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Household management

As a longstanding and leading house manager recruitment agency, our pool of house manager candidates is second to none. Our unique and highly bespoke service will ensure we find the best available candidate for your household management.

What is a House Manager?

A house manager is an essential member of the team when it comes to estate ownership. As a senior member of your domestic staff, they manage the household and are the first point of contact for all household matters, giving you complete peace of mind.

Hiring the perfect house manager is one of the most important decisions you will make for your home, town house or apartment – and we’re here to offer expert advice along the way.

For larger estates, where there is substantial land or multiple buildings, estate manager recruitment may be a better choice.

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House Manager Responsibilities

When hiring a house manager, you will need to consider the whole range of duties and responsibilities in their job description.

A house manager will play a vital role behind the scenes, not to mention a welcome and reassuring presence for family and friends.

Typical duties include:

  • Hiring domestic staff
  • Training and managing domestic staff
  • Arranging travel
  • Managing household budgets
  • Overseeing security
  • Booking and overseeing maintenance
  • Liaising with couriers
  • Greeting guests
  • Organising parties and other events

House Manager Experience to look for

Alongside the job description requirements, we will also need to know the level of experience you expect from your house manager. This way, we can build up a picture of the perfect candidate, and use it to shortlist the best fit from our substantial pool of talent.

Do they need people management experience, hosting or events expertise? Are they required to have strong local knowledge? Would you prefer them to have worked in a similar family setting?

The more details the better – just let us know as part of the initial hiring brief.

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Our expert house manager recruitment consultants have proven knowledge of the duties required by a house manager, but also understand the importance of a good social bond between you, your family, and your house manager.

This is why we spend time getting to know you and what your ideal employee looks like, before immediately getting to work and making it a reality.

Whether you are ready to hire now, or would simply like to know more about our recruitment process, we’d love to hear from you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find a few of our most frequently asked questions below. If you have further questions about the Private recruitment process, get in touch today!

Does a house manager cook?

Depending on the size of your household staff, a house manager can be as hands-on or hands-off as you like. Some may cook, whilst others will oversee the cooking staff, so they can focus on more private matters for the family.

What skills do you need to be a house manager?

The best house managers we work with have excellent organisational, people management, multitasking and social skills, in addition to total discretion. They may also be skilled in more specialist tasks, such as managing household finances or event planning. So, if you’re in need of these, be sure to let us know during your briefing.

Do house managers clean?

As with cooking, cleaning is something house managers may help with, however they will normally oversee the housekeeping team. It is entirely up to you what tasks you would like them to perform. A good house manager will be happy to undertake housekeeping in case of sickness or holiday cover.