Facilities Assistant Job at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – in Nottingham

Job Description

Job overview

We require proactive and hardworking staff to work as part of a team within Cleaning Services.

The role involves cleaning in Clinical and non-clinical areas providing and maintaining the highest standard of cleaning to all areas in all wards and departments, ensuring at all times the highest degree of cleanliness, safety and care.

Hours of work will be 37.5 per week 7.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarize yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

Cleaning experience is desirable though full training will be given. Responsibilities will include deep cleaning tasks such as hard floors, fixtures and fittings including sanitary areas of toilets, bath/shower areas. Replenishment of disposable commodities, i.e., soap, gel and hand towels as required and the removal of waste from all areas to designated collection points.

Working for our organisation

Our organisation is driven by our strategic objectives and organisational values and we look for people who are strongly aligned with them.

Our Team is tight knit and work well together.

Free parking for staff is available on site as well as a subsidised staff restaurant which is open 7am-11pm 7 days a week.

Annual Leave starts at 27 days a year plus bank holidays. There are also a number of staff discounts via NHS Discounts website

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Facilities Assistant will work as part of a team within cleaning and food services within the Trust’s Facilities zonal structure.

The role of Facilities Assistant (Cleaning and Food Service) is multi-skilled and involves catering and cleaning duties within designated patient/non-patient areas of the Trust, carrying out catering tasks and ensuring that cleaning standards are achieved and maintained.

The Facilities Assistant will undertake allocated tasks in a flexible, efficient manner working within defined rotas and work schedules according to Trust policies and procedures.

The post holder will have their main base of work on either campus, City Hospital, Queen’s Medical Centre or Ropewalk House however there may be occasions to cover another area

Person specification

Training & Qualifications

Essential criteria

Ability to undertake NVQ Level 1/2 in either Cleaning or Catering (food hygiene).


Essential criteria

Experience of working within either catering or cleaning services

Good knowledge of health & safety including COSHH, safe systems of catering/cleaning tasks.

Desirable criteria

Previous experience in health or cleaning sector would be an advantage.

Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/easy-read-job-application

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Skilled Workers Visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require a skilled worker visa in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-UK/NON SETTLED candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled UK/SETTLED candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate all ID and right to work documentation such as passports, visa’s and driving license through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.

Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service – I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Department confidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.

Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£45 for enhanced and £28 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.

About Company

Company: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust –

Company Location:  Nottingham

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