Residence Manager - Australian Ambassador's Residence

Washington D.C.
Dec 06, 2018
Dec 21, 2018
Food Service, Other
Full Time

Residence Manager - Australian Ambassador's Residence

This position requires commitment to after hours and weekend work.

Under the direction of the Ambassador and the Ambassador's spouse, the Residence Manager is responsible for managing the affairs of the Ambassador's residence in a discreet and professional manner, including supervision of all staff except the Chef. The Household Staff currently comprises two Housekeepers, a Cook/Housekeeper, a Chef and a Gardener. Part time staff are engaged from time to time as required. This is a live-out position.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 
1. Running the household in consultation with the Ambassador and Ambassador’s Spouse;
2. Monitoring attendance and hours of work of all staff, assigning tasks and reviewing completed duties;
3. Ensuring the Residence is a safe environment for residents, visitors and staff.
4. Meal and beverage service for all functions, including the family’s daily meal requirements;
5. Preparation for, set-up and service of, and clean up after functions held at the Ambassador's residence, including engaging, supervising and remunerating temporary staff;
6. Valet service to the Ambassador, Ambassador’s family and guests;
7. Answering the telephone and taking messages when required, including delivery of messages in a timely manner;
8. Operation of the pantry and cellar;
9. Raising and lowering (half-masting) of the Australian flag in accordance with flag protocols;
10. Dusting and cleaning furniture and fixtures using appropriate chemicals and techniques in a safe and careful manner;
11. Maintaining an inventory of, and managing the replenishment of all alcohol, bar supplies, and pantry equipment; 
12. In the Chef's absence, ready family meals for serving; 
13. Report and organise all house repairs and maintenance;
14. Other duties as directed.

Experience in a management role in the hospitality industry or experience in a similar Residence Management environment with exposure to dignitaries/officials/business leaders 

Additional Information:
This position  is a desidnated security assessed position. Employment in the advertised position is dependent on the employee having or acquiring a valid DFAT security clearance. Security clearance can take some time to process, and employment cannot be commenced until an appropriate clearance is confirmed. There is no guarantee that the successful candidate for the position will be successful in obtaining a clearance. The inability to obtain a clearance prevents that applicant from being employed and loss of a clearance at any time will lead to termination of employment.

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