Live In French/English speaking Domestic Couple - St Remy de Provence, France

An experienced live in couple is required for an 8 bedroom ’ Provence Style’ Farmhouse in Saint Remy, set on an olive farm. The house needs to run like clockwork and everything needs to be maintained. Must be fluent in French and also English. Jobs will include, but not limited too, and shared between the live-in couple:

  • Take responsibility for all aspects of the running of the house

  • High level of thorough cleaning throughout the property, laundry, and stock taking. (the property is rented on occasion)

  • Family cooking

  • Cleaning product and household items stock using initiative and ordering more when stock is low

  • Up-keep of furniture, art, china, silver and crystal

  • Ensure security of residence at all times

  • Supervise and assist with the heavy cleaning tasks, both inside and on the terraces around the pool and general pool car

  • Household maintenance and liaise with external contractors

  • Ensure all household equipment including lighting and AV systems are in sound working order – thorough check to be carried out well in advance of family and guests arriving.

  • Keep accurate household records and record petty cash expenditure

  • Garden Maintenance (overseeing 3 gardeners) Ensuring the garden is kept up to a high standard

  • Ensure vehicles are valeted and in good working order, and drive Principal and guests as and when required

  • Greet guests and ensure they have everything they need

  • Unpacking and packing for Principal, family and guests if required

  • Ensure health, safety and hygiene standards are adhered to

  • Hire temporary staff as and when required

  • One of the couple must speak French and ideally you should both drive but one driver is essential as driving (Airport runs etc) is part of the job.

  • Must have DBS / Police Checks, and proven experience with checkable references from previous employers.

You should be friendly, approachable and flexible, and have a ‘can do’ attitude making it a priority to ensure that all guests have as pleasurable stay as possible.

There is a staff car provided for business purposes, but you would need your own car for your own personal use. A lovely 2 bedroom private cottage is provided for this couple. Usually working Monday - Friday, but when the clients come you may work more days. 4,500 nett per month.  Email your resume to cv@ljwrecruitment.com