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Reach4thealps is a small private chalet company run by Gina and Marcus Ewart. We are both very keen skiers and love the outdoors, after many years of visiting the Alps on holiday and working several seasons doing all the chalet jobs possible from head chef to head loo cleaner we decided to set up on our own.

We set up Reach4thealps in 2002 and we now have a portfolio of 7 catered and 6 self-catered properties in the Morzine & Les Gets area. All the chalets are of a high standard but what ensures our repeat rate stays high is the level of customer service, high standard of catering we offer along with the help of our staff which is why we need to continue to have motivated, capable and happy staff. Our chalets are highly ranked on TripAdvisor so we need to, as a minimum keep this ranking but ideally improve on these positions every year ! As it is our own business we take great pride in looking after our guests and ensuring they have a fantastic holiday.

If you want to work as part of a team, in a lovely chalet, in a fantastic resort and think the job description suits you please email us with your CV, a cover letter explaining why you’d like to work for us and a photo introducing yourself.

In the current situation with COVID-19 we are hopeful that we will be able to look after guests this summer from at least the beginning of July. However, until we know for sure we can’t offer summer housekeeping jobs but if you are interested then please send us an email so we can keep your details and we will get in touch when we know more!

For winter we are confident we will be back to “normality” and so are keen to get the best team in place so please do get in touch if you believe you would be a great addition to our winter  team 202-21!!

Housekeeping/Cleaning

We are looking to recruit 10 staff members for this summer based in Morzine

Description

We are looking for experienced cleaners to join our team this summer. We have a couple of part time positions allowing plenty of time off for exploring the mountains, working 12-15 hours a week, mostly over the weekend but with some mid stay cleans or occasional changeover cleans when people have had a 10 night or a short stay. Dates from beginning of June till mid/end of September.

The work will be cleaning of our self-catered apartments and chalets and welcoming guests and being their main point of contact during their stay.

The work will involve

Deep clean of self-catered properties at the weekend, making beds.
Organisation of the linen (checking it comes back on time from the laundry company)
Stock control of cleaning products
Being the guest point of contact for certain properties and meeting and greeting the guests on arrival, giving out multi pass vouchers and giving advice on the property and resort /activities to the guests.
Communicating transfer times to the guests if we are doing their transfers.
Having a good knowledge of the properties the amenities, how heating, fire alarm, dishwashers, etc all work.
Organising your cleaning schedule with the rest of the team by liaising with departing guests
Maintaining hot tubs (training will be provided)

The wage is €18 an hour if you are a registered Auto Entrepreneur in France. Alternatively if you are not already registered in France we can put you on a French contract. We do have accommodation so can offer a a package including accommodation.

Looking for presentable, trustworthy, reliable, hardworking considerate candidates who have cleaning/housekeeping experience and have a nice, friendly, enthusiastic but professional manner for welcoming guests and helping them with any queries and who can use their initiative to organise themselves so that the cleaning gets done thoroughly but quickly. It is important that staff are flexible, so some weeks might just be 8-10 hours of work and the an following 15 for example and there will be less work at the beginning of the season and more hours at the end deep cleaning the properties.

Candidates must be happy working as part of team to share out work and pull together when necessary.

If you apply, please provide your CV, a recent photo & a cover note explaining why you would be suited to this job, why you would like to work for Reach4thealps? Please email Gina on [email protected]

Housekeeping/Chalet Host, Couple Position

Last year we created the Positions of “Chalet Crew” as full time positions that are a mix of both Housekeeping/Cleaning and Chalet Host roles: cleaning the self-catered properties at the weekends and then helping out with mid stay cleans in the catered chalets and stepping in for the Chalet Hosts to cover cover breakfast for the Chalet Host on their morning off and also cover dinner service for the Chalet Host on their evening off.

The “Crew” were a great addition to the Reach team and is a great opportunity for those looking to have a full time role but who perhaps don’t have the catering/ chefing experience required to be a full time chalet host.

The “Chalet Crew’s” work will involve managing the self-catered properties which entails:

* Doing the changeover cleans (Saturday & Sunday)
* Organising the linen (checking it comes back on time from the laundry company) and checking stocks of cleaning products
* Being the guest point of contact for certain properties and meeting and greeting the guests on arrival, handing over lift passes
* Setting the fire and making sure kindling and firewood is available for guests.
* Communicating transfer times to the guests.
* Having a good knowledge of the self-catered properties & resort
* Maintain hot tubs (training provided), clear snow.

