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Competitive Salary
Permanent, Full Time
BOX: 1291507
Job Specifications

Our clients are seeking an experienced House Steward/Assistant Butler with a genuine passion for the profession. This is a busy country household based in Dorset. The family also have a Cumbrian residence where you may occasionally be required to provide full support during the shoot season typically during August – October (in the absence of the Butler).

The role is to assist the Butler/House Manager (and when required or in the absence of the Butler/House Manager):

  • Take specific responsibility for maintenance of the main house and pool house, including minor repairs if required
  • To check boilers, heating systems, fuel tanks and ensure that there is sufficient oil in the tanks at all times.
  • To maintain/monitor technical equipment (WiFi, Entertainment systems, eg. Sky and music)
  • To liaise with the alarm (fire and security) maintenance companies to ensure that the alarms and equipment are correctly working and serviced periodically as per the installer’s guidance.
  • Cleaning of storerooms, garages, picture store and top dusting, as required and working with the housekeeper where necessary including to help with polishing wooden floors.
  • To assist in the daily management of the family’s pets including walking and feeding
  • Driving the family when required.

In the absence of the Butler - to provide a full Butlering service including:

  • Receiving guests and callers
  • Attending to meals and functions as required
  • Maintaining hunting/riding/shooting clothes and boots
  • Maintaining and cataloguing of wine and drink stores
  • Maintaining and cleaning all silver
  • Keeping public rooms tidy at all times.

The successful candidate will be a strong team player, willing to assist where necessary and have an interest in country pursuits. A driver and being dog friendly are essential.

The working pattern is currently 10 days on and 4 days off, but is open to negotiation.

A 2-bedroom flat is provided which is currently furnished and has recently been redecorated. Council Tax is included.

A competitive salary is being offered. (AGY.)

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