• Job Reference: WEBREC1000299
  • Date Posted: 27 June 2024
  • Location: Winsley, Wiltshire
  • Salary: £22,383
  • Bonus/Benefits: Generous holidays, Pension
  • Sector: Customer Service
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Here at Dorothy House we provide compassionate care and support for people in our community with a life-limiting illness. Our focus is on quality of life, helping patients to live well and die well.

We are here for anyone in our community who is facing a life-limiting illness. Using our full breadth of service, we create individual care journeys, which start at diagnosis and continue with bereavement support for family, carers and children.

HOUSEKEEPER / CLEANER | Band 2 - £22,383 Per annum, Pro rata

We are looking for someone to join our friendly housekeeping team! The successful applicant for this role will help to clean and maintain high standards of cleanliness in the clinical and office areas of Dorothy House Hospice in conjunction with other members of the Housekeeping Team. Some of the key responsibilities will include:

  • To work as a member of the Housekeeping Team, reporting the Housekeeping Supervisor operating a service that is 7 days a week.
  • In our clinical / non clinical areas the scheduled duties will include the following emptying bins, vacuuming, mopping floors, and high / low level dusting. Cleaning toilets and patients rooms, and all other areas within Dorothy House Hospice. Replenishing stock and using mechanical cleaning machines.
  • To liaise each morning with the housekeeping supervisor and IPU lead nurse as to the priorities for that morning and to receive a brief report on the patient situation, expected admissions, additional cleaning needs and routine matters.
  • To ensure patient rooms, therapies areas, and all other clinical areas are cleaned to a very high standard.
  • Keep up to date on statutory and regulatory requirements in health, safety and hygiene.
  • Adhere to uniform requirements and relevant health and safety requirements.
  • Proactively interact with and support patients and their family members in the course of delivering housekeeping services daily.

See our full detailed Job Description on our website for more information.


This is a Part Time position 36 Hours per week, working 1 weekend in every 4. Days and pattern can be discussed at interview stage.


We have no requirement for you to have done any kind of housekeeping work before. You will be fully supported with on the job training and mentoring from our fantastic housekeeping team!

Essential requirements:

  • Ability to work as part of a Team
  • Energetic and motivated individual who can manage and prioritise their own workload
  • To be able to demonstrate good communication skills in a team role
  • Able to work across flexible hours and be adaptable to changing needs

Desirable requirements:

  • Domestic/cleaning experience
  • Domestic/cleaning experience in a health care setting


Dorothy House is an incredible place to work, these are just a few of our benefits that we offer to our staff:

  • Generous holiday allowance for all roles, increasing with length of service
  • Fantastic refer a friend scheme
  • Excellent industry leading training and development programmes with many career development opportunities
  • Pension with Life Assurance
  • Travel and parking - We offer 45p per mile for work travel. There is unlimited free parking in Winsley.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Counselling and Mindful Employer Charter - providing our staff with information, advice and support for those experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or any other mental health conditions.
  • Simply Health - Providing insurance against certain everyday healthcare costs such as dental and optical treatments.

If this sounds like your ideal job, then we'd love to see your application.

Please note that our vacancies can close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. We therefore encourage early submission of your application.


Interviews will be conducted end of July.