All 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 Nanny ~ Villefranche sur Mer ~ 14 June to 1st July

A professional nanny who has experience caring for a one-year old child is required to join a European family who are vacationing in a villa in Villefranche sur Mer. The parents will require assistance with their young son from 8am until his bedtime after which evening babysitting will be expected as the adults will eat out in local restaurants most nights, returning around 11pm. 7/7. Accommodation of own room with bathroom is offered and this family would like to find a warm, flexible, fun and patient nanny to help them care for their young son whilst they are taking this family vacation.

Salary: Daily rate TBD

Start date: 14th June

 

Couple for FOH/Housekeeper/Maintenance ~ St Tropez ~ July & Aug (poss. CDI)

Our client is seeking a couple (or two singles) able to offer high standard general exterior maintenance, housekeeping and FOH/guest service skills for at least two months in the summer. The property is extensive and there will be several other staff employed at the property.

The employers require the following:

  • Hands-on Housekeeping

  • Beautiful daily presentation of the home interiors

  • FOH/F&B guest service

  • General maintenance

  • Cleaning of terraces/pool and pool areas

  • Cleaning of entrance gates and exterior paintwork

  • Tidying of driveways and gravelled areas

  • Driving and Errands

Both of the couple must speak a good level of English and both must be able to drive. Excellent letters of reference are required and applicants need to have an EU passport or hold a current French carte de sejour.

Salary: €6.5k net pm for the couple CDD

Start date: 1st July

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

P/T Housekeeper ~ Monaco ~ 11 July to 5 August

An experienced and locally based housekeeper is required to work in a Monaco apartment from 11th July to 5th August. The client can be flexible therefore the housekeeper can work either 4 hrs per day 6 days per week or 8 hours per day for three days per week.

Duties will include:

  • General Cleaning

  • Laundry and Ironing

Candidates must speak English and live within easy travelling distance of Monaco.

Salary: Hourly rate

Start date: 11th July

 

Long-Term Nanny/Family Helper ~ 10 days on/10 days off ~ Monaco

An energetic but calm experienced nanny is required to provide childcare and light housekeeping for a father and his two children (G6/G8) who attend school in Monaco. This role requires some flexibility however in general the nanny will work 10 days on/10 days off as the parents have shared custody of the girls and the nanny will work in the father’s home, alternative nanny care is provided in the mother’s home.

There will be occasions when the busy parents plans change at short notice at which time the nanny will be expected to adapt quickly, be organised, pack bags for the girls to go to their mother’s home etc. and will then take the girls time away with their mother as nanny’s time off.

The daily routine is usually:

  • 7.30 am arrival to prepare breakfast

  • Assist with getting ready for school if necessary

  • Light housekeeping during the morning

  • Prepare lunch for one child

  • Clean up after lunch

  • Working day usually finishes around 2pm

Ideally a candidate who already lives locally is preferred however for the right candidate this client will provide a studio located close to the family home in Monaco. Candidates must speak a good level of English and if British nationals they must already have French residency. The ability to have flexibility and to work within a sometimes fast-changing environment is essential.  The client has expressed a preference for a nanny between 25-35yrs old but will consider all applications.

This is a part-time role paying a full-time salary.

Salary: €3k net pm neg (CDI)

Start date: June

 

Housekeeper/Cook ~ Cannes ~ 15 June to 1st August

An experienced cook/housekeeper is required to clean and cook one meal per day for at least 6 weeks this summer for a couple who have a 160m2 3bed/bath summer apartment in Croix des Gardes in Cannes. Working 7hrs per day 6 days per week.

This client is hoping to find a quiet, discreet and calm individual who is organised and easy to have around.

This client enjoys light, healthy, (butter free/sugar-free) simple meals, lots of salads, grilled fish/meat, light Mediterranean dishes etc.

Duties will include:

  • General Cleaning

  • Laundry and ironing

  • Cooking one meal per day for 2 people

  • Shopping

Candidates must speak fluent English and have their own transport as shopping will be a regular part of the required duties; the villa is approximately 10 minutes drive from the nearest shops therefore it is essential that the cook/housekeeper has own transport.

Salary: TBD

Start date: 15th June ( possibly a few days earlier)

Live-In Housekeeper/Guardian ~ Central Var ~ May to Oct  POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced housekeeper with excellent FOH skills is required to take charge of the general care of a beautiful luxury rental property in the central Var region of Provence. The British family will be in residence for the month of July and there are 3 or 4 rental groups booked into the property between June and end September.