The “Chalet Crew’s” work will involve helping at our catered chalets which entails:

* Prepare & cook breakfast & afternoon tea for our catered chalets when providing cover for chalet hosts mornings off
* Prepare & cook canapes & dinner, wash up and clear away dinner when providing cover for chalet hosts evening off
* Mid stay changeovers at catered properties when we have short breaks
* Driving guests to and from some of the chalets to the slopes (mini bus driver training provided)
* Help with weekend changeover when there is time

Looking for a presentable, trustworthy, reliable, hardworking considerate couple/friends who have cleaning/housekeeping experience and some catering experience (training will be given for both breakfast and evening service for the days you are required to cover). The Chalet “Crew” need to be nice, friendly and  enthusiastic but have a professional manner for welcoming guests and helping them with any queries and who can use their initiative to organise themselves so that the cleaning gets done thoroughly but quickly. Applicants who are happy to work as part of a large team and muck in where required.

Hours/ Package

Competitive monthly salary paid through the French system (in euros), all food while working, full area ski pass, ski hire for the season, uniform and a €150pp travel allowance for your return travel to Morzine. There are 2 days off a week (one full day off and then a morning shift and an evening shift on different days) and 2.5 holiday/sick days per month that will be paid at the end of the season. Reach4thealps will also organise and pay for team events in the season, typically night sledging, cross country skiing and or a meal in a mountain restaurant, an important way to say thanks and to come together as a team and just have fun!

We also have nice, well located accommodation that is available for rent though our sister company at a lower rate than the market average.

Training

Successful applicants will be offered a place on our winter training course commencing in early December. Reach4thealps will pay for your accommodation, all food and will pay for the costs of the training provided by trained chefs & our management team. On completing this course you will be given a contract with Reach4thealps and pay will begin after the completion of this training week.

The employee will need to pay for their own insurance to cover their free time, skiing & personal belongings.

We are a French registered business so therefore can accept all EU residents & non EU residents who have a work visa for France.

If you apply, please provide your CV, a recent photo & a cover note explaining why you would be suited to this job, why you would like to work in Morzine and for Reach4thealps?

Chalet Helper/Driver

We are looking to recruit Chalet Helpers/Drivers based in Morzine.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • General help in the chalets
  • In resort transportation of guests
  • Airport transfers
  • Organising ski hire for guests & the point of contact for all ski related questions

General help in the chalet means helping the chalet hosts with things such as setting the table for breakfast & dinner, serving both breakfast and dinner. Serving guests canapés and aperitif pre dinner, clearing tables & washing up. Keeping the honesty bar stocked, maintaining the hot tub, setting the fires, snow clearing, being in charge of wine supplies, being in charge of keeping the garage areas where skis and boots are stored clean and tidy and just generally being an extra pair of hands .

Our in resort service involves shuttling the guests from the chalet to the slopes in the mornings from 8.30 to 10.00 & afternoon pick ups from the slopes from 3.30pm onwards. As well as actually driving the guests you will need to organise the guests in a nice but efficient manner so that the service runs as smoothly as possible.

Our main transfer day is on a Sunday when you will be required to do 2 trips to the airport, you will most likely have to do a trip on Saturday or one mid week when we have short break stays. You will be responsible for  looking after your van, keeping it clean, full of diesel, checking oil & that water is filled for wipers.

In terms of being the point of contact for all ski related questions, we would need you to quickly gain good knowledge of the local area, ski lift opening times, best places to ski/board, good beginner areas, be able to advise on restaurants on the mountain and also help guests at the ski hire shops that we use & be helpful in putting them in contact with ski schools if they require lessons. You would need to keep guests informed on the weather on a daily basis and any events on in the mountain.

