Author Archives: Sebastian Hirsch

Gentleman’s Gentleman/Valet/Butler – London (Hampstead)

This post is for a young family in London (Hampstead) who would like you to assist the house manager with all his duties when necessary but with a special stress on valet duties for the principal.

Valet duties: take care of his clothes and organize his wardrobe, steaming and pressing for some items of clothing.

Ideally our client would like to hire a private service professional to undertake butler duties as well such as serving, setting up tables, managing other staff members.

We feel this is a post that will grow so please email us your CV with a current photo and written references.

This is a live out role for round £40k.

Please contact Sebastian Hirsch via Email at info@butlerforyou.com

Nanny sought for high profile family in Aachen, Germany – Fantastic Opportunity

Nanny sought for high profile family in Aachen, Germany - Fantastic Opportunity

Nanny sought for high profile family in Aachen, Germany – Fantastic Opportunity – www.butlerforyou.com

High profile family living in Aachen, Germany seek a native English speaking nanny to help care for their two children aged 3 (boy) and 5 (girl).

The family is looking for an excellent nanny who is interested to commit for a long-term position. They need a communicative, energetic and smiley nanny who likes sports – swimming, cycling, etc.

The family also employ housekeepers/cleaners and a handyman.

Duties:

  • to collect children from kindergarden and school
  • to drop off children at various activities during the afternoon
  • the preparation of the children`s meals (lunch and dinner)
  • play and handicraft work with the kids
  • helping with bathing, dressing, keeping children`s rooms tidy etc.
  • keep the children safe, happy and entertained
  • teach them English
  • focus on their development
Hours of service:

Approx. 40 hours per week.

Job requirements:

  • Native English speaker or equivalent
  • Recent experience as a nanny
  • Fun personality and a great attitude
  • The family want someone looking for a long term position.

Excellent salary with outstanding benefits for the right candidate!

A fully furnished large double room with private bathroom and a small kitchen is available for the nanny, but is not a condition if you prefer to live out that’s absolutely fine for the family as well.

Please send your CV, a current photo and references to info@butlerforyou.com

Female Butler – Doha, Qatar

Female Butler - Doha, Qatar - www.butlerforyou.com

Female Butler – Doha, Qatar – www.butlerforyou.com

VIP residence in Doha, Qatar require an experienced female butler responsible for maintaining the Principals day to day domestic activities, administration of private affairs (including petty cash), purchase and liaison with suppliers in conjunction with principals Private Secretary.

You should have a minimum of five years experience in a similar role and ideally be accustomed to formalities within a high profile Middle Eastern residence.

Butler School training and hotel experience would also be beneficial.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in the care of valuable wardrobes and the care of clothing.

A team player is essential to work within this large team of household staff. In addition hands-on cleaning duties are required, a superb standard of cleaning and laundry administration.

The female butler will be required to assist with all travel preparations, packing and unpacking of cases etc. , several months travelling will be required across the year.

Driver essential.

Accommodation: self-contained bedroom, bathroom and small kitchenette.

Professional compensation package.

Butler/House Manager – Cologne, Germany

We are seeking an experienced Butler/House Manager for a residence in Cologne, Germany.

There is another property in Berlin, Germany and a large estate in Ibiza, Spain.

Our client is seeking a butler/house manager with very high standards.

Candidate must be fluent in English and a good knowledge of German would be appreciated.

Duties include:

• Complete service for the principal and guests
• Dining room: laying the table and clearing away
• Cleaning and care of silver, porcelain for daily use and stemware
• Packing and unpacking of suitcases
• Care of fine and delicate clothes
• Answering the phone and enquiries
• Arbiter for the principal in various matters concerning household staff
• Daily requests from and reports to the prinicpal
• Organisation, training and management of entire household staff
• Daily meetings with the house staff, regular one-on-one talks with them
• Planning and compilation of a weekly roster with regard to demands
• Management of days off and requests in collaboration with the principals
• Interviews with candidates
• Contact person & interface to the principals
• Collaboration with security/bodyguards
• Care and feeding of pets
• Weekly control checks of the estate and its buildings

Requirements:

• Several years of experience in a similar role
• Capacity for teamwork and leadership experience
• Very good knowledge of English and good knowledge of German
• Self-confidence and a well-groomed appearance

Personality:

• Precise, with an eye for details
• Ability to lead a team
• Able to deal with conflict situations
• Ability to keep on track
• Pro-active „man of action“ type

Separate housing accommodation will be provided.

Salary: Excellent salary with outstanding benefits for the right candidate!

Please send your CV/resume, references and a current photo to Sebastian at info@butlerforyou.com

Head Housekeeper (live in) – Greenwich, CT

Come and join this international jet-set family who own multiple properties around the world. Head housekeeper position has become available for a live-in housekeeper to start as soon as possible.

