As an established household staff agency, we are able to place top calibre experienced butlers with you. We offer a fully bespoke service to ensure we match the best staff with you when it comes to hiring your next butler.
A butler is a domestic worker in a large household, he is the most senior worker, titles such as majordomo, butler administrator, house manager, staff manager, chief of staff, staff captain, estate manager and head of household staff are sometimes given.
The precise duties of the employee will vary to some extent in line with the title given, but more importantly in line with the requirements of the individual employer. His tasks can include arranging dinner parties, looking after your yacht, making travel arrangements, maintaining the household budget, looking after visitors, doing the laundry, getting the kids off to school, tending the garden, and directing other workers in the household.
The duties of the Butler include: oversees the household staff usually of one residence, knowledge of high social etiquette and formal service, knowledge of proper maintenance for fine dining equipment, receiving guests at the door and supervises the reception of visitors, assisting with staff training and organizes the duties and schedule of domestic staff, assisting with household and family security measures and oversees family packing and travel preparations. Assisting with planning and organizing parties and events in the home, answer resident telephone calls, serving meals and drinks and performs wait services related thereto.
Being knowledgeable about wines and spirits and oversees the wine cellar and liqueur inventory. Liaison with other staff as needed, i.e., aircraft personnel, chauffeurs, yacht personnel, and employees from other households within the family, and corporate office staff.
A Butler should be loyal, discrete and respectful of clients’ privacy, be extremely patient, welcoming and approachable, he should have high attention to detail and a high level of skill and experience in managing a team and lead by example, always staying calm under pressure and be able to prioritize and delegate under pressure.
A Butler has to be proactive, flexible and adaptable with lots of common sense, he has to possess great communication skills and manners. A Butler must be confident to be able to diagnose/fix simple problems if they arise, this includes being computer literate. Silver service/waiting skills and experience are a must.
Butler Salary Guide
Starting salaries are £ GBP 800 net per week and upwards to £ GBP 1.000 or more npw in accordance with qualifications/experience and previous salaries acquired. Room & board to be provided by family.
Salaries are based upon a 5 or 5,5 day workweek, 8/12 hours daily.