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Housekeeping Assistant

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Priory Hospital Burgess Hill (D11), Gatehouse Lane, Goddards Green, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9LE

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£15,873.00 per annum


37.5 per week

Job Advert - Division Information


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.



Job Advert Location Description

The Dene Hospital is a specialist Hospital providing secure services for men and women with mental illness and/or personality disorder including both medium and low secure care environments. The hospital also has two High Dependency Units one male and one female We work with the most difficult patients and support them through their care pathway back into the community.  We have a strong care pathway via our medium secure, low secure and our new inpatient service for women with high dependency needs (HDU).

Set in 11 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside, it has extensive educational, occupational and sporting facilities, including a sports hall, tennis court, swimming pool and gymnasium, along with various communal recreation areas. There’s also a library, a purpose built art room and workshop, and two practice kitchens.



Job Advert Role Description

As a Housekeeping Assistant at The Dene, your main duties will be:-

  • To provide housekeeping cover as part of a well established team at The Dene.
  • Reporting to the Lead Housekeeper and working alongside other housekeeping assistants.
  • Applicants will be expected to work on a rotan and this includes working at the weekend.
  • Tasks include maintaining a high standard of cleaning and hygiene in the patients’ accommodation and any other areas of the hospital.

Some of the skills and experience we are looking for are;

  • It would be useful to have hospital/commercial experience in similar position with flexible approach.
  • A flexible and positive approach to working.
  • Common sense approach to work
  • Due to the location of our hospital site candidates must be able to travel using their own vehicle/public transport.

Some of the benefits we offer our Housekeeping Assistants are:

  • Free onsite meals and free onsite parking
  •  Private Medical Cover and Life Assurance
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  •  25 Days annual leave + Bank Holidays
  • Career Development and continuous learning and development
  • Voluntary benefits including childcare vouchers and car leasing
  •  Full Extensive Training Induction plus opportunities to do further training while in the role.

Division DBS info

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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