Managers Vacancies

Maintenance Technician ~ Villefranche

A very experienced maintenance technician/manager is required to work on a large luxury estate in Villefranche. It is essential that applicants have an excellent ‘team’ spirit, a flexible approach and have excellent technical knowledge within electrics, electronics including Crestron technology, general plumbing, a/c systems etc. Outside contractors are engaged for much of the necessary hands-on work and part of the technician’s job will be to oversee any ongoing work as well as being able to personally assist the property handyman with general daily maintenance tasks. 40 hours per week throughout the year except for when the Principal is in residence ( 6-10 weeks per year) at which time longer hours/days will be required.

Duties will include maintenance/control of:

  • AC/heating system.

  • Video cameras.

  • Interior/exterior electrical equipment’s.

  • SPA.

  • Garden water flow pumps.

  • Garden & interior lightnings.

  • Generator.

  • Pool and equipment’s.

  • Car cleaning, checking maintenance and good running.

  • Crestron home automation / internet.

  • Sound / TV.

  • Fitness equipment’s.

  • Driving.

  • Helping the team to set-up and storing before arrival / departure.

Candidates must speak fluent English and French and live within easy travelling distance of Villefranche as accommodation is not offered with this role.

Salary: €3.5k npm CDI

Start date: ASAP

Live-in or Live out House Manager ~ London

An experienced house manager is required to work for these busy clients, working closely with the office manager and under the direction of the Principals, the house manager will ensure the proper running of the London home, and maintain oversight of properties, staff and service providers in St Tropez and Gstaad. Due to cultural issues this role is only suitable for female candidates.

The role will require flexibility and availability to travel over the classic holiday periods. Fluent English and a good level of conversational French is essential to carry out the proper execution of the role and its responsibilities .

Duties:

House-related

  • Responsible for household budgets and making sure accounts are maintained for all properties

  • Monitoring purchases

  • Overseeing maintenance - liaising with contractors and gardeners, etc.

  • Logging of contractors to the property

  • Understanding and operating house systems/TV/WIFI/Security

  • Ensuring the property is stocked with items to ensure the smooth running of the property as a family home

 

Staff-related

  • Expect to be hands on and able to assist other personnel with their duties if necessary

  • Organisation of staff rotas (nanny/housekeeper/chef/tutors)

  • Training staff in the provision of expected service standards

  • Holiday planning and scheduling time off

  • Chairing staff weekly meetings 

  • In conjunction with principal and office manager, responsible for carrying out disciplinary procedures for staff under your supervision (nannies/household staff)

 

Housekeepers

  • Ensuring there is a housekeeper in residence overnight 

  • Refine household staff set up

  • Implement/scheduling the necessary cleaning schedules

 

Chef

  • House manager will be required to liaise with the chef on meal planning/prep and any foodstuff purchases; mealtimes will be agreed upon with consultation with nannies/parent.

  • Planning/discussing weekly menu

  • Planning ahead for week when chef is not working

  • Planning ahead for days when chef is off

  • Items in the freezer – so housekeepers can easily defrost something

 

Pet Related

  • Overseeing and managing of pet care

  • Making sure that there is proper level of pet care and grooming in place at all times

 

Principal

  • Undertake provisioning/shopping tasks and errands for principal 

  • Ensure the house correctly staffed to service the needs of the Principal and children

  • Oversee any personal requirements as and when needed

  • Prepare and serve drinks/light foods if required when principal in residence 

  • Responsible in assisting with principal’s lifestyle planning (vacations/parties/trips)

  

Children

  • Liaise with nannies regarding the children and daily activities

  • Ensuring school schedules, notices and invitations are logged and a weekly summary sheet including upcoming school events, is circulated 

  • With private office, ensure parents evenings are scheduled and noted in the principals’ diaries 

 

Requirements

  • A valid advanced DBS certificate

  • Several years of proven experience working in a similar private family environment is essential

  • Excellent, checkable references 

  • Proven longevity in previous roles

  • Candidates must be flexible in terms of providing the necessary time to serve the requirements of the house.

  • Excellent language skills with English fluency/Conversational French

  • Must be computer literate.

  • Character traits sought include self-confidence, self-motivation and kindness and flexibility and a happy, positive, cheerful personality

  • Cleaning driving licence

 

Accommodation of an en-suite room with shared cooking facilities is available in the staff quarters or alternatively the clients are open to a manager living in London and coming to work daily.

Salary: £65k gross pa  neg.

Start date: TBD

Travelling Butler/Manager ~ Cannes/Paris/Cairo/Riyadh etc

A highly experienced butler/manager is required for a long term travelling role working for our client who has several homes internationally. Duties will include all the usual traditional butler activities including formal and informal service, co-ordination and oversight of junior housekeeping and service staff in each of the properties, event management, guest and concierge services and the organisation of the homes in advance of the Principals arrival.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years in a similar role

  • Fluent English/Conversational French

  • Able to travel consistently throughout the year

  • Excellent letters of reference

  • Recent criminal records check

  • Clean driving license

This client and his wife travel frequently and extensively therefore this role would not suit a butler who has dependent family or commitments. Accommodation will be provided in each location.

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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