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Butler working duties

Butlers are a specialized type of household staff. They are responsible for running a formal household and meeting the employer’s personal needs. A British butler is the embodiment of:

  • courtesy
  • discretion
  • etiquette.

Butler working duties can vary a great deal depending who he or she is working for.

Butler working duties

Bespoke Bureau

Bespoke Bureau butlers

Our butlers are often trained at our Butler academy. Our clients know that butlers that have qualified with us are seen as the best. Our Butlers are educated and have professional experience in the field. Their knowledge ranges from:

  • formal serving protocol
  • household maintenance
  • personnel management
  • accounting skills
  • much much more

    Butler working duties

    Butler working duties

Bespoke Bureau’s Butlers are different

Our butlers understand the importance of flawless social etiquette, privacy, confidentiality, and problem solving.

Butler duties include many practical tasks. A butler position is very personal and hands-on, including such duties as personal shopping, wardrobe maintenance, correspondence, travel arrangement, and chauffeur service.

Other butler working duties include:

  • Answering the residence phone
  • Receiving and greeting guests
  • Serving meals and drinks
  • Setting and serving a formal table
  • Light cooking
  • Light housekeeping
  • Running errands
  • Grocery shopping
  • Household shopping
  • Caring for wardrobe
  • Packing and unpacking for trips
  • Coordinating travel arrangements
  • Managing household budget
  • Paying household bills
  • Planning and executing social events
  • Maintaining the wine cellar
  • Caring for fine china, art, and antiques
  • Supervising other household staff
  • Errands
  • Butler working duties

    Our happy butler team

Butler Salaries

We place butlers for:

  • VIP homes
  • Hotels
  • Private member clubs
  • Yachts

They work:

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Temporary
  • Permanently

A butler’s full-time annual salary is £40,000-£80,000 depending on credentials, experience, and Butler working duties.

Fee and Guarantee:

The agency fee includes:

  • full search
  • extensive background checks
  • and long-term guarantee

We give all clients a 12 month placement guarantee. At no additional cost to you in the unlikely event that a hired candidate becomes unavailable or does not work out.

To start your search today, call:


Thank you!

Sara Vestin Rahmani

Bespoke Bureau

Blackwell House | Guildhall Yard

Bank | London | EC2V 5AE

Main phone: +44 (0) 2031670925


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