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.Job Description
At Abbeyfield, we believe that great support to our residents starts with great people. We’re committed to providing the highest standards of accommodation to our residents and we’re always keen to hear from people who share our commitment to enhancing the lives of older people in the UK.
From carers to house managers, activities coordinators to cooks, plus roles in our St Albans head office, Abbeyfield has a varied range of career options available. By working at Abbeyfield you’ll be joining a charity with more than 400 houses and over 7000 residents. But we’re also developing new homes throughout the UK with state of the art facilities.
In return for your commitment, we offer a great pay and benefits package. This includes 29 days paid leave, (pro rata if part-time), including bank/public holidays, an occupational sick pay scheme, a pension scheme, plus shop and save discounts. We also offer great career prospects, from a comprehensive induction and a ‘buddy’ to get you started.
Best of all, we’re a charity, meaning that the interests of our valued staff and residents sit at the heart of what we do, not shareholders.Description of the role
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.Our 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.
A copy of the full job description is available here. Note that this role requires an enhanced DBS check, to be renewed every 3 years.About the House or Home you’ll be working in
Located in the picturesque community of Girton, just on the outskirts of Cambridge, Girton Green was built in 2012. We provide 76 one, two, or three bedroom modern, high quality apartments for sale or rent in a welcoming and vibrant community led development.
We offer our residents a wide range of services including luxurious spa facilities including a gym and pool. Other services include a visiting hairdresser, beautician, cinema, regular minibus service for shopping and trips. Activities arranged by our dedicated team support our residents’ well-being and enhance their lives.
There is a friendly, warm and homely environment at Girton Green created by our wonderful team who help empower our residents to make their own decisions. Our friendly and professional team dedicated to ensuring that all our residents’ needs are met and that they feel confident, supported and secure in the knowledge that help is always at hand, whilst still living independently.
Every team member is dedicated, knowledgeable and is rewarded by the fact that our residents feel fulfilled and stimulated mentally through everything they do.
We offer a competitive package of staff pay and benefits, free use of the spa and gym, together with learning and development opportunities to further support your career with us. If you’re after a rewarding role with lots of variety and feel that you can make a positive contribution to our team, we would love hearing from you.