“We’re a community with families at its heart, where staff, and volunteers work together to make sure no family has to face the unimaginable alone."
Beck, Volunteer Co-ordinator

Housekeeping Assistant

National Living Wage 

1 x 10 hours per week (Sat & Sun, 9am to 2pm) 

1 x 20 hours per week (Mon to Fri, 1pm to 5pm / Saturday or Sunday once a month) 

About us:

At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice we care for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions. We are currently supporting around 300 families both in our hospice and in family homes.

Our support services are wide ranging and bespoke to each family including end of life treatment and care, respite short breaks, counselling, sibling support groups, music therapy, home visits and much much more.  It costs more than £5m to keep our doors open for families across South Yorkshire and beyond. We receive around 15% of our funding from government sources.

The role:

Our housekeepers make sure our environment is a clean, safe, attractive space and meet national infection control and cleaning standards. They also make a valuable contribution to our children and families' experience of the hospice.   

Our ideal candidate will have previous cleaning experience, however, more importantly warmth, empathy and an innate ability to connect with others. If you have excellent time management and organisational skills,  enjoy hard work, have an eye for detail and pride yourself on your high standards, this could be the ideal opportunity for you.  

The requirements:

The ideal candidate will have the following: 

  • Experience working as a housekeeper or cleaner, or candidates that have worked in either a hands on or customer service role with a willingness to learn 
  • Professional, polite and works to a high standard 
  • Able to work in a physically demanding role 

In return, we can offer you a fantastic working environment and the following benefits:

  • 33 days’ annual leave with the option to buy and sell
  • Sick pay
  • Health Care Cash Back Scheme
  • Free counselling sessions
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Enhanced paternity pay
  • Enhanced parental bereavement leave
  • Compassionate leave
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Training & Development
  • Investment in your wellbeing
  • Volunteering & shadowing days
  • Free parking on main site
  • Free drinks and subsidised meals
  • Time off in lieu
  • Uniform

At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice we value everyone who works with us, embrace individual differences and recognise that great things happen when we work together.

How to apply:

For informal enquiries please contact Jane Jeffery, our Head of Facilities, on 01909 517 360 or email [email protected]

Download our person specification and job description here

Download your application form here

Please download the job description and person specification for more information and if you think you have what we are looking for, download and complete the application form above and return it to [email protected]

Closing date:      Open Ended

Interviews:         TBC

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