Posted - 29 Aug 2021



We are seeking an experienced House Manager to live and work on a beautiful private Estate in Oxfordshire.


Duties & responsibilities:

  • Diary management and communication
  • Ensuring team has daily update on what lies ahead
  • Ensure the family are kept up-to-date regularly with any issues and progress on getting issues resolved
  • Planning ahead with a 2-week rota
  • First point of contact for all visitors and contractors
  • Meet and greet all visitors by providing a personal welcome
  • Ensuring meeting spaces and the client facing areas are always presentable, and any faults or issues are reported in a timely manner and are dealt with ASAP
  • Ensuring transportation is arranged for all guests as required
  • Making sure the house is appropriately stocked
  • Carrying out periodic audits of household stock items
  • Ordering all cleaning materials to enable the team to undertake their roles
  • Project Management of house maintenance
  • Maintaining and updating household manuals
  • Scheduling home maintenance and repair work, and supervising the project and any contractors on site
  • Ensuring projects remain on track
  • Maintaining and updating household manuals
  • Submitting timesheets for all staff in time for monthly payroll


Team Management:

  • Supervision of other household staff, such as housekeepers, private chefs, groundsmen
  • Manage and maintain correct staffing levels at all times, planning for holidays and sicknesses
  • Assisting housekeeping team with cleaning duties and overseeing their work to ensure house is maintained to the highest standards
  • Responsible for all staff appraisals – ensuring they are carried out in a timely and constructive manner and feedback is captured and stored on their employee file


Desirable Attributes:

  • Must have private household experience
  • Longevity in previous roles
  • Must have managed a team
  • Must be willing to roll up their sleeves and get involved
  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of organisation to be able to manage complex schedules and keep all relevant parties updated


You may be required to undertake other duties from time to time as we may reasonably require. You must have a flexible attitude and be prepared to undertake any work relating to the Employer and their family affairs and activities at the Employer's request.


Accommodation will be provided – separate but close by to the residence.

Working hours: Monday to Friday, 7.30am–6.00pm, with flexibility.

Salary: £50,000 – £70,000 depending on experience


Ref: EHS #4202


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