VENCE -SOUTH OF FRANCE
½ hr drive to Nice
HANDS ON HOUSEKEEPER/HOUSE MANAGER & ESTATE MANAGER
EXPERIENCED RESIDENTIAL DOMESTIC COUPLE
1 MUST SPEAK FLUENT FRENCH
Experienced domestic couple required to manage this palatial & exceptional property in Vence.
Long term clients whose couple retire after 11 years’ service.
The property is a part residence home of British employers, used mainly during the summer season but occasionally at weekends by members of the extended family.
The couple will be responsible for the day to day running of the property, a large beautiful villa of seven suites in extensive, gorgeous landscaped gardens.
The housekeeper/house manager must be totally “hands on” in all housekeeping duties and with exceptional eye for detail. You will be responsible for recruiting additional staff for when the principals are in residence. You will need to be computer literate and able to keep household accounts, deal with provisioning and household shopping. Cooking is a bonus but not essential.
The estate manager is entrusted to ensure the smooth running and upkeep of this property. There are 2 full time gardeners with who you will need to work closely. The property has a main technical room with numerous heating pumps, solar panels and security systems, reasonable computer/ IT skills are required but specialised technical assistance is available too.
You will need good handyperson skills capable to undertake interior and exterior maintenance, care for the tennis court and swimming pool, keeping driveways, patio and outside furniture in good order. You will care for the cars and undertake airport runs for the principals and any guests. Ideally you will be able to assist with table service, serving drinks and meeting and greeting guests.
SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING UPON EXPERIENCE. LARGE ONE BEDROOM SELF CONTAINED APARTMENT. 2 DAYS OFF WHEN NOT IN RESIDENCE, 1 DAY OFF WHEN THEY ARE IN RESIDENCE.
BOTH MUST DRIVE. ONE OF THE COUPLE MUST SPEAK FRENCH.
SORRY NO CHILDREN OR PETS. (HU3380)
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|Job Category||Full time, Live in|
|Duties||Total day to day managemet of the estate, all housekeeping to include cleaning, laundry driving, shopping and cooking a bonus|
|Accommodation||Large self conatained one bedroom apartment|
|Location||South of France|