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Rutherford Hotel Nelson is Nelson's only 24-hour fully-serviced hotel, offering luxurious rooms and suites – ideal for corporate travellers, families and conference delegates. Our central location means Nelson's many galleries and City attractions are just a stone's throw away. All rooms have a view of the harbour, city, historic South Street or Nelson's beautiful cathedral. Our stylish accommodation will suit anyone looking for a great place to stay in Nelson.

Experience the best of N.E.L.S.O.N.

Nature – Exceptional – Local – Safe – Optimistic – Neat


Download our application form. Please send applications to Enid@rutherfordhotel.co.nz.

  • Chef de Partie

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    We are looking for a talented and motivated Chef de Partie to join our culinary team! At Rutherford Hotel Nelson - A Heritage Hotel we endeavor to provide exceptional service to all our guests and create an environment were our gu...

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    We are looking for a talented and motivated Chef de Partie to join our culinary team!

     

    At Rutherford Hotel Nelson - A Heritage Hotel we endeavor to provide exceptional service to all our guests and create an environment were our guests and staff feel welcome and appreciated. Are you ready to join a great team?

    About you:

    • Do you have a passion for not just good but outstanding guest service?
    • Do you want to set your own mark?
    • Are you looking for an immediate start?
    • Do you have an eye for detail?

    Are you looking to further your experience and be part of a young dynamic team? Is your passion to provide that memorable experience to your guests? Do you enjoy working with people and built up and maintain a guest base? Your attention to detail and consistency in providing excellent guest service is second to none? Enjoy working in a fast pace environment?

    Then Rutherford Hotel Nelson ~A Heritage Hotel has the role for you!

    The successful applicants will possess the following skills and attributes.

    Aspirations to step up to the next level, develop new skills and further your career.

    Candidates must have the following attributes to succeed in this role:

    • A professional approach to culinary excellence
    • A desire to learn and develop your career
    • At least 3 years cooking or relevant experience
    • Excellent communication skills
    • A positive attitude and an exceptional work ethic
    • Honest, punctual and reliable
    • Ability to work well within a team environment
    • The ability to prepare and cook food according to the chefs' instruction, while bringing insight and an ability to help drive quality and innovation.
    • Dynamic, innovative and organised – must have the ability to be flexible and able to react to change
    • Hotel experience essential
    • Ability to interact with guests, being the face of the hotel
    • Ability to organise the front of house as well
    • Experience working with the Food Control Plan and implementation thereof
    • Hands on mentality
    • Excellent grooming standards
    • Excellent planning and organising skills
    • Creativity
    • Have good computer skills
    • Flexibility to work all shifts as required by the hotel



    Additional information:

    In return, we can offer genuine opportunities for growth and development, a comprehensive training program as well as the opportunity to work in an excellent team environment.

     

    Additional Perks:

    • free parking at the hotel
    • free meals when on duty
    • discount schemes at a variety of nationwide retailers through Heritage Hotel Management
    • discount schemes maybe available for stays at Heritage Hotel Management properties
    • 25% staff discount at Rutherford Hotel Nelson
    • some benefits and discounts available at health care and banking providers through Heritage Hotel Management 
    • assistance for initial accommodation and travel allowance offered for the right candidate when relocating to Nelson.  



    Why wait? Apply now and become part of a great team!

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  • Food and Beverage Supervisor

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    We are looking for a talented and motivated Food & Beverage Supervisor to join our culinary team! At Rutherford Hotel Nelson - A Heritage Hotel we endeavor to provide exceptional service to all our guests and create an environment...

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    We are looking for a talented and motivated Food & Beverage Supervisor to join our culinary team!

     

    At Rutherford Hotel Nelson - A Heritage Hotel we endeavor to provide exceptional service to all our guests and create an environment were our guests and staff feel welcome and appreciated. Are you ready to join a great team?

    About you:

    • Do you have a passion for not just good but outstanding guest service?
    • Do you want to set your own mark?
    • Are you looking for an immediate start?
    • Are you looking to guide, train and lead a young team?
    • Do you have an eye for detail?

    Are you looking to further your experience and be part of a young dynamic team? Is your passion to provide that memorable experience to your guests? Do you enjoy working with people? Your attention to detail and consistency in providing excellent guest service is second to none? Enjoy working in a fast pace environment? 

     

    Then Rutherford Hotel Nelson ~A Heritage Hotel has the role for you!

    What you need:

    Passion and commitment to delivering the highest level of food and beverage service

    * Ability to oversee and co-ordinate a team of food and beverage attendants

    * Minimum of 12 months experience in a F&B supervisory role

    * Strong leadership and communication skills

    * Exceptional guest service skills

    * 'Hands on' approach to your work and a 'can do' attitude

    * High attention to detail and immaculate time management skills

    * Flexibility to work shifts including weekends

     * Previous experience in a similar role, ideally some formal form of hospitality training.

