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Rapid Response Assistants: Cleaning Services

Directorate of Estates & Campus Services
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Full or part-time (see job details)
Contract status
16,618 - 18,412 per year, reduced for part time working
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Role Description

Working within Cleaning Services, the Rapid Response Team provides a rapid response cleaning service to all areas of the university and outlying premises. 

Team members carry out planned deep-cleaning project work across the University campus.  Their work includes the use of specialised industrial cleaning equipment and at times they are required to work at heights.

The Rapid Response Team  also undertake driving duties of lightweight University vehicles and commercial vans around the estate as required and are responsible for furniture moves and room set ups around campus.   It is therefore essential that members of this team hold a full, UK driving licence.

The Rapid Response Team  are in daily contact with students, staff, contractors and guests. 

The regular working shifts for the two posts available are as follows:


Post 1:  Full time. 37 hours per week

Tuesday to Friday 12:00 until 20:00 plus Saturday 07:00 until 15:00

Post 2:  Part time.  30 hours per week

Friday and Monday 12:00 until 20:00 plus Saturday and Sunday 07:00 until 15:00


Whilst the shifts offered represent the regular working patterns, the position requires the flexibility to work any 5 days out of 7, including weekends when requested.  In particular, during vacation periods and clean-down periods , the workload can fluctuate and you will be expected to be flexible in the hours you work.  You should be able to work additional hours from time to time.


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