As part of their duties the housekeeper will welcome the rental clients to the property and ensure that they have their housekeeping needs met throughout the booking period therefore applicants must be well-presented, have a positive, up-beat approach and excellent interpersonal skills. During rental periods a local femme de menage is employed on a Saturday to assist with the ‘change-over’ duties.

If the housekeeper is able to provide simple family cooking when requested this would be an advantage though certainly not essential. Candidates must speak fluent English and good French. An beautiful apartment on site is offered as accommodation. Applicants must be able to drive and have their own transport.

Salary: €3k net pr month negotiable

Start date: May ‘22

P/T Gardener ~ Central Var

Our American client is looking for an experienced gardener who is able to provide 2 or 3 days work each week throughout the year, maintaining the large gardens and lawns of this vacation home which is located between Fayence and Bargemon. This role could suit a local microentrepreneur who already has other regular clients in the area.

Salary: TBD

Start date: TBD

Live-In Summer Chef ~ Central Var ~ late June to mid-August

An experienced chef is being sought by our clients to cook for their large family group who will be staying at their vacation home from late June to the middle of August – exact dates to be confirmed. Guest numbers will change throughout the booking period varying between 6 and 14 guests.

The chef will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner 6 days per week. The family usually prefer informal lunches; BBQ’s, salads, grilled meats and fish, pastas, seafood etc with dinners being more formal with canapes and cocktails served before a three or four-course evening meal.

These clients are ‘foodies’ and expect a high level of cuisine from their chef.

Accommodation is provided for the chef in the pool house section of the property and the clients are currently also seeking a person who can provide table, pool and guest service, along with driving, cocktail-making, shopping for the chef,  running general errands and setting up of pool area etc. The client is open to considering a couple for this role if they are able to provide all the aforementioned criteria – alternatively separate accommodation on the property can be provided for the server.

Applicants must speak a good level of English, have a driving license and be able to provide a very high level of cooking and service standards.

Salary: TBD

Start date: 22nd June

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-Out Cook/Housekeeper ~ Monaco ~11 July to 14 Aug POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced cook/housekeeper is required to provide holiday cover Monday to Friday for this client’s regular cook/housekeeper. This client is strictly vegan and there are several vegan cookery books at his home which the cook is able to consult if required.

Duties will include:

 

  • Prepare lunch for one person Monday to Friday

  • Every Friday prepare two lunches for the Principal to have over the weekend. No breakfasts or dinners required.

  • General Cleaning

  • Washing & Ironing

  • Food Shopping/ Errands

 

Applicants must speak a good level of English, be punctual, have a good knowledge of the laundering and care of delicate and expensive fabrics. A good ‘eye for detail is essential with an ability to learn quickly from the permanent housekeeper how this client likes things prepared. A one day ‘handover period’ is envisaged in advance of the booking date so that both housekeepers can meet to discuss the role.

Salary: TBD

Start date: 11th July

 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

Live-Out Seasonal Housekeeper ~ St Tropez ~ Early May to Mid Sept. ON TRIAL

An experienced housekeeper is required to provide daily assistance to the busy housekeeper of a large property in St Tropez. The British family are usually in residence for 8-10 weeks per year, always in the high season months; they are seeking a person who is able to provide both housekeeping and laundry duties. Applicants must be able to work well with any long-term staff who might accompany the family on their summer visits.

Candidate requirements:

  • Lives locally

  • Speaks fluent English and good French

  • Have an excellent record of employment in similar housekeeping roles

  • Can drive and has own transport

Accommodation is not offered with this role therefore candidates must live within easy travelling distance of St Tropez. This role offers a CDD with paid overtime.

Salary: €2.5k net pm neg

Start date: May ‘22

Temp Chef ~ July/Sept/Oct ~ Paris and Riviera

An experienced very high-level chef de cuisine is required to cook for a French family with homes in Paris and on the Riviera coast. The family expect a flawless level of cooking presentation and they enjoy many types of international and well as classical contemporary French cuisine. The chef must be able to invoice these clients for his work, during these high season months they will expect the chef to work breakfast, lunch and dinner 7/7 cooking for two adults, 2 children and 2 nannies; at weekends there may  be lunch or dinner parties for a maximum of 12 guests. After October the client may possibly request some further dates later in the year.

