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Band 2
Flexible working - As and when required
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Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
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£9.48 to £10.18 per hour
Salary period
29/05/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Bank Housekeeping Assistant

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At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We like to do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, a vibrant urban location, thriving seaside spot, or the among the rolling hills of a stunning rural setting, there are a lot of ways you can make a difference in our local communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future – we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves. 

Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team. You’ll challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

The NHS needs you now more than ever. We are recruiting for flexible Bank Housekeeping Assistant positions, to work at community healthcare sites across Dorset.

Our people are working hard behind the scenes to provide safe, clean, well maintained environments for patients and their NHS colleagues during this challenging time. They are the #HiddenHeros and we need people like you to join them. You will become part of a team who are passionate about supporting the NHS and its people in their vital work by keeping premises clean and safe. We will provide you with full and appropriate Personal Protective Equipment and training.

We have a range of shifts available 7 days a week to suit your lifestyle, with hours and start and finish times varying.

Salary and benefits;

  • £9.65 to £10.18 per hour (dependant on previous NHS experience).
  • Enhancements for early, late and weekend hours working
  • Other benefits including access to the NHS pension scheme and an NHS badge entitling you to many NHS benefits!

Where would you work?;

  • Shifts are available at a range of sites across the whole of Dorset (please specify in your 'supporting information' where in the county you would be able to travel to).
  • Varied and flexible shifts are available.

What would you do?

  • You will be responsible for ensuring a clean environment for patients by; vacuum cleaning; mopping; dusting, cleaning mirrors, baths, showers, sinks, toilets, washing of tiled surfaces and paintwork; walls and ceilings; emptying and cleaning bins and making sure paper towels; toilet tissue; hand soap dispensers are full. High dusting of walls and ceilings, floor maintenance, etc., changing of disposable curtains, carry out deep clean/terminal cleans when necessary (in in-patient areas) etc.

What experience and skills do you need?

  • You do not need to have any experience as full training and support will be provided
  • We are looking for people who have the right values and want to make a difference

What are we looking for?

  • People who will do a great  job in delivering the best cleanliness standards for NHS Patients, staff and visitors
  • You will work hard, be a great team ambassador and bring energy to everything you do
  • You will join a team who are committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity - we welcome people who want to contribute to our inspiring and inclusive workforce.

What do you need to think about before applying?

This role is physically demanding, and you will be moving/using equipment and furniture, stretching, reaching, bending and doing lots of repetitive movements; you will also be exposed to dirt, dust and smells.  Please make sure you think about how you will get to the site and the hours that will work for you.

Successful applicants will be contacted to arrange a telephone interview shortly after the advertised closing date.

Employment in this post requires a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which we will carry out for you, no charge will be made for this.


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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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