Chief of Staff/Director of Operations (Oxfordshire)

£120/150k plus benefits package

Job Description


A top opportunity role has arisen for an experienced Chief of Staff within an UHNW Household or Family Office (essential) with top knowledge & experience dealing with restoration projects and refurbishment and dealing on a day to day basis with trades/contractors, comparative quotes and specifications etc. A true appreciation of architecture with a top eye for detail is essential. Supporting a busy and usually travelling Principal on the Estate and liaising on all matters with regard to the household staff (House Manager, chef, housekeepers, driver, estate manager etc) assisting with recruitment and supporting the Principal and House Manager with future staff and improvements.


A high level of finance experience/numeracy will be required managing budgets and future projects and a cv demonstrating experience with this is essential. A background at UHNW or within a Family Office is needed to understand the standards and expectations.


This is a fully staffed, beautiful estate for someone who can appreciate the need to keep the maintenance of the house and grounds up to a very high standard. A get on with it attitude with great communication skills and able to co-ordinate a team and able to deal with quotes, suppliers, builders and architects with ease. There will be many projects to get involved with. The Principals are interesting and inclusive.


Assisting the Principals with a wide range of other projects and act as the lynchpin of the Estate and reporting directly into the Principals with all matters dealing with the Estate, Household and Private Projects/Personal projects and budgets. There may be travel to the US in the future with regard to another residence there. A professional in every sense with an open and communicative style you will be able to work at all levels and get the best out of people.


A driver is essential and living within easy access of Henley is also essential. This is a very involved role that you will use your diverse skills in. Leading by example you will make relationships quickly and become and become a valued and respected conduit for the Principals. Role will include bonus + benefits. This is an interesting and diverse role for someone who is sure of their ability and can add value from day one.