Butler / Personal Valet Sought for High Net Worth Principal in Chigwell

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A HNW family near Chigwell, Essex, IG7 are looking for a full-time, experienced personal valet, butler and wardrobe manager. You must have a driving licence and be able to commute easily to this property.

Package Offered 

  • £65,000 - £70,000 gross per year
  • Yearly salary review
  • Strong career progression and employment stability

Family Background 

An international family, they live in Essex as their main residence. This current property in Essex is a fully staffed household (chef, housekeepers, laundress, governess, nanny, butler, chauffeurs and maintenance staff,). The family is looking for an experienced personal valet, butler and wardrobe manager.  The family travel regularly.


The family are seeking an experienced personal valet with excellent wardrobe management and butler skills to work for the male principal.  

You should be a discreet candidate who will always maintain the highest level of confidentiality and professionalism. You should be flexible with a "can do" attitude and a great sense of style, be happy to travel extensively and be willing to work as part of a dedicated, loyal team. so that the client may enjoy their clothing and accessories more curably from each residence.

You should develop a good knowledge of the various properties the Chairman and family travels to. In addition, you should possess a thorough understanding of front-of-house guest services, as there will be occasional backup support in butler duties, mainly when supporting family events and VVIP guests at other family residences.

You duties will include managing the principal's and other family members' wardrobes, and overseeing all dry cleaning and alterations.  The ability to store, organise and manage the clothes is key.  You should be skilled in all aspects of this and be confident.

You should coordinate with the personal shopper and stylists and attend bespoke tailor fittings.  You should be confident to suggest outfits and ideas for events and functions and follow the latest fashions and trends and styles to suit the family.  

You should be able to transform and de-clutter spaces and make sure it is beautifully presented.  Have knowledge of presentation in the wardrobe, from layout, seasons and colours.  Manage and care for luxury jewellery and watches and handle the inventory, photos and insurance paperwork.  

You should be happy to travel as required, being the right-hand person of the principal.  You should be a team player and work with the other staff, stepping into household duties as directed by the house and estate manager.  You should be able to pack and unpack before travel and be willing to travel extensively.  You should be happy to go with the principal to meetings if required and help manage his wardrobe at his office.

The family are located near Chigwell, Essex, IG7. You should be able to easily commute to the property.


  • Working Monday to Friday (5 days per week)
  • Working 8am - 8pm with flexibility around this. 
  • Additional hours worked paid as overtime or time off in lieu

You must speak a good level of English.

Special Skills 
You should be confident in all valet, wardrobe and butler duties and have proven previous experience.  You should be able to drive.

Interview/Start date 
The family are interviewing now for the right person to start ASAP. We are recruiting safely within the COVID-19 regulations.

Posted on: 9 May 2023
£65,000 - £70,000 gross per year