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Vacancy: Housekeeper

26.01.2024 - Artikel

The Embassy seeks to employ a housekeeper (m/f/d) in a full-time position and initial employment duration of one year from June 03, 2024

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Copenhagen

seeks to employ a housekeeper (m/f/d)
in a full-time position and initial employment duration of one year
from June 03, 2024

Job description

  • cleaning and housekeeping in the Ambassador’s Residence
  • shopping for official events
  • assistance in planning, preparing and serving meals for official guests
  • services at social events, such as receiving guests
  • other necessary services as instructed


  • work experience in housekeeping, preparing of simple dishes and serving guests
  • good knowledge of the English and Danish language
  • team spirit and organizational skills
  • high trustworthiness and discretion
  • resilience at work
  • willingness to work flexible hours (also on weekends and public holidays)
  • nationality of an EU-member state or holder of a working residence permit in Denmark

The terms of the employment contract are governed by Danish law. The starting salary is at least DKK 25,889 and can be higher if previous experience and employment periods can be recognized. A holiday allowance is granted once a year. Taxation of the remuneration is based on the double taxation agreement between Germany and Denmark of November 22, 1995. Embassy employees are members of a group company pension scheme with the insurer Nordea with an employer contribution of 10% and an employee contribution of 5%.

Applications including

  • a letter of motivation in German or English
  • tabular curriculum vitae (CV) in German or English
  • school leaving certificate, vocational diplomas, letters of recommendation
  • language skills (Danish and German or English)
  • copy of valid ID (passport) and working residence permit, if applicable

can be submitted to vacancy@kope.diplo.de not later than March 03,2024.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Travel expenses to the interview cannot be reimbursed. Acknowledgments of receipt of applications will not be sent.
Information on data protection is enclosed below.
Interviews are expected to be held by the beginning of April 2024.

Last updated in May 2020

Thank you for your interest in working at one of Germany’s missions abroad.
The following notice is intended to inform you about how we deal with your personal data and to fulfil our obligations under Article 13 of the GDPR.

1. Controller and Data Protection Commissioner

Under section 2 of the Foreign Service Act, the Federal Foreign Office (headquarters) and the German missions abroad form one single federal authority.

Under Article 4 (7) of the GDPR, responsibility as controller for the processing of personal data lies with:

Auswärtiges Amt (Federal Foreign Office)
Werderscher Markt 1
10117 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0)30 18 17-0 / help desk: +49 (0)30 18 17-2000
Fax: +49 (0)30 18 17-3402
Contact the help desk

The Federal Foreign Office Data Protection Commissioner can be contacted as follows:
Datenschutzbeauftragte/r des Auswärtigen Amts
Auswärtiges Amt
Werderscher Markt 1
10117 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0)30 18 17-7099
Fax: +49 (0)30 18 17-5 7099

Contact the Data Protection Commissioner

If you have questions about data privacy, you can also get in touch with the mission’s contact person for data protection matters. They can be reached as follows:

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Göteborg Plads 1
2150 Copenhagen Nordhavn
Telephone: +45 35 45 9900
E-Mail: vacancy@kope.diplo.de

2. Purpose and legal basis for the processing of data

Your personal application data will be processed solely for the purpose of recruitment for the given vacancy.

The legal basis for such processing is Article 6 (1) b of the GDPR or Article 88 of the GDPR in conjunction with section 26 of the Federal Data Protection Act or Länder-specific legislation. Your data must be processed in order for us to take decisions on the recruitment of members of staff.

Processing for any additional purposes, for example inclusion in a pool of candidates or on a list for future vacancies, only occurs with your consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) a and Article 9 (2) a of the GDPR.

3. Storage of personal data

Your personal data will be stored after the recruitment process as follows:

  • as a rule for six months if you have been unsuccessful in the recruitment process;
  • for up to three years, if you have consented to be included in a pool of candidates or a list for future vacancies;
  • for the duration of your employment contract, if you are successful in the recruitment process.

Your personal data will be deleted upon expiry of the storage period.

4. Your rights

a. As a data subject, you have the following rights if the relevant conditions have been met:

  • Right of access, Article 15 of the GDPR
  • Right to rectification, Article 16 of the GDPR
  • Right to erasure (right to be forgotten), Article 17 of the GDPR
  • Right to restriction of processing, Article 18 of the GDPR
  • Right to data portability, Article 20 of the GDPR
  • Right to object to processing, Article 21 of the GDPR.

b. If the processing of your personal data is based on your consent (e.g. for inclusion in a pool of candidates), you have the right to revoke this at any time without stating the grounds. Such withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of any use based on your consent prior to its withdrawal (Article 7 (3) GDPR).

c. You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data (Article 77 of the GDPR). The data protection supervisory authority responsible for the Federal Foreign Office and Germany’s missions abroad is the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (Bundesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit).

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