Butler Sought for Prestigious Family Estate near Ascot - Surrey

Butler
Ref: 637 Date Posted: Tuesday 26 Nov 2019
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A High Net Worth family based near Ascot, Surrey are looking for an experienced Butler to join their family home.  You should be an experienced Butler, looking for a long-term role.  You must have a driving licence to apply for this role.

Package Offered
£39,000 gross per year for a 36 hour week. 

Family Background
An international family, with two children, have their main residence near Ascot in Surrey.  This is a fully staffed house with driver, chef, housekeepers and house manager.  They are now looking for a Butler to join their residence to help with service in all aspects of the home, from family life through to guest services and front of house service. There are no pets in the household.  The family travel regularly, and the spoken language in the household is English (although the family do speak other languages).  The household is formally run, and staff wear uniform, and respond in a formal way, in this beautiful and magnificent estate.

Duties
You should be highly professional, capable and have experience as a Butler.  You must be flexible and reliable as plans change frequently, and often at short notice. You should have excellent communication skills and experience liaising with Chefs, Pilots, PAs, Chauffeurs in order to ensure that the team are fully informed of the Principal’s whereabouts. You should have service skills both in formal and informal, and understand Silver Service. You should be immaculately presented, professional and discreet individual who will slot seamlessly in to this a hardworking, established and close-knit team. 

The family travel regularly and you will be required to travel with the family.  You should be able to manage staff well, have good communication, but also blend in with the existing team - egos should be left at the door!  The family are very open to male or female candidates applying, but you should have a down to earth, positive attitude who is open to direction and will follow the principal and the routine and schedules already in place.

You should hold a driving licence but there will be minimal driving duties as they have a chauffeur, but you could step in from time to time.  You should also be happy to cook for the family, light, healthy meals whenever required - it doesn't need to be high end cooking, but you should be happy to cook as and when needed.

Overall the quality of your service is the very highest - providing effortless and discreet service for the principals and their guests.

Location/Accommodation
The family's home is near Ascot in Surrey.  They can provide staff accommodation as a live in role (staff accommodation will be provided in a nearby apartment with other staff) OR you can live out, but you must be locally able to commute as to the working hours when the family are in residence.

Days/Hours
Working 3 days a week, but you should be flexible, willing to work more hours/days when the family are in residence, to then take more time off when the family are away.  You will start at 7am and work until early evening.  You normal working hours will be 36 hours per week, 12 hours per day for 3 days. 

Languages
A good level of English is required.

Special Skills
Total professionalism, Butler skills and a high level of discretion and ability to work well with others.

Interview/Start date
ASAP