Housekeeper / Cleaner

£9.30 hourly
  • ExtraCare Charitable Trust
  • Bedford, UK
  • 16 Nov, 2020
Full time General Labor Utilities

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Housekeeper x2 to join our Wixams Retirement Village in Bedfordshire, MK42 6EA. You will receive a competitive hourly rate of £9.30 per hour (£7,273 pa, pro rata / FTE) on a 15 hours per week permanent contractplus an excellent benefits package which includes;

  • Pension
  • Free gym membership
  • Staff Attendance Reward
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • BUPA and Health Sure cash plan
  • 33 days annual leave including bank holidays (pro rata / FTE)

Here at ExtraCare we offer our residents access to outstanding retirement villages, promoting care and lifestyle opportunities that truly do create ‘better lives for older people’. We are committed to offering fulfilling and worthwhile careers to all our staff – enabling you to deliver the quality of service we promise.

Facts about Wixams Retirement Village

  • Situated on a 6-acre green field setting at Wixams, the village is conveniently located off the A6 with great connections to Bedford Town Centre, just three miles away
  • 230 one- and two-bedroom apartments, available for sale, shared ownership and rental
  • A host of health and leisure facilities available in the village centre
  • Wixams Retirement Village is a partnership between Bedford Borough Council, the Harpur Trust, Homes England and The ExtraCare Charitable Trust
  • Up to 50 activities are on offer per week including art classes, Tai-chi, yoga, computer classes and gardening, some sessions run by residents through a range of enriching volunteer opportunities.

As our Housekeeper (cleaner) you will be required to follow daily and weekly cleaning schedules to suit the needs of the location and to follow some tasks less frequently e.g. spring cleaning of vacated rooms. You will also be required to ensure the location is maintained to a high standard of cleanliness and comfort at all times whilst ensuring correct policies and procedures are followed. Our successful candidate(s) will need the ability to meet the physical demands of the job which will include: -

  • Being on your feet for long periods of time
  • At times lifting heavy loads (up to 25 pounds)
  • Use of cleaning machinery (e.g. industrial vacuum cleaners and floor cleaning equipment).  

The successful Housekeeper (cleaner) will also be required to undertake control of the stock of cleaning materials and ensure they are kept in locked cupboards, ordering of supplies and maintaining stock levels will also be required.

Our ideal Housekeeper (cleaner) will preferably have previous experience of working in a similar environment, although training will be given, and you may be qualified to QCF Level 2 or equivalent or be prepared to work towards this qualification.

If you have an enthusiastic and can-do attitude and want to make a difference to peoples’ lives, then please apply for the role of Housekeeper(cleaner) today.

We look forward to reviewing your application. 

  • Closing Date: 27th November 2020

All roles require satisfactory DBS disclosures and references.

ExtraCare is committed to making our recruitment practices as fair and inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes to support candidates throughout the recruitment process

ExtraCare reserves the right to close this job advertisement early, should the vacancy become oversubscribed.