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Female butler for Jeddah (vac.nr. 17093001) URGENT URGENT

FEMALE BUTLER

Description of the position

Female butler who will be working entirely and full time for the lady principal as well as travelling with her.

Location

Riyadh and Jeddah (both 6 months, Jeddah during Summer season).

Responsibilities

All butler duties with strong skills in:

  • table service,
  • training the other staff members,
  • hiring,
  • party planning,
  • flower arrangements,
  • travel planning (last minute, not easy requests, as normally they book 2 entire floors at hotels, one for males and another for females from her entourage, plane and transportation are organized by the office. When traveling the butler will be requested to source hotels, shops, restaurants, children activities, control the nannies, and also errands for all of them).

Salary

Top salary depending on age and experience for the right candidate. 12h a day, 6 days a week.

Relationships

There is a very strong head housekeeper in the house who is the right hand of the principal running the estate, but she needs help supervising the ladies, kitchen and general staff.

For housekeeping there is a team of 18, kitchen 10, there is a professional laundry for the family, staff takes care of their own laundry.

Education

Professional Butler Training or comparable experience

Experience

As this is a demanding position that requires experience and knowledge, a few years comparable experience is a must.

Knowledge & Skills

Knowledge of the usual butler skills, such as:

  • Wardrobe care
  • Luggage packing
  • Serving
  • Table setting
  • Travel planning
  • Booking tickets
  • Supervising staff
  • Personal Assistant duties
  • All other butler duties

Traits

Awareness that life in Saudi Arabia for females is not easy: they cannot go out without permission, they need a driver etc.

Candidates must be extremely flexible, able to cope with the culture, not having to consider a home situation, always well-groomed and high responsible for the belongings of the lady principal. Confidentiality goes without saying.

Working conditions & Supplements

This is a live in position, in a single room with a bathroom in the palaces and a hotel room when abroad.

A chauffeur is available when needed.

Working permission, VISA’s, transportation will be taken care off.

Starting date

As soon as possible

 

 

Butler, New York City (live-out)

The candidate will be working for a family of 4 in a domestic family setting in New York USA. An European (style) butler is prefered.
Main duties will be serving and basic cleaning and all other butler tasks. The candidate has a functional relationship with and reports to the Executive Manager.

You will be working with a team of 12 staff members (housekeeper/maids, chef, driver).

Of course you have a valid work permit for the USA.


Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities
• Serving meals
• Basic Cleaning
• Inventory maintenance of silver, china and napkins etc.
• Running errands
• Observe and report any maintenance issues
• Assist with meal preparation, serving and clean up


Competency requirements
• Graduated with a Professional Butler Training

• Driving license
• Travelling with family
• English speaking and writing (fluently)
• USA work permit
• Willingness to learn family preferences
• Able to listen and follow instructions
• Effective communication skills
• Able to work unsupervised
• Able to maintain a professional manner at all times
• Displays integrity and honesty
• Maintains a positive attitude towards residents, guests and visitors
• Demonstrates attention to detail and thoroughness
• Able to follow and adhere to standard policies and procedures
• Team player, friendly but very professional


Location
New York City, USA, live-out position


Salary and conditions
• Salary t.b.d.
• Health insurance
• No car-allowance
• A male candidate is prefered.


A confidentiality agreement will be part of the contract.

Butler in Portugal, France and Switzerland

This position is on hold at the moment, but applicants are invited to send their application.

 

The ideal candidate is a hands-on person, very flexible (in character and team work), and learns on the job.
Together with the governess you will be in charge of the organization of the properties in Portugal, France and Switzerland.

This concerns a one Lady, two dogs and one cat household. There is not much entertaining in the house. In case there is, extra staff will be hired for the occasion.

It will be a live-in position and in case there is no room left in the house an accommodation will be reserved in a nearby hotel.

 

Working hours:

Normally from 8:00 am to 10:30 pm (with some rest in the afternoon), to be adapted to the situation of the Principal.

On a yearly basis, the Butler will be working during 7 months with 5 months recuperation time (not in a row).

 

Duties

Cooking: no high end cooking but very good food based on fresh products.

Thorough cleaning of the house

Valeting duties: care, cleaning, pressing and mending the Lady’s clothes

During winter time in Switzerland, the Butler will be required to cut some wood, clean the fire places,

and clean the entrance from the snow.

 

Salary negotiable D.O.E.

Gender: no preference

Languages: French and/or English, Portuguese would be a plus

Driving license

Non smoker

Head Housekeeper (female prefered) in Jeddah, KSA. #2017090701

 

For a family of 7 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, we are looking for a (preferably) female Head Housekeeper (Age 40-55) to help them with their household. 

