House Manager (Hospitality)

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  • Job Reference: PR/000236
  • Job Title: House Manager (Hospitality)
  • Location: Victoria, London
  • Basic Salary Range: Up to £30,000 Per Annum + Great Benefits
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted 3 years ago
  • This position has been filled

Maxwell Stephens are currently recruiting on behalf of their client, a reputable investment organisation, who are seeking an experienced House Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Planning and executing meetings/events as instructed and in consultation with the Facilities team, including working breakfasts, seated lunches and AGMs (for up to 60 people)
  • Ensuring all meeting rooms, dining room, library is maintained to the utmost standard, set up in advance of any meeting and all equipment within each space is in working order
  • Personally greeting, assisting and looking after visitors and meeting rooms users (from arrival until departure); developing his/her knowledge about regular visitor’s history and understanding of their specific requirements (i.e. food and beverages, AV)
  • Formal table service and service of drinks; delivery will vary from service of teas/coffees, to lunches and occasional dinners (plated service, buffets, canapé parties depending on meeting/event format)
  • Participating in the appointment of private chef(s) when required and ensuring punctual and successful food delivery
  • Purchasing and managing all consumables (drinks, coffee, tea, dry goods) to include special care of the wine cellar and general stationery
  • Responsible for the site’s pantry housekeeping
  • Supporting the housekeeping department in the upkeep of the communal areas (incl. toilets, staircase, etc.) to guarantee immaculate condition of such areas at all time
  • Overseeing the condition and care of artefacts, interior decoration, fine china (i.e. cleaning of silver and care of fine antiques and art)

Essential skills:

  • Excellent communication and social skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Ability to anticipate other people’s needs
  • Broad knowledge of household items and their care
  • Problem solving and “get it done” attitude
  • Eye for detail, presentation and grooming an absolute must