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Flexible Domestic Asssistant (Cleaner)

Level 1

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Flexible Staffing Services
Level 1
Flexible working - Flexible (As & When)
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Burton, Lichfield, Tamworth
£20,374.87 WTE Pro Rated
Salary period
11/12/2023 23:59

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

The Trust is a Disability Confident Employer and committed to both employing and retaining people with disabilities.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

Flexible Domestic Assistant - Healthcare Cleaner

Queens Hospital, Samuel Johnson Community Hospital, Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital – 

(Various Shifts Available)

Zero hours per week - As and When Required Working Arrangements

Standard Working Arrangements are £20374.87 Whole Time Equivalent pro-rated.

The Flexible Staffing Services aims to match suitably skilled workers with the flexible staffing requirements of University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

This flexible workforce coverage will enable Trust areas to operate at required staffing levels, allowing for a quality provision of service.

Domestic Services Department pride ourselves on the high standards of cleanliness throughout our services. Healthcare Cleaners are a valued member of the health care team and are respected for the work they do.

Main duties of the job

Healthcare Cleaners provide a range of cleaning duties across the Trust and support services to ensure a safe, efficient and effective service to all patients, staff and visitors is delivered.

Basic knowledge of cleaning standards and previous experience of working in a hospital environment, which can include wards, outpatient /clinical areas, offices areas, Doctor’s accommodation.

Use of mechanical and electrical cleaning equipment is desirable. You must be able to work alone or as part of a team.

If you are proactive and think you can help us to maintain our standards and contribute to the positive experience of our patients, we would like to invite you to apply.

The successful candidates will receive full induction training. 

Please note: There is no guarantee of work being offered to you should you be successfully appointed. You are also under no obligation to accept work offered to you. Working Arrangements with further details will be issued to you for review and agreement prior to commencement.

Working for our organisation

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB – this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person specification

Cleaning Experience

Essential criteria
  • Have experience in cleaning preferably within an health service setting
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in cleaning other settings

Cleaning Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Basic Numeracy & Literacy skills
  • Knowledge of COSSH (using chemicals safely)
Desirable criteria
  • Cleaning certificates, NVQ, BICS, NEBS

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerArmed Forces CovenantStep into healthArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Thomas Richardson
Job title
Facilities Manager
Email address
Additional information

Contact telephone number: 01283 511511 ext 4277