Domestic Assistant - Shearwater

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: JUL20223910

Job details


18 Moorings Way, Southsea, Portsmouth, Southsea

Job type

Part Time, Permanent


£18,516 - £18,887 Per Annum

Closing date

17 August 2022


Domestic Assistant – Shearwater
2 x part-time posts available


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.

Your New Role

This Role will provide a mix of domestic and general tasks


You will:

Be responsible for either carrying out general cleaning duties to include lounges, dining rooms, occupational rooms, cleaner’s stores, bedrooms with en-suite facilities, stairs, corridors, halls, office areas, bathrooms, toilets and sluices, or supporting with meal preparation ensuring food is presented to high standards, ensuring kitchen areas, fridges, are kept clean and well stocked, liaising with the kitchen to stock as required, checking temperatures of fridges and recording as required.

Be required to assist with collection and refilling of jugs and making of beds, as required.

There will be occasions when you will need to do a deep clean such as washing down walls and paintwork, upholstery, and furnishings as well as reporting verbally or in writing any defects to furniture, fittings and equipment to the assistant manager of the day.


What you’ll need to succeed

You need to:


Have previously undertaken domestic work in a residential setting or worked to a cleaning schedule.

Be willing to undertake the wide range of cleaning and general duties being flexible with other duties you may be asked to undertake.

Have had formal or informal training in cleaning and an understanding of food hygiene

Have an understanding of empathy for elderly people and of the concepts of the resident’s dignity, privacy and choice.

Be able to communicate in a gentle and understanding manner.

Understand what equality and diversity means in terms of staff and service users.

To work well as part of a team and have a flexible approach


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, including flexible working hours, extensive wellbeing support through the Employee Assistance Programme and 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

Closing time/date:
Midnight  Wednesday 17th August 2022

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

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.


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