All Vacancies 

Junior Domestic Couple ~ Yorkshire/UK

An experienced domestic junior couple is required to work full-time for a family of two who have a large luxury estate in Yorkshire. They will work under the direction of the senior domestic couple already employed at the property. Duties will include:

Housekeeping

Laundry

Occasional Cooking

Painting and Decorating

Some knowledge of Carpentry, Construction or Mechanics (preferred but not essential)

General Maintenance of household and outbuildings

Oversee external contractors when necessary.

Prior experience working together as a long-term couple in a similar role as well as fluent spoken English are essential. A furnished 3 bedroom house in a nearby village is offered as accommodation for the couple. Working 6 days per week/8 hrs per day. 30 days annual holiday per year. Each of the couple must have excellent letters of reference and at least one must have a current driving license.

Salary: TBD

Start date: Feb 2020

Domestic Couple ~ Grasse

An experienced domestic couple is required to look after a luxury property located close to Grasse. The couple should both speak fluent English and one should preferably be able to speak conversational French. The British employer visits the property for 4-6 months each year and would like to employ a full-time resident couple who can provide the following services:

Housekeeping

Family Cooking

Informal Table Service

Garden Maintenance

House Maintenance

Driving/Airport runs

Shopping/Errands

Newly-renovated independent accommodation is offered with this position. Unfortunately this client cannot consider couples who have dependent children or a family pet.

Salary: TBD

Start date: TBD

Domestic Couple                  Chateau 1 hour from Paris          

A domestic couple with a youthful energy and approach, who would enjoy working in a very rural environment and can work autonomously is required to look after a beautiful chateau located south of Paris. The Principal often visits the property alone or with his wife for weekends etc outside of the very busy autumn and winter hunting season. During the hunting season there are frequent events and receptions with lots of guests, at which time extra staff, housekeepers, chefs etc are brought in to share the workload.

Both of the couple should have excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills, be flexible about working weekends when the Principal is in residence and both must be able to drive.

Other exterior workers are employed and the male of the couple will not only work autonomously but should also be happy to work within a team when required to deal with external maintenance and gardening issues. Candidates must speak fluent English, conversational French would be a considerable advantage - it is imperative that the couple are happy to live a rural lifestyle as the chateau is located deep in the countryside. Couples who have previous experience working in a similar rural setting will be given very serious consideration.

Duties Male

  • Exterior/Garden Maintenance

  • Maintaining garden furniture and terrace

  • Looking after the gardening machines (mowers, tractors etc), keeping them clean and arranging maintenance etc.

  • Handyman duties - Carrying out all necessary minor repairs and maintenance works of the property inside and out, as well as good running of small equipment (kitchen supplies, TVs...)

  • Reporting technical problems or dysfunction related to the property

  • Monitoring the work of contractors for those maintenance jobs not within his/her competence

  • Dealing with suppliers, subcontractors, bills and invoices

  • Ensuring the safety of the estate - being present in the estate, surveillance of the property, closing doors and gates, control of the alarm system.

  • Perform chauffeur duties - Pick-ups / drop offs from / to CDG and other local airports when required

  • Looking after the cars – keeping them clean and maintained etc...

  • Daily cleaning and deep cleaning of the residence; dusting, vacuuming, washing of floors and windows, bathrooms, kitchens, furniture care, carpet and rugs cleaning...

  • Responsible for the owners’ wardrobes and laundry, washing, ironing, packing and unpacking when the Principals’ are in residence, taking care of dry cleaning.

  • Laundry, ironing of linens; towels, table linen etc. (bed linen is outsourced) making beds and changing bed linen

  • Shopping for groceries and small household items

  • Cooking and table service when the owners are in residence

  • Taking care of two well-behaved dogs (feeding, taking them for a walk and to the vet if necessary).

During Events, Receptions etc

  • Assisting the family and others in the working team in the organization of the event

  • Greeting guests, sharing the responsibilities with the other working team and helping the Chef if necessary

  • Managing the temporary staff members and supervising extra cleaning duties (Guests bedrooms & bathrooms, Salle de Chasse, Dining room…) during the event

  • Purchasing of flowers and preparing floral arrangements

  • Pickup of guests from train station or airports

A furnished apartment is offered as accommodation. Couples without children or pets are preferable however the Principal will consider all applications.

