Estate & Household Staff
Hire Private Professional Butlers
Find Experienced Butlers With Our Agency.
Far from a thing of the past, traditional butlers and private butlers are still very much in existence and proving vital to the running of households across the world.
At Melissa Offer Private Staffing, we have only the best and highly experienced professional butlers. We ensure that all potential candidates are fully-qualified, extensively trained and thoroughly vetted. As we know that when looking to hire butlers, you should expect impeccable social etiquette and that they possess the ability to anticipate your needs at any time.
A poised and capable butler oversees projects and fulfils various requirements within the household. Not only do they establish and implement the basic rules and codes of conduct for other household staff employees.
A butler’s role also answers calls to the household phone, greets guests at the door, assists in planning events and dinner parties, oversees table settings, and serves the family during meals, family outings, and special events as managing the wine cellar.
Why Use An Agency When Hiring Private Butlers?
At Melissa Offer Private Staffing, we provide butlers who are highly recommended and have years of experience catering to families and individuals of a high profile nature and some of the most prestigious households in the UK.
We understand that private butlers are vital members of your household, and hiring the right person is crucial to the successful smooth running of any estate. We also know that each home is individual and pride ourselves on matching you with an experienced butler that is right for you and your household’s needs and requirements.
At Melissa Offer Private Staffing, our candidates are held in such high regard. When you hire with professionalism, high standards and the utmost discretion are always assured.
What Is A Butler Responsible For?
The modern-day butler combines a personal butler service that incorporates informal and formal gatherings whilst managing the other household staff, organising and maintaining stock deliveries, and managing household bills.
The role can often also involve 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.
The essential criteria and potential requirements all potential candidates must know and include:
- Service-oriented – a genuine desire to serve others
- Wardrobe Management
- Silver Service
- 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
Additional skills, abilities and specialities that some households may require in a butler:
- Knowledge in current events and international affairs with conversational abilities in two or more languages.
- Experienced in packing, unpacking and wardrobe management, understanding of fabrics and fashion, care of textiles and carpets and other household furnishings such as antiques
- Available for occasional travel with clients and their extended families
We are dedicated to finding the perfect match for your household. So speak to our estate management agency today and see how we can find your ideal candidate.
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