Housekeeper Vacancies

Live-Out Housekeeper/Gouvernante ~ St Tropez

An experienced housekeeper/gouvernante is required to provide the day to day running of a large luxury property close to St Tropez. The American family of parents and 2 teenage children are usually in residence for 8-9 weeks per year, always in the high season months; they are seeking a person who is able to provide the following services:

  • Housekeeping and Laundry

  • Shopping

  • Oversight of local suppliers/contractors

  • Report any issue with the property to the owners and the live-in gardien

  • Recruit and train seasonal housekeeper

  • Provide monthly reports to employer/management

Candidate requirements:

  • Lives locally

  • Able to work autonomously

  • Speaks fluent English and good French

  • Is highly organised

  • Has an excellent record of employment in similar roles

  • Can drive and has own transport

The housekeeper will work alone for the majority of the year, ensuring that the property is clean and well-maintained; in the high season months June/July/August a second housekeeper is employed to assist in looking after the visiting family and their guests, additionally some of the family’s long term staff will accompany them to the St Tropez residence. This role offers a CDI/ 35 hours per week with paid overtime for any extra hours when the family are in residence.

Salary: €3k net neg

Start date: May/June ‘22

Live-In or Live Out Senior Housekeeper/FOH ~ St Tropez ~ July1st - Aug 31st (poss long term)

Our clients are seeking an experienced FOH/Senior Housekeeper for their new summer property in the St Tropez area, There are two sizeable villas on the estate, one is the Principals villa and the other is a large guest villa with gym etc. This role would suit a pro-active, positive yachting chief steward/ess who is accustomed to the level of interior service and presentation required at this level and who can provide:

     Duties will include

  • Hands-on Housekeeping

  • FOH/F&B guest service

  • Training of seasonal housekeepers

  • Assist with service when required

  • Organise the presentation of the interiors

  • Take advice from the Principals long term Lady’s Maid/Assistant

Requirements

  • Speak fluent English; conversational French would be an advantage but not essential

  • An ability to work in a fast-changing environment

  • Able to service the daily requests of demanding guests

  • Works well under pressure

  • Flexible approach

  • Have minimum at least 3 years experience in a similar role

  • Have a clean driving license and own transport

  • Have excellent letters of reference

  • EU passport holder or current carte de sejour

The Senior Housekeeper will work under a French CDD paid via CESU. 6 days pw /40+ hours pw with paid overtime. Uniforms will be provided for all villa staff and accommodation of own bedroom within the staff apartment located on the property is offered with this role. There will be the possibility of a long term role being offered at this property but only after the summer season is completed and in this situation a lower year round salary will be offered.

Salary: €4k net per month + overtime

Start date: 1st July

Housekeeper/Cook ~ Cannes ~ 6thJune to 1st August

An experienced cook/housekeeper is required to clean and cook one meal per day for at least 6 weeks this summer for a couple who have a 160m2 3bed/bath summer apartment in Croix des Gardes in Cannes. Working 7hrs per day 6 days per week.

This client is hoping to find a quiet, discreet and calm individual who is organised and easy to have around.

This client enjoys light, healthy, (butter free/sugar-free) simple meals, lots of salads, grilled fish/meat, light Mediterranean dishes etc.

Duties will include:

  • General Cleaning

  • Laundry and ironing

  • Cooking one meal per day for 2 people

  • Shopping

Candidates must speak fluent English and have their own transport as shopping will be a regular part of the required duties; the villa is approximately 10 minutes drive from the nearest shops therefore it is essential that the cook/housekeeper has own transport.

Salary: TBD

Start date: 15th June ( possibly a few days earlier)

Live-In Housekeeper/Guardian ~ Central Var ~ May to Oct POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced housekeeper with excellent FOH skills is required to take charge of the general care of a beautiful luxury rental property in the central Var region of Provence. The British family will be in residence for the month of July and there are 3 or 4 rental groups booked into the property between June and end September.

As part of their duties the housekeeper will welcome the rental clients to the property and ensure that they have their housekeeping needs met throughout the booking period therefore applicants must be well-presented, have a positive, up-beat approach and excellent interpersonal skills. During rental periods a local femme de menage is employed on a Saturday to assist with the ‘change-over’ duties.

If the housekeeper is able to provide simple family cooking when requested this would be an advantage though certainly not essential. Candidates must speak fluent English and good French. An beautiful apartment on site is offered as accommodation. Applicants must be able to drive and have their own transport.

