We are very pleased to welcome you to our international team of party and events butlers & butlerettes.
You have been selected for your combination of personality, charisma, charm, and looks. Together we will provide an exceptional, professional service to events ranging from a hen or bachelorette parties at home to glitzy parties for the rich and famous.
At Butlers in the Buff we pride ourselves, not only for being the original naked butler company, but also for striving to be the best at what we do.
The reason we are number one in our field is because all of our butlers and hosting staff meet or exceed the high standards that we have set and maintained from the very beginning. Just having a great body is not enough. Our Butlers must also be charming, down to earth, helpful and friendly.
AND LOTS OF FUN!
Key Information – Please read through the key notes below before signing to agree to our T&C’s.
A more indepth version of our handbook is available at the bottom of the page. It is worth spending the time reading through this before you start working as there are lots of helpful tips and useful information all of which will go towards making you a better Butler able to pick up more tips and feedback bonuses.
We will get you booked on to several 2 man jobs to start with to get you some experience. The sooner you can work 1 man bookings the better as 85% of our jobs are 1 man.
We will offer you bookings based on your proximity to the job. Some jobs will be closer to home and others further away. The further you can travel the more work we can give you.
We will text you with bookings on a regular basis. Please just reply to confirm or decline each booking as promptly as possible. DO CHECK the time and location fully before accepting any job.
Please use a diary or calendar to record all of the bookings you accept. If you prove unreliable you are likely to find yourself not getting offered work.
As there are fewer two man jobs than 1 man bookings and in order to get you started as quickly as possible we may offer you the option to attend a 1 man booking as a trainee Butler in an unpaid capacity.
By undertaking the free trial job you get the opportunity to experience a real event whilst benefiting from the experience of having at least one other Butler with you.
If it means you can start taking on paid jobs sooner its worth while.
Job sheets & Check in
A job sheet will be emailed out to you at the start of the week for the coming weekends jobs.
Please reply to this email to confirm receipt. (Before 4pm Thursday otherwise you will lose your bonus)
On the day of your job you must text in by Midday to confirm your booking details. (If you check in late you will loose your bonus)
On arrival, present the customer with the job sheet, they can sign and enter an arrival time to confirm the time you arrived.
You can either print off a copy of the job sheet to take with you or you can download a PDF display & sign app to your smartphone allowing the client to read and sign the job sheet on the screen.
There are various apps that do the same job search for “ SignNow” or find a similar app. Make sure you test it out a few times before your 1st job.
After the job you need to email the signed job sheet back to us for payment. It’s best to do this as soon after the job as possible.
We will post out a set of kit to you on completion of this contract. The kit costs £38 which will be deducted from your first two payments meaning you only pay for it if we start getting you work.
You should also take a pair of smart black boxers shorts to every booking in case the client wants you to wear them under your apron.
It is essential to stay in great physical shape. Keeping well-toned with a flat stomach is the basic requirement for any butler. You don’t need to be stacked, you don’t need to be in a full cutting phase to work. You just need to look better than the average guy next door. Eat well and train hard.
SKIN TONE COMPLEXION IN IMPORTANT, Maintain a clean and clear complexion with a healthy color. If you are Caucasian, a very light base even tan looks great. (Don’t go crazy on a tanning bed or use cheap spray tans)
SMELLING GREAT, Smelling fresh and clean from head to toe and everything in between. Including fresh breath.
Clients may get close to you when posing for photos and helping with party games.
JEWELLERY – Remove necklaces and piercings.
Tattoos are fine, just nothing offensive.
SPOTS & BLEMISHES
Maintaining a healthy clear complexion complexion is important. There are a number of products now designed for mens skin. It’s important that you have a concealer stick for your skin tone to cover any sudden blemishes of spots. They are easy to find online and in stores.
YOUR BUTT! Haha, sorry, but we need to talk about your rear. CHECKING YOUR BUM FOR SPOTS IS IMPORTANT TOO – really you must do it a day or so before each booking, or getting someone else to do it for you, to catch any spots with enough time to see to the problem will prevent any embarrassment.
We would prefer you to be clean shaven if possible, in our experience that appeals to the widest section of our clients, however if you choose to sport facial hair just be aware it may reduce the amount of tips and positive feedback bonuses you receive. Neat tidy facial hair is the best option if you really don’t want to give it up.
You have worked hard to look great, don’t spoil it by slouching, stand tall, shoulders back, chest out, stomach in.
Don’t Be Late
Do everything in your power to make sure you are not late. Its the number 1 rule. Be organised, plan ahead. Leave plenty of extra time for your journey.
Plan your journey before the weekend. DON’T just use google maps on the day. Check it out online beforehand so you know where it is and where to park or what train you need to get. Print off directions as a back up in case of a tech problem on the day.
Have a local A-Z in your kit bag in case of emergencies.
Charge your phone and have a spare charger in your kit bag.
If there is a problem communicate it early to the client. They will be less angry if they know what’s happening then if you go silent on them.
Arriving at a job.
In most cases your arrival will be a surprise. Do everything you can to help the client keep you a surprise.
Text the client before your job to introduce yourself.
On arrival call/text or follow any instructions on your job sheet.
