Live-in Housekeeper ~ Close to St Remy de Provence
An experienced housekeeper is required to work in the household of an American client with a luxury 450m2 home soon to finish its renovation and located close to St Remy de Provence. At present the client has a rental property in the same area; a House Manage/Chef/Concierge is already employed at the property and the client now requires an excellent professional housekeeper who speaks fluent English and conversational French and can provide the following services:
High standard cleaning of all areas
General laundry – bed linens are sent out to a local linen service
Assist the Chef or Principal in the kitchen
Prepare a basic continental breakfast
Knowledge of simple family cooking is preferred to ‘back up’ Chef/Principal if necessary
Stock Control/Inventory of household products
Greet guests and visitors on arrival/answer door
Running general errands
Wardrobe Care/Management ( not essential but preferred)
Fluent English and conversational French
The housekeeper must have an excellent ‘eye for detail’, able to ensure that the home is kept ‘visit ready’ and to a 5* level. Applicants should be able to work autonomously as the Principal is only in residence 4.5 months per year approx. When not in residence working hours will be 35hrs/5 days per week, when in residence the Principal will usually require 6 days per week with an overtime rate/arrangement to be discussed at interview. A new studio or one bedroom apartment will be offered as accommodation.
Salary: €2.5k net per month neg
Start date: To be decided
Head Housekeeper/Gouvernante ~ December 2/3 weeks & 7 months in 2020 - 1st March to 30th Sept 2020
An experienced Head Housekeeper/Gouvernante is required to work in a beautiful 5* rental chateau in the Var region. There will be a trial period for 2/3 weeks in December whilst the chateau has special guests visiting the property. During busy rental periods the chateau will be fully staffed with chefs, housekeepers and service staff however during any quieter periods between March and end September, the Head Housekeeper will be expected to work alone maintaining the cleanliness of the chateau. Applicants must be experienced in the operation of a roller press as some laundry duty may be required in the quieter periods when the chateau is not fully staffed. Accommodation is offered with this position along with uniform and meals during working periods. Candidates must be able to speak fluent English, have excellent letters of reference and a recent criminal records check.
Start dates: Early Dec & early March
13 x Live-in Temp Chateau Service & Housekeeping Staff ~ 2/3 weeks in December ~ Var
Several temporary service staff are required for 2/3 weeks in December for a ‘special opening’ of the château prior to it being made available for luxury rentals and events in 2020. There will be 16 to 20 VIP guests and a 5*service level will be expected.
Food and Beverage
1 x Head Waiter/ess
4 x Waiter/ess/Butlers
1 x Bar Person/Sommelier
1 x Kitchen Porter
Arriving 7th/8th December
Working from the 9th December
1 x Head Housekeeper
1 x Housekeeper/Laundry
4 x Maids/Femmes de Menages
Arriving on 2nd /3rd December
Starting work on 04th December
All positions offer sleeping accommodation and uniforms are supplied. All candidates must be able to speak English to a conversational level and have recent casier judiciare/DBS checks and excellent verifiable letters of reference.
Salaries : TBD (CDD)
Start Date : December
Part Time Housekeeper (32hrs pw) ~ Monaco POSITION NOW FILLED
An experienced housekeeper is required to join a small team in a large apartment property in Monaco. The housekeeper must be intelligent, organised and pro-active with an ability to work quickly and autonomously. The housekeeper must have a proven record of working in a similar type of position and be able to provide excellent letters of reference from previous employers. This is a ‘live out’ position therefore candidates must live within easy traveling distance of Monaco. 32 hours per week. 9am-5pm Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday.
Salary €15 net pr hr ( Monaco CDI)
Start date: TBD
Live in or Live out Cook/Housekeeper ~ Cap d'Antibes
An experienced person is required for a long term position in a 5 bedroomed property on Cap d’Antibes. In the winter months the employer is not in residence therefore only requires 8hrs per week housekeeping and general oversight of the property. From May to September the role will be full time 9hrs per day 5 days per week at which time the cook/housekeeper will be expected to provide - during the daytime - all housekeeping duties and to prepare the evening meal for the employer and his family/guests. They generally have supper at around 8pm.
On special occasions the cook/housekeeper will be asked to prepare a lunch but in general the employer and guests will only require an evening meal. This employer enjoys classical French cuisine however the cook may be asked to provide alternative cuisines when there are guests and other family members staying at the property therefore should have good experience providing a range of cuisines. Applicants must speak fluent English, have a good conversational level of French and have a driving license and own transport. Accommodation can be provided if required. This client prefers to find a candidate who has a microentreprise and works for other clients outside of the summer season.
Start date: March 2020
Housekeeper(s) 7* Luxury Estate Var Mid-October POSTPONED
An experienced housekeeper(s) is required to work for two weeks in mid-October at a luxury property in the Var region. Applicants must have exceptional experience in very high level housekeeping and laundry and be accustomed to laundering fine fabrics and items from a luxury wardrobe. This position offers staff accommodation during the booking period. This property
will also require a full housekeeping staff for several months in 2020.
Start date: Exact dates to be confirmed
Live-in Villa Stewardess/Housekeeper July & August St Tropez POSITION NOW FILLED
A very experienced live-in villa stewardess is required to provide high-level housekeeping and table service in a busy family home in St Tropez. This is a family of four with friends visiting throughout the summer. This position would suit a chief stewardess who has extensive experience working on a super-yacht, is highly organised and can multi-task run errands etc. A locally-based housekeeper will also be employed along with a residential chef. 6 days per week. Candidates must have a current driving license, be happy to assist the chef in the kitchen if necessary and speak fluent English. Accommodation is provided with this position.
Start date: 1st July
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