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Cleaner (3 vacancies)

The post holder will be allocated to work at a particular University site, but may be required to work at any of the university sites, depending on service need.

The Cleaning Team have been awarded Centre Status for BICSc, (British Institute Cleaning Science) which enables in house training to a national standard. Cleaners not already BICSc qualified must attend the necessary training on appointment in order to gain the qualification.

 There are three positions available as detailed below, please state on your application which post/s you would be interested in being considered for:


Post 1: 25hr post = Mon to Fri 14.00-19.00hrs based at the Jenny Lind Building. (5x5hrs)


Post 2: 12hr post = Mon, Thu, Fri 7 till 10a.m and Sat 9 a.m. till 12 noon based in the Student Union (4x3hrs)


Post 3: 12hr post = Sun to Friday, Sun times to suit, Mon to Fri 7.00-9.00 based in Peirson Building (6x2hrs)




Closing date: Sunday 12 Nov 2017

Reference number: FM1712 - 3449

Job details

Job details

Band 2 - £15,961 - £16,342 with opportunity to progress to £16,983
Part time: multiple positions (see below)
As soon as possible
Responsible to
Cleaning Supervisor and Cleaning Manager
Responsible for
Interview date
To be confirmed


For more information about the department visit the Facilities website.



We strive to be an outstanding university at which to be both a student and a member of staff. We concentrate on working together as a whole University, to create an environment in which people thrive, placing great importance on combining enduring human values with professionalism.

We have a national reputation as a very friendly community, where both staff and students feel genuinely valued and empowered to make a meaningful contribution.

We are one of the fastest growing universities in the UK. Over the past decade, the number of students choosing to shape their future at the University of Worcester has more than tripled. We are now a community of over 10,000 students and 1,000 staff members, drawn from over 60 countries and a wide variety of disciplines, including nursing and health, teacher training and education, biological science, business, arts, humanities, psychology, law, sports science, management and more.


Working At Worcester

The University of Worcester is a great place to work – a dynamic crucible where new ideas are forged. Our culture is open, engaged, and inclusive, an excellent environment in which to make more of your own rich potential.

As a University that seeks to make a transformative contribution to our world through inspirational teaching and illuminating research, we recognise that our staff and their collective talent are our greatest asset in the pursuit of excellence.

We are committed to offering our staff the creative combination of challenge, opportunity and support which is needed to grow personally and professionally. Having the best people work at the University is central to the University’s ongoing and future success. We offer you a comprehensive induction, extensive staff development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including generous holiday allowance, pension scheme and access to excellent facilities. We want you to get the most out of working here and to develop alongside us.

Life extends beyond work. The well-being of staff and their families is important to us, as exemplified by our many resources for families, including an on-campus nursery, which is rated outstanding by Ofsted. Staff can also access the University’s wide array of sports, educational and leisure facilities, giving you easy on-site access to activities and classes.

The University of Worcester is a high quality University with an international reputation for excellent, inclusive education, as well as a dynamic engine for social and economic development in the region. We are known for creative, high achieving work with partner organisations and for promoting equal opportunities.

The Henwick Grove site in St Johns is located close to the city centre in Worcester and is within 43 acres. It is characterised by relatively low-density development with non-residential and residential buildings of a range of ages and designs. There are extensive playing fields and the campus is attractively landscaped. The residential student Halls provides 789 bed spaces.

The second site in the City Centre is the former Worcester Royal Infirmary, which is vacant following the relocation of the hospital. The site has an area of 22 hectares, is within walking distance of the St Johns site at Henwick Grove and has potential for a mixed use development and currently has student Halls providing 176 bed spaces.

The University also have a number of satellite sites ranging from a sports arena and sports fields to accommodation.

Campus Services are based within the Facilities Department, which covers a wide range of services within the University of Worcester, including Halls of Residence, Cleaning, Estates, Porters, Grounds, Reception, Commercial bookings and Catering. We also work very closely with Student Services supporting the University Community Development Workers.

Students living and studying on campus come from a range of backgrounds, cultures and communities and the primary task of the Facilities department is to ensure all University of Worcester students live in a harmonious, secure, tolerant and respectful environment conducive to learning and personal development.

