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Domestic Services Manager

Hours: 37.5 hrs per week
Salary: £27,500 p.a.
Closing date: Thursday 21 October

St Barnabas Hospices offers specialist palliative care through two hospices: St Barnabas House adult hospice in Worthing and Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice near Arundel in Sussex.

We are looking to recruit a hardworking, enthusiastic individual to lead our Domestic Services Team located at St Barnabas House, Worthing and Chestnut Tree House near Arundel.   

The successful candidate will be part of a team working within our Estates & Facilities department, offering a high quality, flexible, and focused service. The Domestic Services Manager is an important member of the team who helps to provide a range of duties across the hospices in a professional manner.

Principal responsibilities:

  • Ensure the day-to-day domestic work is carried out effectively by the domestic team and manage the work of team’s schedules considering unforeseen circumstances i.e., sickness absence.
  • Assist and provide a full cleaning service to the hospices across both sites, clinical areas, offices, and departments in accordance with work schedules and activity within the area.
  • Oversee the recruitment and training of teams to take on more domestic services responsibilities across the hospices.
  • Lead and develop cleaning schedules working with the clinical teams and the domestic services team to develop best practices and standards.
  • Reviewing and acting on audits and inspections internally and external.
  • We believe in investing in our staff and are looking for a candidate who is passionate about delivering a high-quality service for both St Barnabas House and Chestnut Tree House.

Essential criteria:

  • Full Driving Licence & Own Transport to move between sites
  • Qualifications within housekeeping, i.e., relevant NVQ Level 2 qualifications or others.
For further information about the role please contact Nick Collier, Head of Estates & Facilities on 07483 174226

If you have the passion and drive to succeed, please complete an application form and return it to hr@stbh.org.uk as soon as possible/by the closing date provided.

Benefits included:

  • Enrolment onto our company pension scheme or the option to continue in the NHS pension scheme
  • Up to 35 days’ annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • Free parking
  • On-site education support
  • Option to join Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Corporate Rate Gym Membership

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

An enhanced DBS will be sought, if you are successful in this role. The safe recruitment of staff at St Barnabas Hospices is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care. As an employer we expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding.

The information you provide on your application form is the only information we will use to decide whether or not to short-list you for interview.