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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
16,982 - 18,777 per year, reduced for part time working
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Role Description

Working within Facilities 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. 

Regular working hours are assigned however, in order to maintain flexibility within the team Rapid Response Assistants are at times and when operationally necessary, required to work flexibly between the hours of 07:00 and 22:00 on any 5 days out of 7 including weekends.

There are currently two positions available for which the regular hours of work are as follows:

Post 1

Full time at 37 hours per week 

12:00—20:00 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday plus 07:00—15:00 Saturday


Post 2

Part time at 30 hours per week

12:00—20:00 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday plus 07:00—15:00 Sunday



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