Saint-Émilion, France – Domestic Couple Job

Location International
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary Negotiable
Job Number  43921
Created 08 May 2017


Our client is seeking to hire a Guardian couple for their wine Estate in Saint-Émilion in France. A French/American couple, they have a 5 year old son and a 2½ year old daughter.


For the couple:

- Monsieur will be a cook for the customers and the family, and also manage the cars and the general management of the house and the garden. He may occasionally be a driver for the professional journeys of the master and the lady of the house.

- Madame is in charge of children, meals service, and some housework (another full time housekeeper is employed)

- Some other responsibilities for the couple include: surveillance of the property, organizing meals and shopping, various tasks in the house (bouquets and other arrangements), maintenance of a garden of flowers and vegetables. (Most major housework and gardening are followed by other employees.) The couple will also work with the family on other properties, mainly a beach house and a hunting property.


The important qualities are: flexibility, discretion, hardworking, experienced, dedicated, honest, caring and attentive, energetic.


Languages: French and English


Pets may be considered

Driver's license (both people)


The work is around 40 hours per week per person, 5.5 days out of 7 preferably, with 5 weeks holiday, company mutual, incentive, numerous activities organized by the EC. The couple will have their own home (3 bedroom house) on the property (all fees are paid, except telephone and internet). A mobile phone and a company vehicle will also be provided.

The annual salary for the couple is competitive and to be determined according to the candidates.


This position is being managed by Giles Bicknell. Please submit applications to

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.

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