Salary: TBD (guideline €4k net pm)

Start date: ASAP

Private Chef ~ Antibes ~ Long Term INTERVIEWING EARLY JANUARY

An experienced personal chef is required to take up a permanent position in a luxury property on Cap d’Antibes working alongside an established interior household team. The chef will be required to provide international cuisine at the highest level and must have extensive experience working previously in private service. 39 hrs per week. This position does not offer accommodation therefore candidates must live locally, speak English and French, have a driving license and their own transport as working hours may be required in the evenings and the area is not served by night public transport.

Salary €4.3k net pm with a 13th month salary

Start date: 2nd January is possible

 

Waiter/Maitre d’Hotel x 2 ~ Antibes ~ Long Term

Two experienced  service personnel/maitre d’hotel are required to take up permanent positions in a luxury property on Cap d’Antibes working with an established interior household team. 39 hrs per week. This position does not offer accommodation therefore candidates must live locally, speak English and French, have a driving license and their own transport as working hours may be required in the evenings and the area is not served by night public transport.

Salary €2.3k net pm with a 13th month salary

Start date: 2nd January is possible

Domestic Couple ~ St Paul de Vence

An experienced domestic couple who have lengthy previous experience working as a domestic couple is required for a luxury property in Vence. This client and family are in residence 3-4 months each year split between weekends throughout the year and school vacation times.

Duties will include:

·         Housekeeping

·         Cooking

·         Garden Maintenance

·         Pool Maintenance

·         Driving

·         Car Maintenance

The male of the couple must have a clean driving license, one of the couple must speak good French and both should speak fluent English. A small one bedroom apartment is offered as accommodation. Unfortunately couples with children or pets cannot be considered.

Salary: €4k net pm
Start date: ASAP

Domestic Couple ~ St Tropez  

An experienced couple are required to work in a luxury villa in St Tropez. This is a long-term position. The family use the property as a vacation home and would like to employ a couple who speak fluent English, preferably some Tagalog and at least one of the couple should speak communicative French.

Duties will include:

Excellent Housekeeping/Laundry

Family Cooking

Assist Gardener

Handyman

Pool Care

Driving

Accommodation for the couple is own bedroom and bathroom in a staff house sharing the kitchen and sitting room with the Italian gardener. Preferably both of the couple should be able to drive although this is not essential..

Salary: €4k net pm (CDI)

Start date: ASAP

Part-Time Gardener/Handyman ~ Mougins

Our client in Mougins is seeking a self-employed gardener/handyman who can work at the property 4 or 5 mornings per week in the summer ( or 2.5 full days) and 3 mornings per week in the winter months. The main duties will be gardening however some simple maintenance jobs will also be requested. Applicants should preferably have their own microenterprise and able to invoice the client for their part-time work.

Salary: TBD

Start date: TBD

Head Chef ~ Avignon ~ 23rd August to 30th Sept 2020  POSITION NOW FILLED

A very experienced head chef who is accustomed to working in a private service environment is required for a fully-booked, very high-level rental property and private home in the Avignon area. The chef will replace the resident American chef from 23rd August to 30th Sept 2020 and will have a brigade of 3 or 4 trained USA interns who will be working at the property during the summer months. The rental guests are UHNW multi-nationals therefore the head chef must be able to offer an extensive range of international cuisines and be accustomed to catering for special dietary requirements, gluten-free/lactose-free/vegan/vegetarian etc.

The property is maintained to the standard of a 5* boutique hotel with very high-profile guests therefore staff discretion is essential.

The chef also needs to have a warm, engaging personality as this property has a very open kitchen and regular guests are accustomed to coming in and out to “see what’s cooking”, ask questions and watch the chefs at work, therefore the head chef must enjoy interacting with guests within his working environment - whilst still maintaining a professional relationship.

Applicants must speak fluent English and conversational French, must be able to drive and preferably be living on or close to the Cote d’Azur. They should also be able to invoice this client via their own ‘micro’ or company as a CDD is not offered with this position. Accommodation is provided if required.

Salary: TBD

Start date: 23rd August 2020

 Live-in House Manager/Cook ~ Salon de Provence  POSITION NOW FILLED

Our client is seeking an experienced House Manager/Cook who can efficiently oversee the day-to day running operations of the home and cook for a small number of guests. The property is located close to Salon de Provence and the Principal is in residence approximately 4.5 months each year, often outside of the high season months. This is a semi-formal household maintaining very high standards. 

