Working with us
Junior Domestic Assistant
To be paid minimum wage
- To be paid minimum wage
- Fixed term: 6 months (Kickstart Scheme)
- Part time - 25 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
- Minimum Wage
- 31/10/2021 23:59
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
Qualifications & Education
- GCSE Maths or English
Knowledge & Experience
- Aware of the concept and application of confidentiality
- • Working with the public
- • Experience of cleaning within a working environment
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.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Jason Jackson-Bates
- Job title
- Assistant Domestic Services Manager
- Email address
- Additional information
Jason Jackson-Bates - Assistant Domestic Services Manager