House Manager Sought for HNW family in Doha - Qatar

House Manager
Ref: 433 Date Posted: Monday 10 Sep 2018
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A family of five (husband wife, and three children aged 10, 5 and 2). Live in their main residence in Doha Qatar.  They have around 20 members of staff that work for them in their large property.  Their house manager is due to move on and they are now looking for a new house manager.  Due to cultural reasons in the Middle East, this family are only consider female applications at this time, due to the close proximity you will be working in with the female principal.

Family Background
A professional and busy family, they live in their main residence in Qatar.  The family travel throughout the year but for short periods of time.  They have a busy staff, who have all been with the family for many years, working well as a team.  This consist of nannies for the children, Chefs, drivers, security, housekeepers and maids.  The staff are managed by the HR department/family office who are based in Qatar.  Over the years, the current house manager has become less strong in management skills, and the family are now looking for a clear leader to help define the hierarchy of staff in the home, and help give more privacy to the family.  

Duties
Your role will be on the house management, managing the staff and ensuring that the house is run to the highest standards.  You will be the go-between for the principal and the staff, working closely with HR department and helping manage the entire team.  You should be highly organise and efficient at your job, and used to managing staff.  You should have a positive and discreet professional approach, and you should be highly flexible to focus fully on the needs of the principal and their family.  From managing contractors, dealing with any problems, hiring and recruiting new staff, through to day to day running of the family estate.  You will be a right hand to the female principal, and act as her personal liaison during the day.  You may be asked to travel with the family, or remain in Qatar when the family travel in order to ensure smooth running of the family property.

Location/Accommodation
The property is based in Doha, Qatar.  You will be provided accommodation which is private.  Either a seperate apartment or an area within the staff quarters - depending on your preference.

Days/Hours

  • Monday through to Saturday.  You will be expected to work 6 days, however the family would be flexible to consider 5.5 days if required.
  • Working 10-12 hours per day, with regular breaks.  Flexible to work around the families schedule.

Languages
You must speak a good level of English to communicate with the principals, the staff and the HR department.  

Special Skills
You should be happy to take a senior role in the house, managing the entire team.

Package Offered

  • £48-60K gross per year
  • Accommodation
  • Return flights once a year
  • Tax free salary
  • Car should it be required.

Interview/Start date
ASAP - the family are prepared to wait to find the right person, but interviews/selection process has begun.