Applicants should have good managerial, organisational and interpersonal skills and be an excellent cook. They should enjoy maintaining and developing household manuals and checklists that will support a well-organized home. The position requires a high energy individual with an excellent work ethic who takes pride in their work.

 Duties:

  • Hire, train and supervise housekeeping staff

  • Work with other staff and services to maintain household and property standards

  • Cooking family-style meals for up to six people

  • Be comfortable kitchen-assisting the Principal who loves to cook

  • For any larger parties - supervise caterers and service team

  • Manage all food provisioning with an emphasis on seasonal and local products

  • Manage and a wine cellar

  • Manage household inventories

  • Update all household manuals as required

  • Screen/oversee contractors and low-season projects

  • Oversee household security and ensure that protocols are maintained by staff

  • Manage all maintenance systems

  • Occasional driving

Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years previous experience working in a semi-formal or formal residence in a similar role

  • Fluent in both French and English

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Energetic problem solving with the ability to take the initiative

  • Polished and professional, a quiet presence in the household

  • Valid driver’s license

CDI contract  - 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday when Principal is not in residence with flexibility on working hours/overtime dependent on the Principal’s visits and schedule. A newly renovated large studio apartment on the property is offered as accommodation.

Salary: TBD

Start date: TBD

Live-in Housekeeper ~ Close to St Remy de Provence  POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced housekeeper is required to work in the household of an American client with a luxury 450m2 home soon to finish its renovation and located close to St Remy de Provence. At present the client has a rental property in the same area; a House Manage/Chef/Concierge is already employed at the property and the client now requires an excellent professional housekeeper who speaks fluent English and conversational French and can provide the following services:

 

High standard cleaning of all areas

General laundry – bed linens are sent out to a local linen service

Assist the Chef or Principal in the kitchen

Prepare a basic continental breakfast

Knowledge of simple family cooking is preferred to ‘back up’ Chef/Principal if necessary

Stock Control/Inventory of household products

Greet guests and visitors on arrival/answer door

Driving

Running general errands

Wardrobe Care/Management ( not essential but preferred)

Fluent English and conversational French

 

The housekeeper must have an excellent ‘eye for detail’, able to ensure that the home is kept ‘visit ready’ and to a 5* level. Applicants should be able to work autonomously as the Principal is only in residence 4.5 months per year approx. When not in residence working hours will be 35hrs/5 days per week, when in residence the Principal will usually require 6 days per week with an overtime rate/arrangement to be discussed at interview. A new studio or one bedroom apartment will be offered as accommodation.

Salary: €2.5k net per month neg

Start date: To be decided

Handyman/Driver/Housekeeper/ ~ St Tropez   POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced handyman/driver who is also able to provide some general housekeeping duties is required to work in a luxury villa in St Tropez. This is a long-term position. The Russian family use the property as a vacation home and would like to employ a handyman who speaks fluent English and communicative French.

Duties will include:

Handyman

Light Housekeeping

Assist Gardener

Pool Care

Driving

Accommodation offered is own bedroom and bathroom in a staff house sharing the kitchen and sitting room with the resident gardener.

Salary: TBD (CDI)

Start date: ASAP

Domestic Couple ~ St Tropez  POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced couple are required to work in a luxury villa in St Tropez. This is a long-term position. The family use the property as a vacation home and would like to employ a couple who speak fluent English, preferably some Tagalog and at least one of the couple should speak communicative French.

Duties will include:

Excellent Housekeeping/Laundry

Family Cooking

Assist Gardener

Handyman

Pool Care

Driving

Accommodation for the couple is own bedroom and bathroom in a staff house sharing the kitchen and sitting room with the Italian gardener. Preferably both of the couple should be able to drive although this is not essential..

Salary: €4k net pm (CDI)

Start date: ASAP

House Manager or Management Couple ~ Avignon/Vaucluse  POSITION NOW FILLED

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.

Salary: TBD

Start date: Flexible

Pastry Chef ~ Chateau/Var ~ 9th to 22nd December  POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced pastry chef who speaks English and preferably some French is required to help cater for a two week 'launch party' of 16 to 20 mainly American guests which is taking place at a luxury chateau in the Var region. The pastry chef will join a team of 4, Head Chef, Sous Chef and Commis. Excellent pastry, dessert and bread-making skills are required plus an ability and willingness to work as part of a cohesive team supporting other kitchen sections/chefs when necessary. Staff accommodation is offered for the full booking period. Exact dates still to be confirmed

Salary: TBD

Start date: TBC

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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