House Manager or Management Couple ~ Avignon/Vaucluse
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.
Start date: Flexible
Property Guardian Villefranche POSITION NOW FILLED
An experienced property guardian is required to work in a luxury property close to Villefranche. Candidates must speak fluent English and conversational French. The Principal is in residence for several months each year. Very nice independent accommodation is offered with this position. Applicants should have good handyman skills, be very security aware, be an excellent driver and have good prior experience working as a property guardian.
Duties will include:
Oversight of contractors/suppliers
Assistance with grounds-keeping
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.