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Housekeeping Assistant – Lady Dane Farmhouse (Ref: 23-069LDF)

Are you looking for a rewarding job where you can really help make a difference to the every day lives of our residents, staff and visitors? As a Housekeeping Assistant in our dedicated team at our home at Lady Dane Farmhouse, you will ensure a welcoming and safe environment, demonstrating that first impressions matter.

If you take pride in making sure your surroundings are kept to an excellent standard and have a strong interest in Adult Care Services, then you could be just the perfect person we’re looking for.

As a full time Housekeeping Assistant you will:

  • Ensure that the resident’s personal space is kept in line with the personal choices they express, and meets health and safety obligations of the home.
  • Ensure that all communal areas, bathrooms and bedrooms are kept clean and tidy.
  • Replenish PPE stock throughout the home.
  • Be responsible for checking and auditing first aid boxes.
  • Undertake cleaning duties such as sweeping, mopping and vacuuming.

As a Strode Park Foundation colleague, you will get comprehensive support from day one and will receive training and development opportunities to develop your skills.

Lady Dane Farmhouse is a beautiful 15-bedded home set in the Kent countryside on the outskirts of the historic town of Faversham. The home welcomes adults with mixed disabilities who need long or short-term residential care.

All our team have specialist skills and knowledge in working with people with disabilities and are dedicated to ensuring that residents are supported to live as independently as possible in a fun and nurturing environment. For further information, go to: Lady Dane Farmhouse – Strode Park Foundation

Lady Dane Farmhouse provides care on a 24-hour basis, 7 days a week including weekends and bank holidays. This means we value reliable and flexible staff. We will consider all requests for flexible working and are proud to be a ‘Flex from First’ employer. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need.

Company Benefits

  • Competitive Rates of Pay
  • Meals Provided
  • Paid Disclosure and Barring Service Check
  • Free Flu Jab
  • Free Parking
  • Refer a friend bonus
  • Strode Lottery
  • Staff Council
  • Flexible Hours
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Staff Newsletter and updates
  • Staff Awards

Essential Skills

Our ideal Housekeeping Assistant will:

  • Have cleaning experience, not necessarily gained through employment.
  • Be able to read and understand instructions, especially the correct use of chemicals.
  • Be flexible to cover the shifts required by the post.
  • Possess good communication skills and be honest, reliable and trustworthy.

Although not essential, it would be an advantage if you already have experience of working in a care home environment.

About us

Caring since 1946, Strode Park Foundation provides vital care and support services, supported living opportunities and day and leisure services for young people and adults with a range of disabilities across Kent. Our values of Care, Inspire and Together underpin everything we do, and we are very proud to employ truly inspirational people who make our care setting a remarkable place to work.


Creating an Inclusive Environment

Strode Park Foundation (“Strode Park”) is fully committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce and the elimination of unlawful and unfair discrimination. Strode Park values the differences that a diverse workforce brings to our organisation.

Our aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our service users, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

Strode Park will not discriminate because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. It will not discriminate because of any other irrelevant factor and will build a culture that values meritocracy, openness, fairness and transparency.