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Cleaners - Part time

Directorate of Estates & Campus Services
Based at
University of York
Hours of work
Contract status
17,046 - 17,361 per year, reduced for part time working
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to be confirmed
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Role Description

Directorate of Estates & Campus Services

Facilities Services

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 epayslips.

Shortlisting for our roles takes place on an ongoing basis and you may be asked to attend an interview prior to the closing date stated. Equally, it may be some time before a start date with us is confirmed. With your consent, should you be successful, you would remain on a waiting list until a suitable position becomes available.

Work patterns currently available are predominately for 15 hours per week worked from 06:00 – 09:00 over 5 days.   Other shifts may also be available.

Whilst the shifts represent regular working patterns, the positions require 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 our cleaners are expected to be flexible in their hours of work.  All members of the team should be able to work additional hours from time to time.

A number of our cleaning roles are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.  If you are appointed to a role that requires an Enhanced DBS clearance you will be asked to declare both unspent and spent convictions.



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