Vacancy for position as Household Manager

The Embassy of Norway in Bangkok is seeking a staff member as household manager at the official residence of the Ambassador.

Number of working hours:

40 hours a week. Additional work in the evenings must be expected and may also occur during weekends.


Position profile:

The successful candidate will act as part of a small team ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the residence of the Norwegian ambassador.


The household managemer’s responsibilities include receiving guests, making dining and entertainment arrangements and keeping representation rooms and outdoor terrasse up to the highest standards.


It includes reporting any repairs and maintenance requirements of the residence and on the residential compound.


Main responsibilities:


  • Meet guests when they arrive and provide the best possible experience for the Ambassador and guests during their stay.
  • Have a thorough understanding of all spirits and foods in stock. Assess and restock wine and spirit collections as necessary
  • Serve meals and pour drinks for guests. Anticipate guests’ needs by learning their preferences, dietary requirements, allergies, etc. Table setting and flower arrangements when functions.
  • Control of equipment, cutlery, glasses and porcelain.
  • Communicate with housekeeping to ensure the living and dining rooms are cleaned.
  • Perform all duties with discretion, professionalism and a positive demeanor.
  • Report any repairs and maintenance requirements of the residence, other buildings on the residential compound as well as of the garden and of the pool.
  • Perform minor/current repairs/maintenance when needed.


Other duties:

  • Ensure that all external visitors are met when they arrive at the residence and that they are accompanied by one of the residence staff during their whole stay at the residential compound.
  • Purchase grossery when needed.
  • Cover for other residence staff as required.
  • Any other duties decided by the Ambassador.



  • Good command of English – verbal related to role.
  • Proven excellent skills for household management.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and a positive mindset towards working as part of a broader team.
  • Perform all duties with discretion, professionalism and a positive demeanor.
  • Essential qualities are honesty, trustworthiness and loyalty.
  • The successful candidate will sign a binding non disclosure/confidentiality agreement, agreeing that sensitive or private information they obtain will not be made available to any others.
  • The successful candidate must present a police clearance certificate.
  • Must currently reside and have a valid work permit in Thailand.



Send letter of application, résumé (CV) and supporting materials including at least two references to the Royal Norwegian Embassy, attention to Mrs. Janiche Berseth. By e-mail: attention: Janiche Berseth. Or by mail to Embassy of Norway, P.O. box 19, Prasanmit Post Office, Bangkok 10114, Thailand


Application closing date: 07 March 2023