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Sitters4U offers placements of home managers in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria

Home Managers

What is a Home Manager?

The duties of a home manager will be different in each establishment, depending on the size of the house, how often the owners will be in residence and what level of family, guests and functions take place. In a large, staffed home, the home manager supervises and trains the private-service employees and oversees the work of service contractors.

This requires in-depth technical knowledge in the areas of house maintenance, cleaning, entertaining, clothing, food and menu planning. Home Managers may also do things like feeding the dog, making coffee in the morning and putting the home back in order. Home managers keep things running smoothly in the employer's home.

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Minimum Requirements for Home Managers

  • Education: NQF5 (Certificate | Diploma) administration related tertiary education level or higher
  • Experience and References: At least 3 years of administrative or hospitality industry based experience with professional references.
  • Vehicles: Must have their own vehicle and valid drivers license.
  • Personality: We prefer working with home managers who are dedicated, organised, friendly, and energetic.
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How do we screen Home Managers?

  • Home Managers are personally interviewed by a trained Sitters4U Recruiter and assessed for administrative skill set.

  • Applying applicants submit copies of ID, drivers license, proof of address, matric and higher certification and are ID, Drivers, criminal clearance and ITC checked.

  • References are checked by a Sitters4U recruiter or representative.

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What does a Home Manager Earn?

There are a number of factors which impact one the home managers salary including the size of the house, the number of staff to be supervised and the amount of responsibility undertaken The position may often also include housing and meals.

  • Half day: From 2 to 6 hours per day: R 6000 to R 15 000 per month.
  • Full day: From 6 hours upwards per day: R 10 000 to R 35 000 per month.

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What are the duties of a Home Manager?

Common home manager duties include;
  • Pantry stock take and management
  • Grocery shopping
  • Dropping off and collecting laundry
  • Ensuring laundry done at home is too standard
  • Running errands
  • Managing the cleaning and gardening staff
  • Managing external home services
  • Making appointments
  • Coordinating travel arrangements
  • Handling household billing
  • Maintaining cars
  • Buying gifts on their employers' behalf
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