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Team Leader Porter

Job Reference: 222-E&F-242

West London NHS Trust
Estates and Ancillary
15760 Portering and Waste Management, Crowthorne
£18,787 to £21,470 pa inc HCAS

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Hammersmith & Fulham as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

This is a new role developed to support the existing Portering service ahead of the transition to the new Broadmoor Hospital.


The Site-wide Portering Department is responsible for providing Portering services across Broadmoor Hospital to support a range of services in meeting their day-to-day requirements, and operates 7 days a week. This includes delivery of mail, newspapers, foodstuffs, laundry, and many other goods to both patient and non-patient areas. The Site-wide Portering Department plays a vital role in ensuring the safe well-being of patients, staff and visitors to the Hospitals.


The Portering Team Leader will work on a shift pattern including late shifts, but not nights. Weekend and Bank Holiday shifts will be required. The post holder will report directly to the Portering & Waste Supervisor.


As a valued member of the Portering team you will undertake a wide variety of portering duties which will include food service delivery, waste disposal, laundry distribution, postal deliveries, stock deliveries and co-ordinating other portering requests.


Within this post you will need -


    • Good verbal and written communication skills.


    • Excellent customer service skills.


    • Understanding of health and safety issues.


    • The ability to work within a team as well as on your own.


    • The ability to use tact and diplomacy in all situations.


    • Basic computer skills.


    • You should be flexible in an environment that can be unpredictable, so the ability to keep calm under pressure is paramount.


    • A valid full UK driving licence is essential for this role.


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).

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

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.

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