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Resident Couple ~ Vence

A very experienced domestic couple is required to handle the day-to-day running, maintenance and upkeep of a large luxury villa located close to Vence. The owners are generally in residence for 3 months per year, mainly in the high season at which time a 7* level of service is required; a seasonal chef and  additional service and housekeeping staff are employed in the summer months however for the rest of the year the resident couple will be expected to clean and maintain the property; a gardening company visits several times per week. Applicants must have extensive experience of running this type of high level, high service property with a strong record of providing discreet and seamless guest services.

Interior duties will include:

  • 5* Housekeeping and laundry

  • Light, healthy cooking in absence of chef

  • Prepare breakfast when required

  • Inventory and stock control

  • Occasional table service

  • Laying of tables

  • Flower arranging

  • Overseeing seasonal teams

  • Liaising with suppliers and contractors

Exterior duties will include:

  • Backing up contracted gardening company

  • Mowing and general garden maintenance

  • General handyman and minor maintenance

  • Appliance and vehicle maintenance

  • Pool maintenance

  • Setting out and closing up of pool areas morning and evening

  • Troubleshooting

  • Preparing monthly reports for local property manager

  • Liaising with contractors and suppliers

  • Driving

  • Shopping and errands

A caretaker apartment located on the property is offered as accommodation with this role. Candidates must be able to speak fluent English and conversational French, have excellent letters of reference and have either EU nationality or valid documentation allowing employment in France.

Salary: TBD

Start date: TBD

Live-Out Chef ~ Vence ~ May 26 - June 1

Our clients are seeking a locally-based chef to work one week from Sunday 26th May to Saturday 1st June cooking for 4 adults, 2 younger children (3/7) plus 2 nannies.
This group of guests really love Mexican cuisine along with most other international cuisines - plus BBQ’s; they do like to try to eat healthily as often as possible.
This role does not offer accommodation therefore candidates must live within easy travelling distance of Vence, must speak a good level of English, have their own transport and be able to legally invoice the client for their work via a microentreprise or similar.
Salary: TBD
Start date: 26th May

Housekeeper/Cook ~ Mouans Sartoux

An experienced is being sought by a British client who has a 400m2 , 5 bedroom luxury property close to Mougins. This couple are in residence for 4-5 months each summer at which time longer working hours will be required, the overtime accrued will be taken as ‘time off in lieu’ during the off-season months. In the summer months when the property is busy with guests, the employers will employ a professional chef however when it is only the couple staying at the property, they will require the housekeeper to prepare very simple meals, salads, a quiche, or pasta dish etc. Especially in the out of season months, the employer would like the housekeeper to keep an eye on the general running of the property, informing them if a plumber or external contractor may be required. A garden maintenance and pool service are already employed at the property.

Duties will include:

  • 5* Housekeeping

  • Setting and clearing of meal tables

  • Very simple meal preparation

  • Shopping

  • Setting up pool area with towels etc

Requirements:

  • Excellent previous experience and references

  • Fluent English and some basic spoken French to communicate with contractors

  • Some basic cooking skills

  • Capable, organised and efficient

  • Keen eye for detail

  • Proactive and reactive

  • Driving license

  • Flexible, warm approach

  • Able to work longer hours when required in high season with any time off accrued over the summer, being taken between October and March.

  • Able to assess any external service providers required - especially off-season

Salary: TBD

Start date: TBD

Summer Chef (poss. Permanent) ~ Cannes & Sardinia

Our client is looking for an experienced chef, skilled in providing high-quality presentation of various international cuisines including Italian, French and Mediterranean to work the coming summer months at his Cannes estate plus two weeks in July working at his property in Sardinia. This client also has homes Paris, USA, Cairo and Jeddah. If the chef is a good match for the client and his family and is interested in taking up a long term travelling chef role then after the first three months, the client will offer a permanent position to the chef.

Requirements:

  • Good spoken English

  • Excellent high-level restaurant and private experience

  • Flexible approach

  • Able to adapt quickly to change of plans

  • Driving license

  • EU nationality

  • Excellent references from previous employers

There is a second chef already employed by the family therefore the summer chef will not be working alone during the busy periods. Accommodation is be offered with this role.

