Careers

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.

  • Front Office Manager

    CCM Weve Got This 1920 x 1280 px 2

    Looking for Experienced Hotel Front Office ManagerAbout 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 furthe...

    x

    Looking for Experienced Hotel Front Office Manager

    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 further your career with good opportunity to progress?
    • 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 customer 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 right candidate should "tick most of the following boxes":

    • A Current NZ managers certificate
    • A current first aid certificate
    • Full NZ Drivers licence
    • 3+ years’ experience in the similar industry
    • 3+ years’ experience with Opera or a similar Property Management System (not essential but an advantage)
    • 3+ years’ previous experience in a similar role
    • Qualification in the hospitality / hotel industry is an advantage.
    • Ability to speak another language is an advantage.
    • A passion and commitment to delivering the highest level of service.
    • Strong communication skills and the ability to work autonomously.
    • High attention to detail and immaculate time management skills.
    • "Hands on approach" to your work and "can do" attitude.
    • Business acumen.
    • Ability to multitask.
    • Be organised and able to plan ahead.
    • Solid understanding of Microsoft Office applications.

    The Job itself:

    • Taking responsibility over the hotel's front office operations
    • Managing cost to budget
    • Yield management
    • Preparing and maintaining statistics
    • Personnel management, including rostering
    • Report directly to the General Manager
    • Assume responsibility as duty manager
    • A total of 5 days (40hours full time)

    What we offer:

    • A great working environment
    • Free parking
    • Meals on duty
    • Paid breaks when working at night
    • Uniform
    • Great career opportunities
    • Competitive wages
    • Discounts at the hotel
    • Multiple discount schemes at different retailers nationwide through Heritage Hotel Management.

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

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

    Please note applicants should have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

     

    CCM Weve Got This 1920 x 1280 px 2
  • Chef de Partie

    received 868259030226893

    We are looking for a talented and motivated Chef de Partie to join our culinary 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 immed...

    x

    We are looking for a talented and motivated Chef de Partie to join our culinary 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 customer base? Your attention to detail and consistency in providing excellent customer 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!

    received 868259030226893
  • Food and Beverage Supervisor

    IMG 4704

    We are looking for an experienced Food and Beverage Supervisor with a passion for great service delivery to join our team.About you:Do you have a passion for not just good but outstanding guest service? Do you want to set your own...

    x

    We are looking for an experienced Food and Beverage Supervisor with a passion for great service delivery to join our 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!

     

    IMG 4704
  • Hotel Reservationist

    CCM Weve Got This 1920 x 1280 px 1

    We are looking for a motivated Hotel Reservationist to join our 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...

    x

    We are looking for a motivated Hotel Reservationist to join our 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 customer base? Your attention to detail and consistency in providing excellent customer 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:
     

    • Previous experience in a similar role, ideally some formal form of hospitality training.
    • Available for immediate start
       
    • 3+ years guest service experience preferably in the hotel industry
      a friendly smile and excellent verbal and written communication skills
       
    • Experience using Opera or Fidelio reservations system, however experience in any property management system is an advantage
       
    • Assist in the setting and maintaining of hotel rates, check and update rates in the booking systems as required
       
    • Maintain a positive selling approach to maximise yield in both occupancy and rates
       
    • Provide efficient, friendly and professional service to all guests with the ability to communicate clearly over the phone, email, and in person
       
    • Actively sell and promote the hotel, the restaurants within the hotel, and hotel services
       
    • Process and input group and FIT reservations
       
    • Process corporate reservations via GDS
       
    • Have extensive experience in Microsoft Office applications a must
       
    • Ensure all reservations are accurately actioned in a timely fashion
       
    • Efficient filing habits both with emails and hard copies
       
    • Ensure that all enquiries are addressed
       
    • High attention to detail, highly organised and immaculate time management skills                       
    • Cover reception when and where required                   
    • Strong communication skills a must

    * The ability to speak a foreign language can be beneficial

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

     

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

    CCM Weve Got This 1920 x 1280 px 1
rutherford hero