West Sussex County Council delivers services to meet the needs of people, both now and in the future, ensuring that the service is flexible, responsive and sees people for who they are, as well as what they can and wish to do.
We endeavour to balance the individuality, needs, wishes and rights of each and every person, with our duty to adhere to all of the relevant legislation, organisational policies and procedures.
About The Job
Salary: Grade 1 £17,842
Working Pattern: 24 hours (Saturday, Sunday and 2 mid week shifts)
Contract Length: 6 months
Location: Marjorie Cobby House, St. Peter's Crescent Selsey
To succeed as a Housekeeper, you will be friendly, enthusiastic and hardworking with the ability to follow defined instructions and complete various cleaning tasks efficiently and to a high standard.
You will be a keen team player, responsive to changing needs, and able to work professionally alongside staff, visitors and residents. You'll demonstrate good common sense and an awareness of personal health and safety when using cleaning equipment and materials.
In this role you will be responsible for maintaining the home / centre to a high standard of cleanliness in accordance with Health and Safety regulations. You'll be cleaning all residential rooms including communal areas, offices, kitchens and bathrooms from top to bottom.
It's an active role, for example, you'll be lifting or carrying buckets of water, pushing or pulling vacuum cleaners and trolleys, and rubbing or scrubbing surfaces and windows.
There is a regular and intrinsic requirement to communicate in English with members of the public, staff, residents, and visitors.
You'll need to be flexible and comfortable with undertaking lone weekend working on a rota with other housekeepers in order to ensure the needs of the home / centre are fulfilled.
- Saturday: 6 hours - 8 am to 14:00 pm.
- Sunday: 6 hours - 8 am to 14:00 pm.
- Plus 2 x 6 hour shifts in the week, this can be flexible.
Experience and Skills
- Ability to undertake a wide range of cleaning tasks.
- Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with service users, staff and visitors at the centre.
- Ability to have a flexible approach to allocated duties and work as part of a team.
- Ability to be sensitive to the needs of the service users.
Qualifications and/or experience:
- Basic literacy and numeracy skills.
- Basic knowledge of Health and Safety.
- Knowledge of COSHH regulations. Desirable.
- Experience of using a range of cleaning equipment including powered equipment. Desirable.
- Experience of working as a cleaner in paid employment. Desirable.
Rewards and Benefits
In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to:
- 23 days annual leave + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually.
- Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme.
- A range of flexible working options.
For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.
The reference number for this role is CAFHE02960 .
For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Cheryl Richards | Registered Manager on 0330 222 2197. For issues or queries regarding your application please contact .
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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, 5 years referencing and a health check.
West Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.
For information regarding your eligibility to apply for this role under our Disability or Veteran's Guaranteed Interview Scheme, this can be found on our application help page.
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