The main duties will be housekeeping and assisting with cooking. The candidate has a functional relationship
with the House Manager.
The other staff consist of 5 -7 housekeepers. 


Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities
 Sweep, scrub, mop and polish floors
 Vacuum clean carpets, rugs and draperies
 Shampoo carpets, rugs and upholstery
 Dust and polish furniture and fittings
 Clean metal fixtures and fittings
 Empty and clean trash containers
 Dispose of trash in a sanitary manner
 Clean wash basins, mirrors, tubs and showers
 Wipe down glass surfaces
 Make up beds and change linens as required
 Tidy up rooms
 Wash windows as scheduled
 Sort, wash, load and unload laundry
 Iron and press clothing and linen
 Sort, fold and put away clean laundry
 Operate mechanized cleaning equipment
 Maintain all cleaning equipment and materials in a safe and sanitary working condition
 Monitor and report necessary domestic repairs and replacements.
 Maintain all assigned areas in a clean and sanitary condition
 Wash, dust, polish, vacuum and sweep all areas of the house.
 Clean sinks, tubs, showers and toilets according to prescribed sanitary standards
 Polish fittings and fixtures
 Clean mirrors and windows
 Sort and wash laundry using machines or by hand as required
 Iron, fold and distribute clean laundry
 Empty and clean trash cans
 Listen and respond to resident's queries and requests
 Ensure adequate stock of cleaning supplies
 Keep cleaning equipment in good working order
 Maintain clean storage area for equipment and supplies
 Observe and report any maintenance issues
 Assist with meal preparation, serving and clean up

Physical condition

 Able to lift, push, pull and carry a minimum weight of approximately 25lbs
 Able to stand for long periods of time
 Able to kneel, bend and crawl
 Able to squat and crouch
 Able to work in confined spaces
 Able to tolerate exposure to dust and cleaning chemicals
Competency requirements
 Able to listen and follow instructions
 Effective communication skills
 Able to work unsupervised
 Able to maintain a professional manner at all times
 Displays integrity and honesty
 Maintains a positive attitude towards residents, guests, clients and visitors
 Demonstrates attention to detail and thoroughness
 Able to follow and adhere to standard policies and procedures
 Has a team work spirit and cooperation

Location
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, live-in position


Salary and conditions
 Salary depending on experience
 6 days per week/12 hrs per day (daily 1,5 hrs rest)
 Live-in accommodation (staff quarter)
 Travelling with family if needed (no USA work permit required)
 Speaking fluently English. Arab would be a plus.
 This is both a formal and informal position


A confidentiality agreement will be part of the contract.

Butler – Housekeeper in Singapore

The candidate will be working for a family of four, including two daughters age 9 and 14 who speak

both Mandarin and English.

Main duties will be housekeeping and cooking, walking the dog, running errands and assisting the owner of

the house. The candidate has a functional relationship with the head of the house and the other

housekeeper.

 

Tasks

• Cooking

• Cleaning

• Walking the Dog

• Washing Clothes

• Ironing

• Running errands

• Assisting the owner of the house

 

Profile

• Preferably female, age between 25 – 45

• Hands-on mentality

• Experienced with cooking (daily meals and banqueting)

• Knowledge of catering

• Flexible and prepared to work at different times when there are guests

• Stress resistant

• Experience with and capability with handling children

• Strong communication skills, open and honest

• Efficient, learns and picks up skills very quickly

• Accurate, flexible, pro-active, autonomous and independent working capability

• Able of having a perfect overview, strong in planning, organizing and logistics

• Service attitude, no urge to proof herself

• Patient and having a great resilience

 

Location

Singapore, live-in position

 

Salary and conditions

• Salary depending on experience

• Health insurance

• Live-in accommodation

• Travelling with family if needed (no USA work permit required)

• Speaking fluently Mandarin and English. Spanish would be a plus.

• This is both a formal and informal position

 

A confidentiality agreement will be part of the contract.

Housekeeper / Assistant Butler in The Netherlands

part-time, minimum 16 hrs per week with possibility of extra hours during busy moments

 

General

The candidate will be working for a well-known Dutch businessman, who is active worldwide.

Main duties will be cleaning, housekeeping and cooking.

The perfect candidate will be able to stand in for the full-time butler when he is out of the house.

Due to the changing work schedule of the principal and the frequent presence of guests and/or family, a very flexible attitude is expected.

The HK/AB has a functional relationship with the principal and his butler.

The contract will formally be with the company.