Standard daily tasks

Morning:

·         Help hosts lay out & serve breakfast
·         Check hot tub & add chemicals/ water if needed
·         Defrost van, clear snow
·         Restock honesty bar
·         Clean fire, set new fire
·         Run guests to the slopes or ski hire shop
·         Update guests with weather/ski conditions
·         Clean communal areas in chalet

Evening:

·         Pick up guests from slopes/town
·         Help hosts clear away afternoon tea
·         Serve children’s meals if required
·         Serve aperitif & canapes, three course dinner, cheese & coffee
·         Organise & serve wine
·         Help hosts wash and tidy up, clean kitchen
·         Help hosts lay table for breakfast

Standard weekly tasks

·         Refuel & clean van, check oil/ washer fluid
·         Complete driver/van report
·         Communicate transfer times to guests day before departure
·         Take guests to ski hire shop, assist in the shop
·         Hand out ski passes, collect back used passes
·         Manage guest requests, questions
·         Airport transfers (on average 4 a week)
·         Pick up the shopping for the hosts

What kind of person are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates who have the relevant driving experience/qualifications required but above all someone who is a real people person and can manage groups of people in a polite, calm and professional manner.

Key Attributes

· Hard working & have stamina
· Excellent organisational & time management skills
· Outgoing personality, enjoy dealing with people
· Good sense of humor & maintain a smile and cheery disposition at all times
· A competent & courteous driver
· Have a “can do” “no problem” attitude
· Have a clean driving licence & be over 23 years for insurance purposes

All drivers must now have either a professional driving qualification such as a Rospa qualification or 2 years professional driving experience, (the 24 months can be split over 10 years, so an accumulation of experience) as long as we can have a letter of proof from a former employer/s to say the job involved driving in a professional capacity.

Hours/ Package

Competitive monthly salary paid through the French system (in euros), all food while working, full area ski pass, ski hire for the season, uniform and a €150pp travel allowance for your return travel to Morzine. There are 2 days off a week (one full day off and then a morning shift and an evening shift on different days) and 2.5 holiday/sick days per month that will be paid at the end of the season. Reach4thealps will also organise and pay for team events in the season, typically night sledging, cross country skiing and or a meal in a mountain restaurant, an important way to say thanks and to come together as a team and just have fun!

We also have nice, well located accommodation that is available for rent though our sister company at a lower rate than the market average.

Training

Successful applicants will be offered a place on our winter training course commencing in early December. Reach4thealps will pay for your accommodation, all food and will pay for the costs of the training provided by trained chefs & our management team. On completing this course you will be given a contract with Reach4thealps and pay will begin after the completion of this training week.

The employee will need to pay for their own insurance to cover their free time, skiing & personal belongings.

We are a French registered business so therefore can accept all EU residents & non EU residents who have a work visa for France.

Driver/Maintenance

We are looking for a Driver/Maintenance Person.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Airport transfers
  • Maintenance in the chalets
  • In resort transportation of guests
  • General help in the chalets

Airport Transfers

Our main transfer day is on a Sunday when you will be required to do 2 trips to the airport, you will most likely have to do a trip on Saturday & one or 2 mid week when we have short break stays. You will be responsible for  looking after your van, keeping it clean, full of diesel, checking oil & that water is filled for wipers.

Maintenance In The Chalets

Without wanting to sound dramatic there are always small things going wrong and we need a Mr or Ms Fix It, we aren’t talking about fixing major leaks or electrical problems as we would get a trained plumber or electrician in for that but things that typically need fixed are:

Shower hose breaks- needs replaced
Plug socket comes away from wall
Wifi issues- need to call Orange and reset box
Broken shelves
Hot tub- issues
Dishwasher faults (blocking, error messages)
Blocked sinks
Broken headboard and chairs
Grout needs replaced
Vacuum cleaner need deblocked

We need someone with good general DIY experience who can use a hammer, a glue gun, sander, pair of plyers and above all their brain to diagnose the issues and fix things.

General Help In The Chalets

General help in the chalet means helping the chalet hosts with things such as setting the table for breakfast & dinner, serving both breakfast and dinner. Serving guests canapés and aperitif pre dinner, clearing tables & washing up. Maintaining hot tubs, setting the fires, snow clearing.

In Resort Service

Our in resort service involves shuttling the guests from the chalet to the slopes in the mornings from 8.30 to 10.00 & afternoon pick ups from the slopes from 3.30pm onwards. As well as actually driving the guests you will need to organise the guests in a nice but efficient manner so that the service runs as smoothly as possible.