The Worcester Arena (12 court venue) compliments the University St John’s Campus Sports Centre with 6 court hall, fitness centre, full size sand filled and 3G astro turfs, the McClelland Centre, the Riverside Centre, Batttenhall Playing Fields, and The Moors Playing Field. Run in conjunction with the Institute of Sport and Exercise Science, the Sport Facilities Management Team cater for the recreational and sport demands of the academic programme; Student Union sport and British Universities Colleges Sport (BUCS), and Community sport and leisure activities. The Sports Facility Management staff play a key role in creating, supporting and developing the numerous ISES partnerships and networks.



Main duties

Main duties

1. To ensure that a high level of cleanliness is maintained throughout the University on a daily basis.

2. To be responsible for an area or areas of the University and to clean to the frequency and standards set out in the area/s you are responsible for (allocated areas may change depending on service requirements).

3. To ensure cleaning standards and procedures are adhered to.

4. To use cleaning materials appropriately as instructed, using them economically and informing the Line Manager when stocks are low.

5. To ensure that tools and equipment are in good working order, reporting any faults to the Line Manager.

6. To empty and clean bins and remove waste to the designated area, including the separation of waste, i.e. recycling.

7. To clean internal glass and internal and external door glass, where practicable ensuring windows and doors are closed and lights switched off.

8. To clean as required toilet areas, floors and stairways.

9. To report to the Line Manager any defects seen which are likely to affect security i.e. broken/cracked window, etc.

10. To use electrical and mechanical equipment, floor polishers, steam cleaners, etc. after appropriate training. An element of high level cleaning will be required.

11. To use only approved cleaning materials in accordance with manufacturer printed instructions and COSHH regulations.

12. To be aware of your responsibilities for Health & Safety including that of others and follow relevant instruction/guidance.

13. To be committed to BICSc and attend the necessary training, as required.

*Maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job; participate in appropriate training activities and encourage and support staff in their development and training.

*Take steps to ensure and enhance personal health, safety and well being and that of other staff and students.

*Carry out these duties in a manner that promotes equality of opportunity and supports diversity and inclusion, and takes into account the University's commitment to environmentally sustainable ways of working.



Person specification

Person specification

Please provide evidence of how you meet each of the essential criteria.

Essential Criteria

1. Relevant cleaning experience.

2. Commitment to achieving high standards of cleanliness and hygiene.

3. Ability to be flexible to the changing demands of the post.

4. Must be punctual and reliable.

5. Willing to undertake any training relevant to the role including committing to training towards a BICSc qualification.

6. Must be trustworthy, maintaining confidentiality at all times in respect of University matters and to prevent disclosure of confidential and sensitive information.

7. Ability to manage time effectively, including effective use of initiative.

8. Ability to work without supervision, as well as part of a team.

9. Good interpersonal skills and a commitment to providing a high level of Customer Service.

Physical requirements:

This job involves walking, use of floor cleaning equipment and some light lifting.


Desirable Criteria

1. Front of house experience in a similar Customer focused environment.

2. Current First Aid Certificate.

3. BICSc qualification.


Applications from Non EEA Workers:
Prospective applicants are advised to ensure that they are eligible to work in the UK without restriction.

Prospective applicants in points-based system immigration routes should assess their circumstances against the published criteria, which are set out on the GOV.UK website at .

 Visit  for more information on how you can use a qualification from outside the UK to meet the requirements of the immigration rules.

Unspent convictions, cautions and bind-overs
The University is strongly committed to the fair treatment of its staff and potential staff, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, age, physical/mental disability or offending background.

In line with the University's policy on the Recruitment of People with a Criminal Record, shortlisted candidates are required to provide information of any unspent convictions, cautions and bind-overs. Applicants are advised to seek independent advice if there is any doubt about the status of a previous conviction, caution or bind-over. Disclosures will only be considered at the point when an offer of employment is made. The existence of a criminal record will not in itself prevent you from gaining employment.

This is a description of the job as it is presently constituted. This job description is intended to enable a flexible approach to be offered working across the University as required. It is subject to review and amendment in the light of changing needs of the University and to provide appropriate development opportunities. Members of staff are expected to participate fully in discussions about changing requirements and it is the University's aim to reach agreement to reasonable change. If agreement is not possible, it reserves the right to require changes to the job description after consultation with the individual concerned.



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