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General Assistant – Les Gets, France – Seasonal

General Assistant
Les Gets, France
Seasonal

A premier boutique hotel in the heart of Les Gets, Portes du Soleil is looking for General Assistants to join their team. As part of the welcoming and professional team, you will be dedicated to make the guests’ alpine experience the best holiday they have ever had.

Blending traditional alpine charm with contemporary design and gorgeous antique furniture this hotel provides a welcoming sanctuary created with comfort and luxury in mind. This position crosses over between housekeeping and breakfast service, dinner service and bar – applicants can expect to gain experience in different areas of a busy hotel.

Responsibilities

Working within a team on a rota that will include both split shifts and straight shifts, the duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Presenting and serving breakfast, assisting with food preparation for breakfast
  • Preparing and serving afternoon tea
  • Preparing and serving drinks at the hotel bar
  • Help guests with any queries/questions
  • Daily cleaning and presentation of property public areas
  • Daily room servicing and preparing for guest arrivals
  • Managing storage areas and stock levels(linen, cleaning products, and food items).

The ideal candidate

  • Welcoming and positive personality
  • Has a “can do” attitude and is willing to learn new skills
  • Enjoys working within a team
  • Has a good eye for detail and takes pride in their work
  • Preferably has previous experience in hospitality (however full training will be provided)
  • Ability to speak French is an advantage, but not essential.

Benefits

  • £500 paid monthly into a bank account
  • Rentable Accommodation from the landlord (salary indicated is after rent)
  • Pedestrian Multipass with access to activities
  • Food provision
  • Contribution for transport to French Alps
  • Employed through a UK company so need to be legally able to work in the UK

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General Chateau Assistant
Seasonal
France

A family run company that have chalets in the winter and operate chateaus in the summer are looking for General Assistants to join them this summer. Their summer programme is targeted towards groups of school children and their magnificent Château.

Responsibilities

General work across the chateau including the bar, restaurant and housekeeping teams

Ideal candidate 

Excellent customer service skills

Hardworking and team player approach

An enthusiasm to work with school groups

An understanding of French language would be beneficial

Benefits

They offer a full package of accommodation and board, with a salary of around £400 NET

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Assistant Chateau Manager
Seasonal
France

We are looking for an Assistant Manager, reporting to the General Manager, to lead a team of General Assistants, Kitchen and Maintenance staff to provide an excellent level of restaurant service, house-keeping and guest liaison (both to the school group and adult guests).

The château is a popular destination for UK school groups during the academic year (primarily March to November), keen to explore the region with a wide range of daily excursions. During the summer holidays (late July/August), the Château is enjoyed by adult and family guests.

Responsibilities

To provide a varied and flexible working environment to ensure that you, your team and guests are able to enjoy and explore all that the location and the region has to offer

Ideal candidate

Excellent customer service skills

Previous hospitality experience

Leadership qualities

Hardworking / team player approach

An enthusiasm for working with school groups

An understanding of French language is beneficial

A valid driving license would also be beneficial

Benefits

The neighbouring farmhouse/ gîte provides the main staff accommodation, equipped with new farmhouse kitchen, lounge and dining area complete with log-burner and WIFI

Full board accommodation, all meals and a competitive monthly salary will be provided as well as an end of season performance-related bonus.

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Receptionist/Trainee Manager
Austria
Seasonal

This role is working within a small boutique hotel that is open year-round, set in the unique Austrian Alps. Just 40 miles from Salzburg and nestled at the foot of the Hochkönig mountain, the second largest ski region in the Austrian Alps. There is magnificent, climbing, hiking and biking in the summer months and great skiing in the winter.

This role is working within a small boutique hotel that is open year-round, set in the unique Austrian Alps. Just 40 miles from Salzburg and nestled at the foot of the Hochkönig mountain, the second largest ski region in the Austrian Alps. There is magnificent, climbing, hiking and biking in the summer months and great skiing in the winter.

Responsibilities

  • Answering the telephone
  • Taking and following up on bookings
  • Check guests in and out
  • Account preparation on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Maintaining hotel website and social media presence
  • Learning all the roles of the hotel

The ideal candidate

  • German essential, B2 level
  • Brilliant hosting skills, always with a smile
  • Energetic and approachable, working calmly under pressure and self-motivated
  • Qualifications and/or experience in the leisure industry
  • Driving license
  • A sports enthusiast would benefit from the experience

Benefits

Competitive salary, dependant on the level of experience.

Accommodation and food included.

Plus seasonal ski pass.

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Barge Couple
FranceSeasonal

We have a fantastic live-aboard opportunity for a couple on a luxury barge this summer, taking holidaymakers along the waterways of France. We’re looking for an experienced chef and host couple who are able to provide 5-star service and fine-dining cuisine.

Your season will be broken down into 2 periods: 11 May – 7 July and 4 Aug – 1 Oct.

Responsibilities of the Host

Your duties will include:

  • Maintain the highest of standards of cleanliness and presentation of all guest areas. This will include thorough daily cleaning etc of guest cabins, en-suites and salon.
  • Preparing the table and serving/presenting the food, cheeses and wines at mealtimes. A high level of silver service experience is preferred though training can be offered if necessary.
  • Serving pre-meal drinks, preparing basic cocktails and generally “checking” with the guests that they have everything they need.
  • Having an eye for detail, aesthetics and pride in your work. The barge is one of the most beautifully presented anywhere on the canal network and we take great collective pride in ensuring these high standards are observed throughout the season.
  • Keeping the bar area stocked up, and ice available.
  • Learning about our fine wines on board and presenting them when serving at meal times. Maintaining wine stocks in the chill cabinets and inventory in store on the boat.
  • Keeping on top of laundry and ironing and tidy storage of products under the remit of the hostess. Sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases go to external laundries, tablecloths, napkins, towels and robes are laundered on board.
  • Being prepared to learn about the local area where we cruise, a little knowledge helps when guests are enquiring about the route and our progress through the week.

