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Junior Domestic Assistants- Chorley and South Ribble District Hospital

Minimum Wage

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Domestic Assistant Evenings Chorley Hospital
Minimum Wage
Fixed term: 6 months
Part time - 25 hours per week (2 X 25 hour post - Evenings)
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Chorley Hospital
Mimimum Wage
31/10/2021 23:59

Job overview

This opportunity is part of the Kickstart Scheme .

Proud to wear our purple uniform

Someone once called our team the ‘Backbone of our Hospitals’ and it has certainly stuck! We couldn’t run our hospitals without you and the fantastic work you will do keeping our wards, departments and areas clean, tidy, reducing the risk of infections and effectively helping keep our staff well and our patients safe.

Main duties of the job

In a nutshell, your duties will include general cleaning of the wards, public and staff areas, on a rota with your colleagues as part of our Domestic Team. As you would expect, we do have set cleaning standards and NHS guidelines to work towards, so whilst there is no experience required, we will fully train you on all of this. The work can be physically demanding and we don’t shy away from this, however, we know that this will also be what motivates you.

Of course we want you to be friendly, reliable and conscientious as this role isn't just about vacuuming and cleaning, it’s about being part of a whole team of staff working together to ensure the best environment for our patients to receive their treatments.



Working for our organisation

We know you will love the work you do, seeing how you make such a big impact in keeping everything ticking over smoothly, your dedication will shine through. We want you to be proud to wear the purple coloured domestic assistant uniform, feeling a strong and vital part of our hospital team.

Working Monday to Thursday 5pm to 10pm &

Friday 4pm to 9pm


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Communicate verbally with Domestic Services Managers and staff  by phone and radio and through written procedures, ensuring an effective exchange of information about cleaning tasks and service needs

Communicate with a range of clinical and non-clinical staff, patients and visitors to understand service needs

Ensure cleaning duties are carried out in designated area of responsibility.

Identifying noncompliance and ensure rectifications are completed within a timely manor

Assist with cleaning duties in any area of the organisation as required to support service delivery

Assist staff carrying out maintenance work on existing and new hard and soft floor coverings 

Identify and report all equipment defects

Manage stock at ward and department level  

Maintain accurate and complete records  

Pro-actively support the continued improvement of the Domestic service

Follow policies and procedures in relation to buildings security and access

Identify and report any potential risks within the working environment e.g. pest sightings or building environment faults

Person specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential criteria
  • • Good general education to GCSE standard.
Desirable criteria
  • • NVQ or other recognised Cleaning qualification
  • • COSHH certificate
  • • Health and Safety qualification

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Aware of the concept and application of confidentiality
Desirable criteria
  • • Previous experience of dealing with people.
  • • Experience of using electrical cleaning equipment i.e. vacuum cleaners, scrubber dryers, floor buffing equipment.
  • • Knowledge of National Standards of Cleaning and NHS colour coding.
  • • Experience of working in a multi skilled environment.
  • • Cleaning experience
  • • Working with the public
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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Marion Gildert
Job title
Domestic Services Manager Chorley Site
Email address
Telephone number
01257 245237
Additional information

Domestic Services - Chorley Hospital

Marion Gildert

Domestic Services Manager

Chorley Hospital

01257 245237