Job Details:

Salary: £20.27k – £21.32k per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen for individuals to join our friendly and professional team within the Operating Theatre Department as a Theatre Housekeepers on a fixed term 12 month contract. 

Main duties of the job

To provide direct support to the operating theatre and recovery areas in order to meet the departmental requirements, specifically by making sure the environment is kept clear, tidy and appropriately maintained.

Working for our organisation

Chesterfield Royal Hospital is located in Calow, Chesterfield, which is situated on a green field site on the edge of the Peak District National Park. It is home to the Crooked Spire and is also close to Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham, thus offering numerous choices for recreational activities and lifestyles.

Chesterfield Royal Hospital was officially opened by the queen in 1985 and since then it has continued to expand and modernise, currently holding approximately 550 beds. We provide acute in-patient and out-patient care for Chesterfield and the surrounding rural area of North Derbyshire, serving a population of approximately 350,000 people.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the Job description and Person Specification in the attachments section on this page. This document contains a full detailed description of the role, the main responsibilities and duties, and the criteria required for the role.

Person specification

Qualifications & Training

Essential criteria
  • Basic numeracy and literacy skills
Desirable criteria
  • Basic certificate in cleaning and housekeeping skills
  • NVQ Level 1


Essential criteria
  • Worked as a member of a team
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience in a hospital environment
  • Knowledge of Infection control
  • Knowledge of Quality Standards
  • Previous Catering/Domestic experience

Skills & knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to co-ordinate tasks
Desirable criteria
  • Basic knowledge of Health and Safety

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Simple problem solving
  • Flexibility
  • Smart appearance
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to disseminate information

Flexible Working

If you’re looking for flexible or predictable working arrangements, please speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate this. If it works for our service and patients, we will do our best to make it work for you.

COVID19 Vaccination

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to ensuring the safety of all our staff and patients therefore encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated against COVID19 as this remains the best line of defence against the virus.

UK Points-based immigration system

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.  Please note that from 1 January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route.  Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here Work in the UK – GOV.UK (

It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form.  Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years.  Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants – GOV.UK (

Suppose you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care. In that case, you may be  eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead, which is cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge.


Communications throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

If you require any support in completing the application form, please do not hesitate to contact the HR Support Services team on View phone number on and we will be happy to provide assistance.

Please see the attached documents and links in relation to working for Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. In particular, the general conditions of employment and benefits of working for the trust.

This role is part of the integrated health and social care community across Derbyshire, where there are many opportunities to work across different locations and providers developing new and different skills. Whilst this role is initially based in Chesterfield there may be future opportunities to be based at different locations within the health and social care community which we may talk to you about in the future.

Job Category: Health
Job Type: Part Time
Job Location: Chesterfield

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