Domestic Staff Agency

Pembury Partners are assisting an international client based near Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, southern France, with the search for an experienced Executive Housekeeper. The professional will  run the property, provide housekeeping care, overview renovation projects and assist on daily operations. The Principals spend approximately 6 months of the year in France and reside abroad the rest of the time; the Executive Housekeeper  will ensure the property is managed all year round, will deal with contractors and collaborate with a part time housekeeper already in place.

This role will suit a professional who has previously worked in private households, is competent with the daily tasks of running a property and is an excellent trouble shooter: the clients are looking for a trusted, genuine and competent individual they can count on and rely on all year round.

The role is live out therefore a candidate based within commuting distance is a must as is the command of the French language and driving. Only candidates eligible to work in France (EU) will be considered.

Start date: Flexible


Amongst the duties:

    • Housekeeping
    • Running of the property (4,200 square metres, 1.5 acre of surrounding land)
    • Collaborate with Housekeeper
    • Overview renovation
    • Manage contractors, both seasonal and ad hoc
    • Assisting with events and guests visits
    • Laundry and ironing management (Principals’ wardrobe only)
    • Provisioning and stock managing
    • Inventories management
    • Batch cooking and mise en place
    • Assist with potager garden (willing to learn and take lead from gardener)

Skills set sought:

    • Eligible to work in France
    • Bilingual French/English
    • Confident driver and located within commutable distance
    • Previous experience in private households

Salary: €3,500 per month net (take home) – French contract.

To discuss this role, please contact Elvie Dakin at