    * Business acumen.

    * Ability to train and delegate.

    * Ability to multitask.

    * Be organised and able to plan ahead.

    * Basic understanding of Microsoft Office applications.

    * Experience with POS systems.

    * Flexibility to work all shifts as required by the hotel.

     

    Additional Perks:

    • free parking at the hotel
    • free meals when on duty
    • discount schemes at a variety of nationwide retailers through Heritage Hotel Management
    • discount schemes maybe available for stays at Heritage Hotel Management properties
    • 25% staff discount at Rutherford Hotel Nelson
    • some benefits and discounts available at health care and banking providers through Heritage Hotel Management 
    • assistance for initial accommodation and travel allowance offered for the right candidate when relocating to Nelson.  

    Why wait? Apply now and become part of a great team!

     

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  • Hotel Duty Manager

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    We are looking for a talented and motivated Hotel Duty Manager to join our team! At Rutherford Hotel Nelson - A Heritage Hotel we endeavor to provide exceptional service to all our guests and create an environment were our guests ...

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    We are looking for a talented and motivated Hotel Duty Manager to join our team!

     

    At Rutherford Hotel Nelson - A Heritage Hotel we endeavor to provide exceptional service to all our guests and create an environment were our guests and staff feel welcome and appreciated. Are you ready to join a great team?

    About you:

    • Do you have a passion for not just good but outstanding guest service?
    • Do you want to set your own mark?
    • Are you looking for an immediate start?
    • Do you have an eye for detail?

    Are you looking to further your experience and be part of a young dynamic team? Is your passion to provide that memorable experience to your guests? Do you enjoy working with people and building and maintain a guest base? Your attention to detail and consistency in providing excellent guest service is second to none? Enjoy working in a fast pace environment? 

    Then Rutherford Hotel Nelson ~A Heritage Hotel has the role for you!

    About us:

    Rutherford Hotel Nelson is Nelson's only 24-hour fully-serviced hotel, offering luxurious rooms and suites – ideal for corporate travellers, families and conference delegates. Our central location means Nelson's many galleries and City attractions are just a stone's throw away. All rooms have a view of the harbour, city, historic South Street or Nelson's beautiful cathedral. Our stylish accommodation will suit anyone looking for a great place to stay in Nelson.

    Rutherford Hotel Nelson offers a range of excellent dining options to cater for all of our guests.

    Experience the best of N.E.L.S.O.N.

    Nature – Exceptional – Local – Safe – Optimistic – Neat

     

    The Job itself:

    • Effective management of the hotel’s operation whilst on duty.
    • Directing and observing Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act and other laws and regulations
    • Liaise with all departments to ensure guest needs and expectations are being exceeded
    • Meeting and greeting of VIP guests and tour escorts
    • Maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of Opera, Micros and PABX systems and reporting any abnormalities and ensuring the systems are properly maintained always
    • Monitor the operational aspects of all Food & Beverage facilities in the hotel and assist ware required.
    • Ensuring the Security of hotel’s property, issuing floats/ cashing up and stock requisitions to outlets as required.
    • Ensure that the incident procedure is complaint wit the hotel Standard Operating Procedures.

     

    Applicants with the following qualities will be considered:

    • A current NZ General Managers Certificate
    • A current First Aid Certificate
    • 12 months experience with Opera or a similar Property Management System
    • Previous experience in a front office role
    • Hotel and/or guest service experience
    • A friendly smile and excellent communication skills
    • Excellent grooming


    We are looking for someone with a high standard of personal presentation and a friendly helpful demeanor.  The Duty Managers are trusted with a high level of responsibility and guest safety so must be experts at self-management and be capable of performing in busy hotel situations.


    Flexibility in working hours will be required as the working roster will be spread over 7 days including evening and morning shifts.

     

    Additional Perks:

    • free parking at the hotel
    • free meals when on duty
    • discount schemes at a variety of nationwide retailers through Heritage Hotel Management
    • discount schemes maybe available for stays at Heritage Hotel Management properties
    • 25% staff discount at Rutherford Hotel Nelson
    • some benefits and discounts available at health care and banking providers through Heritage Hotel Management
    • assistance for initial accommodation and travel allowance offered for the right candidate when relocating to Nelson.

    Why wait? Apply now and become part of a great team!

    Please note that visa support is not offered!

