Many of our residents and customers are very house proud and like a clean and tidy environment. Being part of our housekeeping and laundry team gives you a unique and admirable way of helping them maintain these standards.
It means so much more than simply cleaning, tidying and washing clothes. It means providing a regular and reliable service contributing to the well-being of our residents and playing a key role in the prevention of infection.
As a housekeeper, you’ll be around the residents every day, creating a warm, friendly, homely atmosphere. Chances are you’ll get to know each of them inside out. Including all the possessions that hold many fond memories for them. An ornate vase, a ceramic horse…these are things that make somewhere feel like home. Over time, you’ll build relationships with our residents, so you are trusted to clean those items that mean so much to them.
Being so close to our residents means that our housekeepers are often the first people to notice any changes in their behaviour and can flag up any concerns or worries at an early stage. Additional help and support can then be made available.
And they’re often on hand to help with, say, mealtimes. Delivering a meal service, cutting up food, keeping track of everyone’s diet and hydration needs.
The laundry, meanwhile, is quite something and should be seen in action! Run with precision, you’ll clean, sort, fold, iron and return the residents’ prized garments. The bedding and towels are collected on allocated days by the estate workers. They are clearly labelled so that nothing is lost or given back to the wrong person.
To make life easier there is a state-of-the-art machine that dries and folds sheets in a matter of minutes. I bet we could all do with one of those at home!
It’s an efficient process in a hardworking environment, where each laundry worker understands the importance of what they do. As you might expect, there’s a great team atmosphere - and the work seems to get done quicker when there’s a bit of camaraderie!
If you enjoy housekeeping and laundry and want something in a more meaningful environment, then you could be a good addition to our housekeeping team.