P/T Nanny ~ 12/14/15/17 July ~ Grimaud/Beauvallon
An experienced child carer is required to assist a family’s regular nanny with twins of 9 months and an energetic 2 year old. Candidates must have excellent childcare-related references, must live locally and have own transport as this position does not offer accommodation therefore please only apply if you already live in the St Tropez region. Spoken English is required.
Working hours/days will be:
Sun 12th: 14.00 – 19.30
Tues 14th: 08.30 – 19.30
Wed 15th: 14.00 – 19.30
Fri 17th: 14.00 – 19.30
Salary: Hourly rate
Start date : 12th July
French-speaking Nanny ~ 3rd to 24th August ~ Cannes
A fun, engaging French-speaking nanny is required to look after 2/3 children, accompanying them on family excursions. They are a French family staying at their villa in Cannes. 9am to 7pm - 7 days per week. This role does not offer accommodation therefore candidates should live within easy travelling distance of Cannes. Excellent references and extensive childcare experience are essential.
Salary: Hourly rate
Start date: 3rd August
Part time ( 20hrs pw) Admin/Secretarial Assistant ~ Antibes
An experienced part-time (20hrs pw) secretary/admin assistant is required for a role term role working under the direction of the Property Manager with the office located in a luxury property on Cap d’Antibes. Applicants should have a good working knowledge of general French administration and must be fluent to bilingual level in both French and English, written, read and spoken.
Working hours will be 9am to 1pm – 5 days per week.
Duties will include:
treatment of invoices
general office admin
preparing letters for the managers signature
preparation of work contracts
Applicants should live within easy travelling distance of Cap d’Antibes and have excellent verifiable letters of reference from previous employers.
Salary: €1200 net pm + 13th month salary (CDI)
Start date: TBD
Housekeeper ~ Cannes ~ 3rd - 21st July POSITION NOW FILLED
An experienced housekeeper/femme de chambre is required to work from 3rd – 21st July in a luxury rental villa in Le Cannet. If the housekeeper has some informal service skills this would be an advantage. The rental guests will arrive on 6th July and will be in residence until 19th July. There will be 4 adults, 5 teenagers and 4 smaller children so this will be a busy villa booking. There will be the house manager, a long term resident housekeeper and a short term driver/handyman/helper completing the interior team.
Approximately 8 hours per day.
Salary: €18 pr hr CDD
Start date: 3rd July
English-speaking Nanny ~ Mougins ~ Immediate to end Sept
An energetic, ‘young-at-heart nanny who speaks fluent English is required to work for 3 months caring for a 2 year old boy staying with his fmaily in Mougins. Working hours will be 7am to 4pm Sunday to Thursday. Candidates must live close to the Mougins area and have own transport or be able to travel easily on public transport to Mougins.
Salary:€3.5k npm negotiable
Start date: Immediately
Live in Housekeeper ~ Cannes ~ Long Term
An experienced ‘live-in’ housekeeper is required for a large luxury villa in Cannes. Usual housekeeping duties. No cooking required. Working hours will be 8am to 1pm and 3pm to 6.30pm/7pm. Monday to Saturday. Candidates must have excellent letters of reference/contact details of previous employers and must be able to speak either English or French. A large furnished studio, with TV, kitchen etc. is offered as accommodation. Applicants must have had at least 5 years prior experience working in a private household in a similar role.
Salary: €1.5k pm - €2kpm (according to experience) CDI
Start date: ASAP
Travelling Valet ~ UK/Europe/New York
A skilled and highly-trained personal valet is required to join the long-serving interior team of an older gentleman’s household. Renowned for his impeccable wardrobe and presentation the Principal travels frequently to his properties in Europe and New York. This employer retains his household members for many years, his departing valet having been with him for 30 years and the remaining valet 17 years. The Principal and his wife are known to be considerate and very generous with their staff.
It is essential that the incoming valet understands they will be working alongside an existing valet who has decades of experience with this and other UHNW employers therefore, at least initially, the new valet will be working as a support to the present valet.
Duties will include but not be limited to:
Organising the personal needs of the Principal
Inventorying, packing, unpacking
General wardrobe care
Managing table and drink service
Principal’s personal laundry
This role could possibly suit either a ‘gentleman’s gentleman’ who is working towards his retirement years, perhaps having served in the military or equally it could suit a younger candidate who would really enjoy working alongside a highly-experienced personal valet who, through many years of service to him, knows the Principal’s requirements and preferences.
