Estate Manager for Private Households

An Estate Manager in a Private Household is responsible for overseeing and managing various aspects of a large and often luxurious estate or property owned by an individual or a family.

Their role is multifaceted and can encompass a wide range of responsibilities, depending on the specific needs and size of the estate.


Responsibilities of an Estate Manager:

Property Management

Ensuring the proper maintenance, upkeep, and security of all buildings, grounds, and facilities within the estate.

Staff Management

Hiring, training, and supervising household staff such as gardeners, housekeepers, chefs, drivers, and security personnel.

Budgeting and Financial Management

Managing the estate’s budget, expenses, and financial records, as well as coordinating with accountants and financial advisors.

Event Planning

Organising and coordinating events and functions held on the estate, such as parties, gatherings, and special occasions.

Vendor Management

Negotiating contracts with vendors, suppliers, and service providers, and overseeing their work to ensure quality and adherence to standards.

Inventory Management

Keeping track of inventory, supplies, and equipment within the estate.

Maintenance and Repairs

Identifying and addressing maintenance and repair needs promptly to ensure the estate’s facilities are in optimal condition.

Health and Safety

Implementing health and safety protocols to ensure the well-being of residents, guests, and staff.

Estate Development

Overseeing any construction or renovation projects on the estate, from planning to completion.


Act as a liaison between the Principal(s) and other stakeholders, maintaining open lines of communication and providing regular updates.


What is the salary of an Estate Manager in a Private Household?

In the UK, the salary of an Estate Manager can vary widely based on factors such as the size and complexity of the estate, location, level of experience, and additional benefits offered.

An Estate Manager can earn anywhere between £40,000 to £100,000 or more per year, depending on numerous factors.