Chief Stewardess

Middle East, Salary circa €8,000 per month

EHS #3331

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Our Client, who is currently based in the Middle East, is actively looking for a Chief Stewardess on a 120m+ large yacht).  The preference would be that the candidate has a background working as an Estate Manager in large households, or has experience at Management level within luxury hotels.

Interested candidates should hold basic maritime certification, or be willing to do those courses.


  • The Chief Stewardess is Head of the Service and Housekeeping responsible for overseeing the entire vessel’s interior accommodation
  • During guest trips and preparation thereof, she answers to and collaborates with the Guest Relationship Manager (GRM) who is ultimately responsible for providing superior hospitality service to meet the owner’s and guests’ expectations
  • Excellent service, hostess and managerial skills are necessary as well as a good degree of creative flair
  • She is also involved to train and manage any lower-ranking stewardesses under her supervision
  • The Chief Stewardess is assisted by the Head of Service Stewardess and the Head of Housekeeping Stewardess
  • She carries out her duties and responsibilities under the direction and authority of the Master and the GRM for all guest / VVIP’s related duties

Duties to include:

  • Daily smooth operation of the boat’s interior department, which means being adept in the arts of housekeeping services, laundry procedures and wardrobe management, food and beverage service, clean-up etc
  • Creating, implementing, and monitoring a financial planning system that includes accounting and budgeting for interior department needs
  • Sourcing suppliers who meet the demands and needs of the yacht owner
  • Following up on Invoices and closing Purchase Orders for Interior department
  • Purchasing of crew uniforms, crew F&B items, housekeeping, laundry, guests’ interior and housekeeping items
  • Provisioning to maintain inventory supplies and cover guest usage
  • Keeping all interior storage areas organized and in order
  • Leading daily morning meeting for interior department
  • Leading and supervising Head of Housekeeping Stew and Head of Service Stew in aim of proper directing, motivating, and training the lower-ranked stews and monitoring their progress
  • Implementing HR policies and procedures on-board
  • Writing interior manuals and creating photo display books for training purposes
  • Conducting interviews and selecting interior department crew following the established employment procedures for open positions
  • Organising proper vacation rotation schedule and submitting fair and honest “End of Contract Evaluation” for all interior sign off crew
  • Attending weekly HOD meetings - keeping Captain and GRM up-to-date with all and any issues
  • Assuming full responsibility for certain on-board safety tasks (as assigned) in an emergency
  • Collaborating with the Head Chef regarding meal service for the guests and crew
  • Protecting, maintaining, and caring for valuable interior items and surfaces such as artwork, silks, china, crystal, linens, fine woodwork, marbles etc
  • Providing superior hospitality services and overall guest care while maintaining proper etiquette and highest standards

Package on offer:

  • 2/2 rotation (2 months on, 2 month off)
  • Salary around €8,000 per month and will increase after a 3 month probation period
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Chief Stewardess

EHS #3331

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