Our client, a couple with a number of children, are looking to hire a friendly and professional couple to work for them from September 2018 in their Swiss period property in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. This is a friendly and warm family who enjoy a formal, traditional household – uniforms are provided. The majority of the work is based inside the house. This position would not suit a couple with pets or dependants of their own due to the accommodation. Language skills are not essential and English, Italian and French are spoken in the home.
You will work a 5 day week with weekends off – there may be the requirement to work the occasional weekends and flexibility is key. Other staff are employed at the property so the workload is very manageable and shared. The family tend to entertain at home with formal dinners. The family are happy to provide training in Formal service and waiting at table if you are willing to learn these skills.
Your accommodation has privacy and is a very nice large room with a little kitchen, table and bathroom and this has a nice view.
Your key duties include:
Housekeeping and general cleaning
Laundry & Ironing – the household generate a lot of laundry with the children so this will be a key part of the job
Watering plants and simple garden maintenance duties (you do not need to be a Gardener as Gardeners are employed)
Setting and Serving at Table and helping with formal events and dinners (training will be provided)
Driving the children to and from school and driving other family members
Maintenance & General handyperson skills – this is not a contemporary home – it is a period property so you will need to have good fix-it skills
General Family Cooking – you will need to be happy cooking simple food – pasta, burgers – general family cooking – another member of staff caters dinner parties so you may be able to assist
This position is being managed by Giles Bicknell. Please submit applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the volumes of applications we are receiving at present, sadly, we can only guarantee a response to successful applicants. We will always endeavour to respond to every applicant where possible.