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House Manager

House Manager

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  • Permanent
  • Chigwell, Essex
  • £65000 - £65000 / per year

Build Recruitment

Build Recruitment are working with an Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) client to make the key appointment of House Manager: Chigwell £65k + benefits.

This is a fully staffed household (Chef, Housekeepers, laundress, Governess, Nanny, Butler, chauffeurs, Maintenance, Dog Walker/Carer, and maintenance staff etc.) and will require the House Manager to oversee the property, managing the running of the house, all the operations, and all the various requests from the family.

Additionally, the House Manager, will be responsible for handling the daily operations of the private residence and responding to the principal’s needs as well as managing a team of household staff, keeping an accurate inventory, stock control and various administrative duties.

The House Manager must have excellent staff management skills as they will be the point of contact for all members of staff, so it is key that they possess good communication and are highly organised.

The role will be a 6-day week, essentially Monday to Saturday. However, there is a great expectation for flexibility. It would be for the House Manager to devise a rota to ensure the house is managed effectively 7 days a week.

Key dues of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Working collaboratively in a shift pattern (including some evenings and weekends) to ensure the best possible service.
  • Organising duties, staff rota’s, maintenance roster and scheduling of tasks, daily and monthly task charts.
  • Taking responsibility for the orderings, food, stock replenishment and housekeeping general supplies, including placing orders for stocks, controlling the cost of the various departments of the house whilst maintaining and reconciling departmental credit card expenditure.
  • Organising staff rotas and holidays, sickness.
  • Scheduling of chauffeurs and driving duties is essential that experience in overseeing family chauffeuring requirements.
  • Occasional travel with the family on annual vacations or shorter trips.
  • Handle administrative duties including bills, expenses, budgets, and staff scheduling.
  • Oversee and manage an existing team of staff.
  • Scheduling home maintenance and repair work and supervising the project.
  • F&B management oversight of kitchen and chef, kitchen assistant.
  • Arrange entertainment for social gatherings and events, which would include planning events at the house that might be required from time to time – events in the evening/weekends.

The successful candidate will have relevant experience as a House Manager, supporting an UHNW and high-profile family.

For a more detailed specification, or to apply, please contact Marcus May on 07951 786 236


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Job Overview
Offered Salary
£65000 - £65000 / per year
Job Location
Chigwell, Essex
Job Type
Job ID
Marcus May
Phone: 07951786236