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about 1 year ago
Chalet and Apartment Rentals
Location: Meribel
Job type: Seasonal
Contact: Alice Ortner
Category: Chalet Host Jobs

We are looking for an experienced, proactive, friendly and enthusiastic couple (or two friends) to work as housekeeper/nanny and cook in a private chalet in Les Allues, Meribel which is home to a family of 6 (2 adults and 4 young children aged 12,9, 6 and 3 years).

You will be responsible for keeping the chalet clean & tidy, doing laundry/ironing, preparing afternoon tea and an evening meal for kids & parents and assisting parents with childcare.

Your duties will include:

  • daily tidy and clean of the chalet, including: cleaning the kitchen after meals (washing up, mopping floor, dishwasher), vacuuming all the chalet, mopping the floors, dusting, cleaning 3 bathrooms daily, taking out rubbish & recycling 
  • changing bed linen & towels weekly
  • prepping afternoon tea for kids (biscuits/cake etc)
  • preparing a healthy & tasty evening meal for 2 adults 6-days per week as per a menu plan agreed with the owner & working from a recipe/instructions
  • preparing and serving a simple evening meal for the children
  • playing with kids & helping parents while they do homework, bath & bedtime routine. Taking/collecting kids from after school activities (if required)
  • cleaning up kitchen after evening meal;
  • doing laundry (washing & drying) daily, ironing as needed (usually 2-3 times per week)

Your working hours will usually be 7:45-10:30am and 5-8:30/9pm daily Monday - Friday plus a full day on Saturday - flexible times depending on kids/family activities & work commitments.

Babysitting two evenings a week.

Sunday is the usual full day off.

Total hours 30-35 hours per person per week.


Ideally one candidate will be the housekeeper & help with childcare & the other candidate the cook who is happy to share the cleaning & childcare tasks as required. You must be happy to work together but also separately as work timetable requires.

Housekeeping experience essential for the housekeeping candidate.  Previous chalet hosting & childcare experience preferred, preferably in a private chalet as opposed to a client chalet.

Housekeeping candidate must be meticulous, detailed, conscientious, proactive, self-directed (see something & get it sorted), personable/friendly & enthusiastic.

The cook/chef candidate must be an excellent and passionate cook with experience catering for nut & allium allergies & dietary requirements. We like fresh, healthy, modern food and one parent is a vegetarian so you must be able to handle diverse requirements.

The children have a wide age range (from 3-12 years) so you must be confident around children, enjoy their company, be fun and kind but firm.

You must be energetic, outgoing, willing and able to keep up with a busy, noisy household of 2 adults with 4 children.

You must have a UK NI number & EU passport (or the relevant work/travel visa). You must have a clean driving license.

Renumeration Package

Competitive weekly salary depending on previous experience

3 Valley lift pass

Carte Neige ski insurance (or equivalent)

Ski/Snowboard and boots hire

Twin/double bedroom in separate shared staff apartment with wifi

Travel allowance to & from resort (paid after probationary period)

End of season bonus for completion of season (to be discussed at interview)

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