Domestic Support Assistant

Keele, Newcastle-under-Lyme
£8.68 per hour
31 Jul 2018
15 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Keele University

Directorate of Human Resources (Nursery)

Domestic Support Assistant

15/16 hours over 5 afternoons

Grade 2: £8.68 per hour

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £134 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at

Keele Day Nursery is a purpose built facility offering places to 128 children every day. 

We are looking to recruit a new member of staff to our existing team to complement our domestic support provision. You must be able to ensure high standards of cleanliness at all times and have the ability to liaise with other departments within the University, including Keele Catering team. Duties will include daily food preparation, stock level monitoring and rotation, food temperature control checks, and the provision of a full laundry service along with some cleaning of public areas. Excellent organisation and time management skills, with the ability to adhere to policies and procedures to ensure good quality are essential, along with the ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.

A basic Food Hygiene Certificate is required for this role, however if you do not currently hold his, we will support you to train and achieve this within 6 months of appointment. Other training and development opportunities will be available and you therefore must be willing to undertake training as appropriate for the role. Some out of hours working will be required, along with the ability to provide cover as necessary, therefore a flexible approach to working hours is essential.

Please note this appointment is subject to both medical clearance and ongoing medical surveillance by the University Occupational Health provider and Disclosure and Barring Service checks. 

Keele University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter, and values equality and diversity across our workforce. We strive to ensure that our workforce is representative of broader society, and therefore, we would actively welcome applications from men for this role.  

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

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Closing date for applications: 15 August 2018.

Post Ref: KU00000791

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