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Domestic Assistant

Band 2

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Domestic Assistant
Band 2
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Manchester Foundation Trust
£17,460 - £18,702 per annum (pro rata)
16/12/2018 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider


To maintain a clean and hygienic environment for Trust staff, patients and their visitors in line with the National Standards of Cleanliness.


Job Purpose:

To deliver a full cleaning service to wards, offices and departments within the hospital at the prescribed times and in accordance with Work Schedules and activity within the area, using own initiative to plan workload.

Main Tasks are: 

      • Empty and dispose of domestic and clinical waste in accordance with the Trust’s Infection Control and Waste Disposal Policies.
      • Carry out general cleaning tasks i.e. damp dusting of all furniture, fixtures, fittings, skirting’s and interior glass doors.
      • Carry out high and low level dusting of walls, ledges, perimeter fittings, paintwork.
      • Clean all sanitary fittings and fixtures.
      • Supply and replenish consumables i.e. paper towels, toilet rolls, soap etc.
      • Clean and maintain floor areas/surfaces using the appropriate equipment.
      • Remove and re-hang shower curtains.
      • Clean the kitchen, fixtures and appliances.
      • Clean and maintain Cleaning Store and equipment.
      • As required and under supervision respond to any requests for ad-hoc and specialist cleaning, adhering to Infection Control Guidelines.

Other Duties:


      • Report any mechanical defects, pest sightings or building/environment faults to a supervisor.
      • Collect and return keys after securing door, windows and exits.
      • Use all PPE as required.
      • Maintain a high standard of personal hygiene and be presentably dressed at all times wearing the correct uniform and identification.
      • Use and care of approved cleaning materials and equipment at all times in accordance with the operator instructions.
      • Maintain appropriate levels of chemicals and equipment in area of work.
      • Regularly check machinery and equipment, changing filters when necessary and reporting faults as required.
      • Undertake all cleaning duties in a safe manner using Hazard signs as appropriate.
      • Ensure that all equipment and materials are used and stored safely in compliance with COSHH regulation
      • To attend all mandatory and department training sessions as requested by your manager


The post holder will operate at all times to high standards of probity. This will include: -

      • Complying with Health & Safety Regulations and COSHH.
      • Complying fully with all policies and procedures in line with Trust Policies and procedures
      • Complying with all current Hygiene Regulations.
      • Complying with Standard Financial Instructions.
      • Complying with the Data Protection Act. (Patient confidentiality)

Job Description is currently under review and there may be some additional duties added in the near future

Positive about disabled peopleDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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0161 276 6198