Live in House/Estate Manager

  • Salary:£45,000-£50,000 per annum
  • Location:National
  • Term: Permanent
  • Posted:14 Nov 2017
  • Tiger Job ID:LG/HM48

Fabulous House/Estate Manager role for a high profile family based at their country home in rural Suffolk.

This role is a live in position and is responsible for the smooth running of a large country house and estate. A pivotal member of the team, this person will be responsible for implementing and managing daily, weekly and monthly schedules for the domestic staff (Housekeepers/Laundress/Chef + Grounds staff). You will manage the domestic budgets and purchase any goods needed for the property. The House Manager will identify maintenance issues, co-ordinating contractors and suppliers. Not afraid to get their hands dirty, the House Manager will manage the wine cellar and bar, oversee the care of the china, art, antiques and clothes archive and muck in with housekeeping when needed. You will also be front of house and act as the first point of contact for all guests both in person and on the phone.

Recruitment and performance reviews will also encompass part of this role as well as co-ordinating with the Private PA team on joint matters relating to the family and linking in with the external land agent re the grounds.

The hours are 55+ per week with  every other weekend worked and days given in lieu the following week. You must have a clean driving licence and be a dog lover! The generous accommodation is located on the estate, but away from the main house in a beautiful setting.

Applicants must have relevant private house or 5 star hotel experience, with proven abilities managing domestic staff and overseeing a busy and large property. You will be discreet, hard-working, flexible and have excellent references.

 

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