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Leading Domestic Staff Agencies UK

Leading Domestic Staff Agencies UK

leading domestic staff agencies

We have a large selection of staff

Bespoke Bureau is one of the world’s Leading Domestic Staff Agencies.

We are a well known domestic staff agency in London. Due to our dedication in providing our clients with dependable, thorough and professional household staff. We have built up a great reputation across London and can provide tailored household staff services to suit our clients’ requirements. We also train household staff for families that need specific skills in their household.

We only hire experienced staff who can deliver the high standards.  Our household staff agency has a tough recruitment process. We ensure the staff have the right professional attitude and personality to work for you.

Why we are the one of the Leading Domestic Staff Agencies

All our domestic staff understand the importance of hard work and discretion. We are 100% committed to delivering an outstanding household service. Our staff come recommended from other employers. You can be sure that you will hire the best staff via us.

As one of the world’s leading household staff agencies, we will work alongside you to ensure that all your needs are met. We provide  these domestic staff:

•             House or Estate Managers

•             Butlers for private homes or hotels

•             Housekeepers

•             Gardeners and Handymen

•             Nannies and all other child carers

•             Personal Assistants

•             Valets

•             Chauffeurs and Private Drivers

•             Private Chefs and Cooks

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A fleet of domestic staff can make a big difference to your life

•             And more

Contact us today.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Main Office

Bespoke Bureau
Blackwell House
Guildhall Yard
Near Bank
City of London
EC2V 5AE
England, UK

Main phone:   +44 (0) 2032900142

Main email: sara@bespokebureau.com

www.bespokebureau.com

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Luxury Estate jobs

Luxury Estate jobs

Luxury Estate jobs

Luxury Estate jobs-Find them via us

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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

info@bespokebureau.com

www.bespokebureau.com

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.

Domestic staff job descriptions

Domestic staff job descriptions – A butler is invaluable

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.

Domestic staff job descriptions

Domestic staff job descriptions – we recruit 5 star hotel staff

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.

More domestic staff job descriptions and available jobs with Bespoke Bureau and the British Butler Academy:

More info on: http://www.bespokebureau.com

Domestic staff job descriptions

Domestic staff job descriptions – Our office in central London

 

 

Kind regards,

Bespoke Bureau

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

www.bespokebureau.com