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Rapid Response Assistant (Cleaning)

Directorate of Technology, Estates & Facilities
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
18,009 - 19,612 reduced for part-time working
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Working within Facilities Services the Rapid Response Team (RRT) provide a reactive cleaning service to all areas of the University and outlying premises. Team members also 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 (RRT) primarily undertakes 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 and have the ability to drive a high sided LWB transit type van.

The RRT team is in daily contact with students, staff, contractors and guests. In addition to all our RRT duties, there will be a requirement for experience and aptitude in minor maintenance work. 

Regular working hours are assigned, however, in order to maintain flexibility within the team Rapid Response Assistants are required to work flexibly between the hours of 07:00 and 20:00 on any 5 days out of 7 including weekends.  Hours of work are confirmed in advance via a rota.

Positions currently available include but are not limited to part time at 30 hours per week (81% of full time equivalent).

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • Full driving licence
  • Ability to carry out significant manual handling duties
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a range of colleagues and customers

For informal enquiries: please contact our Assistant Head of Facilities Services

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