Excellent accommodation for the chef is offered in both Paris and the Cote d’Azur.

Please not that this client will only consider applications from chefs who email us with their requested rate for the role described here and who can give us details of their availability in May to spend a few days on a trial in Paris.

Unless these two criteria are met we are unable to propose candidates for this role

Salary: TBD

Start date:1st July

 

Butler/Cook/ Housekeeper Couple ~ Paris 16eme

An energetic and experienced cook/housekeeper/butler couple are being sought by a busy French family for their home in Paris. The clients current domestic couple are retiring after many years of employment with this family of four, comprising the two parents and two younger children.
Duties will include:
For the butler:

  • Formal and informal service at breakfast, lunch, and dinner

  • Setting of tables

  • Care of silverware, flatware, crystal and pantry

  • Liaising with the kitchen.

  • Welcoming the guests and looking after the guests’ area

  • Light exterior housework; care of pool area, sweeping leaves, cleaning pathways, setting out garden furniture.

  • Some light handyman duties, small repairs in the house.

  • Cleaning and taking care of cars

For the cook/housekeeper:

  • Cooking healthy meals - mainly for 2 children/2 nannies as the client usually employs a private chef

  • Family style cooking, healthy and fresh ingredients. 

  • Grocery shopping.

  • General housekeeping: hoovering, dusting, cleaning, laundry.

  • Ironing table linen.

  • Care of luxury furniture, clothing, and art.

  • General housekeeping

Candidates should have/be:

  • Previous experience working in a similar role 

  • High degree of professionalism

  • Ability to use initiative and work independently

  • Punctual, discreet and reliable

5 days per week with Monday and Tuesday as days off; Weekdays 10am – 2pm & 6pm – 10pm; Sat and Sundays 8.30am-2pm and 6pm-10pm. Accommodation for the couple is a large 2 bedroom (100m²) apartment in central Paris, 5 mins walk from the main property.
Salary: €6k brut pm for the couple (approx. €4750 net pm)
Start date: ASAP

Live-Out Housekeeper/Gouvernante ~ St Tropez

An experienced housekeeper/gouvernante is required to provide the day to day running of a large luxury property close to St Tropez. The American family of parents and 2 teenage children are usually in residence for 8-9 weeks per year, always in the high season months; they are seeking a person who is able to provide the following services:

  • Housekeeping and Laundry

  • Shopping

  • Oversight of local suppliers/contractors

  • Report any issue with the property to the owners and the live-in gardien

  • Recruit and train seasonal housekeeper

  • Provide monthly reports to employer/management

Candidate requirements:

  • Lives locally

  • Able to work autonomously

  • Speaks fluent English and good French

  • Is highly organised

  • Has an excellent record of employment in similar roles

  • Can drive and has own transport

The housekeeper will work alone for the majority of the year, ensuring that the property is clean and well-maintained; in the high season months June/July/August a second housekeeper is employed to assist in looking after the visiting family and their guests, additionally some of the family’s long term staff will accompany them to the St Tropez residence. This role offers a CDI/ 35 hours per week with paid overtime for any extra hours when the family are in residence.

Salary: €3k net neg

Start date: May/June ‘22

Live-In Cook/Housekeeper ~ St Maxime ~ 25th June to 2nd July POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced cook/housekeeper is required to work for one week for a mature and informal British couple at their rental villa in St Maxime. During the vacation period they will be joined by a maximum of 4 guests; this will be a quiet group of older people who all prefer nicely-presented light, healthy meals, salads, grilled meats/fish, Mediterranean cuisines and fresh fruits.

Duties will include:

  • Cooking breakfasts and either lunch or dinner each day

  • Shopping

  • General cleaning and tidying of the villa

  • Making beds/cleaning bathrooms

  • Sweeping the dining terrace

  • Setting and clearing the table

  • Arranging the pool area cushions each morning and evening.

Applicants must be able to drive, have their own transport and speak fluent English; some spoken French would be an advantage but not essential. An independent apartment located on the property is offered as accommodation.

