Our client, a warm and friendly family, are seeking to hire a positive happy couple to take care of their beautiful villa which has recently been refurbished in the South of France. This role is a permanent position or, if you are the perfect couple and only available for the extended season, this would work for the family too.
One of you will need to speak fluent French and both of you will need to be confident drivers. This will be a very busy, full time position for the Summer season which runs from April to October and the family are looking for somebody to start before Easter 2018 (though the opportunity is there to start immediately).
When the family or friends are in residence, this will be a very busy role and you shall be cooking, housekeeping, gardening, maintaining pools, serving, driving, airport pickups, laundry etc. They would ideally like someone who is a good cook, and can prepare some great dishes. When the family are not in residence, there are orchards that require fruit picking twice a year, and they would like you to prepare things such as jam and ice cream with the produce. Also baking cakes, biscuits and home making lots of local produce for their visits. The villa should always be prepared and spotless for when the family visits, sun loungers out, a fresh cake on the table and ice cold beverages ready.
The ideal candidates will perhaps have worked in a chalet or private residence, and shall be upbeat, positive and engaging. The family are very friendly and informal and would like a couple who they are relaxed around and get on well with. The couple should be flexible and happy to undertake a variety of duties, and be charming hosts. It is essential that you get on well with and enjoy engaging with children as the family have 3 young children who will be in residence. They would love for you to engage with arts & crafts, baking and other activities with the children at times.
Your accommodation is a 1000 sq. ft studio apartment which is very nice, at the bottom of the villa. The couple may use the facilities of the main house including pool while the family are not in residence. Your salary shall be in the region of £700 net per week for the couple to share.
This position is being managed by Giles Bicknell. Please submit applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
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