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  • Food and Beverage Attendant

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    We are looking for a talented and motivated Food & Beverage Attendant to join our culinary team! At Rutherford Hotel Nelson - A Heritage Hotel we endeavor to provide exceptional service to all our guests and create an environment ...

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    We are looking for a talented and motivated Food & Beverage Attendant to join our culinary team!

     

    At Rutherford Hotel Nelson - A Heritage Hotel we endeavor to provide exceptional service to all our guests and create an environment were our guests and staff feel welcome and appreciated. Are you ready to join a great team?

    About you:

    • Do you have a passion for not just good but outstanding guest service?
    • Do you want to set your own mark?
    • Are you looking for an immediate start?
    • Do you have an eye for detail?

    Are you looking to further your experience and be part of a young dynamic team? Is your passion to provide that memorable experience to your guests? Do you enjoy working with people and building and maintain a guest base? Your attention to detail and consistency in providing excellent guest service is second to none? Enjoy working in a fast pace environment? 

    Then Rutherford Hotel Nelson ~A Heritage Hotel has the role for you!

    About us:

    Rutherford Hotel Nelson is Nelson's only 24-hour fully-serviced hotel, offering luxurious rooms and suites – ideal for corporate travellers, families and conference delegates. Our central location means Nelson's many galleries and City attractions are just a stone's throw away. All rooms have a view of the harbour, city, historic South Street or Nelson's beautiful cathedral. Our stylish accommodation will suit anyone looking for a great place to stay in Nelson.

    Rutherford Hotel Nelson offers a range of excellent dining options to cater for all of our guests.

    Experience the best of N.E.L.S.O.N.

    Nature – Exceptional – Local – Safe – Optimistic – Neat

     

    The Job itself:

    • Effective management of the hotel’s operation whilst on duty.
    • Directing and observing Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act and other laws and regulations
    • Liaise with all departments to ensure guest needs and expectations are being exceeded
    • Meeting and greeting of VIP guests and tour escorts
    • Maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of Opera, Micros and PABX systems and reporting any abnormalities and ensuring the systems are properly maintained always
    • Monitor the operational aspects of all Food & Beverage facilities in the hotel and assist ware required.
    • Ensuring the Security of hotel’s property, issuing floats/ cashing up and stock requisitions to outlets as required.
    • Ensure that the incident procedure is complaint wit the hotel Standard Operating Procedures.

     

    Applicants with the following qualities will be considered:

    • Experience in food and beverage service
    • Strong communication skills
    • Exceptional guest service skills
    • Be organised and able to plan ahead
    • Have a natural curiosity and eagerness to learn
    • High attention to detail
    • Experience with POS systems, Micros an advantage
    • Are able to cope with physical work and heavy lifting
    • Willingness to train
    • Flexibility to work all shifts as required by the hotel
    • Barista experience an advantage
    • Knowledge of beverages, in particular beer, wine, whisky and cocktails
    • A friendly smile and excellent communication skills
    • Excellent grooming


    We are looking for someone with a high standard of personal presentation and a friendly helpful demeanor. 

    Flexibility in working hours will be required as the working roster will be spread over 7 days including evening and morning shifts.

     

    Additional Perks:

    • free parking at the hotel
    • free meals when on duty
    • discount schemes at a variety of nationwide retailers through Heritage Hotel Management
    • discount schemes maybe available for stays at Heritage Hotel Management properties
    • 25% staff discount at Rutherford Hotel Nelson
    • some benefits and discounts available at health care and banking providers through Heritage Hotel Management
    • assistance for initial accommodation and travel allowance offered for the right candidate when relocating to Nelson.

    Why wait? Apply now and become part of a great team!

    Please note that visa support is not offered!

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  • Hotel Accounts Payable / Payroll

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    We are looking for a talented and motivated Accounts payable/ payroll person to join our team! At Rutherford Hotel Nelson - A Heritage Hotel we endeavor to provide exceptional service to all our guests and create an environment we...

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    We are looking for a talented and motivated Accounts payable/ payroll person to join our team!

     

    At Rutherford Hotel Nelson - A Heritage Hotel we endeavor to provide exceptional service to all our guests and create an environment were our guests and staff feel welcome and appreciated. Are you ready to join a great team?

    About you:

    Do you have an eye for detail, are highly organised and can self-manage? Do you want to set your own mark?
    Are you looking for an immediate start?
    Are you looking to further your experience and be part of a dynamic team? Do you enjoy working with people? Enjoy working in a fast pace environment?

    Then Rutherford Hotel Nelson ~A Heritage Hotel has the role for you!


    Rutherford Hotel Nelson is looking for an experienced Accounts Payable/Payroll Administrator to join our Admin Team.  The role is 32 hours a week currently 4 days per week but this is negotiable. 


