Nelson Hospital Service Roles – Casual / Permanent

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (Nelson Marlborough)

  • Do you want a great role with flexible hours to combine with family/school/studies?
  • Do you want a weekend or after school hours role working 8-40 hours per week?
  • Do you enjoy working in a supportive team and contributing to your community? 

Become a valued member of our hospital household team and make a real difference to the lives of people in our community by keeping our hospital looking clean and tidy.

About the position/Nga mohiohio e pa ana ki tenei mahi

We are looking for flexible entry level and experienced household staff to be part of our team.  This role is a great way 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, whatever the time of day or day of the year.  You will make our hospital 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 roles involve 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.

Casual roles: No day is the same in this role as you will be working across all areas in the hospital, covering all shifts as and when required. With 50 household staff in our team, we often need cover for annual and other leave.

Permanent roles: we currently have the following shifts available:

  • Mon - Fri      3 pm – 7 pm
  • Sat – Sun     6.30 am – 3 pm
  • Sat - Sun     7 am - 3.30 pm
  • Mon - Sun    8 pm – 2 am.

There is some flexibility with start and end times. 

In addition to hourly rates, we pay penal rates for evening and weekend work, Kiwisaver and additional payments/time off if you are rostered to work on a public holiday.  You will also be supported to get your qualification in Cleaning (NZQA Level 2 & 3).

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

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, including boosters.  This means you will need to be fully vaccinated and boosted.

About our team/Ā mātou rōpū

Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough is the main health provider for the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are many. 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.

More information/Ētahi atu mōhiohio

The benefits of this position/Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi

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

Apply now. It's easy

Please send your CV to and tell us how many hours you would like to work, and which times/days suit you.

Positions are open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) 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 strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.  

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

Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time, Casual

Job no: N22-HSE-Aug

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Open for expressions of interest