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Domestic Assistant required at Westerhope, Newcastke-Upon-Tyne, NE5 1NA

Job Description


  • Team player
  • Good communication skills
  • Satisfactory Police Check and check against the POVA List (where applicable)


  • NVQ Level 1 / 2 Cleaning and Support Services
  • Knowledge of infection and hygiene procedures, health and safety and COSHH regulations
  • Understanding of colour coding


As a Domestic Assistant you are required to maintain the highest levels of cleanliness in bedrooms and public areas within the Home. Your duties and responsibilities will include:

Ensuring sections of bedrooms, corridor and public areas are kept clean and tidy to the required standard.

Daily Cleaning
  • Emptying waste bins and wiping out.
  • Vacuuming throughout and mopping.
  • Cleaning dining rooms / lounges / lavatories.
  • Spot cleaning all floorings.

Weekly Cleaning:

Polishing all mirrors.

  • Cleaning all pipe-work in lavatories.
  • Dusting handrails and radiators.
  • Moving all mobile furniture (including beds and chairs) and vacuuming and dusting beneath / behind.
  • Washing out metal wastepaper bins.
  • Dusting and polishing furniture and windowsills.
  • Washing lino floors.
  • Shampooing carpets as requested by Home Manager.
  • Dusting pictures.
  • Dusting curtain rails.
  • Dusting light bulbs and fittings.
  • Restocking toiletries, soaps, towels etc. as and when required.
  • Efficient and economical use of supplies provided.
  • Assisting with Linen Room duties when requested.
  • Keeping storage areas clean and tidy and stocked up at all times.


  • Participating in Staff and Client meetings as required.
  • Informing the Housekeeper of any special cleaning requests e.g. soiled bedspreads.

Training & Development:

  • Attending mandatory training days / courses, on or off site, as and when required.
  • Maintaining professional knowledge and competence.

Health & Safety:

  • Adhere to the Home’s Disposal of Waste policy.
  • Making certain that chemicals / equipment are used and stored correctly and safety procedures adhered to at all times.
  • Reporting immediately to the Home Manager, or Person in Charge, any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a Client, colleague, self or another.
  • Understanding and ensuring the implementation of the Home’s Health and Safety, Infection Control and Hygiene policies, and Emergency and Fire procedures.
  • Reporting to the Home Manager, or the Handyperson, any faulty appliances, damaged furniture, equipment or any potential hazard.
  • Promoting safe working practice in the Home.

Job Requirements

Working Hours: 10 hrs per week (mornings)

This is not an extensive list - a full job description will be provided upon receipt of cv.

NB Due to the volume of applications, you may not receive feedback unless successful and put forward for interview.  We will retain your cv