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Butler

Aliases: Headservant, Manservant, Houseboy

Industry/Sector(s): Tourism and Hospitality


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Butler is expected to perform include:

  • Serving or supervising serving of foods and beverages
  • Performing additional services in private households
  • Setting or supervising setting of table for meals and for special occasions
  • Supervising Bearers
  • Removing or directing removal of dishes
  • Preparing or supervising preparation of fancy uncooked dishes
  • Receiving guests
WORK ENVIRONMENT 2, 4
  • It is not a desk job
  • The candidate will handle a team of Bearers
  • Local travelling is not involved
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • The individual usually works for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. Institutions remains open and functional for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week
  • Shift system is available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for people with One Leg (OL), Low Vision (LV), Hearing Impaired (HH)

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Preferably, BHM

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Proficient in managing the eating arrangements, staff or service at a hotel
  • Efficient in offering remarkable guest service
  • Competent in ensuring company and department standards are followed
  • Competent in ensuring all equipment is working
  • Equipped to maintain a clean environment
  • Proficient in supervising and reviewing banquet facility setup
  • Ability to purchase food supplies and kitchen equipment
  • Ability to check supplies for quality and quantity
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Courteous 
  • Maintain personal hygiene
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibile and attentive
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 3
  • Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition  
    http://www.ihmctan.edu/index.html

     
  • Institute of Hotel Management
    http://www.ihmbangalore.kar.nic.in/

     
  • Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkata
    http://www.ihmkolkata.org/index.html

     
  • International Institute of Hotel Management
    http://www.iihm.ac.in
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/main.do
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://www.wbut.ac.in/syllabus/Hotel_Mgnt_Syllabus.pdf

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 1

BearerButler → Head Butler

The progression is indicative

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 5
  • For new entrants – Rs 6,000 to Rs 10,000 per month
  • For candidates with experience – Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,500 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

Some organizations hire new entrants too

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 4, 3
  • Hotels
  • Guest houses
  • Holiday centres
  • Restaurants
  • Ships and cruises
KEYWORDS 
  • Head Servant
  • Manservant
  • Butler
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 5131.0100 Butler
ISCO 2008 5131 Waiters
NIC 2008 56301; 97000 Bars and Restaurants with bars; Activities of households as employers of domestic personnel
QP Reference Not available Not available
NSQF Not available Not available

 

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