Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/01/2019.

  • Add to favourites

Facilities Assistant

Job Reference: 379-COOJAN011-19

Employer:
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Department:
Facilities & Estates
Location:
Newhaven Downs Community Hospital, Brighton
Salary:
£17,460 - £18,702 per annum

About our Trust

Our Trust is rated as ‘Outstanding for Caring’ by the CQC – fundamental to this is the way that we value and respect our staff. At every level, we value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture. We believe that everyone without exception should feel free to be their authentic self in the workplace.

We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it.

Our Trust is already a Disability Confident employer and we are holding ourselves to account through the Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES). Our work on promoting equity and inclusion for our Black, and Minority Ethnic (BME) colleagues continues to be driven by engagement with the WRES (Workforce Race Equality Standard) and the WRES Experts Programme.

In 2019, we committed ourselves to becoming a Stonewall Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employer. We also support the national ‘Veteran Aware’ scheme and are an ERS Silver accredited Hospital who welcomes applications from all members of the Armed Forces communities.

For our patients, we do everything we can to deliver fair access to all our services. This includes providing interpretative and other services to meet the needs of disabled communities. We're careful to show sensitivity towards ethnic, cultural and religious differences. Our staff uphold these values and so help our care to get better all the time.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a highly motivated, dedicated team of Facilities Assistants at the Newhaven Downs Community Hospital

 

The successful candidate will provide high quality, prompt and efficient hotel services to patients, staff and visitors in an efficient and safe manner. They will be required to maintain a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness, as defined in the National Specification for Cleanliness;to regenerate and serve patient meals and to be responsive to portering service needs as they arise, undertaking the necessary duties to ensure an efficient Hotel Services function in both patient and non-patient environments.

 

The successful candidate will be reliable, flexible, and a good team player who possesses good interpersonal and communication skills. They will have a proven track record of delivering a high quality cleaning, catering and portering service and be able to exhibit courtesy and efficiency to patients, visitors and users at all times.

 

We are looking for forward thinking people who lead by example and have a hands on approach with a track record of improving cleaning standards. Excellent communication skills are key, together with the ability to effectively organise and prioritise tasks. Flexibility to work a wide range of shift Monday – Sunday day/night is also essential. The successful candidates will need to be fully aware of the Trust’s Values & Behaviours and Patient First act as role models for this initiative.

 

Selection will be through an interview process.

 

    • Posts in the Trust are 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 to check for any previous criminal spent and unspent convictions, reprimands, and cautions.
    • Appointment to this role will commence at the lowest salary point unless confirmed otherwise by HR Employment Services (Recruitment, Administration & Terms and Conditions)

We may also use this advert to build our Bank staff. If you are unsuccessful at interview for a substantive role but meet the BSUH standards you may be offered a bank post.

If this post attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Paul Tullett by email - paul.tullet@bsuh.nhs.uk or Eloise Kempshall by email - eloise.kempshall@bsuh.nhs.uk




General information for applicants

Salaries for substantive posts will be offered to successful candidates in alignment with the NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions. All our substantive colleagues will also receive an annual appraisal. For substantive colleagues appointed after 1 April 2019, this guides their progression through the salary steps. Please note this does not apply to Bank only applicants.

As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

We may also use our substantive adverts to build our Bank staff. If you are unsuccessful at interview for a substantive role but meet the BSUH specification for that role you may be offered a bank post. Please note our Bank hourly rates are outlined on a separate payscale.

Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. Please note our Bank only roles are not eligible for Tier 2 sponsorship. These will be considered alongside all other applications. Under the Residence Labour Market Test, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit the gov.uk website searching for Tier 2.

Please apply as early as you're able for this role. Sometimes, we receive exceptional interest, and close adverts earlier than specified. If you are not successful in this application, we may be able to offer you a position through our Bank. Do keep watching our 'Current Vacancies' and apply for the next suitable position.

Further Information

Specific information about this role is in the documents accompanying this advertisement.

For further more information, or help with the application process, please contact the HR Employment Services Team on 01444 448692 /448616 or by email: bsuh.hremploymentservices@nhs.net


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.



SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (https://www.safer-jobs.com), 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
  • Employer Recognition Scheme Silver
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo
  • Armed Forces Covenant
  • Step Into Health
  • Veteran Aware