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Butler Job

Location South East England, UK
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Butler
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary £34,000 GPA
Job Number  54115
Created 25 November 2019

Live in Butler Job, Newbury Berkshire

 

We are looking for a country butler for a residence in Berkshire

 

 

Working alongside an estate couple (chef and housekeeper) and a cleaner.

 

As a butler to the family, you will be highly professional, energetic, pro-active in approach and flexible, and be able to work as part of a close team communicating clearly and effectively. High levels of discretion and initiative are expected.

 

The responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and serving breakfast

  • Working closely with the chef for lunch and supper, serving at table

  • Maintaining exacting standards for all aspects of the Principal’s dressing room

  • Cleaning the Principal’s shoes

  • Packing and unpacking for the Principal

  • Checking the house is secure and setting the alarm both when the family is in residence and when they are away

  • Gaining an understanding of and developing a working knowledge of all systems in the house – heating, cooling, AV, swimming pool etc

  • Taking out the rubbish and recycling

  • Ensuring a good stock of general supplies including light bulbs, shoe polish, batteries, tool kits etc

  • Proactively ensuring that the house runs smoothly, reporting any issues to the PA

  • Undertaking general maintenance – changing light bulbs, fixing small issues, if appropriate

  • Ensuring drinks fridge is fully stocked

  • Liaising closely with the chef regarding any supplies that are needed

  • Liaising closely with the nannies regarding cars needed for children’s activities

  • Proactively ensuring that the information in the team calendar is clear and that all the details required are there

  • Running any errands for the family and household, as required

  • With the PA liaising with contractors to ensure any work is carried out to a high standard and that security is not breached

  • Working with the team when the family is away on a systematic ‘spring clean’ of the house, including cleaning the silver, chandeliers, outside space etc

  • Being aware constantly of the security of the family and their home

 

Start date – Jan 2020

Live in or out – Live In, 2 bed room apartment, seperate entrance, partners and pets allowed. No children.

Working days – 5 days a week, weekends included

Salary - £34K gross per annum

 

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