Vacancy for General Porter

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Location Cambridge, CB2
Contract Type Permanent - Employee
Working Days Monday-Friday
Working Times Between 7:00 am and 7:00pm
Shift Pattern Monday to Friday
Working Hours per Week 37.5 per week
Pay Rate £10.95 per hour
Job Reference OP/48234

Reporting to the Portering Team Leader. Taking responsibility for the delivery of the portering service within the hospital. Delivering excellent customer service by ensuring all requests from users within the Royal Papworth Hospital are executed in a timely, accurate and professional manner all within the agreed service level requirements


Main Duties:

  • Movement of general, recycling, and clinical waste and used linen from chute rooms to waste compound.
  • Use the app provided to ensure the start and completion of tasks within the service specification time.
  • Scheduled or adhoc movement and delivery of linen throughout site to designated areas always ensuring sufficient stock.
  • Scheduled and adhoc delivery of Medical Gas throughout site ensuring all requests are dealt with in a timely manner. Collection of empty cylinders throughout site and return to gas store.
  • Scheduled and adhoc collection of samples from designated collections points throughout the site ensuring samples are collected and delivered to the correct laboratory at CUH within the service attend and complete times.
  • Scheduled and adhoc collection and delivery of all goods brought into site through the procurement department. Collection and delivery of goods in a safe and timely manner ensuring service attend and completion times are met.



Health & Safety accountabilities:

  • Communicate regularly with colleagues through formal and informal channels on safety matters to ensure that there is a free flow of ideas and that morale remains high.
  • Ensure that the OCS safety image is reflected positively through your actions and those of your colleagues.
  • Ensure that personal H&S competence and skill level is maintained i.e. attended Managing Safety programme and other Company safety events.
  • Take responsibility for ensuring that plant and equipment is maintained and fit for purpose.
  • Ensure that work activities are properly managed and supervised.



Critical Performance Measures (CPMs) / Objectives:

  • Ensure all waste chutes are clear of waste at all times
  • Following the schedule to ensure a safe working environment
  • Keeping the yard clean and tidy at all times
  • Ensuring waste stream is segregated correctly and any non-conformities reported to line manager
  • Tagging of clinical waste using the correct tagging system



To be successful in the role, you will need:



  • Hard working
  • Good level of English speaking language
  • Self sufficient
  • Proactive
  • On the Job Training Provided



What will you get in return?


A pension scheme- to save for the future - eligibility rules apply

Access to high street discounts

Access to low interest loans

Recognition scheme ‘OCS Stars’- monetary rewards given to top performers

Training and Development- apprenticeships, e-learning, English as a Second Language and our award nominated ‘Impact’ Programme

Long Service Awards

Cycle to work scheme- discounted bicycles

Access to our Employee Assistance Programme- 24-7 Wellbeing Support


Why join OCS Group UK Ltd?


OCS prides itself as a company with strong family values and we are passionate about hiring people who demonstrate the same.

We take CARE of you; We act SAFELY and responsibly; We are TRUSTWORTHY; We work as EXPERTS. If you share these Values, we want you to be part of our team.

OCS have a well-respected brand and our colleagues are empowered to be the best version of themselves. We offer job stability and are committed to developing our colleagues by offering more than just a job. We are a financially stable business who continues to be privately owned since its inception in 1900.

We reward those who demonstrate our values and since the launch of our OCS Star recognition scheme we have rewarded nearly 1,500 colleagues with monetary vouchers, certificates, and public recognition within the business.

We invest and support the growth of our people and are currently sponsoring over 310 colleagues who are enrolled in a variety of apprenticeship programmes, ranging from Level 3 qualifications in customer service to degree programmes in Leadership. If you want to develop you career, OCS is a great choice.

OCS offers the family feel of smaller organisations although large enough to offer so many opportunities. We recognise your efforts and contribution and show our appreciation through a variety of reward schemes which in turn results in our colleagues staying with OCS.  Our business is the family you can choose, and our people stay for the friendships, opportunities, and career fulfilment we offer.