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Job vacancies in the French Alps

Here at Whitebeam Chalets we love to create a content environment for our staff. We understand that you want to be out on the snow, enjoying the Alps and make new friends.

However we expect you to be mature about your responsibilities towards us and our guests. Chalet hosting is challenging work. There are early hours and a high expectancy.

With our good-natured approach, we will endeavour to reward you and value you throughout the season if you continue with a friendly, hardworking attitude.

We believe the kindness we will offer you reflects towards our clients. And we love to have our staff return to this beautiful part of the world.

We can’t wait to welcome the right people to the Whitebeam family! Click to find out about us.

Read our post “A day in the life of a chalet host at Whitebeam

Please note: We regret to let single persons know that we prefer to employ couples due to sleeping arrangements. Ideally we would like couples over 25 years of age, so that they can drive mini buses. Thank you!

CHALET HOST

Description

The chalet hosts primary responsibility is to create a warm and welcoming environment in their assigned chalets for all guests, including children. You will receive full details on each group, the week before so you can familiarise and prepare for each week.

You will be required to answer guest’s questions relating to the resort and the chalet and to resolve any small problems that guests may have.

Your aim is to ensure that guests enjoy the best possible skiing holiday. You will need to familiarise yourself with Whitebeam Chalets website to ensure that all statements made are adhered to.

You will be required to work in the chalet all day on changeover day (either Saturday or Sunday) and you may need to be up earlier than normal to see off departing guests and be available to welcome late arriving guests.

We will provide uniform which you will be required to wear on change over days and in the mornings and evenings whilst in the chalet with guests.

On the arrival evening deliver a short but informative welcome speech to guests advising chalet issues (keys, codes, meal times, day off procedure etc) fire safety information and pointing out that all information (including emergency contact numbers for doctors, dentists and staff) is in the Guests information book that is kept in each chalet. Check that arrangements have been made by other team members for lift passes, hire equipment, ski school and childcare.

Duties

Pre season:

  • Chalet deep clean before guests arrive, ready for the season , all beds made and ready.

During season:

  • Ensure that an excellent standard of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times in the chalet, taking extra care in the bathrooms (daily) and kitchen (daily).
  • On changeover day, change all linen and towels and thoroughly clean the chalet.
  • Clean cooker and fridge (weekly, on shop day for whoever is staying in chalet).
  • Vacuum and mop all floors (steam mops provided)
  • Plump up sofa cushions and tidy lounge and dining area (daily)
  • Clean all bathrooms (daily)
  • Washing of towels during the week in prep for change over.
  • Clean interior and exterior of windows when required.
  • Ensure that all household equipment is maintained in the best possible condition.
  • Report breakages to managers who will arrange repair or replacements.
  • Remove rubbish from the chalet and dispose in bins at the end of every shift.
  • Set table, serve food, clear away and put dishes in the dish washer.

Post season:

  • Chalet deep clean and pack everything away for following season:
  • Steam clean all beds
  • Wash all cushion covers
  • Steam all curtains
  • Clean out kitchen, fridge, freezer
  • Clean all windows
  • Clean all air vents
  • Deep clean all rooms

Administration:

  • Collate guest information in prep of their arrival (week before they are due to arrive)
  • Ensure guests settle bills for any extras incurred during the holiday will be advised if this is required

Candidate and Package

We are looking for people that love working as part of a team, dealing with customers and also able to enjoy their company but also understand when to take a step back and let them enjoy their stay with us.

Requirements:

UK National Insurance Number, Health and Hygiene certificate, drivers licence preferred ( European or International), customer service experience, passion for food, happy to work as part of a team.

Package:

  • Weekly wage – paid monthly
  • 1 day and 2 × half days off during a 7 day week
  • Full resort ski pass for the season
  • Accommodation – Chalet Mélèze Sud staff live in the chalet in studio apartment with balcony, Cairn and Bronziers is off site in 2 bed apartment.
  • Ski equipment for season (skis or snowboard and boots)
  • Insurance for resort (must have own travel and contents insurance)
  • SIM card for each chalet (French)
  • Uniform (t-shirts, aprons, cooking hats, beanies)
  • Travel allowance – to get to France

Start date will be the 1st of December 2018 with training for 2 weeks, end of contract will be 30th April 2019 but confirmed and 2 week notice given on final end date based on final bookings.

Chalet Cook

Description

The main role of the chalet cook to provide high quality, tasty, hot food that client generally wouldn’t have at their home.

Also, the highest standards of food hygiene is followed and carried out during the season.

You will also be required to answer guest’s questions relating to the resort and the chalet and to resolve any small problems that guests may have along side the host.

Your aim is to ensure that guests enjoy the best possible skiing holiday. You will need to familiarise yourself with Whitebeam Chalets website to ensure that all statements made are adhered to.

You will be required to work in the chalet all day on changeover day (either Saturday or Sunday) and you may need to be up earlier than normal to see off departing guests and be available to welcome late arriving guests.

We will provide uniform which you will be required to wear on change over days and in the mornings and evenings whilst in the chalet with guests.

The food and experience will deliver must be of the highest standard due to our high level of returning guests we have come back.

Duties

  • Prepare a continental breakfast, afternoon tea (sweet and savoury options) and a three course evening meal with wine and beer. At all times, meals must be prepared and served to Whitebeam Chalets standards and to dietary requirements.
  • Prepare and serve two course children’s evening meal if there are children in the chalet.
  • Design and prep of canapes for every night (Only in Chalet Cairn and on peak weeks)
  • Ensure a bowl of fresh fruit is always available for guests.
  • Ensure that all kitchen equipment is maintained in the best possible condition.
  • On changeover day, change all linen and towels and thoroughly clean the chalet.
  • Support the host on all cleaning duties pre and post season
  • Drive clients to local lift (2 mins from chalet) – Chalet Mélèze Sud Only

Administration

  • Prepare shopping lists and make sure that budgets are adhered to.
  • Ensure that bread is ordered on a weekly basis, amending order to meet the changing
    guest requirement.
  • Ensure sufficient wine and wood (if applicable) are available at all times. Request delivery from team coordinator if levels fall.

Candidate and Package

We are looking for people that love working as part of a team, dealing with customers and also able to enjoy their company but also understand when to take a step back and let them enjoy their stay with us.

Requirements:

UK National Insurance Number, Health and Hygiene certificate, Drivers licence preferred (European or International), experience of driving a minibus or happy to do so in snow conditions (help and training given), customer service experience, passion for food, happy to work as part of a team.

Package:

  • Weekly wage – paid monthly
  • 1 day and 2 × half days off during a 7 day week
  • Full resort ski pass for the season
  • Accommodation – Chalet Mélèze Sud staff live in the chalet in studio apartment with balcony, Cairn and Bronziers is off site in 2 bed apartment.
  • Ski equipment for season (skis or snowboard and boots)
  • Insurance for resort (must have own travel and contents insurance)
  • SIM card for each chalet (French)
  • Uniform ( t-shirts, aprons, cooking hats, beanies)
  • Travel allowance – to get to France

Start date will be the 1st of December 2018 with training for 2 weeks, end of contract will be 30th April 2019 but confirmed and 2 week notice given on final end date based on final bookings.