Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/07/2022.

Housekeeping Assistant

Job Reference: 365-A-22-182530

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Kidderminster Treatment Centre
£18.546 - £19.918 pro rata for part time working

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

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 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.

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

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system. Key to making all of this happen, and making sure that our teams are empowered and equipped with have the skills, tools, techniques and mindset to drive continuous improvement in every part of our Trust is our single improvement methodology

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 Title: Housekeeping Assistant

Area of Work: Domestic Services

Employer: Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Location: Kidderminster Treatment Centre

Salary: £18,546 pro rata

Job Type: Permanent

Staff Group: Estates & Ancillary

Pay Scheme: Agenda for change

Pay Band: 2

Working pattern: Part Time - Please see available working pattern below

Closing Date:



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





Mon – Fri 5pm – 8pm (15 hours)


Required to carry out general cleaning duties. Experience is not required as 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


Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust - voted by our staff as one of the top 100 healthcare organisations

Important information about your application

**** Please be aware job adverts may close before the published closing date, if we have a high volume of applications, we recommend getting your application in as quickly as possible. ****

  • 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.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Guidelines on COVID Vaccinations

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19. The Trust continue to support the COVID vaccination and believe that all staff should be fully vaccinated to protect themselves, their families, their colleagues and our patients.

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.

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.

For further advice, please visit Applying from overseas.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Timewise Partner