A client of Greycoat Lumleys is looking to hire an experienced and motivated butler/Personal Assistant to assist with the management and smooth running of two semi-formal households in London, with occasional European travel.
The households regularly hold VIP events and functions. The events are mostly informal and you would be require to assist with the management of the events and staff when needed.
The role is to be supported by a wider team consisting of a Head Butler, housekeepers, a chef and Family Office staff.
There is a second property which is a townhouse in central London, with one housekeeper in full time employment. You will be required to oversee the management of this property, this will be your primary place of work.
The principal also has residences in Europe and regularly makes international trips worldwide, so there may be some occasional travel.
Responsibilities of the role
Assist with Supervision and management of household staff – housekeepers, gardeners, chef. Overseeing the household working rotas, holidays, sickness.
Events organisation in conjunction with the private office
Administrative duties to include; inventories, insurance schedules, property maintenance, liaising with contractors, scheduling of essential works, keeping basic accounts, health and safety, ongoing staff training, stock residences.
Chauffeur duties when needed
Valet duties – for the principal (and possibly visiting guests)
Supervision of cleaning and upkeep of silver and care of fine art and antiques
Personal Assistant service to all visiting guests
Highly organised, with good management and communication skills.
Must be a team player, with a friendly and polite demeanour who can work autonomously.
Event experience desirable
We are looking for an all-rounder who is content with a wide range of duties.
Driving is essential, as you will be required to move between residences freely and may be required to transport guests and / or run occasional errands.
Start date: August/September
Working week: Will vary on a rotation basis, typically 5-days on, 2-days off (6-day working week during UK visits)
Hours: 50-60 hours during occupancy, must be flexible as the principal travels frequently so time off is to be taken when the principal is not in the UK. Regular evening and weekend work required. (Must respond to calls/messages out of hours)
Travel: Flexibility to travel
Salary: £30,000-£40,000 (depending on current earning and experience)
Responsible consultant: Laura Sandels and Jules le Roux