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Full-Time Permanent Housekeeper ~ Mougins

An English-speaking professional housekeeper is being sought by this British client. The contract will be a 35 hr per week CDI however the housekeeper will be required to have a flexible approach as the employer would like fewer than 35 hrs per week in quieter, winter months and those hours not worked will be worked in the summer season - to the level of the legal weekly and annual maximum hours(ie:1609 hrs per year). This client requires a polished and professional housekeeper who is meticulous, has an eye for detail, is not frightened of larger family dogs and is very security aware. The property is within walking distance of public transport therefore it is not mandatory for applicants to have their own transport however it would be preferable.

Salary: €2k npm

Start date: ASAP

 

Permanent P/T Housekeeper ~ Mondays & Thursdays ~ Valbonne

An experienced housekeeper/femme de menage is required for a part time role in a large luxury villa in Valbonne. The employer would like someone thorough and professional who is able to provide general housekeeping services twice per week from 9am and 1pm on Mondays and Thursdays throughout the year. The property is within walking distance of public transport therefore it is not mandatory for applicants to have their own transport however it would be preferable. Applicants should be able to speak conversational English.

Salary: Hourly rate (CDI)

Start date: ASAP

Domestic Couple ~ St Paul de Vence/Courchevel

An experienced and multi-skilled couple are required to work for this British client at their homes in St Paul de Vence and their chalet in Courchevel. Candidates must speak fluent English and at least one should be able to speak some French. A locally-based villa manager is also employed and will be at the property one or two days per week.

This client requires one of the couple to be able to be a very good family cook, they are not concerned if this is the male or the female of the couple. The couple however must work well as a team with each assisting the other in their daily tasks, this will include the male assisting with housekeeping duties when necessary. Both must be well-organised, able to work autonomously, have previous experience working in a similar property and understand the need to be flexible in the high season months.

Duties will include:

Cook/Housekeeper:

  • Provide breakfast, lunch and dinner to a high standard.

  • Create and plan menus with the fresh, local produce

  • Provisioning for villa & managing all stock levels.

  • Pre-arrival checks with guests to find out about any restaurant bookings, dietary requirements and menu options.

  • Strictly maintain all food, health and hygiene kitchen and villa standards on a daily basis.

  • Sole responsibility for keeping villa kitchen clean and tidy at all times.

  • Assist partner in other areas (cleaning, laundry, serving, turn downs)

 

Housekeeper/Maintenance/Driver:

 

  • Together with Cook/Housekeeper, oversee and assist with the overall cleanliness of the Villa.

  • Be proactive to ensure the Villa, swimming pool, tennis court and gardens remain in excellent condition, sweeping and cleaning of outside terraces and furniture, managing and overseeing trades persons/gardeners.

  • Maintain all accounts and submit to office.

  • Help set and clear tables, serving food and drinks when required.

  • All driving duties as required.

  • Open and close down villa

  • Carrying out winter maintenance as required.

  • Pet care – walking and feeding

 

At least one of the couple should have an EU driving license or able to convert their British license when necessary. This client is offering a 6 month CDD for the summer season and if the summer season is completed successfully this will be converted to a CDI by the end of the year.

All applicants must be EU nationals or have valid French work permits/cartes de sejours.

Unfortunately this client cannot consider candidates with children or pets.

Salary: €5k npm neg

Start date: Mid May to early June

Live-In or Live Out Executive Housekeeper ~ Paris

An experienced English/French-speaking Executive Housekeeper is required to take over the running of a large residence in central Paris. This role offers accommodation comprising of own room and meals within the staff quarters of the property. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Complete oversight of the property including housekeeping department

  • Managing vendors

  • Keeping up to date schedules of maintenance

  • Purchasing/stock control

  • Managing a small staff of maids/cleaners, gardeners and other maintenance personnel

  • Maintaining clear communication with the Director’s office at all time.

Candidates must be eligible to work in France and the successful applicant will travel to New York for specialist training to learn Principal’s preferences, special details and logistics of the position. This is ideally a live-in position that will require a flexible approach and availability during the times that the Principal and family are in residence. 

Previous experience in the private service industry is preferred however consideration can be given candidates who have had an extensive career in the hotel/hospitality industry.

Salary: TBD (CDI)

Start date: ASAP

Live-in Summer (Nutrition) Chef ~ mid-June to end August ~ St Tropez

An experienced chef who has excellent experience in preparing ultra-healthy cuisine for a family of four and their occasional guests, is required to cook 6 days per week, breakfast, lunch, supper from mid-June to end August. The family often eat lunch out during the week and the lunches eaten at the villa are always very light.

