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 Overseas Couples  I  Overseas Housekeepers/ Cook  I  Overseas Chef/ Butler/ Chauffeur/ Gardener

This vacancy section was last updated on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 5:15 PM

Couples

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Job Code

Job Title

Location

Start Date

Salary

SC20571 House Manager & Cook/Housekeeper Munich, Germany (& Italy & Austria) August/early September £1000-£1500pwn
Professional family are seeking a dynamic and highly competent House Manager/Cook/Housekeeper couple The couple will be based at the family’s ultra-modern principle residence in the countryside just outside of Munich. The Cook/Housekeeper will be responsible for all organisational housekeeping duties (laundress employed for all laundry duties), so general cleaning, running errands for the family and daily shopping and cooking for the family. Mum prefers not to cook so a keen cook is essential who will put together a menu plan and cater for the family and also regular dinner parties of 8-10 people. They particularly love Italian food! Duties for spouse to include organising contractors, general handyman duties, basic maintenance of the garden and grounds, as well as driving when required. The chosen couple will also look after the employers’ other homes in Italy and Austria, travelling as required to set up these homes for their arrival and ensuring all runs smoothly during their stay. Fluent English is essential and any German would be very helpful to make their own lives easier. The working days will be Monday-Friday with occasional weekends required (notice given). The family have 4 sons at boarding school (aged between 12-16 years old) and occasional proxy parenting may be required during holidays. Two drivers are preferred (one essential) for airport runs and travelling to the other properties, car provided on and off duty. There are 2 small dogs in the home and so the couple must be animal friendly. A modern 2 bedroom apartment is provided as staff accommodation, with separate entrance from the main house. The ideal start date is mid/end August 2019 and top salary is negotiable from £1000 - £1500pw clear depending on experience. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J34672.

SC20569 Cook/Housekeeper & Maintenance/Chauffeur South of France September 2019 4500 euros per month clear
Experienced Cook/Housekeeper & Chauffeur/Maintenance couple sought for employer’s part time residence in South of France. Previous couple of 35 years recommend! Beautiful property is occupied 6-8 weeks of the year when the family visit in the summer. The ideal couple will speak fluent (or at least conversational) French, be proactive and capable. Duties will involve all cleaning housekeeping and generally making sure the property is kept to a high standard. Other responsibilities will include basic DIY, maintenance duties as well as driving for airport runs etc when employer in residence. A good cook is required for dinner parties and family meals when employer in residence with partner to serve. Gardening staff are employed separately but there may be a need to assist on occasion, hence a positive, flexible approach is important. A lovely 2 bed apartment attached to the house with a separate entrance and private patio is provided as staff accommodation. Regret not suitable for pets or dependents. When employer is in residence working days may be 7 days a week, but there is plenty of downtime during the winter months when the house is unoccupied and hours and days considerably reduced to compensate. Salary is negotiable according to previous experience up to around 4500 Euros per month for the perfect couple. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J34637.

SC20566 Superb Housekeeper/Cook & Maintenance Couple St Barths, Caribbean Flexible Excellent salary +tips/bonuses
Valued Staff of Distinction client is now searching for a highly skilled and professional Housekeeper/Cook & Maintenance couple for their stunning villa in St Barths. The 6 bed property is beautifully furnished and very high tech. The housekeeper must work to exceptionally high standards and be a great cook. Excellent maintenance skills needed to look after the day to day running of the property and grounds. Couple will need to work well as a team to ensure the villa runs smoothly at all times. This role would ideally suit a couple with real initiative who are happy to work hard for 8 months of the year when the villa is occupied and busy and then enjoy 4 months of downtime. Self-contained accommodation, excellent salary and tips/bonuses offered. Interviewing now to start when the perfect couple found. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J34519.

SC20563 Discreet & professional couple South of France May 2019 £1,000.00 clear pw
Discreet, professional and hardworking domestic couple sought for a villa in the South of France. The HNW principals require a trustworthy couple to take care of security, housekeeping, cooking, shopping, driving and indoor & outdoor general maintenance. Would suit a flexible and proactive "hands on" couple happy to juggle busy summer periods with very quiet times out of season. The couple will need to be flexible to occasionally travel and assist in other properties in the UK. Two drivers would be ideal, but only one essential. Position interviewing now to commence in May. Salary negotiable around £1k per week clear. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J33924.

