Cleaner / Domestic Assistant

Posted on 15 May 2023
  • Directorate BHCC: Health & Adult Social Care
  • Salary £11.59 - £11.81 per hour
  • Contract Permanent
  • Closing Date This vacancy has closed


The Beach House

Job Summary

  • Job reference
  • Positions available
  • Working hours
  • Closing date

    This vacancy has closed

  • Job category
    Caretaking & Cleaning
  • Organisation
    Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

We are looking to recruit one Cleaner / Domestic Assistant to work within a friendly team providing high standards of cleanliness at Beach House.

The Beach House is a short breaks service for adults who have learning disabilities. 

The service is registered with the Care Quality Commission and can support a maximum of 14 people with learning disabilities at one time.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals who, as well as having excellent domestic skills, have an understanding of the additional communication needs that some of the people using the service may present.

 If successful you will be working as a member of an established and committed team.

Training and supervision will be provided to support you in this role.

About the role

The role of Domestic Cleaning Assistant is vital to ensure we deliver clean, safe, high quality care to our service users, visitors and staff.

This would include:

  • cleaning floor services
  • clients' laundry - washing and ironing
  • supporting clients to keep bedrooms and bathrooms clean and tidy
  • cleaning kitchen work surfaces, fridges, ovens
  • assisting in stock control and budgeting
  • being aware of the use of cleaning products and safety guidelines

At Brighton & Hove City Council we offer staff a range of benefits. If you choose to work for us, in return we can offer you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Career average pension scheme
  • generous holiday 
  • an opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills
  • staff discounts
  • a range of other staff benefits

Please read our Apply for a job at the council ( pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

*For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

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Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (


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