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Companies within our group, Pebbles Rentals Ltd (UK) and SASU Pebbles Concierge (France) and SASU Pebbles Sales and Investments, have opportunities waiting for you!

We need a special sort of team players. People who can take responsibility, are fast-thinking, often a problem solving communicator whether your solving things for our guests, our owners, our apartments or other members of our hard working internal team.
Pebbles are smooth operators with quick witted logical minds and a cracking sense of humour. Everyone in our team is passionate about what we do.
Everyone knows that every single decision impacts on our company, and you know how to make the right one, or discuss with our team. You also know the rest of the team are there to help you progress, learn and enjoy this fast paced, forward thinking company in this dynamic business of short term lets.

Available vacancies:


Vacancy: Service Executive
Which Pebbles? Pebbles Rentals Ltd
Number of Positions Available: 1
Hours: 20 - 40 hours per week
Salary: On application
Position Start Date: Immediate
Duration: Permanent


Vacancy Description: You will help guests book one of our apartments, answer their questions, and be on hand to help during their stay. You may be in Glossop, but you'll speak to guests from all over the world all day long by phone, skype or email or through social media platforms. You're there to make sure our guests are happy with their choices, happy with their arrival and departure and all the stages in between. If you want to, you'll spend time in our Nice office seeing our properties, working abroad and meeting our guests personally. You'll be working alongside our other Service Executives and often you'll be problem solving together when a guest needs your help. Since guests need our help 24/7, you'll need to be happy to work shifts including early morning and evening and weekend work on a rota with the rest of our team. You'll be based in our Glossop office
Qualifications: Minimum requirement of 3 A levels or 3+ years of relevant work experience. Perfect written and spoken English, French puts you at the top of the pile.
Skills: You're goal orientated and can develop and maintain excellent relationships with our guests. You love helping people, and customer service is your first priority. You enjoy finding the perfect apartment for our guest before they come to stay. You'll want to be their remote tour guide app and ensure their smooth arrival with co-ordination with our Nice office. You want to make sure our guests have the best experience possible.
You also know that when stuff happens, you can sort it out. Or if you can't, you know a man who can. You've grasped how the whole operation works and know who to call to get things sorted so our guests can continue to enjoy their holiday with minimum interruption. You've got bags of enthusiasm but also know when to shut up. You've got charm, you've got charisma and your commercially aware.
You like a good deal and can work with a guest to secure a stay for their budget. You'll remain calm and composed when dealing with guest and owner issues. You can also glide those fingers over a keyboard at breathtaking speed and knock out impressively eloquent emails to move things forward.



Vacancy: Resolution & Maintenance Executive
Which Pebbles? Pebbles Concierge SASU
Number of Positions Available: 1
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: On application
Position Start Date: Immediate
Duration: Mar - Oct CDD to cover parental leave


Vacancy Description: You will take responsibility to find solutions and fix maintenance issues when they come up. You'll be able to send out our maintenance team to fix a range of issues. On Monday you migtt be dealing with a broken toilet seat. On Tuesday co-ordinating with a syndic on a leak from the upstairs apartment. You'll be called on for wi-fi issues and ovens not working.
You'll be a service focused finisher, co-ordinating our external maintenance contractors to ensure that our owners and guests needs are met. With you at the helm, everyone involved internally are aware of progress and costs to guide through to full resolution of the issue. You'll be excellent at reporting and working with our internal maintenance data system. YOu'll have a keen ear and eye to ensure other departments know progress to avoid any future guests' disappointment or disruption is minimal. You'll be helping set up new apartments so they're ready to open their doors and welcome guests. You'll be based in our Nice office at 20 rue de l'hotel des postes with the rest of our owner and guest support team
Qualifications: Minimum requirement of near fluent French and perfect written and spoken English. All internal written communication is done in English for the benefit of our UK HQ and English speaking owners
Skills: Your a fixer, plain and simple. You can cut through ambiguity and get right to the root cause of an issue and report it so no-one is in any doubt about the issue. No-one has to ask you questions or for more information, you've covered everything. Pragmatism and commerciality are skills you possess in spades. You'll see the issue from both the guests and the owners point of view. You'll be able to report on solutions so we can best deal with least disruption and heartache to all. You know that repairs cost both time and money. You can weigh up what approach is best to carefully keep an eye on the purse-strings of all invested, whether apartment improvements, guest damage, owner repair. As an excellent time manager, you can keep tabs on your own time so that we can bill fairly and cover your salary. Juggling all this, you'll be one cool and collected Pebble.



