Head Butler ~ Monaco
An experienced and formally trained Head Butler is required to work for a busy young family in Monaco. Professional chefs are already employed by this client however it is preferable that the Head Butler is also able to prepare light meals and snacks being able to cover for a chef in an emergency situation or to simply prepare a quick meal for the family if required.
This role does not offer accommodation therefore, as the butler is expected to interview and possibly begin a trial this week, all candidates must already live close to Monaco and must speak fluent English and preferably some conversational French. There will be some occasional travel each year with the Principal, generally for a few weeks two or three times per year therefore applicants must be free to travel, possibly at short notice, when necessary.
The Head Butler must possess an air of confidence, have a smooth and polished approach to the running of the service department, be able to work to a high level of formality when required and be happy to work alongside the house manager and head housekeeper already employed at the property. Please note: Applicants must presently be residing on the Cote d’Azur.
Salary: €5k net pm
Start date: ASAP
Head Housekeeper & (possibly) Travelling Lady’s Maid ~ Monaco ON TRIAL
Our client is seeking an experienced Head Housekeeper who also has excellent housekeeping and leadership skills. A possible part of this role will be to maintain the female Principal’s extensive wardrobe and private rooms therefore it would be an advantage if applicants have worked previously as a lady’s maid. The Head Housekeeper would be expected to carry out ‘hands-on’ cleaning of the Principal’s private rooms along with care of her wardrobe and other personal needs. The Principal travels only occasionally, approximately 3 or 4 times per year during school holiday periods and at this time the Head Housekeeper would travel with the Principal providing Lady’s Maid duties including packing and unpacking, care of cosmetics and toiletries etc.
Accommodation is not offered with this position therefore applicants must live within easy travelling distance of Monaco. Working hours approximately 45hrs/6 days per week. All interior household staff will work on a rota basis therefore there will be occasions when weekend work will be expected.
This client is also prepared to consider employing an experienced Housekeeper/Lady’s Maid to travel with her instead of having a Head Housekeeper/ Lady’s Maid therefore there is the possibility of this role as solely a Head Housekeeper.
Candidates must speak fluent English and preferably some French, although this is not essential. Applicants must be able to work ‘hands-on’ alongside the existing housekeeping team when necessary, have excellent interpersonal and communications skills, have a flexible approach and be happy to work under the overall direction of the very experienced House Manager. Excellent letters of reference from previous employers relating to this type of role are essential.
This employer will give a CDD contract until their Monaco residency is confirmed after which their household staff will be transferred onto CDI contracts. Candidates interested in this role should please send to us a recent cv along with all letters of reference, a copy of passport and a recent criminal records check if one is readily available.
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