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Bank Level 3 Senior Housekeeper (July Open Day)

Job Reference: 820-1015517SHK-BANK-G

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Bank
Various, Birmingham
£10.94 per hour (inc. holiday pay) + enhancements

We are looking to recruit Senior Housekeepers for flexible working in Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) via the Trust Bank, the organisation’s temporary staffing department.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

Interviews are being held on Saturday 6th July 2019

A Senior Housekeeper is responsible for a high quality housekeeping service and ensuring the service promotes patient care on the hospital site. To work within the Trust Facilities Management structure to ensure that the housekeeping service supports its clinical colleagues, ensuring it integrates with Nursing in its provision of care and specifically Infection, Prevention and Control. Key skills here include the ability to work in an effective and efficient manner whilst integrating and supporting the Facilities services within the clinical teams at the location.

You must adhere to HACCP and COSHH and any other relevant National and Trust policies and procedures. Serving meals and beverages to patients in inpatient areas which may include basic preparation of items. Assisting in ward kitchen areas. Planning, provision and monitoring of specialized cleans (deep cleans) of patient and in-patient areas across sites as per instruction from Infection Prevention Control Team. There is also an element of cash handling and paperwork completion. You will need to adhere to CQC, environmental health, catering and Trust legislation and standards.

Knowledge of Confidentiality/Safeguarding/Infection Control/Health and Safety. Worked/working in a NHS or Healthcare setting with patient contact.

Please be aware, numeracy and literacy tests are needed to be completed as part of the interview process.

BCHC delivers a range of healthcare services across a number of sites and specialties and the Trust Bank provides temporary cover to cover shortfalls in staffing and to support the delivery of the service.

Are you interested in:-

  • Working as part of a dedicated team?
  • Putting our patients first?
  • Contributing to the provision of high quality care?

If so then working within the Trust Bank could be just what you are looking for.

We are looking for forward thinking and innovative individuals with a passion for helping others in an organisation dedicated to making people welll.

We offer:-

  • Flexible working hours to fit in with your personal circumstances on an ad-hoc basis?
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Job specific mandatory training

For further details / informal visits contact: The Trust Bank Office on 0121 466 7410

The main delay in a recruitment process is often confirmation of Employment History or References. We would like to make you aware that if you are successful, the Trust requires contact details for referees who can confirm your employment and/or education for the last 3 years.


  • Please ensure you check your Trac account regularly as this is how we will communicate with you during the shortlisting and selection process
  • Please ensure all sections of the application form are completed fully. Please particularly ensure that you provide full details of all referees including business email address, telephone contact details and postal address
  • Please be aware that BCHC utilises a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC and any correspondence will be sent via TRAC. We advise that you check your junk/spam emails.

Please be aware that this post requires completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) form. Due to recent changes in law, the DBS operate a system of ‘Single Certification’ whereby only a copy of the certificate/disclosure is issued to candidates and not to Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust as the employer. You are therefore advised that upon receipt of the DBS certificate/disclosure, you are required to provide the original copy to a member of the Centralised recruitment Team at Priestley Wharf. Please note that failure to do so will result in the Trust being unable to process your application and your conditional offer may be withdrawn.

Be Part of Our Team...

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people, parents and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre and one of Europe’s leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities. We have an ambition to deliver outstanding, integrated care as one of the key NHS providers in the West Midlands.

If you want to ‘Be Part of Our Team’ and work with a Foundation Trust which is continuously striving for better care and healthier communities, we want to hear from you.

Please be aware that Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) utilises a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC and any correspondence will be sent via the TRAC. We advise that you check your junk/spam emails.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Birmingham is a fantastic place to live and we serve a wide range of people and communities. BCHC is an advocate of diversity and strive to mirror our community as much possible.

We are committed to and actively promote equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals from all areas of the community who meet the specific criteria are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage/civil partnerships.

Promoting Workforce Equality

In response to data held by BCHC which demonstrates that individuals from particular protected characteristics are under-represented, BCHC are striving to redress these imbalances. In order to do this, the Trust is committed to the employment and career development of individuals from these protected characteristics. As part of this commitment, given this under representation, the Trust guarantees an interview to any applicants from under represented protected characteristic for positions at Band 8a and above whose application meets the essential criteria for the post as detailed on the Person Specification.

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of people from Black, Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities. Selection will be on a basis of merit. To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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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