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Domestic Assistant at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (NHS Jobs)

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Job summary

We are looking for enthusiastic people who have previous cleaning experience in a Healthcare environment to join our evening team.

We have various weekly hours available (15hrs- 30hrs) working afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Main duties of the job

Job Summary

Ensure a clean environment (clinical and non-clinical areas) for patients and all other users of Trust premises General cleaning duties including the regular cleaning of floors, sanitary areas, damp cleaning fixtures and other hard surfaces

Other periodic cleaning duties such as high dusting, deep cleaning fixtures, changing curtains etc according to the required schedule


About us

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of specialist health care to over 275,000 children and young people each year. In addition to the hospital site located in the West Derby area of Liverpool, Alder Hey has a presence in community outreach sites and, in collaboration with other providers, our clinicians help deliver care closer to patients’ homes by holding local clinics at locations from Cumbria to Shropshire, in Wales and the Isle of Man. The Trust also provides inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs at our Alder Park building in the nearby borough of Sefton.

We currently have more than 4,000 staff working across our community and hospital sites. We’re also a teaching and training hospital providing education and training to around 540 medical and over 500 nursing and allied health professional students each year.

As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.


£22,383 a year per annum, pro rata



Working pattern


Job description

Job responsibilities

Planning and organising skills

  1. Maintain high standards of cleanliness to comply with the current National Cleaning Standards and any other relevant guidance.


  1. Make own judgements on routine cleaning duties, working within Trust policies and procedures


  1. Safely empty and clean all clinical and general waste bins in patient areas, ensuring bags are tagged appropriately and correct colour liners are replaced.


  1. Assist with the collection of waste via the AGV call system


  1. Use Trust issued chemicals, materials and equipment (including pushing cleaning machinery) in accordance with training provided


  1. Ensure that designated cleaning cupboards, ,cleaning trolley and all equipment is kept clean and well organized at all times. Ensure any faults are reported to a Supervisor promptly.


  1. Have knowledge and comply with Trust policies and procedures and in particular Infection Prevention and Control and Health and Safety Policies


  1. Report any accidents/dangerous occurrences and escalate to a Domestic Supervisor and participate in completion of all accident form recording.


  1. Assist in the training and induction of new starters to the department.


  1. Any other tasks as required which are commensurate with the duties of this post

Please see Job Description for further information


Person Specification

Education and Training


  • Experience and training in safety, health and catering or cleaning tasks.


  • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent relevant experience



  • Previous experience of using cleaning materials and equipment
  • Organising own workload


  • Experience of working in the NHS



  • Experience of working in a similar role (cleaning or catering)
  • Demonstrates understanding of the need to deal with patients, parents and staff in a helpful and supportive manner.
  • Understanding the needs of high standards of cleanliness


  • Knowledge of National cleaning Standards

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust


Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust


L12 2AP

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