Live-in Palace Manager

Saudi Arabia, Salary £4500 monthly

EHS #4542

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A high profile client with their residence in Saudi Arabia is now looking for a Female Palace Manager to take over from the current Manager who is retiring after a long time with the principals. The ideal candidate must have Middle East experience to understand the culture and how properties are staffed and managed in the Middle East. The Manager will be reporting directly to the Female principal, working exceptionally close with her to ensure the management of the residence, the staff and events. Please note for cultural reasons the client is only considering female applicants.

Palace Manager Duties and Skills


  • Managing household staff and overseeing day to day running of the property
  • Maintaining furniture, silver, crystal and fabrics to the highest standards
  • Overseeing all food and beverage operations in the household
  • Organizing banquets and events and making sure everything is looked after from the flowers, to the menu to the silver service
  • Making sure all laundry is handled with utmost care, especially fine fabrics and Haute Couture items
  • Overseeing the kitchen operations and making sure the food is cooked and served up to the best standards and to the family’s liking
  • Making purchases required for the household
  • Maintaining inventory and stock control on all items in the household
  • Maintaining accounts of all purchases and petty cash
  • Training the staff in their required positions
  • Hiring and training of new staff
  • Maintaining staff schedules
  • Maintain regular appraisals of current staff and take action if they are not performing up to standard
  • Looking after the gardens and coordinating with the head gardener on work that needs to be done
  • Working with contractors and other companies who are involved in work in the property
  • Any additional work required by the client in any of their properties


  • Must be open to working with people from different cultures and nationalities. Must be flexible, open minded and respectful to all staff in the household
  • Must have experience in Palaces, especially in the Middle East

Package details

  • Monthly salary of £4500
  • Vacation twice a year
  • One day off a week
  • Housing (within the Palace) and insurance provided by the client

Anticipated start date - February 2022

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Live-in Palace Manager

EHS #4542

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