Team Clean Senior Cleaner, Estates and Campus Services

Estates and Campus Services



  • Posted on: 10th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £18,212 - £20,092 per annum (pro rata)
  • REF: REQ05374
  • Closes: 10th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Part Time

Job description
Working at University of Essex

The opportunity has arisen for motivated individuals to join our Soft FM Services team. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing a quality; customer focused cleaning service within the University campus.

As an employer we offer a range of benefits and a commitment to career development and equal opportunities in an environment that both reflects and creates a rich interaction of people, disciplines and ideas.

  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Competitive salaries
  • Training and development
  • Family Friendly policies
  • On campus childcare facilities, for more information visit
  • Relocation support package for qualifying staff
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Range of optional salary exchange tax benefits (pension and bicycle schemes)

Duties and responsibilities

As part of your position as Team Clean Senior Cleaner, you will be responsible for cleaning and preparation of various areas in the academic and associated buildings. When deputising for the Supervisor, you will be responsible for various leadership duties such as coordinating the work of the cleaning team, undertaking quality control inspections, and collating monthly stores orders for the cleaning team.

In response of the current Covid-19 pandemic, extra safety measures have been implemented to ensure we are protecting our staff, students and wider community. If successful, you will complete a mandatory health declaration and a risk assessment before starting work. You will also be required to adhere to wearing all necessary Personal Protective Equipment, as guided by your line manager.

Skills and qualifications

You must have the ability to undertake domestic cleaning to a high standard with good communication skills, a positive attitude to delivering good customer service and a flexible approach to work. You will ideally have an understanding of any Health and Safety information and guidance, in order to carry out the safe use of chemical and equipment, however this is not essential as training will be provided. You will ideally have experience of leading a team.

It is important that you are able to undertake physical aspects of the post, and can fulfil the staff vetting requirements in respect of the University Positions of Trust. You will have a flexible and positive approach to work, with a professional manner.

Working Pattern

Appointment to this post will be made on a part-time (15 hours per week) permanent basis, the current working pattern being Saturday and Sunday 5.30am – 1.45pm, however in the interests of working efficiency the University may from time to time review current working patterns. Hours may be required to be worked within the operational window of 5.15am to 9pm, 5 days in 7 days. Changes to working patterns resulting from this will be subject to a minimum of 21 calendar days’ notice.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives. For more information see:

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 876559).

*More information: Working at the University

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