Job title: Live-out Houseman/Chauffeur/Butler
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Private Household & Estate
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Location: London, UK
Job published: 14/09/2023
Job ID: 32963

Job Description




  • Knightsbridge, London
  • Up to £55,000 gross p.a. (DOE)
  • Permanent Contract | Full time (to include weekends if required)
  • Live-out


Our VVIP client is seeking a dynamic, flexible and reliable live-out Houseman/Chauffeur/Butler to join their household team in Knightsbridge, London. You will be knowledgeable to facilitate butler/front of house services, home maintenance and will have proven professional chauffeur experience with good knowledge of driving in London.

As the ideal candidate, you will be:

  • Resilient, with a hospitality and high-level service mindset
  • Experienced in private family driving
  • An excellent team player
  • Adaptable and able to hit the ground running
  • Well-presented and efficient


Houseman / Butler / Additional Duties 

  • Errand running – personal shopping with the Principal and family members, shopping for household groceries, weekly flowers, and provisioning for the home
  • Support in the home where needed
  • Front of House / Butler service as required
  • Procurement of items as directed 
  • Carrying out daily checks at the property including taking care of terrace furniture and outside space
  • Small maintenance works in the property
  • Annual insects and pest control of the property
  • Environmental cleaning
  • Monitoring household team's monthly payments and expenses


Chauffeur Duties:

  • Be available to drive when requested 
  • Driving family members to school, meetings, social events and more
  • Keeping the vehicles clean, replenished, refuelled and serviceable
  • Reporting any faults and organising servicing where required 
  • Opening of doors and escorting the clients in and out of the vehicle
  • Able to drive for wider family, friends/guests when required  
  • Airport transfers
  • Driving the family's pet to the vet and driving abroad when required
  • All vehicle taxes and city payments, plus insurance


This is not a new role and you will be replacing an existing Houseman who is retiring from his position. You will be very well looked after by this lovely, professional family and joining an existing, supportive household team. Your working schedule will encompass six days a week when the Principal is in residence, which may include weekends when necessary. Your employment contract will outline any overtime expectations, which will be discussed and mutually agreed upon, ensuring compliance for anything above the standard 48-hour workweek. It is worth noting that the Principal and family travel outside of the UK for approximately 3.5 months of the year, during which time your schedule and working hours will be reduced.


If this sounds like the right role for you, then please do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you and interviews are taking place now!


Please note that candidates with relevant experience and excellent, checkable references need only apply.