Domestic Assistant – Flexi Hours – Ashford

Location: Ashford

Status: Flexible Hours

Salary: £11.44 per hour

Closing date: 21/06/2024

Pilgrims Hospices is looking for a friendly Domestic Assistant to join our team to help keep our hospice clean for all those who work, visit and stay at our Ashford hospice site.

The Role

As a Domestic Assistant you will work as part of a team to ensure our hospice environment remains clean and pleasant.  Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Various cleaning duties to a high standard
  • Replenishing washroom supplies
  • Basic record keeping
  • Reporting of any defects or damage found on our site
  • Safely disposing of waste
  • Attending team meetings

The post holder must ensure that cleaning is completed to a high standard, in line with standards expected within a healthcare environment.

Working Arrangements

This is a flexible position on a zero-hour contract to cover annual leave and sickness absence.

About You

To be successful in this role you should:

  • Have a friendly and approachable attitude;
  • Be able to work well as part of a team or on your own;
  • Approach tasks quickly and efficiently;
  • A flexible attitude to work in a team rota, sometimes changing days as service requires.

About Us

As an award-winning employer, Pilgrims provides end of life care services to patients and their families across East Kent.

Our commitment is to provide open, compassionate care and expertise for patients and their families both in the community and in-patient units.

Our Vision

“Of a community where people with a terminal illness and their family and friends are supported and empowered to live well in mind and body until the very last moment of their life”.

We recognise that our workforce is integral to the delivery of our Vision and our charitable aims. Pilgrims Hospices continues to create a highly skilled, motivated, engaged and healthy workforce by providing an environment where staff and volunteers feel highly motivated to perform their roles to a consistently high standard, and actively role model our charitable behaviours and values.

To achieve our Vision, we have a shared set of values and behaviours that enable us to be the people and the charity that patients and their loved ones need us to be. They form our CODE, which guides us in our daily working and decision making:

Compassionate We treat everyone with compassion and care

Open We communicate openly, honestly and effectively

Dynamic We are dynamic, improving and developing our service

Empowered We empower people to achieve their outcomes

Our Benefits

As an Employer of Choice we are committed supporting our employees and volunteers through both a holistic benefits package, but also through wellbeing and work/life balance.

Our hospices offer:

  • Friendly and highly professional working environments alongside people passionate;
  • Opportunities for professional development through a range of extensive learning;
  • A workplace pension scheme. Those joining us from the NHS may retain eligibility to membership of the NHS pension scheme;
  • Subsidised meals;
  • A good work-life balance and realistic working hours;
  • Financial discounts, provided through the Blue Light Card scheme;
  • A sense of achievement in supporting a worthwhile cause;
  • A sense of wellbeing.

We invest in our employees, which is one of the key things that makes us an award-winning employer of choice.

How to Apply

To learn more about this role, please download the full job description document as attached.

If you are interested in applying for the role and wish to join our passionate team, please click Apply below.  You may also email a copy of your CV  to  Alternatively, you may take your current CV to the Hospice and ask for Wendy Kelk.

As part of our commitment to be an inclusive employer, ensuring fairness and consistency in selecting the best candidate for this role, identifying details will not be considered during our selection process.