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Junior Domestic Assistant

To be paid minimum wage

Main area
To be paid minimum wage
Fixed term: 6 months (Kickstart Scheme)
Part time - 25 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
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Minimum 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.

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.

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

Maintain accurate and complete records  

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  

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

Follow policies and procedures in relation to buildings security and access

Pro-actively support the continued improvement of the Domestic service

Person specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential criteria
  • GCSE Maths or English

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Aware of the concept and application of confidentiality
Desirable criteria
  • • Working with the public
  • • Experience of cleaning within a working environment
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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

Jason Jackson-Bates
Job title
Assistant Domestic Services Manager
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Jason Jackson-Bates - Assistant Domestic Services Manager