Salary: €3k net pr month negotiable

Start date: May ‘22

Live-Out Cook/Housekeeper ~ Monaco ~11 July to 14 Aug POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced cook/housekeeper is required to provide holiday cover Monday to Friday for this client’s regular cook/housekeeper. This client is strictly vegan and there are several vegan cookery books at his home which the cook is able to consult if required.

Duties will include:

 

  • Prepare lunch for one person Monday to Friday

  • Every Friday prepare two lunches for the Principal to have over the weekend. No breakfasts or dinners required.

  • General Cleaning

  • Washing & Ironing

  • Food Shopping/ Errands

 

Applicants must speak a good level of English, be punctual, have a good knowledge of the laundering and care of delicate and expensive fabrics. A good ‘eye for detail is essential with an ability to learn quickly from the permanent housekeeper how this client likes things prepared. A one day ‘handover period’ is envisaged in advance of the booking date so that both housekeepers can meet to discuss the role.

Salary: TBD

Start date: 11th July

 Live-In Villa Steward/ess ~ Fayence ~ Mid-June to 31st August

An experienced person is required to join a small team on interior personnel in this large luxury rural home close to Fayence ( 20 mins from Cannes). Accommodation in either the staff house or in a separate small apartment is offered with this role, the team have worked together for many years and they are warm and welcoming. Previous seasonal staff we have placed have fond memories of their time in this role. 40hrs pw/6 days per week.

Duties will include:

  • General Housekeeping

  • Laundry

  • Informal table service

  • Guest services in all areas

  • Errands

Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of experience in a similar role either on land or sea

  • Fluent English – some French an advantage but not essential

  • Clean driving license

  • Works well in a team

  • Flexible, friendly approach

  • Excellent references

This role offers a French CDD and would possibly suit an ex-yacht steward/ess.

Salary: €750 net pw with accommodation

Start date: Mid June

Live-Out Seasonal Housekeeper ~ St Tropez ~ Early May to Mid Sept. 

An experienced housekeeper is required to provide daily assistance to the busy housekeeper of a large property in St Tropez. The British family are usually in residence for 8-10 weeks per year, always in the high season months; they are seeking a person who is able to provide both housekeeping and laundry duties. Applicants must be able to work well with any long-term staff who might accompany the family on their summer visits.

Candidate requirements:

  • Lives locally

  • Speaks fluent English and good French

  • Have an excellent record of employment in similar housekeeping roles

  • Can drive and has own transport

Accommodation is not offered with this role therefore candidates must live within easy travelling distance of St Tropez. This role offers a CDD with paid overtime.

Salary: €2.5k net pm neg

Start date: May ‘22

Live-Out Housekeeper/Gouvernante ~ St Tropez

An experienced housekeeper/gouvernante is required to provide the day to day running of a large luxury property close to St Tropez. The American family of parents and 2 teenage children are usually in residence for 8-9 weeks per year, always in the high season months; they are seeking a person who is able to provide the following services:

  • Housekeeping and Laundry

  • Shopping

  • Oversight of local suppliers/contractors

  • Report any issue with the property to the owners and the live-in gardien

  • Recruit and train seasonal housekeeper

  • Provide monthly reports to employer/management

Candidate requirements:

  • Lives locally

  • Able to work autonomously

  • Speaks fluent English and good French

  • Is highly organised

  • Has an excellent record of employment in similar roles

  • Can drive and has own transport

The housekeeper will work alone for the majority of the year, ensuring that the property is clean and well-maintained; in the high season months June/July/August a second housekeeper is employed to assist in looking after the visiting family and their guests, additionally some of the family’s long term staff will accompany them to the St Tropez residence. This role offers a CDI/ 35 hours per week with paid overtime for any extra hours when the family are in residence.

Salary: €3k net neg

Start date: May/June ‘22

Live-In Cook/Housekeeper ~ St Maxime ~ 25th June to 2nd July POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced cook/housekeeper is required to work for one week for a mature and informal British couple at their rental villa in St Maxime. During the vacation period they will be joined by a maximum of 4 guests; this will be a quiet group of older people who all prefer nicely-presented light, healthy meals, salads, grilled meats/fish, Mediterranean cuisines and fresh fruits.

Duties will include:

  • Cooking breakfasts and either lunch or dinner each day

  • Shopping

  • General cleaning and tidying of the villa

  • Making beds/cleaning bathrooms

  • Sweeping the dining terrace

  • Setting and clearing the table

  • Arranging the pool area cushions each morning and evening.

Applicants must be able to drive, have their own transport and speak fluent English; some spoken French would be an advantage but not essential. An independent apartment located on the property is offered as accommodation.

