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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

 Handyperson/All-Rounder ~ Mid-May to end Sept ~ Cannes

An active, friendly and hard-working person is required to join an exterior team working at a luxury villa close to Cannes. Duties will be varied and candidates must be multi-skilled and willing to assist colleagues in a variety of areas when required.

Duties will include:

Cleaning of exterior terraces, driveways etc

Setting up and clearing away of pool areas

Driving

Dog-Walking

Running general errands

Assisting interior staff

Informal service (not essential)

This role does not offer accommodation therefore candidates should live within easy travelling distance of Cannes. A monthly salary is offered and ideally the client would prefer if staff work 4 days per week in the quiet weeks and then 6 days per week in the busy weeks between mid-July and end of August. Applicants must have an EU passport or have been granted working rights in France. UK nationals are able to apply only if they were considered as permanently resident in France before 1st January 2021.

Salary: €2.5knpm (CDD)

Start date: Mid-May

Summer Villa Stewardess (or Couple) ~ Cannes ~ Mid-May to End Sept

An experienced villa stewardess with a flexible, friendly and professional approach is required to work for 4.5 months in an ultra-luxury villa close to Cannes. Applicants should eb a good ‘all-rounder’ who can multi-task and is prepared to help out in other areas when necessary, duties will vary between the usual housekeeping and service duties to helping walk the family and cleaning pool areas etc if required. This is a fully staffed villa however when things are busy all employees are expected to help each other out if required.

This client is also looking for a person to work on the exterior of the property therefore this role could suit a couple looking for work during the high season months. Accommodation is not offered with this role therefore applicants must live within easy travelling distance of Cannes. Candidates must be able to speak fluent English and preferably a reasonable understanding of French as the long term housekeeper does not speaks only French. A monthly salary is offered and ideally the client would like it if staff can work 4 days per week in the quiet weeks and then 6 days per week in the busy weeks between mid-July and end of August. Applicants must have an EU passport or have been granted working rights in France. UK nationals are able to apply only if they were considered as permanently resident in France before 1st January 2021.

Salary: €2.5knpm (CDD)

Start date: Mid-May

Butler/Stewardess ~ Cannes

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

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

Part-Time Childcare/8hrs pw ~ Monaco

Our client is seeking an English nanny who is able to work 10am – 12pm (2hrs) 4 mornings per week, caring for his 2.5yr old son. Duties will be to take the child out on daily excursions/activities speaking to him only in English which must be spoken without an accent as the main purpose of this role is for the child to learn to speak English to mother tongue level. The client sees this as a long term role therefore it would possibly suit a person who works part-time elsewhere close to Monaco or a person in the area who is perhaps semi-retired but retains the energy required to run around with a young child. Please note: it is essential that applicants speak English without any trace of a foreign or colloquial accent.

Salary: Hourly rate

Start date: ASAP

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

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

 

Villa Manager ~ Bora-Bora ~ French Polynesia

An exceptional opportunity for an experienced Property Manager who would like to relocate to French Polynesia. This client is seeking a manager who can provide an excellent personalized services to owners and guests. The villa is in a secluded part of the island of Bora-Bora and this role would suit a candidate who enjoys living in a relatively secluded environment. This is a ‘live-in’ position in a fully furnished staff house which is shared with one other staff member all year round. Part of the villa manager’s duties will be to pick up and drop off all the permanent staff for their working hours in the villa, so it is important that the villa manager has a license to drive a dinghy. All permanent staff/extra staff will stay in the staff house during any villa rental periods.

