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Housekeeping Assistant - Relief

  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/22/10244
  • Published: Fri 22/07/2022, 15:57 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 31/12/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Weekends
  • Hours: 0 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,258 - £20,441 per annum pro rata or £10.51 - £10.60 per hour
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire

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Housekeeping Assistant - Relief

Team: Allison House Residential Home

Job Family: CBG2 - Providing

Salary: £20,258 - £20,441 per annum pro rata or £10.51 - £10.60 per hour

Hours: 0 hours per week as required by the service - this may include weekends and bank holidays, which are subject to enhancements

Base location: Allison House Residential Home, Sandy

Contract Type: Relief

Closing Date: Rolling advert to December 2022 - applications to be reviewed as they are received

More about the role:

We feel every individual in our care home should receive care that is as individual as they are and to be of the highest standard. By giving older people a good quality of life, we’re making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live for all. As a House Keeper & Laundry Assistant, you’ll be working directly with our residents at Allison House. You’ll find your greatness as you make sure vulnerable people are safe, well and happy

This is an important role – and you’ll receive our full support including a full training programme and induction.  You’ll help with cleaning across the home environment and ensuring laundry is washed and finished to put away to a high standard. The key is to consider each person’s own space and how they like their room and possessions to be kept/displayed. Every resident is different, and you must respect their individuality. It’s all about creating a friendly, supportive environment – one where people are independent and free to make their own choices.

As the house keeper / Laundry assistant you will be responsible for:

•          Ensuring the Laundry of resident’s clothes, bedding and linen are laundered to high standard to prevent infection

•          To ensure all laundered clothes are put away in the correct residents’ rooms and in the correct place

•          To ensure all laundered Linen to put in the linen cupboard and that the linen cupboard is kept clean and tidy

•          To ensure that the all laundry is washed in accordance with Health and safety standards and infection control procedures

•          To ensure that all area of the home including furniture are cleaned to a high standard to prevent infection

•          To ensure that all statutory Health and Safety standards are met when cleaning resident’s bedrooms, kitchenettes and all communal areas including toilets, bathrooms and sluices.

•          To restock products in throughout the home, in resident’s bedrooms, kitchenettes and all communal areas including toilets, bathrooms and sluices

Ideally, you’ll have worked with elderly people before, including those with dementia or physical disabilities. However, we’re also interested in people with a naturally caring attitude who are flexible and reliable. It’s important you can work as part of a team and keep accurate records. Above all, you must be people-focused and enjoy working with our residents.

Join us, and you will have the chance to build your skills with high quality training. Even better, you’ll find your greatness by taking care of older people and enhancing their wellbeing.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire ‘A great place to live and work'.

We have 12 assigned values - Respect, Individuality ,Simplicity, Inclusivity, Perseverance, Timeliness, Transparency, Honesty, Courage, Having Fun, Humility and Kindness.


To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Housekeeping Assistant Recruitment Pack

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Geraldine.Smith at or call 0300 300 4415

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at


Safeguarding (For DBS posts only):

Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve.  Therefore we welcome applications from everyone. In addition we are a  Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.

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