General Assistant - Cleaner

Bembridge PO35, UK Req #262
05 July 2024

Role: General Assistant - Cleaner
Location: Bembridge, Isle Of Wight
Contract: 6 hours p/w (two shifts per week) Can be combined with another role to increase hours

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.

The main tasks of a General Assistant include:

  • 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 service, 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 General Assistant 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!

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Other details

  • Job Family Housing & Independent Living
  • Job Function 1. Operations
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate £11.44
  • Max Hiring Rate £11.44
Location on Google Maps
  • Bembridge PO35, UK