Private Residential Butler Vacancies

A butler may be summarized as a more hands on house managers  that not only keep things running smoothly in the employer's home, but executes a lot of the duties themselves. Common butler duties include grocery shopping, laundry, running errands, cleaning, making appointments, coordinating travel, handling household billing, maintaining cars, buying gifts on their employers' behalf, and more.  Personal service to the Principal & Principal family is key

Full time Butler/Household Manager/Chef Job Vacancy

in Midlands, KZN, Durban South Africa

Our Clients are seeking an experienced and energetic Butler/Household Manager/Chef to join the team in this private residence. 

In addition to being a household manager/butler the candidate will also be required to cook on a daily basis and for formal and informal functions. 

A significant part of the role will include the provision of high-end hospitality to dignitaries and VIP guests.

This is a hybrid role combining the duties of a traditional butler, chef and household manager. The role will have overall responsibility for the smooth running of both the private household and the presentation of the whole house to the highest standards of housekeeping.

Given the nature and profile of the property, the Principals sometimes entertain formally, whether that be privately, for the business or for let hospitality. At these times the traditional butler duties are required, working to compliment and supervise an outside chef.  

​More regularly the family have a more informal, modern lifestyle, and the role will be that of a general household manager combined with a chef for more informal entertaining.

 

Vacancy duties and responsibilities

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  • Manage and effectively coordinate all household activities

  • Supervise the housekeepers and cleaners

  • Assist in the planning of all hospitality including liaison with other staff

  • Periodic laying up and serving at a formal table and liaison with an outside chef

  • Periodic preparation and serving of more informal meals for small numbers (less than 12)

  • Meeting all guests, dealing with luggage, arranging transport and ensuring they are comfortable throughout their stay

  • Some personal valeting duties and arrangement of dry cleaning

  • Occasional driving, car valeting and shopping

  • Care of all antiques (in conjunction with curators), crystal, silver, fine china and linen

  • Report any missing articles, damage and mechanical problems and ensure they are dealt with speedily

  • Responsibility for household budget - purchasing, stock control and accounts

  • Management of the wine cellar

  • Supervision of tradespeople and contractors

  • Assist in the management of alarms and do occasional security shifts to cover the holidays and sickness of the caretaking team.

  • Occasional dog walking/sitting

  • Follow Health & Safety and security procedures

  • Liaise directly with the Principal Lady

Requirements

  • ​A flexible can-do attitude

  • A genuine proven love of service, entertaining, food and wine

  • Appreciation of historic interiors

  • Previous experience in a similar role

  • Fully trained Butler

  • Confident, professional and welcoming personality

  • Proficient but not necessarily professional cooking skills, using fresh seasonal ingredients

  • Ability to motivate and lead a team and work with a peer group

  • High level of integrity

  • Dog lover

  • IT literate

  • Full, clean driving license

  • Impeccable appearance and professional attitude

  • Numerate

  • First Aid training/qualified will be a plus

  • Health & Safety training/qualified will be a plus

Executive PA & Butler Vacancy

in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

A VIPP Sheikh based in Riyadh, SA, would like to employ an Executive Personal Assistant & Butler with at least 6 years’ experience in a luxury VIP home and who is willing to work long hours if required with private international travel.

The Candidate will be required to ensure all aspects of HRH and his day to day activities are arranged, of the best quality, of the highest standards and with the most suited hospitality & services for him and his guests.

The successful candidate will be a close confidant to HRH and ensure that all arrangements, requirements, clothing, personal affects, guests, services and other staffed departments perform and are prepared for this day and the itinerary.

Personal service to the Principal as a Gentleman's Valet will be very important and make up most of the Butlers daily activities,  Very highly experienced candidates will be considered only.

Only the most highly experienced Butlers with Head Butler & EPA experiences need apply.  Arabic speaking & writing is a huge advantage.

Butler Vacancy

in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

A VIPP Royal family member based in Riyadh, SA, is looking for a dedicated Butler with at least 6 years’ experience in a luxury VIP home and who is willing to work long hours if required.

The Candidate will be required to keep everything running smoothly in the employer’s home, during his travels and when hosting guests.

The successful candidate will be required to assist the Palace Manager with certain duties and will also  be required to do the expected high level Butler duties whilst working within a large staff compliment and separate housekeeping, laundry, catering and management departments.

