As a Butler you offer guests a more intimate service then the standard Porter. You will be charged with personal errands such as booking theatre tickets and organising transportation.
- Unpacking cases
- Delivering breakfast and the correctly folded newspapers to their suite
- Selecting and laying out evening clothes
- Running any personal errands the guest requests
- Pressing a suit
- Seeing that their personal laundry is returned in time
- Serve drinks before meals in the drawing room, and wait at table
- Polite and professional at all times
Qualifications and Training
You will need a good standard of education and ideally some related qualifications. You may want to look into further study in College.
You may want to consider the following qualifications:
- NVQs or SVQs
- City & Guilds diplomas in hospitality
- BTEC or HND in hospitality
A Butler can expect to earn between £20,000 and £42,000 a year, with an average salary of £30,000.
Salary rates vary depending upon your experience, as well as the company. These figures are only intended as a guide.*
* Figures supplied by Total Jobs November 2013