Temporary Live-in Butler

Scotland, Berwickshire, Attractive Salary

EHS #2447

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We have a super position available for an experienced Butler from August 2019 to January 2020, covering a busy shoot season for the Owner and their guests when in residence.  The Lodge should be kept in a state of preparation for occupancy at all times allowing for family/guests to arrive at short notice.  It is, therefore, essential that the standard of cleaning and general maintenance of the Lodge is impeccable.  The Butler must ensure that correct standards and practices are maintained.  They should develop a well-ordered routine for daily tasks during family visits, and an in-depth programme to include specific tasks when the house is unoccupied.

The Estate is located in Berwickshire, near the town of Duns.

Your role would include, but not be limited to, the below duties:

  • Daily opening and closing down procedures from blinds to lights, alarms and doors.
  • Reception of guests, service of drinks, table and tray service.
  • Receive guests and arrange luggage to rooms.
  • Running the dining room, Butler’s pantry and breakfast room.
  • Running errands and shopping as required by the Owner or House Manager.
  • Driving as required.
  • Maintaining an inventory and the cleaning of household items, lists of which will be provided at interview stage.
  • Taking telephone messages, censoring calls and passing on to Owner and guests as necessary.
  • Arranging valeting of family and guest vehicles with Estate staff.
  • Assisting House Manager with organising and managing private Lodge functions and shoot lunches in association with Estate Management and relevant staff.
  • Close communication with the Factor regarding any maintenance and repairs required.
  • Security:  Report any incident details to the House Manager/Factor

Hours of work:  off peak Monday-Friday, 8:00am–4:00pm

Peak times/hours as required to fulfill the role including weekends.

August 2019 – January 2020 contract

Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

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Temporary Live-in Butler

EHS #2447

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