Estate & Household Staff

Butlers

Hire an experienced Butler from our exclusive agency.

Far from a thing of the past, Traditional Butler roles are still very much in existence and proving vital to the running of households across the world. Traditionally speaking, Butlers’ roles are similar to that of a Valet, in as much as they must attend to the personal needs of the head of the household.

A Butler should answer calls to the household phone, greet guests at the door, assist in the planning of events and dinner parties, oversee table settings, and serve drinks and food (as but a few examples). They will also manage the wine cellar.

The role often involves being responsible for other staff. This could extend to training new staff members, organising the payroll and the staff schedule, and even (in some cases) hiring and firing.

A Butler’s duties are as individual as the household they serve. Chauffeuring could be included, as could housekeeping, cleaning and maintenance. Budgeting, administrative and security issues may be placed in their hands, along with the upkeep of artwork, silverware and antiques.

Your Butler is a key member of your household, and hiring the right person is absolutely crucial. At Melissa PS we understand this, which is why our candidates are held in such high regard. When you hire through Melissa PS, professionalism, the highest standards and the utmost discretion are all assured.

Role requirements:

  • Service oriented – a genuine desire to serve others
  • Wardrobe Management
  • Silver Service
  • Etiquette
  • Wine Cellar Management
  • Managing the household and staff
  • Attention to detail
  • Care of fine china, crystal and silverware
  • Care and inventory of artwork and antiques
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Sensitivity and understanding
  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Calm under pressure
  • Discretion

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