Estate Manager in Lagos, Nigeria


Architecture / Design
Architecture & Planning
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
Entry Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Estate Manager is the top level executive position in the principal’s household and works directly with the owners to plan and execute the overall management of property and service.


  • Standards Setting & Household Procedures - Estate Managers typically set the service standard and are responsible for the hiring, training, and ongoing management of staff required to meet the service needs of the household
  • Staffing – Household Staff (Household Managers, Butlers, Housekeepers, Laundresses, Houseman, Chauffeur, Private Chef, Gardener, Nanny etc.) Personnel/staff administrative functions are many, for example: keep accurate records of all employees; hiring, firing, orientation, training, mentoring, coaching, development, compensation, taxes, reviews and supervision. In addition the administrative functions are many 
  • Vendor & Contract Negotiation and Management - Negotiate and manage all contracts, supervise work and review invoices for all outside serve providers including screening and overseeing outside vendors, contractors, construction projects, maintenance of pools, landscaping, autos, yachts, private planes, etc. 
  • Property & Systems Management - iimplement schedules for all maintenance, staffing, accounting and services needed for all properties; system and procedure protocol development for all properties
  • Budget Preparation - All related financial matters including accounting, budgets, and payroll normally pass through the EM’s hands
  • Security & Safety - Overseeing security for the estate and family could also be included
  • With multiple properties, most EM’s travel ahead of their employer to get a property ready for their arrival and bring the staff up to speed on any necessary changes or service requirements. 
  • The level of “hands-on” involvement can vary from full participation in gardening and cleaning to strictly office based administrator.



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