Service Vacancies

Driver x 2 ~ Cannes ~ 6th to 19th August

Two professional and experienced drivers who are locally-based in the Cannes area are required to work for a British family who will be vacationing in their Cannes Villa in August. 

One of the drivers will also assist in the grounds of the villa, opening up the pool area in the mornings, moving exterior furniture etc. Working hours to be confirmed but flexibility throughout the day is essential. Both drivers should be able to invoice the client via their own microentreprise for the booking period.

Salary: TBD

Start date: 6th August

Summer Butler ~ Cannes ~ June to Oct

Our client is seeking an experienced young butler to join the interior team in a luxury family villa in Cannes for a 5 month period. The client is looking for a dynamic, energetic and friendly service professional with exceptional skills and a positive, upbeat approach..

Requirements:

  • Several years of 5* service experience

  • Excellent table setting and table service skills

  • Works well in a team

  • Happy to assist colleagues when necessary

  • A conversational level of English and French

  • Lives within easy travelling distance from Cannes

  • Has own transport as evening working hours will be required

This role offers a seasonal CDD French contract; the butler will work 5 days per week/ 8-10 hrs per day. An ability to be flexible and work longer hours if required to do so for any family events or parties. The majority of the duties will be to serve lunch and dinner to the Principal, additionally there will be the usual butler tasks regarding care of silverware etc. There is a good working environment within the property and Property Manager wants to find a good butler who will be a welcome, friendly addition to the established team.

Salary: €3.5k net pm

Start date: June

 

Live-In or Live Out Senior Housekeeper/FOH ~ St Tropez ~ July1st - Aug 31st (poss long term)

Our clients are seeking an experienced FOH/Senior Housekeeper for their new summer property in the St Tropez area, There are two sizeable villas on the estate, one is the Principals villa and the other is a large guest villa with gym etc. This role would suit a pro-active, positive yachting chief steward/ess who is accustomed to the level of interior service and presentation required at this level and who can provide:

     Duties will include

  • Hands-on Housekeeping

  • FOH/F&B guest service

  • Training of seasonal housekeepers

  • Assist with service when required

  • Organise the presentation of the interiors

  • Take advice from the Principals long term Lady’s Maid/Assistant

Requirements

  • Speak fluent English; conversational French would be an advantage but not essential

  • An ability to work in a fast-changing environment

  • Able to service the daily requests of demanding guests

  • Works well under pressure

  • Flexible approach

  • Have minimum at least 3 years experience in a similar role

  • Have a clean driving license and own transport

  • Have excellent letters of reference

  • EU passport holder or current carte de sejour

The Senior Housekeeper will work under a French CDD paid via CESU. 6 days pw /40+ hours pw with paid overtime. Uniforms will be provided for all villa staff and accommodation of own bedroom within the staff apartment located on the property is offered with this role. There will be the possibility of a long term role being offered at this property but only after the summer season is completed and in this situation a lower year round salary will be offered.

Salary: €4k net per month + overtime

Start date: 1st July

Summer Maintenance person x 2 ~ St Tropez ~ 1st July - 31st August

Two experienced workers are required to work at least for July and August in a large luxury property close to St Tropez. The two chosen candidates will work split shifts of 8 hours each per day x 5 days per week – possibly first person working 7am to 3pm and second person working 1pm to 9pm - on the 6th day one person will work 8am to 8pm allowing the other person to have their day off, overtime will be paid.

Duties will include:

  • General maintenance

  • Cleaning of all terraces

  • Cleaning of pool and pool terracing

  • Cleaning of entrance gates and exterior paintwork

  • Tidying of driveways and gravelled areas

  • Constantly ensuring exterior areas are kept clean and tidy

Requirements

  • At least 3 years previous experience in a similar role

  • Fluent English; some spoken French an advantage but not essential

  • Has own transport

  • Live in the St Tropez area

  • Excellent references from previous employers

Accommodation is not offered with this role therefore candidates must live within an easy travelling distance of Ramatuelle. Uniforms will be provided by the employer. CDD contracts and salary paid via CESU. There is the possibility that one of the workers may be offered a long term role at the property at the end of the summer season , if this is the case an annual salary rate will be negotiated.

Salary €2.5k net negotiable + paid overtime

Start date: 1st July

Live-In Server/General Assistant ~ Central Var ~ late June to mid-August

An upbeat, positive person is required to work as a server and general assistant for a vacationing family between June and August. The family’s vacation home is in the central Var region of Provence and on-site accommodation is offered with this role.

Duties will include:

  • Table Service

  • Pool Service

  • Cocktail-making

  • Aitport pick-ups/drop offs

  • Setting out and putting away pool cushions etc morning and evening

  • Shopping for /with chef

  • Errands for family and guests

  • Assist chef if required

  • Assist housekeepers when necessary

Applicants must have a current driving license, speak a good level of English and have excellent table and guest service experience.

Salary: TBD

Start date: 22nd June

 Live-In Villa Steward/ess ~ Fayence ~ Mid-June to 31st August

An experienced person is required to join a small team on interior personnel in this large luxury rural home close to Fayence ( 20 mins from Cannes). Accommodation in either the staff house or in a separate small apartment is offered with this role, the team have worked together for many years and they are warm and welcoming. Previous seasonal staff we have placed have fond memories of their time in this role. 40hrs pw/6 days per week.

Duties will include:

  • General Housekeeping

  • Laundry

  • Informal table service

  • Guest services in all areas

  • Errands

Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of experience in a similar role either on land or sea

  • Fluent English – some French an advantage but not essential

  • Clean driving license

  • Works well in a team

  • Flexible, friendly approach

  • Excellent references

This role offers a French CDD and would possibly suit an ex-yacht steward/ess.

Salary: €750 net pw with accommodation

Start date: Mid June

Chateau Seasonal Staff ~ Barjols area ~ 6 June -17 July

The management of a luxury chateau property located between Barjols and Brignoles is seeking three temporary interior staff for five weeks in summer 2022:

 

  • 1 x Head Housekeeper – excellent prior experience essential, skilled in leading a housekeeping team, prepared to work alongside the other housekeepers and maintain efficiency and control without having a ‘heavy hand’

  • 1 x Laundry Person – excellent prior experience of working with luxury household fabrics and male/female couture wardrobe items

  • 1x Mixologist/Bar Person – excellent prior experience required, accustomed to working to a 5* level with an engaging, upbeat personality and excellent guest relation skills

 

Accommodation and all meals are provided throughout the booking period and the first two weeks of the booking will be spent preparing the ultra-luxe property for the arrival of 36 guests who will be in residence for a three week period. Applicants for these roles must have top level experience and be accustomed to working in an UHNW environment. 6 days per week with longer than usual hours sometimes required. Fluent English and communicative French is required for all above roles along with an adaptable, flexible approach and a good ‘team spirit’ attitude.

Candidates will be required to provide us with excellent letters of reference from previous employers and a recent criminal record check/casier judiciare.

Salary: TBC

Start date 6th June

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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