Domestic Assistant

The Loddon School is both a school and a childrens home to 28 children who have severe autism and learning difficulties. Our children live at the school 52 weeks of the year 24 hours a day.


The Loddon School ® is located in Sherfield-on-Loddon just on the outskirts of Basingstoke. The school is quite difficult to get to via public transport so if you do not drive please research our location and how you would get to the school prior to applying.


Successful candidates will work full-time on a 3 week shift pattern. Shifts will include sometimes starting at 8am or sometimes finishing as late as 7pm. You will work 1 in 3 weekends. You will work 37.5 hours one week, 45 hours the second week and 30 hours on the third week.


The role of the domestic assistant will be to provide an efficient and effective cleaning and support service to designated areas of the School. This includes, vacuuming carpets and upholstery, dusting, control mopping of hard surface flooring, machine buffing, cleaning of toilets, sinks, baths, showers, and also the cleaning of bodily fluids from all surfaces, as dictated by local procedures. Emptying waste bins, and ensuring the safe and correct disposal of waste (including clinical waste) in accordance with School Policies on Waste and Infection Control. Carrying out housekeeping duties as well as laundry and wash-up duties.

Previous experience of cleaning in a care or education setting or previous experience working with chemicals & cleaning products is desirable.

Benefits we offer for this role is a free lunch every shift that you work (Hot meal, jacket potato, salad, sandwich) 35 days holiday per year, pension contribution, child care vouchers.

The Loddon School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils attending the school. As the duties of these posts involve regular contact with children, any offer to the successful candidates will be conditional upon an Enhanced Disclosure being obtained via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £16,595.00 to £17,144.00 /year

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