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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/04/2021.

Band 2 Housekeeper

Job Reference: 313-A-21-93956-MA

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Rutland Ward, Rutland Memorial Hospital
Oakham, Rutland

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Ward Housekeeper Rutland Ward – Rutland Memorial Hospital, Oakham

Full time post working weekdays and weekends as rostered shifts

We now have an exciting opportunity to join our friendly ward team at Rutland Ward. We are seeking a flexible, energetic person with good communication skills and a desire to make a difference.

Rutland Ward staff care for patients with a wide range of health care needs including sub-acute medicine, rehabilitation and palliative care.

The Ward Housekeepers primary roles are:-

•To ensure nutrition remains a high priority, facilitating current initiatives as well as being instrumental in developing future ideas to enhancing care.

•To ensure the Ward environment is meeting the high standards of infection control & cleanliness

•To support the Ward ordering of supplies. Computer literacy is key as all ordering is completed on-line.

•To support and improve the patient experience.

The successful candidate will have a pleasant courteous manner, excellent communication plus organizational skills and with support from the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse be able to manage their own workload.

You will be a motivated team member who is able to undertake a variety of tasks efficiently focusing on ensuring that patients are supported throughout the day with meals and drinks.

Liaising with catering staff, dietitians and ward staff, you will be expected to assist patients in their selection, preparation and intake of diet and fluids.

The role of the Housekeeper requires good time management skills, the ability to plan own work and to be able to ensure that meal times are patient focused.

We are looking for candidates already working in this area within a ward or hospitality area or can demonstrate transferable skills.

We actively encourage staff development and aim to provide a flexible workforce to meet service need. You must have a flexible approach to your working hours and should also be keen to undertake any training required to fulfil your role. Previous care experience within a Care Home or Hospital would be advantageous.

If you require further information please contact either Ward Sister Emma Starsmore or Deputy Ward Sister Carla Yaxley on 01572 772015.


We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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