House Manager hire for you

House Manager hire

house manager hire

House manager hire with Sara Vestin Rahmani and team

Call +442032900142 today or email to see examples of the people we have on offer for your house manager hire.

We have a large amount of wonderful house managers at our domestic staff agency. Our house manager hire service allows you to hire house managers for all over the globe. No job is too bit or too small for the Bespoke Bureau house manager.

Responsibilities & Duties of the House Manager

The house manager is senior manager in a private household. He or she usually works in a large home or an estate (then called an estate manager). The follow duties are typical of a house manager:

  • service.
  • managing staff.
  • managing multiple properties.
  • ensuring consistency of service.
  • Overall financial management for all properties .
  • responsible for fine art.
  • project management and management.
  • PA work.
  • Chauffeur work.
  • Valeting or butlering.
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Hours of the house manager

These jobs can be live-in. Then it is often a 24/7 on-call position. However, this is not always the case. It can vary from household to household.

House Manager’s other titles

Other titles used for this position include:

  • Butler.
  • Director of Properties and Services.
  • Director of Residences.
  • Estate Manager.
  • General Manager of Properties and Services.
  • Majordomo.
house manager hire

We have a wide range of domestic staff available for hire


Experience and Qualifications needed to be a house manager

Many house managers have years of experience working in households. Some are also former property managers. You do not need a qualification to be a good house managers but it helps. We train house managers at our famous British Butler Academy. However, you need to have previous background in either corporate management, service or in a household. Also ex PAs become very good house managers often. Ex housekeepers can train and become excellent house managers.

Difference and similarities between a House Manager and a Butler

The Butler, as opposed to the Household Manager, traditionally serves a more formal figure. The butler deals with protocol, formal service, fine wines and household etiquette. Both positions involve a lot of hands-on service to the principals and their guests. Their work schedule will often vary in days or hours, requiring a degree of flexibility.

Experience required of the House manager and Butler

  • Vendor and project management skills.
  • Knowledge of etiquette and protocol  is good.
  • Formal service of fine wines and food  is a must.
  • Ability to represent the household from telephone manner to reception of guests.
  • Knowledge of and expertise in caring for fine arts, antiques, silver, china.
  • Car knowledge.
  • Valeting skills for both males and females.
  • Eye for detail and ability to anticipate.
  • Ability to read mood of principal’s and other household members and adapt accordingly.
  • Experienced in delivery of thoughtful, discreet and unobtrusive service.
  • Demonstrated discretion and confidentiality

Contact us for your house manager hire 

Kind Regards,  Bespoke Bureau

Blackwell House | Guildhall Yard
Bank | London | EC2V 5AE, UK

Phone: +44 (0) 2032900142

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Housekeepers agency for you

Housekeepers agency

Contact us today to hire a housekeeper: +442032900142 or email

A housekeeper is someone who does the cleaning and maintenance of the interior of a residence. The term is almost exclusively applied to females. They are a popular addition to western households that are busy and need extra help. At our housekeepers agency we offer:

  • live in housekeepers.
  • daily housekeepers.
  • part time housekeepers.
  • full time housekeeper.
  • permanent housekeepers.
  • temporary housekeepers.

The traditional housekeeper

Housekeepers agency

Housekeepers agency with style

In the great houses of yesteryear the housekeeper could be a woman of considerable power in the domestic arena. The housekeeper of times past had her room or rooms cleaned by junior staff. Her meals prepared and laundry taken care of, and with the butler presided over dinner in the Servants’ Hall. Unlike other servants, she was addressed as Mrs. Last Name. A bit like in Downton abbey.

The modern housekeeper

Today’s head of household staff in a great house lives in much the same manner. Although now, fewer households can afford large groups of servants with an elaborate hierarchy. A housekeeper also supervises and coordinates activities of household employees in a private residence. She will inform new employees of the employer’s desires. She gives instructions in work methods and routines. She assigns and performs duties such as:

  • cooking and serving meals
  • cleaning
  • washing
  • ironing
  • adjusting work activities to accommodate family members.

She also orders food and cleaning supplies, keeps record of expenditures. She may hire and discharge employees.  

Cost of a housekeeper

Housekeepers agency

Find a housekeeper with us

Many housekeepers in London charge by the week and by the size of your living space. Small apartments often cost £400 a week, while a large home could cost £500-£600 a week. These prices fluctuate on the type of home as well as if there are any special problem areas that need to be cleaned. It also depends if the housekeeper is live in or out. Our housekeepers agency can help guide you to the most affordable option for you.

