Head Housekeeper

Woolston House, Woolston, Warrington

Head Housekeeper
Care Home: Woolston House
Location: Warrington (WA1)
Contract type: Permanent - full time
Shifts Available: Flexible (Incl. some weekends and evenings)
Rate: £10.06 ph

Click here to view the job description: https://brochures.exemplarhc.com/view/1030640927/

About Exemplar Health Care:

We have over 20 years of experience providing exceptional specialist nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs. We started our journey as a training company, and have grown into one of the country’s leading providers of adult specialist care, with over 35 complex needs care homes in England. 

Our vision is that adults living with complex needs can access outstanding specialist care and support, in a community-based home that’s close to their family and friends, and that focuses on their personal goals and outcomes.  Our person-centred care is the bedrock for maximising independence, building everyday living skills and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible. 

Our mission is to make every day better for the people we support and our colleagues.  We’re proud of the culture that we’ve created at Exemplar Health Care, which is underpinned by our vision, mission and values.

About Woolston House:

Woolston House is a specialist care service that supports people living with complex and high acuity needs. The home will have three units which specialise in supporting adults with complex mental health needs, neuro disabilities and physical disabilities.

About the Role:

You will be supervising the domestic team so supervisory experience is required, ideally in a care home, hotel or similar environment.

Your tasks will include:

  • Cleaning all areas of the home, including service user rooms, public and common areas such as lounges, offices, dining rooms, kitchen, bathrooms, etc.
  • Assisting in the laundry where necessary
  • Reporting any defects, damage, theft, breakages or hazards
  • Reporting any compliments, comments and/or complaints
  • Ensuring that any cleaning chemicals and equipment are stored safely
  • Supervising, motivating and organising domestic and laundry staff to achieve compliance with company standards, policies and procedures, and all relevant legislation and guidance including the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 
  • Control the purchase, consumption and handling of all chemicals and products to ensure financial budgets are attained and all health and safety matters are fully complied with
  • Minimise the risk of accidents and waste by effective training and supervision
  • Complete all necessary documentation and administration to ensure the smooth running of the department
  • Check all relevant equipment and machinery to ensure it is in safe working order and train all appropriate personnel in its correct use
  • Supervise the laundry area ensuring an efficient and smooth running system is set in place for the handling of service user's personal clothing and bed linen
  • Attend heads of department meetings as required

Ideally, you will have previous experience of working in a similar role – although the sector is not important but you will understand COSHH 

You should have an eye for detail and be able to spot areas for improvement. We’ll provide you with all the necessary equipment for you to be able to do your job, including gloves and aprons to help you to actively participate in the prevention and control of infection. 

Here are just a few of the ways we like to say thank you.


 Lifestyle and retail discounts at over 250 high street retailers
 Award winning 24/7 employee counselling and support service
 Paid DBS check
 Exceptional development opportunities including CPD Certificated programmes
 fastPAYE – access your wage for additional hours worked before payday
 Blue Light Card access
 Company Shop membership
 Free uniform


About Our Values:

At Exemplar Health Care, our FIRST values underpin everything that we do and ensure that we continue to make every day better for our residents and colleagues; our values are:

 - Fun
 - Integrity
 - Responsiveness
 - Success
 - Teamwork

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:

At Exemplar Health Care you will work in an inclusive environment in which we champion diversity. We understand the importance of our workforce representing the communities and populations we serve.  We provide a work place where you are encouraged to be yourself whilst offering our colleagues and our service users support, care and a place of belonging.

How to Apply:

For further details on the role please contact Simone Fox on 07375924443 for an informal chat or alternatively email: pod2@exemplarhc.com

 
 
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Colleague stories

“There are many career opportunities at Exemplar Health Care and the support that I’ve received has been amazing. Everyone at Exemplar Health Care is committed to not only our residents, but each other. I am proud to be part of the Exemplar family.”

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Rewarding your dedication

Whether it’s RCNi membership or NMC PIN payment for Nurses, or lifestyle and retail discounts for everyone, we’re always thinking about new ways of saying ‘thank you’ for being part of our team.

Discount

Lifestyle and retail discounts - all colleagues can access great savings and monthly discounts on high street shops, restaurants, pubs and holidays, as well as 2-for-1 cinema tickets.

EAP

Employee Assistance Programme - all colleagues can access 24/7 counselling and support through our wellbeing partner, Care First.

Pension

Pension plan - after 3 months, you’ll be auto-enrolled into our pension scheme with NOW pensions, where you’ll have up to 5% of your earnings (depending on your salary) put into the pension and we’ll contribute an additional 3%.

DBS check

Paid DBS check - we’ll pay for all new starters to have a DBS check, so you don’t need to cover the cost.

Referral

Referral bonus - if you recommend a friend for a care role with us, you’ll both receive £150, and you can refer as many people as you like.

RCNi

Career development opportunities - there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and progress in your career at Exemplar Health Care, if you wish. Find out more.