SC20556 Cook/HK & Maintenance/Gardening couple South of France June 2019 4,500 euros a month
Cook/Housekeeper & Maintenance/Gardening couple sought for appreciative employers with formal home in the South of France to take over from the existing couple, retiring after 26 years! Would ideally suit a cheerful, proactive couple, used to working on own initiative and able to juggle times when all is very quiet with no one in residence together with very busy times when employer and business colleagues staying or friends and extended family. Preferable for both to drive (one essential) for airport runs etc, and ideally speak French and or Italian ( & English). Important for couple to be fit, energetic and organised to carry out daily tasks and be team players to work with the existing full time cleaner and gardening team. The Cook/Housekeeper will need to be confident cooking dinner parties for up to 12 people and using vegetables and herbs from the garden. Training can be given if necessary. Assistance with all housekeeping duties needed also. Partner will be responsible for the vegetable and herb garden, mowing and general garden and pool maintenance. Basic DIY skills and liaising with contractors as necessary required also. Both will need to be animal lovers to care for 2 dogs and 2 cats and be happy to wear the uniform provided. A 3 bedroom, newly renovated and furnished home is provided as staff accommodation with bills included, dependents and pets can be considered. A car is provided on duty. The couple will be needed to work 5 days a week including weekends. Flexibility needed regarding time off when employers are in residence. Position to commence by June to hand over with the current couple. Salary negotiable for the ideal couple around 4,500 euros a month. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J33904.

SC20551 Housekeeping/Maintenance/Driver couple California ASAP/Flex Negotiable according to experience
Energetic, outgoing and enthusiastic domestic couple sought for professional principals in Northern California (near San Francisco). It is essential any couple keen to be put forward for this role has a Green card/work visa for the US. The fit and hardworking couple will be responsible for the main residence, keeping on top of cleaning and tidying, managing supplies, light PA work such as liaising with guests and other outside workers/personnel. The couple will also be in charge of attending to maintenance and dealing with contractors where needed, look after the gardens, grounds and pool, pet care and occasional light cooking for the principals. Ideal for both to be confident drivers (with one happy to drive an RV on occasion). Good team players with positive attitude essential for this post. Private, self-contained accommodation provided as staff accommodation with access to pool and gym facilities. Position to commence when the perfect couple is found. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J33886.

SC20547 Good all rounder couple West Ireland ASAP £800+pwn
Beautiful castle and estate set in rural West Ireland (County Galway), require a flexible energetic couple with lots of enthusiasm and a ‘muck in’ attitude. The castle is occasionally let commercially for weddings and has 3 holiday cottages on site that are let so there is always lots to do! Other housekeeping and grounds staff are employed so team players important. The principal has four dogs, so dog lovers essential as couple will take responsibility for them when away. Any cooking and general maintenance skills will be useful as well as occasionally serving at table. A general “ can do” attitude would be perfect for this varied role. Two drivers are a preference due to the remote location and to run errands; an estate car is provided. Role will be 5.5 days per week working most weekends. Private accommodation is provided on site but regret not suitable for couples with dependants or pets. Interviewing now, post to commence ASAP, salary negotiable according to experience approx. €55,000+ gpa/£800+pw net.Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J33585

Housekeeper/Cook & Maintenance/Driver Gstaad, Switzerland ASAP £1500pw clear
Recommended post for an experienced domestic couple sought by a return Staff of Distinction client in Gstaad, Switzerland. This position is to take care of employers part-time residence throughout the year. The single employer (and sometimes extended family) are in residence around 3 months a year, but require a trustworthy and self-sufficient couple to manage the household. One half will be taking care of the cooking, cooking fresh family meals, shopping and running errands. All housekeeping will also be required (cleaners and laundress to assist). The other half will be acting as a handyman and taking care of general maintenance. Both will be acting as security also making sure the home is secured. Travelling Butler also employed and will be in residence when employer is. The couple will need to be dog friendly as the principals have a Labrador to look after and walk. Accommodation is provided within the house - bedroom with own bathroom and use of a kitchen. Working 5 days a week with 2 days off, some weekends will be required especially when the employer is in residence. One driver is needed and any knowledge of German or Portuguese an advantage (not essential). Position to start as soon as perfect couple found. Salary negotiable around 10,000 swiss francs per month/ £1500 per week clear. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J15888.

SC20543 Inside couple Wiltshire & Switzerland Flexible £60k gross per annum/£900-£1000pwn
Travelling couple sought to look after family’s newly renovated homes in Wiltshire (edge of the Cotswolds) and Switzerland (near Gstaad). This exciting opportunity will best suit an experienced inside couple who are used to a semi formal environment and happy to travel. The role will be based two thirds of the year in Wiltshire and one third in Switzerland (generally for the ski season and summer holiday). Duties to include all general maintenance/houseman and driving (gardeners employed) with partner looking after all housekeeping and cooking to dinner party standard. Employer has 3 school aged children (two are full time borders) and are based in London during the week so need a proactive, organised couple with lots of initiative. One driver is needed and a car will be provided on and off duty. It is essential the couple have valid passports for frequent travel. A newly renovated 3 bed cottage with own garden is provided as staff accommodation in Wiltshire and separate accommodation is also provided in Switzerland. Pets welcome and older dependents considered. Working hours will generally be 5 days (working weekends), 40 hours a week approx. Interviewing now to start when ideal couple found. Salary negotiable around £60k gross per annum/£900-£1000pwn dependant on experience. Please call 01225 484190 to discuss further or email your CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J33049.

