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House Manager


A House Manager oversees the general operation of the home. Household managers have the responsibilities of organizing, planning, and, managing household calendars and schedules, coordinating events, arranging appointments projects, paying household bills, scheduling and supervising home maintenance and other requested administrative tasks. A House Manager role and a Butlers role are very similar.

Clients now look for multi-skilled, pro-active individuals, who are happy to multi-task.

House Manager Duties


Depends on various households


  • Ability to represent the domestic household from reception of guests to telephone calls

  • Assist with the planning & organizing of parties or events at the home

  • Business Schedules

  • Care of Antiques, Art Work, Books, Ceramics, Linens, Rugs

  • Care of Cigars

  • Care of Clothes, delicate & valuable fabrics

  • Care of Flowers

  • Care of Guns for hunting

  • Care of the Wine Cellar

  • Chauffeur & Care of Cars

  • Cleaning & Care of Crystal, Fine China, Silverware

  • Computer Skills

  • Concierge Service

  • Culinary Skills

  • Event Planning

  • Experience in delivery of a discreet, confidential and unobtrusive service

  • Experience in Hunting

  • Eye for detail and ability to anticipate

  • First Aid

  • Food Hygiene

  • Formal Table Setting & Service

  • Hiring and Dismissing Staff

  • House Maintenance

  • Housekeeping Skills

  • Inventories

  • Keeping Household Accounts

  • Keeping Staff Records

  • Know when to hire additional Domestic Staff & Knowledge of their Duties

  • Knowledge of Etiquette & Protocol

  • Liaising with contractors & suppliers

  • Menu Planning

  • Multiple property

  • Organization of the family & social events

  • Packing & Unpacking Suitcases

  • Personal Assistant Skills

  • Pet Care

  • Purchasing Clothes

  • Responsible for the smooth running of a Household & Servicing of the Principles & Guests

  • Running Errands

  • Serving Wine & Drinks

  • Staff Payroll

  • Stock Control

  • Supervising all Domestic Staff

  • Taking Care of Accounts / Finances

  • Training & Guiding other Staff

  • Valeting Skills

  • Valuation

  • Writing of household manuals & house policy documents for owners' approval

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