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Senior Cleaning Supervisors

Directorate of Estates & Campus Services
Based at
University of York
Hours of work
Contract status
21,814 - 25,217 per year, reduced for part time working
Interview Date
To be confirmed
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Role Description

Facilities Services

Senior Cleaning Supervisor [part-time]

Cleaning Services sits within Facilities Services at the University of York.  The team has responsibility for all aspects of residential and non-residential cleaning across the University.  There are approximately 380 members of Cleaning Services, who are line managed by Cleaning Zone Managers.  The Cleaning Managers are assisted by a group of part-time Supervisors who monitor staff attendance and report verbally on any issues. This role of Senior Cleaning Supervisor bridges the gap between the current Managers and Supervisors.

Successful candidates will join our team of Essential Workers.  As such, the post holders would be expected to be on site and to carry out their duties.


To assist the Cleaning Managers and to be part of a team responsible for the provision of an efficient and effective cleaning service.  To ensure the highest standards of service and cleanliness throughout the university campus sites and outlying properties.

Examples of patterns of work currently available are:

  • 20 hours per week with a working pattern of 06:00 to 10:00 on any five out of seven days flexibly or as operationally required.
  • 20 hours per week with a working pattern of 15:45 – 19:45, Monday to Friday
  • 16 hours per week with a working pattern of 07:00 – 15:00 on  Saturdays & Sundays only

Whilst regular hours of work are in place, there is requirement for cover to be provided across any 5/7 working days including evenings, weekends and public holidays.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • A general education to include 5 GCSE passes at Grade C or above, or an equivalent educational qualification, or relevant experience.
  • Working knowledge of computer software such as Microsoft Word and Excel and Email
  • Knowledge of cleaning chemicals and safe methods of working.
  • Understanding of Health & Safety issues in relation to manual handling and COSHH
  • Ability to effectively organise and prioritise own work and follow procedures.
  • Ability to organise the work activity of a team and to allocate and delegate work appropriately.
  • Numeracy & literacy skills with the ability to monitor expenditure against a financialAccount and/or budget.
  • Customer service skills to enable dialogue and interaction with staff, students and conference guests.

Interview date: To be confirmed

For informal enquiries: please contact


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