Butler (m/w/d) 100%


Butler (m/w/d) 100%


Private-Chefs was founded in 2002 by Conrad Etzweiler and is based in Wagenhausen (TG) in Switzerland. We are specialized in the recruitment of hospitality and especially private household staff all around the world. 
We are looking for an experienced Butler (m/f/d) 100%  
For one of our English and German speaking clients and his family with different residences around the world, we are looking for an experienced, discreet and very organized Butler. The position is live-in with a lot of travelling. It is requested that all applicants speak English, other languages such as German are an asset. It is important that all candidates have work experience in private households and ideally a butler school training. If you meet the requirements of the position, this could be the job for you. 
Your responsibilities: 

  • Front-of-house duties 
  • Decorating and setting the table for all meals 
  • Doing the F&B table service during all meals 
  • Occasional preparation of light meals and refreshments during the absence of the family private chef
  • Management and maintenance of the entire smart home automation systems 
  • Overseeing the security and alarm technology 
  • Reporting any issues and repairs in the household including booking the contractors and overseeing the maintenance work 
  • Arranging flowers and take care of the plants in the house
  • Supervising the garden design and care 
  • Inventory, care and maintenance of all art pieces and furniture 
  • Frequent checking the family wardrobe for order and quality including laundry management
  • Coordinate bookings of the children activities and appointments with the nannies 
  • Organization and planning of events, celebrations and activities for the family 
  • Make restaurant reservations and keeping relationships with important restaurant managers 
  • Vacation planning and organization (e.g. book hotels and organize flights) 
  • Help the family members with packing for travelling 
  • Valet duties
  • Driving all family members to different locations and activities
  • In charge of the recruitment, training (including updating the job descriptions), payment and control of the housekeeping staff 
  • Shopping of food, household items, gifts and clothing including dry cleaning service pickup and drop-off  

What does the position offer? 

  • Long-term full-time working contract 
  • Regulated 5 work days per week with 2 days off 
  • Great travelling experiences during which all accommodations are organized 
  • Very good salary  

What do you offer? 

  • At least 3 years of work experience in a private household as a butler
  • Ideally diploma from a butler training school
  • Experience in household management and the creation of work schedules and manuals for private household staff
  • Full motivation to deliver to highest standards and to exceed expectations 
  • A highly detail oriented and very professional work attitude 
  • At ease in doing general household administration and personal assistant duties 
  • A disciplined, trustworthy, courteous, polite and extremely discreet personality 
  • You have exceptional social skills, a very good sense of tidiness and work very independently 
  • You like kids and pets 
  • Experience in leading and motivating a household staff team 
  • You should be able and want to travel a lot with the family without hesitation 
  • Driving license and ideally experience in driving large and luxurious cars
  • Fluent in English, other languages such as German are an advantage 

Send us your CV via e-mail. We are looking forward to hearing from you. Please be aware that responses will only be sent to candidates who meet the expected criteria. Thank you for your understanding. 


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