Candidates must have UK or European nationality to allow for ease of travel, be in possession of exceptional letters of reference and a recent criminal records check/DBS/Casier Judiciare.
Start date: ASAP
Maintenance/Handyperson ~ Live out ~ Cap d'Antibes
An energetic and personable handyperson is required to join the exterior team of a large luxury property on Cap d’Antibes. Applicants must have good experience working professionally in general property maintenance/handyman duties, must be able to drive and speak good English and French. This is a permanent role and offers a 13-month salary.
Salary:€1.7knpm + 13th month
Start date: ASAP
Estate Manager ~ Northern France
Seeking a highly experienced estate/property manager for an exceptional property located in the north of France.
It is essential that applicants speak fluent French and English and have a good working knowledge and experience of French business/employment administration. Excellent salary package and accommodation offered with this role.
Further information available on application.
Housekeeper x 2 ~ Cannes ~ 6th to 21st July
Two experienced housekeepers are required to provide the usual villa duties, cleaning communal areas, cleaning bedrooms and bathrooms, changing bed and bathroom linens, serving at table and assisting the chef in the kitchen when necessary. 7 days per week. 8 – 10 hrs per day. Accommodation is not available with this position therefore candidates must live close to the Cannes area.
Salary: €18 pr hr
Start date: 6th July
Live in or Live out Gardener ~ St Tropez
An experienced and qualified gardener with excellent horticultural knowledge is required for a long term role in a large property in St Tropez. Much of the 3ha property is laid to lawn with mature trees, orchard and shrubs. There are some upcoming garden development projects at the property therefore a good knowledge of drainage, irrigation etc will be required. Applicants must have a driving license and be able to speak good English and enough French to be able to deal with ordering and communicate with other staff at the property etc. Independent accommodation on the estate can be offered with this position if required. .
Salary: €2.5k npm negotiable
Start date: ASAP
Bilingual French & English Nanny ~ Live-out ~ Chateauneuf de Grasse ~ Long Term
An informal British family of five (B10/G8/B6) are seeking a fun, active nanny to assist them with their day-to-day lives. General working hours will be 8am or 9am until 5pm or 6pm 5 days per week. This is not a Monday to Friday job. Their present nanny who has been with them for 4 years works Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sat/. Flexibility is essential with this family as the father works away one month out of every two and the mother can occasionally be called away at very short notice, at which time the nanny will stay at the property and take ‘sole charge’ for several days.
In term time the daytime duties are light and the nanny will have plenty of ‘down-time’ however at school holiday times it is a very busy role.
Both parents are very ‘hands-on’ and once the children are at school the nanny’s duties will be light - generally tidy up after the children, put on a wash (no ironing), tidy the children’s rooms, organise their wardrobes etc. A femme de menage is employed one day per week to provide housekeeping services.
The family hope to find a fun, warm and energetic nanny who lives relatively local to the Chateauneuf area and has the following skills:
Fully Bilingual in French and English
Able to assist the children with all French homework
Fun and active; physically able to play balls games, run, swim and join the children on their trampoline
Be a confident driver - preferably with own transport rather than relying on buses to get to work
Able to cook – only for the children
Applicants must have excellent letters of reference from previous employers and be able to provide a recent criminal records check/casier judiciare.
Salary: €2.5k net pm
Start date: TBD
Femmes de Menages/Servers x 2 ~ Cannes ~ 10th July to 31st August POSITIONS NOW FILLED
Two experienced housekeepers who also have some informal table service experience are required to work in shifts in a large luxury villa in Cannes for a French family of 9 including 5 children of varying ages. 6/7 days per week from 10th July until 31st August. The housekeepers will be expected to assist the clients chef, setting up, serving and clearing at table. One housekeeper will work 7.30am to 2.30pm and the other will work 2pm to 9pm.
It is necessary that at least one of the housekeepers is able to provide very good laundry and ironing services. Candidates must live within easy travelling distance of Cannes and should be able to travel to and from the property without having to rely on public transport services as, when working in the evenings, buses and trains might not always be available.
