The Duties Of A Butler in London
The role of a butler or ‘house manager’ has long been a mainstay of the private household, helping to ensure their clients’ home and lives run smoothly. They will often be responsible for the overall running of the household and the management and supervision of other household staff.
A butler will often be expected to perform duties such as events organisation, diary management, formal table service, the receiving of guests and household chores. They will have good connections and be able to find a solution to almost any issue that may arise with a cool and calm head.
A good butler will be flexible, discreet, intelligent, loyal, passionate and organised with high stamina. Nothing will phase them, and they will be able to see to their clients’ needs and the management of the household all with a grace and elegance.
As a leading butler agency in London, we look for all of these qualities when assisting in the recruitment for butler jobs in London.
What Qualifications Does A Butler Need?
The butlers we recommend will have previous experience in the same role for a similar household. Many butlers will have a formal qualification in butler skills such as silver service, etiquette, protocol or will have experience of the hospitality or personal services industry. Some may speak another or multiple languages and if you require this, we will ensure this is considered during the recruitment process.
Some butlers have come to the role from another route and many ex-military servicemen and women may enter the industry after they retire from military service. Their experience in following official protocol, punctuality and etiquette makes them a prime candidate for a role in household staff providing them with the patience, order and diligence to provide spectacular service with a level head.
We supply the very best candidates in the industry and pride ourselves on matchmaking our clients with the very best household staff, so you can have peace of mind that your home is being expertly run.
How The Graham Agency Can Assist Your Search For A Butler in London
At The Graham Agency, we have been aiding private households in their search for experienced and qualified staff for over 35 years. When you come to us to begin your search for butlers in London, we will work with you to fully understand your expectations to ensure we only select the most relevant candidates.
We will advertise your position on our website, and we will personally review all applications and interview the most appropriate candidates before checking their references and arranging an interview with you for the final shortlisted applicants.
We understand that your time is valuable, which is why we review applicants for you and only present you with the most suitable applicants. We ask them to sign a confidentiality agreement and if they do not have a current DBS, we will arrange this for them.
We ensure all candidates have the right to work in the UK with a minimum of two years’ experience in a similar household.
Start Your Search For a Butler in London Today
If you are looking to begin your search for a butler or house manager in London or the south east, please get in contact and we will work with you to understand your requirements and expectations and begin the search to find you a shortlist of the most qualified and appropriate butlers in London.
We come highly recommended and we ensure the highest level of discreetness in your search for household staff. Our many years of experience in this industry have enabled us to provide the very best service and staff to our clients.
For expert matchmaking for household staff, look no further, The Graham Agency are a leading butler agency in London with many personal recommendations from our current and past clients.