Posted - 12 Mar 2017



We are seeking a live in female Estate Manager / Villa GM for a prestigious household located, based in Dubai (for cultural reasons a female manager is required).


The expected experience and minimum set of skills, are as follows.


You will have proven Estates / Villas Management extensive experience (experienced in a multi property environment), in Butler / Concierge experience, Hotels ‘all-round’ experience especially in housekeeping, facility management etc. (ensuring 5 star standards throughout properties).  You will have Domestic staff Management experience, and yacht Management is a plus. Willing to travel with the family, with an American or European passport  (for visa purposes). License to drive or if coming from abroad, candidate must know how to drive at least so you can apply for one upon arrival. Safety/security experience is a plus. 


The family includes 6 members (grand mother, father, mother and 3 children) with Domestic staff mostly from Asia (around 20 plus or minus). The Candidate is expected to manage the villas (2 villas next to each other), in which the family are living in currently. This includes anything and everything within these premises in addition to property budget, petty cash and expenses of household. Candidate will also be orchestrating the other staff members located out of these premises (ie. in yacht site) and other properties owned by family (ie. their flat in UK etc.). Candidate will be coordinating with contractors (whether for existing services/products or supervision and inspection of maintenance work with onsite building of their new home which is currently under development). It will also involve organizing special events.


You will manage Maintenance and Household Development including Improving Standards & Productivity, Operational Budgets, Tendering Contracts, Legal Compliance, Insurance, Maintenance. Also coordinate the travel arrangements for family and any bookings required upon arriving to destination,  hence someone that is well travelled will be able to smoothly manage this part. The family office will be working with this candidate for bookings, payments, coordination in general. At times you might need to escort the children or female family members on a quick trip inside or outside of UAE, hence having the safety/security experience a plus.


Salary DOE, accommodation offered, checkable references and current DBS.


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