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Assistant Chateau Manager – Seasonal – France

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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Private Villa Manager
Mallorca
Permanent

We are looking for a full-time, live-in House Manager to manage a country property by the sea in North West Mallorca. It is a 7-bedroom house with terraced garden and swimming pool.

Responsibilities:

  • Taking care of the house in such as making sure everything is at its place, welcoming guests, arrange with housekeeping and cooking-team to fulfil the guests needs.
  • Manage all administration and accounts for property, file expenses reports, maintain all utilities and third parties.
  • Hire and supervise additional needed cleaning and cooking staff during high season and rentals
  • Negotiate and organize activities and services, such as cars, boats, planes
  • Coordinate and reserve restaurants, excursions, site visits; as well as gym, yoga, swimming, tennis, pilates, massage
  • Great communication skills, service mindset and guest dedication is needed

The ideal candidate:

  • Manager must have 5 years+ paid experience with references
  • European passport or residency with work permit
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Fluent English and Spanish
  • Someone that is precise, flexible, reactive and pro-active with an ability to multi-task
  • Must be courteous, helpful, honest, hardworking, practical, reliable.
  • Must have organization skills as well as aesthetic vision with a major attention to detail
  • Need to love and respect nature, animals and children
  • Experience in supervising additional staff and providers.
  • Have prior knowledge about Mallorca. Housing, car and smartphone provided.

Benefits:

  • Long working hours during peak seasons but quieter during low season
  • Salary of €1800pcm (net)
  • Accommodation
  • Use of a car, smartphone

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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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Freelance/Part-time Property Manager
Chatel, France
Seasonal

A luxury chalet in Chatel is looking for a Freelance/Part-time Property Manager to look after the chalet over the summer.

The chalet is catered during the winter and self-catered over the summer. We are looking for someone (possibly as part of a couple) to work at the chalet doing property and guest management.

Responsibilities

  • Client meet and greet
  • Chalet turnaround on changeover day
  • Some meal preparation if this is pre-arranged
  • Gardening (grass cutting, some weeding, and pruning)
  • General maintenance
  • Arranging access and coordinating repairs as necessary

The ideal candidate

  • Someone that lives in or around Chatel
  • Previous chalet/property management

Benefits

  • An hourly/ad hoc salary
  • Separate apartment with WiFi, double room, living space, kitchenette, bathroom, and bunkbed

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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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