Vacancy Service Worker for the Ambassador’s Residence in Lower Hutt 

15.12.2022 - Article

The German Embassy is looking for a service worker for the Ambassador’s residence in Belmont/Lower Hutt.  This is a fixed-term contract until 31.12.2023 with the option of extending it at the end of the term. Working time is 20 hours/week (part time). The monthly salary will be $2000 per month (13 salaries/year) plus Kiwi Saver up to 4%.

The job involves the following duties:

  • Cleaning and maintaining official quarters of the Ambassador’s residence, including cleaning of dinnerware, kitchenware and laundry, maintaining a schedule of dusting, polishing, floor care, window cleaning, taking care of houseplants and general household tidiness and organisation depending on operational needs
  • Organisation and maintenance of official dinnerware, silverware and iron residence linen
  • Taking care of houseplants and general household tidiness and organisation, depending on operational needs
  • Cleaning and maintaining its external facilities including garden/terrace furniture, garage, storeroom, laundry
  • Helping in planning and organising events
  • Helping in the residence kitchen and serving during events

The above list is not exhaustive and the jobholder will be required to be flexible and take on other ad hoc tasks as required.

Applicants should

  • have previous housekeeping experience as well as experience in planning and hosting events
  • display integrity, honesty and discretion
  • have a good knowledge of written and oral English
  • have a flexible and positive approach to work
  • have cooking experience
  • be a dynamic team player
  • show initiative and have good interpersonal skills and discretion

In your application, you should include the following documents:

  • CV in English with a photo
  • Recent professional letter of recommendation
  • Copy of your passport, including valid work permit for New Zealand (if not a New Zealand Citizen)

Please send your application no later than 12 January 2023 to the Embassy’s email address:


Attn: Jürgen Settje, Head of Administration

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