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Hill Robinson Yacht Management

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Great opportunity to experience another culture, gain valuable experience and be part of a large multi-cultural team.
POSITION: French Polisher
START DATE: January - March 2021
LOCATION: Middle East
PACKAGE: Competitive tax free salary and leave offered with accommodation, all meals, flight allowance and full medical insurance.


• The French Polisher is responsible for using traditional skills to treat wood and restore furniture and items like staircases, doors and musical instruments across the Private Estate
• Deciding on the type and colour of wood stain to use
• Mixing and applying the stain
• Applying French polish and other finishes, like lacquer, paint, varnish, oil or wax
• Repairing furniture
• To ensure that property is maintained properly and treated with respect at all times
• Develop and maintain cohesive working relationships within immediate team, wider hotel team and build and maintain rapport with partnering in-house teams
• Effectively communicate within the department and other internal departments ensuring open communication with department heads
• Actively participate in continuous individual training and upskilling of team, provided by the company
• Assist the management and other Hill Robinson personnel in such other matters as may be reasonably required
• Attend and participate in daily briefings, meetings, and training sessions as scheduled.
• Maintains exemplary department standards of behaviour and appearance and attitude as expected in Hill Robinson
• Be familiar with property safety, first aid and fire and emergency procedures and operate equipment safely and sensibly
• Initiate action to correct a hazardous situation and notify supervisors of potential dangers
• Demonstrate a sound awareness of Health and Safety Guidelines, policies and procedures and ensure procedures are upheld across the department



• Full driving licence
• Intermediate apprenticeship as a furniture restorer
• 2 years in a luxury estate or resort / hospitality
• The ability to work well with others
• Persistence and determination
• The ability to work on your own
• To be thorough and pay attention to detail
• The ability to come up with new ways of doing basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
• Good command of English
• Good leadership
• Willingness to learn and teach
• Good team player and supporter
• Willingness to look for solutions and not for excuses
• Asks questions when instructions are not clear
• Responds appropriately to instructions
• Able to work as part of a team
• Assists when and where needed
• Turn up to work on time, in uniform and well presented
• Confidentiality in all areas
• Ability to accept a constructive criticism as a way to progress
• Accountability
• Can handle time pressure
• Adapt easily to last minute changes
• Flexible with working overtime at special occasions
• Great organisational skills.
• Very sociable yet professional.
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• The ability to work well with your hands
• Physical skills like movement, coordination, dexterity and grace
• Concentration skills
• To be able to carry out
• Ability to maintain a very positive and friendly attitude.
• Very high attention to detail at all times.
• Ability to develop rapport within a short time frame.
• Neat personal presentation.
• Performing all duties with the sense of priority and dedication, serving in a calm, discrete and courteous manner whilst respecting timing standards.
• Ability to work unsupervised, in a large team and take direction.
• Absolute honesty, integrity, and reliability

*Non-smoker preferred and no visible Tattoos

**We thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Please read the full job description very carefully and ensure you meet all the criteria listed before applying. Only if your application meets all the criteria shall the Crew Specialist managing the position be in touch further via email/phone**


Job type
United Arab Emirates
Engineering & Maintenance
English, French
Starting in
As soon as possible
Duration of the contract
Positions available

Hill Robinson Yacht Management

Hill Robinson is the leading independent yacht management company offering unparalleled services to international clientele worldwide. Assisted by a versatile multi-lingual team, our company’s founders, Nick Hill and Niall Robinson, bring close to 50 years hands-on yachting experience to help run each yacht safely and efficiently. We are available 24/7 across the globe to provide the essential support that makes the whole yachting experience a success.
We offer a full range of yacht management services including project management for new builds or refits, routine and emergency technical and operational support, safety and security, financial administration, charter management, crew payroll administration and crew selection and recruitment. Whether the yacht is for private or commercial use or indeed a combination of both; whether you are an owner, captain or an industry professional looking for independent unbiased support and assistance, Hill Robinson has a tailor-made solution for you.

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