Governess / Head Housekeeper wanted, Private Villa, Eze Village

Shore-Based Jobs
Estate / House Manager
: 3500 euros net per month - negotiable depending on profile
Job updated:
December 26, 2021
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About the Villa

It is an absolutely beautiful Villa located in Eze Village, which is a little town located in between Nice and Monaco, in the South of France. 

The villa is used by the owners and their guests, mostly during the summer season. 

The Villa is used to work under very high standard and responds to high demand. 

In regards to the staff, there are already several people working within the villa. The team is use to working together and is ready to welcome the new staff member. There is a Villa Manager in charge of the entire staff and of the management of the Villa. 

All the positions are LIVE OUT

The project

We are looking for one Head Housekeeper / Governess ready to start working as soon as possible until the end of September 2021 - beginning October 2021. 

There is a possibility that it becomes a permanent position, if everything goes on well both sides and that you have a successful season. 

You will report directly to the Villa Manager and you will in charge of two housekeepers. In a nice way, you will give them instructions on how to perform properly in housekeeping, laundry and service, you will make sure that they understand the requests and the standards that need to be met. 

You will in charge of doing the housekeeping, service and laundry. 

You will be MAINLY in charge of doing service such as the breakfast service, the lunch service, the dinner service, depending on the rotation you are on, you will be doing either the breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner service. 

You will be doing the housekeeping and take care of the laundry, and you will need to :

  • take care of all the duties in regards to the Laundry generally speaking
  • Basically, you will in charge of all the clothes and all the linen when the family is around and all the linen of the Villa such as towels, bathrobes, bath mats, bed sheets, pillowcases, kitchen cloth, table cloth, etc...
  • You will be in charge of washing them and cleaning them, removing possible stains, drying them, ironing them, checking that they are in a perfect state before folding them in wardrobes or putting them on hangers in the dressings. 
  • You will also be in charge of ironing all the linen and the clothes. 
  • You will be in charge of cleaning the wardrobes and the dressings. 
  • You will be in charge of putting the clothes and the linen within the proper wardrobes and dressings. 
  • You also need to clean the handbags and the shoes before putting them back in the wardrobes. 
  • You will  be in charge of putting/changing the bedsheets on all the beds, depending on the frequency given by the owners. The beds must always be immaculate and in a perfect state.  
  • You will also be in charge of contacting the dry cleaners for specific clothes that can not be washed by hand or in a washing machine but need specific treatment and ask them to come and collect them.

You will be in charge of all the housekeeping in the Villa, making sure that all the bedrooms and bathrooms are in a perfect state. That the main areas as corridors, living rooms are always dusted, tidy and well organized in accordance to the owner's habits. 

Desired profile 

  • You must be very autonomous and able to report and respect your hierarchy in the same time. 
  • We are looking for someone who is passionate about service and likes to work in private villas. Previous experience as a housekeeper or as a Head Housekeeper is MANDATORY. 
  • You are comfortable in housekeepingservice and laundry
  • You are multi task and flexible, able to follow the processes that are already implemented and able to be reactive when facing something unusual. If someone in the team needs help, you need to be hands on. The team is very close, and everybody, even the Villa Manager work hands in hands. 
  • You are a smiling person, you like to work in a team and you are discrete. You have a positive attitude. 
  • You are autonomous but you know to work in a team. 
  • You are always on time and present well, you have a real sense of human relations and communication comes with an ease to you. 
  • You MUST speak english. French is a plus. 
  • You MUST have a car and a driving licence as you can not access the Villa easily, public transport option can not be considered. 
  • You DO NOT HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD, you are honest and trustworthy. 

Salary : 3500 euros net per month - negotiable depending on profile

Weekends off when the owners are not around and flexibilty is required when they are in the Villa, you will have one day off during the week. 

The Villa Manager is very careful to this matter.

Work Experience Requirements:

All applicants must have previous experience in working on a Yacht.

Language Requirements:

Good knowledge of the following languages is required: English, French

Certificates and Qualifications:

A valid STCW Basic Safety Training certificate is required from all applicants. Please sign up for an STCW course and obtain the certificate if you don't have it yet.