House Manager

Location United Kingdom
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role House Manager / Butler
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £45,000+
Job Number  45215
Created 07 September 2017

Live in House Manager/ Butler with own cottage in East Sussex


We are seeking a professional live-in Houseman / Butler for a Private Estate in East Sussex. We are looking for a candidate who is energetic and enthusiastic about being involved in the upkeep and immaculate appearance of a private residence. Candidates should have previous experience working for a large private household.


Your duties would include but not be limited to:              

  • Managing the housekeeping team rota, checking in with the housekeepers for any issues.

  • Assist the team as directed in heavier cleaning duties including moving furniture or relocating furniture or luggage in the house.

  • Administration for the household.

  • Ensuring household items are fully stocked and maintaining household inventories.

  • Ordering shopping when required or requested and organising deliveries.

  • Looking after the fleet of cars and driving related duties, e.g. petrol, running errands and occasionally driving the Principals.

  • Basic maintenance tasks inside and outside the property, changing lightbulbs and basic DIY where required.

  • Report all maintenance defects to the Property Management Team.

  • Main point of contact for the Female principle of the house.

  • Meeting and greeting of contractors, suppliers and services as arranged in maintenance calendar.

  • Care and cleaning of garden furniture and decking areas. Dealing with recycling and rubbish.

  • Caring for 5 large dogs as required.

  • Supervising dinners and events - including setting up, seating plans, table settings and serving.

  • Caretaker and key holder ensuring security of the property.

  • MS Office and technology skills are essential.

  • Flexible, well organised and will work additional hours when family are in residence.

  • Full UK Drivers licence is essential.

  • This would be based around a 5 - 6 day working week with flexibility around the Principles schedule.

  • Lovely 2 bedroom self-contained apartment is available.

  • All utility bills paid, use of a car and mobile phone provided.


Start date - ASAP

Live in or out - In

Working days – 6 days per week

Salary – 45K

Job Ref - 45215

Responsible Consultant - Jules le Roux -

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