Cleaning Operatives

Brighton, East Sussex
£9.50 per hour (Real Living Wage)
22 Nov 2021
06 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Part Time

Brighton College is seeking to appoint Cleaning Operatives, to start as soon as possible. The rate of pay is £9.50 per hour, with potential to progress to £10 per hour for those with exceptional performance. We are looking to fill the following shifts: 6.00am-9.00am and 4.00pm-8.00pm.


The main purpose of this role is to ensure that all assigned areas are cleaned to the standards required in order to provide a clean and safe environment for pupils, staff and visitors. You should be able to work alone or within a team, under the direction of a team leader or cleaning supervisor.


Benefits of working at Brighton College include:

  • Assistance with travel to work
  • Free lunch during term-time
  • Significantly subsidised gym membership for the School of Science and Sport is available, which includes access to a variety of exercise classes (including spin, circuits and yoga) and use of the gym and swimming pool
  • Life Cover is provided whilst working at Brighton College after successfully passing probation period
  • Brighton College provides a contributory pension scheme, which all eligible employees will be automatically enrolled into within 3 months of commencement of employment
  • Sodexo Lifestyle Saving Programme.


General duties and responsibilities:

  • Assisting with keeping designated areas clean, including hallways, floors, toilets, showers, classrooms etc.
  • Using the cleaning equipment and materials necessary to carry out duties in a safe way. This may include diluting and using cleaning chemicals as instructed with due regard to the COSHH regulations
  • Operating cleaning machinery in accordance with instructions and within Health & Safety guidelines and to keep such machinery in a clean and safe condition reporting faults to the Head of Cleaning
  • Carrying out emergency cleaning as required – this may be as a result of accidents, sickness etc.
  • Reporting defects such as faulty plugs, fuses etc. to your supervisor
  • Taking appropriate Health & Safety precautions, where necessary, whilst carrying out required duties, thereby ensuring the personal safety of all staff, pupils and visitors.
  • Responding to any other reasonable management request.


Safeguarding responsibilities:

  • This role will involve daily contact with pupils and you will be engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.
  • All staff and volunteers have a responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for who you are responsible and with whom you come into contact.


What we are looking for:

  • Physical fitness, encompassing the ability to bend, stretch, lean, reach, carry heavy and awkward items
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Punctual, reliable and trustworthy
  • Good time management skills
  • The ability to work both alone and in a team
  • A polite, friendly and helpful attitude
  • The ability to speak confidently and courteously to parents, pupils and staff at all levels of seniority
  • Awareness of health and safety procedures
  • The ability to read and understand written instructions
  • Some of your work could be physically demanding and involve lifting. You may also need to work at heights using ladders.


In-house cleaning training will be provided to NVQ level 2 standards.

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