EMPLOYERS:
Entrepreneurial International business couple with their four children ages 7 – 14.

RESIDENCE DESCRIPTION:

6,000 sq. ft. home on 10 acres in Greenwich, CT

CURRENT HOUSEHOLD STAFF:

2 Housekeepers, 3 Handyman, Gardeners on contract, as needed other service providers, 2 fulltime assistants and a fulltime tutor

DUTIES:

• Oversee pets, laundry care and ironing. Children’s clothing management. Closet management and organization throughout the home.

• Assist with the duties and schedule of domestic staff.
• Keep the household budgets and inventory supplies. Schedule and oversee vendors of contracted services for home care as needed. Oversee family packing and travel preparations.
• Assist with planning and organizing of parties and events in the home. Oversee and participate in proper table settings daily and entertainment prep. Serve meals and drinks and perform wait services related thereto on a daily basis.

QUALIFCATIONS AND CHARACTER SKETCH:

• Must have previous experience working as a housekeeper.
• Candidates must be able to work in an active bustling lifestyle which consists of four active children.
• Verifiable references.
• Valid drivers license.
• Neat and polished appearance.
• Must exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality at all times.
• Must sign a confidentiality agreement
• Applicants must be eligible to work in the USA.
• Understand concepts like being anticipatory, friendly not familiar, privacy and confidentiality, invisible and available.

HOURS OF SERVICE:

• 5 days per week on a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the family and the daily situation.

COMPENSATION AND TERMS:

• Top salary for the right candidate!
• Insurance benefits – can be discussed
• Vacation
• Use of automobile

4 weeks holiday.

HOUSING:

• 1 Bedroom completely private apartment in separate building on the estate.

Please send your CV/resume. references and a current photo to info@butlerforyou.com

DOMESTIC COUPLE – HOUSEKEEPER & BUTLER – NEWMARKET, UK

A busy household just outside of Newmarket is looking for a flexible Couple to work in their family home, the house has busy times and quiet times due to varying entertaining schedules so they are looking for a Couple who can be flexible in their working week, including weekends.

As a Housekeeper you will be responsible for the upkeep of the house and maintain the household to a high standard, you will be responsible for cleaning, washing and ironing and simple family cooking.

As a Houseman/Butler you will be required to drive the Principals, trips to the airports and running errands, duties will also include handyman and caretaking duties aswell as helping to look after dogs.

When the Principals and families are in residence one of you should be able to act as a Butler for mainly informal occasions but also fully formal events, meet and greet and serve.
The other must be able to cook family style meals to a good standard as well as informal dinner parties for small numbers.

The family have 4 boys from 17 to 26 years who spend varying degrees of time at the home so this period can be busy, and a 3 year old who is permanently at home  – you will need to be happy to act as a Mother’s help, supervise children’s teas and assist where needed.

There is a team of Gardeners who look after the grounds, so there are no gardening duties involved, however you should be able to work effectively as part of a team and interact well with all team members who work and live on the estate.

This role will suit a Couple who work well together as a team and happily work in a busy family home and muck in where required as well as work to a slower pace as there are weeks when its quieter.
The family travel during the school holidays, it would be ideal if the Housekeeper can travel with the family for 2 weeks maximum at one time. Although this will be on an ad hoc basis.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

Housekeeper:
• Hands on cleaning, laundry and ironing
• Family Cooking and small dinner parties – shopping for the household
• Serve at a table when the family entertain
• Front of house duties to meet and greet
• Driving duties to school runs, airport runs, occasional trips to London and running errands locally
• Care of dogs and other animals
• Being on site for security of the house
• Looking after children
• Babysitting

Houseman/Butler
• Butler duties to serve at table when the family entertain
• Front of house duties to meet and greet
• General Household maintenance
• Helping with housekeeper duties in the house
• Looking after the cellars
• Driving duties to include school runs, airport runs, and generally for James and Selina
• Keeping the cars in very good condition including organising services, MOTs etc
• Helping on the farm occasionally
• Maintaining the swimming pool
• Care of dogs and other animals
• Being on site for security of the house
• Babysitting

Professional compensation with benefits.

Please email your CV along with verifiable references and a professional quality, up to date photo to info@butlerforyou.com

Female Household Manager – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Female Household Manager sought for the female principle (the male principle has his own staff).

Managing approx. 20 staff – mainly maids, cleaners, cooks

General household staff / rotas / cover/ duties /any issues

Overseeing all cleaning duties / Kitchen /storage, sorting and caring for antiques; silverware and dinner service.

Hours: daily 8-10 hours a day / 6-days per week.

Salary negotiable – but premium for Saudi Arabia

Requirements:

Must have previous experience working as a household manager.

Applicants should have a neat and polished appearance.

Must exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality at all times.

Please send your CV together with a professional photo and references.

