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Band 2 Housekeeper

Job Reference: 313-A-21-104009-SF

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
East and North ward Hinckley and Bosworth community hospital
Hinckley, Leicestershire
£18,546 to £19,918 pro rata

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.

Band 2 - Ward Housekeeper Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital

Full/part time posts available

Does making a difference motivate and inspire you?

Do you have the Passion and Drive?

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

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, and organizational skills and with support from the Ward Sister 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 mealtimes 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.

If you require further information, please contact:

Dona Perkins

01455 441921

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

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

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

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. 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.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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