FEMALE candidates only for cultural reasons. Great role for an experienced House manager to revitalise the management and service delivery for this informal, relaxed VVIP family. It offers the opportunity to make this role your own as there has been a significant gap between House Managers, standards have dropped and things are not where they should be.
The main residence is a very large 3 bedroom villa, along with various buildings within the estate grounds including the Kitchen (which also provides staff meals), Laundry, gym complex and a significant residence currently empty, which may be renovated over the coming years. You will be managing and training as needed a 35-40 person staff team. There are 2 European Nannies employed for the children.
Your will report directly to the Principals and work closely with the delightful UK House Manager. The Principals are/wish to be hands-off with the running of the home and staff, so you will have reasonably free rein to get everything up to top standards and running efficiently, while ensuring all needs of the family are met. The family enjoy good longevity with their staff, both in Doha and at overseas homes. They are fairly relaxed in terms of working days and hours – as long as everything gets done, is covered and the support is there as needed, you can manage your own time. Meals are served family style.
We are also recruiting for an Assistant House Manager/Lady’s Maid who will supervise the villa interior and those staff. You will support the Assistant House Manager where needed with the care of the main residence and house staff and cover for each other.
As House Manager, you will oversee the management and maintenance of all the external building, functions and manage various staff – drivers, purchasers, kitchen, laundry, gardeners, maintenance and male Housekeepers. You will work with on-site security, personal security and the family driver teams. You will also manage and organise the staff accommodation, ensuring it is all in good repair, comfortable for the staff and providing what they may need. Assess current staffing levels and make recommendations about any changes needed.
There is a farmhouse property to manage too, but no overnight stays are involved. This property is used frequently by the family and has a large outdoor area with seating, outdoor kitchen, bathrooms, tennis courts, stables (managed separately) – they horse ride several times per week and use the outdoor area afterwards. There are some permanent Housekeepers at this farmhouse property.
Female candidates only and must have previous UHNW residence management experience.
- Start ASAP
- Salary EU72,000, paid in local currency
- 6 day week. Family travel all school holidays so opportunity to work shorter weeks and/or take extra time off during these times.
- Meals when on duty
- Accommodation – apartment in complex with pool and gym
- One month vacation, medical, annual flights, car, work phone, laptop.
Due to a very large volume of applications, only those candidates who are suitably experienced and qualified for this role will be contacted -within a few days of application.