English & French-speaking Rotational Nanny ~ London and France
An experienced and qualified nanny who speaks fluently both English and French is required to provide 24/7 care for a 3 year old child. The nanny will work in rotation with another nanny, each working one month on/one month off. The family is based in London but lives almost equally between their homes in London and Cap Ferrat. The nanny will be required to sleep in the child’s bedroom when working their one-month rotation period. This client is looking for the following attributes:
Excellent professional nanny experience
Excellent letters of reference from previous employers
Recognised childcare qualification
First Aid/Nursing Certification
Recent DBS or Casier Judiciare
Able to speak good conversational French and English (some spoken Russian appreciated ‘though not essential)
Flexibility, honesty, loyalty and a great attitude
This client will of course consider all applications on their merit but they have expressed a preference for candidates aged between 35-50yrs old; applicants must hold a passport/nationality which allows for easy and frequent travel within Europe
Star date: Early July
Live in or Live out Gardener ~ St Tropez
An experienced and qualified gardener with excellent horticultural knowledge is required for a long term role in a large property in St Tropez. Much of the 3ha property is laid to lawn with mature trees, orchard and shrubs. There are some upcoming garden development projects at the property therefore a good knowledge of drainage, irrigation etc will be required. Applicants must have a driving license and be able to speak good English and enough French to be able to deal with ordering and communicate with other staff at the property etc. Independent accommodation on the estate can be offered with this position if required. This employer is open to working either with a gardener with a microenterprise/own business or the employer can offer a French CDI contract.
Salary: €2.5k net neg - or if a microentreprise terms to be discussed
Start date: ASAP
Domestic Couple ~ Brignoles ~ Long Term
An experienced domestic couple is required to assist in the care and running of a beautiful rural property located close to Brignoles. This client is returning to us for new staff after the sad loss of one half of a couple Oasis placed with them 16 years ago. The other half of the couple is now returning to his home country therefore this client is looking for a new long term couple who are interested in living and working in a rural location in the peace and tranquility of the Var; a couple who envision spending many years in this role.
Duties will be:
Basic Cooking( the client enjoys cooking )
Handyman/ General Maintenance
Care of chickens, dogs etc
This is a fairly informal household and the family spend approximately 6-8 months per year in residence; the German employer enjoys gardening, tending to the vegetables, fruits etc - at least 50% of the family food is organically grown on the property. For heavier gardening jobs such as felling of trees etc a gardening company is brought in once or twice per year and a local handyman assists on the property two days per week. At least one of the couple must be able to drive and at least one, (preferably both) should speak communicative French. It is very important to this client that they find a couple who are what they described as ‘real’. They are seeking a couple who are genuine and enthusiastic about this type of role and will enjoy living in a beautiful, rural setting.
A newly renovated two-bedroom apartment ( approx 75m2) with own terrace is located in a separate house on the property and is offered as accommodation. This client would consider a couple with a child and there are excellent schools, transport and amenities within easy reach of the property. A car is available for the couple to use if they do not already have their own vehicle.
Start date: ASAP
Live-in Chef ~ July & August ~ St Tropez POSITION NOW FILLED
An experienced chef who is able to prepare fresh, healthy, balanced meals on a daily basis for a family of four and their visiting guests. The chef must be able to prepare a higher level of cuisine for dinner parties and guest lunches when required. Guest numbers will vary during the two-month period but for the majority of the period there will only be 4 – 6 people present at the property. The client is looking for a chef who is organised, who works very cleanly and who can be versatile with the types of cuisine they can offer. The family enjoy classical French, Asian and Mediterranean-style cuisine. The property has two kitchens with the professional kitchen being very well-equipped and well-planned. A bedroom with en-suite bathroom is available as accommodation if required. Applicants must be able to drive and speak fluent English. 6 days per week.
Start date: 29th June ‘20
Maintenance/Handyperson ~ Live out ~ Cap d'Antibes
An energetic and personable handyperson is required to join the exterior team of a large luxury property on Cap d’Antibes. Applicants must have good experience working professionally in general property maintenance/handyman duties, must be able to drive and speak good English and French. This is a permanent role and offers a 13-month salary.