SC20520 Caretaking couple with Greencard sought Las Vegas (US work visa essential) ASAP £70k/$100k gross per annum
Staff of Distinction client moving to Las Vegas in June is looking for a caretaking couple as Housekeeper/Cook and Driver/Maintenance/Security for his new property. Essential that both parties have a Green Card or the right to work in the US! The employer will be in residence 6 months of the year and during this time the role will be 6 days per week returning to 5 days and lesser hours when employer away. 2 drivers are preferred and a car will be provided on and off duty. Driver with a Military background would be useful as security is important to the employer. Other duties will include family cooking and all general housekeeping, handyman duties and driving as required. Self-contained accommodation with a separate entrance will be provided and salary negotiable according to previous experience around £70k/$100k gross per annum. If you are interested in this position please call Katherine or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job ref: J14704.

SC20502 Italian speaking Housekeeper & Maintenance Manager Tuscany, Italy ASAP/flexible 3500-4000 Euros per month
House Manager & Housekeeper/Cook couple sought to look after employer’s beautiful part-time residence based in rural Tuscany. Duties will include garden maintenance, handyman duties, driving, pool maintenance, security, domestic cleaning, family cooking, and mucking in where required to keep the estate running smoothly. One member of the couple must speak fluent Italian for liaising with contractors etc (ideally House manager). The family have 2 dogs and so an animal friendly couple is ideal, one driver is essential (2 preferred) and a car is provided on and off duty. A chef is brought in for dinner parties and extra gardening help contracted during busy times. A one bed house is provided within the grounds as staff accommodation. Salary on offer is 3500-4000 Euros per month for the ideal couple. If you are interested in this position please call Katherine or email staff@imperialstaff.com quoting job ref: J25544.

Cook/Housekeeper & Maintenance/Gardener/Driver South of France ASAP/flex 3000 euros per month
Cook/Housekeeper and Maintenance/Gardener/Driver couple sought for beautiful villa located in Grasse, South of France. Employer in residence about 2 months a year needs a capable, highly motivated, couple with a happy disposition and a "can do" attitude. At least one candidate is required to speak fluent French. Housekeeper/Cook duties will include overall responsibility for housekeeping, preparing the property for owner's arrival, cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner, organising food and staff for parties and events, liaising with the owner over menus and special requirements, managing petty cash and bills, and care of two dogs. Maintenance/Gardener/Chauffeur duties will include general maintenance duties both inside and outside, managing renovation projects/overseeing and liaising with contractors and keeping the owner updated, upkeep and development of the garden, airport transfers, on call chauffeur, all aspects of dinner service, overall responsibility for the exterior of the property, maintaining the cars, pool, gym, office and outside furniture, making reservations, security. 1 bed apartment provided. Salary 3000 euros per month. Interviewing now for ASAP start. If interested please call Katherine 01225 484190, email CVs to staff@imperialstaff.com


 Overseas Housekeepers, HK/Cooks & HK/Nannies

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Job Code

Job Title

Location

Start Date

Salary

SHK20572 Housekeeper/Cook Munich Germany September £700+
Professional family are seeking a dynamic and highly competent Housekeeper/Cook to replace their previous employee of 13 years! Based at the family’s ultra-modern principle residence in the countryside just outside of Munich. Responsible for all organisational housekeeping duties (laundress employed for all laundry duties), so general cleaning, running errands for the family and daily shopping and cooking for the family. Mum prefers not to cook so a keen cook is essential who will put together a menu plan and cater for the family and regular dinner parties of 8-10 people. They particularly love Italian food. Caring for the employers’ other homes in Italy and Austria, travelling as required to set up these homes for their arrival and ensuring all runs smoothly during their stay. Fluent English is essential and any German would be very helpful to make their own lives easier. Monday-Friday with occasional weekends required (notice given). The family have four sons at boarding school (aged between 11-15 years old) and occasional proxy parenting may be required during holidays. Drivers preferred. There are two small dogs. A modern 2 bedroom apartment is provided as staff accommodation, with separate entrance from the main house. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to tania@imperialstaff.com

