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Housekeeping Team Member (Mondays to Thursdays and Sunday)


Location: Magdalen Road, Oxford, OX4 1RW

Type: Permanent - Full Time

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: Band 2 (£15,404-£18,157) per year depending on experience

Closing Date: 12 Nov 2017



The post holder will undertake general cleaning such as: polishing, vacuuming, mopping floors in the bathrooms, toilets and communal areas, emptying the bins, cleaning desks, buffing floors, steam cleaning patient’s bedrooms and offices, running taps and showers to prevent legionella outburst, attending to mandatory trainings, cleaning flats for families to maintain a high standard of cleanliness throughout the hospices, reflecting the home from home ethos of Helen and Douglas House. This will include good hygiene, infection control and health and safety.

Pay rates

Band 2 ( £15,404-£18,157) per year depending on experience.

(example for salary breakdown Band 2.2 : £15,404 per year).

Monday to Thursday : £7.90 per hour, Sunday £13.11 per hour (includes unsocial enhancements).


Monday to Thursday : 6:30am - 2:30pm (hours worked before 8am are paid with unsocial enhancements)

Sunday: 8:30am - 4:30pm (hours worked are paid with unsocial enhancements)


 • 27 days holiday (pro rata) increasing with service, plus bank holidays (pro rata)

• Auto enrolment pension scheme with Scottish Widows (employer contribution up to 7%).

• Childcare voucher scheme

• Cycle scheme

• Generous occupational sick pay and enhanced maternity provision

• Subsidised staff dining facilities

The Charity

Helen & Douglas House cares for terminally ill children, young adults and their families through exceptional hospice care. We provide medical, emotional and practical support, helping families deal with the implications of living with a child who will die prematurely, so they can make the most of their time together. As a charity we rely almost entirely on donations to support our families.

We are looking for someone who works effectively within a team as well as being able to work independently within pre-determined boundaries.  Previous experience in a role carrying out domestic responsibilities in the workplace is essential. The successful candidate will have well developed English language skills, in order to communicate effectively with team members and understand written instructions and health and safety information.

For further details please see the job description and if you have any questions please contact the HR team on 01865 794749 or drop us an email at

Please note that we do not accept applications by way of CVs, please complete the application process via our website.

The closing date for the applications is  16th October 2017 and the interviews will be held at the hospice on Magdalen Road in Oxford.

All employees at Helen and Douglas House are required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service check as we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment.


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