Caretaker and Domestic Support (24HRS)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 05/12/2021 23:59
£18,933 - £19,698 pro rata to hours worked grade 3
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Hawthorn House, Durham
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
5 Dec
Further Information

Adult and Health Services
Adult Care , In House Services

Hawthorn House, Pity Me Durham

Caretaker and Domestic Support
Part-time 24hrs permanent

Salary: £18,933 - £19,698 pro rata to hours worked
(an hourly rate of £9.81 rising to £10.21) i.e. Grade 3


We are looking to appoint a Caretaker - Domestic Support, 24 hours within Hawthorn House, a unit which provides an extremely high standard of care in a short break/respite setting for people with learning disabilities in Durham.

The postholder will undertake a range of duties relating to maintaining the cleanliness, safety and security of the building. They will carry out basic repairs and maintenance and to ensure all issues relating to the safety and security of the building and its grounds are acted upon swiftly and effectively.

The postholder will also be expected to provide support in the kitchen as required, which may include the preparation of simple meals.

The postholder will work a rota over a seven day period.

You must possess or be willing to achieve Basic Food Hygiene certificate. Experience of using cleaning equipment and materials is required.

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact
Craig Nicholson tel: 03000 266550 email craig.nicholson@durham.gov.uk

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 13th December, 2021.

Interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams. If you are successful at shortlisting, you will be notified via North East Jobs of the date and time of your interview. A separate invite will be sent via Microsoft Teams.

**Covid-19 Vaccination
This role falls within the scope of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021. These Regulations require you to demonstrate that you have received a complete course of your Covid-19 vaccination, unless exemptions apply. A complete course may refer to one or two doses of the vaccine, depending on the type of vaccine. It does not cover booster doses. Extending the policy to cover booster doses would require amending the regulations and be subject to parliamentary approval.

If you are successful and before taking up the role you will be required to provide evidence of this as part of your pre-employment checks.

The appointment for this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced level check.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake and pass a DCC driving assessment as part of our pre-employment checks.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team on telephone no. 03000 267241 or Email: PESAHS@durham.gov.uk

If you need support in competing the application the council Care Academy team can support you. Please email careacademy@durham.gov.uk and one of the advisors will be in touch

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.