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NHS AfC: Band 2

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NHS AfC: Band 2
6 months (Internal secondment)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (5 days per week)
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Southport Hospital
£18,546 - £19,918 per annum
Salary period
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Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


Job overview

There is an exciting opportunity for an internal secondment for a Housekeeping Role within our Respiratory Ward at Southport Hospital.

The Ward Housekeepers will ensure that the hospital ward for which they are assigned is clean, safe and an attractive place for patient care.

Working with and in support of the ward manager and the wider clinical teams, you will coordinate non-clinical ward services such as catering, cleaning, equipment, maintenance and supplies, working closely with each of these services.

Main duties of the job

Main duties include:

  • talking to and reassuring patients
  • ordering non-clinical supplies
  • keeping the ward clean and tidy 
  • serving and clearing away meals
  • preparing snacks and drinks
  • reporting faults
  • clerical and admin tasks
  • ordering patient transport
  • receiving visitors

Working for our organisation

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further details please see the attached job description.

Advertising Date: 5th January 2022

Closing Date: 19th January 2022

Proposed Shortlisting Date: 20th January 2022

Proposed Interview Date: January 2022


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Educated to GCSE/Level 2 in Maths and English
  • Level 2 Food hygiene qualification or willing to undertake
Desirable criteria
  • NVQ level 2 in Cleaning services

Knowledge and experiance

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of cleaning techniques
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of COSHH principles

skills andexperiance

Essential criteria
  • Motivation and initiative to work alone and within a team
  • Excellent communication both written and verbal.
Desirable criteria
  • Possess the ability to manage own workload with a supervisor available at all times for support
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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Margaret Duffy
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01704 547471