All Vacancies 

French Tutor/'Manny' ~ 12 July -16 Aug ~ St Tropez

An experienced French-speaking tutor/’manny’ is required to be a tutor/companion to an 11 year old Russian boy who is vacationing with his parents at their property in St Tropez. The tutor will also be required to give regular French lessons to the child and the mother. Candidates must be sporty and active, speak fluent French and English, have teaching/tutor experience and be fun, proactive and patient. Excellent previous experience in a similar role is essential and candidates must be able to provide verifiable letters of reference from previous employers. A recent casier judiciare/DBS/criminal records check should also be available. Accommodation is offered with this position and all expenses will be covered.

Salary: Excellent

Start date 12th July 2020

Butler/Server x 2 ~ Cap d'Antibes ~ Long Term and Seasonal

Two butlers who have a youthful and energetic approach are required to provide service in a luxury property on Cap d’Antibes. On-site training can be given to less experienced applicants.

One position will be permanent and the other is a seasonal position from mid-May to mid-September.

These roles do not offer accommodation therefore candidates must live locally, should 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. All contracts will be CDD over the summer season with a CDI offered to the long-term butler if everything has been satisfactory during the summer months. Candidates who have previously worked on yachts will be given serious consideration.

Salary: €2.3k net pm neg

Start date: May 2020

 

Private Chef ~ Antibes ~ Long Term

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.

The initial contract will be CDD for 6 months over the summer season with a CDI offered after the summer months. 

For candidates who have previously applied for this role, your cvs have already been sent to the client and those who were previously short-listed will be contacted to discuss their availability for interviews. Candidates who have previously worked on yachts will be given serious consideration

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

Start date: March/April

 

Housekeeper ~ Cap d’Antibes ~ Long Term

An experienced housekeeper is required to join an established interior team in a large luxury villa on Cap d’Antibes. Applicants must have an EU passport or be registered for work in France. They must also be able to speak some French as many of the team are French. They will preferably have their own transport or have a family member drop off and pick up as there may be evening work hours required in high season and the area is not served by public transport at night. Excellent verifiable letters of reference are essential. The seasonal housekeeper will be required to start work 15th May, the permanent housekeeper will be required to start work as soon as possible. These roles do not offer accommodation therefore candidates must live locally, should 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 at night by public transport. Candidates who have previously worked on yachts will be given serious consideration

Salary: TBD

Start date: ASAP

 

Several Seasonal Staff ~ 15th May to 15th September ~ Cap d’Antibes

Our client is seeking candidates to join his permanent interior team at his summer home on Cap d’Antibes:

Butler x 1

Waiter/ess x 2

Housekeeper x1

Cook x 2 – must be accustomed to working under the direction of the Head Chef.

Laundry Person

Beach Server (with boat license) - to work mainly on the beach area – the server will need to have a current boat license to drive tenders etc.

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: TBD

Start date: 15th May 2020 – 15th Sept 2020

Rotational Nannies x 2 ~ London/New York/Monaco

Two highly experienced nannies working on a 10 day or 14 day rotation are required to care for a baby girl who will be born in April. She will be cared for by her Maternity Nurse until August at which time the two long-term rotational nannies will begin employment. It is essential that one of the nannies speaks fluent English and fluent French and that the other nanny speaks fluent English and fluent Spanish. The parents live equally between London, New York and Monaco therefore both nannies must be happy to travel with the family; accommodation is provided in each location.

Applicants must have excellent experience caring for a younger baby and have exceptional, verifiable letters of reference from previous employers. Both nannies should have higher level training and diplomas in childcare as well as pediatric first aid certification.

Duties will also include assisting with household chores and light cooking if required and it is very important to these clients that candidates have a warm, flexible approach during their working periods.

Salary: TBD

Start date: August 2020.

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

Domestic Couple ~ Switzerland and Ibiza

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.

Duties:

  • 5* Housekeeping

  • Table Service

  • Laundry Service

  • Assist Family Chef

  • Driving

  • 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.

Salary: Excellent

Start date: ASAP

German & English-Speaking Nanny ~ Switzerland & Travel

This Swiss client is seeking a very experienced, warm and caring nanny who is able to converse well in both English and German. The family are young fairly informal professionals with lots of energy and a busy international schedule. This role is focused on providing exemplary care and the proper environment for their single toddler:

General Duties:

  • Working closely with and under the direction of the Parents

  • Coordination with the Director of Properties and Service

  • Developing a safe, educational and nurturing relationship with the child

  • Teaching the importance of character, good manners, protocols and learning

  • Life with this family means each day brings a variety of situations and the nanny is required to have flexibility in relation to organizing time with the child.

 

      Candidate should have:

  • 5+ years of previous similar experience

  • Relevant childcare nursing (minimum: paediatric First Aid) and/or pre-school child-education qualification/certification 

  • Proven & checkable background checks

  • A flexible approach to re-working hours and availability where necessary

  • Excellent spoken German with proficiency in English (spoken Spanish or French would be considered a bonus, although not prerequisite)

  • Computer literacy

  • Self-confidence, self-motivation, kindness, warmth and flexibility along with a happy positive personality.

