Managing an estate can be as complex as running a business. It’s a full-time job. Estate Manager is the top administrative position of domestic staff. It is the person who is responsible for the management of any and all of the employer’s properties, including hiring and terminating staff.
While the Estate Manager may have other professionals performing the actual daily work routines, the security and finances of all properties are ultimately the responsibility of this position.
When employers own multiple properties, the Estate Manager must ensure that they are always in a state of complete readiness whenever a visit is scheduled. That may sometimes entail a personal inspection by the Estate Manager.
Basically, the overall goal of this position is to relieve the employer from having to oversee any of the many details involved in owning and maintaining a property, including interacting with contractors for any major repairs.
It is essential that any candidate for this position have considerable skills and experience with both financial record keeping and house management.