 The housekeepers position on the house

The housekeeper is generally hired by and reports to the lady of the house. The extent to which the housekeeper supervises other staff varies from household to household. In general, the staff of a grand house is divided into departments. Then the the housekeeper is in charge of all the female staff. Sometimes also of the kitchen staff but not always. They usually report to the cook. In other households, particularly those of the very wealthy with several residences, the housekeeper is the ultimate head of household.

Corporate housekeepers

Housekeepers agency

A great housekeeper will make any room look amazing

With our housekeepers agency, you can also hire corporate housekeepers. Housekeepers also work in hotels and resorts. Their job description differs slightly from the traditional housekeeper. A Commercial housekeeper performs housekeeping duties, such as cleaning and stocking supplies in units when assigned. Maintains a high cleanliness standard for all resort rental units and provides top level customer service for guests.

Functions of the corporate housekeeper:

Cleans guest rooms and stocks with appropriate supplies in the prescribed manner while following safety and security procedures and regulations, including but not limited to:

  1. Picks up and removes trash.
  2. Changes linen and makes beds.
  3. Cleans entire bathrooms.
  4. Sweeps and dusts each unit.
  5. Cleans the windows, balconies and porches.
  6. Stocks and restocks and stores the supplies according to current procedures.
  7. Turns in keys and unused supplies at the end of each shift.
  8. Checks with supervisor prior to clocking out at the end of each day. 
  9. May be required to clean carpets using equipment to maintain cleanliness standards of all floor coverings within the rental units and amenities.
  10. Responds to guest requests and reports guest concerns in a timely and hospitable manner to ensure guest satisfaction.
  11.  Reports any missing articles, damages or mechanical problems to the Executive Housekeeper and turns in any articles left in each unit.
  12. Coordinates with the Executive Housekeeper relating to work priorities and provides assistance when/where needed. 
Sara Vestin Rahmani - the owner of the housekeepers agency

Sara Vestin Rahmani – the owner of the housekeepers agency

Housekeepers agency – why us?

We know what to look for when hiring housekeeper. Hiring a shopkeeper is a serious responsibility. Allowing someone into your home requires a large amount of research in finding the right person for the job.

  • you need to get insurance for the housekeeper.
  • If she is self employed then she will need her own housekeeper insurance and will be on a service contract. Make sure you check this with your Housekeepers agency or housekeeper first. It is important.
  • we ask for references. Before even considering hiring a housekeeper we also suggest that you check the references yourself. Always ask for references before hiring.
  • employment screening.
  • we help with contracts. 

Housekeepers agency – our fee and promises

The Bespoke Bureau housekeepers agency is renowned as the most exclusive one in the world. Your home and lifestyle requirements will be in our safe and capable hands. All you have to do is call us or email us with your home or hotel staffing requirements and we will see that you swiftly receive the best domestic staff candidates available on the market. We pride ourselves in having all our business is channelled via referrals and we have never advertised.

  • This means that both clients and candidates can rest assured that they will be a match made in heaven. It is of utmost importance to us that you are happy with our services as your satisfaction brings you, your friends and your colleagues back to us year after year.
  • Unrivalled 12 month placement guarantee.  We want to make sure that you are satisfied with the staff we place with you. Otherwise you can swap them for up to 1 year. No other agency in the world offers this.
  • Price Match Agency Fee guarantee. Find a lower rate with the same benefits and we will match it.
  • We don’t advertise. All our candidates come to us recommended.
  • Professional and friendly advice – Our recruitment and domestic staff training advice is free and without obligation. We treat every enquiry with absolute discretion. As many of you lead busy lives, we are happy to come to you to chat during evenings or weekends.
  •  A Bespoke service- Just like our name suggests, we are a Bespoke Bureau. We will listen to your staff needs and tailor make a domestic staff service that suits you and find your exact match. We save your valuable time by only introducing closely-matched domestic staff candidates.
  • Free training. If you recruit staff via us, you get a free training course as part of the package.
  • Quick and Efficient – Thanks to our large database of registered and vetted domestic staff, we are able to send you details of suitable household staff candidates straight away. No long waits. .
  • Checked candidates – All our domestic staff candidates have at least 3 years’ relevant household experience but often much much more. They have been interviewed by us and, wherever possible, we have spoken directly to their recent employers to verify, amongst other things, their skills, honesty and attitude to work.
  • You can also opt for a graduate from our Butler academy for a lower hire staff price.
  • The Best Domestic Staff on the market.
  • Free butler graduates for intern-ship roles with you if you wish.
  • Support – We provide employment contract templates for domestic staff free of charge as well as offering you free advice.
  • Terms of business and registration – Straightforward and understandable. We are here to make your life easy not more difficult. Furthermore, we can be flexible with our terms to suit your needs.