What kind of person are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates who have the relevant driving experience/qualifications required but above all someone who is capable of managing their time and prioritising jobs particularly when it comes to the maintenance as these issues need to be resolved quickly, so we need someone who understands that some days will be easy and other days will be busy.

Key Attributes

· Hard working & have stamina
· Excellent organisational & time management skills
· Outgoing personality, enjoy dealing with people
· Good sense of humor & maintain a smile and cheery disposition at all times
· A competent & courteous driver
· Have a “can do” “no problem” attitude
· Have a clean driving licence & be over 23 years for insurance purposes

All drivers must now have either a professional driving qualification such as a Rospa qualification or 2 years professional driving experience, (the 24 months can be split over 10 years, so an accumulation of experience) as long as we can have a letter of proof from a former employer/s to say the job involved driving in a professional capacity.

Hours /Package

Competitive monthly salary paid through the French system (in euros), all food while working, full area ski pass, ski hire for the season, uniform and a €150pp travel allowance for your return travel to Morzine. There are 2 days off a week (one full day off and then a morning shift and an evening shift on different days) and 2.5 holiday/sick days per month that will be paid at the end of the season. Reach4thealps will also organise and pay for team events in the season, typically night sledging, cross country skiing and or a meal in a mountain restaurant, an important way to say thanks and to come together as a team and just have fun!

We also have nice, well located accommodation that is available for rent though our sister company at a lower rate than the market average.

Training

Successful applicants will be offered a place on our winter training course commencing in early December. Reach4thealps will pay for your accommodation, all food and will pay for the costs of the training provided by trained chefs & our management team. On completing this course you will be given a contract with Reach4thealps and pay will begin after the completion of this training week.

The employee will need to pay for their own insurance to cover their free time, skiing & personal belongings.

We are a French registered business so therefore can accept all EU residents & non EU residents who have a work visa for France.

Company Details

We set up Reach4thealps in 2002 and we now have a portfolio of 7 catered and 6 self-catered properties in the Morzine Les Gets area. All the chalets are of a high standard but what ensures our repeat rate stays high is the level of customer service, high standard of catering we deliver with the help of our staff which is why we need to continue to have motivated, capable and happy staff. Our chalets are highly ranked on TripAdvisor so we need to, as a minimum keep this ranking but ideally improve on these positions every year ! As it is our own business we take great pride in looking after our guests and ensuring they have a fantastic holiday.

To apply for a job email Gina with a cover letter telling me why you want the job, why you would be good at it, all relevant work /life experience and attach a CV and a photo of yourself. I look forward to hearing from you!

Single Chalet Host, Morzine

We are looking to recruit a single Chalet Host for our catered chalet, Chalet Hibou (sleep 8-10). There are two chalets in the same location with a team of 3 staff. This is an immediate start.

You will work closely with the other host sharing the cooking as we work on a set menu so it is a nice opportunity for single applicants who want to be part of a small team.

It is ESSENTIAL that you have previous catering experience, whether it is professional experience, having been a Chalet Host previously or you are an accomplished home cook who has in ADDITION attended a cookery course. The role requires someone who gets on well with people from all walks of life, can cook to a high standard, is well organised, takes pride in doing the job properly with great attention to detail, has a lot of energy and can work as part of a team.

You will be required to provide breakfast with a daily cooked option, a cake for afternoon tea, hot and cold canapes and a 3-course evening meal, as well as cleaning the chalet daily and changing over the chalet on the day of departure/arrival of the guests. In addition, there will be some weeks when we have guests staying for a short break and the chalet needs to be changed over mid-week but additional help to do the changeover will be given on these weeks.

Standard daily tasks

Morning:

  • Laying out continental breakfast & cook daily hot option
  • Make beds, clean bathroom & empty bins
  • Tidy, vacuum communal living areas & wash floors
  • Prepare & lay out afternoon tea
  • Prep for evening meal (consider kids meals/dietary options)

Evening:

  • Clear away afternoon tea
  • Serve children’s meals if required
  • Prepare & canapes, three course dinner, cheese & coffee
  • Wash and tidy up, clean kitchen
  • Lay table for breakfast


Standard weekly tasks

  • Put laundry out for collection, put away clean laundry
  • Stock take and complete online food order, weekly supermarket shop
  • Complete meat order; store once delivered
  • Mid-week towel change for all rooms
  • Complete chalet report, collect guest satisfaction forms
  • Change-over all bedrooms & clean communal areas (every Sunday with some mid-week change-overs)
  • Juggling change-over if you have an overlap of arriving & departing guests
  • Manage guest requests, questions, problems
  • Additional preparation for staff day off

What kind of person are we looking for?

