Butler, Gloustershire, UK

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Butler, Gloustershire, UK
UK 2038
Live-out
9am - 6pm 5 days a week (incl weekends)
£60000 - £70000 gross p.a.

For a couple in a large historic property in Gloucestershire we are looking for a well experienced Butler to run the household. Live-out, includes weekends (time off during the week)

The 5 bedrooms property is set in large grounds and has several out buildings and a swimming pool/ spa complex. The interior includes wooden floors and stair cases, paintings and antiques, silk curtains and marble. The Owners employ one housekeeper and a full-time chef. The exterior (except the terraces) is taken care of by contractors. It is a full-time residence and the couple travel frequently over short periods. They enjoy a formal service and entertain when possible.

They are seeking a butler who is very flexible and refined to ensure they are provided with a high standard of service including at weekends. Some occasional travel may be required within Europe.

Duties of the Butler:

  • Overseeing the household and staff
  • Managing contractors
  • Planning parties
  • Arranging flowers
  • Welcoming guests
  • Providing table and drinks service
  • Polishing silver
  • Caring of antiques, wood work, paintings
  • Turning down and valet service if required
  • Reporting any repairs
  • Driving duties (airport runs)
  • Dealing with request and admin of the property
  • Taking care of the dog (feeding and brushing)

Requirements:

  • A min. of 5 years’ experience as a formal butler and butler training
  • Experienced in working in old/ historical properties (paramount)
  • Clean drivers’ license
  • Confident in formal service
  • Ability to work at weekends
  • Live locally (live-out position)
  • Written references from past private employers
  • Recent security check

The couple are looking for a knowledgeable, experienced, confident, hands-on butler who has a friendly and efficient demeanour.

The nearest town of Gloucester which is 15 min away. For the initial period accommodation will be provided locally. A car for work and leisure is also available to the butler..

Hours: 9am- 6pm 5 days a week including weekends (2 days off in the week) with some flexibility when entertaining (time in lieu given). Some flexibility may be required when entertaining - time in lieu given.

Salary: £60000- 70000 gross per annum

To start: Oct. 21 - interviewing asap.