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Cleaning Assistant - St Helier

LLW - £11.05 p.h

Main area
Estates & Facilities
LLW - £11.05 p.h
Permanent: Not Agenda for Change contract, please not varying terms & conditions
  • Full time
  • Part time
Mainly evening, weekend & night shifts available
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St Helier Hospital
£11.05 Hourly Salary
Salary period
23/01/2023 23:59

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

At Epsom and St Helier Hospitals, above all we value respect.  We put respect at the heart of all we do, by living up to our shared behaviours of kindness, professionalism, positivity and teamwork.  This enables us to provide great patient care and make ESTH a great place to work.  When you sign up to work with us, you sign up to this and we welcome applicants who share our values


Job overview

Cleaning Assistant - St Helier


We are looking for caring and detailed oriented cleaners to make a real difference to our patients and their families. 


***Salary £11.05 per hour.  Please note this opportunity is NOT Agenda For Change and terms & conditions vary from Agenda for Change*** 


We are looking for new team members to help keep our hospitals clean and improve patient experiences. While physically challenging at times this role allows post holders to make a really difference by ensuring that we provide the best possible environment.

Please note that whilst we provide a 24/7 service we are mainly looking for staff who can work evenings (5pm-8pm) and weekends. 

Proposed Interview Date - TBC


Main duties of the job

  • Provides cleaning services in accordance with training, throughout the hospital as assigned by their Supervisor/Manager.
  • Ensures high standards of cleaning within both clinical and non-clinical areas of the hospital. All areas are to be cleaned to the prevailing standards.
  • Cleans ward areas according to a schedule ensuring the environment is to the highest standard, and that infection risks are kept to a minimum. For example; high dusting, damp dusting, floor area, fixtures and fittings, low dusting
  • Responsible for cleaning during and after reported infectious outbreaks to reduce / remove the risk of infection throughout the hospital.
  • Brings to the attention of the line manager any apparent deficiencies in systems of work or equipment provided that pose danger or risks to health and safety.
  • Clean clinical & non-clinical areas (including sanitary areas and thoroughfares), ensuring the hospital is perceived as clean from the moment of entry.
  • Carries out ad-hoc tasks as required by their supervisor to ensure the hospital remains contractually compliant
  • Provides a great level of customer service to all patients, staff and various stakeholders

Working for our organisation

We offer an extensive range of services, including cancerpathologysurgery, and gynaecology to over 490,000 people in south west London and north east Surrey. We operate two busy general hospitals, Epsom Hospital and St Helier Hospital, and run services from other locations, including Sutton Hospital. We are also part of two innovative intergrated care partnerships - Sutton Health and Care and Surrey Downs Health and Care. 

St Helier Hospital is home to the South West Thames Renal and Transplantation Unit and Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, while Epsom Hospital is home to the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC). Both Epsom and St Helier hospitals have Accident and Emergency departments (A&E) and Maternity services (Obstetrics).

With nearly 900,000 people coming to our hospitals for care and treatment every year, our almost 5,000 staff and 500 volunteers work around the clock to keep our busy hospitals running smoothly.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

***Salary £11.05 per hour.  Please note this opportunity is NOT Agenda For Change and terms & conditions vary from Agenda for Change*** 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Basic understanding of written English
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience in a healthcare environment


Essential criteria
  • Ability to undertake a physically demanding role

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDHappy to Talk Flexible WorkingNo smoking policyDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeDisability confident employerCare quality commission - Good

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Claire O'Meara
Job title
Cleaning Manager
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