Posted - 21 Oct 2021



Our client is seeking a polished, trained and experienced 5* Butler to join a team and work on a rotating shift with some overnight stays depending on your rota.


Duties include, but not restricted to:



  • Polishing silver, glasses, china etc
  • Clean cupboards and reorganise them on the butler side of the kitchen
  • Polishing Mr’s leather shoes
  • Help housekeepers cleaning windows inside and out for the ones that you can reach
  • Clean reception room and dining room chandelier every three months
  • Clean the swimming pool every other week


Upon Owner’s arrival & Departure

  • Greet owner’s arrival along with the house manager and the housekeeper, serve drinks etc.
  • Take all the luggage inside, take picture of all the luggage, when leaving pack luggage and car etc
  • Check on packing list together with the housekeeper ensuring nothing has been forgotten
  • Pack all the jet catering and cross reference with catering packing list, ensuring its all in the car


Mise en Place / Service

  • Prepare all the china, silver cutlery, water/wine glasses, etc
  • Set table, flower arrangements etc
  • Serve refreshments, drinks
  • Discuss menu and any special requests
  • Once Service complete, wash all the glasses, cutlery and china by hand at the kitchen sink (Housekeepers will assist)



  • Manage inventories – china, crystal, silver, drinks etc
  • Organise gardener’s weekly work when they arrive on site
  • Accompany contractors when they come in the house and stay with them until they are finished
  • Spray Scoot Fox repellent on the property to ensure foxes do not establish their houses on the grounds
  • Check household light bulbs etc
  • Good communication with the chef and understand his requirements
  • Answer the DECT phone whenever it rings in a professional manner
  • Accompany owner’s / friends / guests out of the house whenever they leave and greet them upon their return
  • Run errands for the family


Hours: 60 hours per week working in rotation with one Butler. When the family is in residence the schedule will be 3 days on - 3 days off. When they are not in residence, the rota will revert to 5 days on - 2 days off, as days will be shorter hours. 2 months probation. Holiday entitlement / 20 days + 8 bank holidays pro rata to the start date. Salary - £40k-£45k per annum DOE.


Note: Not all the butlers will be live in when on duty as there is only limited space. Therefore the butler who will finish late in the evening will need to stay on site and the accommodation is very nice, clean, natural light, comfortable and with en-suite facilities. 


Start ASAP.


Email your interest to cv@ljwrecruitment.com

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