We are looking for individuals who have either done a ski season hosting a chalet before & or have experience working in the catering/hospitality industry or who have attended a chalet cookery course and who have a genuine love and interest in food & flair for cooking & excellent attention to detail.

You need to be

  • Hard working & have stamina
  • Be well organised and be good at managing your time
  • Be an excellent cook
  • Outgoing and enjoy dealing with people
  • A cheery person with a positive attitude

Hours/ Package

Competitive monthly salary paid through the French system (in euros), all food while working, full area ski pass, ski hire for the season, uniform and a €150pp travel allowance for your return travel to Morzine. There are 2 days off a week (one full day off and then a morning shift and an evening shift on different days) and 2.5 holiday/sick days per month that will be paid at the end of the season. Reach4thealps will also organise and pay for team events in the season, typically night sledging, cross country skiing and or a meal in a mountain restaurant, an important way to say thanks and to come together as a team and just have fun!

We also have nice, well located accommodation that is available for rent though our sister company at a lower rate than the market average. You can have your own bedroom!

Contract

The employee will need to pay for their own insurance to cover their free time, skiing & personal belongings.

We are a French registered business so therefore can accept all EU residents & non EU residents who have a work visa for France.

Company Details

Reach4thealps is a small private chalet company run by Gina and Marcus Ewart. We are both very keen skiers and love the outdoors, after many years of visiting the Alps on holiday and working several seasons doing all the chalet jobs possible from head chef to head loo cleaner we decided to set up on our own. We set up Reach4thealps in 2002 and we now have a portfolio of 7 catered and 6 self-catered properties in the Morzine Les Gets area. All the chalets are of a high standard but what ensures our repeat rate stays high is the level of customer service, high standard of catering we deliver with the help of our staff which is why we need to continue to have motivated, capable and happy staff. Our chalets are highly ranked on TripAdvisor so we need to, as a minimum keep this ranking but ideally improve on these positions every year ! As it is our own business we take great pride in looking after our guests and ensuring they have a fantastic holiday.

To apply for a job email Gina with a cover letter telling me why you want the job, why you would be good at it, all relevant work /life experience and attach a CV, 6 day menu plan and a photo of yourself. I look forward to hearing from you!

Couple Chalet Host Positions, Morzine

We are looking to recruit 2 chalet host couples to run Chalet Aux Joux (sleeps 12-13) and Claire Vallee (sleeps 10-12) and then our larger chalets,  Cairn Lodge (sleeps 14-17), and Brown Bear (sleeps 14-18), these 2 larger chalets do have the additional help of a full time driver/chalet helper.

Chalet Host Job Description

Do you both or does one of you have professional catering experience ? Do you want to work for a small family run company where you are not just a number but a vital team member? Are you organised, hard working and capable of running your own chalet? Have you worked together before and do you enjoy looking after people? Do you love the mountains and skiing or boarding?

If the answer is yes then please apply for one of our Chalet Host Couple positions.

The role requires someone who gets on well with people from all walks of life, can cook to a very high standard, is well organised, takes pride in doing the job properly with great attention to detail and has a lot of energy!

You will manage your own chalet, providing breakfast with a daily cooked option, baking a cake for afternoon tea, preparing hot and cold canapes and preparing and serving a 3-course evening meal, as well as cleaning the chalet daily and changing over the chalet on the day of departure/arrival of the guests.

Food is really important to us and is one of the reasons why so many guests come back to stay with us year after year. We work to a set menu which we have created with an experienced chef who has experience running a chalet to ensure that the menu is delicious and varied but also achievable for our hosts!  As well as being fabulous cooks the job requires you to take a genuine interest in the guests, welcoming them and creating a warm friendly atmosphere whilst keeping the chalet spotlessly clean, ensuring the bathrooms & bedrooms are cleaned daily. The role requires the chalet host to buy for the menu (thereby keeping within budget), do a weekly stock check and to do the grocery shopping .

