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 Managers Vacancies

Live-in or Live-Out Property Manager ~ Var

Our American client is seeking a top-level property manager to oversee and run his 10 bedroom luxury property in the Var region of France.

A very experienced, vibrant and motivated property manager is required to oversee and participate in the care and running of a beautiful 10 bedroom property in St Tropez. The Principal and his young family are in residence approximately 4 months each year, mainly in high season with some additional weeks or long weekends during school holidays throughout the year (except Xmas). 

Duties will include:

  • Full oversight and running of large semi-rural property

  • Budget control, cost analysis, insurance etc

  • Creation of detailed maintenance plans and maintenance schedules for all systems and equipment of the residence

  • Preparation of activity reports and property update reports

  • Liaising with project managers where necessary

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

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

  • Management of personnel including training, planning and rota coordination

  • Ensuring vehicles attached to the property are well-maintained and serviced

  • Ensuring the property is well-stocked to ensure the smooth running of the property

  • Ensuring that the residence is maintained in a state of readiness at all times

  • Service and performance standards control

  • Household inventory and stock control

  • Maintaining a register of suppliers of products and services, building relationships and ensuring a high standard of supply for residences

 

Requirements:

  • Several years of proven experience working as a Property Manager

  • Computer literate, familiar with Excel and creating spreadsheets etc

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Positive and proactive approach

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Excellent team leader

  • Experience in event planning and supervision

  • Clean driving license

  • Fluent French and English

  • French residency

  • Have considerable experience and knowledge in the management and running of a large luxury property

  • A good knowledge of high level F&B service

 

A manager who lives locally is preferred although not essential as there is a small one bedroom apartment available as accommodation with this role. Applicants must have had at least 5 years prior experience working as a Property Manager in a similar type of property, must also hold a valid driving license, have EU nationality or current working papers for France.

Salary: €TBD

Start date: ASAP/TBD

Senior Housekeeper/Gouvernante ~ Monaco ON TRIAL

Our clients are currently seeking an adaptable and experienced senior housekeeper ( possibly a land-based chief steward/ess) who is interested in assisting with the general housekeeping and management of an apartment in Monaco with occasional visits to the client’s Swiss and UK properties to ensure all is prepared for the Principal’s arrival. Working 39 hrs per week/2 days off per week on a Monaco contract - when the Principal is in residence the housekeeper and senior housekeeper will be required to work on a shift system with the second shift going into the evening hours as the Principal requires service from 8am to 10pm. The employer has a locally-based personal assistant/manager who deals with most of the general administration however the senior housekeeper will be expected to keep general expenditure accounts, arrange the housekeeping/staff rotas and oversee the care and servicing of the client’s vehicles in Monaco. This role could suit a chief steward/ess who has decided to work ashore and is happy to work in a ‘hand-on’ role alongside the junior housekeeper, as well as assuming some management duties.

Duties will include:

  • 5* Housekeeping

  • Informal table service

  • Arranging housekeeping rota

  • Ensuring high standards are maintained throughout the apartment

  • Maintaining household accounts and inventory

  • Liaising with family chef

  • Arranging car valeting and servicing

Requirements:

  • Excellent housekeeping and service skills

  • Good organisational abilities

  • Fluent English/some French an advantage

  • Fluent Tagalog would be an advantage though not essential

  • Excellent letters of reference

  • Driving license

  • Ability to travel occasionally to Switzerland and the UK

Applicants must be able to drive and live within easy travelling distance of Monaco. It is essential to have either EU nationality or the necessary working/residency papers for France. For a candidate who does not have an EU passport the employer is happy to apply for the necessary travel permits to Switzerland and the UK as their travel calendar is always arranged several months in advance allowing plenty of time to apply for the required paperwork.

Salary: €3.5k net pm negotiable

Start date: ASAP

Live-Out Property Manager ~ Cap Ferrat POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced house manager is required to run a large 2.5 hectares property/1300m2 house on Cap Ferrat, for a very busy client and his family. The Property Manager will be working closely with the employer’s family office. The house manager will ensure the efficient running of this client’s French home. The role will require flexibility and availability to work long hours when necessary.  Fluent English and a good level of conversational French is essential to carry out the proper execution of the role and its responsibilities. One of the family is currently in fairly long term residence at the estate with other family and guests visiting the property in the busy summer and holiday periods.

Duties will include:

  • Responsible for household budgets and making sure accounts are maintained

  • 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

  • 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

  • In conjunction with principal and office manager, responsible for carrying out disciplinary procedures for staff

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

  • Oversee any personal requirements as and when needed

  • Responsible for assisting with principal’s lifestyle planning

  

Requirements:

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

  • Excellent, checkable references 

  • Proven longevity in previous roles

  • A valid criminal records certificate

  • Exceptional ‘eye for detail’

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

  • Excellent language skills with English and French fluency

  • Must be computer literate.

  • Excellent team management abilities

  • Cleaning driving licence/own vehicle

  • Live within easy travelling distance of Cap Ferrat

Salary: TBD

Start date: TBD

Multi-Property Manager ~ Nice/Ibiza/Monaco POSITION NOW FILLED

Our client is seeking an experienced property manager to organise and oversee the running of a large newly purchased 560 m2 villa in Nice, to oversee the maintenance of the 80m2 Monaco apartment and also to oversee and give progress reports on the 220m2 villa in Ibiza which is currently under renovation. As soon as the property manager is engaged he will be required to travel to Ibiza for a short period to be given all relevant information and to connect with the local contractors etc. Occasional inspection visits will be required throughout the remainder of the renovation period. The client has just completed the purchase of  the Nice property which rapidly needs to be set up so that he and his partner can take up occupancy within the next few weeks. The couple will be making the Nice property their primary residence for at least the next year. The property manager will report directly to the Nice-based Chief of Staff/Family Office Manager.

Duties will include:

  • Full oversight and running of 3 current properties plus any acquired in the future

  • Ensuring all properties and vehicles attached to the property are well-maintained

  • Staff management

  • Trouble-shooting

  • Property market research/analysis

  • Good F&B service skills (preferred not essential)

  • Prepare maintenance/renovation progress reports

  • Prepare monthly property reports

Requirements

  • Immediate availability (essential)

  • Fluent French/English and conversational Spanish

  • Rapid responder

  • Lateral-thinker/Problem-solver

  • Excellent management skills

  • Minimum of 3 years previous property management experience

  • Ability to travel at short notice

  • Ability to be away from home for several weeks if required

  • Diving License

  • EU nationality

  • Already based in Nice or able to quickly relocate

Salary:€5.5knpm neg

Start date: Immediate

Chief of Staff/Family Office Manager ~ Nice/Occasional travel POSITION NOW FILLED

An extremely busy, young and dynamic European business executive is seeking an equally dynamic, multi-skilled and highly-organised Chief of Staff/Family Office Manager who can establish for the client, a new Family Office located in Nice. Currently the client’s personal life and itineraries etc are organised by a mixture of his various business offices and by his CPO/PA team, all of which is not proving to be satisfactory or efficient – he would now like to set up one centralised office dealing with all his personal requirements, international homes, travel etc.

This role offers an excellent negotiable salary and a French ‘cadre’ contract. It is essential that applicants live relatively close to Nice. This is not a role that will easily suit someone who has a dependent family – this role will involve long and irregular working hours with demands for occasional travel, often at the last minute. Candidates need to be free of commitments that would limit their availability to react with immediacy.

Salary: Negotiable

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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