Housekeeper, Fessey House

Job specification

£20,258 p.a. pro rata
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At Swindon Borough Council, we want our town to be the best it can be. Our ambitious vision is supported by realistic transformation programmes, with the people of Swindon at their heart. Because that is who we’re doing it for – the communities and businesses that make our town great. As part of the Council, you will support a friendly local authority making decisions with real impact. It’s all for better public services. Better processes. And a better quality of life, for everyone. Join us, and Swindon will be better with you.

Fessey House is not your “traditional” care home.

Our 68 bed home comprises of 6 individual purpose built units, each of which include a kitchen, lounge and dining room.

Our service users are aged 65+, all with a cognitive impairment such as Dementia.  It is a unique, modern environment, recently extended, with vast landscaped gardens and communal activity rooms for our residents to enjoy. 

Fessey House aims to provide a supported living environment where older people can feel safe, secure and free to live their lives as independently as possible.

Privacy, dignity and the right to make choices are paramount in our approach to providing the highest quality service for those who choose to make Fessey House their home.

The service we provide is designed to meet the needs to each individual in such a way as to provide them with the opportunity to maintain as much control over their own lives as possible.

But don’t just take our word for it. See what our workers have to say about working at Fessey House by following this link.

Your next role

As a Housekeeper, you will complement our current friendly team, supporting our individuals to gain the best outcome for them to live the life they deserve here with us.

We pride ourselves on the person-centred approach we have for supporting both our individuals and their families.

Experience of working with elderly people either formal or informal is essential, along with an awareness of Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards.

You must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act “for the effective performance of a customer-facing role”).

As part of the COVID19 strategy this role will be subject to regular COVID-19 testing, as per the guidance set out by the Department of Health and Social Care.

Working with us

We offer a mixture of shift patterns including “earlies” from 8:30am to 12:30pm and “lates” from 3:30pm to 7:30pm.

Fessey House is located on Brookdene in Haydon Wick, easily accessible by bus between Orbital Shopping Park and Park North on the number 5 service or between Taw Hill and Middle Wichel on the number 11 service.

Your next package

For Swindon to thrive in the future, we need to lay the foundations now. It’s why our regeneration and transformation programmes are already underway. So, you’ll be joining us at an exciting time on our journey. We’ll look to you to share your knowledge, influence decisions and drive real, positive change. With your contributions, we’ll achieve our vision of a prosperous, re-vitalised Swindon by 2030 together. And you’ll be proud to say it was made better with you.

Please see our Rewards and Benefits offer for more details.

Your next steps

Download the role profile and Safeguarding application form.

This role is a safeguarding role and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, you must therefore complete a full application form and send to

CVs will not be considered.

Potential applicants are sometimes put off if they don’t meet 100% of the requirements. We think individual experience, skills and passion make all the difference, so if you meet the majority of the criteria, we’d love to hear from you.

For further information about the role, please contact Sharron Black, In House Provider Operational Manager at

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