Salary: €6.5k net per month negotiable

Start date: Early May

Domestic Couple ( or a Single Guardian) ~ Cannes

Our client is seeking an experienced couple who have the necessary knowledge and enthusiasm to run one of the most prestigious properties in Cannes. Generally the role will involve housekeeping, driving and property maintenance and for much of the year the couple will work alone however when the client arrive they bring with them several staff from their other homes. They use the Cannes property for a maximum of 8 weeks per year often less therefore the couple must be able to work autonomously and communicate well with the client’s family office.

Duties will include:

  • Housekeeping ( male to assist female where necessary)

  • Light Cooking ( an advantage but not essential)

  • Informal table service

  • Driving

  • Property maintenance

  • Pool Care

  • Light gardening

Applicants must have valid working permits/residency cards allowing for employment in France. One of the couple should be able to communicate in French with local contractors, fluency is not essential. Fluent English from both of the couple is essential. A one bedroom apartment is offered as accommodation, unfortunately couples with dependent children cannot be considered.

This client will also consider two single people with the male living in to provide security and caretaking duties and the housekeeper living locally and coming into work each day.

Salary: TBD

Start date: ASAP

 

Live-Out Chef ~ Vence ~ 26th May -1st June + Summer

Our clients are seeking a locally-based chef for several weeks in June and July and all of August - initially one week from Sunday 26th May to Saturday 1st June cooking for 4 adults, 2 younger children (3/7) plus 2 nannies. followed by a varying numbers of family/guests for several more weeks during June and July. In August the chef will be required to work 6 or 7 days per week for the full month.
The exact summer dates will be confirmed to us within the next few days and will be updated on our website.
This first group of guests really love Mexican cuisine along with most other international cuisines - plus BBQ’s; they do like to try to eat healthily as often as possible.
This role does not offer accommodation therefore candidates must live within easy travelling distance of Vence, must speak a good level of English, have their own transport and be able to legally invoice the client for their work via a microentreprise or similar.
Salary: TBD
Start date: 26th May

Personal Assistant ~ Working from home/Occasional travel ON TRIAL

An experienced male PA who speaks fluent French and fluent English is required to provide daily administrative support to a busy Principal who has a long term residence in Monaco.  For accommodation reasons when travelling to other properties, this client needs the PA to be a male. The majority of the PA duties will be carried out remotely with the PA working from their own home however they will occasionally be required to work in Monaco or travel.
Duties will include:

  • Managing diaries/meeting schedules

  • Handling of calls, emails and daily post

  • Assisting with organisation of receptions/events etc

  • Organising of travel logistics, visa requirements, accommodation etc

  • Liaising with yacht/private jet

  • Liaising with staff, suppliers and contractors

  • Managing filing, database and petty cash

Salary:€5k net pm
Start date: ASAP

Rotational Nurse/Carer ~ Monaco /Occasional travel
Our Monaco-based client is currently seeking a nurse/carer to assist the existing team of 3 nurse/carers in looking after an older lady suffering from dementia. There are going to be major changes to the current rotation of the existing team therefore a fourth team member will be required.

The 4 nurse/carers will be split into 2 teams of 2, with each team working 2 weeks on/2 weeks off. One of each team will work the nights, the other will work the days, with this being interchangeable on their next rotation or on a week by week basis. This role is 'live-in' only when the nurses are working their rotation.
This job is mainly based in Monaco however there will be occasional trips to the UK for social engagements, family events, Royal Ascot etc., plus the family spend November to February each year in the Caribbean therefore applicants must be willing to fly to the various countries when it is their rotation period. Applicants do not have to be located in the Monaco region - if located elsewhere in France travel expenses will be paid for each rotation.
Requirements:

  • Nursing/Medical qualification and experience

  • Speak fluent English

  • Flexible approach to work well in a team

  • EU passport (or British with French residency)

  • Able to travel according to the employers schedule

  • Willing to work night shifts on rotation

  • Excellent references from previous employers

  • Refined and well-presented

  • Able to navigate social events and occasions with ease

Salary: €3.8k net pm - 12 month salary
Start date: TBD

Live-Out Summer Chef ~ Cannes~ April to Oct POSITION NOW FILLED

A personal chef who has extensive knowledge and experience in traditional and contemporary Japanese cuisine is required to work a 6 month contract in a large luxury villa in Cannes this summer. This client is passionate about Japanese cuisine and his tastes extend far beyond the usual requests for sushi, sashimi, tempura etc therefore his chef must be very confident in, and accustomed to, preparing Japanese menus. Other cuisines will also be required however chefs without the solid experience in Japanese cuisine cannot be considered for this role.

