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Domestic Assistant
NHS AfC: Band 2
Part time - 16 hours per week (6am-10am, 4 days per week over 7 days on a 4 week set rota)
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Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Whitworth Hospital
£20,270 - £21,318 pa, pro rata
Salary period
07/02/2023 23:59

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Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Hotel Services Assistant - Domestic

NHS AfC: Band 2

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities.  DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer.  Selection will be on a basis of merit.  The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy.  To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

Be outstanding – join an outstanding team!

COVID-19  We recognise that the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on people in different ways. Please be reassured that at DCHS we understand this and have a risk assessment process in place, where this is needed, to ensure your safety.

Job overview

Derbyshire Community Health Services is unable to sponsor international applicants in this role.  You can find out more about how you can work in the UK by visiting  Work in the UK - GOV.UK (

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of DCHS Hotel Services team.

What really matters to us is providing every one of our patients with an excellent experience, a service that really cares and one that delivers the right outcome, and we achieve this every day.

As a Domestic Assistant, you will become an active member of our team working closely with other disciplines.

We are looking for enthusiastic team members who are eager to learn and to develop themselves.

Previous experience is desirable, but not essential as full training is provided.

We are looking for individuals who are highly motivated and want to make a difference to our patients’ experience and who demonstrate values and personal qualities that support the DCHS way of working.

This post is 16 hours per week.  Shifts 06.00am-10.00am

You will be required to work on a set rota, including weekends and Bank Holidays.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a high quality domestic service to hospital, health centre and clinic settings. 
  • Working either individually or as part of a team in ensuring a clean and safe environment is maintained for patients, staff and visitors following agreed work schedules, methods and procedures in accordance with the National Standards of Cleanliness. 
  • The post holder will be required to have a flexible approach.
  • To play an integral part in delivering outstanding patient care at Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust (DCHS).

Working for our organisation

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people’s own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification.   To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site.  You will need to register if you do not already have an account

  • Provide an efficient, high quality domestic service within clinical and non-clinical areas including: cleaning of sanitary ware, treatment rooms, waiting areas, office areas, kitchen areas, mirrors, internal glass, high and low dusting, washing of tiled services and paintwork etc
  • Follow specific schedule of work relating to defined areas – though post holders are required to have a flexible approach to a daily routine and have the ability to organise and prioritise their own day to day work
  • Escalate issues appropriately and via correct escalation process
  • Ensure all incidents are raised and recorded accurately and within required timeframes and via appropriate system. i.e. Datix
  • Curtain changing (as per work schedule)
  • Economic and safe use of cleaning agents following manufacturers recommended instructions
  • Care and safe use of mechanical equipment e.g. floor scrubbers etc
  • Replenishing disposable items, e.g. hand towels, toilet rolls, soap etc and ensure correct storage of all cleaning agents and equipment
  • Disposal of waste in accordance with the Trust Waste Policy
  • Accurate completion of all required documentation to support specific service processes e.g. Barrier or Terminal cleans
  • Accurate completion of own timesheet
  • Respond to supervisory instruction regarding required rectifications following service associated audits
  • Comply with Infection Control guidelines and policy including colour coding system
  • Inform supervisor of requirements for work materials as required
  • Understanding and awareness of site security whilst undertaking own duties e.g. closing of windows and doors securely
  • Wear protective clothing as supplied by the department
  • Maintaining equipment and materials in a clean and tidy condition and report any faulty equipment in a timely manner
  • Ensure a smart and professional manner at all times
  • Comply with Health and Safety regulations
  • Attend all required Trust and service specific training
  • Demonstrate and explain working practices to new starters

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • not essential
Desirable criteria
  • desirable


Essential criteria
  • not essential
Desirable criteria
  • experience desirable

Employer certification / accreditation badges

We are a Living Wage EmployerArmed Forces CovenantApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyHSJ Best places to workMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident leaderCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Jane Bull
Job title
IFM Operational Manager
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07827 872320
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