Gardener Vacancies

Live-out Handyman/Gardener/Driver ~ Cap Martin

An experienced handyman with some garden maintenance and driving skills is required for a small property on Cap Martin. This family vacation home is only 200m2 with grounds and a simple garden of 750m2. The owners come to Europe from April to November and use this residence for a few months each year. 35 hrs per week with some flexibility during their visits with the ability to re-coup any extra hours worked when the Principal is not in residence. Fluent English is essential, spoken French is an advantage but not mandatory. Accommodation is not offered with this position therefore applicants need to live within reasonable travelling distance of Cap Martin.
Salary: €2k net pm negotiable
Start date: ASAP

Head Gardener ~ St Tropez

A very experienced head gardener who has experience with Provencal coastal gardens is required to look after the 4 hectare grounds of a luxury villa in St Tropez. The grounds and gardens are typically Mediterranean large areas of lawn, fruit trees, olive trees, mature bushes, extensive flower beds and a vegetable garden.

The head gardener will have a junior gardener to assist. 35 hours per week plus paid overtime. Candidates must be able to speak English and preferably also some French and must have an EU passport or a carte de sejour allowing employment in France.

Accommodation of a one-bedroom cottage with a small terrace area is offered with this role,; utilities are paid for by the employer and there is free wifi at the property.

Duties will include:

• Soil preparation and planting.

• Sowing and protection of plants,

• Replace plants at the end of their cycle,

• Maintain lawns and lawn (mowing, treatments, roller passage),

• Maintain trees and shrubs (pruning etc),

• Evacuate and recycle green waste

• Maintain the tools and machines - motor mowers, tractors, blowers etc

• Maintain the irrigation system and fix when necessary,

• Suggest landscaping modifications and new plants.


In addition to the above general duties the gardener will also assist with care of the employer’s dogs (feeding, walking, vet visits etc additionally occasional driving duties might be requested. Candidates must have excellent references and show good longevity in their previous jobs.

Salary: Negotiable

Start date: ASAP

Live-Out Handyman ~ St Paul de Vence ~ Long Term 

An experienced ‘live-out’ handyman to join an established team of gardening and interior staff who are already employed at this property. The handyman will be required to work at weekends with days off during the week. Applicants must be able to offer excellent electrical, plumbing, masonry/DIY skills and also be able to handle a complex swimming pool maintenance schedule and assist with kitchen garden maintenance. 35hrs per week/CDI. Applicants must have a valid driving license and speak a good level of French and English. This role does not offer accommodation therefore candidates must live within an easy travelling distance of St Paul de Vence

Salary: €2.5knpm neg

Start date: ASAP

Live-In Property Guardian/Handyperson ~ Vineyard close to Frejus POSITION NOW FILLED

A live-in property guardian is required to provide general maintenance, security and the care of a small 500m2 garden - which is mainly lawn and mature shrubs. This client would like to find a mature, experienced and reliable caretaker. The property is located on a 30 hectares vineyard close to Frejus and the owners are in residence only 8 to 12 weeks per year. Working hours and days to be discussed. The guardian must be able to not only maintain the property, (which is not large), but should also be organised, able to work autonomously and to liaise with the owners throughout the year. If possible the client would like the guardian to be able to provide some basic housekeeping service, keeping the home clean and tidy; alternatively the client would consider taking a couple with the partner working elsewhere but who can provide a few hours of housekeeping each week.

Candidates must speak fluent English and preferably reasonable French, they must also be able to drive and if applicants are able to invoice via a microenterprise this would be considered an advantage. A two-bedroom apartment located on the property is offered as accommodation.

Salary: €2k net pm negotiable

Start date: ASAP

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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