Posted - 11 Oct 2018



Live-in Travelling Under Butler required for a large formal household based in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. 


The Under Butler is required to assist the Head Butler with the efficient management of the household.


General Duties:

  • To work closely with, and under the direction of the Head Butler at all times.

  • Cover for the Head Butler in his absence.

  • In conjunction with fellow team members, to assist with the opening up procedure of the household.

  • Assisting Senior Housekeeper and Housemaids with tasks such as changing water in vases and tidying obvious debris from Reception Rooms (eg glasses, tea/coffee tray, chocolate trays etc, etc).

  • Laying up breakfast, lunch and dinner tables and trays, to include service.

  • Cleaning, vacuuming and laying the fires together with replenishing log baskets.

  • Ensure silver, crystal and china is systematically cleaned, maintained and stored in the correct manner.

  • Crystal chandeliers and glass lampshades should be maintained as part of the annual household cleaning schedule.

  • Pantry duties: keeping pantry tidy, emptying bins etc, etc.

  • To follow the correct household procedure for dealing with/handling fine art and antiquities.

  • Receiving of guests, service of drinks and notifying the Principal(s) of arrivals.

  • Unpacking and packing for the Principal and gentleman guests.

  • Together with the Head Butler and Valet, to ensure the cellar is efficiently managed.

  • Decanting and serving fine wines and port.

  • At busy times, to assist in the kitchen with prep work and washing up.

  • To assist with extended family functions as and when required.

  • Running errands and shopping as required by the Principal(s).

  • Gun maintenance to include care of leather cases, gun cases and cartridge bags.

  • Driving as and when required.

  • Answering and screening telephone calls in line with the household procedure.

  • Travelling within position as required.To be smart and presentable at all times during transit.

  • Any other tasks as requested by the Head Butler, Principals and their family.

  • To start ASAP with salary negotiable depending upon experience.


Accommodation will be discussed at interview stage.


Ref: EHS #1560


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