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Domestic Couple ~ Mougins #014

A mature and experienced domestic couple are being sought to care for a large luxury property located close to the centre of Mougins village, the property is currently finishing construction with a completion date late ’21 or early ‘22.

Duties will include:

  • Housekeeping

  • Laundry and ironing

  • Light cooking (female only - out of season)

  • Table Service

  • Garden Maintenance

  • Property Maintenance

  • Driving

  • Security

This Indian client is very security aware and would like to find a couple where the male has some previous security or law-enforcement experience. During the high season months the employer will arrive with several household staff including a chef and butler etc however when he or his family visit the property outside of the summer season months, the housekeeper will be required to provide light, healthy cooking and table service for a small number of guests. The couple must speak English fluently and be able to communicate clearly in French. At least one, but preferably both to have driving licenses. A 60m2 apartment, independent of the main house is offered as accommodation.

Salary: TBC

Start date: Late’21/early ‘22

Permanent Domestic Couple (or Single Gardien) ~ Megeve

An experienced domestic couple (or a multi-skilled single gardien) is being sought by our British clients who have a beautiful old 6 bedroom property close to Megeve. These clients are in residence approximately 10 weeks each year, mainly in the winter months, they don’t entertain guests very often and their younger family members visit only rarely. Connected to the main house and via  a tunnel there is a small mazet building where the two-bedroom staff apartment is located. A local gardening company is contracted year round and a local part time housekeeper is also employed.

Duties will include:

  • Housekeeping

  • Light, healthy cooking - generally for two people

  • Table service

  • General property maintenance

  • Care of the small vegetable gardens

  • Oversight of contracted gardening work

  • Clearing of stream/pond of weeds etc

  • Driving

  • Maintenance schedule for the cars

  • Occasional administrative duties

The employers also have a smaller family chalet a short distance from the main property where a gardienne is already employed however if there are times when the owners are not in residence but the smaller chalet is being used by family or friends it would be expected that the couple assist the gardienne on these infrequent occasions. Due to the quite rural location of the property it is preferable that both of the couple are able to drive and at least one should speak a good level of French; both must speak fluent English.

Salary: €5k net pm

Start date: TBD

3 x Maintenance/Garden Assistant ~ Cannes area

Three experienced people are required to provide general home maintenance, small repairs, garden labour, care of exterior furniture etc in a large luxury estate close to Cannes. Candidates must speak a good level of English, have their own transport and live within easy travelling distance of Cannes. 35 hrs per week. CDI. All candidates must be double vaccinated with a valid health pass and must have documentation allowing employment in France.

Housekeeper ~ Monaco

An experienced housekeeper is required to work with another one or two housekeepers in a large property in Monaco.

Duties will include:

  • Cleaning

  • Laundry

  • Ironing

  • Care of fine fabrics and designer wardrobe items

  • Evening turndown

Candidates must speak English, long term Monaco contract - 40 hrs per week. This role does not offer accommodation therefore candidates must live close to Monaco and have valid working papers. Applicants must have valid working papers and excellent verifiable letters of reference.

Salary: €2.3k npm

Start date: TBD

 

Head Housekeeper/ Service ~ Monaco

A very experienced Head Housekeeper/Butler is required for a Principal who has a large penthouse apartment in Monaco. The property will be staffed with junior housekeepers and a chef and the client is currently seeking a person who has excellent interior housekeeping and service experience who can lead the small team of housekeepers and service staff.

Candidates must speak fluent English and some French, must be able to drive and have a flexible approach as there will often be overtime to be worked when the Principal and guests are in residence with time off available when he is travelling..

Salary: €3.3k npm negotiable

Start date: TBD

 

Housekeeper x 2 ~ Mougins #013

Two experienced housekeepers are required to join a small team of interior staff working in a luxury property in Mougins. General cleaning, laundry, ironing, servicing bedrooms and bathrooms and assisting in cleaning the kitchen areas when necessary. Candidates must speak English, some French would be an advantage but not essential. CDI- 35 hrs per week + overtime when employers are in residence. This role does not offer accommodation therefore candidates should like in the Mougins area and have their own transport as there is no nearby public transport system. Applicants must have valid working papers for France and have excellent verifiable letters of reference.

Salary: €2k npm neg + hourly overtime

Start date: ASAP

 

Permanent Butler/Villa Steward/ess ~ Cannes area

A very experienced housekeeping and service professional is required to work in a large luxury property located close to Cannes. The European employers are in residence for several months per year and the property is also used by visiting friends/family. Applicants must have several years top level experience in both service and housekeeping having previously worked either on yachts, in hotels or in other private households. Three housekeepers are employed at the property with additional staff contracted in the high season months.

