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2018-03-11 Care Homes Job Title: Housekeeper

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Housekeeper / Cleaner

Date Posted: 09 Feb 2018

Job Location: Welwyn Garden City , Hertfordshire


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Salary: £7.50 to £7.94 per hour including weekend / Bank Holiday enhancements

Hours: Part Time

Contact Name: HR Assistant

Job Reference: 651


Are you a caring and compassionate person who loves to help people? Would you like to work for a caring and compassionate organisation? Have you got a pleasant personality?

Then come and join us in our mission “for care – not profit”

Job main purposes

To provide a range of housekeeping duties, as a member of a care team, designed to provide a homely and caring atmosphere where the residents’ quality of life is maximised

Job Benefits

  • Starting salary £7.50 per hour rising to £7.94 when fully qualified

  • Weekend and Bank Holiday salary enhancements

  • Excellent in-house training and development programmes

  • 28 days holiday rising to 32 days (inclusive of Bank Holidays)

  • Sick pay and pension scheme (employers contribution up to 5%)

  • Childcare vouchers

  • Benefits programme which offers discounts on cinema tickets, holiday packages and retail discounts

  • Employee assistance helpline providing confidential telephone counselling to help you balance your work, family and personal life

Job Description

  • To contribute to the creation of a pleasant environment, as a member of an integrated care team, by undertaking housekeeping duties whilst promoting the dignity, privacy and encouragement of independence of residents

  • To clean designated areas to ensure they are kept in a hygienic condition

  • To perform laundry, kitchen and dining room duties, eg washing and ironing of personal clothing and the home’s linen, laying and clearing tables, washing up

  • To carry out basic preparation of food

  • To operate power equipment including domestic-type laundry equipment

  • To help with basic housekeeping duties such as making beds, care of linen/laundry and clothing and tidying residents’ rooms

  • To participate in staff meetings, training and development and staff supervision

Person Specification

  • Trustworthy

  • Ability to follow schedules and use appropriate cleaning materials

  • Awareness for the need to respect privacy and individuality

  • Awareness of the need to maintain cleaning standards

  • Good communication skills

  • A positive attitude

  • Knowledge of industrial cleaning equipment and ability to use it

  • Good working knowledge and understanding of Health & Safety legislation

  • Good level of physical fitness

  • A willingness to follow relevant training

  • Experience of general domestic cleaning

  • Experience of the standard hygiene used in the cleaning of contaminated areas and equipment

  • Experience of communicating with people living with dementia

  • Sensitive to the needs of older people

  • Neat and tidy

A full job description and person specification is available on request


  • Housekeeping
  • Housekeeper
  • Cleaner
  • Cleaning

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