SHK20570 Cook/Housekeeper South of France September 2019 £negotiable salary based on experience
Experienced Cook/Housekeeper sought for employer’s part time residence in South of France. Beautiful property occupied 6-8 weeks of the year when the family visit in the summer. The ideal candidate will speak fluent (or at least conversational) French, be proactive and capable. Duties are housekeeping and making sure the property is kept to a high standard. Cooking for dinner parties and family meals when employer in residence. Gardening staff employed separately. A lovely 2 bed apartment attached to the house with a separate entrance and private patio is provided as staff accommodation. Regret not suitable for pets or dependents. When employer is in residence working days may be 7 days a week, but there is plenty of downtime during the winter months when the house is unoccupied and hours and days considerably reduced to compensate. Salary is negotiable according to previous experience.If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to tania@imperialstaff.com

SHK20534 Live-in Cook/Housekeeper Count Kilkenny, Southern Ireland ASAP £550-600 per week net plus
Live-in Cook/Housekeeper sought for running of employer’s rural estate in Count Kilkenny, Southern Ireland. The home is based on 200 acres of land and so the role would suit a country loving candidate. This will be the ideal role for a foodie who has a passion for different cuisines. Housekeeping duties will also be required alongside existing part-time housekeeper, as well as helping the general running of the estate. There are 5 cats and 2 dogs on the estate so the housekeeper must be animal friendly. Pets of your own are welcome to accompany too. The successful housekeeper will be provided with a furnished 2 bed cottage and a car for on and off duty. Partners are also welcome to accompany. Working 5 days per week, some weekends may be required with days off in lieu. A driver is essential due to the rural location of the role. The ideal candidate will be a team player, and a skilled multitasker! The employers are an appreciative couple, and they are looking for someone to join them on a long term basis. A salary of £550-600 per week net + is on offer depending on previous experience. Role to start as soon as right person is found. If you would like to be considered for this position please send your current CV to Lucy@imperialstaff.com quoting job reference J32682

Overseas Chef/Butler/Chauffeur/Gardener

Email staff@imperialstaff.comcall +44 (0) 207 795 6255 for further details, or click on a job code number to apply online.

 

Job Code

Job Title

Location

Start Date

Salary

SCB20568 Chauffeur/Handyman Cap Ferrat, South of France September €2200pmn
A Chauffeur/Handyman seeking a long-term role is sought for a formal household in Cap Ferrat, South of France. You must be able to speak conversational French and have excellent references. You will be required to undertake general Chauffeur/Handyman duties and will be responsible for security and maintenance. General 5 day working week with some weekends, except when the principals are in residence when you will have to work 7 days a week. Principals are in residence for 2 months of the year, 6 weeks over the summer and 1 week over Easter. An apartment with a separate entrance is provided. The role is to start in September for a salary of €2200pmn. If you are interested in this role please send your CV to bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting your full name and the job reference number J34638.

Security/ Chauffeur/ PA France, New York & LA ASAP Competitive
A lovely return client of Imperial is looking for a child-friendly, energetic, professional fully trained security guard/assistant/driver for their 3 properties based in France, New York and LA. The successful candidate must be exceptionally flexible, well presented with a strong athletic build to keep up with the demands of the job. Daily responsibilities will include managing the security for all properties, booking restaurant reservations, organising flights, light assistant duties, all driving duties, shopping and running errands. You will be responsible and able to work independently under pressure with the ability to turn hand to everything that may be required to ensure the easy day to day running of busy family schedules. This role would suit a fully independent candidate who is able to commit to a role that requires you to be available as and when the family need you. All family cars will be your responsibility; this will include cleaning of the cars as well as ensuring they are well kept at all times. You must be discreet and responsible and hold a full clean driver’s license. Fluent English is essential and a security qualification as well as an updated DBS check is required. Uniform will be provided. Working hours are to be discussed but the candidate will need to be available as and when needed. The role involves a lot of travel so it is essential you are flexible and able to fully commit to this position. The role is to start as soon as the right candidate is found for a competitive salary. Accommodation will be provided throughout. If you are interested in this role please email bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting your full name and the job reference number J33819.

SCB20546 All-Rounder/Butler Ireland ASAP £Neg
Beautiful castle and property set over 600 acres in West Ireland (close to Gort), require a highly experienced all-round butler/driver/handyman with a ‘muck in’ attitude. The castle is open to the public for private and public events so the candidate will need to be respectful and represent the castle at all times. There are also 10 houses, 4 of which are occupied. The principal has 4 dogs, so will need a candidate who is animal friendly and can help take on pet responsibilities. An approachable personality is essential to meet and greet guests at the holiday houses. Sometimes smart attire will need to be worn in the evenings to help with serving, greeting or to help with parties. Cooking will be a bonus, however no essential. A driver is preferred due to the location and to run errands; a car is provided on duty only. Accommodation is presented as a bedsit in a restored tower with a shared kitchen. Position to commence ASAP. Salary approx is negotiable. If you are interested in this role please email bridgette@imperialstaff.com quoting your full name and the job reference number J33584.

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