Fresh juices, smoothies, salads, gluten alternatives and mainly butter-free, will be required for the majority of meals – however the father in the family also loves to occasionally indulge in classical and contemporary French gastronomy. The summer chef last season was previously a sous chef in a Michelin-starred restaurant and although this level of cuisine is not required on a daily basis, applicants must be able to cook to a very high level if requested.

The focus for the family this summer is healthy, fresh and balanced, the chef must be able to make ’gluten-alternative’ breads, exciting salads, light fresh desserts etc therefore the chef must have excellent knowledge of nutrition along with solid experience cooking modern, gastronomical cuisines.

Accommodation is provided in a shared staff apartment incorporated into the main house. Candidates must speak fluent English, some basic French and be able to drive.

Salary: €5k pm

Start date: Mid-June (TBC)

Permanent Personal Chef ~ Ibiza & Switzerland

This client is seeking a talented chef who has exceptional knowledge of nutrition, healthy eating and special dietary needs and is able to provide well-balanced meals for this busy couple and their young child. The client’s main home is just outside Zurich in Switzerland with a second home on the island of Ibiza therefore the chef will work between the two locations on a regular basis; there may also be some additional international travel. This young family are looking for a personable chef who has a hands-on approach, a cheerful character and good communication skills, someone able to deal with last minute changes calmly and efficiently and who will exhibit exceptional attention to detail and time management.

Duties:

  • Responsible for the daily operations and running of the kitchen

  • Cooking high quality, nutritious meals for the principals, their family, guests and household staff.

  • Prepare food (in advance) for when the family travel by private jet

  • Adhering to all dietary requirements and assisting with supplement routine

  • Shopping for and ordering food in a timely, cost effective and efficient manner 

  • Maintaining exceptional hygiene and cleanliness standards in kitchens

  • Responsible for ordering cleaning products and additionally kitchen stock

  • Working with the house management to ensure the house schedule is clear

  • Overseeing and engaging in the general upkeep of the kitchen, ensuring maintenance jobs are logged, and overseeing kitchen contractors when necessary 

  • Cooking for private dinner parties for up to 30 guests

  • Work with the Principals and their admin team to plan menus  

  • Carry out other duties as requested by the Principal or senior staff

  • Work with the Private Office where applicable to discuss arrangements relating to the kitchen, the household and family  

  • Prepare meals for the on-duty staff. 

These clients enjoy healthy, nutritious dishes that taste great and look stunning, they also have an interest in vegetarian cuisine along with a range of different cuisines, including: Italian, French, Mediterranean, Indian, Pacific Rim through to fusion, plating with flair and imagination. 

This busy family wish to maintain a positive lifestyle where nutrition and general holistic wellness is always considered. Generally working 5-days per week, the chef will need to be flexible about working hours and be able to work occasional weekends, bank holidays and holiday periods. Candidates must speak good English and a conversational level of either French, German or Spanish, must also have a current driving license and have a European passport.

Excellent accommodation is offered with this position

Salary: €7k net per month neg

Start date: TBD

Domestic Couple ~ Upper Var

An experienced domestic couple are required to work in a large contemporary country home in the Var region, north of Barjols. The employer and small family are in residence only 12-16 weeks per year which includes 6-8 weeks in the summer months, school holidays – excluding the Easter weekends - and are always in residence at Christmas and New Year. Working hours 6-8 hours per day – 5 days per week when employers not in residence, longer hours and days required when employers are in residence with any overtime worked given as time off when outside of employers visits.

It is essential in this role that along with general maintenance, the male is also able to assist with housekeeping and is able to serve at table when the clients are in residence ~ or is willing to learn the simple table service required by the family.

During the summer season two part-time housekeepers are also employed to assist in the general cleaning of the property.

The female of the couple will provide the usual housekeeping services as well as being a good cook. She should be able to easily prepare simple French cuisine, a chocolate mousse, a ‘pot au feu’ etc. The client is willing to teach the recipes that she likes however the cook should already have good culinary skills and a knowledge of traditional French cuisine/food preparation. Both of the couple should be able to drive and it is essential that both speak French, the male to fluency, able to discuss any maintenance issues etc in French with local contractors and suppliers.

Duties

Female:

Housekeeping

Laundry

Cooking (usually only for 3/4 but in summer can occasionally be up to 8/10 guests)

Shopping

Driving

Table setting and service

Errands

Conversational French

Dog Care

Male:

Light gardening (team of gardeners employed)

Property Maintenance

Driving

Housekeeping

Table setting and service

Fluent French

Dog care

It is vital that the couple are animal lovers as the employer’s 4yr old rescue dog is a year-round resident. On occasions when the couple are taking holiday leave, a dog sitter will be found however it is expected that the couple keeps the dog with them as a daily companion. She is very affectionate and loves cuddles and treats.

