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Logistics & Estate Manager Job

Location Greater London, UK
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Estate / Property Manager
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary Negotiable
Job Number  48880
Created 25 June 2018

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to speak either Italian and/or Spanish fluently to be considered for this position as well as English.


Our client, a European Family, are seeking to hire an experienced manager to be responsible for the smooth running of the principal’s international properties, staff and the logistics of travel. This is a fantastic opportunity for a person who balances professional competence with a personable, warm hearted approach.


The client divides their time primarily between London, UK and the Caribbean with regular trips to Florida in the US, Spain and elsewhere throughout Europe. The primary residences are based in the UK & Caribbean and you shall manage approximately 8 staff in each location.


This position would suit a candidate who thrives with a busy workload and enjoys a more informal working relationship with their private employer. The principal is currently managing the Households and Estate herself and she will always remain hands on. But, as her workload is increasing in her professional life, you will over time take over more responsibility for the staff and various homes. This position would suit a candidate who is personable yet professional, relaxed yet efficient and positive and confident.


Your main duties shall include but are not limited to:


  • Supporting the principal with the management of staff, properties and vehicles

  • Staff training and development - Recruiting and training new members of staff as needed

  • Travelling ahead to ensure accommodation, staff & transport are all in place, making sure they are always in perfect condition

  • Co-ordinating activities such that the household runs smoothly, including contractors, deliveries, opening up and closing down the house daily, taking care of visitors and guests, answering the telephone etc.

  • Ensuring all trips go smoothly and dealing with any changes requested by the principal

  • Working with Executive Assistant to ensure all travel plans and logistics are properly arranged

  • Organising and overseeing any property related projects (extensions, renovations etc.)

  • Management/purchase of all vehicles

  • Responsible for household accounts and Budget management – responsible for all relevant payments and costs on the principal’s behalf and providing reports on spending

  • Being responsible for the overall security of the family ensuring Security requirements (homes and staff) are met

  • Organising functions/social events, including liaising with outside caterers, hiring of additional waiting staff, table setting etc.

  • Running of general errands and carry out research.


The successful candidate will possess the following skills:


  • Excellent timekeeping, flexibility and attention to detail

  • Ability to work as a manager as well as a team player and motivate the international staff

  • The ability to be resourceful in the manner in which he/she operates

  • Total flexibility to be available for the requirements of the clients and visitors

  • Excellent presentation skills and be immaculately-presented

  • Discretion at all times, and a respectful attitude towards the Principals and their property

  • A positive disposition

  • Candidate should understand that confidentiality and discretion is paramount


This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced manager within private households to support the private life of a creative and busy principal.


This position is being managed by Giles Bicknell. Please submit applications to

Due to the volumes of applications we are receiving at present, sadly, we can only guarantee a response to successful applicants. We will always endeavour to respond to every applicant where possible.

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