Housekeepers (Casual) Wairau Hospital

Wairau Hospital - Blenheim

Casual positions, assisting with peak capacity and covering leave, working a variety of shifts that fit around your other commitments.

  • Want to help keep our hospital clean?
  • Do you enjoy working in a supportive team?
  • Availability to sometimes work at short notice, is essential 

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

We have a casual positions available for both entry level and experienced household staff.  This role is a great opportunity to learn how a hospital works and get a foot in the door to a world of opportunities. 

You will be part of the team that contributes to the hospital running smoothly.  You will help our hospital to be a place where people can get better safely, families can visit in comfort, and staff can do great work in a hygienic and safe environment.

The role involves thorough cleaning throughout the wards, operating theatres, public areas and offices, as well as changing beds, and laundry and rubbish collection.  You may also do the tea rounds, have contact with patients and support the nursing and orderly staff.

You may have a preference for working just morning/day or afternoon/evening casual shifts which we will do our best to accommodate.

Please note that there are no minimum guaranteed hours of work for casual employees. However, the more shifts that you're able to fill, the more hours you will be offered.

In addition to hourly rates, we pay penal rates for evening (after 8.00PM) and weekend work, and additional payments/time off if you are rostered to work on a public holiday.

What are we looking for?/ Ko wai he kaitono tōtika?

The role will suit someone with experience in cleaning/customer service OR someone with no experience, but a passion for being part of one of New Zealand’s fastest growing sectors and see how a hospital ticks.  To be successful in this role you must be reliable, have a positive attitude and consistently deliver a high-quality, customer-focused service. Full training will be provided.

Mandatory requirement

For the health and safety of staff and patients all NMH staff are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021. This means you will need to be fully vaccinated and boosted.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork. 

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

You will be joining a team that values teamwork and is committed to supporting the best possible health outcomes for our patients.

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.  For role specific information please contact Trish Manawatu – Team Leader on

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form. 


Applications close: Open until filled. Applications will be progressed as received, so we encourage you to apply early. 

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We recruit for cultural competence and

encourage applications from candidates from all cultures.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

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Job no: W22-HSE-July

Location: Wairau Hospital

Closing Date: Open until filled