Welcome to us!

Bespoke Bureau

Bespoke Bureau

Thank you!

Sara Vestin Rahmani

Bespoke Bureau

Blackwell House | Guildhall Yard

Bank | London | EC2V 5AE

Main phone: +44 (0) 2032900142

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Find a housekeeper in London

Find a housekeeper in

If you are looking to find a housekeeper in London then look no further. The Bespoke Bureau has a large variety of housekeepers available in London and the surrounding areas. We also help families abroad that are looking to find a housekeeper in London for a new home there or for their houses overseas.

Find a housekeeper in London that is the best with us

find a housekeeper in London

Find a housekeeper in London-Happy Housekeeper/Butler Student

We are a tip top domestic staff recruitment service. We offer professional and experienced household staff (butlers, couples, housekeepers, chefs and nannies) for clients based worldwide but mostly in London. For those looking  to find a housekeeper in London for a VIP household, you have come to the right place. We have the best housekeepers  available in all of London and for the rest of the world for that matter.

Do you need to find a housekeeper in London urgently?

  • With our excellent contacts, we are able to recruit high calibre household staff in the shortest possible time.
  • Our agency is well known to establish a continuing and helpful partnership with its numerous high profile clients worldwide.
  • Our Housekeepers are not only experienced but also often trained with our housekeeping academy.
  • You can opt for someone less experienced, more experienced or someone entry level.
  • We help you find a housekeeper in London of any calibre you wish.
  • In addition to an extensive London domestic staff network, top staff in our offices and also with a techy and large database.

More information on how to find a housekeeper in London, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Sara Vestin Rahmani


Bespoke Bureau

Blackwell House | Guildhall Yard

Bank | London | EC2V 5AE

Bespoke: +44 (0) 2032900142


Luxury Estate jobs

Luxury Estate jobs

Luxury Estate jobs

Luxury Estate jobs-Find them via us

Want to find Luxury Estate jobs?

Yes, me too. Come join The Bespoke Bureau, for all the best Luxury Estate jobs in the UK, France and Middle East.

Based in the prestigious heart of London (Guildhall in the city) for the past 11 years and now a franchise, we pride ourselves to be considered “The World‘s and The UK’s Best Household Staffing Agency” amongst staff agencies. We find top domestic staff Luxury estate jobs and other jobs worth working very hard for.

Where are our Luxury Estate jobs based?

Bespoke Bureau specialises in the recruitment of household staff internationally. Our Luxury Estate jobs would include roles for:
House Managers

  • Valets
  • Lady’s maids
  • Domestic couples
  • Estate Managers
  • Butlers
  • Housekeepers
  • Chefs
  • Nannies
  • Gardeners 

Luxury Estate jobs – who are our VIP clients?

We recruit for palaces, mansions, estates, prestigious houses, 5 star hotels and yachts all over the world. We provide high calibre staff that are:

  • Experienced
  • Hard working
  • Professional
  • Multi-functional
  • Discreet
  • Flexible
  • With great references and alot of common sense

Over the years we have built a strong relationship with domestic staff candidates and private NHW and other clients alike which has led to new opportunities that enable us to provide a more comprehensive service with our clients’ needs in mind.

For assistance and advice on all the services we offer, as well as info on Luxury Estate jobs, please contact us. We will be delighted to help you.

Luxury Estate jobs

Sara Vestin Rahmani


Kind and warm regards

Sara Vestin Rahmani

Founder and Owner of the

Bespoke Bureau & The British Butler Academy

Blackwell House | Guildhall Yard

Bank | London | EC2V 5AE

Bespoke: +44 (0) 2032900142

Domestic staff company London

Domestic staff company London

Domestic staff company London Sara Vestin Rahmani

Domestic staff company London – Sara Vestin Rahmani owns the company and hires staff herself

Bespoke Bureau’s domestic staff company London offers the best jobs in our industry. We are the leading household job agency in the City of London. Our aim is to find the best people for you home. We recruit our applicants worldwide in order to provide high level of flexibility. We offer flexible staff in terms of skills, knowledge, abilities, qualifications, language spoken and cultural awareness.

