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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: Higher Holton, Wincanton 


Length/Type of Post: Permanent 




Hours: Part time 


An amazing medium size Nursing home, with both nursing and residential residents, set in seven acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, that offers a boutique care experience for their guests, ensuring home really does mean home. 


This home is not on any public transport routes. 


Job Overview 

To provide a high quality Housekeeping and infection free laundry service. To ensure that the laundry is maintained in a hygienic, clean and safe standard. To ensure the care facility is clean, tidy, presentable and free of mal odours guaranteeing the comfort of our residents.  To provide clean, well presented and maintained linen to residents and other departments. To follow the operational procedures of the housekeeping and laundry department.  

Duties and Responsibilities 

Regulation and Legislation 

  1. Follow Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations 
  1. Complete housekeeping and laundry paperwork accurately, in line with policy and external regulations 
  1. Ensure personal mandatory training is up to date 


Operational Standards 

  1. Ensure that the care facility is presented to the highest to the highest possible standards. All areas of the home are cleaned in line with guidance as set out in the housekeeping manual 
  1. Support and present a hands on approach to cleaning the facility to ensure The Ellie’s group housekeeping standards are met 
  1. Handle all laundry in line with operating procedures keeping clean and dirty laundry separate 
  1. Follow wash charts when processing laundry in washing machines. Check garment labels when drying and ironing items 
  1. Stock linen cupboards and ensure they are organised. Report damaged linen or clothing to the head housekeeper and remove from circulation 
  1. Iron and finish residents clothing, repair if needed and return to their bedrooms ensuring items are hung or folded neatly 
  1. Organise dry cleaning as required and keep a record of costs 
  1. In conjunction with care staff, label new residents garments 
  1. Where personal items are not labelled make every effort to trace the owner and report to the head housekeeper making a note on the appropriate laundry form 
  1. Report the condition of residents clothing to the head of unit to enable replacements to be purchased by next of kin 
  1. Report poor wash results to the head housekeeper 
  1. Talk to residents on a daily basis, taking feedback and making the necessary changes 
  1. Operate the washing machines, roller iron, steam iron and tumble dryers safely 
  1. Use cleaning substances in accordance with the manufacturers instructions and use efficiently to prevent wastage 
  1. Ensure the laundry and chemical stores are locked when not in use. Chemicals must never be left unattended 
  1. Use safety signage when cleaning floors eg wet floors and cleaning in progress 
  1. Report all maintenance and safety hazards and withdraw faulty equipment from use immediately 



  1. Adhere to the local safeguarding policy and follow Duty of Candour requirements 
  1. To follow a 4 week rota developed by the head housekeeper. 
  1. Participate in resident of the day as directed by the General Manager 

Who we are looking for 



  • Level 2 Health and Safety 
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene  
  • Infection Control training  
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) training 
  • Awareness of wider COSHH legislation 
  • Awareness of wider Food Hygiene legislation  
  • Awareness of safeguarding 
  • On premises laundries (OPL) 
  • Customer Service  
  • Cleaning work and using chemicals 
  • Practical  
  • Personable 
  • Multi-tasker 
  • Person centered 
  • Diligent  
  • Flexible 
  • Can do approach   
  • Resilient 
  • Attention to detail 


  • VQ Level 2 or equivalent in Housekeeping 
  • First Aid Certificate 
  • Awareness of care home regulators and their requirements 
  • Working within a care home environment 
  • Hotel housekeeping experience  
  • Budgetary control 


What our client is offering the successful candidate 

  • Holiday pay  
  • Pension Contributions  
  • Supportive environment & regular supervision 
  • Employee well-being programme  
  • Opportunity to develop & career progression 


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. 


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Date posted
November 15, 2021
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