Position title
Housekeeper
Description

Here at Osa Healthcare Recruitment we are committed to finding wonderful staff who share our values and are dedicated to providing professional, caring and high quality services. We want to find the right people the right role for them.  

Job Title: Housekeeper 

Location: Oxford 

Length/Type of Post: Permanent 

Salary: £9.71 

Hours: 7 hours per day: 7am to 2pm, 8am to 3pm or 9am to 4pm. Full or part time hours available, including every other weekend. Or Bank Available  

Our client is rated outstanding by CQC and has a lovely home set in the grounds of a large mature garden with plenty of outside space. Their priority is to deliver the best care possible, with a focus of the happiness of each and every resident.  

Job Overview 

To ensure the home is beautifully presented, both in communal and private areas, and maintained to our luxury living standard to ensure our residents have the best experience possible 

 To be responsible for maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene throughout the home, including in communal areas, resident private bedrooms and staff areas. 

The Company operates a ‘one team’ approach, and all staff, regardless of role, as responsible for ensuring each individual resident receives high quality care and support, whilst promoting and ensuring each individual maintains their hobbies, skills and interests. 

 All employees are bound by the Company rules, which are detailed in separate documents. 

  • To maintain a high standard of cleanliness, tidiness and hygiene in the home, working closely with other domestic, maintenance and care staff 
  • To carry out general domestic duties, including but not limited to hoovering, mopping floors, polishing, cleaning toilets and bathrooms, making and changing beds, emptying rubbish bins, laundry including pressing linen as required, and deep cleans as required to ensure the home is beautifully presented and maintained to the luxury living standard 
  • To ensure all housekeeping areas including stock cupboards and linen cupboards are kept clean,

uncluttered and free of debris 

  • To maintain cleaning material stocks, ensuring all health and safety and COSHH guidelines are followed
  • To ensure any risks or hazards are identified, working with you colleagues to reduce any risks to residents and colleagues 
  • To ensure the up-keep of all communal areas within the home as well as resident’s bedrooms
  • To ensure that residents are enabled and empowered to partake in activities of daily living, including

domestic duties, should they wish to 

  • To ensure records, paperwork and cleaning schedules are completely legibly, thoroughly and accurately 
  • Create clear and effective lines of communication and working relationships within the Home and with

families 

  • Ensure that all residents are safe from harm and that any concerns that you suspect, or that have been

reported to you, regarding any form of potential abuse or harm, are reported immediately to the General 

Manager and/or Regional Manager, and instructions followed. 

  • To ensure all information relating to residents is treated sensitively and with confidentiality, adhering to the

principles of data protection at all times. 

Type of candidate we are looking for  

Essential 

  • Great eye for detail and organisation skills 
  • A kind, caring and compassionate nature 
  • Ability to use your initiative and think outside of the box
  • A good sense of fun and sense of humour 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including IT skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills and able to adapt to different levels. 
  • Good health & safety knowledge 
  • A flexible approach to working hours. 

Desirable 

  • Previous experience within a similar environment 
  • A relevant qualification

What our client is offering the successful candidate 

  • Pay above the minimum wage. Our client has decided to take the lead within the care sector which is why they pay all staff above the living wage; not the minimum wage, not the living wage but above the living wage. The results of doing this are that they have a care team who know they are respected and valued, and they are able to attract the best people to work in their home. Everybody wins, but most of all our residents. 
  • Free training and personal development. The skills of their team are extremely important to them and the provision of care. They want their employees to grow, whichever role you are in – from cleaner to carer. 
  • Meals supplied. Care can be tiring work, and they want their team to be fully energised, so instead of bringing your own lunch in (which you are more than welcome to do!), why not enjoy a meal every day from your colleagues in the catering team? Just one less thing to worry about. 
  • A range of benefits and discounts  
  • Employee Assistants Programme 
  • Access to digital GP consultation  
  • Cycle to work scheme  
  • Our clients has also partnered with Nuffield Health to offer other healthy living advice, supporting you to have a healthy body and a healthy mind. Your being healthy benefits everyone… it’s something we’re really passionate about.   
  • Discounted access to Medical Cash-Plan in partnership with BHSF. You fund it yourself, but again if you sign up it is automatically taken from your payslip 

This job role will involve working around vulnerable people therefore your employer may be required to check whether you have a criminal record via the Disclosure and Barring Service (known as a DBS check). You will also be asked questions as part of our self disclosure section on the application form. We operate a fair recruitment process and do not discriminate. Any information you provide will be considered fairly and lawfully.  

Due to the nature of our work applicants must be aged 18 or over. 

We are committed to being an equal opportunities company as are all the companies we work with. 

All applicants will be considered fairly and free from prejudice or discrimination. 

We are very proud to say that we have signed the mental health at work commitment. We are passionate about mental health and we are dedicated to doing everything we can to promote mental well-being, support people who are struggling and break down the stigmas of mental health problems. We only work with companies who share our beliefs and care for their employees’ metal health and well-being. 

 

Employment Type
Full-time, Part-time,
Job Location
Oxford
Date posted
December 7, 2021
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