The Benefits of Having a House Manager.
When households employ a number of staff, it is essential that their roles can be overseen and co-
ordinated in an efficient manner. This is one of the primary benefits of having a house manager.
When, for example, a household has a nanny for the children, a chauffeur, a private Chef and
domestic cleaning staff, it can be vital that someone manages the smooth running of that
household. An excellent house manager will normally sit at the top of the domestic staff hierarchy.
They put in place the supervision and support that ensures everyone can carry out their roles
effectively and to the client’s benefit.
House managers can also be a huge benefit in instances where the client owns more than one
residence. A reliable house manager can prove invaluable for managing the varied needs of
different properties, removing the responsibility for solving day-to-day domestic issues from the
homeowners. He or she can also provide great peace of mind when a client does not spend all their
time in the household, providing continuity and enabling the client to travel with the assurance that
all domestic matters will be taken care of in their absence.
A good house manager will ensure that the highest standards are maintained and will often have a
great deal of experience to bring to bear. They will also have exceptional organisational, managerial
and people skills. They are typically good at communicating the wishes of the client to staff and
ensuring that all parties liaise effectively.
Another important benefit of having a house manager is that as experienced members of staff they
are likely to have worked in other more junior domestic positions and have a strong understanding
of what each of the varied roles entails. This means that they may be put in charge of training and
advising new or less experienced staff regarding their role. As they understand how each role fits
together, they also tend to help manage the timetabling of duties and operational issues such as
planning for absences and holidays.
The best house managers will also know about accounts and budgets, inventory and supplies,
entertaining guests, appropriate standards and etiquette and much more. It is such an important
role, so fundamental to the successful running of a household, that at Perfect Household Staff we
only consider the most experienced and highly recommended candidates, who have first-class
references. If you are considering employing a house manager for your residence, please call us to
discuss your requirements on (0) 207 960 6292.