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COPE6/Rainbows Hospice
Post date
17 April 2024
Closing date
16 May 2024
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Are you an experienced Housekeeper? Do you understand about COSHH and Health & Safety regulations? Are you seeking full-time hours of work?
If yes, then we would like to hear from you!

Here at Rainbows Hospice, we are currently seeking a Housekeeper to join our dedicated and vibrant Housekeeping Team to provide a high standard of cleanliness and infection control management in the hospice. Within this role you will be responsible for cleaning all areas of the Hospice including but not limited to, bedrooms, communal areas, soft play, and our hydrotherapy swimming pool facilities.

This role requires you to work 37.5 hours per week on a rota basis of 7.5-hour shifts over a 7-day period.

About the role

As a member of the Housekeeping Team, the housekeeper is responsible for providing a high standard of cleanliness in the hospice.
Some of the key responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • To carry out daily cleaning of all clinical, communal and office areas within the Hospice.
  • To undertake a deep clean of clinical areas as required, in line with infection control procedures.
  • To launder hospice linen onsite including towels and bed linen, checking for any repairs, and keeping the linen room tidy as well as fully stocked.
  • To launder the children and young people’s clothes as required.
  • To perform periodic tasks including curtain changing, organising carpet cleaning or steam cleaning rugs and curtains.
  • To ensure that all products are stored in line with COSHH procedures.
  • Further responsibilities in the role of a Housekeeper at Rainbows, can be found by downloading the Job Description.


The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a similar role, with an understanding of infection control guidelines, COSHH and Health & Safety regulations. This role will require manual handling of furniture, so experience or a qualification in manual handling is desirable. It is desirable for the candidate to have experience working within a clinical environment however, training can be provided.

As a Housekeeper you would need to be a team player with good communication skills and the ability to treat all babies, children, young people and families with dignity, respect and understanding.

This role will require you to work unsociable hours on a rota pattern of 7.5 hours shifts across 7 days. Further requirements can be found by downloading the Person Specification.

Our Benefits include:

  • Free onsite parking at the Hospice, Lark Rise, Loughborough.
  • Eligibility to join blue light card discount scheme.
  • Bupa Cashback plan.
  • Life Assurance.
  • 27 days holiday.
  • Plus bank holiday allowance but expectation to work bank holidays in this role.
  • Free access to our Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Access to occupational health.
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • Subsidised meals at the Hospice, Lark Rise, Loughborough.

For further information about this role and the responsibilities please contact Julie Middleton (Housekeeper Coordinator) on

To apply for the role please click ‘apply now’ to complete an online application form. If you require an alternative method of applying or would like to discuss reasonable adjustments further, please contact the people team at

This role is subject to an Enhanced/Basic DBS (Disclosure and barring Service Check) and pre-employment checks.

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