A butler and their duties
Many of us have seen butlers in movies and tv shows working for royal families in the 19th-century, today butlers are still in high demand and work for UHNW and HNW clients around the globe.
It is very important as a butler to always work professionally and to make their principals' environment as comfortable as possible. Butlers work very closely with their principals and are a trusted household staff member. A number of butler duties and responsibilities have definitely changed within the years and many butlers are expected to adapt to the changes while still following the etiquette they have been trained to follow.
Butlers are expected to be flexible and have the ability to adapt to change given any situation by the principal. As a butler, you work closely with other household staff members to ensure the household runs smoothly, and if the principal has a special request it is the butlers' responsibility to communicate the request to the other household staff members and ensure principals' needs are met.
Common duties and responsibilities of a butler are, answering the telephone, wardrobe management, cleaning of silverware, crystal and antiques, supervising household staff members, hiring and training of new staff members, welcoming guests and ensuring their needs are met the same way as the principals, serving food and drinks while always providing proper service, liaising with contractors and services as requested by the principal, organising parties, dinners, and other social events.
In our present-day it is important as a butler to be tech-savvy, one might have to create online work schedules for other staff members, be in charge of the new security system that is connected through Wi-Fi, or base their duties on the principals' online agenda.
There are a number of butler schools/academies and training who train individuals who want to become qualified butlers, they are trained to perform the different types of table services, the best way is to pack a suitcase, professionalism and how to handle unexpected situations.
Morgan and Mallet International can help you find the right butler for you and your family.
If you are a butler we can help you find your next role, please send us your most updated CV and our consultants will get in touch with you to have you registered with our agency.
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Morgan & Mallet International team has personally served royalty, business families, politicians, celebrities, and ultra-high-net worth families around the world.
Household Domestic Staffing Agency | Morgan & Mallet International
Morgan & Mallet International is proud to partner with Household and Domestic Staff Jobs Networking Platform www.householdstaff.jobs