Nanny (live in) for VIP International Family New York City/ CT area

Nanny (live in) for VIP International Family New York City/ CT area - www.butlerforyou.com

Nanny (live in) for VIP International Family New York City/Greenwich CT area – www.butlerforyou.com

OUR VIP CLIENT:

An entrepreneurial business couple with four children, boy 8, girl 10, boy 14, girl 16.  Mother of German nationality (fluent in German, English, Spanish, proficient in French). Father of English nationality (fluent in English, Spanish, proficient in French).

The nanny should assist the parents in all ways possible in the education of the children and the their well being. Duties that may be part of the daily position are the following:

•Light Cooking for children
•Bathing and dressing children
•Helping children with general hygiene
•Driving children to school and activities
•Organizing children’s play dates
•Assisting with language acquisition and development
•Providing developmentally appropriate educational games
•Travel with the family
•Teaching manners and other socially appropriate behavior
•Doing arts and crafts
•Reading books
•Going to the library
•Assisting with homework
•Taking children to parks and playgrounds
•Organizing sports and other activities
•Taking children on special outings to museums and the zoo
•Doing children’s laundry, tidying up children’s rooms and bathrooms
•Organizing and cleaning children’s play area
•Cleaning up in the kitchen
•Dropping off and picking up dry cleaning
•Grocery shopping and household supply shopping
•Purchasing children’s clothing
•Organizing closets,packing and unpacking for family trips,

Residence Description:
Large Estate sitting on 10 acres in Greenwich Ct. near to shopping, train stations, local markets.  40 mins via train to NYC.  Tennis Court, indoor outdoor and outdoor pool large grounds and space for all to enjoy.

Other Household Staff:
•2 Housekeepers
•2 Handyman
•Gardeners on contract
•As needed other service providers
•2 fulltime assistants
•Fulltime Tutor

Nanny – Requirements:

  • Must have previous experience working as a nanny.
  • Verifiable references.
  • Valid drivers license.
  • Applicants should have a neat and polished appearance.
  • Must exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Must sign a confidentiality agreement.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the USA.

Excellent compensation.

Additional benefits include fully paid housing, automobile, uniforms, private staff accommodation.

4 weeks holiday.

Please send your resume, references and a current photo to info@butlerforyou.com

TOP Butler sought for VIP client in San Francisco Bay Area (Live-in)

TOP Butler sought for VIP client in San Francisco Bay Area - www.butlerforyou.com

TOP Butler sought for VIP client in San Francisco Bay Area – www.butlerforyou.com

Experienced, hands-on butler/house manager needed to oversee and manage the smooth running of a large estate approximately 12,000 sq. ft. in Pleasanton, a suburb in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The principal is a very busy businessman/entrepreneur seeking to employ a Butler / House Manager to be involved in a hands on way to provide the following services:

  • To organize and coordinate with vendors, caterers, etc.
  • Butler duties: looking after an extensive wine cellar
  • Reception of guests, answering telephone
  • Direction and oversight of vendors
  • Cooking skills are appreciated for simpler dinners
  • Cat care and fish care as needed
  • Maintaining appropriate records, ordering supplies, following up on things that are needed
  • House sitting when needed, caring for plants, running errands and personal shopping
  • Travel with Principal at various times.
  • Taking on other duties as they evolve or become needed over time.

Requirements:

  • Must have previous experience working as a butler/house manager.
  • Applicants should have a neat and polished appearance.
  • Must exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with clean driving record.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the USA.
  • Must have verifiable references.

Accommodations are a private room and bath and small kitchenette

Salary and benefits are top!

Please send your resume, a current photo and references.

House/Estate Manager/Butler (Live in) – Cannes, South of France

We are looking for an experienced House/Estate Manager/Butler for a VIP client near Cannes, South of France.

Ideally an individual or an experienced domestic couple who have worked in a private residence, a 5* hotel, a 5* service industry or on a 30m+ yacht as a 1st Steward/ess.

Key Duties:

Management of all aspects (staff, maintenance, budget, etc) of a seafront (‘pieds dans l’eau’) estate located 20 minutes from Cannes towards St Tropez.  The grounds include a guest cottage, a gym, a further house (used by other staff members) and a 2 hectare garden.

Numbers in Household (Adults, Kids): 2 adults, 2 dogs, 2 cats

Size of Residence: 7 bedrooms (all ensuite), guest cottage, staff house, manager cottage. The main house is approx. 800 sq m.

Other household staff employed: a chef, three gardeners, plus seasonal – additional boat captain, one or two villa stewardesses

Accommodation: Live in – a standalone one bedroomed cottage located within the estate gardens, 50 metres from the main villa

Excellent compensation package

Holidays and other benefits: Car, all bills paid, all benefits that come with a French employment contract and an annual bonus

Please send your CV together with a professional photo and references to info@butlerforyou.com