    About us:

    Rutherford Hotel Nelson is Nelson's only 24-hour fully-serviced hotel, offering luxurious rooms and suites – ideal for corporate travellers, families and conference delegates. Our central location means Nelson's many galleries and City attractions are just a stone's throw away. All rooms have a view of the harbour, city, historic South Street or Nelson's beautiful cathedral. Our stylish accommodation will suit anyone looking for a great place to stay in Nelson.

    Rutherford Hotel Nelson offers a range of excellent dining options to cater for all of our guests.

    Experience the best of N.E.L.S.O.N.

    Nature – Exceptional – Local – Safe – Optimistic – Neat

    Aspirations to step up to the next level, develop new skills and further your career.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Processing our weekly payroll system using Payglobal 
    • HR admin/updating staff records
    • Accounts payable - tracking all payments and expenditures, purchase orders, invoices and statements using Empower 
    • Managing printed collateral and stationery requirements
    • Council regulatory compliance
    • Assist in general office/administrative tasks as required

    Skills required:

    • Strong numerical skills
    • Ability to reconcile accounts 
    • Knowledge of New Zealand payroll/HR compliance 
    • Excellent administration, communication and relationship management skills
    • Time management and working to deadlines
    • Solid understanding of Microsoft Excel and Word

    Additional information:
    In return, we can offer genuine opportunities for growth and development, a comprehensive training program as well as the opportunity to work in an excellent team environment.

    Additional Perks:

    • free parking at the hotel
    • free meals when on duty
    • discount schemes at a variety of nationwide retailers through Heritage Hotel Management
    • discount schemes maybe available for stays at Heritage Hotel Management properties
    • 25% staff discount at Rutherford Hotel Nelson
    • some benefits and discounts available at health care and banking providers through Heritage Hotel Management
    • assistance for initial accommodation and travel allowance offered for the right candidate when relocating to Nelson.

    Why wait? Apply now and become part of a great team!

    Please note that visa support is not offered!

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  • Kitchen hand

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    We are looking for a talented and motivated kitchen hand to join our culinary team! At Rutherford Hotel Nelson - A Heritage Hotel we endeavor to provide exceptional service to all our guests and create an environment were our gues...

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    We are looking for a talented and motivated kitchen hand to join our culinary team!

     

    At Rutherford Hotel Nelson - A Heritage Hotel we endeavor to provide exceptional service to all our guests and create an environment were our guests and staff feel welcome and appreciated. Are you ready to join a great team?

    About you:

    • Do you have a passion for not just good but outstanding guest service?
    • Do you want to set your own mark?
    • Are you looking for an immediate start?
    • Do you have an eye for detail?

    Are you looking to further your experience and be part of a young dynamic team? Is your passion to provide that memorable experience to your guests? Do you enjoy working with people and building and maintain a guest base? Your attention to detail and consistency in providing excellent guest service is second to none? Enjoy working in a fast pace environment? 

    Then Rutherford Hotel Nelson ~A Heritage Hotel has the role for you!

    About us:

    Rutherford Hotel Nelson is Nelson's only 24-hour fully-serviced hotel, offering luxurious rooms and suites – ideal for corporate travellers, families and conference delegates. Our central location means Nelson's many galleries and City attractions are just a stone's throw away. All rooms have a view of the harbour, city, historic South Street or Nelson's beautiful cathedral. Our stylish accommodation will suit anyone looking for a great place to stay in Nelson.

    Rutherford Hotel Nelson offers a range of excellent dining options to cater for all of our guests.

    Experience the best of N.E.L.S.O.N.

    Nature – Exceptional – Local – Safe – Optimistic – Neat

     

    The Job itself:

    • working as part of the kitchen team
    • taking responsibility in cleaning and clearing dishes
    • taking responsibility in  cleaning and clearing the back of house and front of house areas as and where required

     

    Applicants with the following qualities will be considered:

    • A professional approach to work.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • A positive attitude and exceptional work ethic.
    • Honest, punctual and reliable.
    • Ability to work well within a team environment.

    Must be available to work mixture of day and evenings including weekends.

     

    Additional Perks:

    • free parking at the hotel
    • free meals when on duty
    • discount schemes at a variety of nationwide retailers through Heritage Hotel Management
    • discount schemes maybe available for stays at Heritage Hotel Management properties
    • 25% staff discount at Rutherford Hotel Nelson
    • some benefits and discounts available at health care and banking providers through Heritage Hotel Management
    • assistance for initial accommodation and travel allowance offered for the right candidate when relocating to Nelson.

    Why wait? Apply now and become part of a great team!

    Please note that visa support is not offered!

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