A High Net Worth family based in Virginia Water are looking for an experienced Butler to join their family home.
An international family, in their mid 40s, with two children aged 10 and 11, have their main residence in Virginia Water. 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.
You should be highly professional, capable and have at a few years 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 not be required to travel with the family. The house manager takes care of all the admin/running of the house, your focus is mainly on the service and also attending the female principal to ensure that her needs are cared for. The family are very open to male or female candidates applying, but you should have a down to earth, easy-going attitude who is open to direction and will follow the principal and house manager's guidelines.
You should ideally 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 open to preparing the odd meal for example breakfast on Chef's day off, but again this is minimal.
The family's home is in Virginia Water, Surrey. They can provide staff accommodation as a live in role on the family estate OR you can live out, but you must be locally able to commute as to the working hours when the family are in residence.
When the principal is in residence you will be expected to be reasonably on call and work focused hours typically 7am - 9pm. Monday to Friday with a half day worked on Saturday. When the principals are travelling you can work a much more relaxed day, focusing on upkeep of the silverware etc, and you can also take time off during these periods.
A high level of English is required.
Total professionalism, Butler skills and a high level of discretion and ability to work well with others.
Between £40-50K+ gross p/a depending on experience. The principal will pay well for the right person, with the right skill set and personality to match the existing team. They want someone to stay for the long term.