Estate staffing is the employment of people of different professions related to estate management, cleanliness, gardening and other related jobs. Estate staffing allows easier running of estate affairs, with each staff member playing a role. Examples of estate staff include estate managers, gardeners, housekeepers, chefs, nurses, chauffeurs, butlers and nannies. Estate staffing is sometimes handled by agencies who hire staff on behalf of the estate management.
Estate managers take full responsibility for all aspects of an estate, including supervision of properties and tenancies, stock and land management, and supervision of other staff members. Housekeepers run all affairs of households, including laundry, shopping, domestic cleaning and preparation of basic family meals. Gardeners play an important role in the daily maintenance of the estate. Their roles include grass cutting, laying patios and general landscaping.
Estate chefs plan menus, order food supplies and prepare meals daily and on special occasions, often with the help of further staff. Butlers supervise daily running of the estate and ensure quality service for all employees, guests and family. Other important members of the estate staff are chauffeurs, who drive guests, staff and children; maintain vehicles; and handle general office administration regarding transportation. Many estates need professional estate stuff to run efficiently.