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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/08/2020.

Support Services Assistant

Job Reference: 232-SPL-2512637

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Support Services Assistant
Summersview, Stoke on Trent
£18,005 - £19,337 Per annum, pro rata

Outstanding- our journey continues

We’re proud to be only one of two specialist Mental Health Trusts in England rated Outstanding by the CQC.

And we are not stopping there.

Our aim is to be Outstanding in ALL we do and HOW we do it.

And that’s OUR aim for YOU.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic person to work as part of the team at Summers View, Furlong Road, Tunstall, Stoke on Trent ST6 5UD.


As Support Service Assistant/Cook you will be expected to maintain a clean and hygienic environment for patients, visitors and staff in line with the National Standards of Cleanliness.

You will be responsible on a day to day basis to provide a full domestic cleaning service to patient areas, offices and departments in accordance with work schedules, policies and procedures which will include: high and low dusting, vacuuming, wet mopping, waste management, use of floor cleaning equipment and general housekeeping.

You must also have:

  • Good interpersonal skills with other staff, Trust employees and patients
  • Ability to adhere to standards and procedures
  • Ability to accept, organise and prioritise instructions
  • Ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a team
  • Flexible approach to working hours and schedules

Provide cover during annual leave, sickness and absence which will include week ends, bank holiday and the requirement to cover in other Trust premises

Previous domestic experience will be beneficial but there are no formal qualifications required for this post as you will be trained by our in-house supervisory team in the use of equipment and COSHH

If appointed, statutory, mandatory and basic IT training will be provided.

For further details / informal visits contact:

We aim to be outstanding as a diverse and inclusive employer. We are keen to develop our workforce representation from currently under-represented groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities; Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans (LGBT) people and those living with physical, mental and/or sensory disability. We offer a variety of flexible working / job share opportunities for both full and part time staff. Applications are welcomed from current and previous service users.

All correspondence will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please check your junk / spam email folders regularly.

We reserve the right to close the post in the event of high levels of response. You are advised to submit your application form as soon as possible. Priority will be given to NHS staff across the region who are at risk of redundancy, where the vacancy is at the same band or one below their current band and candidates meet the essential criteria for this post. All employees new to the Trust will be subject to a 6 month probationary period. Clinical staff bands 1-4 that are new to the Trust are required to complete a Care Certificate. ALL POSTS INVOLVING ACCESS TO PERSONS IN RECEIPT OF HEALTH SERVICES WILL BE SUBJECT TO A DISCLOSURE & BARRING SERVICE DISCLOSURE.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to "North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust" transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. If you are offered a job your information will also be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

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.

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