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Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of DCHS Hotel Services team.

What really matters to us is providing everyone of our patients with an excellent experience, a service that really cares and one that delivers the right outcome, and we achieve this every day.

As a Porter, you will become an active member of our team working closely with other disciplines.

We are looking for enthusiastic team members who are eager to learn and to develop themselves.

Previous experience is desirable.

We are looking for individuals who are highly motivated and want to make a difference to our patients’ experience and who demonstrate values and personal qualities that support the DCHS way of working.

Post details:

37.5 hours per week

Shifts 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm, 10pm-6am

You will be required to work on a rota, including weekends and bank holidays

Main duties of the job

We are looking to appoint two Porters at Walton Hospital to work 37.5 hours per week. 

The post holder is responsible for the security of the site, delivery of meals to patients, cleaning duties in both clinical and non clinical areas (further duties outlined in the job description).

The shifts include working weekends and bank holidays on a seven week rota

Working for our organisation

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people’s own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Duties to include collection and segregation of all waste

Delivery of post to all departmet

Cleaning of clinical and non clinical areas.

Collecting/delivery of linen and laundry

Collection of Samples

Locking/unlocking of the buildings

further duities as per job description

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Full driving licence
  • Desirable criteria

  • NVQ in Portering
  • Basic Health and Safety
  • Experience and Knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • Banksman experience
  • Desirable criteria

  • Previous experience of working in a similar environment
  • Basic IT knowledge
  • Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust (DCHS) is one of the largest providers of specialist community healthcare in England and we currently employ around 4,500 staff. We deliver a variety of services across Derbyshire, caring for nearly 1.8 million patients each year.

    We deliver patient care through 11 community hospitals, 4 minor injury units, 29 health centres and a learning disability centre. Another key part of our service is out in the community where we care for people in their own homes via therapists, health visitors and district nurses, and promoting public health in the wider community. As a Trust we care for patients of all ages with a special focus on the needs of elderly people and the very young.

    DCHS has been recognised as a top 10 NHS organisation to work for in the UK by the Health Service Journal and NHS Employers in their Best Places to Work 2015 campaign. The Trust is also the runner-up in the category for the best NHS community trust employer.