Domestic Couple sought for lovely international family in Southern France - France

Domestic Couple
Ref: 340 Date Posted: Monday 09 Apr 2018
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A lovely international family are looking for a live in Domestic couple to be in charge of all the maintenance and management of their beautiful second home near Bormes les Mimosas in southern France. At least one of you must speak a good level of French in order to communicate with local contractors and workmen.

Background

This is a lovely international family who have a 5 year old child and a small dog. They lead a quiet, private life with no extravagant parties, they like to keep things simple and are very down to earth. They have a property in Switzerland too that they use regularly and they enjoy simple family life that is organised and structured. They have had a couple working in the southern France property for a long time, as this couple is now moving on they are looking for a new couple to join them for a long term work commitment. The family have a small boat that they like to take on day trips if they are around, so if one of you has a boat license that is a plus.

Duties

For one person:

  • Cleaning and storage of all rooms (living rooms, dining room, bedrooms, bathrooms etc)

  • Knowledge of cleaning products and their uses

  • Ironing, lingerie, storage

  • Wardrobe organizing and storage

  • Preparation and dressing of the table

  • Table service

  • Inventory of Households products

  • Manage Household shopping and food with the Chef (stock tracking)

For the other person:

  • Full property maintenance, Indoor and Outdoor

  • Swimming pool maintenance, technical room

  • Care of terraces, garden and pool furniture (sofas, armchairs, tables etc)

  • Reporting and signalling of any technical problems or incidents related to the residence

  • Management of external providers where needed.

  • Inventory of products and maintenance of equipment

  • Alarm management, property monitoring. Security of goods and persons

  • Carry out errands and various ancillary services

  • Light Maintenance of art and collectibles

  • Occasional driver & Captain if possible

Location

The house is located near Bormes les Mimosas, on the Côte d'Azur in southern France. This is a live in role so accommodation will be provided

Days/Hours

This will be a full time role. However your exact working days and hours are to be defined, and should be flexible if the owners are in residence.

Languages

You should both speak a very good level of English as this will be the language of communication with the family. Ideally you should both, or at least one of you, speak a very good level of French too so you can deal with contractors in the area.

Special Skills

You must have a minimum of 3 years experience in similar roles. You should be autonomous and organized, discreet and careful in carrying out tasks. At least one of you should have a driving license, and if one of you has a boat license that would be a plus. The family will not accept any pets being brought.

Package Offered

  • €4,000 / 5,000 (£3,480 / £4,350) gross per month for the couple / £41,760 - £52,200 annual gross.

  • Separate accommodation on the grounds included.

Interview/Start date

The family is interviewing now, with the view of hiring as soon as they have found the right couple.