Butler Position


Butler Responsibilities

Unless there is a house manager the butler oversees the day-to-day operation of the house and maintenance projects. The main responsibilities of the butler are listed to the right.

Day-to-Day Management

Oversees the day-to-day operation of the house/estate and maintenance projects.

Supervises Employees

Supervises other employees including responsibilities for hiring and firing and performance reviews.

Staff Disputes

Settles disputes between members of the household staff.

Security Assistance

Deals with all security arrangements necessary to keep the employer and family safe.

Stock Checks

Carries out regular stock checks on all china, crystal and other objets d'art; arranging repair/replacement where necessary.

Receives Guests

Serving of wine, other drinks and formal table service.

Butler Jobs

A selection of Butler job opportunities throughout the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions.

Butler FAQs

Some of our commonly asked questions regarding the butler position. If you have queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 3033 0000 or Mail@MasseysAgency.co.uk.

We don’t automatically undertake a DBS for every candidate that registers with us as sometimes candidates may find their own jobs and only stay on our books for a short while. However if a client employs someone who we introduce and who does not have a current DBS but is required to have one for the position, then we are happy to do this for you.

We are able to supply staff across the whole of the UK, including Scotland and Ireland. We also cover International positions.

No, we provide a free service for candidates who are looking for work and we only invoice clients if they employ a candidate who we have introduced to them.

Unfortunately we do not provide staff for short term assignments, however we do accept some contracts for a minimum of three months upwards.

We absolutely love hearing from candidates with good, relevant experience in private households. Unfortunately without previous experience it is unlikely we will be able to help you but we are always happy to advise. Chauffeurs must have previous experience of working as a private chauffeur and not purely in chauffeur services or taxi driving.

A vacancy could be filled within a matter of days or it could take longer. The timescale depends on which candidates are registered at the time of you giving us your vacancy, and whether they match your requirements. We will never just send a CV for the sake of it or to ‘make up the numbers’.

We are happy to organise short trials wherever possible, however you need to bear in mind that it might not always be possible if a candidate is in a full time job. In order to address the fact that very occasionally things may not always go to plan, we offer a rebate/replacement period for your peace of mind.

The demands on a modern butler should not be underestimated. Although responsibilities will vary within individual households, there are a number of defining qualities that will not vary. Being able to emulate the swan, calm and serene on the surface, paddling furiously below, is one quality! A butler will need infinite amounts of patience and a cool head, whilst efficiently multi-tasking behind the scenes. A good butler will be able to effectively manage people and have excellent communication skills at all levels, they will need an adaptable nature. Discretion and the ability to operate in an unobtrusive manner are also important as is attention to detail across all areas of the household.

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