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Summer Cleaners

Directorate of Technology, Estates & Facilities
23,144 - 23,700 (pro rata)
Grade 1
Contract status
Fixed term
Hours of work
Based at
University of York campus
Interview date
To be confirmed
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Role Description

Fixed Term, Summer Cleaners

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.

This is a fixed term contract from week commencing 17th June 2024 until Friday 13th September 2024. You will be allocated an annual leave entitlement for your period of employment but you must be available to work consistently throughout this period. As part of the application process we will ask you to detail any dates you are not available. 

For this fixed term period, contracted hours of work will be 20 per week, with most of these to be worked within the hours 09:00 until 13:00 Monday to Friday. 

Some additional weekend working will also be required to cover our busy, clean down periods.  

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.

The salary for this position is £23,700 (equivalent to £12.28 per hour).

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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