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House Managers

Find an experienced, fully vetted House Manager for your private residence with the help of our specialist recruitment service.

House Manager recruitment

The role of a House Manager

A House Manager is a senior member of property management staff and typically have a private service, PA, military, yachting, or 5* hotel background. A House Manager can be responsible for multiple properties.

For larger household setups: House Managers conduct a more delegatory role, overseeing interior and exterior staff such as housekeepers, nannies, chefs, butlers, drivers, gardeners and groundsmen.

For smaller staff setups: House Managers tend to have a more hands-on approach and will personally step in and assist with duties such as table service, driving, or offer light PA support.

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What is the average salary for a House Manager?

The salary of a House Manager will ultimately depend on their level of training and experience. However, you can expect an average annual wage of £50,000  to £120,000+. Those with multiple property management experience will typically command higher rates of salary.

The primary location of the role will also be a consideration when negotiating salary. Positions that are based overseas, within central London or roles that require frequent travel may require a higher salary.

A link to our salary guide can be found here https://www.thestaffdirectory.com/help/private-staff-salary-guide/

What duties can a House Manager perform?

The role of a House Manager
  • Household admin and accounts (utilities, invoices, accounts for housekeeping supplies/groceries)
  • Troubleshooting: Including; Crestron/entertainment system faults, heating, water leaks, home cinema, swimming pool, or energy supply issues
  • Recruiting new members of staff, new staff training and terminating staff contracts 
Arranging staff rotas and organising temporary cover for staff annual leave
  • Responsible for the overall security of the property, managing CCTV etc
  • Overseeing restoration/refurbishment or garden design projects
  • Booking and overseeing external contractors and tradesmen 
Keeping maintenance and ongoing snagging lists
  • Acting as a formal client representative, liaising with suppliers, staff, and general everyday troubleshooting on behalf of the client
  • Liaising with the Principal’s PA, or directly assisting with general Personal Assistant duties, such as reservations – restaurants/theatre, travel/flight itineraries (private & commercial), vehicle paperwork/scheduled servicing and household errand running
  • Service/Planning and executing formal events and dinner parties
  • Booking additional temporary/travelling staff such as private chefs, housekeeping staff or childcare to cover busy periods such as Christmas/school holidays etc
  • Travel with the client to additional residences (UK & International)
  • Property setups (to ensure any secondary residence is prepared for client arrival)

What is the agency's candidate vetting process?

At The Staff Directory, we take great care with the acquisition, vetting and representation of our registered House Managers.

We require all applicants to meet our high standards of due diligence before they can be introduced to our clients.

A high level of skill and experience is required before an applicant can register with us, and formal ID and employment references are checked in advance of any client introduction.

If you would like your chosen candidate to process a background check before starting in the role, this can be arranged for you free of charge.

Do The Staff Directory recruit House Managers for roles outside of London?

The Staff Directory provide an all-encompassing list of private household staff, PAs and yacht crew for positions around the globe.

Our registered House Managers are most frequently hired for roles based in the following areas:

  • Central London – areas such as Chelsea, Regents Park, Mayfair, Kensington, Hampstead, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Notting Hill and Holland Park
  • UK Counties – such as Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Cheshire and Surrey
  • Overseas – The majority of hires for House Managers outside of the UK are for roles based in Russia, Ukraine, the Middle East, UAE, Switzerland and France

Where can I find further information on hiring a House Manager?

We are on hand to assist with any questions regarding the hire of a House Manager. Please call the agency at your convenience and our specialist recruiters will assist you.

Additional information including client FAQs, client help and a salary & payroll guide can be found here https://www.thestaffdirectory.com/help/clients-frequently-asked-questions/

The roles we recruit

Private Staff, PA & Crew Specialists

Butlers

Private Chefs

Nannies

Personal Assistants

Domestic Couples

Housekeepers

Chauffeurs

House Managers

Maternity Nurses

Security & CPOs

Estate Managers

Yacht Crew

Chalet Staff

Gardeners

Governess Tutors

Temporary Staff

Our process

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We establish the details of the role

The first step to any House Manager search is a run-through of the role by telephone, however, we are always available to attend an initial meeting in person if preferred. It gives us a welcome opportunity to introduce ourselves and view any candidate accommodation for live-in House Manager positions.

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Review your shortlist

Once we have a good understanding of your specifications and have confirmed your availability to host interviews, we will put together a shortlist of the most suitable house manager candidates. We appreciate that your time is valuable, therefore we filter through large volumes of applications, presenting only the most experienced and well-matched House Managers for the role.

3

Hire with confidence

We ensure that all necessary due diligence is taken throughout the recruitment process. The references of all candidates are verified and in addition, a free background check can be processed for any chosen candidate upon request. For your peace of mind, a free replacement guarantee is in place, providing a second candidate free of charge in the unlikely event of any issues.

Get in touch

Call us today to discuss your requirements for private staff and let our experienced recruiters find the perfect candidate for your household.

Call: +44 0203 669 7726
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