Housekeeper

25 hours per week 

Worked over a 6-week rota basis including evenings and weekends  

£19,319 pro rata per annum, actual annual salary £13,799 plus a shift allowance  

An exciting opportunity for a part time Housekeeper has arisen to join our small but dedicated team of Housekeepers as we expand our Hospice site. 

Set in the tranquil grounds of Willen Lake, Willen Hospice is the leading provider of specialist palliative care within the Milton Keynes area. We offer 24 hour / seven days a week palliative care to people who have advanced disease, caring for people in our Inpatient Unit which accommodates 15 patients and the local community. Our person centred care is delivered with compassion and respect for people’s wishes. We have an expanding Therapeutic & Wellbeing service offering Psychological Wellbeing, Social Care, Physiotherapy, Occupational and Complementary Therapy.  

As part of the Housekeeping team, you will maintain high standards of cleanliness within the Hospice, providing a safe clean environment for patients, visitors and staff within our Wellbeing Centre, Clinical and Non-Clinical areas in line with the agreed cleaning schedule. Duties will include vacuuming, dusting, mopping floors and the emptying of bins. 

 The successful candidate will be organised and hard-working who will be reliable, flexible and a good team player who has good interpersonal and communication skills. Previous cleaning experience would be an advantage and an NVQ 2 in infection control is desirable, however full training will be provided.     

Additional information  

The Housekeeping provision is operated over 7 days and worked on a 6 week rota. All Housekeeping staff are required to work a 25 hour week split over five, five hour days and work two weekends out of six. Shift times are as follows; 6.00am -11.00am / 09.30am – 2.30pm / 1.30pm – 6.30pm – please note we are unable to offer set shift times.   

Should you require any further information regarding the role or how the rota is worked please contact John Blyth on 01908 663636.  

In return for your skills and experience, you can expect:- 

  • To join a supportive and caring team  
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 35 days pro rata (inclusive of statutory and bank holidays) 
  • Free onsite parking at the Hospice 
  • Employer enhanced auto-enrolment pension scheme  
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption and sick pay provision  
  • Ongoing commitment to education and professional development  
  • Blue Light Card discounts (with membership)   
  • Excellent on- site subsidised catering facilities 
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme  

This appointment is subject to a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service check 

To apply please click on the Apply Here button below

Closing Date: 13 February 2024 

Interview Date: 22 February 2024 

Please be aware that this advert will close early if a high number of applications are received.  

 

In a typical year...
£11.23
our cost, per minute
11,000
phone calls to patients at home
600
fabulous volunteers
700
patients cared for at home
3,200
home visits
300
patients at the hospice
18,000
of cups of tea
290
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.