Role: Butler

Days: 5 days per week 

Hours: Full-time

Location: Kensington, London 

Salary: £45,000 – £60,000 gross per annum

Start: ASAP

We are looking for an experienced Butler for a private household in Kensington, London

You will work within a fully staffed property for a HNWI. Your role will be to take care of the front of house service, liaising with the Chef and Principal on daily menus, serving food and beverages (formal and informal table service), maintaining the organisation and cleanliness of service areas, assisting with the set up and organising private dinners and events at the property, greeting and welcoming the Principal’s visitors, maintaining inventories, ad hoc errands for the Principal.

The Principal travels for 4 months of the year, and when they are away the staff will have downtime. You will be contracted to work 5 days per week which may include Saturdays and Sundays. Flexibility to travel on occasion is required.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of formal experience working within a fully staffed private household as a Butler, be service orientated, highly discreet and be flexible and adaptable in approach.

The exact salary offered will depend on qualifications, skills and previous experience.

Interviewing now for an ASAP start.

Daily duties for the role will include;

  • Receiving guests to the property
  • Accepting deliveries and contractors to the residence
  • Change-over and upkeep of table services for breakfast, lunch and evening meal
  • Managing and supervising the creation and upkeep of floral displays and table arrangements
  • Serving food and drinks, ensuring proper service at all times
  • Storing and preparing wines correctly
  • Silver service and Butler service as required
  • Upkeep of silverware, china, and glassware
  • Be ‘on call’ and available for the Principals when in residence
  • Maintaining household inventories
  • Overseeing the service team during private dinners and events
  • Flexible to travel Internationally when required

To be considered for this role you must;

  • Be eligible to work in the UK
  • Have a valid passport
  • Have excellent contactable references
  • Have 5+ years of experience working as a Butler within a formal private household
  • Possess (/be willing to get) an up to date DBS check

To apply for the position please send your CV to info@poppylaneplacements.com. You can also reach the team on +44 (0) 2072439049.