If as a couple you want to head to the mountains for a winter season but you strive on changes of pace and can adapt quickly – then the Chalet Relief Couple role with Time of Your Life Travel is the one for you. No experience necessary – as we train you for all you need to know to do the job - you just need to have a great personality, plenty to talk about and a commitment to deliver fantastic customer service to our guests.
Why Choose Time of Your Life Travel?
We take pride in our staff and the high quality service they provide – we expect you to work hard and be committed to delivering these levels of quality. There will be plenty of piste time through the season and a competitive remuneration package so you can make the most of your winter season with us! We are a small business and the Directors between them have over 20 seasons experience in the French Alps. We also have a small full time team that would love to welcome you into the clan.
Spending your winter as a seasonnaire will be one of your best experiences. You meet friends for life, improve on your skiing with plenty of slope time and you’ll take home so many memories and transferable skills!
The Chalet Relief Couple will be fully trained hosts and their primary purpose is to provide support in any chalet, often at short notice, in any resort and for whatever reason. This could involve a temporary replacement of a chalet couple due to unplanned staff vacancies or sickness – or it could mean assisting a chalet couple where the management believes they need additional training or help.
As Hosts, your roles will include:
Preparing and Serving Meals
Basic Chalet Administration
Basic Chalet Maintenance
Weekly Food Shop
In normal “stand-by” circumstances, you will be based in Aime, close to the resort warehouse and office facility – accommodation is provided. When not required to work in a chalet support role, the “stand-by mode” job description as detailed below will apply. During periods of “stand-by” your roles will include:
Day off cover
General maintenance and repair of chalets and vehicles which could include basic plumbing, carpentry, electrical tasks, general repairs or vehicle repairs
Delivery and collection of stock
Other general tasks as may be required such as snow clearing, shopping and sourcing supplies or assisting in the warehouse
Any other task which may reasonably be requested – this couple will have a flexible role and be expected to cover any gaps in resourcing anywhere in the company
During the pre-season period, preparation of chalets for the season and stocking the warehouse and chalets to support the Operations Manager
During the close-down period, year-end inventory counting and chalet close down procedures
This is a key seasonal role in the business which enables us to provide continuity of client service in any circumstances.
Skills and Experience Required
Excellent social skills to deal with guests and staff at all levels
You must love cooking and know your way around a kitchen with great cooking skills – full training, menus and recipes will be provided
Both people must be confident drivers, preferably with some experience of winter driving or driving larger vehicles
Established and flexible couples able to live and work together and able to turn their hand to different tasks as required
Good maintenance/DIY skills required and some French language skills would be preferable
Our Competitive Benefits Package
Competitive basic salary paid in Sterling or Euro’s depending on your circumstances
Travel to and from resort at the start and end of the season from a London airport, or travel allowance if not appropriate
Fully paid training
A benefits package for seasonal staff ski pass, equipment rental and medical insurance
Holiday accrued as per French rules
All applicants must be over 21 years of age (for insurance purposes)
Eligible to work in France, either via secondment (UK resident prior to Brexit deadline) or EU resident
Our season starts with fully paid training prior to the season, this means you must be available to start on 9th November 2020. We also like our staff to complete the full experience of a winter season in the mountains and therefore you need to be able to work up until 30th April 2021.
Good luck and we look forward to receiving your application!
The Time of Your Life "Ski Amis" brand Team