Job Vacancy: Butler at the Residence of the Ambassador of Japan

Working hours:
  • Normal number of working days is 22 per 4-week period (weekends included), 8 hours per day including a 30 minute break as assigned
  • Actual working hours will be specified per individual work schedule
  • Night duty may also be assigned on an ad hoc basis, where a night duty allowance will be paid on top of the basic salary

Location: Residence of the Ambassador of Japan, London

Application Deadline: 31 July 2020, 18:00

Job Details:
The Residence of the Ambassador of Japan seeks a highly qualified person for the role of Butler.

Duties include:
  • Reception and cosseting of guests
  • Professional service (such as serving of wines, refreshments and meals)
  • General cleaning of the property and maintaining tableware, cutlery and other household items
  • Overall caretaking and security of the property and ancillary elements on regular and routine basis
  • Overseeing staff
  • Managing accounts matter
  • Liaising closely with Embassy and the Ambassador of Japan
  • Competence and experience in butler work
  • Professional service skills
  • A good command of the English language
  • Discretion
* Notes
  • Japanese language ability would be highly appreciated
  • Experience in fine dining service handling VIPs would be appreciated
  • Knowledge of British culture, customs and etiquette is preferable
  • Uniforms will be provided

How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit a CV (as detailed as possible) and covering letter explaining how you are able to meet the requirements for the position, along with your current salary, daytime telephone number and email address, by 31 July 2020, to


All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration Act. All applicants must state that this right is obtained through citizenship, permanent residency or work permit in their application. Applicants not providing this information in their application will not be considered for employment. Short-listed applicants will be asked to provide, prior to interview, documentation to certify their legal right to work in the UK.

The local employee shall serve a probation period of three months immediately after the start date of employment.

It is the Embassy’s policy that we do not give any kind of feedback of the interviews.

Embassy of Japan (Protocol Section)
101-104 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7JT