Head Housekeeper

Fairwinds, Rotherham

Position: Head Housekeeper
Care home: Fairwinds 
Location: Rotherham, S61 1AJ 
Contract type: 30 hours per week
Rate: Up to £12.00
Care home CQC rating: Outstanding


Do you take pride in your cleaning standards and attention to detail? As Head Housekeeper, you’ll ensure that our home is clean and welcoming home for the people who live and work here.

This is an exciting opportunity to use your skills to make a real difference every day. 

Join us as our Head Housekeeper at Fairwinds care home in Rotherham.


About Exemplar Health Care 

Fairwinds is part of Exemplar Health Care, a leading provider of nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs. 

We support adults living with complex mental health needs. The home has two small units - one that's exclusively for people who identify as female. 

As well as stable and secure employment opportunities, we offer great benefits and perks, and plenty of opportunities to learn, develop and progress.


About the role

Our Head Housekeeper plays a key role in leading all the daily and weekly cleaning routines of their Housekeeping Team. 

No two days will ever be the same, but your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • carrying out cleaning schedules with your team, including dusting, mopping, polishing and vacuuming 
  • overseeing your team’s cleaning of all areas, including residents’ rooms, lounges, kitchens, bathrooms, kitchens and offices
  • building trust and promoting choice, dignity and independence.

You’ll put our people at the heart of everything you do – whether that’s hoovering our residents’ bedrooms or polishing their photo frames. We can guarantee that whatever you bring to the role, you’ll see great rewards.

If you haven’t worked in the care sector before, we’ll help you feel right at home from the start with our induction, buddy, and ongoing training programmes.

Download our job description to read more: https://brochures.exemplarhc.com/view/1030640927/


About you

Above all, you’re someone who identifies with our values of fun, integrity, responsiveness, success and teamwork.

You’re also:

  • kind, caring and understanding
  • a great leader, with the energy and enthusiasm to motivate your team 
  • someone with a keen eye for detail 
  • an excellent team player 
  • passionate about high standards of cleanliness, with outstanding housekeeping skills
  • a positive person with a can-do attitude
  • a great listener and communicator.

You don’t need any specific qualifications to apply for this role, but a good standard of education, such as GCSEs in English and Maths, may be useful. You’ll ideally also have supervisory experience in a similar role.


What we offer

We offer great rewards and perks including: 

  • regular supervision, peer support, learning opportunities and career prospects 
  • access to wages before payday
  • retail and lifestyle discounts
  • free DBS check
  • 24/7 counselling and support
  • Blue Light Card eligibility.


How to apply

Sound good? We’d love to hear from you. Click the button to ‘APPLY NOW’.

Please note, applicants must be authorised to work in the UK. We’re unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa at this time.


Colleague stories

“There are many career opportunities at Exemplar Health Care and the support that I’ve received has been amazing. Everyone at Exemplar Health Care is committed to not only our residents, but each other. I am proud to be part of the Exemplar family.”

Nurse – Exemplar Health Care

Read our stories

Rewarding your dedication

Whether it’s RCNi membership or NMC PIN payment for Nurses, or lifestyle and retail discounts for everyone, we’re always thinking about new ways of saying ‘thank you’ for being part of our team.


Lifestyle and retail discounts - all colleagues can access great savings and monthly discounts on high street shops, restaurants, pubs and holidays, as well as 2-for-1 cinema tickets.


Employee Assistance Programme - all colleagues can access 24/7 counselling and support through our wellbeing partner, Care First.


Pension plan - after 3 months, you’ll be auto-enrolled into our pension scheme with NOW pensions, where you’ll have up to 5% of your earnings (depending on your salary) put into the pension and we’ll contribute an additional 3%.

DBS check

Paid DBS check - we’ll pay for all new starters to have a DBS check, so you don’t need to cover the cost.


Career development opportunities - there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and progress in your career at Exemplar Health Care, if you wish.