Personal service to the Principal as a Gentleman's Valet will be very important and make up most of the Butlers daily activities,  Very highly experienced candidates will be considered only.

Butler-INTERNSHIP Vacancy

in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Be part of the opening team of this very exciting Private Luxury Big 5 Game Reserve in Nambiti, KZN, South Africa.

This opportunity is rare; to live, work and earn in such an exclusive area with very VVIP guests, Bespoke Services and Fine Luxury whilst building your butler resume for private service & employment in the future.

Clients don't easily employ newly qualified butlers without enough experience to manage & run their private homes- this opportunity gives you the experience you will need by allowing you to work and train under a very highly qualified Head Butler.

Help put procedures and standard levels of services together for this new property.  Enjoy the wildlife experience with the guests as you treat them to the most exclusive game reserve experience.

3 weeks on, 1 week off with all expenses taken care of and luxury staff accommodation provided.

Butler Vacancy

in London, UK

A VIP family in London, are looking for a dedicated Butler with at least 6 years’ experience in a VIP home and who is willing to work long hours if required.

The Candidate will be required to keep everything running smoothly in the employer’s home.

The successful candidate will be required to assist the Household Manager with certain duties and will also  be required to do the common Butler duties which will include grocery shopping, laundry, running errands, cleaning, making appointments, co-ordination of travel, handling household billing, maintaining cars, possibly buying gifts, on the employer’s behalf and more.

Personal service to the Principal and Principal family is of utmost importance.

Butler | English Tutor Vacancy

in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The UHNW business professional requires a private Butler to Valet, Chaperone and support him. This private Butler will be for services, hospitality and tutoring for the Principal only.  Travel with, accompany, serve, ensure high service standards and also teach English, translate and encourage correct English use.  Traditional butler experience & skills are very important as the principal requires full fine services at all time.  A very demanding but very rewarding role indeed. Experience in a similar environment for more than 5 years is mandatory. 

Traveling Butler & Executive Personal Assistant Vacancy

between Dubai (UAE), London (UK) & Los Angeles (USA)

 A VIP UAE based Client with a holiday home & secondary residence in Los Angeles and London, has tasked Rubert Recruitment with finding the ultimate in Private Butler & Personal Executive Assistant for him (1 Candidate as duel-role).  Only the most accomplished and polished individuals need apply.  This ultra luxurious environment is one of opulence, luxury & style, and the client requests the same of the service delivery within it. Only candidates with qualifications and at least 5 years experience will be considered.

Butler Vacancy

in Los Angeles, Southern California, USA

 A VIP Saudi Client with a holiday & secondary residence in Los Angeles, California have tasked Rubert Recruitment with finding the ultimate in High End Butler Service for this residence.  Only the most accomplished and polished individuals need apply.  This ultra luxurious environment is one of opulance, luxury & style, and the client requests the same of the service delivery within it. Only candidates with qualifications and at least 5 years experience will be considered.

Butler Vacancy

in Clifton, Cape Town, South Africa

The owner of a holiday villa in Clifton, Cape Town, requires a Head Butler to oversee three Junior Butlers and the overall services of this department to guests.  The villa is rented out on long-stay only, and the butlers may have the same guests for periods from 3 to 12 months at a time.  Only hotel butler duties apply, no cooking or housekeeping as these are separate departments.  Experience in a similar environment for more than 3 years is mandatory. 

Butler Vacancy

in Bryanston Johannesburg, South Africa

Our client, based in Bryanston Johannesburg, requires the appointment of a Butler with fantastic hosting and cooking skills to join his household staffing team in a management role to take full control of all soft services in his home.  The family of 4 require a person with a fine eye for detail and clear understanding of silver service offerings & techniques.  Their home is often used to entertain, both family members and corporate guests, and as such the client requires a butler who understands the running's of a boutique hotel or similar. Only candidates with qualifications and at least 5 years experience will be considered.

Butler Vacancy in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa         

A single parent client, based in Midrand, Johannesburg, would like to appoint a butler to care for her extensive private residence & adjoining home office's requirements.  A high level of service, with breakfast, morning tea time, lunch, afternoon tea time and dinner service required most days of the week.  Her office is used for mainly herself only, and some corporate guests may join from time to time.  A valid driver's license is required as two children will be chauffeured by the butler to and from school and social activities. 

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