Salary: TBD

Start date: 25th June

Seasonal Housekeeper ~ Cannes - 1st June to 31st August

An experienced housekeeper is required to join a small household team for the summer months in a large luxury villa in Cannes. The British family will be in residence at the property most of the high season months and the housekeeper will assist with:

  • General high standard cleaning and tidying of all rooms

  • Making beds

  • Cleaning bathrooms

  • Laundry and ironing

  • Cleaning of kitchen and chef areas

Working 6 days per week/ 9 hrs per day. Accommodation is not offered with this role therefore candidates should live within easy travelling distance of Super-Cannes and have their own transport as the area does not have a near-by public transport system. It is essential that all applicants speak fluent English, some French and have a flexible and friendly approach.

Salary: TBD

Start date: 1st June

Live-In Villa Gardien ~ Antibes POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced villa gardien is being sought by our British clients whose previous gardien is taking retirement after 13 years in this role. The large luxury property is located in Antibes. The clients have an informal household and their staff stay generally stay with them for many years. These informal clients are seeking a gardien who will  work with a positive, friendly approach, who will work co-operatively with the family and the family’s regular seasonal cook when they are in residence at the property mainly during the high season months. The employers are in residence approximately 4-5 months per year. A regular gardener and housekeeper are contracted to work at the property one day per week. This employer is happy to consider applicants who are retired or semi-retired.

Duties will include:

  • General property maintenance and ensuring everything is in working order in advance of employers arrival

  • Maintenance of general household equipment, garden lights, watering system, garden furniture, car etc

  • General security

  • Clean and sweep terraces

  • Morning/evening set up and putting away of pool cushions etc in summer season

  • Airport pick-up/drop off

  • Minor garden maintenance if needed

  • Watering of a small number of terrace flower pots in high season

  • Source contractors for any required maintenance work

  • Basic supply shopping for first day of owners arrival

Applicants should have/offer:

  • Previous experience working in a similar environment

  • A good level of spoken English and French

  • A good basic knowledge of plumbing/electrics/heating/AC etc

  • A clean driving license

  • Ability to work autonomously

  • Have a friendly and flexible manner

  • Security awareness

  • A mature sense of responsibility

  • Availability to quickly take up a new role

  • Excellent letters of reference from previous employers

Accommodation of a small apartment (approx 30m2) within the grounds is offered with this role and it is essential that candidates are able to live at the property all year round. This client will be holding interviews in Antibes between 12th and 18th April.

Salary €1800 net pm (possibly negotiable) CDI

Start date: May ’22

General Manager ~ Nice UNDER OFFER

Our clients are seeking a self-motivated and results-driven General Manager to direct, manage, expand and develop the services and activities of a collection of 10 sea-front luxury apartment. The properties will be available to reserve, short and long term and will offer guests a combination of home comfort and hotel-type services tailored to the clients preferences and supported by a centralized team.

The General Manager should be resourceful hospitality professional with excellent operational and management knowledge. Candidates should be highly organized and service-oriented and in addition to having excellent communication, team-management and leadership skills, the ability to problem-solve and react decisively is essential

 

  Duties will include:

  • Develop and implement the company’s strategic  goals

  • Develop and achieve the annual Operating Budget, Marketing & Sales Plan and Capital Budget

  • Create and implement policies and procedures, operating controls and administrative processes

  • Manage day-to-day operation of the company, focusing on effectiveness, efficiency and economy

  • Recruit, train and lead a team of key employees; set deliverables and track performance

  • Create, implement and ensure full compliance to the company’s service standards

  • Create an end-to-end guest experience plan

  • Conceptualize and realize the Food & Beverage element of the business

  • Research and identifying business opportunities to increase revenue and growth

  • Track and report on company performance and devise solutions and improvements

  • Identify and ensure compliance with all regulatory and legal requirements

  • Work closely with and report to the company’s group ownership, communicating in a timely and  

effective manner

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience  in tourism or hospitality in a 

  • Proven track record of increasing growth and profitability

  • Proven leadership expertise with effective team building and conflict resolution skills

  • Experience working closely with all business functions (e.g. Marketing, Operations, Sales, Technology, Finance)

  • Fully bilingual in English and  French (written and spoken)

  • Professional qualification  in estate management or hospitality is preferred

 

Accommodation is not offered with this role therefore finding a candidate who is already locally-based is preferable, however for the right candidate the client can consider an accommodation arrangement - solely for the first 6 months of this role.