Vacancy: Property Sales Internship*
Which Pebbles? Pebbles Sales and Investments
Number of Positions Available:1
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: Fixed by French govt - circa 500 euros a month plus erasmus
Position Start Date: July 2017, September 2017 (flexible start dates)
Duration: Minimum 5 months - Maximum 6 months (can be combined with vacancy in UK office for year long placements)
Additional duration info: Placement students needing a 12 month placement can apply for both the French placement and then a six month placement in our UK office concentrating on Property Marketing and Sales

Vacancy Description: Studying French and need to practice? Need your CV to say more than "I speak languages"? This placement is for you if you're looking for a dynamic busy role in a multi-lingual office. You'll speak French daily, but you'll still speak English, and we'll teach you loads of new skills too including negotiating, marketing and customer service. You will work as part of a very busy office in France (with bi-lingual staff) and co-ordinating with the busy UK sales support team. You will be expected to communicate with French agencies, our clients, French notaires (government appointed solicitors) and building management companies on the telephone, and by email in both English and French. Placement positions could later turn into permanent positions after graduation. Skills that can be honed include French language skills, customer service, management and logistics, business and commercial awareness, as well as learning how to function as part of a busy team.
Qualifications: It is essential that this position is undertaken as a convention de stage and this involves a tutor and the university consent to the placement. You will need to be studying French. French and Business will put your application to the top of the pile
Skills: That you speak French is no where near enough in our role, or many others in the business world. You'll be able to show us that even though your a student, you've already gained a skill set. You'll show us you are interesting and dynamic outside of the lecture hall. You'll show us your hands-on and you can get outside your comfort zone to take advantage of learning new skills. You'll be able to show some previous experience of customer service and team playing. You'll be good on a computer and already have excellent communication skills.



Vacancy: Concierge Internship*
Which Pebbles? Pebbles Concierge
Number of Positions Available:2
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: Fixed by French govt - circa 500 euros a month plus erasmus
Position Start Date: Flexible start dates
Duration: Minimum 5 months - Maximum 6 months (can be combined with vacancy in UK office for year long placements)
Additional duration info: Placement students needing a 12 month placement can apply for both the French placement and then a six month placement in our UK office concentrating on Property Marketing and Sales

Vacancy Description: Studying French and need to practice? Studying hospitality or international business and looking to work uni holidays? Need your CV to demonstrate business acumen, customer service and logistical management of your time? This placement is for you if you're looking for a dynamic busy role in a multi-lingual office. You'll learn how to deal with customers, reporting skills and how to co-ordinate and work within a busy team so that all the wheels of the organisation keep turning and are well oiled. If you're a French under-graduate we'll place you in our maintenance department so you can speak French daily if that's your top priority. if you want more than just speaking French, you'll do all or part of your stage joining in with our Pebbles Reps and reception department to be more on the front line with guest dealings and time management.
Qualifications: It is essential that this position is undertaken as a convention de stage and this involves a tutor and the university consent to the placement. French and Business will put your application to the top of the pile
Skills: You'll be quick witted, a sound decision maker and willing to learn and jump right in. You'll show us you are interesting and dynamic outside of the lecture hall and be a strong bubbly personality. You'll have no trouble stepping outside your comfort zone to take advantage of learning new skills. You'll be able to show some previous experience of customer service and team playing. You'll be good on a computer and already have excellent communication skills.



Vacancy: Apprentice
Which Pebbles?: Pebbles Rentals Ltd
Number of Positions Available: 2
Hours: 30 hours per week
Salary: 3 tier increase programme
*Position Start Date: flexible
*Duration:12 months


*Vacancy Description: You'll be working alongside our Service Executives and will learn all the skills they possess - which are many. You will learn how to interact with guests and learn good reporting skills. You'll carry out admin tasks and photo manipulation and be involved in our marketing and social media. You'll be based in our Glossop office. Apprentices often turn into permanent positions.
Qualifications: Intermediate French
Skills: You'll want to learn. Fast. You'll already have skills like being a social media whizz and can demonstrate that although you're young, you're willing to dive right in and swim. You'll already be a bit worldy-wise and will be able to offer more than a CV with some GSCEs. You'll show us that you have the ability to influence and persuade and negotiate by explaining why we should hire you. You'll exude confidence. If you speak French, you'll command a higher starting salary.

*All French internships are governed by French law, commonly known as a Stagiaire under a ďconvention de stageĒ. An intern placement in France currently cannot exceed six months and has a statutory salary attached of approximately 500 euros a month. Since this is subject to statutory review, please allow for a variation of around 50 euros. We can confirm actual salary upon invitation for interview.

