Senior Domestic Assistant

Status: Permanent - Part time 24 hours per week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 6 hours a day)

Salary: £12,525 (WTE: £19,570)

Closing Date: 28/11/2021

St Elizabeth Hospice improves life for people in east Suffolk living with a progressive or terminal illness. Our work is centred on an individual’s needs, which means specialist support, whenever and wherever it is needed, whether at home, in the community or at the hospice.  Through medicine and therapy we ease pain; we give life purpose and make life liveable.

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Domestic Assistant to assist the Hospitality Manager in leading the Domestic Team.  The successful candidate will ensure that a first class cleaning service is delivered across the hospice, completing audits and monitoring of all cleaning activities.

The role will include:

  • Coordinate with the team regarding daily cleaning requirements & assist to prioritise daily workload.
  • Carry out regular site audits to ensure a high level of hygiene and cleanliness is being maintained.
  • To train new domestic staff in their duties and to provide on-going training to all domestic staff as necessary, working with the hospitality manage to ensure all domestic staff are fully trained and compliant.
  • To carry out cleaning duties throughout the Hospice and associated buildings, ensuring our high standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained.
  • Assist Hospitality Manager in placing orders for laundry and Linen for the patient areas.
  • Assist Hospitality Manager in the ordering of all cleaning consumables for all hospice premises.
  • To co-ordinate, when required, the domestic rotas to ensure that all annual leave,
  • Ensure the team are working to the latest COSHH risk assessments
  • To ensure that waste management procedures and policies are followed. Ensuring all waste management concerns are escalated correctly, and promptly.
  • Provide advice and support to team when required
  • To promote harmonious working relationships within the department and with other colleagues within the multi-disciplinary team.
  • On occasion to work outside normal hours as necessary.
  • To delegate for the Hospitality Manager, as required
  • sickness, absence etc. is covered. To provide such cover as necessary.
  • Carrying out portering duties as and when required, for example hospitals runs
  • To report any faults to maintenance department, using the Help Desk.
  • To work in other areas of the Hospice as required.

The hospice offers a generous holiday allowance, pension and other staff benefits.

Hours: Part time 24 hours per week  (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 6 hours a day)

Proposed shift pattern: Monday: 10:30 – 16.30 and Tues, Wed & Sat: 11:30 – 17:30

For further information on the role please refer to the job description and person specification

Interview date: 2 or 3 December 2021

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted, and invitation to interview will be sent by email.

Thank you for your interest in St Elizabeth Hospice.

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