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Service Vacancies

 

Butler/Manager's Assistant ~ Chateau ~ Var

A youthful and ultra-discreet butler is required for this new role, working in an exciting and busy chateau environment alongside an established team of professionals. This role is not only a guest service and FOH position, the current estate manager is seeking a candidate who can provide the 5 star services for year-round guests and the Principal, but will also be under the training of the estate manager, learning to work as his assistant with the possibility of taking over the property manager role several years in the future.

The property manager is seeking a candidate who is able to make a long-term commitment to this property and employer. The current team have been in place for several years and only applicants who have a serious interest in making a permanent move into a stable yet very exciting role can be considered.

The property is extensive with numerous dependences for guest accommodation and services.  It will be the role of the Butler/AM to oversee the maintenance, daily care and meticulous presentation of these buildings plus the main house, as well as acting as concierge for those staying at the chateau.

Guests at the property appreciate the beautifully simple yet 5* level of accommodation, food and services provided, therefore the new butler must have a stunningly good eye for detail, be super-organised and an excellent team player. The chateau often hosts high-profile guests therefore a calm, low key approach and total discretion are essential for this role. A signed NDA will be required.

The role will begin on a CDD for the summer months and if all has gone well then this will be converted to a CDI contract. Summer accommodation can be provided in the area however in the long term the chosen candidate will be expected to source their own accommodation; salary negotiations allowing for this will be discussed at that time. This client is prepared to wait for the right candidate if necessary although preferably they will be able to start employment during the busy summer season.

Requirements:

  • EU nationality or long term carte de sejour

  • Excellent previous hospitality experience

  • Excellent ‘team player’

  • Physically fit as property has an extensive range of additional and wide-spread guest buildings, studios, gym etc

  • Fluent English and good French

  • Commitment to a long term role

  • Calm - Discreet - Flexible

  • Super-organised and willing to learn new skills

  • Excellent letters of reference

  • Clean Driving license

  • Happy to live and work long-term in rural Provence

It is important to note that applicants must have a flexible and willing approach, at this property even the estate manager will help to make beds and clean if needed. The general ethos is ‘No job too big - no job too small’ - this attitude is essential to be able to work well within this team; ego and hubris are not tolerated and no-one on staff is ever considered ‘too good’ to assist colleagues in the carrying out their duties when required. This role is a really interesting and exciting prospect for someone willing to work as part of a friendly team in a luxury home  which is busy all year-round, regularly hosting high-profile, high-demand, high expectation guests.

Salary: TBD

Start date: ASAP

Live-In Butler/Stewardess ~ St Tropez  ~ Aug 1st to Sept 15

Our regular client is currently seeking a female butler/stewardess who is able to provide F&B services for at his vacation property in St Tropez. 
Duties:

  • Table service (relatively informal)

  • Setting and decoration of tables

  • F&B guest services throughout the day

Requirements:

  • Prior F&B experience on yachts or land

  • Fluent English

  • Driving license

  • EU nationality or French carte de sejour

Accommodation of an en-suite bedroom at the property is offered and the client has said that this role could be a good fit for a yacht stewardess. Due to the staff accommodation offered, only female candidates can be considered for this role
Salary: €3.5k npm
Start date: July (possibly June TBC)

Summer Captain ~ 16m Wajer Day Boat ~ Port Grimaud

A qualified and experienced captain who is accustomed to driving a Wajer day boat (or similar) is required to work for an international family who will be staying in their St Tropez property from mid-June to end August, possibly mid-September. An introduction/trial week is provided by Wajer prior to beginning the contract. Accommodation in the Port Grimaud area is provided with this role however staff meals are not included. The captain must speak a good level of English and have a flexible approach to the needs of the family.

Salary: €4.5k net per month - negotiable

Start date: Early June

Seasonal (possible long term) FOH/ Manager ~ near Sarrians POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced and skilled Front of House/Manager is required to welcome guests, lead the interior and service teams and provide management services when required. The chateau property has 9 suites in the main building with six others in the two annexe areas of the property; it is often rented to large UHNW groups of varying nationalities therefore candidates must be able to speak fluent English and good French, other languages are a plus although not essential.

The successful candidate will carry out a variety of duties to include:

  • Welcoming UHNW guests on arrival

  • On-site concierge services

  • Lead F&B and interior/housekeeping teams

  • Consult with chefs on daily service

  • Communicate guests preferences to chefs and interior teams

  • Prepare rotas for housekeeping and guest services

  • Provide impeccable F&B service

  • Assist where required with general admin duties

This role will begin in early spring and will continue until at least late September, possibly leading into a long term contract for the right candidate. Accommodation can be provided and a good salary is offered with this role. Candidates must have either a current carte de sejour or have EU nationality.

Start date: Spring ‘24

Salary: 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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