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Band 2
Bank: As and When Required
  • Flexible working
  • Other
As and When Required
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Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Across various Trust Sites
West Bromwich
£18,546 - £19,918 pa
Salary period
09/12/2021 23:59

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Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Bank Housekeeper band 2

Band 2

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Across the whole of the region we provide:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • Mental health services for children and young people
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families is Dudley

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.

We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.

We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website: 

For further supporting information to apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.

Job overview

The Housekeeper will report to the Facilities Supervisor - Housekeeping on each Ward.

The role of the Housekeeper is to work within the Trust Facilities Management structure to ensure that the housekeeping service supports clinical colleagues, Enhancing the patient’s experience by ensuring that the clinical environment is presented and maintained in a way which maximises the patient’s sense of comfort, safety, and well-being.

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for the safe and delivery of the housekeeping/catering services
  • Responsible for undertaking scheduled cleaning tasks, including the cleaning of clinical equipment, as schedules
  • Responsible for upholding all infection Prevention and Control Measures as required within the Trust. Responsible for ensuring that all domestic consumables are available at all times in the appropriate dispenser/holder.
  • Responsible for undertaking ad hoc cleaning tasks as required by the Facilities Supervisor - Housekeeping or  nursing staff.
  • Responsible for undertaking catering tasks as per the work schedule ensuring that all Food Hygiene and Health & Safety legislation is adhered to.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the day room and dining areas are kept presentable for patients and visitors.
  • Responsible for ensuring that there are sufficient ingredients for beverages and condiments at all times.

Working for our organisation

Employees, workers, and / or contractors will be expected to uphold the values of the Trust and exhibit the expected Trust behaviours aligned to the Trust’s values.  Individuals have a responsibility to ensure that they display the Trust values and behaviours in carrying out their job and that individuals feel able to challenge (or raise a challenge) when other colleagues’ behaviours breach the spirit of Trust values.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Key areas of responsibility;

  • To ensure the environment is cleaned to National standards.
  • Deliver meal/beverage service
  • Bed making
  • Cleaning medical/hard equipment.
  • Manage linen quality.
  • Report Maintenance issues

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NVQ level 2, BICS in Domestic Services
Desirable criteria
  • achieved grade
Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyAge positiveDisability confident leaderCare quality commission - Good

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

Andrew Mumo
Job title
Bank Recruitment Lead
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Additional information

Edward Street Hospital

West Bromwich | B70 8NL

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