House Manager (Hospitality)

Recruiter
Maxwell Stephens
Location
Victoria, London
Salary
30000.0000
Posted
07 Jul 2017
Closes
06 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Maxwell Stephens are currently recruiting on behalf of their client, a reputable investment organisation, who are seeking an experienced House Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Planning and executing meetings/events as instructed and in consultation with the Facilities team, including working breakfasts, seated lunches and AGMs (for up to 60 people)
  • Ensuring all meeting rooms, dining room, library is maintained to the utmost standard, set up in advance of any meeting and all equipment within each space is in working order
  • Personally greeting, assisting and looking after visitors and meeting rooms users (from arrival until departure); developing his/her knowledge about regular visitor’s history and understanding of their specific requirements (i.e. food and beverages, AV)
  • Formal table service and service of drinks; delivery will vary from service of teas/coffees, to lunches and occasional dinners (plated service, buffets, canapé parties depending on meeting/event format)
  • Participating in the appointment of private chef(s) when required and ensuring punctual and successful food delivery
  • Purchasing and managing all consumables (drinks, coffee, tea, dry goods) to include special care of the wine cellar and general stationery
  • Responsible for the site’s pantry housekeeping
  • Supporting the housekeeping department in the upkeep of the communal areas (incl. toilets, staircase, etc.) to guarantee immaculate condition of such areas at all time
  • Overseeing the condition and care of artefacts, interior decoration, fine china (i.e. cleaning of silver and care of fine antiques and art)

Essential skills:

  • Excellent communication and social skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Ability to anticipate other people’s needs
  • Broad knowledge of household items and their care
  • Problem solving and "get it done" attitude
  • Eye for detail, presentation and grooming an absolute must