Responsibilities of the Chef

  • Have a good working knowledge of food in general and have an active interest in the food of the region.
  • You will need to be able to demonstrate good presentation skills and be organised with your provisioning, as you’re not always close to a supermarket.
  • You will provide the breakfast, lunch and dinner for the 6 guests who will be staying aboard with 2 lunches being had off of the boat. Also cooking for your fellow crew members and preparing crew food is essential for a happy boat!
  • Lunches can be plated or buffet, but ideally should include both. The evening meals are more formal and usually consist of four courses, starter, main, cheese and dessert with perhaps an amuse bouche to create a perfect balance of flavours and interest.
  • The hotel barge galley is the Chef’s domain, and safety, cleanliness, and food hygiene are the up-most priorities and the responsibility of the Chef.
  • It is essential that the Chef has suitable training and holds relevant certificates. Safety must include awareness and management of all safety equipment. Food hygiene must correspond to the strict norms of the restaurant industry.
  • The Chef is also responsible for shopping, stock management and bookkeeping.

The ideal candidates

The ideal candidates will have several years’ experience in hospitality at a 4 or 5* level. We are looking for candidates with great initiative who are flexible, as whilst this is an outline description of your principal duties, you may be required to assist with other aspects of managing the barge.

Requirements

Good spoken English and a clean driver’s license, valid in France, is essential.

Benefits

Pay rate: Roughly €300 per week (negotiable for the right candidate) + you will also earn great tips (typically around €300 each per week). Your accommodation is a shared cabin on board & you will have all meals included as well.

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Villa Host
Mediterranean
Seasonal

Are you a competent cook/host looking for a summer role in a beautiful villa? We are starting to get roles in across the Mediterranean, so it’s a great time to apply now!

Your role will be varied, and you will jump into whatever needs doing, including cooking, hosting and housekeeping. This flexibility will keep your role varied and interesting and will be a great all-rounded experience.

Responsibilities

  • You will be working to a high standard, delivering all elements of this service including:
  • Preparing and cooking meals as required
  • Cleaning and general upkeep of the properties including making beds
  • Shopping duties as required
  • Any other ad hoc duties such as laundry or babysitting

The ideal candidate

  • Someone looking to develop their skills and experience from previous seasons.
  • Someone who is welcoming, caring approach to customer service, a passion for tasty & organic food, who take great pride in their work.

 Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Travel expenses
  • Lovely accommodation
  • Meals when on shift
  • Great working environment and opportunity to spend the summer in beautiful locations

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Barge Host – Seasonal
France

We are currently recruiting for a hostess for a luxury hotel barge in France. The vessel cruises the French canals, so this is an exciting opportunity for someone to explore beautiful regions of France. The barge is also recruiting a chef for the summer season, so this position can be open for a chef/host couple.

The “Barge Host” is a pivotal position, and you will have a huge impact on the guests’ time on board. Engaging daily with our guests you must be someone who is energetic, organized and focused on providing the guests with a seamless, stress-free, quality experience during their time on board.

Your season will be broken down into 2 periods: 18 May – 7 July (7 Weeks) and 3rd Aug – 12 Oct (10 Weeks). This breaks down as 11 weeks of cruising with guests, 1 week with media on board, 2 weeks re-positioning the barge and 3 weeks non-cruising. This may change in the advent of further bookings being received.

Responsibilities

Your duties will include:

1) Maintain the highest of standards of cleanliness and presentation of all guest areas. This will include thorough daily cleaning etc of guest cabins, en-suites and salon.

2) Preparing the table and serving/presenting the food, cheeses and wines at mealtimes. A high level of silver service experience is preferred though training can be offered if necessary.

3) Serving pre-meal drinks, preparing basic cocktails and generally “checking” with the guests that they have everything they need.

4) Having an eye for detail, aesthetics and pride in your work. The barge is one of the most beautifully presented anywhere on the canal network and we take great collective pride in ensuring these high standards are observed throughout the season.

4) Keeping the bar area stocked up, and ice available.

5) Learning about our fine wines on board and presenting them when serving at meal times. Maintaining wine stocks in the chill cabinets and inventory in store on the boat.

6) Keeping on top of laundry and ironing and tidy storage of products under the remit of the hostess. Sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases go to external laundries, tablecloths, napkins, towels and robes are laundered on board.

7) Being prepared to learn about the local area where we cruise, a little knowledge helps when guests are enquiring about the route and our progress through the week.

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will have several years’ experience in hospitality at a 4 or 5* level. We are looking for a candidate with great initiative and someone who is flexible, as whilst this is an outline description of your principal duties, you may be required to assist with other aspects of managing the barge.

Requirements

Good spoken English and a clean driver’s license, valid in France, is essential.

Benefits

Pay rate: Roughly €300 per week (negotiable for the right candidate) + you will also earn great tips (typically around €300 each per week). Your accommodation is a shared cabin on board & you will have all meals included as well.

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