House Manager – Hands-on

  • Reference: #C1407
  • Rosedale, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • Full Time

House Manager – Hands-on

Reference #C1407

Job Location

Rosedale, Toronto, Ontario

Job Responsibilities of the House Manager – Hands-on

  • Day to day running of two (2) properties, to maintain standards and efficiency.
  • Provide high quality guest services in a professional, courteous and accommodating manner to staff, guests and outside service providers.
  • Scheduling and supervision of household installations, trades and vendors for interior, exterior and seasonal projects.
  • Seasonal preparation of the residence (i.e. storing outdoor furniture etc.)
  • Calendar management, coordinate and assisting with event planning.
  • A creative interest in aesthetics including décor and floral arrangement.
  • Lead and manage the housekeeping team by example in cleaning, dusting, laundry, ironing and table settings etc.
  • Managing and monitoring household inventories and a budget.
  • Answering the doorbell, greeting of guests and visitors as well as answering the phone.
  • Lead in the organization and service during private and social events.
  • Chauffeur duties as required.
  • Overall vehicles management, including storing, mechanical inspections and maintenance, fuelling, washing and record keeping etc.
  • Responding to emergencies.
  • Assist with the security responsibilities of the residence, including over night stays when the family is away, follow up of any alarms that may arise while on duty.
  • Travel to the different properties as required.
  • General errand running, including grocery shopping, dry cleaning, office drop-off/pick-up, etc.
  • Leading and assisting with a wide variety of food preparation.
  • Pet care, including a willingness to be actively involved in grooming when necessary.
  • Handling general requests as needed.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of five (5) years similar work experience.
  • Experience in hands-on household work and knowledge of all areas of property maintenance.
  • An understanding and level of comfort with etiquette as the role is driven by the Principals with regular interaction.
  • A strong interest in food including current trends and up to date cooking skills for healthy meal preparation.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and the use of a Smartphone (Apple). Must have a good understanding of a variety of apple products and be a quick study.
  • Must be able to understand and troubleshoot home automation systems.
  • Must be able to create and maintain documents and professional systems.
  • Flexibility to work outside of strict job description parameters, thinking creatively about how to provide the highest quality of service.
  • Flexibility to handle last minute changes.
  • Have a strong sense of initiative.
  • Energetic with a strong work ethic and communication skills.
  • Honest and committed individual who is a self-starter.
  • Strong follow-through from start to finish on projects.
  • Have the ability to work under minimal direction as well as working as a team.
  • Have strong team work spirit, diplomacy and tact.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, priority management skills and attention to details.
  • Ability to anticipate the needs of the employer and to exceed expectations.
  • Professional, polished, discreet and always maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to multitasking and work under pressure.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence, a good driving record and be confident in Chaufering and driving larger vehicles.
  • Owning a car in good condition is an asset.
  • Must have a current legal working status in Canada.
  • Must love pets.
  • Must be comfortable around open water and boats. A boat licence would be an asset.
  • Smoke-Free environment.

Job Salary


Job Additional Information

  • 2 weeks paid vacation.
  • Live-out.
  • Work days: Flexibility required.
  • House-car available for work duties.
  • Group insurance/benefits plan provided.

Job Starting Date

As soon as possible.

Job Contact Information

Charles Berry, Branch Manager
Phone: 416.907.9618 ext. 224 | Toll-free: 1.866.201.8336
Fax: 647.484.0214

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* This job description may change without notice.