Domestic staff company London and how we work:

We specialize in finding the best candidates and through our picky search. Our selection methods are strict. We supply staff for a number of positions including:

  • Butlers.
  • Estate Managers.
  • PAs.
  • Au pairs.
  • Chefs.
  • Chauffeurs.
  • Housekeepers.
  • Nannies.
  • House managers.

Why us our Domestic staff company London?

Domestic staff company London

A top housekeeper can make a difference

We realize that the amount of time spent on your household is not your priority. We will work with you and work out what staff you need. We consider things such as: Your time at home, your  household size as well as your standards and requirements. Our nannies, housekeepers and butlers are selected very carefully. This is to ensure they meet your needs. We try to achieve  a 100% match so that both our clients and candidates are happy. According to our statistics, we are getting more and more popular. Households are understanding that they need to pay money to ensure their house is kept clean and safe at all times. Our agency wants your home to be friendly and inviting. It should be a place for family and guests.

Our clients at the agency

We are fully aware of our clients’ expectations. Therefore, our candidates are always of the highest calibre. They deliver domestic services with attention to detail. Our clients come from different backgrounds and include: celebrities, bankers and other professionals. We are very motivated to deliver the very best private home professionals. We only place staff that provide excellent services to high profile families. We respect our clients’ privacy and maintain confidentiality of information. Moreover, we understand you are busy and will only present you with just few applications. This is in order for you to have a hand picked selection of candidates to choose from.

Domestic staff company London and our staff

Our recruitment team is highly dedicated to provide experienced staff for you. We are proud to say that our clients come back to us year after year. This is due to the satisfaction they get from our consultants. Our consultants recruit:

  • butlers.
  • chefs.
  • couples.
  • house managers.
  • private assistants (PA).
  • nannies and housekeepers.

All our staff come to us via recommendations and we do not advertise. At the Domestic staff company London we place emphasis on checking CRBs and references or we provide them to you. Our key to the success is our experience, qualifications, initiative, teamwork, and involvement. We train our office staff and make sure they are always happy.

For more information on our Domestic staff company London, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you.

Domestic staff company London

Domestic staff company London with a fleet of staff to serve you

Kind regards,

Sara Vestin Rahmani
Bespoke Bureau, Peek-a-boo and Cupcakes

Blackwell House | Guildhall Yard
Bank | London | EC2V 5AE
Bespoke: +44 (0) 2032900142
Peek-a-boo: +44 (0) 2032900142

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Blackwell House, Guildhall Yard, Bank, London, EC2V 5AE, UK
Phone: +44 (0) 2032900142

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London Best Concierge Service

London Best Concierge Service

Harassed executives all have professional Personal Assistants to organize their lives and schedule. We’ve all heard the cliché of the busy company director getting his P.A. to buy his wife’s birthday, anniversary and Christmas presents.

London Best Concierge Service takes the place of that competent secretary, with her little black book of contacts – for those of us that can afford it that is.

London Best Concierge Service

London Best Concierge Service-Let us make your life easier

Why choose London Best Concierge Service over a PA?

Overworked P.A’s too can find these services useful. Why? It’s a simple financial equation. Hourly rate of pay multiplied by time taken to complete a task, such as picking up a prescription for the boss – compared to paying someone else to do it whose hourly fee is less.

For busy professionals who value their free time these new services can be well worth it. If you only have one free day in a week do you really want to spend a major part of it grocery shopping, doing the laundry or any of the other 1001 jobs that are required to keep on top of things?

The concierge departments in major hotels are regarded by most as the Mr Fixits of the hotel world. These people know everyone, have access to special deals, know the top restaurants’ Head Waiters personally ( and so can get around the ‘fully booked’ issue) and more. Bespoke Bureau, London Best Concierge Service is the same but more so.

London Best Concierge Service -what people require from us

London Best Concierge Service

London Best Concierge Service-Need a driver? We will fix it

Part concierge, part gal Friday and part savvy social director, these services claim to be able to juggle everything from obtaining hard-to-get dinner and theatre reservations to renting a villa in St. Tropez, arranging for a personal Pilates session in your hotel suite and having your dog walked.

