Gardener Vacancies

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

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

Live-in Gardener/Caretaker ~ Aix en Provence

A very experienced gardener who is also able to provide caretaking duties is required for a beautiful property close to Aix. The gardens are mature and large with lots of hedges and shrubs etc. The property is in a rural location and as it is approximately 150 years old, regular light maintenance is required on both interior and exterior of the property therefore the gardener should have good general handyperson skills. External contractors are employed for heavier seasonal tree surgery/maintenance work.


  • General garden maintenance and care of grounds

  • Installation of a vegetable garden

  • Cleaning and maintenance of pool

  • General house maintenance

  • Cleaning of terraces

  • Care of family pets

  • Assist on interior heavy cleaning work when required

  • Airport runs/driving

  • General property security

A very nice apartment is offered as accommodation with this role. Applicants must speak conversational English and French, have excellent letters of reference and have a level of fitness that allows for working ‘hands-on’ in a garden/exterior for up to 8 hours per day 5 days per week. This client is looking for candidates who are flexible, willing to help out the family housekeeper or family members if required; candidates who are enthusiastic about gardening and who have an ‘upbeat’, positive approach to both work and life. This client can possibly consider a couple if one is a very good housekeeper and can also provide family cooking.

Salary: TBD ( guideline €2.3knpm neg)

Start date: November '20

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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