HOUSE MANAGER / BUTLER
Posted - 24 June 2019
Location - TUSCANY, ITALY
We are seeking a bilingual House Manager with Butler Service skills (or a Couple who bring together both sets of skills), naturally hands-on, who comes with the ability and experience to coordinate a team of staff employed at a historic Palazzo in rural, central Italy.
Candidates MUST offer fluency in both Italian and English.
There are 12 existing domestic staff, who have been employed at the property for many years. Therefore, we need someone who will be able to approach this role with a degree of diplomacy and
sensitivity. Candidates must be able to show they have a
meticulous eye for detail, along with the ability to enthuse and motivate the
team to strive for higher levels of perfection.
This is a unique job, in a beautiful property, which requires someone who exhibits: a keen eye for the minute; gravitas; superior communication and people-skills, along with top-notch practical
skills and know-how in their specialism, be it housekeeping
or food and beverage service. It would be of huge advantage if candidates
present exceptional and proven laundry, wardrobe and/or valet skills.
The owner is a UHNW individual and is all too familiar with the finer things in life, and lives in the fast lane, often only organising or confirming travel schedules at the very last minute!
Therefore, the property will need to be maintained in a permanent
state of readiness. Preferring rural Italy to the frenetic lifestyle of Sardinia or St Tropez, the client uses the Palazzo to wind-down and entertain often extremely high-profile friends and guests.
As already stressed, candidates MUST be fluent in Italian and in English, while it is also important they are naturally, actively and enthusiastically hands-on. We would like to find someone who
will: lead-by-example; love working in a beautiful historical
home; strive for perfection and show they can think on their feet, all the
while managing complex logistics (often at very short notice) and dealing with
ambiguity in their stride!
For the right person there is an opportunity that the role could open up to a full-time position, or that it could include work at other properties, situated in the UK or other
areas in Italy. Must have 10-15 years experience, hold a current driving
licence, non smoker, and valid DBS, and good standing checkable references.
Salary: Euro 4.5K Per Month D.O.E. Immediate start. Accommodation: Bedroom and bathroom ensuite + use of car for business related duties provided. If the role became full-time, potential, separate, self-contained accommodation could be provided.
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