This position does not offer accommodation therefore applicants must live within easy travelling distance of Cannes and have their own transport. Working 6 days per week, the role offers a French CDD contract, alternatively the client can consider chefs who are able to legally invoice via a micro-entreprise or similar entity.

The chef will be required to start in April, (date still to be decided) and will finish their contract in October, (date still to be decided).

Salary: €6k net per month

Start date: April

Laundry/Housekeeper ~ Monaco ON TRIAL

Our Monaco-based client is currently seeking an experienced person to provide mainly laundry services plus assisting the small team of housekeepers who work year-round at the property. This role will initially be for a 6 month period with the possibility that the role could become permanent. Working 5 days/39hrs per week on a Monaco CDD contract, this may sometimes include working at weekends with days off being taken during the week.

Duties will include:

  • Providing excellent and knowledgeable laundry services

  • Assisting the housekeeping team where necessary

  • Possibility of housekeeping duties in a separate Monaco apartment

Requirements:

  • Proven experience providing high quality laundry service

  • Excellent housekeeping skills and experience

  • Speak fluent English

  • Live within easy travelling distance of Monaco

  • Have current Monaco or French residency

This returning client spends the majority of each year in their Monaco residence and the successful candidate will be joining a team of long-established professional service staff therefore previous experience working within this type of UHNWI’s household is essential.

Salary: €2.6k net pm

Start date: March 1st

Live-Out Seasonal Butler ~ St Paul de Vence ~ 2.5 months

Our returning client who has a large luxury property in St Paul de Vence is seeking an experienced and qualified butler to provide daily meal and guest services throughout their period of residency usually mid-June to the end of August, possibly early September. The property is fully staffed in the summer season with a resident couple in place all year round, a team of seasonal housekeepers plus the client’s personal chef who travels with them. Working 6 days per week on a CDD ( short term contract) with start and finish times yet to be decided.

Duties will include:

  • Setting and clearing of tables at meal times

  • Formal F&B service dependent on guests and occasion

  • Guest service throughout the day

  • Occasional driving

  • Liaising with the chef on the daily menus

  • Beverage stock control

  • Table decoration, napkins, flowers etc

Requirements:

  • Trained and qualified in Hospitality/Butler Service

  • Experienced in formal service - including silver service

  • Good knowledge of wines

  • Able to set a beautiful table

  • Work well within a small household team

  • Fluent English - some French an advantage but not essential

  • Driving license

  • Lives locally

  • Flexible approach

  • Able to work longer hours if requested during busier periods

 

This role does not offer accommodation therefore candidates must live within easy travelling distance of St Paul de Vence and have their own transport. Start and finish dates are yet to be finalised however most summers the clients arrive mid to late June and stay until the end of August or early September.

Salary: TBD

Start date: Mid-June

 

English & German-speaking Domestic Couple ~ Switzerland

An experienced domestic couple are required to work in a large luxury chalet in Switzerland.  At least one of the couple must speak communicative German and both should speak conversational English. The owners of the property are generally in residence from mid-December to early April each year. In the winter season when employers are in residence, the property is fully staffed with housekeepers, butler and chef.

Duties for the couple will include:

  • 5* housekeeping

  • Overall maintenance and cleaning of the property

  • Occasional informal table service

  • Preparing simple breakfasts if required

  • Pool and spa maintenance

  • Assist with heavier housekeeping duties

  • Driving

  • Snow clearing

  • Liaising with suppliers and technicians

  • Daily monitoring of all household systems

  • Liaising with Principal’s off-site manager

Requirements:

  • Excellent relevant prior experience

  • Both of the couple must speak conversational English

  • One of the couple must speak communicative German

  • Excellent handyman/maintenance skills

  • Knowledge of HVAC systems

  • Experience dealing with high-tech home automation systems

  • Excellent letters of reference from previous employers

 

A one bedroom apartment is offered as accommodation with this role. Working 5 days per week most of each year with 6 days per week and longer than usual hours when employers are in residence; any overtime worked will be given as ‘time off in lieu’ when the property is unoccupied. Unfortunately this employer is unable to consider couples who have a cat or dog.

