Housekeeper Vacancies

Permanent  Housekeeper ~ Cannes

An experienced and discreet housekeeper with an exceptional eye for detail is required to join a small team of year round housekeepers working in a large luxury property in Cannes. This is a busy villa with the British/American family in residence for approximately 6 months per year, June to September plus the family use the property for Christmas and the month of January. The family is quite large with grandparents, parents and young children therefore applicants must be able to work on rotation with the other housekeepers when there are family/guests in residence.

Duties will include:

  • General Housekeeping/Cleaning

  • Household and Personal Laundry

  • Driving (occasional to take Madame shopping)

Requirements:

  • Excellent previous experience

  • Keen ‘eye for detail’

  • Works well in a team

  • Driving license

  • Own transport (car or scooter)

  • Good English/some French preferable

  • European passport or valid titre de sejour

  • Live within a 15 kms radius of Cannes

When the employers are in residence the housekeeper will work in weekly changing shifts (7.30 to 15.30/9h to 17h/12h to 20h) 6 days per week. When clients are not in residence working hours will be Mon to Fri - 8h to 17h. It is very important to this employer that his staff work in a happy, upbeat environment therefore it is essential that the new housekeeper must have an excellent record of working well within a team previously. Applicants must have their own form of transport as when employers are in residence there will be some evening shift work; there is no nearby public transport available. The employer is currently in residence at the villa and would like to meet candidates over the following 10 days with a view to the housekeeper starting work full-time  in early November.

Salary: €2.3k npm negotiable

Start date: Late Oct/Early Nov

Head Housekeeper/Gouvernante ~ Monaco

Our client is seeking an experienced an knowledgeable head housekeeper to lead and work alongside a small team of housekeepers in a large busy home.

Duties will include:

• Housekeeping duties including regular deep cleaning

• Leading and overseeing the work of the housekeeping team

• Organising housekeepers rotas and holiday schedules

• Create time for yourself out of the shifts to carry out Head Housekeeping duties

• Establishing a cleaning calendar/inventory and stock control

Working 5 days per week, 10-12 hours per day. Applicants must live with easy travelling distance of Monaco and must speak fluent English and preferably some French.

Salary: Neg

Start date: ASAP

 Live-Out Housekeeper/Caretaker ~ St Moritz

An experienced housekeeper who lives within one hours travelling from St Moritz is required for a long term role looking after a large luxury apartment in St Moritz. The Principal and family/guests are in residence from early January to mid-February and mid-late September to end October. There may be very occasional visits outside of these two periods but this is rare. When in residence the employer is accompanied by a travelling housekeeper and a personal chef.

Duties will include:

  • 5* housekeeping

  • 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

  • Located within a maximum of one hours travel of St Moritz

  • Excellent letters of reference

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 requires 7/7. The employment package will include coverage of health insurance and fuel expenses for daily travel to and from St Moritz.

Salary: TBD

Start date: TBD

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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