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Directorate of Estates & Campus Services
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University of York - any University site
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17,046 - 17,361 per year, reduced for part time working
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Role Description

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.

The ability to communicate effectively with others and to receive and understand instruction is required in this role.

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.

Regular working shifts currently available are:

06:00—09:00 Monday to Friday.  15 hours per week

07:00-10:00 Saturday & Sunday.  6 hours per week

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.

Shortlisting takes place on an ongoing basis and you may be asked to attend an interview prior to the closing date stated.

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

      Athena Swan Bronze               

A place where we can ALL be ourselves #EqualityatYork



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