 

A beautiful self-contained apartment away from the client’s own home is offered as accommodation as well as Swiss medical insurance, paid annual vacation and a return airline ticket to the nanny’s home country. Applicants must have a European passport and a Swiss working visa/residency would be an advantage.

Salary: Exceptional salary!

Start date: TBD

 

Permanent Personal Chef ~ Ibiza & Switzerland

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.

 

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 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

Seasonal Gardener ~ Cap Ferrat

An experienced seasonal professional gardener is required to join an established team for the summer period, working in the grounds of a large Cap Ferrat luxury property. Monday to Friday 7am to 3.30pm with occasional working weekends being required. Candidates must be able to speak fluent French, spoken English would be an advantage but certainly not essential. Accommodation is not offered with this position therefore applicants should live within easy travelling distance of Cap Ferrat.

Start date March/April to September

Salary: €2.8k brut/gross pm

Summer Couple ~ St Tropez ~ May to Sept

An experienced summer housekeeper/houseman couple are required to work in a luxury 6 bedroom home in St Tropez. The booking will start mid-May and continue until mid/end September. This is a very busy summer property therefore longer than usual working hours will be required when the villa is full with guests and family.

The British family and their guests will be in full time residence from 22nd May to 28th May and then from 6th July to 7th August – during this period the working hours/days will be approx. 8am to 8pm. Overtime worked will be recuperated as time off during September when the villa is unoccupied.

A new group of guests will arrive on 8th August for a three week period however during this period the work schedule will be more relaxed than in July.

Duties will include:

  • Housekeeping to 5* standard

  • Laundry, ironing, steaming and fine fabric care

  • Packing and unpacking of the suitcases

  • Driving duties, local and airport runs

  • Local errands

  • Greet and take of the family and guests

  • Informal table service and - very occasionally - formal service

  • Kitchen support to the chef

  • Shopping for Household products

  • Arranging local appointments, booking restaurants, beach clubs etc

  • Assist in garden upkeep

  •  Cleaning of the pool and surrounding areas

Both of the couple must be able to drive, both must speak fluent English and - if possible - at least one should speak a communicative level of French.

Applicants must have good prior experience working as a domestic couple and excellent verifiable references. On-site accommodation located within the main property is offered.

Salary: TBD ( CDD)

Start date: Mid May

Live-In Gardener/Handyman/Security ~ Cannes

An experienced gardener/handyman is required to provide ‘hands-on’ care for 2 hectares of landscaped gardens in a large property in Cannes. The gardener will have assistance from a regular part-time gardening team who work each week at the property and must be able to actively and correctly manage the care and maintenance of the gardens and the part-time team. Excellent handyman skills are also required to carry out minor property maintenance work where necessary. This position provides very good accommodation located on the property. Candidates must be able to live at the property providing a ‘security presence’, must be able to drive and have their own transport and must be able to speak a good level of French and English. This client cannot offer accommodation to the gardener’s partner or family, this is a position for a single person.

Salary: €3knet pr month

Start date: March/April

Live Out or Live-In Head Gardener ~ St Remy de Provence

An experienced Head Gardener who speaks fluent French and some English is sought for a beautiful privately-owned estate in Provence.

The property is a holiday home and is part of an established estate, consisting of 15+ hectares of secluded parkland, pinewoods & formal gardens. These include: a maze and extensive areas of topiary, olive groves, fruit and vegetable gardens, rose gardens, flower gardens (cutting for the house), numerous ornamental water features, monumental trellis, swimming pools, water basins along with outbuilding that include: staff properties, agricultural buildings, a guest house, a pool house and a tennis court pavilion.

Working closely with the client and her office, the head gardener will help shape the next chapter in the garden’s history. The gardens are classic in their design, and may be described as mature, having been laid-down approximately 40-years ago.

Joining a well-established team, the head gardener will be instrumental in taking things forward, respecting the formality and layout of the existing gardens which need to be nurtured and respected, while considering how carefully studied improvements and updates can be made to stimulate the visual appeal of the gardens, thus future proofing the design for the next decade.

Candidates will need to show a proven knowledge of horticultural practice along with team management skills and will be able to show that they have at least 10-years’ Head Gardener experience gathered in comparable gardens. It is particularly important that candidates show they are able to manage and develop the skills and enthusiasm of the existing team.

Salary: €3k net pm (neg)

Start date: ASAP

 Live-in Chef ~ July & August ~ St Tropez
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.
Salary: €5kpm
Start date: 29th June ‘20

 Server ~ Cap d’Antibes ~ Long Term

An energetic and enthusiastic server is required to take up a permanent position in a luxury property on Cap d’Antibes The server will be working with an established interior household team and in-house training can be provided to candidates who have previous restaurant, hotel or yacht experience but are not as yet highly trained. 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: February

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:

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 

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

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:

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: Autumn 2020

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

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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