 

Tasks

Cleaning including laundry

Cooking in accordance to the taste of the principal

Shopping

Assistance of the butler

• Any other activities as they arise 

 

Profile

Hands-on mentality

• Experience with cooking daily meals

• Knowledge of catering

• Very flexible and prepared to work at unusual times (incl. weekends, evenings (late))

• Maximum distance to work appr. 30 minutes by car

• Stress resistant

• Experience with and capability to handle children

• Strong communication skills, extravert, open and honest

• Accurate, flexible, pro-active, autonomous and independent working capability

• Able of having a perfect overview, confident with planning, organizing and logistics

• Service mentality, no urge to proof him/herself

Down to earth attitude

• Capable of dealing with strong emotions (positive and negative) from others

• Patient and having a great resilience

• Home situation that enables irregularity (live-out position)

 

Location

Province Utrecht, The Netherlands

 

Salary

Depending on experience, 12 months contract, 8% holiday allowance, no pension plan.

 

Trial period

2 months.

 

Vacations can only be taken in periods when the client is not present.

 

A confidentiality agreement will be part of the contract.

BUTLER, The Netherlands, VAC.NR. 17080801

Voor een echtpaar in het midden van Nederland zijn wij op zoek naar een Butler.

Er is geen voorkeur voor een mannelijke of vrouwelijke kandidaat, belangrijk is dat de kandidaat zich thuis voelt in een omgeving met kinderen en huisdieren. Gezien de samenstelling van het gezin, een Engelse en Nederlandse partner, is kennis van beide talen belangrijk, mede gezien het feit dat de (vijf) kinderen, in de leeftijdscategorie 4 t/m 11 jaar, in Nederland opgroeien.

De kinderen wonen voor de helft van de tijd bij de opdrachtgever en de andere helft bij de ex-partners.

Kandidaten moeten het geen bezwaar vinden dat er een hond aanwezig is.

De werkzaamheden zijn in het kort:

  • Meehelpen in de huishoudelijke werkzaamheden (er is een parttime werkster in dienst)
  • Koken
  • Organiseren van dinner parties en events
  • Voorbereiding en organisatie van reizen
  • Zorg voor en ontlasten van de opdrachtgevers
  • Zorg dragen voor een “smooth and ongoing-running” van het huishouden
  • Boodschappen doen
  • Alle overige voorkomende werkzaamheden in overleg met de opdrachtgever.

Kandidaten moeten zelfstandig kunnen werken en beslissingen nemen. 

  • Dit is een fulltime positie voor 5 dagen per week (dagen in overleg). 
  • Verwachte aantal werkuren zal tussen de 40 en 45 uur in de week zijn. 
  • Salaris afhankelijk van leeftijd en ervaring tussen 40 en 45.000 EUR bruto per jaar.
  • 25 Betaalde vakantiedagen. 
  • Live-out. 

Er is een proeftijd van drie maanden van toepassing. Aanvangsdatum liefst per 1 oktober 2017 of eerder indien mogelijk.

 

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A family in the center of The Netherlands is looking for a Butler.

 

Both male and female applicants are more than welcome to apply. Important is that candidates feel comfortable in an environment with children and pets. The family is bi-lingual (English and Dutch) so knowledge of both languages is crucial. The (five) children (ages between 4 and 11) are are being raised Dutch. 

The children are on shared custody so they live half of the time with this family and half of the time with ex-partners. 

The family also owns a dog so applicants should also be comfortable being around a dog. 

 Taksks are amongst others:

  • Help with daily chores (a part-time maid is also present
  • Cooking
  • Organizing dinner parties and events
  • Preparation and organisation of holidays and trips
  • Service to the family
  • Make sure the household is running smoothly
  • Groceries
  • Other duties as they arise

 Candidates should be able to work independently and make decisions on their own.

  • The position is a Full Time position (workdays to be discussed)
  • Expected hours will be between 40 and 45 per week
  • Annual gross income, depending on age and experience, will be between 40 and 45.000 EUR 
  • 25 annual paid free days
  • Live-out position

There will be a probation period of three months. Starting date is preferably 1st of Oktober 2017 or sooner, if possible. 

Assistant Hotel Head Butler, The Netherlands vac.nr. 17063001

The new Hotel Head Butler needs assistance and you can provide this!

You speak Dutch and English (and preferable more languages), know what hard working means and always greet guests with a smile. In that case, the following position is available for you:

our client in the province of Brabant in The Netherlands is looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and experienced assistant head-butler with roots in hospitality. Candidates must be able to make a success of the new hotel division together with the rest of the team of 12. It concerns a high profile leisure center, a members-only club, with a new guest house which is soon to be realized with 20 luxury suits that can only be hired by invitation of the club members. Guests will be mainly business partners, family and friends of the members. The club and hotel are built under architecture.

The goal of the organization is to provide an exclusive network environment in an unique atmosphere. Meeting, enterprising, inspiring, relaxation and connecting people are key words. The strategy of the new guesthouse has to be completely in line with this objective. The club is unique in its way and belongs to the absolute top in this market with outstanding facilities. It's your challenge to achieve this with your colleagues.

