Butler Butler

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.

Job Summary

  • 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

Skills required

  • Discretion
  • Multi-skilled
  • Flexible
  • 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

Salary Expectations

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