Domestic Assistant (Harry Sotnick House)

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: DEC20217964

Job details


Harry Sotnick House, Cranleigh Ave, Fratton,

Job type

Part Time, Permanent


£18,329 - £18,563 Pro Rata

Closing date

28 February 2022

Please note we have various roles available, both part-time & full-time.

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

The Service

Harry Sotnick house is a 92 bedded nursing home which is spread over 2 floors and 4 wings. These jobs will be mostly based on the Discharge to assess unit on the top floor of Harry Sotnick house. The home is rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission.

We are looking to recruit Domestic Assistants who will assist in a mixture of domestic and general tasks.

Your New Role

As a Domestic Assistant you will be responsible for carrying out general cleaning duties in an assigned or specific area/wing of the unit. There may also be occasions where you will be required to do deep clean. You will have the responsibility to report to the assistant manager of any defects to furniture, fittings and equipment, you can do this either verbally or in writing. You will also be supporting with the preparation of meals making sure food is presented to high standards. As well as carrying out cleaning duties, you will also be carrying out general tasks where you will be required to assist with collection of jugs and then refilling them. General tasks will also include making beds as and when needed-this will usually be discussed with assistant manager.

What you’ll need to succeed

Ideally you would have previous experience in undertaking domestic work within a residential setting and/or have worked a cleaning schedule. As you will be dealing with food, you would have a good understanding of good food hygiene. It is essential to have had a formal or informal training or regarding cleaning. You will be required to undertake a wide range of cleaning and general duties as well as be flexible with other duties which may be required of you. You will have good communication skills and be able to communicate in an understanding manner particularly when dealing with elderly people

What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

How to apply: Please see attached documents at the bottom of the Job page and ensure you fully read and follow the guidance so you fully demonstrate how you meet the points on the job profile. PLEASE DO NOT JUST SUBMIT A CV.

Please ensure to complete the application in its entirety and add in comments to the Personal Statement section

We look forward to speaking with you soon.


Please note that from 11th November 2021 it will be a legal requirement for all employees working within a care home to have received both Covid-19 Vaccinations. Proof will be required by all unless a medical exemption applies.