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House Manager

Will be regarded as the most senior in the household working closely with the Principals.  They will  possess strong back-of-house management skills and display the highest level of discretion, judgment and standards of service to relish the challenge of going above and beyond.


House Managers will have at least 3 years experience working in a similar role.


A House Manager will have trained at either one of the Her Majesty’s Royal Households, attended a Butler School or will have been trained at a 5 Star Hotel before moving up the ranks to Hotel Management level.

Live-in salaries

Range from £530 – £600 net per week typically for an 8-10 hour day, Monday to Friday.

Live-out salaries

Range from £650-£780 net per week typically for up to a 10 hour day, Monday to Friday


Duties can include all or most of the following depending on your requirements:

House managers

For Principal/The Family:

Liaise with the Family Office/PA/EA

Diary management of the family

Drive the Principal and family members including children

Drive guests if required

Travel management and logistics

Light cooking

Event Planning to 5 Star Standard

Hospitality management to 5 Star standard

Oversee dinner parties and other social events

Plan and pack for Picnics

For the Home:

Manage all domestic staff

Manage exterior staff if an Estate Manager isn’t employed

Manage staff rotas and payroll

Identify staff requirements and recruit/train as necessary

Conduct formal 5 Star butler table service training

Work with Chef/s to assist in menu planning, budgets and sourcing food

Dining room management to include bar and wine inventory

Care of the silver, china and crystal

Provide a good knowledge of fine wines

Execute silver service

Set and serve at formal table

Undertake all the household administration

Management of estate to include security, HR, payroll and training

Order and pay for household provisions

Payment of salaries and household bills

Write, plan and implement “standards of performance” manuals for the property

Knowledge of how to care for fine antiques and fine art

Oversee household budgets, reports, etc

Resolve household maintenance issues

Housekeeping management of contractors, grounds and household staff

Care of animals including walking and administering medication

Wine cellar management

Oversee security of property including CCTV

Ensure Fire Safety and Risk Assessments are up-to-date

Deal with tradesmen

Vehicle Maintenance