Nanny/Driver/Chalet Host Cover needed for the 22/23 Ski Season in the French Alps!

Nanny/Driver/Chalet Host Cover needed for the 22/23 Ski Season in the French Alps!

  • Location: France
  • Job Function: Childcare & Au Pair, Driving, Hospitality & Waiting, Ski & Winter Resort
  • Job Type: Seasonal, Winter
  • Language: English (other languages are a plus)
  • Period: End of November to end of April (exact dates TBC)
  • Working Hours: Fulltime, 39 hours a week (2 free days a week)
  • Salary: 11.01 euros per hour – French SMIC contract
  • Meals: 1 meal a day when working
  • Benefits: Local area lift pass and Ski/snowboard hire
  • Accommodation: Included

We are a luxury chalet company, based in the resort of St Martin de Belleville in the 3 Valleys ski area. We operate 6 boutique ski chalets each with chef, host and driver teams. We have a staff of around 25, including management. We are an owner-operated business, now in our tenth year and we have developed a reputation for a luxurious yet friendly catered chalet service that is tailored to our guests’ needs. We have a passion for delivering the highest levels of service to our clients and our success depends on us finding the right team who share our passion.

We are seeking professional, motivated people with the desire to deliver the best possible standards. This is quite a varied role so you will need to be flexible throughout the season as the role can change from week to week. This role will require a strong work ethic and an ability to self-motivate and manage responsibilities without constant guidance. You will be a regular point of contact for our guests on a daily basis so you must have a passion for providing excellent service and always putting the guests’ needs first. Being in such a client-facing role, you must have great social and conversational skills and enjoy working as part of a team.

You will be fully supported by our management team, who will meet with you regularly and make regular checks on chalets, vehicles etc. You, therefore, have the full support of management at all times if there are problems that need sorting out; however, our employees will be expected to work on their own initiative and be capable of using their organisational skills to ensure the guests’ needs are always met – our employees are our biggest asset and the face of our company and make a real difference to our success.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

 

  • Full EU or UK driving license
  • Must be at least 21 (for vehicle insurance purposes)
  • Must be fluent in English – written and spoken
  • Ideally front of house service background in 5* establishments with fine dining and housekeeping experience
  • Recognised nanny qualification and/or significant experience looking after infants and children in a nanny role
  • First aid certification
  • Previous experience in driving large vehicles and on snow is highly desirable but not essential
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills with a ‘nothing is too much trouble’ attitude
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Able to work on own initiative as well as being a team player
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to converse at all levels with colleagues, guests, children and infants
  • A loving, nurturing and patient personality
  • A degree of flexibility wherever possible to meet parent’s needs and wishes
  • Outgoing and fun

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

DEPENDING ON THE WEEK OF THE SEASON, WILL DEPEND ON WHAT ROLE YOU WILL BE CARRYING
OUT. IF CHILDCARE IS REQUIRED IN THE RESORT THEN YOU WILL BE NANNYING OR IF DRIVING OR
HOST COVER IS REQUIRED THEN YOU WILL BE CARRYING OUT ONE OF THESE ROLES. SEE BELOW
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES FOR EACH ROLE BUT YOU WILL ONLY BE EXPECTED TO CARRY OUT ONE
ROLE AT A TIME.

DRIVING

 

  • Driving clients to/from the chalet, ski slopes and local shops/attractions
  • Taking clients to ski shops when necessary to collect their equipment and assisting them in the process
  • Driving staff to/from work
  • Responsible for maintaining the vehicles in terms of cleaning them inside and out on a regular basis and if any damage is caused or repair needs to be undertaken, informing maintenance management immediately
  • Responsible for maintaining a sufficient fuel level in your vehicle to complete the shift period and ensuring a vehicle is not handed to another member of staff without sufficient fuel
  • Checking light bulbs, oil and screen wash on a regular basis
  • Regularly sweeping stairs, driveways and terraces at chalets and clearing them when it snows as well as keeping chalet exteriors clean and tidy (clearing away glasses, rubbish etc.)
  • Fitting and removing snow chains, as required, in order to drive safely around the resort
  • Setting up/cleaning fires
  • Stocking up log/kindle supply when required
  • Changing over hot tubs on changeover days
  • Removing all rubbish and recycling from chalets on chef and hosts’ days off
  • Help with the distribution of supplies to chalets when required
  • Responsible for taking the chalet laundry to the drop off point and collection of it several times throughout the week

 

HOST

 

  • Daily housekeeping, weekly changeover cleans, mid-week towel changes, deep cleans at the beginning, mid and end of the season, daily laundry duties and other necessary cleaning to ensure the chalet is presented to the highest standards both inside and out at all times
  • Setting up for breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner and hosting/clearing up at both breakfast and dinner service.
  • Serving clients drinks and canapes pre-dinner
  • Responsible for preparing the chalet laundry for collection and checking laundry on return
  • On changeover days, working within your team to do whatever is needed to ensure the chalet is cleaned and presented to the highest standard and ready and welcoming for guest arrival
  • Reporting to management immediately any matters relating to damage, health and safety, food hygiene, etc.
  • Managing general chalet supplies (cleaning goods; lightbulbs; bathrooms supplies etc.)

 

NANNY

 

  • Looking after client’s children and infants in chalets and the village of St Martin de Belleville
  • Looking after the company owner’s children
  • Ensure that our guests and their children benefit from the highest level of childcare
  • Be confident in dealing with White Mountain Chalet guests
  • Provide a safe, hygienic and stimulating environment for children
  • Provide healthy and nutritious food for any children or infants in your care
  • Ensure that the chalet is clean and tidy and that the toys and equipment are put away at the end of each day
  • Take children to and from ski school and to and from local parks, swimming pools and other activities
  • Communicate with the parents at the end of the day regarding their child’s wellbeing
  • Provide appropriate care in the event of any accident occurring

 

Are you the one we are looking for? Apply now!

White Mountain Chalets

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