General Assistant (Bank Casual)
We want to keep our Houses as welcoming as possible. Every resident should enjoy a clean and well maintained environment that is presented to the highest standard. Your role is key to this.
You’ll work with the cleaning and housekeeping schedules as set by the Housekeeper. These duties may cover cleaning of the residents’ flats and rooms, the communal areas and offices. You’ll respect residents’ wishes and preferences. And you work well as part of a team to ensure all residents’ needs are met in relation to cleaning, housekeeping and infection control.
You will be responsible for the use of housekeeping equipment and cleaning products, and use these in line with agreed budgets and COSHH requirements. You aim to reduce wastage and report any defects in a timely manner.
Finally, you’ll also ensure that store areas and equipment are kept clean, hygienic and tidy at all times.
The Ideal Candidate
First and foremost, you will be a caring person who is compassionate, and understands the needs of older people. Additionally, you will be able to communicate and interact well with a wide range of people in varied situations. Naturally, as you might expect in a modern workplace, you must be able to read, write and work with numbers to a good standard. And it is essential that you are a strong and supportive team player.
To be highly suited to the role, you should be passionate about standards of cleanliness and hygiene, and will be keen to ensure that things are always neat and tidy. Better still, if you’re already experienced working in a similar role, may be within services for older people, then this is definitely the job for you.
In line with your casual (bank) worker assignment agreement, we offer competitive pay that is in line with those of our employed staff in similar roles. And depending on how many hours you work, you will accrue leave at an equivalent rate of 31 days paid leave in a full calendar year, inclusive of bank/public holidays (pro rata). And in order to carry out this role, you will be provided with mandatory training to get you started, as part of a comprehensive induction. To be eligible to work for us in future assignments, you will be expected to keep your mandatory training up to date.
About the Company
Abbeyfield House is situated on a quiet lane in the heart of the charming market town of Wendover and offers supported housing accommodation for older people. The house is in a great location with excellent transport links with a bus stop within short walking distance and a train station minutes from the house.
Built in 1980, our home offers 16 rooms for our residents with 2 one bedroom flats. We regularly hold open days for the community and families to visit and weekly activities organised by our house team and volunteers to keep our residents entertained. Our dedicated, caring and professional team provide support for our residents when they need it and when making decisions about how they want to live their lives.
Our aim is to ensure all our staff feel valued and knowledgeable in their own role. Residents receive excellent support from our highly skilled team and family and friends appreciate everything that we do for their loved ones. In return our team is greatly supported by our friendly and approachable House Manager Mel.
At our home you can look forward to a role that offers flexibility and learning and development opportunities. If you would like to use your people skills in an organisation whose values are openness, honesty, respect and caring, then this is a rewarding place to be.
Mel is the House Manager, whom is very friendly, approachable and will also do her best to help.
You will be required to carry out different tasks which include assisting the Cook in the kitchen. This could be from preparing vegetables to making the sandwiches. On occasions you maybe asked to come off task and assist with other duties, such as laundry and cleaning throughout the day.
This is a lovely job role, please note that this is currently being advertised as a Zero Hour Contract, so there is no guarantee of a regular working pattern. This job role may also become permanent due to the needs of service.
The Abbeyfield Society