Salary: €Hourly rate
Start date: 10th July
Family Cook ~ Cannes ~ 9th July to 2nd August POSITIONS NOW FILLED
A family cook experienced in preparing a variety of cuisines is required to provide 3 meal per day/6(poss.7) days per week for a French family staying in a luxury villa in Cannes. There will be approximately 9 guests ( including 5 children) and the client likes an informal family-style level of cuisine. Two housekeeper/servers are also being employed to assist the chef at meals times. The cook must live locally and have their own transport as accommodation is not offered with this role - if a resident in France the chef must be able to invoice the client via a microenterprise or similar entity as this role does not offer a French contract
Salary: €250 per day
Start date 9th July
Live-In Private Chef ~ St Tropez ~ 28th June to 31st August POSITION NOW FILLED
An experienced and versatile chef with excellent presentation skills is required to cook for a Swiss client and his small group of guests (3 or 4 adults) at a St Tropez villa from 28th June until 31st August. This client likes light, healthy Mediterranean/Italian cuisines, almost vegetarian and in a style he describes as ‘Spa Food’.
Due to the Covid 19 situation the chef will be expected to have provisions delivered to the villa rather than visiting local markets, shops etc. This client would like if possible to have the chef available 7/7 throughout the two months period. Accommodation of an en-suite bedroom in the villa is provided at the property.
The chef should have a relaxed and flexible approach, excellent social skills with an ability to work in a small household team and adapt to any change of plan or menu with ease and professionalism. Housekeepers and a daily server will be employed at the villa however the chef is expected to keep his own work area clean and tidy and be prepared to assist with loading dishwashers etc if required.
Our client has been clear that applications for this role will only be considered if we send him the chef’s cv AND the chef’s required salary therefore to be considered for this role it is imperative that applicants send us their monthly rate for:
3 meals per day
3/4 guests maximum
No special dietary needs
No staff meals
6 days per week
Details of extra charge for working a 7th day each week.
Start date: 28th June
Domestic Couple ~ Brignoles ~ Long Term POSITION NOW FILLED
An experienced domestic couple is required to assist in the care and running of a beautiful rural property located close to Brignoles. This client is returning to us for new staff after the sad loss of one half of a couple Oasis placed with them 16 years ago. The other half of the couple is now returning to his home country therefore this client is looking for a new long term couple who are interested in living and working in a rural location in the peace and tranquility of the Var; a couple who envision spending many years in this role.
Duties will be:
Basic Cooking( the client enjoys cooking )
Handyman/ General Maintenance
Care of chickens, dogs etc
This is a fairly informal household and the family spend approximately 6-8 months per year in residence; the German employer enjoys gardening, tending to the vegetables, fruits etc - at least 50% of the family food is organically grown on the property. For heavier gardening jobs such as felling of trees etc a gardening company is brought in once or twice per year and a local handyman assists on the property two days per week. At least one of the couple must be able to drive and at least one, (preferably both) should speak communicative French. It is very important to this client that they find a couple who are what they described as ‘real’. They are seeking a couple who are genuine and enthusiastic about this type of role and will enjoy living in a beautiful, rural setting.
A newly renovated two-bedroom apartment ( approx 75m2) with own terrace is located in a separate house on the property and is offered as accommodation. This client would consider a couple with a child and there are excellent schools, transport and amenities within easy reach of the property. A car is available for the couple to use if they do not already have their own vehicle.
Start date: ASAP
Live-in Chef ~ July & August ~ St Tropez POSITION NOW FILLED
An experienced chef who is able to prepare fresh, healthy, balanced meals on a daily basis for a family of four and their visiting guests. The chef must be able to prepare a higher level of cuisine for dinner parties and guest lunches when required. Guest numbers will vary during the two-month period but for the majority of the period there will only be 4 – 6 people present at the property. The client is looking for a chef who is organised, who works very cleanly and who can be versatile with the types of cuisine they can offer. The family enjoy classical French, Asian and Mediterranean-style cuisine. The property has two kitchens with the professional kitchen being very well-equipped and well-planned. A bedroom with en-suite bathroom is available as accommodation if required. Applicants must be able to drive and speak fluent English. 6 days per week.
Start date: 29th June ‘20
Cook/Housekeeper ~ Plascassier/Valbonne ~ ASAP to 30th June POSITION NOW FILLED
An experienced cook is required to prepare three meals per day for a gentleman and his occasional guests. The cook must be willing and able to assist the current housekeeper. Starting immediately until end of June.
Candidates must be able to invoice the client via a microenterprise, must also have their own transport and must speak fluent English. Approximately 10 hrs per day, 5 or 6 days per week.