Tales of seemingly impossible requests for guests achieved in an improbable amount of time abound and the top concierge services that are now available to both individuals and corporations have similar stories to tell – from sourcing bullet-proof cars to arranging for shops to open out of hours – money is the only issue and, lets face it, for wealthy professionals money is not necessarily an issue at all.

London Best Concierge Service – save money with Bespoke Bureau

Most of the lifestyle clubs require an annual fee combined with one-off fees depending on the various requests. There’s no doubt that the more often one uses the service the better value it becomes. We offer fllexible payment terms, ad hoc or annual fees. You decide

Joining London Best Concierge Service can be an economical alternative to (or adjunct to) having a salaried ‘Girl Friday’.

More info about Bespoke Bureau’s London Best Concierge Service and how we can work for you and make your life easier, please contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Bespoke Bureau

Blackwell House | Guildhall Yard

Bank | London | EC2V 5AE

Bespoke: +44 (0) 2032900142


Recruitment company domestic staff

Recruitment company domestic staff

We are a well known Recruitment company domestic staff. Based in central London, our consultants are trained professionals. They will assist you around the clock. We guide you until we have found you an ideal match. Until a placement has been confirmed, you don’t pay a placement fee.

Sara Vestin Rahmani HQ London

Sara Vestin Rahmani HQ London

Recruitment company domestic staff – more than an agency

Apart from being the leading Recruitment company domestic staff, we are a famed academy. Our Butler training Academy offers elite domestic staff training. You can train at our  office, homes or we can come to you. Our Butler training is award winning and we have trained some of the TOP Butlers in the world. For more info, please contact the team on: +442032900142

Recruitment company domestic staffRecruitment company domestic staff – Our Candidates

Our domestic staff’s work history and suitability are checked. We promise to only send details on candidates that have the necessary experience. We check their capabilities and character. Our candidates are invited to interview with our consultants. We advise them to get CRB checks if they have not already got one. We will only send you candidates we know and trust. We have a large database that allows us to select only those candidates most suitable. CVs will not be put forward unless our consultants are confident that they are the best.

Recruitment company domestic staff– Exclusive home visit service

If you would prefer a more personal and discreet consultation then let us know. You may wish to discuss your full staffing requirement in person. If so, one of our consultants would be happy to visit your home to make a complete assessment of your situation. This service is only offered to VIP clients and at an extra cost. Overseas visits are also possible by special arrangement.

Recruitment company domestic staff – After care service

We offer a 12 month placement guarantee. Nobody else does this. This service is part of our commitment to you. We also check in on you and offer training if needed. You can call us for temporary household staff also any time of the year. Bespoke’s consultants are here to advise you on any aspect of the recruitment procedure. We can provide you with information on Tax and National Insurance issues, contracts, security and interview procedures.

Domestic Staff Agency – Service Guarantee

Our aim is to build a committed relationship with our clients. This brings you back to us year after year. This also means that you will recommend your friends to us. It is also our wish that the placement via us results in a lasting relationship between you and the employee.

Who is available?

All our domestic staff on our domestic agency’s database understand the importance of hard work and discretion, and are 100% committed to delivering an outstanding household work service on a daily basis.

As a leading household staff agency, we will work alongside you to ensure that all your needs are met. We can provide an array of domestic staff to suit your household, including:

  • House Managers or Estate Managers
  • Butlers for private homes or hotels
  • Housekeepers, Head Housekeepers or Junior Housekeepers
  • Gardeners and Handymen
  • Nannies, tutors, au-pairs and Mother’s Helps
  • Personal Assistants
  • Valets
  • Chauffeurs and Private Drivers
  • Private Chefs and Cooks
  • Laundry Maids and ladies maids
  • And more domestic staff
Sara Vestin Rahmani

Our proud owner – Sara Vestin Rahmani

Kind regards,

Sara Vestin Rahmani
Bespoke Bureau

Blackwell House | Guildhall Yard
Bank | London | EC2V 5AE
Bespoke: +44 (0) 2032900142
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British Butler training

British Butler training.

