Head Housekeeper - Stamford

  • The Orders of St John Care Trust
  • Stamford, UK
  • 29 Apr, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Head Housekeeper

Location: Whitefriars, Stamford

Salary: £10.27 - £10.62 per hour (weekend enhancement 20p an hour)

Hours of work:  28 hours per week – Part time (PERM)

We are now recruiting a Head Housekeeper to join our team!


The Head Housekeeper plays a vital role in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness in our homes. Leading a team of Housekeepers and Laundry Assistants, you’ll take pride in ensuring that every room and living space is clean, tidy, and maintained at all times. A champion for hygiene and infection control within the home, you’ll have access to specialised equipment and materials to ensure you can create a welcoming, safe, and comfortable environment for residents, as well as their friends and families.

In joining us, you’ll also become part of our extended family. You’ll work alongside other team members who are passionate about providing a safe environment, as well as warmth and kindness to all those who live and work in our homes.
Some weekend working may be required.

Whitefriars is a 56 bed Care Home situated in Stamford, Lincolnshire. The home offers residential and dementia care in a comfortable, homely setting. We’re rated 9.7 by Carehome.co.uk and graded GOOD by the Care Quality Commission.


The Trust is a great place to work; we’ve been providing care for almost 1,000 years and we’re currently the second largest not-for-profit provider in the UK. Not-for-profit means that we reinvest every penny we make into our residents, colleagues and the care homes we live and work in. Therefore, we offer a great range of benefits, including a competitive salary, training and development. Alongside keeping our colleagues safe with PPE and daily testing. 

Here are some of the other benefits you’ll enjoy as a valued member of our team:
  • 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)  
  • A workplace pension  
  • Free uniform  
  • Free DBS  
  • Higher rates of pay at weekends  
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme  
  • Blue Light Card and ‘My Rewards’ programme offering you discounts on shopping, days out,     restaurants and much more   

You will have experience with contract cleaning in an industrial, business or family setting and comfortable in an elderly care setting, with the ability to relate to our residents in a caring and sensitive manner. You might have previous supervisory experience, like organising rotas, delegating tasks and training new starters but this is not essential. You may also have or be working towards, a QCF Level 3 in Multi-skilled Hospitality Services (or equivalent) together with a working knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act, COSHH

Regulations and Infection Control but, again this is not essential.

What is important is you are a positive role model, with excellent communication skills and a natural ability to get along with others. A supportive individual, able to motivate others to provide the best service to our residents at all times. Alongside being confident taking charge and being able to use your own initiative to resolve problems and deal with queries.

If you think you have the right skills and attitude to deliver the highest quality of care for our residents as a Housekeeper within our care homes, then you could be the next to join us. So, apply and get your career started with us today.