Theatre Night Departmental Assistant
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust - Eastbourne

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East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Rye and Uckfield and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes.

The trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff. A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include: Staff development, Pension scheme, On-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, access to sports and social clubs, subsidised staff restaurants, on-site accommodation, staff gymnasiums, squash and tennis court plus heated outdoor swimming pool (Eastbourne only), Staff lottery.

The trust is smoke free and smoking is not be permitted by anyone within the premises or grounds.

Please note that we may contact you via email about your application, so please check your email account.

RESTRICTED applicants - candidates with an 'At Risk' account will be guaranteed an interveiw PROVIDED that they meet the requirements of the person specification.


Theatre Night Departmental Assistant

We are currently seeking an individual with excellent communication and customer service skills to join our caring Housekeeping Team based at EastbourneDistrictGeneralHospital. You will be working with a team of highly motivated people who aim for the highest standards of cleanliness and patient satisfaction, always accepting and trying out new innovations.

Hours of post – Monday to Friday 1800-0200

Some experience would be useful but not essential as full training is given.

All successful at interview candidates will require various employment checks (i.e DBS Disclosure, References and Health Assessment).

If you require any further information please see the job description available as an additional document or email

RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK - Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH - All successful candidates will be expected to undergo an Occupational Health Assessment. In order to comply with current legislation, if you are offered a post within an exposure prone area, you will be required to be tested for blood-borne viruses.
DBS - This post may require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offences.
SALARY - unless you have relevant NHS experience, you can expect to commence on the base point of the salary grade quoted.
DRIVING - if the post requires you to travel between sites and you use your own car, you will need to have business mileage on your insurance
Job shares will be considered for all posts.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOUR APPLICATION MEETS THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF THE PERSON SPECIFICATION, SO PLEASE READ IT BEFORE COMPLETING AN APPLICATION. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE JUDGED AGAINST THESE CRITERIA. If you do not hear within 3 weeks of the closing date, you may presume that you have not been shortlisted as you did not meet the shortlisting requirements and we regret that we can give you no further feedback on your application at this stage.
NB - we do not cover travel expenses if you are offered an interview.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.