Standard daily tasks

Morning:

  • Laying out continental breakfast & cook daily hot option
  • Make beds, clean bathroom & empty bins
  • Tidy, vacuum communal living areas & wash floors
  • Prepare & lay out afternoon tea
  • Prep for evening meal (consider kids meals/dietary options)

Evening:

  • Clear away afternoon tea
  • Serve children’s meals if required
  • Prepare & canapes, three course dinner, cheese & coffee
  • Wash and tidy up, clean kitchen
  • Lay table for breakfast


Standard weekly tasks

  • Put laundry out for collection, put away clean laundry
  • Stock take and complete online food order, weekly supermarket shop
  • Complete meat order; store once delivered
  • Mid-week towel change for all rooms
  • Complete chalet report, collect guest satisfaction forms
  • Change-over all bedrooms & clean communal areas (every Sunday with some mid-week change-overs)
  • Juggling change-over if you have an overlap of arriving & departing guests
  • Manage guest requests, questions, problems
  • Additional preparation for staff day off

What kind of person are we looking for?

We are looking for individuals who have either done a ski season hosting a chalet before & or have experience working in the catering/hospitality industry and who have a genuine love and interest in food & flair for cooking & excellent attention to detail.

You need to be

  • Hard working & have stamina
  • Be well organised and be good at managing your time
  • Be an excellent cook
  • Outgoing and enjoy dealing with people
  • A cheery person with a positive attitude

Hours/ Package

Competitive monthly salary paid through the French system (in euros), all food while working, full area ski pass, ski hire for the season, uniform and a €150pp travel allowance for your return travel to Morzine. There are 2 days off a week (one full day off and then a morning shift and an evening shift on different days) and 2.5 holiday/sick days per month that will be paid at the end of the season. Reach4thealps will also organise and pay for team events in the season, typically night sledging, cross country skiing and or a meal in a mountain restaurant, an important way to say thanks and to come together as a team and just have fun!

We also have nice, well located accommodation that is available for rent at a lower rate than the market average.

Training

Successful applicants will be offered a place on our winter training course commencing in early December. Reach4thealps will pay for all food during this course and will pay for the costs of the training provided by trained chefs & our management team. On completing this course you will be given a contract with Reach4thealps and pay will begin after the completion of this training week.

The employee will need to pay for their own insurance to cover their free time, skiing & personal belongings.

We are a French registered business so therefore can accept all EU residents & non EU residents who have a work visa for France.

If you apply, please provide your CV, a recent photo & a cover note explaining why you would be suited to this job, why you would like to work in Morzine and for Reach4thealps?

Company Details

Reach4thealps is a small private chalet company run by Gina and Marcus Ewart. We are both very keen skiers and love the outdoors, after many years of visiting the Alps on holiday and working several seasons doing all the chalet jobs possible from head chef to head loo cleaner we decided to set up on our own. We set up Reach4thealps in 2002 and we now have a portfolio of 7 catered and 6 self-catered properties in the Morzine Les Gets area. All the chalets are of a high standard but what ensures our repeat rate stays high is the level of customer service, high standard of catering we deliver with the help of our staff which is why we need to continue to have motivated, capable and happy staff. Our chalets are highly ranked on TripAdvisor so we need to, as a minimum keep this ranking but ideally improve on these positions every year ! As it is our own business we take great pride in looking after our guests and ensuring they have a fantastic holiday.

If you want to work as part of a team, in a lovely chalet, in a fantastic resort and think the job description suits you please email us with your CV and a photo introducing yourself.

For more details please see www.reach4thealps.com. To apply for a job email Gina with a cover letter telling me why you want the job, why you would be good at it, all relevant work /life experience and attach a CV, 6 day menu plan and a photo of yourself. I look forward to hearing from you!

Customer Service

Customer Service is at the heart of what we do, we provide holidays to remember for all the right reasons! We pride ourselves on tailor made and unique holidays. Many of our guests come back to us time and time again. We won the Source Favourite Customer Service Award in 2017 and were yet again Source Magazine finalists in April 2019 ! If you’d like to come and work with us and help us to continue to offer this level of service, please do get in touch!