Salary:€1.7knpm + 13th month
Start date: ASAP
Cook/Chef Assistant x 2 ~ Antibes ~ 1st June to 30th Sept
Two energetic, youthful cook/chef’s assistants are required to work in the kitchens of a large luxury villa on Cap d’Antibes. The cooks will work under the direction of the owner’s two chefs. This position could suit catering students or college leavers looking for a fun, busy working environment for the summer where they can learn from the highly skilled senior chefs. The two cooks will be required to assist the chefs, maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen areas as well as preparing simple meals for the staff employed at the property. 39 hrs per week. CDD contract.
It is essential that applicants:
Live locally as accommodation is not offered with this role
Have good basic cooking skills
Have their own transport
Speak English and some French
Salary: €2k net pm
Start date: 1st June ‘20
Live-in Family Chef ~ Cannes ~ Mid-June to end August
An experienced chef is required to cook for the parents and friends of one of our regular clients. This role will be quite challenging as the chef will be required to enter the villa in mid-June and quarantine for 14 days until the beginning of July when the guests arrive. The villa will be on complete lockdown 7/7 with all shopping being delivered to the property. None of the residential staff will be permitted to leave the property for the duration of the guests stay mid-June to end of August. The chef must be able to legally invoice the client for this 2.5 month period.
THIS VILLA WILL BE ON COMPLETE LOCKDOWN AND THE CHEF WILL NOT BE ABLE TO LEAVE THE PROPERTY FOR A TOTAL OF 2.5 MONTHS
Salary: €5.5k pm
Start date15th June
Cook/Housekeeper ~ Plascassier/Valbonne ~ ASAP to 30th June POSITION NOW FILLED
An experienced cook is required to prepare three meals per day for a gentleman and his occasional guests. The cook must be willing and able to assist the current housekeeper. Starting immediately until end of June.
Candidates must be able to invoice the client via a microenterprise, must also have their own transport and must speak fluent English. Approximately 10 hrs per day, 5 or 6 days per week.
Salary: €23 brut/gross per hr neg
Start date: ASAP
Live In Chateau Housekeeper ~ Loiret
An experienced, youthful and energetic housekeeper is being sought by a client who uses his property mostly during the autumn and winter months with regular house parties during the hunting season at which time plenty of extra service and catering staff are employed. CDI contract - 39 hrs per week/5 days per week with flexibility of working hours when the Principals are in residence.
These clients tend to be quite informal and enjoy using their property with their close friends and family. The property is 600+ hectares and very rural therefore this role will only suit a person who is happy to live quite an isolated lifestyle - the nearest village is several kilometres away. An English-speaking handyman/gardener/driver is also employed and also lives on the estate.
3yrs + high level experience
Fluent French and English
Enjoy a rural lifestyle
A large studio (or possibly a small apartment) on the estate is offered with this position. First interviews will be held via video call with face-to-face interviews being held once travel restrictions have been eased.
Start date: June/July
Live-Out Italian Chef~ Cap d'Antibes ~ 1st June to 15th Sept POSITION NOW FILLED
A youthful, energetic Italian chef is required to work in a large luxury villa on Cap d’Antibes. The villa has a well-established interior team and there will be assistance for the chef in the kitchen if required. This position does not offer accommodation therefore the chef must live within easy travelling distance of Antibes and have their own transport. Candidates must be able to speak good English and French.
Start date: 1st June
Live-in Handyman/Driver/Garden ~ Plascassier
An experienced handyman/garden maintenance person with a European driving license is required for a residential position in a large luxury estate close to Plascassier. The handyman will be expected to sleep at the property 7/7 and be ‘on call’ for the rare situations when assistance may be needed outside of normal working hours. Applicants should preferably speak fluent Tagalog and English. Accommodation is a small studio with patio attached to the main house.
Salary: TBD ( guideline €1800 npm)
Start date: June/July ‘20
8 x Seasonal Housekeepers and Servers ~ 1 June to 30 September ~ Cap d’Antibes POSITIONS NOW FILLED
Our client is seeking seasonal staff to join his permanent interior team at his summer home on Cap d’Antibes
Servers x4 - One server will be employed on a long term basis
Housekeepers x 3
Laundry Person x 1
CDD contracts are offered with all positions. These roles does not offer accommodation therefore candidates must live locally, should speak English and French, preferably have a driving license and their own transport as working hours may be required in the evenings and the area is not served at night by public transport.
Candidates with previous yacht experience will be given serious consideration.
