Bank Housekeeping Assistant, Band 2 - COVID-19 in Bournemouth

Job description

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset.

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)


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;

  • £9.48 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. 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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Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
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