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Housekeeper Vacancies

Live-in Housekeeper/Gardienne ~ St Tropez ~ Long Term

Seeking an experienced housekeeper to work in a 4 bedroom centrally located villa in St Tropez. This client would like to employ a live-in housekeeper/gardienne to care for their villa all year round. The family of two adults and three teenage boys use the property as a vacation home for approximately 3 months each year and during this period the housekeeper will be very busy keeping the property well-presented, cleaning and tidying up after three very active teenagers.

Candidates must speak fluent English and preferably some French. A long -term gardener who lives locally is already employed at the property.

Duties will include:

  • Housekeeping/Laundry

  • Assisting in kitchen

  • Shopping

  • Oversight of villa

  • Reporting any issues to manager in Monaco

  • Contacting local service suppliers when necessary

  • Preparation of light Continental breakfast

  • Table Setting/Service (informal)

Working 5 days per week outside of the summer season 9am-5pm Monday to Friday -  in high season longer hours/days will be required and any overtime worked will be given as ‘time off in lieu’ outside of the summer vacation period. Accommodation of a newly-renovated 1 bedroom house on the property is offered with this role and a scooter is provided for speedy morning errands etc. It is essential that applicants have European nationality or alternatively have a current French working visa/carte de sejour.
Salary: €TBD (CDI)
Start date: Spring’23

 

Live-in Housekeeper/Cook/Gardienne ~ Cap Ferrat POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced housekeeper with good cooking skills is required to take up a residential role caring for a beautiful Cap Ferrat property. The female owner is seeking a person who has the necessary skills and a calm, discreet manner. This person will work alone outside of the summer season and during the the summer months a second full-time housekeeper will be employed to assist with the increased duties. The Principal is generally in residence 3-4 months per year, generally during the summer months and there will be occasional guests visiting for short periods.

Duties will include:

  • 5* Housekeeping

  • Light cooking

  • Shopping

  • Stock control

  • Oversee contractors/service suppliers

Requirements:

  • Excellent previous housekeeping experience

  • Good family cook

  • Able to set an informal table

  • Speak fluent English

  • Have a calm and relaxed approach

 

This role offers accommodation of a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom caretaker cottage on the grounds. The housekeeper will have sole use of this property except possibly in the high season months when the second housekeeper is employed. If the summer housekeeper does not live locally and requires accommodation they will be accommodated in the staff cottage for the booking period. Spoken French is not a requirement for this role as a local management company deals with the booking of any contractors, suppliers, administration etc. The employer is able to consider a person who has a cat however a housekeeper with a dog cannot be considered.

Salary: €2.5k npm negotiable

Start date: ASAP

Permanent Live-In Housekeeper ~ Montauroux/Var POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced live-in housekeeper is required to take care of the interior of a large luxury property in Montauroux in the Var, approx. 25 mins drive from Cannes. The informal Danish family are generally in residence for 4-5 months each year, mainly in the summer, however some family members may also visit for short periods outside of the high season.

This client already employs a residential caretaker/gardien and a gardener; the family are now looking to complete the team with a long-term, live-in, experienced housekeeper who is pro-active, able to work autonomously and can provide year-round care for this property.

Duties will include:

  • 5* Housekeeping

  • Laundry

  • Occasional light cooking (outside of high season) for a visiting family member

  • General shopping/errands

  • Inventory/stock control

Requirements:

  • Several years of prior relevant experience

  • Driving license

  • Speaks fluent English and communicative French

  • Excellent letters of reference

  • EU passport or French carte de sejour

In general only 3 to 5 of the villa bedrooms are used at any one time, there is only a period of 2 weeks every summer when all of the eight bedrooms will be in use at which time the housekeeper will be given daily assistance. Working 35hrs/5 days per week when owners not in residence, longer hours, 6 days per week will be required - with time off in lieu - during busier summer season visits.

A large, newly renovated one bedroom apartment located close to the main house is provided as accommodation. Applicants must be able to drive because part of their duties will be to shop and run errands for the family before and during their visits to the property. This client has a very flexible approach and will consider employing a housekeeper who has a ‘live-in’ partner who is employed elsewhere locally, however his preference is for a single person to fill this role.

Salary: €2.5knpm

Start date: TBD

Permanent Housekeeper/Caretaker (with accommodation) ~ St Moritz POSITION NOW FILLED

A very experienced housekeeper is required for a long term role looking after a luxury apartment in St Moritz. The two Principals are in residence only occasionally each year, generally only for 6 weeks from early January to mid-February and in May/June each will come separately to the apartment for a week or two. There may be very occasional visits outside of these two periods but this is rare. When in residence the employers are accompanied by their travelling housekeeper, butler and a personal chef.

Duties will include:

  • 5* housekeeping throughout the year

  • General oversight of apartment

  • Contacting any required contractors

  • Oversight of contractors

  • Prepare simple breakfast (very occasionally)

Requirements:

  • Excellent prior housekeeping experience

  • Proven longevity in previous employment

  • Spoken German or Italian and conversational English

  • Spoken Polish would be an added advantage

  • Clean driving license

  • Have own transport

  • Excellent letters of reference

 

A one-bedroom apartment approximately 30 mins drive from St Moritz is offered as long term accommodation. Outside of the Principal’s visits, working hours will be 8hrs per day/5 days per week, however when the Principal is in residence this role might require longer hours on rotation with the travelling staff who reside in the apartment during these periods.

Salary: €4k net pm

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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