Managers Vacancies

Live-In Villa Gardien ~ Antibes

An experienced villa gardien is being sought by our British clients whose previous gardien is taking retirement after 13 years in this role. The large luxury property is located in Antibes. The clients have an informal household and their staff stay generally stay with them for many years. These informal clients are seeking a gardien who will  work with a positive, friendly approach, who will work co-operatively with the family and the family’s regular seasonal cook when they are in residence at the property mainly during the high season months. The employers are in residence approximately 4-5 months per year. A regular gardener and housekeeper are contracted to work at the property one day per week. This employer is happy to consider applicants who are retired or semi-retired.

Duties will include:

  • General property maintenance and ensuring everything is in working order in advance of employers arrival

  • Maintenance of general household equipment, garden lights, watering system, garden furniture, car etc

  • General security

  • Clean and sweep terraces

  • Morning/evening set up and putting away of pool cushions etc in summer season

  • Airport pick-up/drop off

  • Minor garden maintenance if needed

  • Watering of a small number of terrace flower pots in high season

  • Source contractors for any required maintenance work

  • Basic supply shopping for first day of owners arrival

Applicants should have/offer:

  • Previous experience working in a similar environment

  • A good level of spoken English and French

  • A good basic knowledge of plumbing/electrics/heating/AC etc

  • A clean driving license

  • Ability to work autonomously

  • Have a friendly and flexible manner

  • Security awareness

  • A mature sense of responsibility

  • Availability to quickly take up a new role

  • Excellent letters of reference from previous employers

Accommodation of a small apartment (approx 30m2) within the grounds is offered with this role and it is essential that candidates are able to live at the property all year round. This client will be holding interviews in Antibes between 12th and 18th April.

Salary €1800 net pm (possibly negotiable) CDI

Start date: May ’22

General Manager ~ Nice UNDER OFFER

Our clients are seeking a self-motivated and results-driven General Manager to direct, manage, expand and develop the services and activities of a collection of 10 sea-front luxury apartment. The properties will be available to reserve, short and long term and will offer guests a combination of home comfort and hotel-type services tailored to the clients preferences and supported by a centralized team.

The General Manager should be resourceful hospitality professional with excellent operational and management knowledge. Candidates should be highly organized and service-oriented and in addition to having excellent communication, team-management and leadership skills, the ability to problem-solve and react decisively is essential

 

  Duties will include:

  • Develop and implement the company’s strategic  goals

  • Develop and achieve the annual Operating Budget, Marketing & Sales Plan and Capital Budget

  • Create and implement policies and procedures, operating controls and administrative processes

  • Manage day-to-day operation of the company, focusing on effectiveness, efficiency and economy

  • Recruit, train and lead a team of key employees; set deliverables and track performance

  • Create, implement and ensure full compliance to the company’s service standards

  • Create an end-to-end guest experience plan

  • Conceptualize and realize the Food & Beverage element of the business

  • Research and identifying business opportunities to increase revenue and growth

  • Track and report on company performance and devise solutions and improvements

  • Identify and ensure compliance with all regulatory and legal requirements

  • Work closely with and report to the company’s group ownership, communicating in a timely and  

effective manner

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience  in tourism or hospitality in a 

  • Proven track record of increasing growth and profitability

  • Proven leadership expertise with effective team building and conflict resolution skills

  • Experience working closely with all business functions (e.g. Marketing, Operations, Sales, Technology, Finance)

  • Fully bilingual in English and  French (written and spoken)

  • Professional qualification  in estate management or hospitality is preferred

 

Accommodation is not offered with this role therefore finding a candidate who is already locally-based is preferable, however for the right candidate the client can consider an accommodation arrangement - solely for the first 6 months of this role.

Salary: TBD (guideline €4k npm)

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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