Applicants should be fit, active, energetic and enjoy a truly rural way of life as this property is located in the hills of the upper Var region. A separate 150m2 villa is offered to the couple as accommodation with this role and there is a second swimming pool away from the main house which is available for use by the employer’s young child, her nanny and the domestic couple. The successful candidates will initially complete a 5 day trial at the property before a longer term contract will be offered.

Salary: €4.5kneg

Start date: ASAP

Housekeeper ~ April to end Sept ~ Cannes POSITION NOW FILLED

Our client is seeking an experienced villa housekeeper to join a small interior team in the property in Super Cannes. Candidates must have good knowledge of high level cleaning and the use of correct household products, linen care and the cleaning and care of personal wardrobe items. The housekeeper will work on a rota of 8 hrs per day 6 days per week with another housekeeper who is already employed at the property. Applicants should live within easy travelling distance of Super Cannes and be prepared to work some weeks on the later shift and the other weeks on the earlier shift.

Salary: €2.5knpm + overtime (CDD)

Start date: ASAP

 

Part Time Nanny ~ 12th to 24th July ~ Antibes

An experience child carer is required five or six afternoons per week to assist a family of five who are vacationing in Antibes for two weeks. The nanny should be energetic, warm, spontaneous and fun and the main duties will be caring for the family’s 7yr old daughter between 1pm and 6pm while the other children are at day camps/activities. Applicants should be able to drive, be a strong swimmer and speak fluent English – if they are also able to speak Spanish that would be an advantage but not essential. Accommodation is not offered with this role therefore applicants must leave close to Antibes. A recent casier judiciaire/criminal records check and excellent references are essential.

Salary: Hourly rate

Start date: 12th July

Summer Couple ~ St Tropez     POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced seasonal housekeeper/houseman couple are required to work from mid-June until mid-September in a 6 bedroom villa in St Tropez. The British family and their guests are in residence for several weeks over the summer at which time the couple will be extremely busy, generally working 6 days per week with some flexibility if 7/7 is required, the couple will be able to take the extra time worked, as time off during periods when the villa is not occupied.
Duties will include:

  • Formal housekeeping, to a high standard

  • Laundry, ironing and fine fabric care

  • Unpacking and packing of the suitcases

  • General cleaning and daily organisation of the property

  • Driving duties, local and airport runs

  • Local errands

  • Household services when required

  • Greet and take of the family and guests  - Formal and informal

  • Formal and informal service

  • Support the chef

  • Assist the gardeners with the cleaning of the pool and surrounding areas

Accommodation is offered onsite with this role and it is essential that the couple speak fluent English and that both drive; some working knowledge of French would be an advantage. This client is offering a British contract - which, despite Brexit, is still legally viable this summer therefore applicants must be happy to be contracted for this period on a UK contract.
Salary: TBD
Start date: Mid-June

 Elderly Carer/Assistant x 2 ~ One month on/One month off ~ Monaco  POSITIONS NOW FILLED

Two experienced and qualified bilingual carers are required for an elderly British lady living full time in Monaco. The client does not have any major health or mobility issues however does require assistance to monitor medications and provide general care. The household comprises a team of three housekeepers, the property manager plus a chef; the staff are presently working on rotation in a ‘bubble’. The client requires the carers to also ‘bubble’ for one month at a time during the Covid crisis and work rotationally with the other carer. Accommodation is provided at the large property close to the port in Monaco. Applicants must speak English to a mother tongue level and also speak communicative French, live within easy travelling distance of Monaco and have French residency.

Salary: TBD

Start date: TBD

 P/T Admin Person ~ Chateauneuf de Grasse  POSITION NOW FILLED

Our client is looking for an experienced admin person to work two days per week, carrying out basic administrative duties along with making calls to source construction and interiors items etc for a busy British businessman. Ideally the person will work one day from the clients home office and the second day working from their own home. Fluent written and spoken French and English are essential. Candidates will preferably be able to invoice this client for their work.

Start date: ASAP

Salary: TBD

Full-time Housekeeper ~ Monaco  POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced housekeeper who is accustomed to working within a small household team is required for a full-time, permanent role in a private household in Monaco working for a British couple. 40 hours/5 days per week. There is a second housekeeper already employed and working times will be on a rota basis with the two housekeepers splitting the work into shifts covering 7.30 am to 6.30pm.

