Household Manager

Irwin & Dow

Dubai, UAE

Ref: NP447-1609

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

A House Manager is required to support an UHNW based in Dubai with the complete management of their property and property staff. This is an exceptionally operational role and is not a regular 9-5 office position in any way. Therefore, we are seeking those with excellent communication and multitasking skills, and a proactive approach to problem-solving. Strong professional interactions and relationship building capabilities are required to interact with staff, vendors, and the couple directly.

You will oversee all aspects of operations, including recruiting and management of staff, scheduling working hours, HR matters, appraisals, and liaising with vendors to maintain the couple's residence to the highest standards of cleanliness, organisation, and functionality.

Taking responsibility for the management of property budgets, expenses, inventory, invoice management and payments, the Household Manager will always ensure efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Property re-modelling and upgrades may be required from time to time and you will be responsible for the management of contractors, interior designers and the purchases of furniture and items from overseas, and their shipping to the UAE. Personal gifts and the procurement of high value times such as jewellery and watches will also be made. This highly sociable couple host many property events, dinners, and special occasions and you will take the lead for these with a constant high attention to detail and sophistication. Therefore, you will select suppliers, vendors, hosting staff, and 3rd parties to bring the event together.

Complete management of maids, nannies and drivers you will be accustomed to a hectic schedule and ever-changing daily requirements, alongside regular travel arrangements for the couple and their wider family when required. However, travel for the Household Manager is not frequent in this role.


Discretion, confidentiality, and high levels of integrity in dealing with sensitive information and situations is required. Flexibility to work a varied schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed, the role will be the interface between the couple and the property staff. You will bring 3-5 years of relevant propertymanagement expertise and be an excellent organiser, with clear and concise communication and strong leadership qualities.

About the Company

Irwin & Dow was established in 2013 to provide clients with a unique and highly personalised recruitment service, providing the very top calibre of candidates across the business support and secretarial function.

We provide a refreshing approach, working in close partnership with clients and candidates across diverse industry sectors; large MNC’s, government & semi -government entities, SME’s, local businesses and in the start-up and UHNWI support framework.

Great people equal great success: all our candidates are interviewed personally by a member of the team, and we develop longstanding and in-depth relationships with our clients, understanding their corporate culture and goals to ensure a successful outcome for both parties.

Our values of discretion and diplomacy are paramount, and we are pleased to be a partner of choice for clients and candidates.

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House Manager salaries in UAE

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AED 13,000

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