be a professional, organised, self-motivated hard working and flexible person. Confident, pro-active and able to work independently but also calm, engaging, unobtrusive, personal and able to work closely as a member of a small team of staff, working for a charming and appreciative employer.
When not in residence, hours would be 9-5 Monday to Friday with longer working hours expected when house in use by client, or occasional visits from other family members.
Separate one bedroom, s/c accommodation provided. Security & Fire Alarm systems from main house are linked to this flat and Butler will be responsible for day to day monitoring and management of these systems, liaising with providers/emergency services as necessary.
Salary in the region of £40k DOE, all bills paid and company pension also provided. Start January 2018.
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