There are two chefs also employed at the property and in general they also provide informal table service for the two Principals however it is expected that at certain times the housekeeper is willing to assist with informal table service, setting, clearing etc.
This role could suit someone who has previously worked on yachts and now lives ashore and for this client the most important thing is that the new housekeeper joining the team is warm, friendly and works well with colleagues.
Candidates must speak fluent English and preferably have some knowledge of the British culture. There is parking space available at the property for a housekeeper who prefers to drive to work.
Due to Covid and the employers age, at present the household staff are working in two teams, each team living ‘on site’ in a ‘bubble’ for three weeks on and then three weeks off. This may be a necessary criteria with the new housekeeper at least until the employers have both received their vaccinations.
For any British candidates applying, (unless they actually live in Monaco itself), they must be able to prove their residency in France prior to 1st Jan 2021 and be at least in the process of acquiring the mandatory carte des sejour.

Salary: €2.3knpm (CDI)
Start date: Mid-April

Butler/Stewardess X 2 ~ Cannes POSITIONS NOW FILLED

Our client is seeking a female butler to join the interior team in a luxury family villa in Cannes; for cultural reasons only female candidates can be considered for this role. The client is looking for a dynamic, energetic and friendly service professional with exceptional skills and a positive, upbeat approach..

Requirements:

  • Several seasons experience on super-yachts

  • Excellent table setting and table service skills

  • Works well in a team

  • Happy to assist colleagues when necessary

  • Fluent English

  • Fluent French

  • Lives within easy travelling distance from Cannes

  • Has own transport as evening working hours will be required

This role offers a full-time 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 female butler who will be a welcome, friendly addition to the established team.

Salary: TBD

Start date: TBD

Domestic Couple - St Paul de Vence POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced couple is required to work in a luxury family and rental property close to St Paul de Vence. The villa will be used by the family quite frequently at weekends throughout the year and in high season the property will be rented to vacationing clients, at which time the couple will be expected to look after the villa rental clients in the same way as they care for the family.

Candidates must be able to provide the following services:

  • Good family cook able to prepare international cuisine to a good level ( male or female)

  • Excellent housekeeping/laundry etc

  • Shopping

  • Assist garden team when required

  • Good all-round handyman

  • Pool Care

  • Daily setting up/clearing away of pool area in high season

  • Driver (occasional)

  • Excellent ‘Front of House’ skills

  • Flexible approach

  • Able to work autonomously

  • Fluent English and conversational French

  • Liaise with local contractors and suppliers

A handyman is also employed at the villa as the property is extensive and must be maintained to a high level. Please note that this position will not suit a couple where the male is a professional chef unless he has solid prior professional experience in a similar couple position working a large proportion of the time on the exterior of the property as handyman/gardener. At least one of the couple must have a driving license. Independent accommodation is offered with this role – unfortunately couples with dependent children or pets cannot be considered.

Salary: TBD( guideline €4knpm)

Start date: March/April

Handyman ~ La Colle sur Loup ~ Long Term

Our client is seeking an experienced ‘live-out’ handyman to join an established team of gardening and interior staff who are already employed at this property. The handyman must be able to offer excellent electrical, plumbing, masonry/DIY skills and garden maintenance skills. A knowledge of pool care would also be appreciated though not essential. 39hrs per week/CDI.  Applicants must have a valid driving license and speak a good level of French and English. This role does not offer accommodation therefore candidates must live within an easy travelling distance of La Colle sur Loup.

Salary: €2knpm neg

Start date: ASAP

Permanent Part-Time Housekeeper ~  Live-in or Live out ~ Cannes area  POSITION NOW FILLED

A very experienced part-time housekeeper is required to work 8 hrs per day 3 days per week (M/W/F) in a large luxury property close to Cannes. This role can also offer excellent accommodation on the property grounds and the clients will consider employing a housekeeper who lives with a partner who is employed elsewhere. The British owners are in residence for several months during the high season and also visit occasionally outside of the summer months. This role could suit applicants who have previous yachting experience providing the high standards of housekeeping that are customary on yachts. Candidates should have a meticulous eye for details and be able to present a home beautifully.

The main  duties will be weekly general housekeeping, along with occasional informal table service, shopping and running errands when the Principals are in residence. Applicants must speak fluent English, reasonable French and it is essential that candidates have a driving license and their own transport and have correct working visas allowing employment in France. This role offers a CDI ( long term French contract).

Salary: TBD

Start date: Immediate

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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