Salary: €23 brut/gross per hr neg
Start date: ASAP
Live In Chateau Housekeeper ~ Loiret POSITION NOW FILLED
An experienced, youthful and energetic housekeeper is being sought by a client who uses his property mostly during the autumn and winter months with regular house parties during the hunting season at which time plenty of extra service and catering staff are employed. CDI contract - 39 hrs per week/5 days per week with flexibility of working hours when the Principals are in residence.
These clients tend to be quite informal and enjoy using their property with their close friends and family. The property is 600+ hectares and very rural therefore this role will only suit a person who is happy to live quite an isolated lifestyle - the nearest village is several kilometres away. An English-speaking handyman/gardener/driver is also employed and also lives on the estate.
3yrs + high level experience
Fluent French and English
Enjoy a rural lifestyle
A large studio (or possibly a small apartment) on the estate is offered with this position. First interviews will be held via video call with face-to-face interviews being held once travel restrictions have been eased.
Start date: June/July
Live-Out Italian Chef~ Cap d'Antibes ~ 1st June to 15th Sept POSITION NOW FILLED
A youthful, energetic Italian chef is required to work in a large luxury villa on Cap d’Antibes. The villa has a well-established interior team and there will be assistance for the chef in the kitchen if required. This position does not offer accommodation therefore the chef must live within easy travelling distance of Antibes and have their own transport. Candidates must be able to speak good English and French.
Start date: 1st June
8 x Seasonal Housekeepers and Servers ~ 1 June to 30 September ~ Cap d’Antibes POSITIONS NOW FILLED
Our client is seeking seasonal staff to join his permanent interior team at his summer home on Cap d’Antibes
Servers x4 - One server will be employed on a long term basis
Housekeepers x 3
Laundry Person x 1
CDD contracts are offered with all positions. These roles does not offer accommodation therefore candidates must live locally, should speak English and French, preferably have a driving license and their own transport as working hours may be required in the evenings and the area is not served at night by public transport.
Candidates with previous yacht experience will be given serious consideration.
Salaries: Seasonal Servers: €2.5knpm
Permanent Server: €2.3knmp + 13th month salary
Start date: 1st June
Live out Housekeeper ~ Valbonne ~ Monday 11th May ~ Long Term POSITION NOW FILLED
An experienced full-time housekeeper located close to the Cannes/Antibes/ Valbonne area is required to begin work at a luxury family villa in the Valbonne area on Monday 11th May. It is preferable at this stage for the candidate to have their own microenterprise to invoice the client.
This young family of 3 are moving to the area permanently and are looking for a long term housekeeper; they will use the summer months to decide if they will offer the summer housekeeper the long term position, at which time they will discuss type of contract etc with the housekeeper. It is essential that the housekeeper speaks a good level of English, lives in the area and has their own transport or a way of getting to the property without having to always rely on public transport.
Start date: Monday 11th May
Cook/Manager ~ Salon de Provence ON HOLD
Our client is seeking an experienced Cook/Manager who can efficiently oversee the day-to day running operations of the home and cook for a small number of guests. The property is located close to Salon de Provence and the Principal is in residence approximately 4 months each year, usually outside of the high season months. This is a semi-formal household maintaining very high standards.
Applicants should have good organisational and interpersonal skills and be an excellent cook. They should enjoy maintaining and developing household manuals and checklists that will support a well-organized home. The position requires a high energy individual with an excellent work ethic who takes pride in their work.
• Supervise housekeeping staff
• Work with other staff and services to maintain household and property standards
• Cooking family-style meals for up to six people
• Be comfortable assisting the Principal in the kitchen
• Supervise caterers and service team
• Manage food provisioning with an emphasis on seasonal and local products
• Manage wine cellar
• Manage household inventories
• Oversee household security and ensure that protocols are maintained by staff
• Occasional driving
• Minimum 5 years previous experience working in a semi-formal or formal residence in a similar role
• Fluent in both French and English
• Excellent communication skills
• Energetic problem solving with the ability to take the initiative
• Polished and professional, a quiet presence in the household
• Valid driver’s license
CDI contract - 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday when Principal is not in residence with flexibility on working hours/overtime dependent on the Principal’s visits and schedule. Applicants must already live in the area or be able to easily relocate.
Salary: €3.5k net pr month
Start date: TBD
Domestic Couple ~ St Tropez ON HOLD
An experienced couple are required to work in a luxury villa in St Tropez. This is a long-term position. The family use the property as a vacation home and would like to employ a couple who speak fluent English, preferably some Tagalog and at least one of the couple should speak communicative French.
