Administrative Assistant / Driver

with Purple Ski

newspaper Driver / Maintenance Admin Role France
location France, Meribel
start date 2020
salary Competitive package includes travel, accommodation, food and drinks and more!
accommodation includedAccommodation included
training providedTraining provided

Keeping our portfolio of chalets intentionally small and special has allowed us to focus on delivering exceptional service and cuisine in exceptional chalets.

In 2010, we were the proud overall winners of The Times of London’s Chalet Chef Award.

Our staff are handpicked industry professionals who will deliver exceptional service before and during your stay. They are, without doubt, our major asset and the core reason why holidaying with Purple Ski is so unique. We believe that by looking after and empowering them, they in turn will really look after you and make your ski holiday with us truly memorable.

In a nutshell, it’s for the chalets that guests first come to stay with Purple Ski, but it’s for the service that they return year after year.

Administrative Assistant / Driver

typical day A Typical Day in the Job

Main Duties

General Administration/Operations Support

Helps with preparations at the start of the season and with closing down at the end of the season, including:

general administrative tasks at the start and end of the season (e.g., preparation of guest and staff information packs, setting up/closing down/transferring utilites accounts)

general operational tasks at the start and end of the season (e.g., preparation / closing up of staff accommodation, opening accounts with local suppliers, preparation of chalet-related equipment)

supporting in the organisation and delivery of start of season training

taking staff to and from the airport

Performs ongoing general administrative procedures such as:

scanning and electronically filing paperwork (invoices, correspondence etc.)

maintaining office supplies

sending and receiving post

checking and dealing with answermachine messages

Prepares and issues/delivers guest lift passes, also deals with associated invoicing and collection of payments

Deals with massage-related paperwork and invoicing / payments

Manages staff claims for sundry expenses (checks for validity and receipts, obtains approval for non-standard items, reimburses and enters into accounts)

Helps organise staff events

Covers for the Customer Services Manager on his/her day off as required

Supports sales and marketing activities, including preparing newsletters, updating Facebook page, Twitter

On an emergency basis (e.g., in the event of staff absence/sickness), provides cover for chalet staff and chalet assistant/drivers

Helps ensure that any accidents and emergencies involving guests or staff are promptly and effectively dealt with

On an exceptional basis, goes shopping to buy emergency provisions as required


On up to 2 days per week (usually Sundays + 1 other day as required/assigned), provides airport transfers for guests

On 1-2 mornings or evenings, works in assigned chalets, covering for the chalet assistant/driver. Main duties on these evenings are:

driving guests within the Meribel Valley as required, helping them load and unload ski equipment as necessary

helping with washing and cleaning up before and during evening service

carrying out bedroom turn-down service during evening dinner service

looking after the chalet spa facilities (hot tub and sauna/hammam)

lighting and tending the fire

Shares the checking, cleaning and re-fueling of own car weekly

ideal candidate Who are we looking for?

Age range:
Over 21 years (required for car insurance purposes)

Previous Experience:
Driving licence and 3 years post qualification experience is essential
At least 2 years/seasons professional passenger or goods driving exerience (provable) or a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence is essential.
Previous experience of driving large vehicles, on snow and/or overseas is highly desirable.
Computer literacy (ideally skills in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, Word) is essential
A high degree of numeracy, accuracy and thoroughness, is essential
Basic book-keeping/accounting skills and experience and familiarity with computerised accounting packages are desirable
Competent at record keeping and document management
Ability to converse fluently (or near-fluently) in French is highly desirable
Prior hands-on experience in the hotel and catering industry in waitering/waitressing and/ or cleaning/chamber-maiding roles is highly desirable.

our offer What we can offer you

Competitive package includes travel, accommodation, food and drinks and more!


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