Driver / Maintenance Person

with Alpine 365


newspaper Driver / Maintenance France
location France, La Plagne
start date December 2021 to end April 2022
salary High £, French contract, 2 days off a week, accommodation, ski pack, company vehicle
accommodation includedAccommodation included
training providedTraining provided

We are in the top 2 in Les Coches and Montchavin on tripadvisor. We were nominated as UK Best Chalet Company in the 2014 World Snow Awards; we were voted one of the Best 50 Alpine chalets in the Daily Telegraph. We consistently get 5* reviews on tripadvisor and our feedback forms.

We have a high number of happy, returning guests who love our chalets and what we do.

As a small family-run company with 5 lovely chalets in La Plagne, we really look after our staff - so you won't just be a number in a large organisation. It's really important to us that our staff feel proud of the company they are working for, and want to be part of our team. We also want our staff to get enough skiing time, love Montchavin La Plagne and have a great season with us.


Driver / Maintenance Person

typical day A Typical Day in the Job

We’re looking for an experienced, professional and friendly driver to take guests to and from the slopes or ski school in the mornings and afternoons, in our 8-seater minibus, and to provide transfers to and from airports. Other duties include driving staff to do their weekly shop, weekly laundry drop off, and valeting the minibus.

In addition, you will also be our resort “maintenance person,” and this will cover a wide variety of roles - general chalet maintenance, snow clearance, hot tub management and filling in for staff as required. So it could be as simple as running in to town to pick up some light bulbs, or fix a dripping tap, or put up a curtain rail that one of our guest’s kids has pulled down. You are not expected to be a plumber/electrician but you should be a competent odd-job-man and DIYer. Full toolkit will be provided.

You will also be expected to have a strong working knowledge of vehicles, and will be expected to undertake general maintenance (eg topping up fluids etc) – you are not expected to be a mechanic, but an ability to extend your role to broader vehicle jobs (eg changing brake pads etc) will be looked upon favourably.

As you will have daily contact with the guests, you will have an outgoing personality, be able to interact with guests of all ages and nationalities, be professional, friendly, happy and smiling.

You need to be extremely competent behind the wheel, as driving in the snowy mountains requires experience and a clear head.

Duties include:

Twice daily driving of guests to and from chalet to ski lifts (AM and PM)

Weekly airport transfers, often involving long drives (4hours+ each way)

Weekly trips with staff to do chalet shopping

Ad-hoc requirements needing use of a car (eg trips to town to pick up essentials, hospital trips for injured guests etc)

Maintenance and odd-jobs required at 5 chalets and staff apartments – from blown fuses to broken door handles to dripping taps

Daily hot tub maintenance and management

Stacking wood and preparing kindling

Snow clearance at chalets as and when required (NB this is also undertaken by the chalet staff, but you will be expected to “muck in” whenever needed)

General maintenance of Alpine365 vehicles, including weekly cleaning of the Alpine365 minibus (which will be “your” vehicle during the period of employment)Liaising/organising/advising with local garages for any vehicle repairs/parts replacements etc

Helping out chalet staff on changeover days, including helping out with cleaning

Twice-weekly “laundry” run


ideal candidate Who are we looking for?

EU passport holders welcome. If you are British and do not have a 'Carte de séjour' we may be able to apply for a work permit for you, and you would need to get a visa - but please apply quickly!

You will have a clean drivers’ licence that you have held for at least 5 years, and it is likely that you have owned you own car throughout most of the time you have held a licence.

Extremely competent behind the wheel

Because of your role in weekly airport runs you will often be the first contact our guests have with Alpine365 staff – and as such you will able to demonstrate a customer-focused approach within your current CV – and additionally you will be personable and presentable.

An ability to speak French would be an advantage

For the maintenance role, you should be competent undertaking day-to-day DIY tasks such as fixing shelves etc, and ideally will have some professional experience in a relevant field


our offer What we can offer you

2 and a half week's training so you know your way around before the first guests arrive
2 full days off
Accommodation & food
Competitive salary
Travel to UK/Europe
Ski pack
Company vehicle
We're a small company so you won't just be a number, you'll be valued - we want you to be proud of the company you work for
Montchavin Les Coches in La Plagne is a really friendly place, so you will easily make friends with other seasonnaires

 



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