Seasonal Gardener ~ Cap Ferrat
An experienced seasonal professional gardener is required to join an established team for the summer period, working in the grounds of a large Cap Ferrat luxury property. Monday to Friday 7am to 3.30pm with occasional working weekends being required. Candidates must be able to speak fluent French, spoken English would be an advantage but certainly not essential. Accommodation is not offered with this position therefore applicants should live within easy travelling distance of Cap Ferrat.
Start date March/April to September
Salary: €2.8k brut/gross pm
Live-In Gardener/Handyman/Security ~ Cannes
An experienced gardener/handyman is required to provide ‘hands-on’ care for 2 hectares of landscaped gardens in a large property in Cannes. The gardener will have assistance from a regular part-time gardening team who work each week at the property and must be able to actively and correctly manage the care and maintenance of the gardens and the part-time team. Excellent handyman skills are also required to carry out minor property maintenance work where necessary. This position provides very good accommodation located on the property. Candidates must be able to live at the property providing a ‘security presence’, must be able to drive and have their own transport and must be able to speak a good level of French and English. This client cannot offer accommodation to the gardener’s partner or family, this is a position for a single person.
Salary: €3knet pr month
Start date: March/April
Live Out or Live-In Head Gardener ~ St Remy de Provence
An experienced Head Gardener who speaks fluent French and some English is sought for a beautiful privately-owned estate in Provence.
The property is a holiday home and is part of an established estate, consisting of 15+ hectares of secluded parkland, pinewoods & formal gardens. These include: a maze and extensive areas of topiary, olive groves, fruit and vegetable gardens, rose gardens, flower gardens (cutting for the house), numerous ornamental water features, monumental trellis, swimming pools, water basins along with outbuilding that include: staff properties, agricultural buildings, a guest house, a pool house and a tennis court pavilion.
Working closely with the client and her office, the head gardener will help shape the next chapter in the garden’s history. The gardens are classic in their design, and may be described as mature, having been laid-down approximately 40-years ago.
Joining a well-established team, the head gardener will be instrumental in taking things forward, respecting the formality and layout of the existing gardens which need to be nurtured and respected, while considering how carefully studied improvements and updates can be made to stimulate the visual appeal of the gardens, thus future proofing the design for the next decade.
Candidates will need to show a proven knowledge of horticultural practice along with team management skills and will be able to show that they have at least 10-years’ Head Gardener experience gathered in comparable gardens. It is particularly important that candidates show they are able to manage and develop the skills and enthusiasm of the existing team.
Salary: €3k net pm (neg)
Start date: ASAP
Part-Time Gardener/Handyman ~ Mougins
Our client in Mougins is seeking a self-employed gardener/handyman who can work at the property 4 or 5 mornings per week in the summer ( or 2.5 full days) and 3 mornings per week in the winter months. The main duties will be gardening however some simple maintenance jobs will also be requested. Applicants should preferably have their own microenterprise and able to invoice the client for their part-time work.
Start date: TBD
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