Needless to say, by using our House Manager hire service, you will streamline all your household needs. Impressively, the house manager will take over your every day stresses. For example, he or she will be managing your staff and home. Or several homes. Of course, he or she will also be communicating and managing vendors, contractors and more. Undoubtedly, he or she is a very useful member of staff to hire.
We have a large amount of house managers available. Also, our service allows you to hire house managers anywhere in the world.
Call +442032900142 today or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see examples of the people we have on offer for your house manager hire.
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.
Examples of duties of a house manager:
First of all, running the property and residence. Also, maintaining interior and exterior care. All year around on a day to day basis.
Secondly, coordinate schedules with Principals, PAs or other staff. Of course, also set up the household calendar.
Thirdly, schedule, supervise and oversee vendors, trades, seasonal maintenance contracts and construction projects.
Also, manage and oversee electronics and updating technology as needed.
Moreover, run errands and grocery shop. Of course, managing pantry and household inventories.
Manage vehicles. For example, booking service for car cleaning.
Organize and assist the family in packing and unpacking for travel.
Perform HR tasks related to employment of the staff.
Last but not least, proactively maintain primary household (and any other homes). For example, creating lists and logs as part of excellent project management.
Experience and Qualifications needed
Of course, all house managers on our house manager agency books have years of experience working in households. Interestingly, some are former property managers. A house manager does not need a qualification but of course, it can help. Therefore, we train house managers at our famous British Butler Academy. However, in order to train with us, you need to have previous background in some form of suitable area. For example, management, service or in a household. Interestingly enough, Private PAs become very good house managers often. Also, housekeepers can train and become excellent house managers with us.
Difference and similarities of House Manager hire and Butler Hire
The Butler, as opposed to the House Manager, traditionally is 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. Their work schedule will often vary in days or hours. Thus, requiring a lot 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.
Ability to represent the household from telephone manner to reception of guests.
Knowledge in caring for fine arts, antiques, silver, china.
Valeting skills for both males and females.
Eye for detail. And the ability to anticipate.
Ability to read mood of principal’s and other household members and adapt accordingly.
Experienced in delivery of thoughtful and discreet service.