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Butler Required Noordhoek – VIP Family

By Butler Academy

Job description: (summarized) 

  • Maintain a high standard of etiquette, professionalism and neatness in appearance at all times.
  • Commitment to work and responsibility is paramount.
  • It is expected that a hands-on approach be applied at all times regarding tasks that need to be completed.
  • Be available at all times during for the purposes of errands and requests.
  • You will be required to serve meals and drinks, take care of all the requirements of your employer and your employer’s guests, act as wine steward, and manage and plan functions with the assistance of the housekeeping staff.
  • It will be your responsibility to fulfill similar functions and ensure that sufficient wine and other drinks are either in the cooler or in stock at all times.
  • Respect is to be maintained at all times. Gossip, remarks or speaking a language not understood by your employers in their presence is strictly prohibited.
  • 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.
  • It is expected that you work in close liaison with the housekeeper to accomplish all tasks, the butler being the senior member of staff, but as both of you fulfill separate roles; it is essential that you work as a team and share tasks that are to be done.
  • You will be responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the silverware.
  • Clocks in the house will fall under your care. You must ensure that you acquaint yourself with the manner in which they work and ensure that they are wound and functional at all times.
  • You will be required to maintain a high standard of floristry at all times. During visits you must ensure that any dead material, leaf/petal drop and clean water are maintained.
  • The pool needs to be catered for (towels, cushions, robes, etc), and you must confirm placements of parasols, arrangement of terrace tables and chairs as required for functions, the stocking of fridges, cleanliness of glasses, etc.
  • Assisting the chef, you will be responsible for the execution of food planning, preparation and presentation of the highest caliber.
  • Entertainment should be arranged as required by your employer with the assistance of the Estate Manager.
  • You will be responsible for the planning of functions, guest lists and all related matters conducting yourself in a professional manner at all times when dealing with guests of a high social standing.
  • You will be responsible for the planning, appointment and control of casual staff as to procedures to be followed in the appointment of contractual staff, time sheet keeping, duties, etc.
  • You are to ensure that all staff under your supervision is neat and presentable at all times, that work is executed efficiently and on time and that instructions from the Estate Manager are carried out without delay.
  • All finances regarding overtime, payments and purchases are to be discussed and approved by the Estate Manager prior to implementation.

Minimum requirments:


  • 8 Weeks Butler Certificate
  • Clear criminal record
  • 3 Year experience in the field
  • Driver license



  • Accommodation
  • Company vehicle
  • R28 000 per month (depending on candidate and experience)


Excellent Position: Contact the Academy directly

One Response

  1. Xavier ramsami says:

    Good day. I’m wanting to apply for this position. Please let me know if I qualify.

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