Housekeeper and Laundry Assistants

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Job Reference: coltencare/NH/84/288
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Part Time
Contract Details: Permanent
Salary: Up to £11.04 per hour inclusive of all enhancements
Working Hours: 12, 15 and 24 hour contracts available, covering shifts between 8am-8pm and 1pm-4pm, including alternate weekends
Closing Date: 18/01/2021
Job Types: Housekeeping & Laundry
Cluster: West
Site: Newstone House
Location: Sturminster Newton, Dorset

Job Description

Housekeeper and Laundry Assistant positions available

Based at Newstone House, Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 1FF

We currently have the following contracts available:

Housekeeper - 24 hour contract, covering shifts between 8am - 8pm, including alternate weekends

Laundry Assistant - 15 hour contract, covering shifts between 1pm - 4pm, including alternate weekends

Housekeeping & Laundry Assistant - 12 hour contract (Housekeeping, 1 x 6 hour shift between core hours of 8am - 8pm and Laundry Assistant, 2 x 3 hour shifts between 1pm - 4pm) including alternate weekends

Additional hours / overtime opportunities available to suit your circumstances

Up to £11.04 per hour inclusive of all enhancements

Pay breakdown:

Basic Pay Rate: £8.72 per hour

Plus £1.50 p/h weekend enhancement 

Enhancements for a relevant, job specific NVQ or Diploma Level qualification are paid as follows:  NVQ 2 additional 56p p/h, OR NVQ 3 additional 82p p/h


Join our Housekeeping team and make a difference

Now is the time to find a new, rewarding career, delivering care, compassion and commitment. Our multi-award-winning team provides the highest standards of care and comfort to support our residents’ health and wellbeing. And we are now recruiting Housekeepers and Laundry Assistants to join us.

You’ll contribute to the exceptional care we provide to our residents, keeping true to our values of being ‘friendly, kind, individual, reassuring and honest’. You will be involved in daily cleaning (and deep cleaning duties when required), maintaining exceptional standards of cleanliness in communal areas and residents’ rooms. In the laundry, you will ensure that items are freshly washed and dried, using the appropriate machinery, with residents’ clothing returned clean and pressed, ready to wear. We’ll provide all the equipment you need to maintain health and safety standards. 

Working with us offers you a superb range of benefits including:

  • Paid breaks
  • Support with professional development and diploma qualifications in housekeeping/hospitality
  • Excellent inductions, training and ‘on the job’ support
  • Friendly team and great support network of internal professionals
  • Real career progression opportunities
  • Staff recommendation scheme
  • Annual pay review
  • Additional hours / overtime opportunities to suit your circumstances
  • Choice of hot or cold meals and drinks on duty
  • Free uniforms
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Background checks at no cost to you

About You

Previous experience is helpful but isn’t necessary. If you have work experience within housekeeping, cleaning, domestic duties, whether in care, hospitality or other industry sector this will be an advantage. Ideally you will have some transferable skills working with customers to high standards.

Why choose Colten Care?

We are a family-owned care home provider with 21 homes in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and West Sussex. All are fantastic homely environments registered for nursing care, with four specifically dedicated to dementia care. Seven of our homes are officially rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. We are a long-standing beacon of excellence in elderly people’s care and the UK’s highest rated ‘Large Care Home Group’ on the public review site (rating awarded March 2020).  

For more information about the Housekeeper and Laundry Assistant roles, please call 01425 482477