Domestic Assistant

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Domestic Assistant

  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: Up to £12.10 per hour + plus overtime, plus excellent benefits per hour
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 11 days ago

  • Sector: Facilities
  • Contact: Melanie Bell
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 03 August 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH52049_1720107973

Do you love the idea of working in beautiful surroundings for an establishment which is truly part of Cambridge's heritage? Are you organised and 'hands on', able to work as part of team and enjoys seeing a job well done?
I am looking for someone with all of these qualities to join my client's busy housekeeping team as a Domestic Assistant on a full time basis (30 hours a week).

If you would like to know more then please review the job description and contact me for further details. This is an immediate requirement so don't delay!

To clean and provide a high quality housekeeping service for a designated set of rooms and common areas within the College. Each area is overseen by a Domestic Supervisor who is a key point of contact to support the role.

Duties and responsibilities

During academic term

  • Daily: to clean public areas, bathrooms, and gyps (kitchens)
  • Weekly: to clean all designated undergraduate student rooms to the standards defined by the Assistant Housekeeper; to clean any designated graduate rooms whenever instructed by the Assistant Housekeeper
  • Overtime: when on duty, to change and clean designated guest rooms

Out of term/conference guests

  • Daily: to clean public areas, bathroom, and gyp (kitchen)
  • Daily: to make or change beds
  • Daily: to clean rooms to the standards specified by the Assistant Housekeeper

Other Duties

  • To maintain all cleaning materials and equipment in a safe and secure manner to comply with COSHH regulations
  • To observe all fire regulations are maintained in the property and report problems as necessary
  • To report any Health and Safety defects, faults, or matters of maintenance immediately to the Domestic Supervisor or Assistant Housekeeper
  • To act in students' best interests and report any concerns about welfare to the Domestic Supervisor or Assistant Housekeeper
  • To report if a student has not been seen for 48 hours to the Assistant Housekeeper
  • To assist in packing and sending dirty laundry (twice weekly or as necessary)
  • Any other reasonable duties that may be required and that are compatible with the nature of the job

Skills & Abilities

  • Practical/hands-on
  • Good organisation of workload
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Flexible approach to the work of the team
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Ability to maintain good relationships with students and staff

Hours of Work

The hours of work are 25-30 hours per week, Monday to Friday with occasional requirement to work 1 in 4 weekends which will be paid at the appropriate overtime rate for the hours worked.

The salary for the role is £12.10 per hour

Health and Safety

All staff must adopt a responsible attitude towards health and safety and to comply with any procedures as required by the College in order to ensure the health and safety of themselves, their colleagues and any other persons that may be affected by their actions. They must be prepared to undertake any training provided in relation to health and safety or which is identified as necessary in relation to their work. The College operates a non-smoking policy; smoking is only permitted in the designated smoking areas and during official breaks.

Additional Benefits & Information
The holiday entitlement is pro rata to 25 days per annum. The College provides car parking whilst on duty, which is subject to availability. The College offers an auto-enrolled pension scheme to eligible employees, after 3 months' completed service. The scheme is the Cambridge Colleges Group Personal Pension Scheme (CCGPPS) with Aviva. The College offers Medicash a medical cashback scheme. Lunch is provided free of charge when on duty over lunchtime i.e. your working hours cover the official lunch period and when the College kitchens are open. If you choose to take a lunch, a 20-minute unpaid break will be added to your working day.