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.
Why hiring a butler?
Today’s busy life has defined time as the ultimate luxury and it might seem impossible to keep that huge number of different activities of the household under control.
Which is why, in order to keep perfect organisation of everyday life it is essential to hire a professional help.
If you are looking for somebody who is discreet, organized, elegant and who can take responsibility for every situation in the house – butler is a perfect choice for you.
Butler has always been an integral part of the household. They are the ones who are trusted with the most intimate issues of the house life and are in the closest relations with their principals.
They know all the little details of their principals’ tastes and preferences. However, with years, this profession has evolved and Modern butler appeared.
Modern professional butler is much more than just a member of staff who greets guests and serves food and drinks as it used to be in the last century.
As the main responsibility and primary role of butlers is to meet the needs of their employers, today’s butlers might be expected to perform not only the role of a traditional butler but also roles of a PA, a House Manager, a Chauffeur, Security Manager or even a Cook.
Therefore, employers can choose and tailor the roles and duties they would like the butler to perform in order to meet all the needs of a specific household, which becomes the main benefit of hiring modern butler.
By hiring a butler, you can be always sure that everything in your household is running smoothly. Butlers are proud of their “invisible” service and professionalism.
They take pride in being of service for their principals as long as their work is respected and appreciated.
You do not have to give instructions or tasks to a butler every time – good butler knows ahead what needs to be done. If you are looking for someone who will conduct in a highly respectable and personable manner, who is hardworking and loyal in any matter – butler is the right decision.
Moreover, the figure of butler in the household will give it a very traditional and elegant look.
It is indeed very high-class when a butler greets the guest and serves the drinks.
If you would like to hire a perfect butler who will adapt his or her skills and practices to compliment your lifestyle and the needs of your particular household, Morgan & Mallet International is always very happy to assist you.
Butlers registered with our personal butlers agency are the most experienced professionals. Being partners with the most prestigious in the UK butler school, we are extremely proud of the high-standard service our butlers can provide.
Do not hesitate to contact any of our agencies around the globe and our consultants will be pleased to help you with any butler jobs!
Morgan & Mallet International team has personally served royalty, business families, politicians, celebrities, and ultra-high-net worth families around the world.
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