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COVID-19 Vacancy Facilities Management Assistant

Band 2

Main area
catering /cleaning
Band 2
Fixed term: 3 months
37.5 hours per week (Over 7 day working period)
Job ref
Hartley Hospital
£18,005 - £19,337 pro rata
Salary period
24/01/2021 23:59

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool, 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.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations; we have 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”.

Mersey Care’s vision and values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support (CARES) drive our organisation and the way we work together to deliver services. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate, during recruitment and any subsequent employment with the Trust, that their behaviour supports our values.

The CQC stated “It was clear that most staff across the organisation understood, and were committed to, the vision and values of the organisation. These were well communicated and the work to win both hearts and minds was apparent”.

We take positive action to support disadvantaged groups and also particularly encourage applications from BAME, disabled and LGBT people that are under-represented in our workforce. Furthermore we welcome applications from reservists and ex-armed forces as we recognise the benefits of the values, skills, training and experience that they bring to their work with us. We encourage all applicants to share their equality information with us.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Facilities Management Assistant (previously known as domestic / cleaner) Fixed Term 3 month contracts.

Salary: Band 2

Base: Hartley Hospital Southport

Hours: 37.5  over 7 days

A Vacancy have arisen forFMA on a fixed term 3 month contract. Duties to include cleaning clinical and non- clinical areas within the site. Your base would be the Hartley Hospital Curzon Road Southport. A service is provided daily and duties are undertaken to cover various shifts.
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. 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 working within a mental health environment would be an advantage, however, training will be provided.
You will need to demonstrate an understanding of the need to deal with patients and staff in a helpful and supportive manner and will be expected to either have or acquire an appropriate Food Hygiene Certificate and be able to use a computer.

The role requires candidates who are genuinely concerned for the well being of people with mental health issues and who can demonstrate our four Trust values:

Continuous Improvement, asking ‘how we can do things better?’

Accountability, taking ownership to provide the highest standard of care.

Respect, going out of your way to make to make a difference to others.

Enthusiasm, working with a smile and a ‘can do’ attitude in our team.

Support, actively supporting others with compassion and courage

If you feel you can promote the values of Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust we would welcome an application from you.  

Shortlisting is planned for: 25th January 2021

Interviews are planned for: 5th February 2021 

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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

Carol Tierney
Job title
Assistant Site Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01704 383108
Additional information

Shelley Williams

Assistant Site Manager

01704 383048