Main duties of the job
- Working within a specialist Mental Health hospital, you will ensure that the ward(s) / areas you are assigned to are cleaned in accordance with the Work Schedule for those ward(s) / areas. This will include vacuuming floors; sweeping, scrubbing and mopping floors; high and low dusting; wiping over and polishing (where applicable) both vertical and horizontal surfaces, mirrors, bins, sani-bins; cleaning toilets, sinks, baths and showers; cleaning cookers, regeneration ovens, fridges, holding fridges, microwaves and others items in the kitchens; defrosting fridges on a regular basis; restocking consumables such as toilet tissue, handtowels, soap; descaling taps; and bins and replacing bin liners.
- You will be playing a very important part in maintaining the environment to an excellent standard for our patients.
- Your work will involve working alongside patients and occasionally interacting with them as you carry out your duties outlined below.
- You will be working as part of the Facilities Team and are expected to have a flexible approach to your duties.
- Full training will be provided, along with on-going on-line and face to face training.
- Full uniform and PPE will be provided
- Benefits include a generous NHS pension, annual leave starting at 35 days including Bank Holidays for full-time roles, and generous financial enhancements for anti-social hours and weekend working
Working for our organisation
- Deep cleaning wards and other areas of specialist mental health unit
- Following procedures to help control infection
- General cleaning and tidying up of rooms
- Ensure the environment is cleaned in line with national cleaning standards
- Manage linen quality
- Report maintenance issues
- Maintaining stock levels of cleaning products
We're a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England. We're looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the patients, carers and local communities we serve.
We want patients and staff to recommend our organisation as a place where they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated. You can help us do this by bringing your skills, experience and commitment to Sussex Partnership.
Sussex Partnership NHS FT is committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. Our workforce is currently under-represented from Black and Minority, Ethnic and disabled communities and we would welcome applications from these communities.Detailed job description and main responsibilities
To successfully commence employment, you will be required to:
- Prior cleaning/housekeeping/domestic experience (highly desirable)
- Willingness to carry out cleaning duties within a mental health facility based in Hove
- Ability to work in a team, as well as independently
- Ability to remain organised and show attention to detail in work carried out
- Knowledge of COSHH and infection control (desirable)
- Hold a valid in date clean enhanced DBS certificate issued within the last 12 months or a current valid in-date DBS certificate, registered with the update Service (with photographic evidence of this) or be willing to apply for a new DBS
- Available to start work on completion of pre-employment checks
Person specificationKnowledge/ExperienceEssential criteria
- Hold a clean valid-in date enhanced DBS certificate issued in the last 12 months or a valid in-date DBS certificate registered with the update service (if held by a third party) to commence employment successfully. If you do not yet hold an enhanced clean DBS certificate issued in the last 12 months or a valid certification of a DBS registered with the update service (with photographic evidence) - you will be required to apply for a new DBS part of your applicatio
- Provide professional employment/educational references covering the last 3 years
- Has worked in a customer focused environment
- Experience of working as part of a team
Sussex Partnership NHS FT is committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. Our workforce is currently under-represented from Black and Minority, Ethnic and disabled communities and we would welcome applications from these communities.
We regret that we are unable to advise candidates if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children's social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people. It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.
Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.Employer certification / accreditation badgesApplicant requirements
The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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 convictions.