House Managers for Private Households

A House Manager plays a vital role in overseeing the day-to-day operations, managing staff, maintaining security, and ensuring the smooth running of the household.

They must possess a high-level of organisation, attention to detail and have the ability to multi-task and contribute to an efficient and well-managed household.

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Responsibilities of a House Manager:

Household administration:

A House Manager is responsible for the overall administration of the household. This includes managing household calendars, scheduling appointments and events, coordinating travel arrangements, and maintaining household records and documentation.

Staff management:

House Managers often oversee a team of household staff members. They are responsible for hiring, training, and supervising staff such as housekeepers, chefs, gardeners, nannies, drivers and other domestic workers. They ensure that staff members perform their duties efficiently, maintain high standards of service, and adhere to household policies and procedures.

Budget and financial management:

House Managers are typically involved in managing household budgets and finances. They may oversee the payment of bills, manage expense tracking, create budgets for household operations, and handle financial transactions related to household purchases and services. They may also work closely with accountants or financial advisors to ensure proper financial management.

Maintenance and organisation:

A House Manager is often involved in overseeing cleaning and maintenance schedules, managing repairs and renovations, coordinating with contractors and service providers, and maintaining inventories of household supplies and equipment.

Event planning and coordination:

House Managers play a key role in planning and organisation household events – such as formal dinners, parties, charity events and family gatherings. They may manage guest lists, coordinate vendors and caterers, floral arrangements and overseeing event logistics.

Household security:

A House Manager is responsible for maintaining the security of the household and its occupants. This can include overseeing the installation and maintenance of security systems, managing access controls, coordinating with security personnel, and implementing emergency response protocols.

Confidentiality and discretion:

A House Manager typically handles sensitive information about the household and its members. They must maintain strict confidentiality and exercise discretion when dealing with personal matters, financial information, and any other confidential or private affairs of the household.

Personal assistance:

A House Manager can provide personal assistance to the household members, such as managing schedules, coordinating appointments, running errands, organising personal belongings, and providing general support, as required.


What is the salary of a House Manager in a Private Household?

Typically, a House Manager can earn anywhere between £75,000 – £150,000.

Cora works with a diverse and international Private Client base. Our private household recruitment expertise ensures that you find a House Manager who fits seamlessly into your home environment.