The council is looking to recruit a Facilities Cleaner to support the Facilities Team in carrying out their daily operations. Apply now to join our friendly team and provide a high standard of service to our local community.

What is the purpose of this role? 

The council aims to ensure a high standard of appearance and cleanliness at council facilities to ensure staff and visitors enjoy a clean and safe environment. 

This role is designed to take responsibility for the daily cleaning of council facilities and provide occasional cover for holidays or absence as necessary.

 It is central to the council’s success that the Facilities Cleaner 

  • can work at pace to deliver a high standard of cleanliness 
  • gains the knowledge needed to follow the relevant legislation, policies, procedures and rules that apply to the job 
  • is reliable and flexible over working hours 

Key Outcomes will include: 

  • positive feedback from hirers regarding the standard of the facilities 
  • no complaints from staff or hirers regarding cleanliness standards  

We will look to you to provide a high level of support to the council including: 

  • ensuring that staff and guests receive an efficient, friendly, and consistent service and all areas of the facility are at the highest levels of cleanliness 
  • taking over cleaning overspill from daytime events 
  • notifying the Facilities Manager when materials are running low so they can be re-ordered  
  • ensuring any equipment faults, failure or maintenance issues are identified and reported to the Facilities Manager as soon as discovered. 
  • sharing information and working effectively with team members to establish and support a positive working relationship and team environment 
  • providing information as necessary to hirers 

You will bring … 

  • previous cleaning experience 
  • the ability to handle heavy equipment and machinery or move tables and chairs as necessary 
  • a hardworking approach with flexibility to suit the hours and needs of the department. 
  • a positive “can-do” attitude 

You will be a star performer in this role if you … 

  • take pride in a job well done 
  • are able to work with minimum supervision 
  • can maintain consistent performance 
  • act to prevent problems, reporting issues where necessary 
  • takes responsibility for the quality of own work and keeps manager informed 

This probably isn’t your dream job if you … 

  • don’t like working with cleaning products and chemicals  
  • don’t like early morning starts  
  • are not physically fit or able to move furniture 
  • don’t like working alone 

You will be responsible for … 

  • polishing mirrors and glass  
  • emptying rubbish and recycling from bins and transferring to main point 
  • dust, damp wipe, wash or polish furniture, ledges, window sills, external surfaces of cupboards, radiators, shelves and fitments 
  • mopping floors and hoovering carpets to ensure floors are clean and free of debris 
  • ensuring sufficient stock of clean and ironed tablecloths 
  • watering plants 
  • cleaning bathrooms and kitchens including toilets, urinals, hand basins, sinks and showers, taps, tiles, splashbacks and doors, cookers, microwaves and fridges 
  • refill toilet paper and paper towel dispensers in all cubicles and bathrooms 
  • carrying out special or deep cleaning projects 
  • undertaking training relevant to your role 
  • attending and actively participating in team meetings 

You will get support from … 

the Facilities Manager, who will be your line manager 

Hours & Salary 

Hours: 14 per week, over a minimum of 5 days

Salary: Paid at the Living Wage, currently £9.90ph 

Other benefits 

Local Government Pension Scheme, 33 days annual leave including bank holidays (rising to 38 days after 5 years’ service) pro-rata according to hours worked, flexibility regarding hours, free uniform, free employee advice and support services, training and development.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Thursday 14th April 2022.