House Manager, live-in

  • Reference: #C1428
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • Full Time

House Manager, live-in

Reference #C1428

Job Location

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Responsibilities of the House Manager, live-in

House Manager duties:

  • Day to day running of a residence to maintain standards and efficiency.
  • Provide high quality guest services in a professional, courteous and accommodating manner.
  • Identifying maintenance and repair projects.
  • Light general handyman services and facilities (including HVAC, geothermal & water softening systems, pool, etc).
  • Scheduling and supervision of household installations, trades and vendors for interior & exterior and seasonal projects.
  • Calendar management, coordinate and assisting with event planning.
  • Managing and monitoring household inventories and a budget.
  • Overall vehicle management.
  • Supervision of household staff and also working alongside as needed.
  • Answering to emergencies.
  • Assist with security responsibilities of the residence, including monitoring of electronic security systems and follow up of any alarms that may arise while on duty.
  • General errand running.

Occasional Butler duties:

  • Table and drink service, both formal and informal.
  • Management of décor and floral arrangements.
  • Packing, unpacking and transport of suitcases.
  • Occasional chauffeur duties.
  • Answering the doorbell, greeting of guests and visitors as well as answering the phone.
  • Assistance in the organization and service during private and social events.
  • Pet care.

Ideal but not essential cooking duties;

  • Creating fresh and healthy seasonal meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Organizing and managing kitchen inventories.
  • Cleaning and keeping the cleanliness standards of the kitchen.
  • Planning and preparing staff meals.
  • Grocery shopping.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of three (3) years similar work experience in a private household (or private service).
  • Good English communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Experience in hands-on household work and knowledge of all areas of a large private residence.
  • Must be tech savvy (familiar with the use of smartphones, smarthome systems, etc…).
  • Applicants must be service oriented and self -starters.
  • Excellent food and beverage service skills for service and events.
  • Must be adaptable, flexible, and function effectively in a team environment.
  • Flexibility in the working hours, according to the employer’s needs.
  • Flexibility to work outside of strict job description parameters, thinking creatively about how to provide highest quality of service.
  • Flexibility to handle last minute changes.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Have good organizational skills and attention to details.
  • Have a strong work ethic and communication skills.
  • Have the ability to work under minimal direction, be self-starter with an emphasis on client service.
  • Excellent food and beverage service skills for service and events.
  • Have good cooking skills is an asset.
  • Ability to multitasking and work under pressure.
  • Be professional, polished, and maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Must have a valid license and a good driving record.
  • Must have a current legal working status in Canada.
  • Must like dogs.
  • Smoke-Free environment.

Job Salary

Competitive, according to experience.

Job Additional Information

  • 2 weeks paid vacation.
  • Live-in.
  • Work days: Monday to Friday.
  • Work hours: Flexibility required.
  • Accessible by public transportation.

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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