We are renowned for supplying high quality domestic staff to private clients including Butlers in Belgravia, Park Lane, Westminster and other parts of London
Our butler/valet candidates have experience in private households. Discretion is essential, as is the ability to organise other staff.
The precise duties of the employee will vary to some extent in line with the title given, but more importantly in line with the requirements of the individual employer. His tasks can include arranging dinner parties, looking after your yacht, making travel arrangements, maintaining the household budget, looking after visitors, doing the laundry, getting the kids off to school, tending the garden, and directing other workers in the household.
The duties of the Butler include: oversees the household staff usually of one residence, knowledge of high social etiquette and formal service, knowledge of proper maintenance for fine dining equipment, receiving guests at the door and supervises the reception of visitors, assisting with staff training and organises the duties and schedule of domestic staff, assisting with household and family security measures and oversees family packing and travel preparations. Assisting with planning and organising parties and events in the home, answer resident telephone calls, serving meals and drinks and performs wait services related thereto.
Being knowledgeable about wines and spirits and oversees the wine cellar and liqueur inventory. Liaison with other staff as needed, i.e., aircraft personnel, chauffeurs, yacht personnel, and employees from other households within the family, and corporate office staff.
A Butler should be loyal, discrete and respectful of clients’ privacy, be extremely patient, welcoming and approachable, he should have high attention to detail and a high level of skill and experience in managing a team and lead by example, always staying calm under pressure and be able to prioritise and delegate under pressure.