Good opportunity for a full-time, live-out Butler / Houseperson to work in a beautiful Forest Hill residence. The person would work in collaboration with a housekeeper who is a long-time employee. The focus for the housekeeper is general housekeeping, laundry, ironing, meal preparation and some grocery shopping.


The employers are looking for an individual with 5-years’ experience working in a similar residence. Individuals without the longevity in a role but who have the correct experience are still encouraged to apply.


The position is full-time and permanent. Hours are 11am to 8pm, five days per week.


Applicants must hold current status to legally work in Canada. Sponsorship is not being considered. Only qualified applicants.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Driving of Principals as required

  • Errands that will include occasional grocery shopping

  • Assist with some basic meal preparation. Housekeeper cooks the dinner. Will make dinner on the days the housekeeper is off. The Housekeeper will provide instruction on some simple recipes.

  • Set table, serve dinner and possibly lunch

  • When entertaining, welcome guests, serve drinks, hors d’oeuvres and dinner

  • Assisting with housekeeping –- vacuuming carpets, dusting, attending to the fireplace’s and some window cleaning on the main floor

  • Washing of the vehicles and keeping the garage clean

  • General light repairs and handyman work

  • Maintaining household logs and responsible for working with all household trades for the maintenance of the residence including the HVAC, mechanical, electrical and the elevator

  • Coordination with exterior trades –- ponds and grass

  • Maintain the exterior of the property so that it always looks pristine including taking care of the outdoor furniture

  • Answer the phone in a polite and friendly manner and receive guests, packages and vendors.


Qualifications and Aptitudes:

  • 5+ years’ experience in a private residence or similar role

  • Full G-level driver’s license and clean driving record.  Vehicle will be provided for work duties.

  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written

  • Trustworthy and reliable

  • An eye for fine details

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a Housekeeper

  • Eager to provide high-quality service

  • Long-term commitment

  • Basic computer knowledge (Excel, email, Word) for budgeting, communication and records keeping

  • Must exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality at all times.


Salary is commensurate with experience and candidate qualities/capabilities

Schedule is 11am to 8pm with Saturday and one week day off
Dress Code – casual/elegant

Position available as soon as possible.

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