Domestic Assistant

Job title Domestic Assistant

Department Accommodation Operations

Salary Equivalent hourly rate from £9.50 per hour, in line with our Living Wage commitment

Grade Grade 2

Placed on Tuesday 05 October 2021

Closing date Open Until Filled

Interview date Tuesday 02 November 2021

Reference KM8763

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This vacancy is eligible for the ahs New Starter bonus. Apply today and if you are appointed, receive an additional £500 one month after starting and £500 on successfully passing your probation period (six months). *subject to Terms & Conditions

Have you got an eye for detail? Do you spot things that others miss? Do you seek satisfaction from a job well done? Then you could be just the person we’re after! We are recruiting for  full-time (36.5 hours per week) and part-time (27.5 hours per week or 16.5 hours per week) Domestic Assistants. 

Now more than ever it is vital in maintaining the best possible hygiene standards to support people on a global effort.  Our community needs you to ensure that cleaning is something more than it ever was before.

You’ll need to have exceptionally high standards of cleaning and strive for excellence at all times.

During term time you’ll be cleaning in student accommodation, which can transform into a 4000 bedroom hotel in the summer months.

This isn’t just all about cleaning though! You’ll be a friendly face to our customers and help them where possible and ensure their peace of mind is guaranteed.

We’re interested in your personality, whether you can offer a warm welcome and be a team player.

No previous cleaning experience is needed as we will provide full training. Please indicate on your application how many hours per week you are interested in.


We offer a generous package of pay, benefits and services including:

• A competitive rate of pay

• A generous pension scheme

• Up to 25 days annual leave per year, eight banks holidays and five extra discretionary days

• Full and part time positions with no split shifts

• We close over the Christmas break but you’re still paid for this time off

• Regular awards for shining stars, from £20 Love2Shop vouchers up to annual awards of £750

• A commitment to the wellbeing of our teams, with mindfulness sessions, fitness boot camps and free health checks

• Great staff social events

• A staff suggestion scheme, with the chance to share your ideas and earn a £20 voucher

• The chance to develop, with many training courses and job shadowing opportunities

• Up to 20 hours a year personal development time for fitness classes, training, volunteering and charity work

• Tax and national insurance savings through salary exchange schemes on nursery care 

This vacancy is eligible for the ahs Recruitment Referral Scheme. If University staff member has ‘referred’ you to apply for this vacancy, please ensure when applying you select ‘Employer Referral’ and enter the name of the relevant person when answering the question ‘Where did you learn of this job?'

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

We are an accredited Living Wage employer. Appointments at Grade 2, Spine Point 3, 4 and 5 will receive an additional supplement to ensure a minimum hourly pay equivalent to the Living Wage as confirmed on our Bath pay and grading structure page.

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our applicant information webpage before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.