House Manager Job

  • Sector: Private Households & Estates
  • Function: House Manager
  • Contact: Jules le Roux
  • Contact Phone: +442072339950
  • Start Date: ASAP but happy to wait for right candidate
  • Location: Banbury
  • Salary: £60,000 GPA
  • Job Ref: 113625
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House Manager Job

This position is responsible for the smooth domestic running of the interior and exterior of the house.

Management responsibilities:

The House Manager is responsible for the smooth domestic running of the house. This includes responsibility for managing and implementing the daily, weekly, and monthly schedules of the household staff team (Housekeepers/Laundress and Chef + any seasonal, ad-hoc domestic staff).

They are also responsible for managing the recruitment of household staff with input from the Chief of Staff and family.

The House Manager will also carry out performance reviews for the domestic team, manage and log staff holidays, sickness, working hours and lieu days.

Job description:

  • Acting as the first point of contact for all guests arriving at the house

  • Answering the house phone

  • Serving refreshments and meals

  • Overseeing the household domestic team and offering hands-on assistance where necessary

  • Implementing a daily and weekly rota to ensure all domestic duties are achieved (laundry, cleaning of rooms to suit the schedule of the principals, preparation for guests)

  • Liaising with the Chef regarding meals and future events (communicating times/dates/ to help with forward planning)

  • Managing the domestic household budget

  • Purchasing goods for the household and keeping receipts to submit monthly domestic expenses

  • Overseeing all internal Contractors/Suppliers

  • Reporting any facility/handyperson jobs to the Estate/Facilities Manager in a timely manner

  • Overseeing the care of the china, antiques and other specialist items

  • Managing the wine cellar and bar

  • Writing and updating household manuals – eg-room by room instructions recleaning/layout/provisions

  • Being responsible for the internal security of the property

  • Ordering dog/internal pet food

  • Looking after pets' welfare • Arranging vet appointments (including vaccinations and de-fleeing)

  • Working with the PA team to troubleshoot IT issues

  • Organising the Drivers in conjunction with the Estate/Facilities Manager when errands are needed to be run Role and Responsibilities House manager - Responsible for the smooth running of the household, grounds, interior and exterior teams. Providing the link between the principals and staff, working alongside household and PA'S

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Salary - £60K

Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm