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Chalet Intendant - ALPS

ALPS

Contract:
Full Time

Accommodation:
N/A

Salary:
Circa 95,000 Euros per annum

Job Ref:
HU3664

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Chalet Intendant  - ALPS
We are seeking an experienced Intendant to take care of the overall running and care of a large, high profile clients’ Chalet.  The current employee has been in post for 20 years and will retire after a handing over period with the new Intendant.  Normally the family use the chalet for 2-3 months during the ski season and occasional short visits.  At this time, a full additional staff are brought in to work alongside the Intendant.  

Profile
You are a person who is able to operate in and around wealth, with a strict sense of privacy towards the principal and their environment. You manage a private alpine residence and therefore are in charge of its upkeeping, safety and maintenance throughout the seasons. You are a hands-on person who is not afraid of manual work. You are required to manage a strict budget and reduce costs when asked. 
You are a person that goes above and beyond providing for the principals. 
You are fluent in English and in French or German. 
The position reports to the residence manager and to the principal’s overall properties manager. 
Conditions
The position requires a good physical condition as there is a substantial amount of physical work.No accommodation is provided, but lodging will be taken care of when presence is required occasionally in other locations. No car is provided but a driving license is a must. Salary circa 95,000 Euros per annum plus bonus.  An EU passport holder is essential.

List of tasks and responsibilities
Chalet interior

  • You are responsible for the general cleanliness of the chalet at all times throughout the year.
  • Liaising and negotiating with contractors for interior works and maintenance needs. 
  • When the chalet is in use by the principal: support the house team with service, cleaning, provisioning, delivery and pick up of the dry cleaning, orders.
  • In charge of meal service for the principals on some occasions experience, ideal but not essential.
  • Receiving parcels/mail, logging it in the logbook and dispatching it
  • Manage functioning of the pool, its cleanliness, and the water quality by sending samples to the laboratory.
  • Stocking and managing items in fridges and dry goods storage as well as liquor and wine inventory in liaison with the Residence manager.
  • Preparation and participation with the logistics of events
  • Manage inventories
  • Being available, when requested by the head of security to drive/pick up family members when requested
  • Obtain knowledge of the local area, essential providers in the region and important places of interest (hotels, restaurants, shops…). Create a network of people in these fields.
  • Ensure the sport equipment is up to standard.  (Skis, snowshoes, ice hockey equipment, tennis balls, tennis rackets, bicycles, bikes)
  •  Supervise general maintenance and cleanliness of office building in the village• A couple of weeks per year will be dedicated to supporting the house staff in other residences 

Chalet exterior 
• Seasonal related upkeep of the exterior grounds.

o Snow clearance in the winter months 

o Lawn, trees, lake upkeep in the summer 

• Yearly drainage of the lake followed by a thorough clean.

• Clearing/cleaning & setting up all terraces when weather allows. 

o Making sure the heating system is operational. 

• Clear snow from all parking areas on the property 

• Make sure all pathways and car access are free of snow and safe  

• Ensure all vehicles are clean, tanks filled, and the yearly technical maintenances done

• Handy skills put to practice (fixing, building, repairing…)

• Oversee seasonal refurbishment, building or maintenance projects

 

Your values:

  • Able to work responsibly on your own for long periods of time and be a trustworthy team player
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Gain trust and develop professional relationships with all family members
  • Remain calm and professional in all situations
  • Be able to multitask & be comfortable with all types of requests
  • Identify areas that require improvement and suggest solutions
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of initiative
  • Problem solver with a can-do attitude
  • Physically strong fit as there is heavy work involved.

(HU3664)