A private Brentwood-based family seek a highly experienced full-time, live-out butler. The role will be 5 days per week, including some weekend work, and flexibility is of course preferred to allow for the family’s needs and itineraries.
Duties will include, but are not limited to, following and maintaining current standards, and providing exceptional service and personal attention to the family and their belongings. You will greet and escort family members and guests, and will be responsible for all meal, snack, and drink service in the home and when travelling with the family,. You will work hand in hand with the chef to ensure food and beverage items are stocked in all locations to the required standard, will assist with the daily cleaning of all work areas, surfaces and of decorative items, and will carry out different tasks as per the instructions of the house manager and principals. Regular communication with other staff members is paramount to ensure all aspects of the family’s life run smoothly and efficiently and you will work closely with the housekeeping team and carry out daily 'walk through's' to ensure the home is kept at an exceptional level of cleanliness at all times. Other responsibilities will include reporting any maintenance issues to the principals or the PA so that they can be resolved immediately, conducting the household's stock take and updating stock levels weekly, ordering household items, managing and recording daily deliveries, and planning and implementing the household rota (at least 2 weeks in advance) to ensure the family's staffing needs are consistently met and cover is in place for the chef's days off.
The ideal candidate will be comfortable working independently and without oversight, but is very much a team-player, happy to support and work alongside the team or to take ownership where necessary. You will be highly effective, completely professional, discreet, able to always maintain confidentiality, and comfortable multi-tasking while remaining calm and in control. The family all adhere to specific, personal diets, so you will need to be confident in service, quick and efficient, and completely unflappable. You will be expected to understand the family and household rhythms, ensuring that you always remain a step ahead, can pre-empt situations and needs and have a solution to problems before they even arise. A clean and current driving license is essential, and candidates should be able to travel with the family both domestically and internationally. The family will offer from $40/hr.
If you are interested in the role, are fully vaccinated, are based in or around Los Angeles and have all the papers to legally to work in the US, please apply to ZI174.
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