Salaries: Seasonal Servers: €2.5knpm
Permanent Server: €2.3knmp + 13th month salary
Start date: 1st June
Live out Housekeeper ~ Valbonne ~ Monday 11th May ~ Long Term POSITION NOW FILLED
An experienced full-time housekeeper located close to the Cannes/Antibes/ Valbonne area is required to begin work at a luxury family villa in the Valbonne area on Monday 11th May. It is preferable at this stage for the candidate to have their own microenterprise to invoice the client.
This young family of 3 are moving to the area permanently and are looking for a long term housekeeper; they will use the summer months to decide if they will offer the summer housekeeper the long term position, at which time they will discuss type of contract etc with the housekeeper. It is essential that the housekeeper speaks a good level of English, lives in the area and has their own transport or a way of getting to the property without having to always rely on public transport.
Start date: Monday 11th May
Family Cook/Housekeeper ~ Monaco ~ Long Term ON TRIAL
Our client in Monaco is seeking an experienced cook who, when required, is able to assist the family’s housekeeper with general duties. 46 hours per week maximum 12pm to 9pm with a one hour break - Monday to Friday. Occasional weekend work, either a Saturday or a Sunday, being required with days off/extra hours recuperated the following week. Weekend work is not frequently requested as the family enjoy being alone over the weekend but when they have guests staying or invited for lunch they require their cook to have flexibility when it is needed. Candidates requiring a rigid weekly routine or needing to always have a Sunday off will not be suitable for this position
Duties will be:
Cooking for a family of 3 – one who is a vegetarian
Running general errands – dry cleaning etc
Occasional housekeeping assistance
The Principal’s house is close to the Monte Carlo Sporting/Larvotto area and is served by a good public transport system, equally for a cook who prefers to drive there is parking available at the house. Applicants should live within easy travelling distance of Monaco as accommodation is not offered with this position. It is important that applicants understand that this position will not suit a professional chef who is only accustomed to working in the kitchen and providing family meals; the cook will be required to have some good general housekeeping skills and must be willing to assist with household laundry, ironing etc if requested.
Salary:€2.8k net pm ( marginally negotiable depending on experience)
Start date: ASAP
Cook/Manager ~ Salon de Provence
Our client is seeking an experienced Cook/Manager 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 months each year, usually outside of the high season months. This is a semi-formal household maintaining very high standards.
Applicants should have good 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.
• 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 assisting the Principal in the kitchen
• Supervise caterers and service team
• Manage food provisioning with an emphasis on seasonal and local products
• Manage wine cellar
• Manage household inventories
• Oversee household security and ensure that protocols are maintained by staff
• Occasional driving
• 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. Applicants must already live in the area or be able to easily relocate.
Salary: €3.5k net pr month
Start date: TBD
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:
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
Domestic Couple ~ Switzerland and Ibiza ON HOLD
An experienced domestic couple is required to work at this client’s family home in Switzerland and will also accompany the young family to their newly-acquired vacation home in Ibiza this summer. The household is quite informal and the Principals lead busy lives with fast-changing schedules. A private chef and nanny are also employed long-term therefore the couple must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to work autonomously, be able to take initiative when necessary along with keeping the Principals and their senior staff informed of any ongoing household issues.
Assist Family Chef
Household and Garden Maintenance
The couple must speak English (some spoken Tagalog or Spanish or Portuguese desirable but not essential). Candidates must have several years of experience working in a similar role for a private family with excellent letters of reference. Beautiful newly renovated accommodation is offered with this position in Switzerland and shared villa accommodation will be provided for all staff during the coming summer period in Ibiza. Applicants will need to have European passports or have current Swiss work visas.
Start date: ASAP
Permanent Personal Chef ~ Ibiza & Switzerland ON HOLD
A client with a newly acquired holiday home on the island of Ibiza, is looking to recruit an exceptional English-speaking chef to work initially in Ibiza then after the summer season, the chef will relocate to the client’s main home just outside Zurich in Switzerland, there may also be occasion for some 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.
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 have a current driving license and a European passport.
Excellent accommodation is offered with this position
Salary: €6.5k net per month
Start date: May 2020
Domestic Couple ~ Grasse POSITION NOW FILLED
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:
Informal Table Service
Newly-renovated independent accommodation is offered with this position. Unfortunately this client cannot consider couples who have dependent children or a family pet.
Start date: TBD
Junior Domestic Couple ~ Yorkshire/UK ON HOLD
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:
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.
Start date: Autumn 2020
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.