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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/04/2020.

Housekeeping Assistant

Job Reference: 365-A-20-130430

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Alexandra Hospital, Redditch
£17,652 - £19,020 per annum (pro rata)

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

We’re a large organisation, providing acute services from the Alexandra Hospital (Redditch), Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and Worcestershire Royal Hospital (Worcester) to a population of over 575,000 people in Worcestershire, as well as caring for patients from surrounding counties and further afield. We also manage a Surgery ward at Evesham Community Hospital.

Our workforce is nearly 6,000 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

It’s an exciting time to join the Trust. In partnership with staff, patients and partners, we are developing of our Clinical Services Strategy which will outline how our services will be organised effectively across our sites into the future. Our Clinical Services Strategy will build on the improvements already put in place in recent years, following the Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire review which has seen improved outcomes in a number of areas, including maternity and children’s services.

Our objectives are simple:

  • Best services for local people

  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients

  • Best use of resources

  • Best people.

If you can help us to achieve these; if your vision matches our vision; and you believe in Putting Patients First, we would love to hear from you!

In return, we commit to investing in our staff to ensure that we retain and develop the right people, with the right skills, who care about and take pride in, putting patients first.

Job Reference:

Job Title: Housekeeping Assistant

Area of Work: Domestic Services

Employer: Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Location: Alexandra Hospital, Redditch

Salary: £17,652 pro rata

Job Type: Permanent

Staff Group: Estates & Ancillary

Pay Scheme: Agenda for change

Pay Band: 2

Closing Date: 01/04/2020


Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust prides itself as an equal opportunity employer welcoming applications from all areas of the local community irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or sexual orientation. We are a recognised top employer for working families; supporting flexible working arrangements, excellent training and educational opportunities, career progression, subsidised restaurant and NHS pension scheme.

The NHS in Worcestershire is looking at ways to provide high quality, safe and affordable hospital services into the future and is currently in the process of a joint Service Review. The main focus of the review will be on acute hospital services (those that are provided from the Alexandra, Kidderminster and Worcestershire Royal Hospitals), but it will also look at the wider health and care system, particularly the links for care between hospitals, GP surgeries and primary care.

Please refer to the Worcestershire Joint Service Review website for further information including the Case for Change and to view the six potential models please refer to the Joint Services Review website




The Housekeeping Department operates various shifts 7 days a week, 24 hours per day

You may be required to work on any of these shifts when cover is required

Required to carry out general cleaning duties. Full training will be given.

**Please Note **

- We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the closing date if a large number of applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications.

- To be considered for this position, you must fulfil all essential criteria for the post outlined in the Person Specification.

- Only short listed candidates will be contacted with regards to the progress of their application.

- All Correspondence will usually be sent to your email account rather than by letter. Please check your email account regularly.

- If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been short listed on this occasion.

Please note that job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome to apply and will be considered alongside other applications. However non -EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitable qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post. In these circumstances, the Trust is unlikely to be able to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitable qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border agency website

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Important information about your application

  • You must fulfil all of the essential criteria in the person specification
  • References from current and previous employers must cover at least three years
  • Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • All correspondence will be sent through NHS Jobs, so please check NHS jobs and your email account regularly
  • If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion
  • By accepting a position within our Trust you agree that the Occupational Health Department can access your occupational health records from your current or previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. This is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and supports flexible working. We offer excellent learning and development opportunities, career progression, and are part of the NHS pension scheme. All of our sites are completely smokefree.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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