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House Managers UK for hire

House Managers UK

House managers UK

House managers UK

We offer a section of top  House Managers UK. No job is too large or small for us. We are able to help households across the UK. We also source house managers and estate managers for homes overseas.

What is a house manager?

A house manager is a person who is in charge of your private home. They used to be branded butlers. However, the role has changed dramatically over the years. The traditional idea of a Butler does still exist in more traditional households. There the role entails the familiar duties of a butler such as:

  • formal table service.
  • service of drinks.
  • valeting.
  • care of the wine cellar.
  • cleaning of silver.
  • care of fine antiques and art.
  • supervising other staff.
  • general management of the home.

    House managers UK

    Sara Vestin Rahmani and house manager

Modern House Managers UK may perform:

  • house management.
  • housekeeping management.
  • driving.
  • cooking.
  • table management.
  • staff management.
  • security.
  • concierge work.
  • PA work.

Modern Household Managers UK need to be multitasking and resourceful. Clients these days want for hands-on individuals. They prefer house and estate managers who are not particular about their duties. Today’s House Managers UK may also be required to act as Chauffeur, Personal Assistant and Events Organiser. In the countryside the Butler or house manager may need to posses further skills. Some are expected to have knowledge with shoots and care of guns. Appreciated is also the ability to organise a shooting weekend.

House managers UK

Our house managers UK are the best

Household Managers often need to be highly computer literate. They are sometimes asked to speak a second language. Flexibility is needed and he/she may need to travel with their employers and run multiple homes.

How much to I pay for House Managers UK

As you can see above, you may be asking for a tall order. Entry level House Managers UK will start at £30K per year. Experienced staff will want £45k and up to £70-80k in the UK. Overseas they may require £80k and much more. You pay for luxury, expertise and finesse. As well as flexibility and total home bliss.

Free Butlers & House Managers UK – Available now!

We run the world’s most famous butler and house manager school. Some of our graduates are keen to gain experience and references after they qualify. If you are in luck we may have someone who is available for you. You can then have them free or pay a low salary in exchange for allowing them to train in your location. Too good to be true? Not at all. Just a way for us to get our lovely graduates into work faster.

Bespoke Bureau is here to help. Call us on +44 2032900142 or info@bespokebureu.com or visit www.bespokebureau.com

The Management, Sara & Lucy

The Management, Sara & Lucy

Kind regards, Sara Vestin Rahmani and Team

Blackwell House | Guildhall Yard
Bank | London | EC2V 5AE, UK
Phone: +44 (0) 2032900142
Email: info@bespokebureau.com

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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.

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