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Head Housekeeper

King's Court Care Home, Holt, Norfolk

Pay:
£17.50 per hour
(depending on experience)
Type:
Permanent
Shift:
Days
Closing date:
12/07/2024

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About the company

Kingsley Healthcare isn't just a care home group, we are a family where our passionate individuals are changing lives every day. Winners of the 2024 Health Investors Residential Elderly Care Provider of the Year, we are ranked – for the eighth year running! - among the top 20 large UK care home groups (carehome.co.uk) for our exceptional care, and proudly support over 1,500 residents to live in a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment.

We are proud to be ranked No.1 in the UK for our commitment to wellbeing at work (Indeed's Better Work Awards 2023) and our sector-leading 4.7 Glassdoor rating, we are also a Real Living Wage employer, ensuring that we reward and value dedication.

We welcome passionate individuals who want to make a difference to our growing family which puts our people and our residents first.

About the role

As a Head Housekeeper, you will be planning and supervising all domestic, laundry and housekeeping duties required in looking after our residents and staff on a daily basis. It will be your role to ensure that our home is cleaned and maintained to the highest standards, and that our domestic, laundry, and housekeeping complies with the latest Health & Safety and COSHH standards.

Reports to: Home Manager/Regional Hospitality and Lifestyle Manager

Skills and attributes

• Proven experience in a housekeeping role, preferably in a healthcare or senior living environment.
• Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a diverse team of staff members.
• Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively.
• Knowledge of infection control principles and practices, including proper cleaning techniques and use of personal protective equipment.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
• Physical stamina and dexterity to perform cleaning tasks, including lifting, bending, and standing for extended periods.
• Familiarity with regulatory requirements

What will you gain?

You will have the satisfaction of working with and being supported by an enthusiastic and caring team that puts people at the heart of the business. We know the happiness of our staff improves the service we give our residents. You will have plenty of opportunities to learn and develop your skills, and we have the procedures and processes in place to help you at every step.

Benefits

  • Comprehensive induction and training programme.

  • Opportunities for career development and progression.

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Blue Light Card Scheme. We’ll reimburse the enrolment fee of this fantastic scheme that offers discounts on holidays, days out and over 15,000 national brands.

  • We’ll pay for your full DBS disclosure

  • Your uniform will be provided – this is another cost that we think it’s essential that we cover for you.

  • Enhanced rates of pay for bank holidays 

  • Paid breaks – we think it’s essential that all staff can take breaks without fear of losing money, so we pay for you to have a break during working hours.

Some of the accreditations and awards we’re really proud of:

  • We are a Living Wage Employer
  • Regulated by Care Quality Commission
  • chuk 2023 v3
  • Enabling Research in Care Homes
  • Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2019 Winner
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