Various locations around Leicester City

Job Type: Permanent Fixed Term

Closing Date: 25th February 2020

Salary: £18795 - £19171

Total salary package*: £26141

Job Reference: LCC01041

Hours: Full Time


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About the job

We are seeking a dedicated housekeeper to join our children’s services team supporting various children’s homes across the city. Maintaining the hygiene and health and safety of our residential settings and complying with Ofsted regulations, you will become a vital member of the team. The service has 5 homes, and all are situated within the City limits and are easily accessible via public transport.

Working alongside vulnerable young people you will proactively implement the council’s environmental policies, support the young people to develop their independence skills and will have a real impact on their day to day living.

Working with a great team of core staff you will work full time on a rota system offering a consistent face for the young people in our care. Each home has their own needs and therefore will determine their own working pattern / rota to meet these needs. We offer a 24-hour service, 365 days per year to our young people, which can include working evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

Your role

Working in the residential homes to ensure a clean and safe environment for both the looked after children and others in the setting. Having experience with housekeeping you will complete various tasks such as cleaning surfaces, vacuuming, emptying waste bins, basic sewing repairs etc. You will also manage the laundry by sorting, washing, ironing and distributing the linen.

What you'll need

Having knowledge of health and safety regulations you will be able to use and maintain cleaning equipment including vacuums. With experience of cleanliness and hygiene, the service and looking for a consistent team member who is flexible and willing to get stuck in. There are no formal qualifications that are required for this post however you will require a DBS check to be carried out, if successful.

To apply

If the above sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

Please complete our online application form referring to the attached person specification for all the job requirements and ensure you tell us about your experience and knowledge, where this is being measured by application form.

Should you wish to attach your CV, please also ensure that this is tailored to reflect the job requirements which will give you the best possible chance of being shortlisted.

For an informal discussion, or further information regarding this job please contact Deborah Hunt at

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.


* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

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"The people who work here are in it for the right reasons. They share the same values as the council"

"The council is good for employees with a disability, with good terms of employment – especially for part-time work."


"The most enjoyable part of the day is being able to assist the children to achieve their potential."

"The environment is very calm and casual and managers and team members are very nice and engaging."

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