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Domestic Couple

Up to £60,000.00|Bordeaux, France|Permanent, Live-in

A Domestic Couple with exceptional cooking ability is required on a 35-acre estate in Bordeaux. Your employers are a British couple with two young children aged 2 & 7, therefore candidates must be extremely child friendly.

Applicants must have conversational French and hold a clean driving licence.

Although this is a ‘live-in position’, staff do not live on-site. A staff apartment will be arranged for you nearby.

Between the couple, you will be required to cater for the household and any guests. Preferred cuisines include; Mediterranean dishes, salads, grains, fresh fruit/vegetables, sushi & sashimi, Indian, Japanese, Thai. The family are keen cooks and enjoy a variety of worldwide cuisine with an emphasis on a healthy and balanced diet.

General housekeeping, laundry, pool maintenance and general repairs will also be required.

Pets/allergy info:

2 large dogs
2 cats

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this role include the following:

  • Cooking and baking with the children on a rainy day (cupcakes, pizza, cookies etc)
  • Light driving duties, errand running
  • Catering for family and guests
  • Housekeeping & laundry
  • Dry cleaning drop off/pick up
  • General security/gatekeeping
  • Vehicle care and ensuring vehicle docs are kept up to date (booking servicing/MOT etc)
  • Pool maintenance
  • Installing a simple irrigation system
  • Supporting groundsman and professional gardener who attend weekly
  • Watering and simple gardening/deadheading
  • Small DIY tasks such as fitting shelving in the garage
  • Running maintenance list (missing roof tiles, lightbulbs, general maintenance, reporting breakages)
  • Simple admin, appointments, liaising with external contractors
  • Bins & recycling
  • Cleaning terraces, clearing leaves, sweeping paths
  • Dog walking when required
  • House sitting/pet sitting

Key requirements

To be suitable for this role, you must be/have:

  • Child friendly (no direct Nanny duties)
  • Conversational French (required to oversee external contractors, make appointments and see to general admin)
  • A tractor or chainsaw licence would be a bonus (for larger maintenance projects on-site)
  • Driving licence
  • Strong standard of cooking
  • Friendly, easy-going yet professional approach
  • Excellent personal presentation
  • This role is based approx 1 hour from central Bordeaux (applicants must enjoy a rural lifestyle)

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