Duties will include:
Accommodation for the couple is own bedroom and bathroom in a staff house sharing the kitchen and sitting room with the Italian gardener. Preferably both of the couple should be able to drive although this is not essential..
Salary: €4k net pm (CDI)
Start date: ASAP
Domestic Couple ~ Switzerland and Ibiza ON HOLD
An experienced domestic couple is required to work at this client’s family home in Switzerland and will also accompany the young family to their newly-acquired vacation home in Ibiza this summer. The household is quite informal and the Principals lead busy lives with fast-changing schedules. A private chef and nanny are also employed long-term therefore the couple must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to work autonomously, be able to take initiative when necessary along with keeping the Principals and their senior staff informed of any ongoing household issues.
Assist Family Chef
Household and Garden Maintenance
The couple must speak English (some spoken Tagalog or Spanish or Portuguese desirable but not essential). Candidates must have several years of experience working in a similar role for a private family with excellent letters of reference. Beautiful newly renovated accommodation is offered with this position in Switzerland and shared villa accommodation will be provided for all staff during the coming summer period in Ibiza. Applicants will need to have European passports or have current Swiss work visas.
Start date: ASAP
Permanent Personal Chef ~ Ibiza & Switzerland ON HOLD
A client with a newly acquired holiday home on the island of Ibiza, is looking to recruit an exceptional English-speaking chef to work initially in Ibiza then after the summer season, the chef will relocate to the client’s main home just outside Zurich in Switzerland, there may also be occasion for some international travel. This young family are looking for a personable chef who has a hands-on approach, a cheerful character and good communication skills, someone able to deal with last minute changes calmly and efficiently and who will exhibit exceptional attention to detail and time management.
Responsible for the daily operations and running of the kitchen
Cooking high quality, nutritious meals for the principals, their family, guests and household staff.
Prepare food (in advance) for when the family travel by private jet
Adhering to all dietary requirements and assisting with supplement routine
Shopping for and ordering food in a timely, cost effective and efficient manner
Maintaining exceptional hygiene and cleanliness standards in kitchens
Responsible for ordering cleaning products and additionally kitchen stock
Working with the house management to ensure the house schedule is clear
Overseeing and engaging in the general upkeep of the kitchen, ensuring maintenance jobs are logged, and overseeing kitchen contractors when necessary
Cooking for private dinner parties for up to 30 guests
Work with the Principals and their admin team to plan menus
Carry out other duties as requested by the Principal or senior staff
Work with the Private Office where applicable to discuss arrangements relating to the kitchen, the household and family
Prepare meals for the on-duty staff.
These clients enjoy healthy, nutritious dishes that taste great and look stunning, they also have an interest in vegetarian cuisine along with a range of different cuisines, including: Italian, French, Mediterranean, Indian, Pacific Rim through to fusion, plating with flair and imagination.
This busy family wish to maintain a positive lifestyle where nutrition and general holistic wellness is always considered. Generally working 5-days per week, the chef will need to be flexible about working hours and be able to work occasional weekends, bank holidays and holiday periods. Candidates must have a current driving license and a European passport.
Excellent accommodation is offered with this position
Salary: €6.5k net per month
Start date: May 2020
Domestic Couple ~ Grasse POSITION NOW FILLED
An experienced domestic couple is required to look after a luxury property located close to Grasse. The couple should both speak fluent English and one should preferably be able to speak conversational French. The British employer visits the property for 4-6 months each year and would like to employ a full-time resident couple who can provide the following services:
Informal Table Service
Newly-renovated independent accommodation is offered with this position. Unfortunately this client cannot consider couples who have dependent children or a family pet.
Start date: TBD
Junior Domestic Couple ~ Yorkshire/UK ON HOLD
An experienced domestic junior couple is required to work full-time for a family of two who have a large luxury estate in Yorkshire. They will work under the direction of the senior domestic couple already employed at the property. Duties will include:
Painting and Decorating
Some knowledge of Carpentry, Construction or Mechanics (preferred but not essential)
General Maintenance of household and outbuildings
Oversee external contractors when necessary.
Prior experience working together as a long-term couple in a similar role as well as fluent spoken English are essential. A furnished 3 bedroom house in a nearby village is offered as accommodation for the couple. Working 6 days per week/8 hrs per day. 30 days annual holiday per year. Each of the couple must have excellent letters of reference and at least one must have a current driving license.
Start date: Autumn 2020