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Housekeeping Assistant

Housekeeping Assistant

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Salary: Hospice band 2.1 WTE £18,548.75 ACTUAL £7,914.13

Hours: 16 hours p/w working, Thursday and Friday 8.00-2.00pm and Saturday 08.00-12.00pm.

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 09.00am, Wednesday 6th October 2021

For an informal discussion or further information please contact:  Anthony Steel Team Leader on 01723 351421.

Job Purpose:

This post forms part of the housekeeping team, who provide all of the cleaning and laundry services to the hospice during day time hours.  The job is varied and interesting, and involves regular contact with patients and their families, as well as providing for the needs of the non-patient areas and education centre.

Essential Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Experience:


  • Cleaning domestic or larger properties
  • Working in or with laundry
  • Able to work with cleaning and laundry equipment and machines                                                                                                                                                                                     

Desirable Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Understand basic Health & Safety
  • Knowledge of the Work of the Hospice

Essential Personal Attributes

  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Ability to work without constant supervision
  • Good Attendance Record
  • Friendly Personality
  • Flexibility towards work tasks & team cover
  • Maintain Confidentiality
  • Happy to work alongside poorly patients
  • High standard of personal presentation and hygiene
  • Work Permit (if applicable)
  • Hepatitis B Status
  • Acceptable Criminal Record Disclosure
  • Able to work to the levels of activity identified in the Job Assessment

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