Find a Butler for your Home with P&T Recruitment Agency
Polo & Tweed is a well-versed domestic staff agency, best suiting your needs in finding and hiring the perfect Butler for your household.
Butlers have evolved in many forms, and we can mix and match your specifications to provide you the perfect option for your home(s). No matter what unusual skills you may require the Butler to have, or if you prefer a traditional approach, our domestic staff recruitment team have a huge array of incredible Butler CVs to send you.
- Traditional Quintessentially British Butler
- Modern Multi-National Butler
- Female Butlers
- Butler with House Manager/Estate Manager skills
- Specific Skilled Butlers (for example Mandarin speaking/Horse riding etc)
Find The Right Butler
British or English Butlers are considered the original or quintessential butler. They are often your closest and most valued member of staff so it’s important you find the right candidate. British butlers are most popular in luxury, traditional estates in the UK, but we recruit for clients around the world that desire the professionalism and precision of an English Butler.
Many British butlers on our books come from a military background because the training they receive gives them the self discipline and detail-oriented traits required for such an important role. Because of the high competition for this position, there is a wide variety of specialty skillsets to choose from, so don’t hesitate to request specific skills or characteristics.
Hiring a British butler is a big step and it’s something we take very seriously. Polo & Tweed was born and raised in the heart of England so we are very familiar with British butlers and we have an impressive candidate pool to draw from.
Modern Multi-National Butler
Modern multi-national Butlers are an evolution of the British Butler. They are heavily influenced by the traditional background of a British Butler, but will bring a multi-national background and cultural influence to their job. Multi-national butlers are favoured by clients wanting to have additional cultural or language requirements, for example Russian speaking or Mandarin speaking.
Most multi-national Butlers have sought our traditional training to ensure that their skills are on par with the British butlers. They have then drawn on their own personal skills and backgrounds, be it a specific cultural understanding, or personal heritage, to add influence to their own skills. This mix of skill and culture create a unique variation of the British butler.
Hiring a multi-national butler is something that we understand on a very intricate level. All our clients have different requirements, and if a language or cultural requirement is present, we are able to fulfill the job requirement from our global network of multi-national Butlers.
Female Butlers mostly evolved from families in the Middle East with female principals required to have a female ‘right hand’ in their home. A female butler may be culturally appropriate (as in the Middle East) or it might just be a personal preference. Female butlers are heavily influenced by the traditional British Butler, but will bring a range of skills, plus a feminine touch to the role.
Most female butlers have sought to have traditional training in butlering to ensure that their skills are on par with their traditional opposites. They also tend to develop specialist skills in areas they might have a particular interest in, for example fashion, fitness or even baking!
Hiring a female Butler is something that more Western clients and all Middle Eastern families now consider, due to the very highest level of skill found within the female Butlers. At Polo & Tweed we have placed some wonderful female Butlers in roles around the world, and adjust each search depending on the needs of the specific family.
Butler with House Manager/Estate Manager Skills
The modern Butler has also evolved to include house manager/estate manager skills. This is typically favoured by the smaller residents who don’t require a fleet of staff, but expect the Butler to be able to handle a multitude of additional duties each day.
Butlers who specialise in these additional skills may have evolved and learnt them on the job (when the principal requested them to) or may come specifically from a business/management background. Many house managers and estate managers look to train as a Butler to have additional skills and thus be able to handle the variety of duties which may be asked of them.
Hiring a Butler with specific management skills is a popular request. Families who have multiple properties and do not require large amount of staff at all the properties may opt for this option, as it allows a smaller team of staff to work in the home, but all the duties be properly attended to.
Specific Skilled Butlers
Specific skilled butlers will come with an array of skills as required by the principal of the house. They might require a Butler trained in close protection security, or a Butler familiar with a certain culture (often preferred by principals re-locating to a new country). No matter how obscure the skills might seem, from extreme sports to organising shoots, we can help you find the right Butler.
Specific skilled butlers will make their additional skills clear on their CVs, and are often hired specifically due to these skills. They will of course hold the original Butler skills and will often hold specific Butler certification alongside their additional skills certifications.
Hiring a specific skilled butler is completely down to the principal and what their family requirements are. From close protection security butlers to butlers who can skydive(!), our incredible range of Butlers hold every skill you could possibly require.
How P&T classify our Butlers:
Entry level/Less experienced Butler is a candidate with 3-5 years experience
Mid level/More experienced Butler is a candidate 5-10 years experience
High level/Very experienced Butler is a candidate with 10+ years experience
Of course depending on budget/package/skills required everything is always flexible and not set in stone. 🙂
Salary you would expect to pay a Butler:
Salary ranges entirely on the candidates experience level. It also depends on if you are wanting the Butler to live in or live out.
Entry Level Butler will expect a salary of £350-500 net a week live in and £400-550 net a week live out.
Mid Level Butler will expect a salary of £500-1000 net a week live in and £550-1200 net a week live out
High level Butler will expect a salary of £1000+ net a week live in and £1200+ net a week live out
How we can help you find a Butler:
- We will provide you with a dedicated recruitment consultant from start to finish. We are with you through the entire process of finding the right butler all the way to their first day on the job. We then stay in touch from time to time to ensure you are satisfied with your new member of staff.
- 24 hour telephone service, no matter what time zone or country you are in, you can always reach us.
- Access to our reference and CRB checked candidates, who globally work for the most VIP and HNWI individuals and families.
Polo & Tweed recognise that we all lead busy lives, and finding the butler for your home can be a challenging and stressful time. We aim to take the stress away, and provide our clients with a friendly, personable and 24 hour service. No challenge is too great or too small. All our clients are treated as individuals and we pride ourselves in our customer service and unique approach to our recruitment. No matter what you are looking for, why not drop us a line by filling out this nifty form or calling us on +44 (0) 203 714 8910
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