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Housekeeper

Colten Care

About Colten Care

Colten Care operates care homes across the South of England.

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Job description from Colten Care

Housekeeper - Laundry Assistant

** 18 hours per week, working early and late shifts between the hours of 8am-6pm including alternate weekends **

Introduction

Were looking for reliable and committed housekeeping professionals to join our team and become a valued part of day-to-day life in our home,Abbey View in Sherborne, Dorset.

Youll play an essential role in making our homes feel like home, with daily cleaning duties across all communal areas and residents rooms, and various laundry duties. Youll help deliver a first-class service, taking pride in your contribution to the health and well-being of our residents, who are at the heart of all we do.

If applying your housekeeping skills to the care environment is for you, and you want to be part of something truly special where there is an opportunity to develop your career, wed love you to apply. A member of our dedicated recruitment team will then be in touch to discuss them in more detail.

About you

Youre a team player with an enthusiasm for what you do and a can-do attitude. Youll have a genuine passion for maintaining an exceptional living environment for residents, with an eye for detail and a sense of fun.

About Colten Care

Were an award-winning, family-owned, independent care home group, with an outstanding reputation within the industry thanks to our amazing people and our focus on keeping the resident at the heart of everything we do.

We strive to be the best we can hence why all 21 of our nursing homes are rated at least good and six are outstanding by the CQC, our national regulator.

If a career in elderly care is for you then you want to be part of the team at Colten Care.

Benefits

  • Paid breaks (hourly rate)
  • Uniform provided
  • Excellent inductions, training and on the job support
  • Real career progression opportunities
  • Annual pay review
  • Additional hours/overtime opportunities to suit your circumstances.
  • Choice of hot or cold meals and drinks on duty
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Background checks at no cost to you
Department:Housekeeping & LaundryRole:HousekeeperLocations:Abbey ViewNumber of Positions:1Job Types:Housekeeping & LaundryContract Details: PermanentClosing Date:13 March, 2024

Job insights from Breakroom

Housekeepers

Housekeepers carry out general cleaning of hotels and homes

What you’ll do as a housekeeper:

  • Do general cleaning in hotels and properties
  • Make beds and replace linen and towels
  • Vacuum carpets, clean upholstery and clean bathrooms
  • Follow Health and Safety guidelines

Is it right for you?

This job may involve:

  • Standing
  • Heavy lifting
  • Physical activity
  • Wearing a uniform
  • Night work
  • Long hours
  • Anti-social hours
  • Cleaning
  • Working alone

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Yeovil, England, United Kingdom

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What employees say

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do Colten Care pay a living wage?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    88% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 17 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The current rates are £12.00 per hour, and £13.15 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Good
  • Most people are paid market rates

    Do Colten Care pay market rates?

    Most people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    73% of people are paid above average for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 15 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Good
  • Most people get paid breaks

    Do workers at Colten Care get paid breaks?

    Yes. Most people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    85% of people say they get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 20 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do Colten Care pay sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    89% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 19 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Colten Care do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    33% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for.

    Based on data from 18 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between January 2022 and November 2023.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

    Okay
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at Colten Care?

    Only some people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 0% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 36% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 21% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 43% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and September 2023.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t worry about their hours

    Do workers at Colten Care worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    89% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 18 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between January 2022 and November 2023.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

  • Good
  • Most people get a choice of shifts

    Do Colten Care workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    76% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 17 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between January 2022 and November 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Okay
  • Can be hard to change shifts

    How easy is it for Colten Care workers to change shifts?

    Some people find it hard to change shifts.

    How we know this

    53% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to.

    Based on data from 17 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between January 2022 and November 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Colten Care?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    78% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 18 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Good
  • Shifts don’t get changed at short notice

    Do Colten Care managers change shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    68% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 19 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between January 2022 and November 2023.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • Okay
  • Some people find it hard to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Colten Care?

    Some people find it hard to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    47% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 17 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between January 2022 and September 2023.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people feel treated with respect

    Do people at Colten Care feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    71% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 17 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get proper breaks

    Do people at Colten Care get proper breaks?

    Some people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    42% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 19 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Colten Care?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    94% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 18 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Okay
  • Only some people enjoy their job

    Do people at Colten Care enjoy their jobs?

    Only some people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    36% of people report they don’t enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at Colten Care recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    50% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 20 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Colten Care?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    42% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 19 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Colten Care?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 56% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 16 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Needs improving
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think Colten Care head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    74% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 19 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Colten Care is doing?

    Most people don’t feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    72% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 18 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

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What Colten Care employees say about their job

  • Best thing

    Just knowing that i help the resident

    Worst thing

    Not good communication and you don't get praised.

    4.6

    Colten Care Healthcare assistant, September 2021

  • Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    Management

    7.8

    Colten Care Employee, July 2021

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  • Best thing

    It’s hard work but rewarding

    Worst thing

    12 hour shifts

    7.3

    Colten Care HCA, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Good team

    Worst thing

    No support from management always short staffed

    1.4

    Colten Care HCA, June 2021

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Having to work with health conditions

    5.5

    Colten Care Healthcare assistant, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Friendly colleagues .

    Worst thing

    Changes all the time , communication not always told straight away.

    9.1

    Colten Care Housekeeper, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Working on a late shift and being left alone to get on with things once supervisor has left

    Worst thing

    Pressure at times and complaints your made to feel as though its your fault

    5.5

    Colten Care Laundry assistant, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Every carer is really friendly like family

    Worst thing

    Directors do not appreciate the work their employees do

    7.3

    Colten Care Senior carer, February 2021

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