Girton, Cambridge, UK Req #36
10 April 2024

Role: Housekeeper
Location: Girton, Cambridge
Contract: 22 hrs p/w (09:00-14:30, will be required to work alternate weekends)

Hourly rate: £11.44 

The Abbeyfield Society are a national charity helping to alleviate loneliness and isolation in older people by providing companionship in our supported housing accommodation, retirement apartments and care homes.

Located in the picturesque community of Girton, just on the outskirts of Cambridge, Girton Green is one of Abbeyfields Independent Living complex, proving our residents with a welcoming and vibrant community led development. 

This is a varied role, the main tasks of a Housekeeper include:

  • Spend allocated time supporting residents with the cleaning of their apartments, tasks include but not limited to; laundry, ironing, dusting, hovering, mopping.
  • Undertake cleaning duties in public areas as directed by Management
  • Reporting any maintenance issues immediately to relevant parties
  • To be responsible for cleaning equipment stock,including replenishing and security
  • To clean and maintain communal areas within the complex, including cleaning surfaces and vacuuming and dusting 
  • To have an understanding and comply with all COSHH regulations. Working within the relevant legislation, policies and procedures. Ensuring appropriate recording and audits required are prioritised
  • To attend regular staff meetings and training courses as identified and agreed for appropriate development

This is not intended to be a complete and full list of responsibilities other tasks may be required from time to time. 

Our ideal candidate for Housekeeper will have the following qualities

  • A cheerful and friendly demeanour, understanding the needs of older people
  • Diligent, collaborating with staff as one team
  • Proactive, organised, with great time management, taking pride in what you do

At Abbeyfield, to thank you for making such a huge impact to our residents lives, we are committed to make life a little easier for our valued workforce by supporting

Your Wellbeing

  • A great work/life balance with great job satisfaction
  • Menopause Friendly accredited workplace
  • Inclusive working environment 
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement for long service
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Medical cashback scheme allowing costs of medical expenses to be claimed back (including dental, opticians, prescriptions, a range of therapies and much more.) 
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Access to virtual GP
  • Discounted gym membership
  • 24hr Employee Assistance program
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Financial Wellbeing

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Pay progression within role
  • Unlimited opportunities to earn £500 via our 'refer a colleague' scheme
  • Portal access to unlock a whole host of discounts and cashback offers
  • Child care vouchers
  • Eligibility for a Blue Light card, with huge savings
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Work place pension

Career Development

  • Peer and leadership support
  • Paid apprenticeship opportunities
  • Career pathways for each role; unlock your skills, knowledge and potential
  • Online Development Academy

You can find out more about what makes working for Abbeyfield great using the link below

Rewards and benefits of working at Abbeyfield | Careers at Abbeyfield

If you would like to more or arrange a visit, please email 

We look forward to hearing from you!


Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate £11.44
  • Max Hiring Rate £11.44
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