Domestic Couple Gstaad

Responsible for efficiently and smoothly running the household to high standards, providing personal service and a distinctive, hands on involvement.

In charge of the cost and service oriented maintenance of the chalet all year round.

A combination of the following skill set is required:

Housekeeper, waiter, chauffeur and handyman. The position involves:

She – Housekeeper:

general housekeeping duties (vacuuming and cleaning floors, dusting and polishing of all surfaces, window cleaning, changing linen etc.)

  •  preparing the chalet for the arrival of the owner / guests
  • laundry & ironing of clothes and linens
  • care of antiques, silver
  • tending house plants & flower arrangements
  • running errands and shopping for the household
  • maintaining adequate supply of cleaning products
  • preparing breakfast

He – Waiter / Chauffeur / Handyman :

  •  setting table and serving
  • driving duties
  • taking care of household vehicles
  • general household maintenance
  • looking after minor repairs and small day-to-day maintenance projects not requiring a tractor
  •  maintenance of the house, grounds and amenities
  • heavy exterior cleanup (especially in winter)
  • running technical facilities (pool, wellness, home cinema, home entertainment systems, alarm systems)

Requirements / qualifications

Experience in a similar position or first-class hospitality industry

Very good knowledge of English; French an additional asset

Clean driving licence

Experience DIY / handyman skills (he)

Good technical knowledge – the house is equipped with state of the art computerised services, security & alarm systems

Being able to maintain and operate the usual outdoor machinery and tools (he)

Self-motivated and willing to perform

Customer focused and dedicated – able to adapt to the owner’s needs

Hands-on and practical – problem solvers who can improvise if necessary

High quality standards and an eye for details

Must be used to work independently, efficient, organized and exact

Discreet, loyal, honest and trustworthy

A couple with integrity

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Well presented and professional

Friendly and positive

Additional information: 

Dynamic household with an active social life, owner travels frequently and will only be in residence approx. 3 – 4 months / year

Flexibility regarding working hours / days off when owner is in residence

Owner will bring additional staff (e.g. chef) when visiting

Size: approx. 2’000m2

Live in position: bedroom & bathroom with separate staff

quarter (kitchen, recreation room)

Car will be provided – both need to drive