This role could suit a chief steward/ess who is accustomed to working ‘hands-on’ alongside the other housekeepers and leading the service team/staff when required. Candidates must be able to drive, speak fluent English, conversational level French and live within easy travelling distance of the Cannes area.

Salary: €3.5k npm CDI

Start date: TBD

Domestic Couple ~ Mougins #012

An experienced, energetic couple with a young-at-heart ‘can do’ approach is required to join the established team at a large property in Mougins. One of the couple must have exceptionally good Front of House skills, the other should be able to work on the exterior of the property to assist with maintenance, driving etc and also be willing to assist on the interior if necessary. An interior team of 6-12 staff are employed between low and high seasons therefore candidate couples must have the ability to work within a team, take direction from and provide support to the Property Manager whilst also working alongside and overseeing junior/seasonal housekeepers and service staff.

Duties will include:

  • Housekeeping

  • F&B service

  • Guests services

  • General maintenance

  • Driving

  • Support to Estate Manager when absent

Both of the couple must drive, both must speak fluent English and at least one, preferably both should speak conversational French. There will frequently be a large number of guests at the property and candidates must be able to work in a high pressure environment and work overtime when required. Accommodation is provided off-site in an  one bedroom apartment in a nearby villa also owned by this employer. Chosen candidates must provide excellent letters of reference and understand that extremely rigorous security and background checks will be run by an independent security company acting for this British client.

Salary €6k npm neg

Start date:TBD

Household Couple ~ Monaco

An experienced domestic couple is required to join the small interior team in a luxury apartment in Monaco. One of the couple must have good housekeeping, laundry and table service skills, the other will be expected to assist the housekeeping team, keep the exterior areas/terraces of the apartment clean and tidy, assist drivers, run errands etc.

Both of the couple must have driving licenses and both should speak fluent English; at least one should speak communicative French. Accommodation of a separate one bedroom apartment in Beausoleil is offered with this role.

Salary €5k npm

Start date: Oct/Nov

Temp Chef ~ Mougins - Immediate for 2 month POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced private chef who has top level experience - preferably with recent history of working in a Michelin-starred restaurants - is required to work for an international family at the home in Mougins – it is imperative that candidates are already located locally. The clients already employ a long term chef and in general the temporary chef will be working on a one week on/one week off rotation with the other chef however flexibility on hours and working days will be expected and the chef will be paid a full monthly salary for the booking period. There will be 6-8 guests to cook for each day and this family generally will eat several times per day – additionally there are approximately 16 household staff to prepare meals for daily. Accommodation can be provided with this role if required but candidates must already be located locally.

Salary: TBD

Start date: Immediate

Domestic Couple ~ Mougins

An experienced domestic couple is required to work in a large luxury property located in Mougins. The employers are generally in residence several months per year. It is essential that the couple speaks fluent English and have good conversational French.

Duties will include;

  • Housekeeping

  • Light family cooking

  • Shopping

  • Gardening

  • General maintenance

  • Driving ( both of the couple must drive)

A newly renovated 70m2 apartment independent of the main house is offered as accommodation for the couple. Candidates must have current working papers for France and be available to take up a new role within the next 4-8 weeks.

Salary: €4.5k npm

Start date: TBD

Freelance Local Chef ~ Monaco ~ Immediate to end October POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced locally-based chef who is able to legally invoice the client is required to work from now until the end of October, possibly a week or two into November. The role is to prepare simple fresh food for an older couple who have a home in Monaco. There is a year round chef already employed at the property and a second chef is required to work the extra days/hours needed until end October. The Principals eat very simply, especially in the evenings, often just having a soup or an omelette for supper.

Working 52 hours per week approximately:

2 days off

2 full days on to cover other chef’s days off

3 days starting at 2pm to finish (10pm-11pm)

It is imperative that applicants speak fluent English, that they are double vaccinated and live within easy travelling distance of Monaco. The chef must have either a French microenterprise or their own company being able to invoice for their services.

Salary: TBD (guideline €1200 net pw)

Start date: ASAP

Property Manager ~ St Tropez ~ Long Term

An experienced property manager with good hands-on maintenance skills and a ‘can-do’ approach is required to run a large multi-property estate in St Tropez. External gardening and pool care contractors are employed along with a daily gardener and apart time housekeeper outside of the summer season. There will be ongoing property renovation in the coming months and the property manager will be expected to attend architects/project manager meetings and prepare reports for the family office in the UK.

