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Cleaners (Part-time)

Directorate of Technology, Estates & Facilities
11.73 per hour rising to 12.00 per hour after 12 months
Grade 1
Contract status
Hours of work
Based at
University of York campus
Interview date
To be confirmed
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Role Description


Directorate of Technology, Estates & Facilities - Cleaning Services

The Directorate of Technology, Estates and Facilities [DTEF] is responsible for ‘providing outstanding work, study, research facilities, and facilities to enhance the student experience, on campus and online’.

This role is part of the Cleaning Services  team within Facilities. 


As a Cleaner within the University of York you will ensure that allocated areas of the campus are cleaned to a consistently high standard. You will carry out general cleaning duties, in any areas allocated by your Supervisor or Cleaning Manager, to the required standard and in accordance with agreed service levels. Following training, you will ensure that cleaning materials and equipment are used in a safe, efficient and cost effective way.

Due to the nature of the work, you will be required to be on your feet for the duration of the shift and must have the ability to carry out significant manual handling duties such as:  making beds, carrying linen bundles, use of heavy floor cleaning machinery, using stairs etc.

You should also have the ability to communicate effectively with others and to receive and understand instructions.  In addition, you will need to be able to use email and other online systems so that you are able to receive University communications, including e-payslips.

Contracted hours of work are available from 15 per week to 30 per week.  Examples of shift patterns currently available include, but are not limited to:

  • 06:00 - 09:00
  • 09:30 - 12:30
  • Weekends only (various hours)

Whilst the shifts represent regular working patterns, the positions require the flexibility to work any 5 days out of 7, including weekends according to a rota  which is allocated in advance, on a monthly basis. 

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • Ability to carry out significant manual handling duties such as carrying heavy bundles of linen and using heavy floor cleaning machinery
  • Flexibility to work any 5 days out of 7, including weekends
  • The ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, managers and customers and to receive and understand instruction
  •  Evidence of upholding our behaviours (included in our accompanying Job Description).

 Interview date:  To be confirmed.  Please note that shortlisting takes place on an ongoing basis and you may be asked to attend an interview prior to the closing date stated.

For help and assistance: please contact the DTEF Services team on 01904 32 2073 or via email at:

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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