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Housekeeping Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Priory Group

Job Description

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health difficulties to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

Job Advert Location Description

Thornford Park, part of Priory Healthcare, is an independent 133 bedded hospital set in 23 acres of parkland on the outskirts of Newbury, Berkshire - close to the Hampshire borders.

Our top rated forensic hospital provides services for male service users detained under the Mental Health Act (1983), who require care in conditions of medium and low security. We offer long-term treatment and rehabilitation for patients with enduring mental disorders and forensic histories, who present with multiple problems, challenging and high risk behaviours and complex care needs. We also provide care and treatment for adult male service users who are experiencing an acutely disturbed phase of a serious mental disorder, in our newly opened 10 bedded PICU.

Job Advert Role Description

We are seeking an enthusiastic and hardworking Housekeeping Assistant to join our busy team, to assist in both delivering and maintaining the highest standards of housekeeping across the hospital.

As part of a team, your role will include a variety of housekeeping and cleaning tasks; working both on the wards and in communal areas.  You will be expected to deliver and maintain a clean and tidy environment, in line with operational standards and ensure work processes comply with statutory regulations.  This role is central to the daily lives of the people we support and their families, so a caring nature and good people skills are essential alongside a practical ability.

Physical stamina is important, as is a good standard of numeracy and literacy. The shift pattern is 16 hours across Saturday and Sunday.

The post is a 6 month fixed term contract.

Full training will be provided, including COSHH and it is an expectation that all staff are able to complete our mandatory training which includes Breakaway training.

Employment benefits include 25 days annual leave (187.5 hours) and 8 statutory holidays, plus your birthday as an extra day of leave, contributory company pension scheme and other fantastic benefits.

The interview date for this post will be: 12/10/2016

For an informal discussion please contact Kelly Self on 01635 273806 or email [Click here to apply]     

Please note that we reserve the right to consider applications prior to the advert close date and may close adverts early in the event of receiving a sufficient number of suitable applications.

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About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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