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Chateau Guardians Wanted in the Gers - English & French languages required

30 May 2021


In search of a couple or two people (to cohabitate) for work as chateau guardians, for a beautiful property near Masseube, in the Gers (32). The position is open immediately, with on-site training offered by the current guardians, who will be departing mid-June. This position would best suit someone with an outside income source, such as another part time job. The chateau guardians will report directly to the property owners, two retired Englishmen based in London. This position is offered for 15 hours per week, on average over the course of the year, and the salary is based on this but the proposal is flexible. You will manage the running of the household, including liaising with external staff members (pool maintenance, groundskeeping, building work, electricians, plumbers, etc). You will be required to live full time on the property, in a beautiful and recently renovated 3 bed/2 bath cottage, connected to the guest wing of the main house. You will interact directly with the homeowners and their guests whilst they are in residence at the chateau (usually for about 4 months per year, mostly during the summer), providing daily tidying of rooms and seeing to washing and ironing for the homeowners. Additionally, you will work on basic groundskeeping (weeding and watering the lawns), keeping the pool clean between weekly maintenance visits, and running errands for the upkeep of the chateau and it’s tools/vehicles. During the off-season, you will be responsible for projects and general upkeep. Must be dual French & English speaking, have a valid driving license, and be able to work in the EU. Rate of pay: €12,000 per annum and included accommodation. Please contact with your CV/resume and cover letter, and your application will be reviewed.