Job title: House Manager
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Private Household & Estate
Expertise: Facilities Manager General Manager House Manager Operations Manager
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Location: İstanbul, TR
Job published: 22/11/2022
Job ID: 32749

Job Description



  • USD 4,000 net pcm
  • Turkish Citizenship required
  • Fluent Turkish and English speakers need only apply
  • Male candidates only due to cultural reasons
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • To start ASAP!
  • Full-Time | Permanent, Live-Out contract

The Chace People team is recruiting for an exciting new project, looking for an
experienced Households/Operations Manager to support an international VVIP family at
their large waterside Estate in Istanbul, Turkey. This is a fantastic opportunity, supporting
a Principal who is in residence roughly 10-20% of the year, and which requires a seasoned
House Manager to ensure the smooth running of the properties in their absence, as well
as to support them and their travelling team, daily when they’re in residence.

This exciting new role would suit someone from a Households, Operations, Facilities or
General Manager background, in a similar environment supporting an international VVIP
family or within a 5* luxury hotel/resort setting. Candidates who are already based in
Istanbul are desirable, however for the right individual who is willing to relocate to
Istanbul, our client is open to out of country applications. Accommodation is not
provided and so this will need to be taken into consideration.


You will be responsible for overseeing the overall operations of the properties, reporting
to the Estate Manager; including managing housekeepers, overseeing the security of the
property, managing purchases for the property, monitoring property daily and reporting
and maintenance requirements, as well as managing all administration and reports for the
households. You will work to ensure the households run smoothly at all times, and are
always ready for the family to visit, occasionally at short notice. When the family are in
residence, you will work alongside their team of travelling household staff and will be on
hand to support them in their day-to-day activities. You will be required to be able to liaise
at all levels, be very hands-on and have excellent attention to detail.
Your usual working hours when the family are not in residence will be 45 hours per
week, however when the family are in residence you will be expected to be on-hand to
offer 24/7 support as required.


Your duties shall include (but not limited to):
Daily monitoring of the property(ies) to ensure everything is working and there
are no issues, reporting any issues to the maintenance team
Creating and managing inventories
Administration and budget control, producing monthly budgets and account
Overseeing payment process and recording of utility bills, liaising with utility
providers, minor bill paying and petty cash preparation as required
Coordinate maintenance and repairs of all equipment including telephones,
mobile phones, TV/cable, air conditioning systems, power supply systems, water
supply systems, heating systems, security systems, plumbing and sewage
systems, and equipment and other systems in the house
Monitor and review property management system daily, carry out weekly
technical surveys, analyse and action faults ensuring the correct response and
put into place procedures to deal with faults
Responsible for initiating and managing the overall maintenance strategy for the
property. Develop a maintenance plan for the property taking into consideration
seasons, keep a house maintenance journal and record all property maintenance
works with approved contractors
Purchasing materials for the household
Assist with interviewing and hiring additional staff with the Estate Manager
Being responsible for the overall security of the property including but not limited
to H&S and Fire Risk
Keep accurate records of all household(s) activities e.g., maintenance,
purchasing, and send records to the Estate Manager
Assisting the office with any duties in relation to the property or the family
Assisting the travelling team when the family are in residence to ensure all of the
family’s needs are met
Ad hoc duties as required


Essential criteria:
• Turkish citizenship
• At least 5 years’ House Manager, Operations Manager, Facilities Manager or
General Manager experience in a similar role supporting an international, VVIP
family or within a 5* luxury hotel environment
• Engineering and / or Technical backgrounds are preferred
• Fluent in Turkish and English – both spoken and written
• Luxury hospitality mindset
• Personable and highly likable character
• Highly motivated, enthusiastic, organized and well presented
• A proactive self-starter
• A good all-rounder with common sense and an eye for detail
• Efficient worker who is resourceful and hands-on


If this sounds of interest, and you meet the essential criteria, please apply within or get
in touch with our team directly to discuss further, we’d love to hear from you!