Head Butler (Female)

Qatar, Doha, Salary £60,000 per annum Tax Free

EHS #2131

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This is an exciting opportunity which we are proud to be closely involved with from the beginning stages - we are looking for a highly experienced Head (female) Butler for a private complex in Doha, Qatar.  The private complex is looking to introduce a Butler department for the first time and we are looking for a candidate who has previous experience of setting up a department, and who will have the drive and vision to develop and expand the department over time.

For cultural reasons, the candidate must be female and you must have proven previous experience in a Head Butler or Chief Stewardess role plus a first hand knowledge and understanding of Middle Eastern culture (gained on private yacht / private house / hotel).

The ideal candidate will have experience in managing large teams of both Butlers and Housekeeping staff to an exceptional level.  Experience of working in the Middle East is desirable but not essential.


  • Manage a team of Butlers on a day-to-day basis, organising rotas, days off, AL
  • Oversee the housekeeping and fine detailing of the Butler Suites
  • Keeping up-to-date inventories and stocktakes
  • Keeping checklists and maintaining high standards throughout the department
  • Pre-arrival call and preparations for all VIP guests
  • Oversee and ensure smooth running of the laundry and dry cleaning systems
  • Valeting of guest personal items
  • Taking care of luxury clothes and shoes
  • Baggage duties, which include packing and unpacking
  • Front of House service, meeting and greeting guests
  • Total discretion and the ability to give excellent service, but not intrude on their private space
  • Serving food and drinks, ensuring proper service at all times
  • Providing in-room dining service
  • Planning and organising celebration events for up to 50 guests 
  • Providing table service (formal and informal)


  • Must have experience in a Head Butler or Chief Stewardess role
  • Highly organised and experienced in managing large teams
  • Must be hands on and willing to perform all Butler and Housekeeping tasks
  • Proactive and thorough
  • Service oriented with excellent organisation and communication skills
  • Flexible and accommodating
  • Intuitive and, importantly, composed
  • Trustworthy, knowledgeable and experienced
  • Tech savvy and able to use Butler communication systems

A very competitive and fully comprehensive package is included within this role.

Separate accommodation provided.

The role will be temporary to permanent - visas will be organised, and as our team of Consultants have already visited the client and private complex, we are able to discuss the finer details at interview stage.

Start date ideally week commencing: 10th September

Working days:  5 days per week (on average 8 hours per day, however flexibility will be required).

Salary:  £60,000 (tax free) 

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Head Butler (Female)

EHS #2131

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