Cleaning Operative

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Reading, ENGLAND
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 19 Dec 2021

We are seeking to recruit highly motivated Cleaning Operatives to join our Cleaning Services Team to deliver high quality cleaning services to the University.  

As part of Campus Services, the Cleaning Services team play a significant part in providing service excellence to the University community, its visitors and guests:  ensuring our campuses function and are fit for purpose to support the day to day University business.  The team work closely with other Campus Services Teams: Building Support, Portering and Security to ensure continuity of service.

Knowledge of modern cleaning techniques and schedules and the ability to work as part of a small team is essential. Previous experience of working in the cleaning industry is essential although full training will be given.

Posts will be based on main Whiteknights site in the Library with an early morning start, and are term time, fixed term only.   

You will:

  • Have appropriate experience working within cleaning industry
  • Have an understanding of Health and Safety issues applied to the cleaning industry with an ability to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of COSHH
  • Have good communication skills
  • Have experience of working in a customer focused environment
  • Have a willingness to work flexibly on a number of different tasks and be able to use initiative and prioritise work
  • Have experience of working within a team/team player
  • Have a good command of English
  • Have a good level of literacy and numeracy
  • Be confident, friendly, and polite
  • Have a good level of general health
  • Be willing and able to work overtime when required

Interview date - TBC

Informal contact details

Contact role: Cleaning Services Assistant Manager

Contact name: Michelle Baker

Contact phone: 0118 378 8415

Contact email: m.n.baker@reading.ac.uk

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role: Cleaning Supervisor

Contact name: Sajan Shrestha

Contact phone: 0118 378 8415

Contact email: Sajan.shrestha@reading.ac.uk

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-UK candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that by reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship will not be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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