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Facilities Support Worker - Housekeeping

Posted: 2 Oct 2020 Closes: 1 Nov 2020
Hereford, United Kingdom £9.21 per hour
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Facilities Support Worker - Housekeeping

Job Reference: 798-0523H

Employer: Department: Facilities - Stonebow Unit Location: Hereford Salary: £9.21 per hour

As of 1st April 2020 Herefordshire Mental Health and Learning Disability Services will be transferring to Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. This change will be reflected in any correspondence you receive relating to an offer of employment.

We serve a population of 189,000 spread across 850 square miles of Herefordshire. We offer a wide range of in-patient and community mental health services covering all ages including Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Perinatal, Working Age and Older People Services. In the most recent CQC inspection the organisation retained its overall rating of good amongst which several services were rated as outstanding.

Herefordshire Mental Health & Learning Disability services employ approximately 400 staff currently.

Recent service developments have included perinatal mental health, personality disorder/complex trauma, liaison & diversion services and Individual Placement and Support Services. We are an innovative forward looking organisation keen to work with people in our aim to improve outcomes for people with mental health and learning disabilities of all ages.

Stonebow Unit - Hereford

Facilities Department - Catering

Facilities Support Worker - Housekeeping

Post 1 30 Hours Per Week - Fixed Term to End 31 March 2021 Mon-Fri, 8.00-14.30 30hrs/wk

Post 2 6.5 Hours Per Week - Fixed Term to End 31 November 2021 Saturdays 07.00-14.00

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within a busy and varied environment, working alongsideour clinical and other non-clinical colleagues to make a positive contribution to our patients and staff experience.

Benefits include:
  • NHS pension
  • Dedicated training
  • Progression and apprenticeship opportunities
  • Generous annual leave allowance

Previous experience of cleaning in an employed capacity is essential

For more information please contact Jackie Bunn on 07701287920

Applications for this role will be considered in adherence with the Working Time Regulations policy

All staff whatever their role, level or responsibility will be encouraged and supported to do their job well and to improve their job.

Making Every Day Better for patients, staff, service users and carers is the responsibility of all of us and we want to embed a culture within the organisation that encourages and supports the drive to improve what we do.

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Applicants should note that all new appointments to theTrust are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, we will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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