Caring for People in Harrow & Brent

Housekeeping Assistant

Contract: Part-time, permanent. Various Hours Available over a 7 day flexible rota

Salary: £20,283 FTE (Salary will be pro rata for part time hours)

Location: Hospice, Kenton Grange HA3 0YG

Closing Date: rolling advert

St Luke’s Hospice – Caring for Harrow and Brent St Luke’s Hospice cares for people approaching the end of their life in Harrow and Brent. We aim to give the people we care for the best possible quality of life, each and every day. Supporting local people and their families is at the heart of what we do – focusing on what matters the most to them is at the centre of our care.

The care we give is free of charge, available to all, and respects the cultures, religions and beliefs in our richly diverse community. Our care is given with compassion and dignity and involves not just looking after the patient, but also includes supporting the people closest to them. 

We receive around 40% of our funding from the NHS and the rest is raised from the amazing generosity of the organisations and people who make our care possible. Our local community is a vital partner in our care, kindly supporting us through their donations and fundraising alongside the dedication of over 800 incredible volunteers who freely give us their time to support the best possible end of life care for local people.

Job Purpose

To work under the direction of the Nursing staff in order to support the provision of a range of services to patients receiving palliative care.

The Housekeeping Assistant will strive to maintain a safe and clean environment throughout the building.

Principal Activities/Main duties and Responsibilities

You will have a key role ensuring we deliver an excellent service to our service users, creating an inviting and pleasant environment.

You will:

  • communicate with patients and visitors in a polite and courteous manner.

• Deliver housekeeping activities to the highest standard, ensuring that cleanliness levels are maintained across the Hospice

• Ensure safe and hygienic working practices are delivered

• Provide support with laundry duties, including distribution, washing, ironing, and preparation.

• Ensuring general waste, both clinical and recycling, is disposed of in accordance with the Waste Disposal Policy.

• Reporting any hazards or maintenance issues

See job description for futher details around the job role requirements.

If you have any questions in relation to the post please contact Ursula Reeve, Director of Patient Services.

To apply, please complete online application form.

Applicants are encouraged to inform us if any reasonable adjustments are needed to be made during any part of the recruitment process.

St Luke’s Hospice are equal opportunity employers and particularly welcome applications from groups who are currently under-represented in our staff.

Please note: We will not be able to employ you if you are not eligible to work in the UK. We will not be able to obtain a work permit on your behalf.


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