Porter

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Somerset
Salary
40 hrs p/w inc days, nights, wkends
Posted
24 Nov 2016
Closes
22 Dec 2016
Sectors
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Porters at St Monica Trust undertake a valuable and varied role. They ensure the safety and security of our residents, staff and external visitors, they respond to incidents and emergencies and they play their part in the day to day running of our service.

The Porters are normally the first point of contact at any of our sites. They're the ones you'll speak to when you call to gain entry to buildings or meet out-and-about on security patrols. They are known among our residents and staff as having knowledge about our services, buildings and events. Our residents get to know our Porters by name and vice versa. A resident sums up their role - "they do the things that happen behind the scenes and can turn their hands to anything???"

At any one time on a visit to one of our St Monica Trust sites, you might see a Porter responding to a security alert, fixing or fitting light bulbs, setting up for an event, delivering internal post or collecting clinical waste or recycling. That's what our Porters tell us that they love the most about their jobs, the variety and the contact with our residents, staff and external visitors.

This role is 40 hours per week, working on a 24/7 cover rota pattern that includes day, night and weekend working.

What we're looking for:
Security forms a good proportion of the role of the Porter, closely followed by responding to incidents, alarms and phone calls - as such, basic knowledge of health & safety is essential. Keeping the team informed of events and incidents is crucial - we'll be looking for clear written and verbal communication skills and the ability to act promptly and effectively in an emergency. Our Porters tell us that you must be "chatty and personable" and "always on alert".

Due to the nature of the services we provide at St Monica Trust, we will also be looking for an understanding of older people's needs. Additionally, the wide range of tasks associated with this role (as outlined in the role profile) will require a good level of practical skills and the ability to drive.

You can find more details about the role and the person we are looking for, through the role profile, which is available on our website.

If you are ready for this new challenge, we look forward to hearing from you.

How to apply:
Click on apply, where you can submit an application through our website.

The St Monica Trust is committed to promoting diversity in the workplace and therefore encourages applications from all age groups, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and the LGBT community. Where required, appointment is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure

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