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By Butler Academy

The South African Butler Academy is delighted to share a top “Butler Couple” position available in Cape Town.

Our clients are seeking top calibre Butlers to manage their property in Cape Town, as well as travel to other properties overseas. The position is for a couple of which the position may also be for colleagues there is no preference here.


Job Description :


Maintaining a high standard of etiquette, professionalism and neatness in appearance at all time. Commitment to work and responsibility is paramount. It is expected that a hands-on approach be applied at all times regarding tasks to be done. Being available at all times during the Principal’ presence for the purposes of errands and requests. A hands-on policy in all facets of housekeeping is to be followed in ensuring that all residences are clean and of a high standard of neatness at all times.




  • Daily Butler service including silver service formality.
  • Computer literature being comfortable with Word & Excel.
  • Full hands-on management, care and service of the house to the highest standard
  • Liaise regularly with the Principals, Assistant House Manager, House Man, Chef, 2 Personal Assistants, Security Driver, Housekeepers and Nannies.
  • To be fully aware of the daily, weekly and monthly schedules of the Principals and the household, including travel plans, guests/visitors and events.
  • Managing both private & business events to be held at the private residence in cooperation with the Personal Assistants.
  • Management of menus, co-ordinating wines and hiring of equipment required for events.
  • Management and on-going training of other household staff enabling them to reach their full potential.
  • Effective management of staff rotas and household schedules.
  • Manage budget, minor bill and petty cash management.
  • Unpacking gentlemen and male guests’ luggage when they arrive and packing for departure.
  • Valeting duties to include washing delicate items, ironing and pressing, maintenance of wardrobes, polishing shoes and other duties as a Valet.
  • The house employs a live-in Assistant House Manager who is responsible for the outside of the house, plants rooms, swimming pools, spa area, escorting external service & maintenance engineers, escorting external contractors, driving of one of the Principals, school runs and after school activities.
  • You would carry overall responsibilities for all Security Management, Health & Safety Procedures, Fire Safety Procedures.  You would have the full support of one of the PAs who works predominately on the household set-up and procedures.  Overnight security awareness would be shared between the House Manager, Assistant House Manager, House Man and Security/Driver.


Salary: R22500 per butler, includes accommodation and meals.

Please send your CV, Butler certificate and police clearance certificate to

(please note only butlers with a minimum of 3 years experience may apply)



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