Isle of Wight Council

Gouldings Resource Centre (promoting independence through regular or short-term respite care)

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Domestic Assistant (Ref: 2023_528)

The Goulding’s Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Grade 2, £22,738 to £22,988.00 per annum pro-rata FTE (actual salary dependant on hours)

Contact: Please contact Caroline King on

Vacancy Reference: 2023_528

Closing Date: 02/01/2024

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: A variety of shift patterns are available – to be discussed at interview.

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 further information or an informal discussion, please contact Caroline King on

PLEASE NOTE: Out of Hours Standby and Call Out

You will be required to take part in the Out of Hours Stand-by Duty Rota as and when requested by management.  Standby and call out duties are paid in accordance with the IWC Terms and Conditions 2012 document.

Please click here to view the Isle of Wight Council’s Care Close to Home Strategy.

When you join #TeamIWC you'll receive our staff benefits package, including:

-  Annual leave entitlement of 32 days p/a PLUS public holidays!

-  Local Government pension scheme

-  Discounted Solent ferry travel

-  Island bus network discount

-  Cycle to work scheme

-  Staff parking permit scheme

-  Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership

-  National and local discounts & benefits schemes


A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 may be available to new employees specifically relocating to the Isle of Wight to take up a role with us. If you choose to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may be eligible get your travel costs reimbursed. Further details are available upon request.

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The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour PolicyEmployee 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’s Terms & Conditions of employment are available upon request. Please contact our recruitment team via if you would like to receive a copy.

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: Rolling