Managers Vacancies

Live-in House Manager/Cook ~ Salon de Provence  POSITION NOW FILLED

Our client is seeking an experienced House Manager/Cook who can efficiently oversee the day-to day running operations of the home and cook for a small number of guests. The property is located close to Salon de Provence and the Principal is in residence approximately 4.5 months each year, often outside of the high season months. This is a semi-formal household maintaining very high standards. 

Applicants should have good managerial, organisational and interpersonal skills and be an excellent cook. They should enjoy maintaining and developing household manuals and checklists that will support a well-organized home. The position requires a high energy individual with an excellent work ethic who takes pride in their work.


  • Hire, train and supervise housekeeping staff

  • Work with other staff and services to maintain household and property standards

  • Cooking family-style meals for up to six people

  • Be comfortable kitchen-assisting the Principal who loves to cook

  • For any larger parties - supervise caterers and service team

  • Manage all food provisioning with an emphasis on seasonal and local products

  • Manage and a wine cellar

  • Manage household inventories

  • Update all household manuals as required

  • Screen/oversee contractors and low-season projects

  • Oversee household security and ensure that protocols are maintained by staff

  • Manage all maintenance systems

  • Occasional driving


  • Minimum 5 years previous experience working in a semi-formal or formal residence in a similar role

  • Fluent in both French and English

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Energetic problem solving with the ability to take the initiative

  • Polished and professional, a quiet presence in the household

  • Valid driver’s license

CDI contract  - 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday when Principal is not in residence with flexibility on working hours/overtime dependent on the Principal’s visits and schedule. A newly renovated large studio apartment on the property is offered as accommodation.

Salary: TBD

Start date: TBD

House Manager or Management Couple ~ Avignon/Vaucluse  POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced, multi-skilled single House Manager - or a Management Couple - required to take over the running and management of a beautiful 1200m2 family vacation home and ultra-luxe 5* rental property often used for weddings, events, magazine shoots etc. The House Manager or Couple will be multi-skilled and able to assist in other household departments (no housekeeping duties will be required). The Principal would consider it a very real advantage - although not essential - if candidates can offer simple cooking skills and are able to prepare a breakfast buffet when the home is occupied and very busy. This will give the American resident chef, who usually works late into the night with his team of interns, a little extra time for marketing etc in the mornings. The property has a seasonal housekeeping team who live locally and have been trained to a high standard by the Principal - one will now be offered a long term contract. A seasonal concierge, an interior services team and exterior workers are also employed to care for the family and guest requirements and maintain the 30+ hectares of gardens and grounds.

The busy rental season runs from May to October and the American owners - who are always in residence with their family over the Christmas period - will use the property for vacation time outside of the summer season. Candidates must speak fluent English and fluent French and must have a driving license. Candidates must also have several years of experience working in a similar ultra-luxe private service environment providing complete management including budgeting, accounts, staff rotas etc etc; they should also know how to maintain a ‘home away from home’ atmosphere for the owner’s family and visiting high-profile guests who all require ultimate discretion and a very high level of service. Accommodation of a 2 bedroom property on the estate is offered with this position.

Salary: TBD

Start date: Flexible

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.    tel: +33 (0)4 94 73 31 62