The Principals and their extended family use this property approximately 6 weeks per year in total, 2 weeks in August, 2 weeks in June and 2 weeks at Easter at which time additional short term staff are employed. The manager must have a clean driving license as they will be required to do airport runs and assist with shopping for the Principal and family. Fluent English and a good level of spoken French are essential for this role as the manager will often provide local concierge duties for the family as well as needing to negotiate and liaise with external contractors on a regular basis. A one bedroom apartment located on the property is offered as accommodation.

Salary: TBD ( guideline €4.5knpm)

Start date: ASAP

Part-Time Housekeeper (20hrs approx..) ~ Monaco

An experienced, up-beat housekeeper is required to work approximately 20 hours per week in a 3 bedroom/3 bathroom 300m2 apartment in Fontvielle. The client would like the housekeeper to come to work 1 x full day plus 2 x mornings plus 1 x Saturday afternoon each week. There is an assistant already employed full time who cooks, helps with the children and does the ironing of the family clothes however the part-time housekeeper will be responsible for the laundering and ironing of all bathroom and bedlinens as well as all general cleaning.

Applicants must speak fluent English and have the right to be employed in Monaco.

Salary: TBD

Start date: ASAP

Part-Time Housekeeper (8 hrs pw) ~ Monaco

An experienced and dynamic housekeeper is required to work 8 hours per week, split over two days either mornings or afternoons. The 150m2 Monaco apartment has 2 beds/2 baths plus a study/library.

Duties will include:

  • General cleaning

  • Laundry and Ironing

  • Cleaning of windows

Applicants must speak fluent English and be legally employable in Monaco.

Salary: Hourly rate (CDI)

Start date: ASAP

Single Villa Gardien ~ 5 days on/5 days off ~ St Tropez

A professional and experienced bilingual villa gardien is required to work alongside a second gardien to care for a beautiful luxury home in St Tropez. The property owners are in residence for 2/3 months per year generally in high season at which time long working hours will usually be required however for the rest of the year the two gardiens will work on a 5 day rotational system with each staying overnight at the property when on duty. Candidates must be able to speak and write in both French and English, be able to offer multiple practical skills, be highly organised and able to work autonomously with responsibility and discretion.

Duties will include:

  • General interior and exterior property maintenance

  • Security

  • Driving

  • Vehicle care

  • Minor admin/emails, filing etc

  • Pool cleaning and care

  • Care/Placement of garden furniture

  • Cleaning of terraces/exterior etc

  • Check completed work of outside contractors

Candidates will be interacting with a variety of guests during the summer season therefore should have:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • An ability to anticipate guest requirements

  • Knowledge of the St Tropez

  • Knowledge of simple etiquette

A 70m2 apartment, located on the property is offered as accommodation. Applicants must have at least 3 years prior luxury property care experience, be in possession of a clean driving license; a boat license would be an advantage however not essential.

Salary: €2.5k npm negotiable

Start date: ASAP

 

Live-Out Travelling Housekeeper ~ Monaco  ON HOLD

A very experienced housekeeper is required to work full-time providing general housekeeping, cleaning and laundry services in a 4bed/4 bath duplex apartment in Monaco; additionally the housekeeper must be available to travel several times per year to the Principal’s homes in Tuscany and Mauritius and will sometimes be required to stay for extended periods. Seasonal staff will be employed at each home and the housekeeper will be expected to ensure that the seasonal staff understand what is required by the family.

Applicants must speak fluent English, should preferably have a driving license and should hold a European passport allowing for easy visa-free travel. This role will not be suitable for candidates who have family commitments which limit their ability to travel and work away from home for several weeks or months per year.  This position does not offer accommodation therefore applicants should live within easy travelling distance of Monaco.

Salary: TBD (guideline €2.5knpm)

Start date: Sept/Oct

 

Laundry person x 2 ~ Cap Martin/Monaco ~ CDI

Two very experienced laundry workers are required to work in a large property on Cap Martin and Monaco. Applicants must have excellent prior experience working at a high level with designer clothing items and high quality household linens. Working 7am to 5pm – 5.5 days per week - 169 hrs per month - Monaco CDI contract.

Candidates must be able to speak fluent English.

Salary: €2.2k net per month negotiable

Start date: ASAP

 

Housekeeper ~ Cap Martin/Monaco ~ CDI POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced housekeeper is required to work on a weekly rota basis in a large luxury home on Cap Martin and also occasionally at the employers apartment in Monaco. The housekeeper will work one week on the daytime shift 7am to 4pm and the following week 12pm to 8pm 5.5 days per week – Monaco CDI. Candidates must speak fluent English.