By the way, you live in the neighborhood or are prepared to move.

 

BUTLER/HOUSEHOLD MANAGER SHANGHAI, vac.nr. 17060101

Are you a female butler with a few years experience and looking forward to work for a nice family in the energetic Shanghai?

No? Than skip this advert.

Yes? Ask for more information!

 

Voor our client in China, Shanghai region, we are looking for a female candidate max 45 years old, for a fulltime (6 days per week) live in or live out position.

Candidates must speak English and Chinese and have knowledge of the Chinese culture. This is a 6 person (2 children) household with staff (nannies, gardeners and a steward).

The responsibilities are but not limited to: household management, work content management, reception and arrange the banquet, food management, equipment maintain management, luxury maintain management.

If your answer was Yes, contact the recruitment director immediately.

BUTLER in HONG KONG, vac.nr. 17060102

For our client in Hong Kong, we are looking for a candidate for a fulltime live in position starting as soon as possible.

Candidates must speak English and Cantonese. This is a 2 person household with 5 domestic helpers.

The responsibilities are but not limited to:

* manage a team of domestic helpers (5-persons)

* ensure all maintenance contractors are providing timely support

* maintain a household environment in terms of presentation and hygiene level

 

If you are interested in this position, please contact the recruitment director.

HOTEL HEAD-BUTLER (new position) in The Caribean, vac.nr. 17060103

For our client in The Caribean we are looking for an experienced head butler for a resort who will be responsible to assist with the efficient running of the department in line with the company strategy and brand standards, whilst meeting employee, guest and owner expectations.  

The Head Butler is responsible to assist in creating and managing the butler program and in managing the day-to-day operation of the butlers at the hotel such as:

* Overseeing an team of 12 Butlers and 4 Butler Admin

* An affluent environment for discerning guests

* Experience in F&B, Housekeeping and the needs associated with a 24 hours operation of butler service

A minimum of 2 years experience in a 5* luxury hotel is expected as well of fluently speaking, writing and communicating in English and preferable Arab, Russian and Chinese.

If you recognize yourself in this high level position, please contact the recruitment director. Placement needs to be in short time.

House Manager - Butler California USA vac.nr. 17051501

For our client in California USA we are looking for an experienced housemanager-butler. The client will only consider candidates who are already living in the San Francisco/Bay Area/Silicon Valley. This is a live-out, replacement position paying an annually salary depending on the experience of the candidate. There are currently three other full time staff on the estate.

If you are interested and living in the area, please contact the recruitment director.

House Manager/Butler/Cook Texas USA vac.nr. 17050901

For a client in Texas we are looking for a housemanager/butler with cooking skills. The environment is a cattle ranch, so candidates must be able to feel comfortable with some rough life.

Of course you have a valid working permit or American citizinship, a drivers' license and experience living in the countryside.

If you think this is the job for you, than contact the recruitment director.

JUNIOR BUTLER for businessman in Bahrain, vac. nr. 17020601

We are looking for a starting junior butler for a young businessman in Bahrain, responsible for the smooth running of the household, providing a stress less home situation. Usual butler duties are involved like preparing breakfast, care of wardrobe, receiving and hosting guests, serving, dealing with suppliers etc.

Preference is a male candidate, age range 20 – 30, Eastern origin, recently educated and trained by an approved butler training institute.

This is a live in position for a starting butler willing to learn and grow in the position.

 

If you are interested, please contact the recruitment director for more information.

 

MALE (TRAVELLING) BUTLERS FOR JEDDAH, KSA vac.nr. 17011601

Our client is looking for butlers/travelling-valets who will take care of the wardrobe and all other usual butler duties. The emphasis in these positions will be on serving, table setting, receiving the guests and preparing for receptions.

This is a live-in position, as well formal as informal, for adult candidates with Western/European nationality who have a few years’ experience in a similar position or a comparable butler training preferable at The International Butler Academy. There will be a lot of travelling associated with this job.

Starting date is as soon as possible. Salary, car allowance and health insurance are to be discussed.

If you recognize yourself in this position, please contact the recruitment director of the Guild.

HOTELBUTLERS for resort in The Caribbean vac.nr. 16091401

For one of our clients we are looking for (hotel) butlers for a high luxury resort in The Caribbean. Separate from a basic income, the tips from customers will be an important complement of the final salary.

Candidates have preferably hospitality experience, are single/married without children (given housing requirements), a minimum age in the low 30's, male or female (but preferably male), and speak a second language (Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French, and Mandarin). They must be multitaskers where no job is too small and of course, as actually goes without saying, have excellent personality and people skills.

If you are interested to receive more information, please contact the recruitment director.