House Manager Job
This position is responsible for the smooth domestic running of the interior and exterior of the house.
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.
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
Salary - £60K
Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm