Housekeeper / Cleaner
- £9.00 per hour rising to £9.45 in January 2022
- Role type:
- Full Time
- 37 hours / week 52 weeks / year
- Contract type:
- All year post
- Closing Date:
- Job Details:
National Star’s housekeeping team has played a critical role in keeping young people with complex disabilities safe and well during the pandemic.
Working as part of the friendly Site Services and residential teams, our housekeepers/cleaners are instrumental in maintaining the cleanliness of their allocated areas, always following our infection control guidelines.
If you’re someone who has attention to detail and wants to feel valued in your important housekeeping role then apply today. Although you’ll be more than capable of working independently your role will bring you into contact with a range of people within the organisation, including students, residents and staff.
This role will be split over two locations, 39 weeks term-time at Ullenwood, just outside Cheltenham and the remaining 13 weeks at our Cheltenham student and long-term residence in Pittville, Cheltenham.
Key areas of responsibility include:
Following daily, weekly and termly checklists of cleaning duties, including periodic deep cleans to promote a high standard of cleanliness.
Cleaning student residences including bedrooms, bathrooms, toilets, kitchens/kitchenettes, windows and communal and staff areas
Ensuring accidental spillages and hazards are dealt with appropriately in line with health and safety policies
Ensuring soap and hand sanitiser dispensers are stocked and in good working order
Have a working knowledge of how to adhere to the safe handling of substances, adhering to COSSH procedures.
There is plenty of free parking on site at Ullenwood but don’t worry if you cannot drive or do not have access to a car. National Star runs a free staff minibus operating across Cheltenham and Gloucester.
How we will reward you
Our Golden Hello
It’s motivating to feel valued at work. That’s why all new staff will receive a ‘Golden Hello’ up to the value of £250 for full-time staff (pro-rata for part-time employees) upon successful completion of their probation. In addition as recognition of the commitment and dedication of our team, salary levels will rise by five per cent for all staff on 1 January 2022. This means in the New Year the salary for this role will increase to xxx (per hour/per year).
Fantastic career development opportunities and comprehensive induction programme - theory and practical
Use of fitness suite and swimming pool and staff clubs such as badminton, arts & crafts and Zumba (subject to COVID restrictions)
Health Shield medical cover
Life insurance cover
Contributory pension scheme
Opportunity to purchase a TOTUM discount card
Employee discounts at attractions, high street retailers, supermarkets, utilities and motoring, plus much more
How to apply
At National Star, we know the value of a diverse workforce, and welcome applications from all areas of the community. This includes those with disabilities, and we are a proud Disability Confident employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities. In 2018 National Star received an 'Outstanding' from Ofsted.
Please note that all applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS Disclosure, and undergo the necessary employer checks. The level of disclosure to be applied for will be dependent on your job role and will be discussed with you during the recruitment process but is usually an enhanced level. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.
We prefer people to submit an online application as this helps support the charity in saving money. Alternatively please send your cv to firstname.lastname@example.org or call our recruitment department 01242 527631 for further information or an application form. If you have a disability and need to apply using an alternative format, or if you have any technical problems with our recruitment system please let us know.
All future correspondence with you will be via email (application acknowledgement, invitation to interview etc). Please check your email regularly.