Salary: €2.3k net per month negotiable

Start date: ASAP

P/T Guardian ~ Private Estate ~ Vaucluse

This Scandinavian client is seeking a part time, live-in gardien for her large rural estate in the Vaucluse. The property is fully staffed, interior and exterior by local workers however since the departure of her previous gardien she misses the presence of a live-in gardien on the property. She feels this position could suit someone similar to her last gardien, a retired person who has a background in the military, security service or property care. The working hours will be only 10 hrs per week for which she will pay a regular monthly salary of €600 net for 40 hours per month - however this is a huge property and the client has said that for anyone who wants to work more hours in the garden with the gardeners or forestry management or general maintenance etc she is happy to pay for any extra work by the hour. The gardien can work as much or as little as they choose throughout each month as long as they provide the basic 10 hours per week.

Accommodation comprises a beautiful 2 bedroom house on the property and when owners and guests are not in residence the gardien has access to the swimming pool and tennis courts located close to the gardien house.

The client will consider either a single person or a couple with only the male working at the property. Applicants should speak a good level of French and English and must be physically fit. It is also essential that candidates really like dogs as the family will at some point be acquiring some dogs to replace their two recently deceased Labradors and they will be cared for by the gardien. Additionally candidates must be able to drive as there will be airport runs, especially in the summer season.

Salary: €600 net per month + hourly overtime

Start date: Mid to late Sept.

Hungarian/French-speaking Domestic Couple ~ Nice  ON HOLD

An experienced domestic couple is required to work in a luxury home close to Nice. It is essential that the couple speak Hungarian and French. Accommodation of a 2 bedroom house on the property is offered with the role. The current couple are retiring and the employer would like their new couple to spend several weeks with the outgoing couple, learning how things are done, work and are required.

Duties will include

  • General housekeeping

  • Light cooking

  • Laundry and ironing

  • Gardening

  • Pool care

  • Driving

  • General maintenance

Recruitment and oversight of seasonal staff

Both of the couple should be able to drive and candidates must have excellent letters of reference from previous employers and have a recent criminal records checks

Salary: €5k net pm

Start date: TBD – not urgent

Property Manager ~ St Tropez

A mature and experienced Property Manager is being sought by our client who is the owner of an extensive estate in St Tropez. This clients previous Property Manager was in situ for many years and they are now looking to recruit their next ultra-professional long-term manager.

Required skills:

  • Fluent French and English

  • Highly organised

  • Excellent man-management

  • Able to communicate with clarity

  • Quick thinking with problem-solving

  • Excellent concierge/guest service experience

  • Good practical knowledge of property maintenance

  • Unafraid to be ‘hands-on’ when required

  • Ability to network locally to recruit and train when necessary

  • Ability to oversee interior and exterior departments

  • Prepare monthly budgeting and status reports

  • Liaise with and oversee local contractors

  • Clean driving license

  • Spoken Italian an advantage but not essential

The Principals are in residence throughout the summer months and usually bring with them their chef and service staff. Some of the younger family members might occasionally use the property outside of the high season months. For many years the villa has employed the same seasonal staff located in the region and a local housekeeper comes in from time to time outside of the high season to ensure the properties on the estate are kept clean; there is year-round garden and grounds care. Accommodation of a 2 bedroom guest cottage on the grounds of the estate is offered as accommodation for the manager. Candidates must have at least 5 years previous experience working in a similar property as a property manager and excellent letters of reference from previous employers.

Salary: €6k net per month negotiable

Start date: Mid/late September

P/T Guardian ~ Private Estate ~ Vaucluse

This Scandinavian client is seeking a part time, live-in gardien for her large rural estate in the Vaucluse. The property is fully staffed, interior and exterior by local workers however since the departure of her previous gardien she misses the presence of a live-in gardien on the property. She feels this position could suit someone similar to her last gardien, a retired person who has a background in the military, security service or property care. The working hours will be only 10 hrs per week for which she will pay a regular monthly salary of €600 net for 40 hours per month - however this is a huge property and the client has said that for anyone who wants to work more hours in the garden with the gardeners or forestry management or general maintenance etc she is happy to pay for any extra work by the hour. The gardien can work as much or as little as they choose throughout each month as long as they provide the basic 10 hours per week.

Accommodation comprises a beautiful 2 bedroom house on the property and when owners and guests are not in residence the gardien has access to the swimming pool and tennis courts located close to the gardien house.