Salary: TBD (guideline €4k npm)

Start date: ASAP

Seasonal Housekeeper ~ Tuscany/Italy ~ May/June to end Aug POSITION NOW FILLED

A very experienced, dynamic and energetic housekeeper is required to work from either May or June through to the end of August in our Monaco-based client’s large summer residence in Tuscany. Main duties will be cleaning, tidying and laundry; candidates must be fit and active as the property is on three floors and the housekeepers employed at the property will be moving from floor to floor several times each day carrying laundry and cleaning products etc.

The client would like to find a housekeeper who can work autonomously and be proactive on a daily basis, able to be instructed once on what is expected and then be able to provide the requested services.  Candidates must be able to work well within a small team. If possible the client prefers to find a housekeeper who is able to legally invoice her for their work.

Accommodation of own bedroom and bathroom is available in staff quarters at the property.

Salary €3k net pm negotiable

Start date: May or June

Live-In Summer Chef ~ St Tropez ~ 1st-31st August POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced chef is required to cook for a family of 5 - plus occasional guests - in this clients vacation villa in St Tropez. The family enjoy a wide variety of international cuisines with the focus on lunches and dinners; for breakfasts they may request some special breads to be prepared for them in advance and will help themselves to breakfast in the mornings whilst the chef is out shopping. The chef will then prepare lunch and dinner for the family and their occasional guests; they rarely eat out in restaurants in August. It is extremely important for this client to find a chef who will fit well with his family, a chef who has a warm, relaxed personality and is very ‘child and family-friendly’. The children are 7/11/13 yrs old.

This family prefer the chef to work 7/7 however if the chef wants to take a day off it is possible to prepare some meals in advance and leave for the family to deal with themselves.

Accommodation is provided in an air-conditioned guest house on the property, however there will be approximately 10 days within the month when the guest house will be used by family and the chef will move to an air-conditioned ensuite bedroom located in the pool-house complex.

The chef must speak a good level of English, be a driver and have either an EU passport or a French carte de sejour allowing employment in France. The chef should be able to legally invoice this client for the booking period via their own microenterprise or similar system. This client has booked the same chef for several years, he is no longer available for this booking but we can request that he has a chat with the new chef in advance of the booking date to discuss the clients preferences if this would be of assistance.

Salary: €400 gross/brut per day

Start date 1st August

Resident Couple ~ Opio  ON HOLD UNTIL AUG '22

A very experienced domestic couple is required to handle the day-to-day running, maintenance and upkeep of a large luxury villa located close to Opio. The busy international owners are generally in residence for 12-14 weeks per year, mainly in the high season months at which time a 7* level of service is required; a seasonal chef and  additional service and housekeeping staff will be employed in the summer months however for the rest of the year the resident couple will be expected to clean and maintain the property; a gardening company visits several times per week. Applicants must have extensive experience of running this type of high level, high service property with a strong record of providing discreet and seamless guest services.

Interior duties will include:

  • 5* Housekeeping and laundry

  • Light, healthy cooking in absence of chef

  • Prepare breakfast when required

  • Inventory and stock control

  • Occasional table service

  • Laying of tables

  • Flower arranging

  • Overseeing seasonal teams

  • Liaising with suppliers and contractors

Exterior duties will include:

  • Backing up contracted gardening company

  • Mowing and general garden maintenance

  • General handyman and minor maintenance

  • Appliance and vehicle maintenance

  • Pool maintenance

  • Setting out and closing up of pool areas morning and evening

  • Troubleshooting

  • Preparing monthly reports for local property manager

  • Liaising with contractors and suppliers

  • Driving

  • Shopping and errands

A generously sized one bedroom apartment located on the property is offered as accommodation with this role. Candidates must be able to speak fluent English and conversational French, have excellent letters of reference and have either EU nationality or valid documentation allowing employment in France.

Salary: TBD

Start date: Flexible

Live-In Summer Chef ~ Vaucluse ~ May to early October  POSITION NOW FILLED

A highly experienced and adaptable chef is required to work in a beautiful rural summer rental property in the Vaucluse. This property accepts only very high level rental clients who are accustomed to 7* service.  The chef will work in tandem with this client’s regular American chef who usually arrives in May and leaves mid-August at which time the European summer chef will continue to finish the final seasonal bookings – with the help of a kitchen assistant if required.

The property is fully staffed throughout the summer season and all assist each other where ever possible to ensure the property runs smoothly. Independent accommodation is provided nearby.

Salary: TBD

Start date: TBC

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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