Domestic Manager

£18,369 yearly
  • MacIntyre
  • Wingrave, Aylesbury, UK
  • 29 Sep, 2020
Full time Charity Healthcare Nonprofit-Social Services Social Work

Job Description

Could you use your professional housekeeping skills to help us maintain a clean, homely residential environment for children and young people who have complex needs?

You'll be working at our children's home in the pretty village of Wingrave, near Aylesbury. Here, we support children with learning disabilities and/or autism to live and learn (at our school next door) as they grow to adulthood.

The residential home consists of seven adjoining houses, each of which is home to up to five students. Each child has their own room, decorated according to their individual taste and interests. Each house has a staff team to support young people with the pastimes and hobbies they enjoy, making sure their needs are supported.

This role is 37.5 hours a week, 52 weeks a year. Hours are mostly daytimes Monday to Friday but there will be a need for some flexibility.

Where do you come in?

You'll work to ensure children have the joy of living in a warm, homely environment, supporting staff teams in the home to maintain high standards of cleanliness. You'll oversee and coordinate menu planning, ensuring that meals cooked by staff are both delicious and of a high nutritional value. You'll make sure that high quality furnishings are sourced, and that any damage is dealt with speedily. 

You'll also manage the part-time school cook who cooks light lunches for students during the school day.

We believe it's the both the overall quality and the small cosy touches that make a house a home, so you'll be someone with an eagle eye for detail.

About us

MacIntyre is an award-winning national charity supporting over 1,500 children, young people and adults who have learning disabilities and/or autism.

We celebrate everyone’s unique gifts, talents and contributions.

What we need from you

Perhaps you've been working as a Housekeeper in the hotel and hospitality sector and are looking for a change. Perhaps you've worked in the NHS or social care.

You'll need knowledge and experience in the practical side of keeping premises clean, tidy and well-maintained, and be able to teach your skills to others. You'll have an understanding of good menu-planning. 

Because you'll be stock-keeping and completing monitoring and quality records, you'll need a good level of IT skills.

Be aware that the school is in a rural location not well-served by public transport, so you will probably be a driver with your own transport.

Training and benefits

MacIntyre provides a full induction and ongoing training.

Our benefits include:

  • Six weeks' annual leave (including public holidays)
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
  • MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
  • Cashplan which provides money back on core health treatments such as optical, dental, physiotherapy, chiropody
  • MacIntyre Rewards Scheme
  • MacIntyre pays for your DBS check

Next Steps

If this job sounds like the right fit for you, click on the Apply button on the MacIntyre website, complete some brief details and upload your CV. If you would prefer to complete a manual application form, you can either download one from the attachments on our website advert or phone us on 01908 357 016 and we will send an application form to you.

Please note: we reserve the right to close this advert early if we have received a sufficient number of applications, so don't delay, apply today.

Safer Recruitment Statement

MacIntyre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Therefore we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate checks prior to joining.

Accessibility and language

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Contact 01908 357016 in case of query. Registered Charity No. 250840

Empowering people with a learning disability to live a life that makes sense to them