The client will consider either a single person or a couple with only the male working at the property. Applicants should speak a good level of French and English and must be physically fit. It is also essential that candidates really like dogs as the family will at some point be acquiring some dogs to replace their two recently deceased Labradors and they will be cared for by the gardien. Additionally candidates must be able to drive as there will be airport runs, especially in the summer season.

Salary: €600 net per month + hourly overtime

Start date: Mid to late Sept.

Live-In/Live Out House Manager ~ St Tropez ~ Long Term POSITION NOW FILLED

A very experienced, vibrant and motivated house manager is required to oversee and participate in the care and running of a beautiful newly renovated property in St Tropez. The European Principal is in residence approximately 4-5 months each year, always July and August and some additional weeks or long weekend periods throughout the year. There is currently ongoing exterior landscaping and renovation work and the House Manager will be expected to work alongside and be a support to the owners Projects Manager.

Candidates must be able to offer the following:

 

  • Fluent French and English

  • French residency

  • An exceptional ‘eye for detail’ throughout the property

  • Ability to oversee a small interior and exterior team

  • Flawless concierge and guest services

  • Ability to work ‘hand-on’ with all teams if required

  • Good knowledge of high level service skills

  • Good knowledge of general maintenance

  • Recruit and train local seasonal  workers

 

This employer retains a chef, a butler and extra housekeepers during the high season months, however in the low season the House Manager will be expected to recruit, at short notice, any housekeeping, cooking or service staff deemed necessary therefore a good network of suppliers and service professionals within the St Tropez area is essential. A small one bedroom apartment is offered as accommodation with this role.

Applicants must have had at least three years prior experience working as a House Manager in a similar type of property, must also hold a valid driving license and be available to take up this role at the latest in September or early October.

Salary: €5k net pm

Start date: ASAP

Housekeeper/Carer ~ Separate Apartment ~ Vaucluse

This exceptional client is seeking a female carer/housekeeper/cook to assist him with the discreet and patient care of his much-loved wife who has some early-onset neurological issues. This lady is not elderly or physically unwell and she continues to travel extensively for several months per year with her husband.

It is essential that candidates have prior experience dealing with this type of health issue and have a supportive and understanding approach to working with a lady who at present is not aware of her own condition. The carer will be a watchful companion/helper when the husband is not able to be with his wife at busy times during the day and will provide general housekeeping and perform light cooking duties. Applicants must have excellent organizational skills and a warm, even temperament. The employers are generally in residence about 8 months per year, the rest of the year is spent travelling to visit family living in Australia, UK etc.

Duties will include:

Accompanying and working to the instruction of the lady of the house during daytime hours

Housekeeping

Light Cooking

Driving

Care of a small elderly dog when the employers are travelling

Applicants must speak good French and English and it is essential that they enjoy living in a rural environment. The lady prefers that candidates are already resident and have a settled status in France although if the right candidate is found who is not already settled in France it might be possible to work around this criteria. Unfortunately British candidates who do not already have French residency rights cannot be considered for this role. An apartment will be either rented or purchased locally to offer as accommodation for the housekeeper/carer.

Salary: TBD

Start date: TBD

Domestic Couple ~ St Tropez ~ Long Term 

An experienced domestic couple is 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 for approximately 3 months each year and would like to employ a couple who speak fluent English and preferably at least one of the couple should speak communicative French. One of the couple must have excellent gardening experience, not simply in garden maintenance but a good knowledge of Provencal gardening/horticulture to care for 1ha of landscaped gardens, trees etc.
Duties will include:

  • Housekeeping/Laundry

  • Family Cooking

  • Table Service

  • Gardener

  • Handyman

  • Pool Care

  • Driving

Accommodation is offered in a small house on the property. It is preferable - but not essential - that both of the couple are able to drive.
Salary: €TBD (CDI)
Start date: TBD

Domestic Couple ~ Long Term ~ Mougins ON HOLD UNTIL LATE SEPT

This client is seeking a highly experienced and professional couple who are able to provide top level FOH and guest services in the summer months as well as general maintenance on both interior and exterior in the winter months. There is a travelling estates manager overseeing this property plus a gardening team, a long term housekeeper and extra housekeeping and service staff employed in July and August.

During July and August the working hours will be long and the couple will work 6 days per week, outside of these months it is a 5 day working week on a standard French contract.

From mid-September onwards a newly renovated one bedroom apartment, which is part of a larger seasonal staff villa, is provided close to the employer’s property. Candidates must speak fluent English, some French from the male of the couple would be an advantage. All applicants must have excellent letters of reference, a European passport and a recent criminal records check.

Salary: €6k net pm neg

Start date: TBD

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