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Two job opportunities - Housekeeper at Savio House and Residential Retreat Team Leader at Savio House





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Salesians of Don Bosco UK
(Charity No: 233779)

Savio House Retreat Centre, Ingersley Road, Bollington, Macclesfield, SK10 5RW


£8.63 per hour
20 hours per week

Savio House is a professional residential youth retreat centre set in stunning scenery right in the centre of Kerridge Ridge & Ingersley Vale in Cheshire. Savio House is also the base for Salesian Youth Ministry in the UK and hosts many other branches of the Salesian network through the year. It is a place of friendship and hospitality.

We are looking for an experienced cleaner to provide high quality housekeeping services across the whole site, often to very tight schedules (e.g. changeover days). Working as part of a team you will be responsible for cleaning all designated areas and incorporating schedules for regular deep cleaning. General housekeeping duties will include cleaning and changing beds (including bunk beds); cleaning dormitories, toilets and showers; vacuuming and dusting; as well as washing up, laundry and ironing of bedding/household laundry.

You will be responsible for providing very high standards of cleanliness and hygiene throughout Savio House so that it is a welcoming and pleasant environment for residents and guests.

You must be organised, able to work on your own initiative and be trustworthy. You will be well presented and have a friendly nature.


Hours of work: 9.00am to 1.00pm (negotiable), Monday to Friday

Other Benefits: 6.6 weeks’ holiday, pension scheme

Application packs are available from:

Mrs Sara Bolton
Savio House Retreat Centre
Ingersley Road
SK10 5RW
Tel: 01625 575405

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17 February 2020

Salesians of Don Bosco UK is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for this role.


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Salesians of Don Bosco UK
Registered Charity No. 233779

Residential Retreat Team/Programme Leader
Bollington, Macclesfield
Salary: £17,500 - £20,000pa dependent on experience
(Accommodation included)


Savio House is seeking an inspirational and committed practising Catholic to lead our retreat team of young volunteers and community members in the delivery of engaging, thought provoking retreat programmes to the young people that we serve.


The role is a residential fixed term post for two years. It carries responsibility for the day to day management of the retreat team, retreat experience and programme development.


You will be educated to degree level, or have equivalent knowledge, with professional experience of working with young people. You will have strong motivational skills with a creative flair and enjoy spending time with young people. An ability to keep things in proportion and be resilient are key to the success of this role.


The role requires excellent organisation, administration and leadership skills with an ability to continually reassess priorities. You will be required to lead the majority of retreats which includes working evenings and weekends. Some experience of community living would be an advantage.


Post to commence in August 2020.
Other Benefits: Contributory pension scheme

Closing date: Monday 16th March 2020
Interviews: Sunday 22nd-Monday 23rd March


For more information, download the documents below. For an application form, or a hard copy of the documents, contact:


Mrs Sara Bolton, Savio House Retreat Centre, Ingersley Road, Bollington, Cheshire, Macclesfield, SK10 5RW,

Tel: 01625 575405, Email:


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The Salesians of Don Bosco UK is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such a satisfactory Enhanced DBS with Barred List check will be required for the successful candidate.




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