House Manager Duties & responsibilities

Diary Management and communication;

  • Ensuring team has daily update on what lies ahead -ensuring family are kept up to date regularly with any issues and progress on getting issues resolved.
  • Planning ahead with a 2-week rota.

First point of contact for all visitors and contractors;

  • Meet and greet all visitors by providing a personal welcome.
  • Ensuring meeting spaces and the client facing areas are always presentable and any faults or issues are reported in a timely manner and are dealt with asap.
  • Ensuring transportation is arranged for all guests as required

Ensure the house is appropriately stocked;

  • Carrying out periodic audits of household stock items.
  • Ensure each room is appropriately stocked.
  • Ordering all cleaning materials to enable the team to undertake their roles.

Project Management of House Maintenance;

  • Maintaining and updating household manuals.
  • Scheduling home maintenance and repair work and supervising the project and any contractors on site.
  • Ensuring projects remain on track.

Team Management;

  • Supervision of other household staff, such as housekeepers, private chefs, groundsman.
  • Manage and maintain correct staffing levels at all times, planning for holidays and sicknesses.
  • Assisting housekeeping team with cleaning duties and overseeing their work to ensure house is maintained to the highest standards.

Desirable Attributes;

  • Must have private household experience
  • Longevity in previous roles
  • Must have manged a team
  • Must be willing to roll up their sleeves and get involved
  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of organisation to be able to manage complex schedules and keep all relevant parties updated
  • Applications from those from military backgrounds are warmly received

Salary dependant on experience

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