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At The Royal Portfolio we are passionate about our guest experience. Our Purpose is ''To give our guests a complete experience and a perfect stay."

In order to achieve our Purpose we seek to employ exceptional individuals whose personalities reflect our Purpose & Values.

We hire for attitude and train for skill. We believe passionately in investing in our people and in helping them to develop long and prosperous careers with The Royal Portfolio as the group goes from strength to strength and continues to invest in the right opportunities within the luxury travel market.

More than 50% of our team have been with The Royal Portfolio for over 5 years and a great deal of those from the very beginning when Liz and Phil Biden started The Royal Portfolio in 1999. The Royal Portfolio promises a rich, diverse and rewarding career in some of Southern Africa’s most breathtaking environments.

Positions currently available at The Royal Portfolio

The Royal Portfolio, and our properties, The Silo Hotel, Royal Malewane, La Residence and Birkenhead House, are currently looking to fill the following key positions. If you believe you would be a good fit for our company (you have the necessary experience, skills and the right attitude), then please apply below.

In the event that you don’t see a vacancy here that fits your profile and you would like us to keep your details for future reference, then please click here.

Job Title
Maintenance Handyman | La Residence, Franschhoek
Employment Type
Full Time
3 to 10 years
Job Published
08 September 2022
Job Reference No.

Job Description

The purpose of the Handyman at La Residence is to ensure that all hotel Maintenance requirements are met and kept at the highest Royal Portfolio standards at La Residence, in order to ensure that we live up to our purpose, which is "to give our guests a complete experience and a perfect stay".


  • Guest satisfaction
  • Productivity and efficiency
  • Overall work quality
  • Knowledge and application of the companies’ purpose and value statement
  • Ability to solve problems and find solutions
  • Demonstration of leadership skills
  • Ability to cope under pressure
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Well maintained and functioning hotel equipment
  • Plant rooms are well-organised, clean and tidy
  • Conduct maintenance checks in all arrival rooms in the villas and hotel, according to the maintenance check list.


  • Must have previous hotel experience
  • Must have worked in maintenance previously, with focus on painting, repairs, carpentry, plumbing, electrics, etc.
  • Must be very well presented, professional, have good energy and be an energetic person
  • Must have good communication skills (good command of English, reading and writing)
  • Must be punctual, reliable, mature, pro-active
  • Must be a team player, and have respect for fellow colleagues
  • Must be able to work flexible shifts, including weekends and public holidays and/or standby when required

It is important that the candidate is able to work as part of a team and is a good cultural fit for The Royal Portfolio.

South African citizenship is advantageous. A valid work permit is essential if you are not in possession of a South African ID document.

All new appointments at The Royal Portfolio’s properties will need to show proof of vaccination against Covid 19.