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Housekeeping Assistant




Kneesworth House, Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5JP

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


£8.83 per hour


30 Hours per week - 06.30-12.45 Mon-Fri

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Job Advert Role Description

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?
We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

Kneesworth House offers purpose built services with medium secure, low secure, and both locked and open rehabilitation opportunities.

The wide range of care settings maximises the opportunity for patients to have step down pathways and move easily between care settings to whatever level of security is most appropriate for their care. In addition to ward-based living and activity areas there is patient engagement opportunity in varied occupational therapy facilities. Patients here report high levels of satisfaction. Four residential houses afford a clear step down pathway for patients.

Our Housekeeping Assistant role involves:

  • Maintaining a high standard of housekeeping and hygiene throughout all areas of Kneesworth House Hospital all wards and non-ward areas.
  • Ensuring that all cleaning tasks are achieved around needs of the hospital staff in their area of work and the patients who reside within the hospital.
  • Providing a reliable and efficient housekeeping service.
  • Cleaning designated areas to the highest possible standards.
  • Disinfecting and sanitising all relevant areas.
  • Cleaning all fixtures and fittings.
  • Maintaining all hard polished and carpeted floors and to use the equipment provided to maintain these in good condition and stain free.
  • Cleaning all furniture and shampoo when necessary with equipment provided.
  • Ensuring that all equipment and cleaning materials are used in accordance with the Manufacturer’s instructions and stored correctly after each use.
  • Using all cleaning materials in a cost effective manner and according to the correct dosage.
  • Taking notes of any defects to furniture or equipment and report to Supervisor

To be successful Housekeeping Assistant you’ll need:

  • Work in such a manner as to ensure a positive and co-operative relationship with all colleagues, patients, residents and visitors
  • Abide by the legal requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, particularly in respect to assuming responsibility not only for your own Health and Safety and Welfare but for that of all others including residents, colleagues, visitors / members of the public and to cooperate with PiC Learning Disability Services to create a safe, healthy and pleasant working environment
  • Undertake statutory, refresher and development training as required
  • Set a professional example of work methods, personal presentation, time keeping and flexibility.​

In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits: 

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)
  • A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
  • Private Medical Insurance Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Free meals while on duty
  • Care first – Employee Assistance Services
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Career development
  • Personal health insurance
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Voluntary Benefit

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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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