We are looking for housekeepers/ cleaners on part-time, day-time hours to undertake daily cleaning duties across Prior’s Court, a charity that runs a residential special school for autistic young people with complex needs.

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  • One site location- Near Newbury, RG18 9NU

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Key job information: 

Wage: £13 per hour

25 hours per week

Contract type: Permanent - Part-time

Job description

The role of Housekeeping Team Leader at Prior's Court

We are a charity based near Newbury, West Berkshire, on 50 acres of parkland with facilities including residential homes for the young people we support (all of whom are autistic and have complex needs), a school, and offices.

Previous Housekeeping/ Cleaning and Team Leading experience is essential for this position.

Responsibilities include::

  • To undertake and oversee the daily housekeeping duties in all areas of Prior’s Court School.
  • To undertake a full range of cleaning duties daily as part of the Housekeeping team.
  • To undertake deep cleaning/spring cleaning as required.
  • Operation of all equipment necessary to carry out the above.
  • Preparation of rooms as necessary, including staff and parent accommodation.
  • Assist in the smooth running of the laundry alongside the current team, providing cover where required.
  • Assist with creating and maintaining a rota in your individual area to ensure all required tasks are carried out daily and weekly as required, ensuring sickness and absence cover is maintained.
  • Work with the Maintenance Team by raising tickets/emails for issues as they arise, to maintain high standards in each area as well as regularly checking the portal for tickets assigned to Housekeeping to ensure these are either completed or delegated to the wider team for completion.
  • Maintaining a safe working environment and awareness of Health & Safety, ensuring COSHH records are up to date and in the correct place. Training staff on equipment and ensuring their compliance to policies and procedures relating to H&S
    Ensure all equipment is stored and maintained properly, reporting issues to Maintenance where required, sourcing parts or replacements online from approved suppliers where items cannot be fixed.
  • Provide holiday and sickness cover to other members of the Housekeeping Team.
  • Work alongside other Team Leaders to deputise for the Housekeeping Manager during their absence or leave.

For more information, please see the full job description.

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We aim to make all staff feel valued and supported with training and a competitive salary along with providing the knowledge and skills needed to do a great job. Find out more about the benefits we offer.

How to apply

Read through the application documents below, then complete a short online application form to apply. A member of the recruitment team will be in touch with you within three working days You can read about our application process in detail here.

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t: 01635 247202
e: [email protected]

All positions at Prior's Court are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and receipt of the appropriate Right to Work documents. Prior’s Court Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Prior’s Court is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek and embrace differences in thinking, experience, ethnicity, age, gender, faith, personalities and styles.

The different skills, experiences and backgrounds our employees bring to their roles create a workforce as diverse and individual as the young people we support and makes Prior’s Court a special place to work.

We strive for an inclusive environment where employees feel safe, engaged and supported to make a difference.

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