Butler – House Manager sought for a chateau in the South of France

Our VIP client is currently seeking a butler/house manager for their chateau on a large wine estate in the Provence, France. The property is between Nice and St.Tropez.

The right butler/house manager candidate should be hands on and not afraid or too high level to do daily chores such as setting up the pool daily, driving, running errands, serving at the table, table setting etc…

You would also coordinate the housekeepers (now 3) and the Chef as well.

The principle receives many guests during the year from a range of customers to friends and Vip’s.

Key Duties:

  • Responsibility for the Chateau and Guest house
  • Purchasing needed items and verifying that all is working well
  • Serving at the table
  • Taking care of 4 cars
  • Driving clients and guests to the airport
  • Overseeing 2 to 3 housekeepers and a chef in season (summer)
  • Light maintenance

Numbers in Household (Adults, Kids): 2 adults and 3 children

Pets: 2 golden retrievers

Size of Residence: large Provencal Chateau with over 14 Bedrooms + guest house 1100 m2

Other household staff employed: 3 housekeepers and 1 chef.

How many hours and days per week: while the principle is in residence 39++ hours a week, otherwise regular French law working hours.

Languages required: English and French

You must be a good driver.

Salary will be in the region of 35,000 Euro net yearly, 5 week paid vacations.

Live-in or Live out position (both options are available, either live in or live out)

Confidence and charm will be required for this long-term role! Candidates offered the job will be required to start ASAP.

Please send your CV together with a professional photo and references.