Salary: TBD

Start date: 25th June

Seasonal Housekeeper ~ Cannes - 1st June to 31st August

An experienced housekeeper is required to join a small household team for the summer months in a large luxury villa in Cannes. The British family will be in residence at the property most of the high season months and the housekeeper will assist with:

  • General high standard cleaning and tidying of all rooms

  • Making beds

  • Cleaning bathrooms

  • Laundry and ironing

  • Cleaning of kitchen and chef areas

Working 6 days per week/ 9 hrs per day. Accommodation is not offered with this role therefore candidates should live within easy travelling distance of Super-Cannes and have their own transport as the area does not have a near-by public transport system. It is essential that all applicants speak fluent English, some French and have a flexible and friendly approach.

Salary: TBD

Start date: 1st June

 

Seasonal Housekeeper ~ Tuscany/Italy ~ May/June to end Aug POSITION NOW FILLED

A very experienced, dynamic and energetic housekeeper is required to work from either May or June through to the end of August in our Monaco-based client’s large summer residence in Tuscany. Main duties will be cleaning, tidying and laundry; candidates must be fit and active as the property is on three floors and the housekeepers employed at the property will be moving from floor to floor several times each day carrying laundry and cleaning products etc.

The client would like to find a housekeeper who can work autonomously and be proactive on a daily basis, able to be instructed once on what is expected and then be able to provide the requested services.  Candidates must be able to work well within a small team. If possible the client prefers to find a housekeeper who is able to legally invoice her for their work.

Accommodation of own bedroom and bathroom is available in staff quarters at the property.

Salary €3k net pm negotiable

Start date: May or June

Live-in Housekeeper/Guardian ~ Vineyard in Barjols/Var  POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced housekeeper/guardian is required to provide excellent housekeeping and organisational services in a beautiful property in the Var region. This property is a busy working vineyard producing award-winning wines; the British owners and family are in residence at the property for approximately 8-10 weeks per year additionally it is available for rental to vacationing groups during the high season months. - the number of rental weeks per year will vary.

As part of their duties the housekeeper will welcome the rental clients to the property and ensure that they have their housekeeping needs met throughout the booking period therefore applicants must be well-presented, have a positive, up-beat approach and excellent interpersonal skills. During rental periods a local femme de menage is generally employed on a Saturday to assist with the ‘change-over’ duties.

 If the housekeeper is able to provide simple family cooking and prepare a buffet breakfast when requested this would be an advantage though not essential. The housekeeper will also be required to organise and oversee any outside contractors required with most of the administrative duties being handled by the vineyard’s office manager who is also resident at the property. Candidates must be able to speak fluent English and good French. A beautiful 2 bedroom lodge house is offered as accommodation. Applicants must be able to drive and have their own transport as this property is in a very rural location.

Salary: €2k net pr month

Start date: April ‘22

Chateau Seasonal Staff ~ Barjols area ~ 6 June -17 July

The management of a luxury chateau property located between Barjols and Brignoles is seeking three temporary interior staff for five weeks in summer 2022:

 

  • 1 x Head Housekeeper – excellent prior experience essential, skilled in leading a housekeeping team, prepared to work alongside the other housekeepers and maintain efficiency and control without having a ‘heavy hand’

  • 1 x Laundry Person – excellent prior experience of working with luxury household fabrics and male/female couture wardrobe items

  • 1x Mixologist/Bar Person – excellent prior experience required, accustomed to working to a 5* level with an engaging, upbeat personality and excellent guest relation skills

 

Accommodation and all meals are provided throughout the booking period and the first two weeks of the booking will be spent preparing the ultra-luxe property for the arrival of 36 guests who will be in residence for a three week period. Applicants for these roles must have top level experience and be accustomed to working in an UHNW environment. 6 days per week with longer than usual hours sometimes required. Fluent English and communicative French is required for all above roles along with an adaptable, flexible approach and a good ‘team spirit’ attitude.

Candidates will be required to provide us with excellent letters of reference from previous employers and a recent criminal record check/casier judiciare.

Salary: TBC

Start date 6th June

Housekeeper ~ Cannes POSITION NOW FILLED

A reliable, experienced and diligent housekeeper is required to provide general housekeeping duties in a large luxury residence in Cannes. 7 hours per day 5 days per week. Ideally the client would like to find a housekeeper who has a microenterprise able to also work for other clients throughout the year.

The property will not be used by owners or guests for the remainder of this year therefore the housekeeper must be able to work autonomously and efficiently without the need for direction from senior colleagues. This role does not offer accommodation therefore candidates should live within easy travelling distance of Cannes, must speak a good level of English and conversational French. There is the possibility for this role becoming a long term job with a CDI.

Salary: TBD

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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