Salary: €7k net per month

Start date: Spring ‘24

Senior Housekeeper/Gouvernante ~ Monaco and travel

Our clients are currently seeking an adaptable and experienced senior housekeeper ( possibly a land-based chief steward/ess) who is interested in assisting with the general housekeeping and management of an apartment in Monaco with regular visits to the client’s Swiss and UK properties to ensure all is prepared for the Principal’s arrival. Working 39 hrs per week/2 days off per week on a Monaco contract - when the Principal is in residence the housekeeper and senior housekeeper will be required to work on a shift system with the second shift going into the evening hours as the Principal requires service from 8am to 10pm. The employer has a locally-based personal assistant/manager who deals with most general administration however the senior housekeeper will be expected to keep general expenditure accounts, arrange the housekeeping/staff rotas and oversee the care and servicing of the client’s vehicles in Monaco. This role could suit a chief steward/ess who has decided to work ashore and is happy to work in a ‘hand-on’ role alongside the junior housekeeper, as well as assuming some management duties.

Duties will include:

  • 5* Housekeeping

  • Informal table service

  • Arranging housekeeping rota

  • Ensuring high standards are maintained throughout the apartment

  • Maintaining household accounts and inventory

  • Liaising with family chef

  • Arranging car valeting and servicing

Requirements:

  • Excellent housekeeping and service skills

  • Good organisational abilities

  • Fluent English/some French an advantage

  • Fluent Tagalog would be an advantage though not essential

  • Excellent letters of reference

  • Driving license

  • Ability to travel occasionally to Switzerland and the UK

Applicants must be able to drive and live within easy travelling distance of Monaco. It is essential to have either EU nationality or the necessary working/residency papers for France. For a candidate who does not have an EU passport the employer is happy to apply for the necessary travel permits to Switzerland and the UK as their travel calendar is always arranged several months in advance allowing plenty of time to apply for the required paperwork.

Salary: €3.5k net pm negotiable

Start date: ASAP

Domestic Couple ~ Agay POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced domestic couple are required to look after a beautiful waterfront property located in a quiet coastal region between Cannes and St Raphael. The UK-based employers are in residence at the 6 bedroom villa for approximately 4 months throughout each year, along with occasional visiting guests and large extended family. During busy periods they employ a second housekeeper to assist with the laying and clearing of tables, cleaning and laundry etc.

Duties will include:

  • 5* Housekeeping/Laundry

  • Regular family cooking

  • Assist the wife of the principal with meal preparation

  • Table setting/clearing and informal service

  • Property maintenance

  • Driving – Airports/Restaurants etc

  • Care and cleaning of swimming pool

  • Garden maintenance

  • Good mechanical knowledge

  • Fluent English from both

  • Good French from at least one of the couple

This role offers accommodation of a newly-renovated, one bedroom apartment with own terrace/patio area and the employer is happy to consider couples with a well-behaved pet. Outside of periods when the employers are in residence working hours/days are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, when employers are in residence the couple may be required to work other days and longer hours, any overtime worked will be given as time off ‘in lieu’ when the owners are not in residence. All applicants must have either an EU passport or have a current French carte de sejour.

Salary: TBD

Start date: ASAP

Live-Out Handyman/Gardener Assistant ~ St Tropez POSITION NOW FILLED

Our returning client is looking to fill a newly created handyman/garden assistant role at his large property in the Canebiers area of St Tropez. Applicants must live locally as accommodation cannot be offered with this role. The handyman will work under the direction of the Property Manager and full-time gardener. Prior gardening experience would be an advantage though not essential as long as the applicant is willing to assist with mowing, weeding etc when available. The main focus of this role is on the handyman duties however when not actively engaged in maintenance work on the property, the handyman will be expected to assist the gardening team.

Live-in or Live-Out Property Manager ~ Var POSITION NOW FILLED

Our American client is seeking a top-level property manager to oversee and run his 10 bedroom luxury property in the Var region of France.

A very experienced, vibrant and motivated property manager is required to oversee and participate in the care and running of a beautiful 10 bedroom property in St Tropez. The Principal and his young family are in residence approximately 4 months each year, mainly in high season with some additional weeks or long weekends during school holidays throughout the year (except Xmas). 

Please note: Applicants for positions based in France MUST have a current working visa/carte de sejour or be the holder of an EU passport

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