EAST FRANCE, CLOSE TO SWISS BORDER
GUARDIEN ESTATE COUPLE
French speaker essential
Gardener, grounds/ handyperson/Security/Driver/Housekeeper
Essential Requirements: One must speak good level of French, driver essential.
Previous experience working in a similar role. Motivated, self-sufficient, discreet and responsible persons. Dog lovers essential.
The 19th century mansion in 3 hectares of gardens is the weekend home of a business man based in Paris. The property is used Friday to Sunday each week, mainly by the principal with occasional visits from his 4 adult children and between October and January for up to 10 guests who stay for the local shoots during the season.
The current couple have been employed for 10 yrs plus and will shortly retire.
The housekeeper will be responsible for the day-to-day general housekeeping – maintaining a clean interior and dealing with the laundry, washing and ironing and shopping.
Fresh healthy family style home cooking, capable to follow a recipe. External caterers are available for 2 large parties per year, one at the end of the shoot season and the 2nd during the summer months in the gardens.
There are 3 hectares of well-established gardens with large areas of lawns, hedges and trees. There is also a “Jardin Potager” all will need to be maintained, mowing, strimming, clearing broken branches and generally maintaining the grounds.
Other duties will include caring for garden furniture, maintaining the cars, doing the airport and train station run and managing petty cash and household bills. Liaising with the owner by email and arranging local contractors when needed.
Good DIY skills essential for the day-to-day routine maintenance of the property.
There are 2 medium size dogs on the property which you will need to care for, so dog lovers are essential.
Fully refurbished separate house in the grounds of the property, 3 rooms on 2 levels. It is essential that the couple are self-sufficient, and self-directing and have previous experience working in domestic service.
Salary 6,000 Euros Gross per month. WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF FRENCH AND DRIVER ESSENTIAL. (HU4077)