Experienced House Manager Sought for HNW Family in Kensington - London

House Manager
Ref: 608 Date Posted: Monday 07 Oct 2019
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A lovely family with 4 children based in Kensington, London W8 are looking for an experienced house manager to support the family in the father’s large property.  You must have a full driving licence. You must be happy and confident around dogs. 
Package Offered
  • £40,000 - £60,000 gross per year depending on experience
  • Self-contained apartment within the property will be provided (if you choose to live in)
Family Background
A lovely family with 4 children are looking for an experienced house manager to support the family in the father’s large property. The parents are divorced.  The family also has a dog so you should be happy and confident around dogs. They travel regularly to their other properties around the world. The home is fully staffed, and the children have a nanny.  
You should be a 'hands on' house manager.  The property is fully staffed, and the family office and PA need an experienced house manager who is happy to run the rotas and schedules, ensure the staff duties are being performed to the highest standards, but also get stuck in to family life - and not be scared to roll up your sleeves if duties require.  For example, on the Chef's day off, if you are happy to perform any light cooking duties to assist with the nannies that would be of help, arranging breakfast for the children, clearing the table etc.  You should be happy to run errands, walk the dog, and generally get fully involved in duties as required.  The house is busy for one week and then quieter for the next week as the children go to their mother's home, so the duties will increase and decrease accordingly.  You should have a brilliant team energy and be looking to get the job performed to the highest degree.  
This role will also focus on managing the property, maintenance and driving duties.  You should be able to perform maintenance around the property and be a confident driver to help with driving duties, running errands and taking the children to school.  You should be able to manage rota's and help with other staff in the property this is also very valuable to the family.
The property is based in Kensington, London W8 and you will be provided with a self-contained bedroom and bathroom within the property.  The kitchen is a shared staff kitchen (which is used with the other household staff).  You can also live out if you are local, but you must be able to easily commute and be prepared to stay over if there are late finishes or early morning duties.  
Days and hours are flexible, you will be working when the principal is in the property and have time off when he is away. You will be working 5 days per week, and you will have 2 days off each week.  This role may evolve into a rota position (one week on, one week off) but this is yet to be determined.
You must speak an excellent level of English.
Special Skills
  • You should hold a full driving licence and be confident driving in London.
  • Be confident and relaxed around dogs.
Interview/Start date
It is important to the family to find the right individual for this position, so interviews are starting ASAP