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House Manager – Dubai

Middle East SALARY: 30,000 AED - 30,000 AED PER: Month TERM: Permanent

Our client is looking for a competent and energetic individual with prior work experience as a House Manager. As a House Manager, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management and maintenance of a large high-end residential Villa on the Palm for a private family and ensure efficient operations of the household. You will be reporting directly to the owners and will be managing the household under their guidance and direction. 

The main responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

Staff Management
• Supervise, train and manage an entourage of household staff (cooks, maids, drivers, etc.).
• Coordinate with various contractors, suppliers/vendors, service people, artisans, and all other non-household employees. Ensure supervision is provided and the best quality of work is achieved with adherence to all household standards and expectations.
• Assist in recruitment of new staff.
• Inspire, coach and motivate staff to work efficiently and effectively and ensure their work is up to a high standard in terms of service, maintenance and presentation.
Maintenance and Management of Household Items
• Create and manage full household inventory.
• Care for silver, china, antiques, fine art, luxury cars and other specialist items.
• Develop shopping lists for all household requirements and oversee their procurement. Ensure that supplies are always replenished, and spares are stocked.
Other Duties
• Ensure a well-maintained, safe, secure and clean environment at all times.
• Plan, organise and coordinate events and dinner parties. Liaise with event organisers, caterers etc.
• Answer the telephone and door.
• Greet and look after all guests and visitors.
• Manage the household’s schedules, calendars and arrange appointments.
• Ensure a high level of security is always maintained.
• Perform shopping and errands in accordance with employer’s guidelines.
• Perform all other miscellaneous tasks as requested by the employer or, guests as confirmed by the employer.
• Make appointments for personal and professional needs.

Accounts Management
• Carry out administrative duties like budgeting, handling petty cash, paying bills and maintaining staff records and other records where needed.

The successful candidate should possess the following qualities and skills:
• Over 5 years’ experience in house management 
• Professional, responsible, efficient, discreet and highly organised;
• Good communicator with effective oral and written communication skills;
• Fluent in English 
• Excellent leadership, training and development skills;
• Knowledge of etiquette and protocol;
• Ability to pre-empt work;
• Effective analytical, planning and problem-solving skills;
• Ability to multi-task, prioritise and efficiently deliver results in a timely manner;
• Ability to understand the client’s likes and dislikes;
• Proven ability to consistently deliver results with minimal supervision;
• Flexible availability including daytime, evenings, weekends and major holidays;
• IT literate with basic knowledge of Ms Excel;
• Hold a valid driving licence.

Based in Dubai 

Salary 30,000 AED

Live out 6 days per week, happy to relocate from the UK 

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