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Domestic Assistant

Posted: 1 Oct 2020 Closes: 31 Oct 2020
Preston, United Kingdom £18,005 - £19,337 Per Annum, Pro Rata
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Domestic Assistant

Job Reference: 438-RC4398-A

Employer: Department: Domestics Location: Preston, Preston Salary: £18,005 - £19,337 Per Annum, Pro Rata

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Help us clean our hospitals - even if just for a short time

Someone once called our team the 'Backbone of our Hospitals' and it has certainly stuck! Quite simply, we couldn't run our hospitals without you and the fantastic work you will do keeping our wards, departments and areas clean and tidy as part of an extra team we are taking on to work with us until approximately March 2021. Join us to help us fight covid-19 head on, cleaning to new NHS standards, doing everything in our power to keep our staff well and our patients safe.

We know you will love the work you do, seeing how you make such a big impact in keeping everything ticking over smoothly, your dedication will shine through. We want you to be proud to wear your Domestic Assistant uniform, feeling what a strong and vital part of our hospital team you really are - knowing you are working side by side on the front-lines making a HUGE difference every single day.

In a nutshell, your duties will include general cleaning of the wards, public and staff areas, on a rota with your colleagues as part of our Domestic Team. As you would expect, we do have set cleaning standards and NHS guidelines to work towards and these are even more detailed now as we fight this pandemic. So whilst there is no experience required, we will fully train you on all of this to ensure you will soon be at the top of your game.

The work can be physically demanding and we don't shy away from this. A lot of the things we have to intensively clean are below waist height as they are often areas which need the most attention. Pesky bits of dirt and grime would thrive there if our fab team members didn't do such a great job cleaning them and keeping them spick and span.

Of course we want you to be friendly, reliable and conscientious as this role isn't just about vacuuming, mopping and cleaning, it's about being part of a whole team of staff working together to ensure the best environment for our patients to receive their treatments.

We offer you the flexibility to work around your personal commitments - going home at the end of your shift knowing you played your part in making our hospitals a great place to be cared for. We have a variety of shift patterns available, so welcome you to state on your application form what kind of hours you are looking for.

There are allsorts of training opportunities to ensure you have all the right knowledge to do the role and we actively encourage you to develop and support you to progress within the organisation if that's what you are looking for.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJason BatesJob titleAssistan Domestic ManagerEmail addressjason.jackson-Bates@lthtr.nhs.ukAdditional contact information

If you are successful in obtaining a position with our Trust which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check. As a registered body with the DBS, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will conduct the administration of this application on your behalf and the cost will be recovered from your salary, either as a one-off payment or over 3 months. Currently the charges made by the Disclosure and Barring Service are - Standard DBS check £30.20 and Enhanced DBS check £48.20. The level of check required depends on the role that you have been offered.

Successful applicants will be contacted by e-mail. Please ensure that email addresses are provided for your referees wherever possible

The NHS Constitution outlines what staff working in the NHS can expect from their employer and what is expected of you. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to the NHS Values and Pledges as expressed in the Constitution.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. An interview is guaranteed to any applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the person specification.

If you have any difficulty applying on line, please contact the Recruitment Team.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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