 

Villa Manager duties:

  • Work with all departments (housekeeping, food services, etc..) to ensure services meet the guests’ needs

  • Inspect and arrange property maintenance to consistently keep the villa to the highest standards

  • Supervise and train household staff where necessary

  • Oversee contractors

  • Oversee household purchases

  • Stock control

  • Organize dinner parties and events

  • Anticipate guests’ needs by learning their preferences, allergies, dislikes etc

  • Assess and restock food and drinks

  • Coordinate the service of food and drinks for guests

  • Run errands for guests when necessary

  • Keep up to date on all policies on safety and hygiene

  • Maintain a positive, productive, relationship with employers and employees

  • Collect receivable accounts and handle operating expenses

  • Drive dinghy to pick up and drop off daily staff

 

Skills and Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar villa management role or 5 Star resort or as a chief steward/ess on superyachts

  • Be fully fluent in both English and French

  • Have a dinghy/tender driving license (or can speedily acquire one).

  • General skills in electricity, plumbing and minor repairs

  • Staff management and leadership experience

  • Knowledge and ability to train others in silver service, fine wines etc

  • Accounting and budgeting

  • Keen eye for detail

  • Full understanding of financial aspects of property management

  • Competency in Microsoft Office and relevant database and software

  • Strong communication, FOH and presentation skills

  • Excellent time management skills

 

Salary: US$5k per month + accommodation and food. Potential for performance-based annual bonus.

Start date: Feb/March ‘21

 

Temporary Part-Time PA/Asst Project Manager ~ Valbonne area

An experienced, smart and pro-active PA is required to work from March until July/August supporting a locally-based project manager who has extensive commitments over the next few months. The client requires the PA to be able to work at least two days per week, 8 hours per day and it should be understood that the working days may vary from week to week dependent on site visits and schedules  ~ however the client does understand that there has to be some flexibility from both sides.

Applicants should be able to offer:

  • Excellent administration skills

  • Completion of given tasks in a timely manner

  • Pro-active and interactive approach

  • Ability to anticipate requirements

  • Flexibility on working days (within reason)

  • Bilingual (spoken and written) in both English and French

  • Accompany employer on site visits when necessary

  • Carry out basic site visits alone to update schedules/reports etc if employer is required to be on site of another project

  • Drive with own transport

  • Impeccable verifiable letters of reference from previous employers/clients

 

This role can be either under a CDD contract or the client can be invoiced via a microenterprise or similar. This clients working environment is relatively relaxed but this is not a simple ‘office job’, applicants should be forward-thinking, energetic and happy to work out of the clients home-based office near Valbonne.

Salary: TBD

Start date: March’21

Head Butler ~ Monaco  POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced and formally trained Head Butler is required to work for a busy young family in Monaco. Professional chefs are already employed by this client however it is preferable that the Head Butler is also able to prepare light meals and snacks being able to cover for a chef in an emergency situation or to simply prepare a quick meal for the family if required.

This role does not offer accommodation therefore, as the butler is expected to interview and possibly begin a trial this week, all candidates must already live close to Monaco and must speak fluent English and preferably some conversational French. There will be some occasional travel each year with the Principal, generally for a few weeks two or three times per year therefore applicants must be free to travel, possibly at short notice, when necessary.

The Head Butler must possess an air of confidence, have a smooth and polished approach to the running of the service department, be able to work to a high level of formality when required and be happy to work alongside the house manager and head housekeeper already employed at the property. Please note: Applicants must presently be residing on the Cote d’Azur.

Salary: €5k net pm

Start date: ASAP

Live-In Property Guardian/Handyperson ~ Vineyard close to Frejus UNDER OFFER

A live-in property guardian is required to provide general maintenance, security and the care of a small 500m2 garden - which is mainly lawn and mature shrubs. This client would like to find a mature, experienced and reliable caretaker. The property is located on a 30 hectares vineyard close to Frejus and the owners are in residence only 8 to 12 weeks per year. Working hours and days to be discussed. The guardian must be able to not only maintain the property, (which is not large), but should also be organised, able to work autonomously and to liaise with the owners throughout the year. If possible the client would like the guardian to be able to provide some basic housekeeping service, keeping the home clean and tidy; alternatively the client would consider taking a couple with the partner working elsewhere but who can provide a few hours of housekeeping each week.

