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Live-in Under Butler

Oxfordshire, Henley-on-Thames, Salary depending on experience

EHS #1560

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Live-in Travelling Under Butler required for a large formal household based in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.  The Under Butler is required to assist the Head Butler with the efficient management of the household.

General Duties:              

  • To work closely with, and under the direction of the Head Butler at all times.
  • Cover for the Head Butler in his absence.
  • In conjunction with fellow team members, to assist with the opening up procedure of the household.
  • Assisting Senior Housekeeper and Housemaids with tasks such as changing water in vases and tidying obvious debris from Reception Rooms (eg glasses, tea/coffee tray, chocolate trays etc, etc).
  • Laying up breakfast, lunch and dinner tables and trays, to include service.
  • Cleaning, vacuuming and laying the fires together with replenishing log baskets.
  • Ensure silver, crystal and china is systematically cleaned, maintained and stored in the correct manner.
  • Crystal chandeliers and glass lampshades should be maintained as part of the annual household cleaning schedule.
  • Pantry duties: keeping pantry tidy, emptying bins etc, etc.
  • To follow the correct household procedure for dealing with/handling fine art and antiquities.
  • Receiving of guests, service of drinks and notifying the Principal(s) of arrivals.
  • Unpacking and packing for the Principal and gentleman guests.      
  • Together with the Head Butler and Valet, to ensure the cellar is efficiently managed.
  • Decanting and serving fine wines and port.
  • At busy times, to assist in the kitchen with prep work and washing up.
  • To assist with extended family functions as and when required.
  • Running errands and shopping as required by the Principal(s).
  • Gun maintenance to include care of leather cases, gun cases and cartridge bags.
  • Driving as and when required.
  • Answering and screening telephone calls in line with the household procedure.
  • Travelling within position as required.  To be smart and presentable at all times during transit.
  • Any other tasks as requested by the Head Butler, Principals and their family.

To start ASAP with salary negotiable depending upon experience.

Accommodation will be discussed at interview stage.

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Live-in Under Butler

EHS #1560

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