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Facilities Deep Clean Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

The post holder will work as an integral part of the Hospital Facilities team ensuring a high quality service to patients.

The main elements of the role are ensuring the delivery of general environmental cleaning in all areas of the hospital.

To provide a breakfast, lunch and supper service to patients (food & beverages).

The post holder is expected to comply with Trust Infection Control Policies and conduct him/herself at all times in such a manner as to minimise the risk of healthcare associated infection.

To contribute to the maintenance of a hygienic and clean environment for patients, staff and visitors to ensure the highest standards are met at all times.

To carrying out deep cleaning following outbreaks of infectious illness and terminal cleaning of vacated isolation rooms. Duties will also include deep cleaning of healthcare premises as required of following maintenance.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

Currently we are seeking a Facilities Services Assistants to join our Community Deep Clean Team. We currently have a vacancy for 37.5 hours per week.

Our Community Deep Clean Team is based at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital carrying out specialized and deep cleans on a daily basis. They are also required to travel using a trust vehicle in order to provide a service to all our Community Hospitals, completing similar duties at the request of the Facilities Management.

Therefore, a Full UK driving license is essential.

You will need to be passionate about cleanliness and keen to ensure our patients are cared for in a safe and clean environment. You should be prepared to be flexible and enthusiastic with a real desire to provide the best possible environment for our patients and visitors.

We are looking for individuals who love working as part of a team but feel happy and confident enough to take on challenges and to work unsupervised when required.

Although previous hospital experience is not essential you should have a keen eye for detail and be able to demonstrate previous experience in a cleaning or food service environment.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours. Shift patterns vary and include alternate weekends for which there is an enhanced pay rate. Shift patterns cover between 7am - 8.00pm and do not include split shifts.

Interview Date: To be Confirmed

For further information please contact: Darren Beckett (Operations Manager) at

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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