British Butler training

Our British Butler training is fun

We are an award winning school. Known as the world leading British Butler training institute we offer affordable training. We proudly give our clients the most exclusive British Butler training there is. Our school operates in London but also in most other countries. We run courses all year around for beginners and advanced learners. Our teaching is in English but we also have it in other languages.

Why come to the British Butler training academy?

  • With the British Butler training diploma new doors will open.
  • You will be seen as a top butler.
  • You will be in big demand.
  • Employers will  hire you.
  • You can choose the job you want.
  • Our Butler trainers are very experienced.
  • The certificate is known world wide.
  • We have the best private service available.
  • We tailor-make your training.
  • We offer training from 1-4 days.
  • Flexibility.
  • You can come to us or we to you.

This British Butler training is taught at the very highest standards. You will make friends for life. You will learn skills that you did not expect to learn. Our courses are popular due to the high standard that we offer. You will come away as a skilled and experienced professional.

Who trains with us?

  • 5 star hotels and resorts.
  • We offer them training, consultancy and recruitment.
  • Butlers, House managers, Estate Managers.
  • Normal people who wish to become qualified Butlers.
  • Anyone in the service industry who gets accepted to the course.

Contact us for more info on the British Butler training:

Give us a ring on +442032900142 or email to discuss options. Our website is:

British butler training

British Butler training with Sara Vestin Rahmani

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Blackwell House, Guildhall Yard, Bank, London, EC2V 5AE, UK

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Yacht crew jobs with our training

Yacht crew jobs

Yacht crew jobs

Yacht crew jobs with us are seen as the best

Yacht crew jobs can range from relatively informal to formal. Many of the jobs on private yachts are similar to those jobs in domestic VIP homes. Seasonal positions as opposed to full-time can be a popular option for young service professionals wanting to see the world. However, for you to get one of these Yacht Crew jobs you need training.

Yacht crew jobs – how to get them

There are more super yachts on the high seas these days than ever before. So this means Yacht crew jobs  for those who are trained or experienced (or even better, both). Many of today’s super yachts are the size of small cruise ships. They all need yacht crew. We train and place private yacht crew after we train you. We have Yacht crew jobs for very experienced staff. We also offer Yacht crew jobs  for those who do the Yacht crew training with us.

Why yacht crew training?

A good idea for those considering a ‘life at sea’ is to train with us to get up to speed. This will increase your chances of getting some good offers for Yacht crew jobs fast. Many boat owners hire out their yachts to private clients when they are not using them. If you get Yacht crew jobs on these boats, you often get more money. These Yacht crew jobs pay well as they are chartered to people that often tip well. With these clients on the boat, you need to be even more qualified so the yacht crew training becomes even more important.

Are you seeking Yacht crew jobs with a friend?

Yacht crew jobs

Yacht crew jobs with us offer lots of fun

The first step is to contact us about doing the training together. We offer discounts for 2 people or more. You will have fun as you learn before you earn with us. We have a large luxury London Yacht where you will live and learn all the skills you need. Please send us your number and email and we will contact you asap.

Yacht crew jobs with us

We offer a totally free service to help you find your dream Yacht crew jobs. You can send your current C.V. to us and we will start looking for you now. But without experience you will need yacht crew training.

As a yacht worker wanting to work for a super wealthy individual, this is the role for you. If you do well on our yacht training and show us a willingness to work at sea, we can help. You will be able to break into the world of yacht interior service providers to the very wealthy.  You will get a top salary, friends for life and great job satisfaction.

Why do your yacht crew training with us

yacht crew jobs

Train with the elite

Our Yacht crew training teaches catering service on board. It also provides the general knowledge you’ll require for life on a ship. However, it can be a claustrophobic environment even on the biggest private yacht. For professional service staff it can be a real adventure. For many, it is a job that you end up doing for the rest of your professional career.

Contact us for more info:

Give us a ring on +442032900142 or email to discuss options. Our website is:

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Domestic staff job descriptions

Domestic staff job descriptions

Domestic staff job descriptionsThe Butler

A Butlers’ responsibilities can encompass more than one household. If his duties include the supervision of other domestic staff in one or more households he is often referred to as a House Manager or Major Domo. In this case his remit would include hiring and organizing other household staff ( a housekeeper, cooks and maids) as well as outside contractors and personnel (gardeners, chauffeurs and maintenance). Alternatively, he may be the sole employee in a smaller household in which case he might be expected to carry out light cooking duties and act as a Valet and Personal Assistant.