Apply on spec to see if we can find a role to suit you, or apply for a specific role below by sending a CV and covering letter to gayle@nicepebbles.com. Our CEO hires everyone, we want to know all our team directly. When you apply we want to know a few things about you and where you found out about us. Photos on CVs are always handy if you want to be remembered in the swamp of text that lands on our busy CEOs computer. Work experience is more important to us than education, as is evidence of your skill set. If applying for a placement / internship, please outline in the covering letter why you are applying for the role, your preferred start and end date and what you are looking to achieve from the placement. We do list several advertisements for various positions across many sources, so please also indicate where you have learnt about the role on offer.

We also welcome on spec applications to work with us, if you have relevant experience in the hospitality industry, property sales, or marketing. If applying to our French office, it's essential that you have strong French and fluent written and spoken English. English is the language of internal communication across all offices. We prefer is English, we prefer to receive applications in English. Applications in French will still be considered. If you have any questions please email us at info@nicepebbles.com

On exit, how did we do?

Working for Nice Pebbles was one of my best experiences so far! As part of my year abroad, I spent five months doing an internship here to improve my level of French in preparation for my final year of University. Not only have I learnt essential communication skills in both English and French, I have also gained a detailed insight into both the French and English property market; two things of which I came to learn differ significantly. With business studies being part of my degree, I was able to use and expand the skills I have learnt, opening my eyes to the real world of working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. show more
Olivia Gorrie, December 2016, Nottingham University
I spent 8 months with the rentals department in Nice as part of my degree course. Pebbles is a great company to work for; they really made me feel like one of the family. I worked as a 'representative' and had a number of different roles. No two days were the same which I found really exciting. One minute I could be welcoming some guests to their apartment and the next I would be meeting a workman or doing some research. The job is an active one, which I really enjoyed and, although I did do work in the office, I also got the chance to explore Nice. Nice is a brilliant city with so much activity and is a great place to be based. show more
Jack Ettinger, October 2016, Nottingham University
As part of my year abroad I spent 5 months doing an internship with Pebbles in order to improve my French, I was based at the Nice office and all the staff made me feel welcome as soon as I arrived. This placement gave me a good insight into how real estate works in France and it surprised me how different it is compared to the UK, as the majority of the agencies work together. For me, this was the best part of the job because I was able to meet and speak to new people every day, be it clients or other estate agents in Nice. The responsibilities which I had ranged from property viewings to working with the notary. show more
Lucy Bryan, December 2015

What some (slightly older) graduates think about Pebbles

The opportunity to work at Pebbles is not one youíll want to miss. Its multi-national, bilingual environment comes with a variety of challenges. You have to hit the ground running in order to pick up the necessary skills to survive. Itís not only important business communication skills, in both English and French, that youíll learn; but the nuances of how to gel in two totally different working cultures.
Jonathan, Graduated from the University of Manchester in 2013, started with Pebbles in 2014
Being able to go between offices means I've been able to significantly improve my French and experience living in an interesting part of the world whilst not cutting myself off from my friends and family back home. Itís the perfect job straight out of Uni, a chance to use your French straight away in the working business world, but in a more relaxed environment. Youíll see how the business ideals youíve studied at uni can be instantly expanded and utilised in this consistently flourishing market.
Lily, Graduated from University College Cork 2014, started with Pebbles in 2015
From the start Pebbles were an instantly understandable company, letting me start my contract a bit later than originally planned due to things I had to get sorted out first. I'm certain we'd be a great option for current students and graduates as we can offer temporary, fixed-term and permanent contracts.
Johnte, Graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2011, started with Pebbles in 2015
I learnt my basic customer service skills working for local businesses shortly after finishing college. Joining Pebbles really helped me develop these skills further through communication with guests in the UK office and also meeting guests face-to-face in Nice. Iím very much looking forward to growing with the company and putting my Customer Service NVQ into practice.
Katie Ann, started with Pebbles in 2016
Working as a junior for Pebbles straight out of college was a great way to start off my career, as I was able to learn about the working world as well as get a further college qualification with a tutor. Pebbles has given me the opportunity to grow within the company and also travel to our French office which is a bonus!
Eva, Passed Customer Service NVQ in 2015 , started with Pebbles in 2014

What some staff think about Pebbles on sadly moving on

I would like to thank you for the opportunities and trust you have given me over the past three years. I have enjoyed my time as a Pebble & will miss working with everyone. You have given me the chance to develop personal skills that I never thought were in me. I canít thank you enough for your friendship & support you have given me during my time working with Pebbles.
10 October 2015, Michelle Riby, General Manager October 2012 Ė October 2015
I have loved working for Pebbles over the last few years and am grateful to you for the opportunity you have given me to help build a small business into the success it is today.
Keely Barrett, 10 October 2012. Reservations assistant, promoted to Assistant Manager 2010 - 2012.