Managers Vacancies

Maintenance Technician ~ Villefranche

A very experienced maintenance technician/manager is required to work on a large luxury estate on Cap Ferrat. 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 carry out general daily maintenance tasks around the property. 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 Cap Ferrat as accommodation is not offered with this role.

Salary: €3.5k npm CDI

Start date: Sept’22

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

Live-In Villa Gardien ~ Antibes POSITION NOW FILLED

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 

Start date: May ’22

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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