Live In Couple - France (Housekeeper/Cook and Gardener/Maintenance/Driver

Castelsagrat, South West France
07 Feb 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
English, French

Location:                             Castelsagrat, South West France

Salary:                                  Negotiable depending on experience + free accommodation, Carte Vitale (healthcare), utilities, WiFi and television

Hours:                                  Monday to Friday, full time. Exact hours TBC.

Holidays:                             20 days plus 8 bank holidays

Start date:                           ASAP

Accommodation:             Separate 2 bedroom cottage, single story, 1 bathroom, own laundry, open plan kitchen and lounge; separate garden area for the house and also area for a vegetable garden; newly renovated in 2015

We have a fantastic role for an experienced Couple with an efficient working relationship. The successful candidates will be experienced in providing a high level of service where nothing is too much trouble, multi-tasking, working under pressure, handling last minute changes, possess excellent interpersonal skills, take great pride in their work and willing to go the extra mile.

Flexibility required during peak rental season (typically July through to mid-September; Easter holidays and October half term) and when the family visit for a month. Time will be given off in lieu when required to work 7 days per week during peak season.

Couples with children and/or pets welcome (except cats) and personal visitors allowed to stay in cottage. Use of tennis court and pool also allowed when property is unoccupied.


Housekeeper/ Cook

  • Excellent housekeeping, laundry and ironing skills
  • Good cook
  • Friendly and reliable
  • Child friendly
  • Good organiser (food shopping, general house organisation and cleaning rota)



Gardener/Maintenance Man/Driver

  • Experience in a similar role
  • Experience in general property maintenance and upkeep
  • Able to complete maintenance of car, including arrangements, servicing, tax and insurance payments
  • Ability to maintain the property’s pool with the following frequency: (1) during the Spring, Summer and Fall when the pool is “open” to include chemical balancing, cleaning of the surface and of the filter whenever necessary, at least daily when the Property is occupied by tenants and/or the Employer, and (2) during the Spring and Fall, undertake the opening and closing of the pool with its winter cover;
  • Able to maintain tennis court and surrounds to include cleaning of court surface, and maintain and repair of tennis equipment;
  • Maintain the park and gardens surrounding the property to include (1) mowing, planting, trimming, etc. as required by the season, (2) general maintenance of all flower beds, plantings, etc. and (2) development and maintenance of kitchen garden;
  • Carry out any preventive or curative maintenance tasks, as well as any repairs necessary to maintain the Property both indoors and outdoors in excellent operating condition ;
  • To be responsible for health and safety measures and practices in the property

Requirements for both:

  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management
  • Honest with a good attitude
  • Excellent spoken and written English plus at least one of you to speak French
  • Basic money handling and accounting
  • Flexibility and positive attitude essential
  • Excellent initiative
  • High degree of flexibility and level of service is absolutely essential
  • Dress smartly and respectably at all times
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Non-smoker
  • In good health
  • Excellent contactable references
  • Clean DBS check (or willing to undertake one)
  • Full clean driving licence and experience driving abroad

Please send your CV in Word format quoting reference JO0000000162

We regret we can only accept applications from persons authorised to work within the UK

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