House Manager

  • Reference: #C1441
  • Toronto, ON M4V, Canada
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • Full Time

House Manager

Reference #C1441

Job Location

Forest Hill, Toronto, Ontario

Job Responsibilities of the House Manager

  • Day to day running of property, to maintain standards and efficiency.
  • Scheduling and supervision of household installations, trades and vendors for interior, exterior and seasonal projects.
  • Oversight of seasonal preparation of the residence (i.e. storing outdoor furniture, wrapping shrubs, etc.)
  • Calendar management, coordinate and assisting with event planning.
  • Recruiting, training, management and co-ordination of the private service team.
  • Management of décor and floral arrangement.
  • Lead and manage the housekeeping team by example when necessary.
  • 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.
  • Regular Chauffeur duties.
  • Overall vehicles management, including storing, mechanical inspections and maintenance, fueling, washing and record keeping, etc.
  • Responding to emergencies.
  • Assist with the security responsibilities of the residence, including overnight stays when the family is away, follow-up of any alarms that may arise while on duty.
  • Travel to the different properties outside the GTA, 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 and cooking.
  • Detailed pet care.
  • 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.
  • A passion for 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 (Smart Home).
  • 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 license, a good driving record and be confident in Chauffeuring and driving larger vehicles.
  • Must have a car in good condition.
  • Must have a current legal working status in Canada.
  • Must love pets.
  • Must know how to swim.
  • Smoke-Free environment.

Job Salary

According to experience.

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: 1.866.201.8338
Fax: 647.484.0214

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* This job description may change without notice.