Housekeepers - Ref: CH04622

Walsall, West Midlands
Actual salary for hours worked: G4 - £10,834.05 - £11,961.62 per annum.
23 Jun 2022
30 Jul 2022
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Housekeepers - Ref: CH04622
Actual salary for hours worked: G4 - £10,834.05 - £11,961.62 per annum.

Walsall Childrens Residential Services are looking for the right people to fill two part time Housekeeper posts in the following settings:

  • Bluebells childrens short Breaks Service
  • Residential children’s home

Both post are part time - 20 Hours per week.  

If you have experience of domestic duties in a professional setting (including cooking and cleaning) then this may be a great opportunity for you.

Successful candidates will demonstrate an all-round ability to be flexible, hardworking, have an eye for detail and high standards. They will be fully confident in working on their own initiative whilst also able to work alongside the care team within the setting.

The Role:

The role of the Housekeeper within a childrens residential setting should not be underestimated in relation to helping to create and maintain a homely environment for children and young people.

As Housekeeper, you will help to maintain a clean, tidy and safe environment. This will involve general cleaning duties associated with a domestic setting including washing, drying and ironing laundry.  Alongside the residential care staff, you will also help to plan, prepare and provide nutritious and homely meals to meet the needs of the children.

The role also involves shopping (including online) for domestic provisions such as food and cleaning materials and undertaking tasks to ensure that all requirements of the food standards agencies are adhered to within the setting.

These are unique and important jobs within our services and the right people for the roles will have the ability show resilience, patience and understanding.

Please contact us if you would like further information or an informal chat about these fulfilling and rewarding opportunities, you can get in touch by contacting:

Glen Jones on 01922 653099 or by email at

Debbie Trayhern on 01922 655437 or by email at

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Closing date for applications: 30th July 2022

Important Information:

Our homes can accommodate children up to 18 years of age.  Due to the nature of this post, the DFE minimum standard states that an employee must be four years older than the oldest resident therefore applicants must be 22 years of age or older.

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children, young people entrusted to our care, and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people.

Note: Applicants appointed to posts that require an enhanced DBS clearance must declare any periods of time that they have lived, studied or worked abroad and be prepared to provide an Overseas Criminal Records Certificate (OCRC) or a Statement of Good Conduct (SOGC) relating to anytime they were overseas.

The Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty covers this post for public sector workers. The post holder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English


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