Housekeeper

Contract: 25 hours per week over 7 days (including Weekends & Bank Holidays)
Location: Fair Havens and Little Havens
Closing Date: Oct 5, 2021

The ideal candidate will have previous cleaning experience ideally within a care environment and be looking for an opportunity to make a real difference.

Our housekeepers are vital to our care services. You will be in direct contact with our patients and families, making their environment clean and homely.   You will be responsible for the hands-on cleaning of patient and family rooms, as well as our care and administration areas and for moving furniture when necessary whilst cleaning.   We have very strict guidelines around controlling infections and so there is much responsibility attached to this role.

 

Full job specification

Key responsibilities

  • Cleaning to include Toilets and Bathrooms, Administration areas, Care areas,
    Accommodation areas and Reception areas.
  • Dusting, cleaning, washing and ironing, cleaning at higher levels and vacuuming in all areas
    as required.
  • Maintain cleaning standards following the cleaning schedule applicable to the area of work.
  • Use the correct cleaning products and equipment for the job and report any deterioration in
    standards and health hazards.
  • Ensure that all floor surfaces, furniture, fixtures, fittings and equipment are cleaned in the
    relevant manner.
  • Carry out spot cleaning to ensure spillages are dealt with swiftly and efficiently
  •  Check disposables on a daily basis and replenish as and when required.
  • Ensure that the Hospice is safe and tidy at all times (e.g. move clutter, tidy areas etc)
  • To support the cleaning at other sites as required.

Benefits for you

  • 33 days annual leave (pro-rata) rising to 38 days with length of service (Including bank holidays)
  • Retailer discount scheme
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for pension and annual leave purchase
  • Competitive pension schemes and NHS pension for continuing members
  • Learning and Development team committed to personal and professional development, offering a number of education opportunities
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Wellbeing sessions (monthly)