Candidates must speak fluent English and preferably reasonable French, they must also be able to drive and if applicants are able to invoice via a microenterprise this would be considered an advantage. A two-bedroom apartment located on the property is offered as accommodation.

Salary: €2k net pm negotiable

Start date: ASAP

 Full-Time Housekeeper ~ Monaco ON TRIAL IN SPRING

An experienced housekeeper is required to work full-time for a family who have a 180m2 apartment in Monaco and a villa on Cap d’Ail. The working day will be split between the two properties starting at the Monaco apartment each morning and working at the Cap d’Ail villa each afternoon. During the summer months the majority of the work will be at the villa; this property is quite large therefore a second housekeeper will be employed on a seasonal basis in the summer months.

Duties will include:

  • High standard cleaning

  • Laundry and ironing

  • Shopping

  • Running errands

  • Cleaning of exterior terraces, small balconies and windows

  • Assist in the villa kitchen if required

  • Assist with table service at the villa

Candidates should speak fluent English and a conversational level of French and because this position does not offer accommodation  candidates must live within an easy travelling distance of Monaco. Working hours will be 8hrs per day 5 (or possibly 6) days per week.

Salary: TBD

Start date: Spring '21

Domestic  Couple ~ Barjols POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced domestic couple is required to work in a residential role in a large 8 bedroom property in Barjols with approx.. 3 hectares of grounds.  This client would like to find a couple with a wide range of skills who are able to assist each other with various duties - ideally the male of the couple will be willing to assist with any heavier cleaning duties and also with table setting and service, especially when the clients have visiting family or guests. One of the couple must speak communicative French, both should speak English fluently and if the couple can also speak Tagalog it would be an advantage.

Duties:

  • High-level housekeeping

  • Family-style cooking when required

  • Assisting occasional chef

  • Laundry and ironing

  •     Table setting and service

  • Property and pool maintenance

  • General garden and technical maintenance

  • Pet Care

  • Driving /Airport runs

All candidates must be holders of an EU passport or have a current French titre de sejour. Please note: British nationals who are not already living in France or do not already have a valid carte de sejour will not be able to apply for this role; the employer application process for work permits for British nationals after 31st Dec 2020 is complicated and lengthy - expected to take at least 10-12 weeks from start to finish, therefore it is not a practical process for employers looking for staff in France. At least one of the couple must have a valid driving license, preferably the male of the couple. A large one bedroom apartment on the grounds of the property is offered as accommodation.

Salary: €TBD

Start date: Jan/Feb 2021

Laundry Person ~ Cap d'Ail ~ Long Term  POSITION NOW FILLED

A highly experienced laundry person is required to work as part of a busy household located close to Cap d’Ail. Applicants must have excellent professional experience of working in a private laundry environment and have very good knowledge relating to the cleaning and care of expensive fabrics and garments. This role requires applicants to be meticulous in the washing, ironing, general care and detailing of the Principal’s wardrobe and of all household linens.

Working 40+hours pw/6 days pw.

Salary: €2.5knet pr month

Start date: ASAP

 Housekeeper/Gardener Couple ~ Avignon POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced domestic couple is required to provide housekeeping, light cooking, gardening and maintenance skills in a large rural 7 bedroom property close to Avignon. The British employers are seeking a couple who speak conversational French and English. The housekeeper should be able to cook family-style food when required. There are generally only two family members in residence year-round with additional family and guests staying during the summer months. This role requires one of the couple to be a knowledgeable and experienced ‘hands-on’ gardener; the grounds are approximately 2 hectares with topiary, a small maze, mature shrubs and trees, an olive grove and an orchard.

Duties:

  • High level housekeeping

  • Family-style cooking when required

  • Laundry and ironing

  • Property and pool maintenance

  • Gardening and maintenance

  • Driving /Airport runs

A large independent one bedroom apartment is offered as accommodation.

Salary: €4k net pm

Start date: TBD

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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