Job Reference: coltencare/NH/84/58
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Details: Permanent
Salary: Up to £11.04 per hour inclusive of all enhancements
Working Hours: 30 hours per week, shifts between 8am-8pm including alternate weekends
Closing Date: 28/08/2020
Job Types: Housekeeping & Laundry
Cluster: West
Site: Newstone House
Location: Sturminster Newton, Dorset

Job Description

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 the job

Housekeeper / Cleaner / Domestic 

Based at Newstone House, Sturminster Newton DT10 1FF


Up to £11.04 per hour, including all enhancements

Pay breakdown:

Basic Pay Rate: £8.72 per hour

£1.50 p/h weekend enhancement

Enhancements for an NVQ or Diploma Level qualification in a relevant field are paid as follows:

NVQ 2 additional 56p per hour, OR

NVQ 3 additional 82p per hour


30 hours per week, covering shifts between 8am - 8pm including alternate weekends.

As the housekeeper / domestic / cleaner, you will take every care to maintain a beautiful, clean and comfortable environment for the residents living in our care homes. Working as part of the housekeeping team, your duties will include cleaning both the communal areas of our homes and our resident’s private rooms (bedrooms, bathrooms) to the highest possible standards. You'll take care to follow housekeeping policies which will include the wearing of uniform and protective clothing (gloves, aprons) and an understanding of health and safety and use of chemicals and machinery.

You may also be involved in some laundry duties, assisting in the laundry room, sorting clothes and linen, loading machines and delivering clean, pressed personal effects back to the residents.


About you

Ideally, you’ll have previous experience in a similar role, but full on the job training will be provided.

You’ll have daily contact with residents, relatives and guests, so a warm personality and good customer care is essential. You must be self-motivated and have the enthusiasm and drive to work hard to achieve high quality results and excellent standards of cleanliness. You’ll enjoy a challenge and be prepared to ‘go the extra mile’. We are a friendly team who support each other so a good team player with a great sense of humour is a must!

About us

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).  

To join our exceptional team in a Housekeeping and Laundry role, please call us today on 01425 482477.