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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/01/2021.

Hotel Service Assistant

Job Reference: 432-HR0254

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Support services
Colchester Hospital, Colchester
Starting salary from £18,005 per annum pro rata

We are one of the largest organisation in the Eastern region. Our scale provides exciting opportunities for development, innovation, research, education and training.

We want the best staff. You want to make a difference.

We are currently recruiting enthusiastic and motivated Hotel Service Assistants to fill a number of fixed term roles to support within the Facilities Management Team at Colchester Hospital.

In addition to general cleaning of public areas and dealing with ad hoc tasks, e.g. clearing spills, the post holders may be required to carry out specialist cleaning duties, some of which are physically demanding. We are looking for conscientious individuals, who are able to use their initiative and manage their own workload.

We have a range of shift times available and these may include evenings, weekend & bank holiday working. The fixed term roles will be offered for an initial period of 3 months.

Mon – Fri, 1600 – 2000 – 20 hours per weekMon – Fri, 1800 – 0230 – 30 hrs per weekMon – Fri, 1330 – 2200 – 37.5 hrs per week Mon – Fri, 0700 – 1530 – 37.5 hrs per weekSat & Sun, 2200 – 0630 – 15 hrs per week


Basic numeracy and literacy skills will be required and having experience of working within a similar environment would be an advantage, but not necessarily essential, as full training will be given.

Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if we receive sufficient applications.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Amie Meighan, Assistant Housekeeping Manager


This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to exisiting NHS At Risk employees working in Essex and Suffolk who meet the essential criteria (excluding all medical recruitment).

Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close the post before the specified date, therefore early application is recommended. Please make sure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification attached, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

When providing reference details please provide email addresses so references can be sought promptly to cover the last 3 years of employment.

The Trust is committed to its staff and their development and to equal opportunities and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Please be advised that following the new Government’s cap on Tier 2 Immigration, whilst we welcome applications from all and your application will be considered on individual merit, if you are offered a position and require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship we may not be able to process your application to the final stage due to the significant reduction of certificates available to us.

In submitting an application form, you authorise East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust; we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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.

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