Estate Managers/Directors/Butler

Estate Managers/Directors/Butler

A House/Estate Manager or Directors’ duties are to oversee the complete running of your household, from recruiting staff, organising and negotiating contractors, suppliers and making sure that everything runs smoothly. Quite often the role of the Estate Manager will be combined with duties such as chauffeuring and that of a Butler.

The Estate Manager will take responsibility for the overall running of the Principal’s properties, which may include country estates and other residences.  Security systems, contractors and staff management are all duties that come under the Estate Manager’s remit.

Other duties involved:

Handling household bills and administrative duties

Running errands and necessary tasks

Supervision of household staff, such as housekeepers, private chefs, nannies or governesses

Oversight of employers finances and valuables

House Manager/Butler

The Estate Manager will take responsibility for the overall running of the Principal’s properties, which may include country estates and other residences to include all gardening and grounds maintenance.

Security systems, contractors and staff management are all duties that come under the Estate Manager’s remit.  The modern day Butler role may involve chauffeuring and dinner party organisation.  For more traditional households the house manager or Butler may be called upon to organise shooting weekends, the care of guns and silver service.