Domestic staff job descriptions

Domestic staff job descriptions

Often the Butler assumes the role of a Personal or Household Secretary and, as well as keeping the family agenda, he would be expected to carry out personal shopping for his employer, handle the mail and be in charge of the household accounts. In these roles the title of House Administrator would be apt.

Domestic staff job descriptions The Valet or Butler/Valet

Valeting refers to the care of his client’s wardrobe. This can often be a job in itself and, in larger households, is carried out by the Assistant Butler or Under Butler who in turn is under the jurisdiction of the Head Butler. An Under Butler is also known as a Footman but this term is used less and less nowadays, other than in Royal palaces.

Generally a Butler would not be expected to perform the more menial domestic tasks or look after children.

Domestic staff job descriptions

Domestic staff job descriptions- we have a wide variety of staff

So, in essence, the Butler is very much a Jack of all Trades and somehow master of them all. Yet he must always be adaptable and flexible, ready to take on new responsibilities as and when his employer sees fit. He is the byword for common sense, patience and expertise. The greater his duties and responsibilities (combined with his experience) is reflected in his salary package.

With the resurgence of Butler Service being offered in hotels and spas around the world the Hotel Butler is now in high demand and this can often be an easier way for many to break into the field and gain experience. The difference being that Hotel Butlers have a high and regular turnover of clients.

Domestic staff job descriptions – The Houseman or house manager

The Houseman has more in common with the Housekeeper. The accent is on the cleanliness and day to day running of the household with less emphasis on the more formal duties of a Butler.

However care of the clients clothes i.e. valeting is often required as can be knowledge of swimming pool maintenance, general gardening duties and driving. Rudimentary cooking skills are sometimes called for.

Domestic staff job descriptions -The Estate Manager

While the supervision of ground and maintenance staff can sometimes fall under the remit of a Head Butler it is more common for an Estate Manager to be employed, often working in tandem with the Butler.

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Responsible for all aspects of the grounds of the property or properties. This could include supervising a team of gardeners and various building contractors and organising shooting parties, forestry and anything and everything to do with the property. Many Estate Managers have a degree in Estate or Farming management.

Domestic staff job descriptions -The Domestic Couple

Becoming more and more popular these days many employers prefer to employ a couple to run their homes.

The sharing of duties can vary but a common mix would be for one partner to act as Cook, Housekeeper and the day to day running of the house with the other partner acting as Gardener, Maintenance person and Driver with possibly some serving duties in the evening or when the client is entertaining.

Obviously a husband/wife team of a professional Butler and a professional Chef can expect much higher remuneration than a husband and wife team offering the basic caretaking duties.

Domestic staff job descriptions – The Housekeeper

As mentioned above the Housekeeper’s responsibilities generally run to cleaning duties but can often be combined with family cooking, some child care and running household errands and care of clothing.

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Not to be confused with a Mothers Help, which focuses on working in tandem with the lady of the house and sharing various duties with her, the Housekeeper effectively takes on all the burdens of a household so freeing up the client to pursue their own career or other interests

Domestic staff job descriptions – The Private Chef

A private Chef will have received formal training, to various levels, whereas a Cook, no matter how proficient will not. So the title ‘chef’ actually means something to an employer. An Executive private Chef refers to someone who runs a kitchen brigade of less experience chefs and/or cooks. A Sous Chef is the assistant to the Head Chef and a head Chef in waiting.

A Private Chef can prepare daily meals for the clients and their guests on a small scale to organizing and preparing large full-scale banquets. Food sourcing and purchase would normally fall to him as could preparation of staff meals. A job in itself for larger households.

Chefs who specialize in particular forms of cooking – regional for example – are sought after but the chef with an international repertoire is the most in demand.

Domestic staff job descriptions – The Personal Assistant

A Personal Assistant or Private Secretary is responsible for the day to day running of a busy client’s life. Keeping his diary, arranging and monitoring his appointments, correspondence and more. Often travelling with the employer but sometimes office based the Personal Assistant requires more than good secretarial skills. Diplomacy and tact are essential.

Many of the job descriptions above can merge into others. Can a Butler act as a personal chef or personal secretary too? Yes they can but wiil you have enough hours in the day? Improve your computer skills, cooking skills, security knowledge and so on and improve not only your prospects of employment but also the sort of salary package you will be able to command.

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