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Facilities Management Assistant

Band 2

Main area
Facilities
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Permanent, Fixed Term and Bank
Hours
Full Time and Part Time hours available
Job ref
350-Rowan View Event-FMA
Site
Liverpool
Town
Liverpool
Salary
£17,652 - £19,020 pro rata per annum
Closing
23/02/2020 23:59
Interview date
03/03/2020

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction services and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool and Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. Our services are currently provided from 124 sites across the North West.

Our ambition is to deliver perfect care and become the world’s leading organisation in physical, mental health, addiction and learning disabilities. We set our own standards and goals for improvements in care rather than aiming to meet minimum standards set by other organisations. Our values are those of: Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support. We are the first Trust in the UK to publicly commit and develop a policy to have zero suicides among people in our care by 2020.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations, we've been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good” overall and “Outstanding” for being well led.

Apply to work in our new state of the art hospital

The trust is building a high quality regional medium secure unit on our Maghull Health Park. This exciting development is called Rowan View and represents our strong ambition for a new centre of excellence in forensic care:

  • Specialist Learning Disability and Mental Health services
  • 123 beds over eight wards: Female Learning Disability (Delamere Ward); Male Learning Disability (Astley and Birkdale Wards); Female Mental Illness (Eden); Male Mental Illness (Thornton, Rivington, Vale and Marbury Wards)
  • An environment that will promote the integration of physical and mental wellbeing
  • A social hub incorporating a café, therapy rooms, multi faith room, sports hall, gymnasium, music rooms, skills for life room, IT suite, bank and a physical health suite
  • Use of therapeutic technology for the benefit of patients and staff including virtual reality and avatar therapy

Rowan View represents a step change in care for service users, preparing them for life afterwards. It will deliver innovative treatments to improve recovery times for people with mental health and learning disabilities.

We are currently seeking to recruit Facilities Management Assistants to provide a range of tasks including cleaning, catering and portering. The posts will be based on our brand new state of the art medium secure unit opening Sept 2020.

Applications are invited from hard working, self-motivated individuals who are able to work on their own initiative and also as part of a team. We are looking to recruit team members who have a flexible approach to their workload, can work to deadlines and show high standards of quality in their work. You must have good communication skills, a positive attitude and an understanding of health and safety in relation to safe working practices.

Previous experience of hospital cleaning duties and catering provision within a mental health environment would be an advantage. You will be expected to have or acquire an appropriate Food Hygiene Certificate and must have basic computer skills.

Apply now to be guaranteed an interview and assessment at our recruitment day on the 03rd March 2020.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Catherine Thomason

Recruitmentteam@merseycare.nhs.uk

0151 472 7557

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Catherine Thomason

Recruitmentteam@merseycare.nhs.uk

0151 472 7557