Domestic Assistant

Domestic Assistant

We're looking for a Domestic Assistant to provide and maintain a high standard of cleaning services at The Dower House. To undertake all duties and responsibilities in a way which reflects the overall philosophy of The Dower House which is to put our residents needs first in a professional and friendly atmosphere.


Reporting to: Housekeeper
Responsible to: General Manager
Hours: As per individual Contract of Employment
Holiday Entitlement: 5.6 weeks pro rata

Principle Responsibilities:

To provide and maintain a high standard of cleaning services at The Dower House. To undertake all duties and responsibilities in a way which reflects the overall philosophy of The Dower House which is to put our residents needs first in a professional and friendly atmosphere.

Detailed Responsibilities:

Daily

  • Hoover all residents rooms, designated corridors, stairs, public areas and offices within your section.
  • Dust residents & public area furniture and ornaments within your section.
  • Hoover curtains, armchairs and under cushions where debris collects.
  • Empty bins and collect old newspapers and dispose of appropriately.
  • Water flowers and plants and remove dead flowers.
  • Clean telephones and TV remote controls daily.
  • Polish mirrors and pictures.
  • Dust high levels (walls, cornices etc) with long handed feather duster.
  • Clean basins, all surfaces, pipes, towel rails, loo brush holders and bins.
  • Mop bathroom floor.
  • Clean toilet, remove and clean raised loo seat. Ensure pipe work and U bend behind the toilet is cleaned and sign cleaning record sheet provided.
  • Clean bath area and bath panel.
  • Clean toothbrush holder.
  • Straighten towels, flannels and toiletries.
  • Check supply of toilet rolls, soap and paper towels and replenish as needed.
  • In sluice rooms and shared bathrooms all surfaces are to be thoroughly washed or mopped.
  • Leave only the listed cleansers in bathroom cupboards and ensure locked when finished with.
  • Always shut fire doors behind you.
  • Use pink cloths for toilets and blue for surfaces.
  • Put all equipment neatly away after use to avoid trip hazards.
  • Always use Yellow ‘Trip Hazard’ sign when hovering to bring others to the attention of trailing leads.
  • Report any maintenance issues in maintenance book so that they are dealt with in a timely manner.

Monthly or as necessary

  • All rooms to be inspected for cleanliness and/ or repairs by Housekeeper.
  • Clean brass and silver.
  • Clean behind beds, small furniture and pictures. (Ask maintenance to assist with moving furniture).
  • Hoover and wash inside wardrobe floors.
  • Dust high lampshades
  • Dust all skirting boards
  • You are responsible for changing the hoover bag, keeping your equipment clean and reporting any faults.

Changeovers

  • Curtains and carpets are to be cleaned or replaced as necessary.
  • Any major updates to room or bathroom will be undertaken and redecoration will be carried out as required.
  • Once room has been completed, it is to be cleaned thoroughly and then inspected by the Housekeeper & signed off complete by the General Manager.

Yearly

  • All areas, carpets, furnishings etc cleaned on a rotational basis.

General

  • Maintain an efficient use of supplies and encourage good housekeeping principles to ensure a maximum cost effective usage of equipment/supplies.
  • Ensure that all equipment is in good working order and report any problems to the General Manager.
  • Ensure that Health & Safety policies and procedures are adhered to in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act.
  • Ensure clinical waste is disposed of in the correct manner.

This job description is intended as a basic guide to the scope of duties and responsibilities. It is subject to regular review and amendment as necessary.


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To apply for any of our current job vacancies please either ring us on 01962 882848 or send an email to info@thedowerhousewinchester.co.uk. CVs are welcome or we can send you a copy of our application form to complete – either by email or in the post.

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