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Cleaning Operative
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF26308

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 30/04/2019

Job live date: 11/04/2019

Salary: £15,842 pro rata per annum (10 hours = £4277.34 PA; 15 hours = £6653.64 PA; 17.5 hours = £7604.16 PA)

Employment type: AOS-Manual

Department: Estates

Division: Campus Services

Hours per week: 1 x 10 hours per week (05.30-07.30am), 1 x 15 hours per week (05.30- 08.30am), 1 x 17.5 hours per week (05.30-08.00am)

Employment Basis/Type: Part time, permanent

We are seeking to appoint 3 experienced  cleaners to join our Campus Services cleaning team to deliver high quality cleaning services to the academic buildings of the University.

Knowledge of modern cleaning routines and BICSc qualifications would be desirable but not essential. Previous experience in the cleaning industry is preferred.

This role will be based at the University of Reading Whiteknights Campus.

You will have:

  • Appropriate experience of the cleaning industry and proven supervisory skills

  • Understanding of Health and Safety issues as applied to the cleaning industry. Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of COSHH

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Ability to use MS Office programmes and IT literacy is a must

  • Excellent customer care skills

  • Motivation and  team-working skills


Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Cleaning Services Manager

Contact role:

Assistant Cleaning Services Manager

Contact name:

Theresa Ell

Contact name:

Michelle Baker

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 8976

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 8415

Contact email:

Contact email:


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

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.


The closing date for this job has now passed.


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