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Head Housekeeper

We are currently recruiting for a Head Housekeeper to join our team and ensure the home is kept to a high standard of cleanliness, where our residents feel at home and love to live is very important. As our Head Housekeeper you will be instrumental to making their home a place they are happy to live in, and welcome their families and friends.

You will lead and supervise the housekeeping and laundry to ensure the home meets the highest standards of hospitality and cleanliness at all times.

The post holder must maintain standards as required in adherence to the Company’s policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with infection control and Health and Safety procedures.

Ideally you will have

  • Health & Safety level 2 (willing to work towards it).

  • Knowledge of COSHH requirement and Infection control.

  • Basic Education including English and Maths

We are looking for someone with the following experience

  • Previous cleaning experience

We are looking for someone with the following technical skills:

  • To understand and ability to adhere to infection control, health and safety/COSHH guidelines

  • Proven communication skills

  • Proven ability to organise priorities.

Important Information
Location: Steepleton Manor, Steepleton Manor Residential Home, Winterbourne Steepleton, Dorchester, England, Dorset, DT2 9LG
Date Posted: 19th April 2023
Closing Date: 31st May 2023
Industry: Healthcare
Job Type: Full time
Salary: £10.90p/h

About the role

The ideal candidate will have these personal qualities.

  • Thoughtfulness, kind, compassionate and an ability to appreciate the needs of others

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Ability to work unsupervised, using initiative and maintain professional standards, even when under pressure

  • Flexible to meet the needs of the home

  • Shares ideas with others [to make improvements]

  • Committed to communicate with residents and families to understand their needs

  • Will go the extra mile to help fulfil resident’s needs

  • Enjoys working effectively as part of a team

Other organisations may call this role: Housekeeping Manager, Housekeeping Supervisor, Cleaning Services Manager, Housekeeping Team Leader, Domestic Services Manager.

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What you will need

Required criteria

  • Ability to drive & access to own vehicle

Desired criteria

  • Health & Safety level 2 (willing to work towards it).
  • Knowledge of COSHH requirement and Infection control
  • Basic Education including English and Maths

Professional skills you’ll need for this job opportunity

Ability to Identify and Anticipate needs

Ability to Identify and Anticipate needs

Attention to detail

Attention to detail



Altogether Care

A Better Life

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Altogether Care is a family-owned and operated business, rooted in the Dorset and South Somerset community for over 30 years. We see our clients as an extended family. So we work hard to understand the ‘real you’ and put your wellbeing, quality of life and independence at the centre of everything we do. Our aim is to help you live as independently as possible with the peace of mind that professional care and support is always there when you need it.

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We recognise that the most important people after our clients, are our front line care providers who support them. With care providers employed across our care services throughout the South West, we know that they are the key to our success, and the core of our business. In addition to our care providers, our founders and the management team all work closely together, and all of whom have multiple years’ experience within the care sector.

Our benefits

We are always looking to expand our team who are passionate about what they do. Available roles include care and support workers, registered nurses, administrators, and chefs. Whatever your vocation, we would love to welcome you to the Altogether Care family!

Vacation, Paid time off

Retirement plan and/or pension

Flexible schedule

Office perks

Employee development programs

Employee discounts

Open office

Competitive salary

Wellbeing Scheme

Blue light card

Head Housekeeper

A Better Life