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Estates & Facilities | Domestic (0332)
Onsite - Hospital/Hospice
Employment type
DBS required
Closing date

We are looking for Housekeeping Assistant to join our customer service focused team. You would be responsible for cleaning activities throughout the Hospital. This will include public areas, the wards, waiting areas, offices and back of house. This role would ideally suit someone with hotel experience where customer service, attention to detail, speed and efficiency are essential. You would be required to use a variety of cleaning chemicals and materials and will be given training as needed to successfully carry out the role.

Located in leafy St John’s Wood on the Jubilee line, minutes from Central London, our independent private Hospital has just been rated the number one in the country for care in the latest Bupa survey. Uniquely, all profits fund our onsite Hospice, St John’s.

Am I the right person for this Housekeeping Assistant role?

  • Previous cleaning/housekeeping experience desirable
  • Experience of working in an Healthcare environment desirable
  • Dealing with customers and the general public
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Calm under pressure and stressful situations
  • Ability to follow instructions and maintain high levels of standards
  • A team player with ability to work on own
  • Infection Control and COSHH awareness

What are the Responsibilities of this Housekeeping Assistant role?

  • To perform cleaning duties using work schedules to promote and maintain a clean Hospital environment to staff and patients.
  • To ensure that all ward areas, theatres, clinical, public areas, and staff working areas are kept clean and tidy by damp dusting, dust control mopping, suction cleaning and damp mopping.
  • Clean specialist equipment following agreed cleaning procedures.
  • Complete periodic cleaning as directed to include; carpet shampooing, scrubbing and sealing of floors.
  • Using the Hospital procedure and following infection control policy remove waste and material for recycling to authorized waste collection points.
  • To complete deep cleans to remove infections following the agreed infection control policy.
  • To be responsible for following all Health and Safety, COSHH and Infection
  • Control policies and observes personnel duty of care in relation to equipment, procedures, and resources
  • To work as part of a team and communicate in a polite, courteous and positive manner.
  • To carry out specialist cleaning requirements in all new and refurbished areas, prior to areas becoming operational.
  • To carry out cleaning on existing and new hard and soft floor covering when required.
  • To report any mechanical defects, pest sightings or building environmental faults immediately.
  • To report any accidents or potential hazards immediately.
  • To be responsible for cleaning equipment used, always keeping it clean, use it as instructed, free from damage and report any faults.
  • To be trained to use floor scrubbing, polishing and steaming equipment to maintain and clean areas.
  • Wash by hand or by machine the crockery, cutlery and heated trolley used in the service of food to the patients (only at Butterworth Centre)
  • To demonstrate diligence whilst on duty and report any concerns to your manager.
  • To be responsible for the safe and secure handling of keys and door codes to departments, wards and clinics.

Why apply for this role as Housekeeping Assistant?

At our organisation we are passionate about providing our employees with a supportive and engaging environment. As well as ongoing development and training, we offer our employees a wide range of benefits; from 27 days annual leave, generous private healthcare cover, contributory pension schemes – including continuation of the NHS pension.

Working with us, all eligible employees receive;

  • Competitive pay with progressive band structuring
  • Private healthcare cover of up to £20,000 per year
  • Ongoing training and development programmes
  • Discounts at local, national and online shops
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Cycle to work loan scheme
  • Employee "Service Excellence" recognition rewards

If you are ready for a new challenge and relish the chance to become part of a successful, forward thinking organisation then we would love to hear from you.