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Chateau Host – France (April-October)

€500-€650 per week|Dordogne, France|Temporary, Live-in

A fantastic opportunity for chalet staff and yacht crew. We are recruiting two hosts for this summer season. Our client has a beautiful private estate in France that is primarily used for yoga and wellness retreats. Suitable applicants will have skills with housekeeping and have a helpful, proactive approach to guests. Clientelle are typically from the USA and UK therefore applicants are not required to speak French. Perfect role for two friends!

The property has 10 bedrooms and guest numbers can range between 12-20. Staff include a chef, hosts/housekeeping, grounds staff and management. Applicants should be self-sufficient and able to manage their time and workload effectively.

Selected applicants will have plenty of time off throughout the season as retreats are not always run for a full week, allowing plenty of time to prepare for the arrival of the next set of guests and enjoy a few days off. The property is hired out to private clients when not being used for retreats.

The two hosts will work on a rota either starting early at 07.00 or starting later and finishing at 22.30.

Setting up the pool area, front of house duties such as assisting the chef with laying out breakfast platters and keeping communal areas clean and tidy are all expected.

Morning tea and coffee service will be run by the host who is working the early shift. One towel change per week with guest arrival/departure typically on a Saturday. Sunday is your day off (additional days are also taken if there are no guests in residence).

Retreats will run April 15th-16th July and 27th August-15th October. The villa is booked by private clients for the break in between.

Accommodation: Accommodation is provided for you at the estate including a beautiful bedroom and bathroom that has previously been used as a further guest bedroom.

Start date: First guests will arrive on April 15th

Booking dates: April 15th – October 15th

Ideal experience: Chalet or superyacht

Responsibilities

  • Housekeeping
  • Cleaning guest rooms
  • Towel and linen changes
  • Morning Coffee and tea service
  • Clearing away after meals
  • Setting up the pool area
  • Bringing in poolside cushions etc if it is expected to rain
  • Drying off outdoor furniture as needed
  • Assisting with guest arrival/luggage
  • Keeping communal areas immaculate and tidy

Key requirements

  • Previous experience in a similar role is essential. Those with chalet or yacht experience are preferred (but not essential)
  • A driving licence would be of enormous value to ensure you can explore and enjoy your days off
  • DBS check
  • Verifiable references
  • Availability for all-inclusive dates (15th April-15th October)
  • Smart personal presentation
  • Social and communication skills
  • Flexibility
  • Must be fit, healthy and energetic
  • EU passport/right to work within France
  • All applicants must be fully vaccinated

Start date: 15 April 2022

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