Massey's Agency
18th January 2019
London, United Kingdom
Job Type
Reference Number
Basic Salary
Up to £60,000 depending on experience
The Household
1 adult
Working Days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Working Hours
40 hours [ extra may be required]
Start Date


This position will involve looking after the properties for one very active, elderly principal who travels extensively and runs his business.

Traveling between London, Sweden, Spain and Switzerland responsibilities will include:

Main duties


  • Oversee opening and closing of properties prior to Principal’s or his guests’ arrival and making sure the private residences are kept in a pristine condition
  • Acting as main contact for the various property managers/caretakers of the private properties ensuring upkeep of the properties are maintained to a high standard.
  • Maintaining a Household Manual including names of all contractors for the properties
  • Wine stock control, purchase of wine after approval from Principal
  • Overseeing/responsible for all general household duties
  • Ad hoc duties as instructed (i.e. shopping, ensuring fresh flowers on display, purchasing of stationery, picking up dry cleaning etc)
  • Maintain the household budgets and inventory supplies
  • Supervising cleaning and gardening staff of the private properties
  • Cooking of meals as required using fresh, high quality produce
  • Cooking and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Valet the Principal’s wardrobe including laundry
  • Weekly staff rota (butler/external staff) report to be sent to PA based at Head Office every Friday (detailed schedule showing timings).
  • Checking/approval of staff’s time sheets and invoices (i.e. ensuring hours worked have been correctly entered and specified with date/time etc). Time sheets for all staff to be checked/approved and sent to Family Office
  • Responsible for expense reporting for all staff to Family Office
  • Organising packing and travel preparations. To accompany Principal on his travels worldwide
  • Chauffeur duties as required
  • Private cars – ensuring MOT in place, controlling service and insurance, maintenance by yearly service or as required (liaise with Private PA and Family Office)
  • All arrangements in regards to staff and travel to be reported to Private PA and also to the Family Office
  • Head Butler to arrange for care of the pet dog (walking etc)

Working 6 days a week [may include weekends]

Accommodation will be provided at all locations either within or adjacent to the main property.

PLEASE NOTE: The Principal is a smoker.

Special requirement(s):

Required skills

  • Driving licence
  • Cooking (to home-cooking standard)
  • Computer skills including basic typing skills
  • Languages: English – to mother tongue standard.


Personal Qualities & Skills of Successful Applicant

  • Good social skills and personnel management
  • Understands concepts like being anticipatory, friendly not familiar, privacy and confidentiality, invisible and available
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Business and technology capability including computers and accounting
  • Leadership and motivation skills
  • Problem solving and “get it done” attitude. Very “hands-on” and ready to pitch in. Flexible and well organised
  • Very resourceful, quickly learns how and where to get things done in the local area
  • Negotiating and supervisory skills for outside contractors and other staff


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