Driver and Office Assistant

at Embassy of Switzerland
Published May 31, 2023
Location Wellington, New Zealand
Category Transportation  
Job Type Full-time  
$55,000 – $64,999 per year


Driver and Office Assistant Embassy of Switzerland location Wellington. $55,000 – $64,999 per year.

The Embassy of Switzerland in New Zealand is seeking a Driver and Office Assistant starting on 15th June 2023 (or upon agreement). Core duties of the Embassy include promoting political, economic and cultural ties between Switzerland and New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu and supporting Swiss nationals in its consular district.

The driver and office assistant is responsible for safe and timely transport of the Head of Mission by cars as well as maintaining the vehicle. Her/his tasks will include general administrative and logistic support (processing of incoming and outgoing mail and dispatches) as well as executive support for the Embassy (reception duties, answering of the phone/door). This position calls for a dynamic individual with a “can do” attitude.

The successful candidate has several years’ experience as driver and office assistant at an Embassy or private company. She/he has excellent communication skills in English and multi-tasking, a proactive attitude, a high spirit of initiative as well as strong sense of responsibility are required.

Duties and responsibilities responsible for safe and timely transport of the Head of Mission by car maintaining of the cars. Processing of incoming and outgoing mail and dispatches. Clerical and messenger tasks and duties. Reception duties, answering of the phone and door. Assisting consular and administrative personnel in their duties. Maintenance of embassy's machines.

Requirements professional drivers license (category “P”). Permanent residency in New Zealand. Experience as driver for an Embassy or a private company, ideally with several years of experience. Experience in administrative tasks.

Capable to take on multiple responsibilities, remaining attentive to details. Very good organizational skills and ability to work independently. Fluency in written /spoken and editorial skills in English. Computer skills including MS Office. Able to multitask and pay attention to details.

We offer experience in a diplomatic network covering Switzerland, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, other Embassies in Wellington and the Swiss community throughout New Zealand. Interesting position in a small team, no routine work. 4 weeks paid vacation. Some additional Swiss holidays. Place of work at Wellington waterfront in the CBD. Annual salary pay range NZD 55’000 – NZD 64’999.