Isle of Wight Council

The Gouldings (a service to promote the independence of individuals)

Job Packs

Click on the titles below to download further information regarding this vacancy:

Job SummaryTerms and Conditions
Domestic Assistant - Freshwater (Ref: 2022_16)

The Goulding’s, Freshwater IOW

Salary: Grade 2, £20,8132 - £21,063 per annum pro rata (actual salary £16,874 - £17,078)

Vacancy Reference: 2022_16

Closing Date: 09/12/2022

Contract Type: Fixed-term until the 31/3/23

Hours: 30 hrs per week

The Isle of Wight Council Bedded Reablement service is looking for a dynamic and committed Domestic Assistant to support the cleanliness and hygiene within the Housekeeping team.

Located in Freshwater, The Goulding’s Resource Centre is a 20-minute scenic drive from Newport and situated directly on a main bus route. There you will be to helping to maintain the high standards of cleanliness of the Centre and its clients.

We are looking to appoint an individual with excellent listening and observational skills. It would be helpful, but not necessary to have previous experience in the domestic service. You will be expected to hold or undertake infection prevention and control training as well as COSHH. You will have a passion for your vocation and people as well as the ability to prioritise workloads in a busy environment. You will be supported with full training, regular structured supervision, and Development Opportunities.

For an informal conversation or for any further information, please contact Caroline King on or 01983752135

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island

A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the
Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.

Closing Date: 9th December 2022