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Live-out Butler/Valet

South West London plus Travel, Competitive Salary

EHS #3218

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A private household is seeking an experienced Butler/Valet to support its Principal.  The primary responsibilities within the residences will include supporting the Principal with his personal daily schedule, which will include butler service, daily household tasks, and an oversight of the Principal’s wardrobe.

The Principal travels extensively and this role will support him in all practical aspects of travel – packing, unpacking and logistics as required during trips.  The role will require you to frequently travel alongside the Principal within the UK and internationally. This is a unique opportunity to travel as part of a small and specialist team supporting a highly influential businessman.

We are looking for someone who has a hands-on approach and is willing to be personally involved in daily household tasks, including tidying and cleaning.

You will have integrity, strong work ethic, and good communication skills. You must be trustworthy and able to demonstrate that you can handle confidential information appropriately.

Location

Main location is South West London (main residence), but expected to travel with the Principal to other residences in the UK and Italy.

Reports to:  Head Butler, and in their absence, Director of Operations

Key Responsibilities

Butler

  • Daily butler service as required
  • Assistance and formal service at events hosted by the Principal at properties
  • Prepare the property before events, help with clean up after events
  • Greeting and welcoming guests and VIPs

Valet Duties and Travel

  • Providing personal assistance to the Principal when required
  • Pack and unpack for the Principal when he travels abroad, including wardrobe items, electronic equipment, cosmetics, supplements, and medication
  • Maintain photographic inventories for packing
  • Assisting with travel arrangements before and during each trip
  • Travel with Principal both within the UK and internationally
  • Roughly 50% of the year spent away from London. Potentially one month from late December – January, and six weeks in July / August (on a rota with the rest of the butler/valet team)

Wardrobe

  • Organization of an extensive luxury brands wardrobe
  • Outfit selection and planning for the Principal
  • Working with housekeeping to ensure laundering and cleaning of wardrobe is done correctly, particularly delicate items

Housekeeping and Daily Upkeep of Properties

  • Daily and weekly house checks and inventories
  • Working with other household staff to ensure that household routines are maintained correctly, eg nightly turndown, candles on and off at correct times
  • Assisting the rest of the household team to ensure properties are immaculately presented at all times
  • Polishing silver
  • Performing some cleaning activities when needed such as tidying, dusting

Hours

Working 5 days per week including alternate weekends, according to rota

Flexibility required

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Live-out Butler/Valet

EHS #3218

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