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Title:  General Assistant - Part Time

Location: 

Taunton, South West, GB, TA1 3SA

Department:  Care (Domestic and Housekeeping Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Retirement Living
Requisition Number:  48406

General Assistant – Part Time

 

Elizabeth House, Taunton

 

£8.21 to £8.64 per hour (dependent on qualifications)

 

20 hours per week

 

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed General Assistant to maintain high standards of cleanliness throughout Elizabeth House, whilst adhering to Health and Safety Guidelines. In addition to this, you will also assist with meal preparation within our restaurant and  help serve meals. Strong interpersonal skills and a friendly open manner is essential for success in this role.

 

Read more about Elizabeth House here

 

The role of General Assistant will include:

  • Preparing and serving meals and drinks for residents
  • Providing a high quality cleaning service
  • Working with residents, families, advocates and staff to ensure a high standard of personalised domestic services
  • Assisting customers with queries and responding to complaints in a professional manner
  • Identifying and reporting potential faults and hazards on site, to maintain a safe environment
  • Maintaining stock levels, restocking as required and ensuring equipment is used in line with guidance notes

 

Skills and experiences:

  • Working knowledge and experience of undertaking general cleaning duties is essential
  • Some experience of working in a domestic/cleaning environment
  • Level 2 diploma in housekeeping/catering, or willing to work towards
  • Good interpersonal and customer service skills
  • A general understanding of health and safety in the work place

 

Why work for Sanctuary Retirement Living?

Sanctuary Retirement Living services provide comfort, independence and peace of mind. Residents live independently, safe in the knowledge that support is available in their home should they need it.  Spacious apartments with on-site communal facilities create an environment where residents can enjoy healthy, active, and independent lifestyles in their later years.

 

Ready to join Sanctuary Retirement Living?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Retirement Living a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
  • 28 days annual leave (including public holidays) pro rata
  • Life assurance
  • Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working
  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work schemes
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • The full time equivalent for this role is 37.5 hours

We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s #everydayisdifferent campaign to encourage more people to apply to work in adult social care. If you’re considering a caring career, we have many rewarding roles at Sanctuary Retirement Living. For more information on the campaign click here

 

Read the full job profile here

 

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to SSL.Recruitment@sanctuary-housing.co.uk

 

Closing Date: 19 December 2019

 

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

 

For an insight into what it’s like to work for Sanctuary Retirement Living, visit our website, take a look at our Facebook  page or search #LifeatSanctuary

 

 

 

Building Equality and Diversity
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent unlawful working.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.
Sanctuary Retirement Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.

 


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