Head Housekeeper (on hold)

In Temporary by WP Recruitment & HR Ltd

Industry: Healthcare

Location: Newport, Isle of Wight

Hours: 37.5 hours per week ( core hours 8.30am - 4.30pm Mon - Fri, however must be flexible to work between 7.30am and 8pm, Mon - Sun on rota, if required)

Days: see hours

Duration: Temp to Perm


Overseeing the delivery of  high quality housekeeping and laundry services.

Working with the Infection Control Lead to ensure compliance to hygiene and CQC standards, infection prevention and control plus waste management legislation.

Responsible for supervising, training, mentoring and developing teams of staff.

Manage develop and review policies and procedures.

Ordering and stock control of consumables and equipment, adherence to budgets.

Ensuring adherence to health & safety and COSHH regulations, maintain records and assist in internal audits.

Develop cleaning programmes, staff rotas, maintain absence records and undertake cleaning and laundry duties, when required


Must have demonstrable housekeeping experience within a healthcare setting and high standards of hygiene, including knowledge of operating laundry and cleaning equipment.

Must have a good understanding of health & safety, COSHH and infection prevention and control.

Must have excellent communication skills plus the ability to supervise, motivate and develop staff as well as work well as part of a team, leading by example.

Must have a good level of computer literacy and a good standard of general education. Relevant NVQ Level 2 qualifications are preferred, however a willingness to undertake training is essential.

Must be physically fit due to the nature of tasks and be flexible with working hours.



Salary: £10.25 per hour worked

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