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DOMESTIC COUPLE FOR VILLA, SOUTH OF FRANCE                             F9616

Seeking candidates now. .

Key requirements: 4 years experience, fluency in French and English, highly organized, drivers license for both, highly organized

Job Description: We are looking for an experienced French/ English speaking domestic couple (housekeeper/ cook and handy-man driver) to manage the villa of a British family in the South of France. Driving and good cooking skills essential as well as being able to work autonomously.

The very modern villa consists of 4 bedrooms, 2 lounges and is set within a large garden with a pool. The interior is ultra-modern, minimalistic and very technical (AC/ underfloor heating/ lights. Shutters/ gates/ security/ sounds/ TV). There is an adjoining one bedroom self-contained apartment for the couple to live in. The client is looking for a couple who can manage the property for family visits as well as occasional rentals. The household is run informally and the family visit with a small pet dog.

The duties of the couple:

 

Ready the property for visits

  • All housekeeping duties
  • Care of all laundry
  • Assist with packing and unpacking
  • Cook family meals
  • Purchasing of provisions (toiletries and food)
  • Deal with rental enquiries
  • Decorate the house for events
  • Plan parties/ BBQs
  • Carry out small repairs
  • All gardening and pool maintenance
  • Deal with invoicing and petty cash
  • Liaise with the family and their PA
  • Airport runs
  • Provide local concierge services
  • Occasional baby-sitting (paid extra)
  • Pet care if required

Requirements:

  • 4 years experience as a domestic couple
  • Fluency in English and French
  • Good family cooking and housekeeping skills
  • Clean drivers licenses (for both)
  • Past experience of the South of France essential
  • Very practical and proactive
  • Highly organized
  • Written references from past employers
  • Current DBS security check

The hours: 8am – 2pm and 5pm – 8pm Monday – Saturday while there are visitors. 9am– 1pm when there are no visitors.

The couple must be able to work to high standards, be excellent communicators and highly discreet – getting things done without much fuzz. This is a newly created role, since the property was purchased recently. A car for personal is provided.  This is a permanent role. Previous experience of having dealt with rental is an advantage. Local knowledge of the South of France essential. To start as soon as possible.

 

Salary & Benefits:  £70000 gross a year (live in) depending on experience

 For more information please email us or call +44 (0) 207 193 8421

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DOMESTIC COUPLE (LIVE-IN AND OUT) For ZURICH AND ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND*                                                                                          CH 9502

Seeking candidates now.

Key requirements: Fluency in German and or English, drivers license for both, ideally Swiss permit B, 5 years experience and a yachting background

Job Description: For a mature HNW couple we are looking for a domestic couple to work in their chalet in St. Moritz and their property near Zurich. Both must be drivers. Fluency in Germany/ English essential from both.

 

The couple spent their time between the two large properties, whereby the Zurich property also has large grounds and direct access to the lake. The couple enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and entertain more formally up to 10 guests on average twice a month. The gentleman has health issues and adheres to a strict diet while being less mobile. The lady of the house enjoys to cook herself and needs to be supported in the kitchen. A gardener helps when needed at the Zurich properties and there is a small pet dog. The couple spent approx. 2 months at a time in St. Moritz (approx. 5-6 months of the year) and the rest of time in the Zurich property and travelling.

 

The duties of the couple:

  • Overseeing and preparing both household for visits
  • All housekeeping duties (dusting, mopping, wiping, polishing etc.)
  • Taking care of all laundry
  • Carrying out shopping and any ordering
  • Overseeing any contractors and household expenses
  • Reporting any repairs (or carry them out)
  • Assisting in the kitchen when required
  • Cooking to dinner party standard – up to 10 guests
  • Providing drink service when guests arrive
  • Carrying out driving duties
  • Taking care of the grounds (including snow shuffling and chopping wood)
  • Clean and maintain the cars
  • Take care of the pet dog

Requirements for the role:

  • Min. of 5 years’ experience including in Switzerland
  • Excellent housekeeping skills
  • Good cooking skills
  • Knowledge of formal service
  • Both should be practical and hands on
  • Drivers licenses for both
  • Fluency in English/ German for both
  • One must have a boat license
  • Written references from past employers
  • Current security check

The accommodation in St. Moritz is live-in, a double room with a bathroom. In Zurich the accommodation is live-out for which the couple are compensated. Ideally we are looking for couple who have previously worked in the yachting industry. To start asap.


* To comply with Swiss law this position is placed through our Swiss partner agency. Please see Contact page.

Salary & Benefits: Salary depending on experience plus holidays 

 For more information please email us or call +44 (0) 207 193 8421

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