8th July 2021

Housekeeping Assistant - Mountbatten Pavilion

The Job

This is a part time, 12 month fixed term contract, based in Aylesford, Kent, working 20 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

 

Main Purpose of the Job:

To ensure that all areas are of a high standard within Mountbatten Pavilion and other RBLI accommodations as required, ensure they are clean, tidy and presentable at all times.  To ensure there is a clean, well presented and well-maintained supply of linen for services available at all times.

 

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate vacuum cleaners, floor polishers, carpet shampooers etc safely.  Maintain and store equipment properly. Report any defects immediately.
  • Sweep, scrub, wax and polish floors as appropriate.  Clean rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture and curtains.  Dust and polish furniture and equipment.
  • Apply cleaning substances in accordance with instructions, taking all necessary safety precautions.  Ensure adequate stocks are available.
  • Wash woodwork, windows, door panels and sills.  Clean toilets, baths, sinks and hand basins.
  • Empty waste bins and transport rubbish and waste to disposal area.
  • Keep utility and storage rooms in clean and orderly condition.
  • Laundry duties-
  • Handle all incoming items to the laundry, sort for different treatments in accordance with Care & Welfare policies and procedures.
  • Wash, dry and iron all residents bedding and linen.
  • Keep records of any damage to items whilst in the laundry.
  • Ensure that all machines and equipment are in good working order, report defects and immediately withdraw from service any faulty equipment.

The Requirements

Skills & Experience Required:

Essential:

  • Basic numeracy & literacy skills
  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of the needs of the role of the Housekeeping Assistant.
  • Proven customer care / carer experience
  • Must be over 18
  • The job is a physical one and often requires manual handling, so a good level of fitness is required

 

Desirable:

  • Experience of domestic and laundry work or able to demonstrate knowledge of what domestics do, ideally in a residential/nursing home or sheltered housing environment.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety in the workplace

 

Benefits:

20 days holiday allowance + bank holidays, a Group Flexible Retirement Plan and Life Assurance.

 

To Apply:

If you wish to be considered for the above role, forward your CV and covering letter including a supporting statement to recruitment@rbli.co.uk.  RBLI is an equal opportunities employer.

RBLI is an accredited Disability Confident Leader. We guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role. If you consider yourself to have a disability and would like to apply for the above role under our disability confident scheme then please submit your application to dcapplications@rbli.co.uk

Should you need additional support or any reasonable adjustments to support you in applying for this role please email dcapplications@rbli.co.uk or call 01622 795917

* RBLI reserves the right to remove a vacancy at any time prior to the published closing date

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Email: recruitment@rbli.co.uk