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Job summary

Main area
Staff Bank
Grade
Band 2
Contract
0 days (Bank)
Hours
Flexible working - 0 hours
Job ref
359-BANK9574
Employer
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells
Town
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells
Salary
£9.89 per hour
Salary period
Hourly
Closing
24/06/2021 23:59

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Bank Domestic Assistant

Band 2

Job overview

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the south east of England. The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 560,000 people living in the south of West Kent and the north of East Sussex. The Trust’s core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs, and it operates from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury.

As a Trust we are passionate about providing high standards of patient care and are looking for people with the same values. Maidstone Hospital provides a wide range of complex and routine surgical and medical services and has the latest in diagnostic facilities. It is also home to the main base of Kent Oncology Centre, which provides complex radiotherapy and chemotherapy for patients throughout Kent and North East Sussex.

Main duties of the job

We are currently recruiting for Bank Domestic Assistants to cover vacant shifts across both sites.

We are looking for individuals who have excellent interpersonal and communication skills who are well motivated and hardworking and able to work as part of a team.

Previous experience of working within a healthcare environment would be advantageous but not essential as on the job training will be provided.

As a Trust we appreciate that people applying for this opportunity will have bespoke daily commitments therefore this role is ideal for individuals looking for flexible part time hours during the holiday or busy periods and you will only be required to work the shifts that you are available for upon booking.

Working for our organisation

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 500,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust’s core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites:  Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients – the first of its kind in the country.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at enhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

 We are passionate in supporting our staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and seek to empower all diverse groups within our trust. We seek to develop a culture where diversity in all its forms is celebrated. We are committed to ensuring that women are empowered to work at all levels of management and that working patterns are as flexible as possible giving all members of staff opportunity to flourish in using their skills for our patients. We work across our trust to enable those who consider themselves to have a disability both visible and invisible to have access to all they need to thrive in their work environment. We work with Stonewall to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. We have 78 nationalities working in our trust and we are proud of this. We are active in embracing the ethnic and cultural diversity in our trust. We work to empower people with any protected characteristic to have opportunities to work in an environment that helps them to contribute to the best of their ability, recognising and valuing the unique contributions each of us brings for best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act with zero tolerance for any discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with these protected characteristics

Interviews: To be confirmed

Person specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential criteria
  • Basic Numeracy and Literacy
Desirable criteria
  • NVQ Level 2 Cleaning & Support Services or relevant cleaning qualification i.e. BICS or Cleaning Operators Proficiency Certificate.

Experience/Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • To have worked in a service/customer environment or comparable experience of working within a similar environment.
Desirable criteria
  • Previous working experience within an NHS environment within Domestic Services.
  • To have an understanding of COSHH and risk assessments.

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Have a working knowledge of health and safety policies, infection control and work procedures.
Desirable criteria
  • Working knowledge in the use of operating mechanical and electrical cleaning machinery.
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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Kevin Duffett
Job title
Domestic Services Manager
Email address
kevin.duffett@nhs.net
Telephone number
01622 228795
Additional information

Sarah Gray on 01892 634406 or email:sgray5@nhs.net. Helen Leith on 01892 636057 or email: h.leith@nhs.net

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