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Russian Speaking House Manager / Valet, Highgate, North London.

Location London
Job Type Permanent
Salary £40000 — £ per annum
Package (£10,000 discretionary bonus)
Date 7 February 2020

The House Manager will provide the closest personal service to the principal, of all the domestic staff. They must be a pro-active and multi-skilled individual, who is able to work closely alongside the principal and his family, whilst remaining discreet at all times.

The role is varied and, in addition to the provision of personal services, the House Manager will also act as a senior member of the management team within the household. All communications between the wider household team and the principal will be made through the House Manager, who will also be expected to monitor and report on the quality of work undertaken by the wider team.

The House Manager will report into the Estate Director, who will have overall responsibility for the household, including the staff rota and facilities management.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Ensuring the smooth running of a household and servicing of principals and guests
  • Supervising other household staff members and reviewing, monitoring and reporting on the work carried out by the household team on a daily basis
  • Providing a valet service to the principal, to manage both the household wardrobe and luggage to facilitate travelling
  • Consistently interacting with the principal to ensure their needs are met and the household team are up to date with all daily requirements
  • Ensuring efficiency throughout the household
  • Organisation of social and family events
  • Providing service for guests and visitors of the principal
  • Serving of refreshments and meals
  • Management of the wine cellar
  • Management of the screening room and associated facilities

Expected Skills:

  • English&Russian Speaker
  • An eye for detail
  • A flexible, amenable and committed approach to work
  • Experience of providing a House Manager, Valet or Butler service in a private household
  • Experience in managing a team of staff
  • Expected Working Hours: 12hr shifts – 4 days on, 4 days off


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