Role description

Domestic Services Assistant


Hospice Band 2 – Starting Salary £21,230 WTE (salary may rise to £22,263 WTE per annum subject to satisfactory performance) + Unsocial Hours Shift Allowance + Pension + Benefits

1 Permanent Position: 22.5h per week, over 5 days, Monday to Sunday: Late shift: 14:00-18:30

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic individuals to join our friendly, hard-working team who helps to provide a range of cleaning related duties across the hospice in a professional manner and to set procedures and high standards.

Cleaning experience is desirable although full training will be given. Responsibilities will include general cleaning tasks such as the disposal of refuse, high / low dusting, cleaning sanitary areas, wet mopping, cleaning of patient equipment, etc. Staff uniform will be provided.

The ability to work on you own initiative and as part of a team is essential as is having good communication skills and the ability to prioritise and organise the daily duties, whilst maintaining a professional approach at all times regardless of the situation. 

Experience with cleaning equipment or working within a healthcare setting would be an advantage, as would knowledge of COSHH, manual handling and infection control, but this is not essential as full training will be provided. You must be prepared to work shift patterns which also include weekends. Please indicate in your application form if you are applying for an Early or Late shift pattern.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Steven McLeod on 0131 551 1381

How to apply:

The full job description for this role can be obtained by clicking on the download button below.

To apply please complete the Hospice Application Form below and return by email to

EMPLOYER: St Columba's Hospice Care, is an independent Scottish Charity, SC003634, regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).

STARTING SALARY: The starting salary for all appointments (irrespective of experience or current salary) is 'Step 1' of the Hospice salary scale

PAY PROGRESSION: Salary will be reviewed following 12 months service and, subject to satisfactory performance in the role and at the discretion of the Hospice, salary may rise to 'Step 2'.

HOSPICE SERVICE RELATED BENEFITS: Continous service at St Columba's counts towards the calculation of entitlement for all Hospice service related benefits including annual leave allowance, occupational sick pay, maternity/paternity leave & pay etc.

St Columba's Hospice offers competitive rates of pay, generous pension contributions, annual leave and occupational sick pay entitlements that increase with service at St Columba's, and a supportive and rewarding place to work, with our own on-site education and research team - we're an Investor in People organisation! For a full summary of terms and conditions of employment please refer to the vacancy pack for the role you are interested in.


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