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Junior Butler- Kensington

UHNW Clients in Kensington require an experienced Junior Butler to join their team of staff. Ideal candidates will have 5 star hotel and/or Private household experience.

Salary
£35,000.00 per annum
Location
Kensington
Position
Permanent Live-Out

In this role, you are required to frequently report to the House Manager.

You are responsible for all aspects of service and maintaining the highest standards throughout the house, being present for all Principals’ and Guests’ front of house arrival and departure; always maintaining constant open communications with other departments such as Security and Housekeeping relating to the movements and wishes of Principals and Guests.

Responsibilities

 

  • Portering all purchases or gifts to Principals.
  • Receiving Guests to the establishment and offering hospitality.
  • Running personal household tasks for Principals.
  • Supervision of service vendors when onsite.
  • Liaising with personal contractors such as beauticians, masseurs etc. and supervising their smooth arrival and departure.
  • Serving food and beverage to Principals and Guests.
  • Recording and updating of Principals’ food and beverage and service preferences.
  • Arranging tables and tray service for food and beverage service.
  • Organising and supervising food and beverage and smooth operation of events such as dinner parties, afternoon teas, meetings, interviews and photo shoots.
  • Monitor ongoing food and beverage supplies and manage all food and beverage stock, including expiry dates management and good stock rotation.
  • Liaising with the Chef daily in regards to meal planning and service.
  • Light food preparation and cooking.
  • Silver service abilities when required.
  • Maintenance and regular upkeep of household silver.
  • Occasional flower arranging and floral maintenance.
  • Ad hoc facilities maintenance such as changing lightbulbs.
  • Maintaining and checking technical operations of the household, reporting defects to the House Manager.
  • Housekeeping duties such as early morning refreshment of The Master’s dressing room and office, and regular cleaning of kitchen area.
  • General valeting services. Including shoe care and cleaning.
  • Keeping wine cellar inventories and having knowledge regarding fine wines.
  • Travelling with the family as required, offering Butler services in secondary dwellings.
  • Assisting lady’s maid in the preparation of personal affects, beauty products, valuables and clothes for packing.
  • Unpacking suitcases and ensuring everything is ready for use shortly after arriving at destination.
  • Managing various supplies in secondary dwellings
  • Some supervision of newer staff members and some management of housekeeping team operations.
  • Spot checking of housekeeping standards and reporting back to the housekeeping team.
  • Care and supervision of dogs’ and their schedules.
  • Daily feeding of aquarium and fish tanks.
  • Ensure valuable items are secure at all times.
  • You should be flexible, as you will be needed sometimes to be available to start early/work late.
  • Respect the family’s privacy at all times.
  • Follow security procedures put in place by the security team to ensure the property is secure at all times.
  • Help with general household duties as directed by the Head Butler
  • Be a team player along side all other departments ensuring efficiency, harmony, and high morale throughout the household.
  • Carry out any other task the Principals, House Manager, PA or Security Manager may reasonably ask.

Key qualifying criteria

  • 5 star hotel and/or Private household experience
  • Supporting references
  • CRB/DBS check required (this can be arranged for you should you not have one)
  • Calm, well mannered and flexible
  • Must work well with other team members and happily take direction from the Head Butler
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