Live in Butler/Head Housekeeper Job in Abu Dhabi

Location United Arab Emirates
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Butler
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary Negotiable
Job Number  47904
Created 21 March 2018

Greycoat Lumleys VIP client based in Abu Dhabi is looking for an experienced Butler/Head Housekeeper to look after their property in the heart of the city. The property is a beautiful villa with a lovely garden and pool area and it is based in one of the most upscale areas of the city.

There are around 7-8 staff currently employed at the property including maids, drivers and chef.


The client travels quite extensively i.e. around 1-2 weeks in a month and candidate might be expected to travel with the Principal, but mostly would have to manage the household in his absence in Abu Dhabi.


Ideal candidate should have previous experience as a Butler/Head Housekeeper (or Assistance of Head HK) in well-established hotel or high profile household and has exceptional knowledge of 5 stars standards. Knowledge of a silver service would be a great advantage.


The position is to start ASAP, but the family would be happy to wait for the right candidate if there is a notice period.



Duties and Responsibilities:


  • 6 days a week 12 hours a day with flexibility when required

  • Management and co-ordination of all staff and personnel on a day to day

  • Organizing staff rotas and making sure the daily operations are performed effectively

  • Develop and implement proper systems and procedures of working

  • Supervise all staff, hires new staff as needed, discharges staff

  • To collaborate with other staff members to arrange and manage different events and functions in the properly

  • Full responsibilities for all Housekeeping aspects, including laundry and ironing – this will include overseeing of repairs, wardrobe maintenance, packing unpacking in respect to trips taken by the family

  • Maintain high standards cleanliness in and around the property





  • Strong leadership and organizational skills

  • Previous experience in 5 * hotel, boutique palace or private estate

  • Knowledge in a silver service, table setting, or HK standards as they are in 5 stars hotels

  • Display Exemplary performance for housekeeping staff to follow

  • Ability to work well in stressful and high pressure conditions

  • Health and Safety, First Aid knowledge is an asset



Salary: AED 15,000 per month


Accommodation: Own Room plus bathroom within the house


Job no.: 47904


Responsible Consultant: Olga Smiian – Dubai office

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