Working for Mountain Highs

Positions Available Summer 2017: Resort Manager (live-out) and Changeover Cleaner(s)

For the summer season 2017 we are now recruiting for a Resort Manager, to work from mid-June to approx 6 Sept. The Resort Manager will take charge of the practicalities of most of the arrivals / departures of our self-catered clients, in close conjunction with myself (Rachel, company co-owner). Bookings are much more spread out in the summer and clients are able to book non-standard arrival and departure days so we need someone prepared to be flexible in their working days / hours, though the main changeovers will tend to be on Saturdays.  We are looking for a well-organised person, who can think on their feet, with plenty of stamina, and who is a good communicator. Ideally you will have proven customer-facing experience and equally good cleaning / housekeeping experience. We prefer to employ people aged 23+ who are non-smokers, and it is crucial to have your own accommodation in Morzine, and to have a clean driving license (resort car provided for work). Those with a good knowledge of Morzine and the surrounding villages have a distinct advantage too, as do candidates who have some spoken French. For details of salary and benefits please email info@mountainhighs.co.uk with your CV, a photo and a covering note. 

For the changeover cleaner position (July and August) we are looking for a person preferably aged 21+, living in or close to Morzine, with cleaning experience, high standards and an attention to detail.  The work will be mainly on Saturdays but you need to be prepared to be flexible to work some weekday mornings too. An hourly cash rate is paid and lunch is provided on Saturdays or when working through to the afternoon. Email your CV and covering note as above. 

Positions Available Winter 2017-8:

If you would like to be considered for any of our roles just drop us a line by email.  Please contact us on info@mountainhighs.co.uk for more information; to apply please send us your CV and a covering letter in the first instance. We will reply back to you if your application is of interest and then interviews will be held in person where possible or via Skype.

Resort Manager (client liaison) – Part-time, live-out: 

This role would ideally suit someone already in Morzine (or close by), with their own accommodation. This is a very demanding role so we need someone with very specific experience and skills. Full-time at weekends, and as needed on weekdays, the Resort Manager takes charge of the practicalities of most of the arrivals / departures of our self-catered clients, in close liaison with myself (Rachel). The job involves, first and foremost, meeting and greeting of self-catered clients, and checking them out again at the end of their stay. Also: checking and cleaning apartments to a high standard, doing laundry runs, making up beds, buying grocery packs, delivering lift passes and ski school cards to clients, and liaising with transfer drivers. This role is definitely full-time at the weekends and involves a few hours’ practical work during the week (3-6 hours max) as well as being on-call for client queries and problems. It would suit a person who wants plenty of skiing time during the week. We are looking for an enthusiastic person with hospitality / rep / management experience, especially experience in a similar role, aged preferably 25 / 30+, who has a clean driving license (a work car is provided) and a good sense of direction and ideally the ability to speak French to at least a conversational level. UK or EU passport holders only need apply.  We prefer to employ non-smokers.

Salary: dependent on age / experience, approx €200 per week. Morzine/Les Gets /Avoriaz season pass provided. French contract. French lessons are available for successful candidates.

Resort Manager (staff liaison) – Part-time, live-out: 

This role is ideal for someone already based in Morzine, with their own accommodation. You will be required to do meet-and-greets and changeovers of self-catered accommodation full-time at the weekends, managing a team of weekend cleaners. This is a part-time position, and would suit a person who wants plenty of skiing time. We are looking for an independent, practical, organised, outgoing, energetic, enthusiastic person, who of course needs to be an excellent cleaner, and able to understand and interact positively with the holidaying public and working as part of a team, checking that standards are being kept high, and able to log problems and trouble-shoot.  Good communication skills (with clients and other staff) are essential. Our ideal candidate will already be familiar with Morzine and know the layout of the resort / ski area. This role is definitely full-time at the weekends and involves a few hours’ practical work during the week (3-6 hours max) as well as being on-call for client queries and problems. We prefer to employ non-smokers, and we require you to be aged minimum 23 and to be a driver. We offer a French contract with a Morzine/ Les Gets/Avoriaz lift pass included. French lessons are available for successful candidates

Salary: dependent on age / experience, approx €200 per week.

Weekend cleaner, part-time: 

For Winter 2016-17 Mountain Highs are recruiting cleaners to work on Saturdays and Sundays, as part of a team doing changeovers. Applicants need to be fit and have plenty of stamina, be good at working in a team and be flexible about the tasks required of them. We prefer to employ non-smokers and fluent English speakers aged 21+, who have previous experience of cleaning work, although training will be given on one full (paid) training day prior to Christmas week. Pay is €12.50 ph with lunch provided. There may also be some weekday hours available, which vary from week to week, and are optional! For more information please contact us on info@mountainhighs.co.uk with a covering letter and CV.

Au-Pair (Live-in): 

We are looking for someone with childcare experience, a clean driving license and enthusiasm to look after our 2 children (who will be aged 10 and 11) every weekend of the season, and 2 other days, usually Friday and Monday (daytime, 9-5 during the school holidays, 12 – 8 during the term time). We run our own business from home and we are very busy with changeovers and airport transfers all day Saturday and most of Sunday. This role is as follows:

Live-in: we have a room with own bathroom on the ground floor of our home in Seytroux (15 mins drive from Morzine), and our live-in au-pair would be treated as one of the family (board and lodging included).   The rate of pay would be around €100 per week. There is the opportunity to do extra childcare and / or babysitting for our clients and friends too, for extra cash. 

We are looking for a reliable, conscientious person aged 20+, most definitely a non-smoker, with good references, able to help with children’s activities and games, make simple meals and keep the house tidy, and do some basic household chores such as ironing. We also require our au-pair to manage the task of laundering and folding / putting away towels from our self-catered linen stock, when at home and to fit round the childcare.

The job would run from begnning of January to approx 15th April.  We provide a Morzine-Avoriaz ski pass and ski equipment hire for the season if required. We will provide a flight back to UK or other European country on completion of a successful season. This au-pair job is really ideal for someone aiming to maximise their time on the mountain. Given that Seytroux is 15 minutes drive from Morzine the job is not ideal for anyone wanting a wild social life. It’s possible to attend French lessons at the language school in Morzine.