If no one is answering and it’s getting near the start of the job then you’ll have to resort to knocking on the door.
Once inside get your job sheet signed and chat to the client about what they want you to do then get changed as quickly as possible.
The client should always provide somewhere private for you to change.
At the job
Do not Eat or drink in front of people while working.
Do not Drink alcohol under any circumstance.
Do not smoke during the booking period.
The best guys are helpful & engaging. Chat to everyone. Make everyone feel included. Work hard, find ways to make yourself useful. Check with the client on what they want you to help with.
Go the extra mile, load the dishwasher at the end of the night or put empty bottles in the recycling bin. The little things go along way.
If there is nothing to do, just make small talk with everyone and get to know the group. Ask questions about the guests, get to know them, show an interest in them and they will love you.
Some parties are more prepared than others, they may have their games all set up, props ready and a plan for how they want you to participate. Others may not be prepared at all and will appreciate you having a few simple games ready to go.
Simple games like NEVER HAVE I EVER, or the Mr & Mrs quiz. Please download our party games here, http://www.butlersinthebuff.com/us/party-games/ read through them all and print one or two off to have ready in emergencies.
These parties are a lot of fun, please do have fun, but always work hard and remain professional.
Don’t force games onto any group. Suggest only, if they like the idea great if they don’t that’s fine it’s their party after all.
Photos & behaviour
Having your photo taken with clients & guests is a major part of the job. You must be prepared to pose for photos.
If you want to ensure you don’t appear on social media you can use a stage name when working. Just ask us.
This way a photo of you can never appear with your real name.
We have a no touching policy. This is there to protect you from clients getting too out of control. It doesn’t happen a lot but you will get some guests who try to push the boundaries.
You can enforce the rule as needed. If they have their arms round you for a photo that’s fine. If they are being inappropriate that’s not on.
If any guest gets out of control. Stay calm, stay professional. Be polite but firm. Ask them nicely to stop whatever it is they are doing. If that doesn’t work, discreetly and professionally take the named client to one side and mention it to them. If that fails, get changed and apologise that you can no longer stay and leave without making a big issue out of it. STAY CALM, POLITE & PROFESSIONAL.
Pulling out of jobs
If you are unreliable you will quickly find yourself not getting any more work. Please think of the customers you are likely to be letting down if you pull out of bookings you have agreed to.
If you find cover from one of our other Butlers that’s absolutely fine. Just let us know.
If you let us down at short notice we may have to recover the costs of the booking from payments for previous bookings.
Be organised, check out the location of jobs before agreeing to them and keep a diary of important things in your life so you don’t accept jobs that might clash with something you can’t miss.
If you’re organised you wont need to let us down.
If you’re reliable you will quickly establish yourself as one of our ‘Go to guys’ and that will mean you get offered more work.
Payment & Bonuses
You will be paid £30 per hour per job.
£5 of this is a bonus for replying to your job sheets and checking in on time. If you are late with these checks you may loose this part of your pay and only receive £25 per hour. Please help us provide a better service to our customers by being organised with these checks.
Travel is paid at £0.30 per mile from your house to the job and back again, if the job is more than 15 miles from you.
No travel is paid for anything under 15 miles from your home.
If you are traveling to a job as a passenger you will receive £0.10 per mile (for jobs over 15 miles from you)
All London Butlers inside the M25 are paid £5 per day for jobs within the M25. only one £10 is made per day regardless of the number of bookings worked.
We do not pay for your; parking costs, toll charges, etc
Travel expenses are detailed on the job sheet issued in advance of the event.
If we receive positive feedback from the client you will get a £5 bonus.
If for any reason jobs are cancelled every effort will be made by Butlers in the Buff to inform you as early as possible. If cancellations are made less than 24 hours prior to a job, you will be paid 50% of that which was due not including travel expenses.
We have regular bonuses for referring a friend to join the team. Check with the team for current rates in your area.
Bonuses at least £50 per person referred.
Pay day is the 5th working day of the month. Often this will be the 7th of the month once the Saturday & Sunday have been factored in. Signed job sheets must reach us by the 4th working day of the month in order to be included in the payrun. Each pay run covers all jobs worked the previous month. It will not include jobs worked in the 1st few days of the current month.
You will be deemed to be operating in a self employed manner when contracted by us for any booking. You are responsible for declaring your earnings and your tax.
You are prohibited from soliciting work for your own gain while under contract for us or for a period of 6 months from the termination of this agreement. This does not prohibit you from working for other naked butler agencies but does prevent you from advertising yourself independently, setting up a business in competition with us or attempting to contact our Butlers to work for you.
Easton Business Park, Felix Road, Bristol, BS5 0HE
CONTACT NUMBERS & EMAILS
Sales 01275 395 336
Butlers 07891 108 978 (Calls & texts)
We advise our Irish Butlers to use Whats App 00447891 108 978
Director – William Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
Director – Stacey Bramhall Stacey@butlersinthebuff.co.uk
Bookings desk (general & job sheets) Bookings@butlersinthebuff.co.uk
Bookings Manager – Jen
Bookings Assistant – Libby
Recruitment Manager – Keri-Ann
For the full handbook please click here
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I have read, understand and accept fully, the conditions laid out in this Butlers in the Buff handbook.