London, Kensington, Salary £30,000-£35,000 gross per annum
International family in West London are searching for an experienced Butler, for a live-in position in a busy, fully staffed, formal household. The ideal candidate would be able to provide formal and informal service, feel comfortable greeting and serving dignitaries at receptions, have a positive outlook, and travel with the family if required. The Butler will report to the Head Butler and work alongside a Junior Butler.
Ideally you should have a background in hospitality with formal Butler training and solid private household experience.
Travel with the family is also frequent and required. This can be at short notice and for several weeks at a time, so flexibility in this role is paramount. Excellent command of English and a good team player, as you will be working with many domestic staff from different cultures and backgrounds.
Duties and responsibilities would include, but not be limited to:
Overseeing correct layout, change-over and upkeep of table services for breakfast, lunch and evening meals
Serving food and drinks, ensuring proper service at all times
Maintaining and cleaning valuable silverware, fine porcelain and crystalware
Managing and maintaining employers' wardrobes (ensuring clothes are washed, pressed and arranged, shoes polished etc)
Preparing luggage, packing/unpacking if required
Managing stock and supply operations, in particular of high value commodities such as fine wines, cigars etc
Managing and supervising the creation and upkeep of floral displays
Understanding, promoting and defending household protocols among staff and guests
Maintaining exhaustive, up-to-date inventories of valuables
You would be required to work 6 days a week
£30,000-£35,000 gross salary with accommodation. Separate bedroom with en-suite facilities will be provided.
To start early September 2019