GUARDIAN / HOUSEKEEPER COUPLE
Posted - 2 Jan 2018
Location - SOUTH OF FRANCE
Our client is seeking an experienced Domestic Couple, to manage and maintain this 4 bedroom property / villa, mainly used by the owners as a retreat. You must have a very good and high command of the French language, with previous experience working in a similar environment.
When in residence the owners go out rarely and tend to remain based in the Villa for most of the time. The Villa is currently used for 3 to 5 months of the year but the owners may choose to increase or decrease this. During the summer months additional personnel are sometimes bought in to assist when the house activities warrant additional support staff.
The house, although not large, is kept spotless and the owners expect the in-house staff to operate the Villa to the same cleanliness and presentation standards, as a five-star hotel.
Cleaning to a very high hotel standard, laundry, interior and exterior maintenance/ handyman jobs, basic gardening, clean swimming pool, vehicles etc and keep detailed and accurate records, house inventory and consumables lists, writing and maintaining a house operations book (Word document on PC) listing all details of the day-to-day requirements and operating procedures of the estate.
Food and beverage provisioning and inventory required, along with cooking in the off season - during high season an external chef is usually bought in to cook lunch and dinner. Assisting the contract chef with cleaning up and tidying of the kitchen, table service etc.
Must be pet and child friendly, non smokers, full clean driving licences, and be courteous and polite - understand service mentality and a “front of house” image, smartly dressed and neatly turned out at all times in smart casual ware - preferably white shirt and dark trousers.
Accommodation: Recently modernised, one-bedroom, staff apartment/house with attractive views, private terraces and a very large saloon with large real log burning fireplace.
Salary DOE, qualifications, suitability etc. Vehicle provided for house based duties only. Full and clean driving licences, current DBS/Police checks and valid checkable references required. French work contract offered. Immediate start
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