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Cleaning Supervisor
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF37362

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 14/11/2021

Job live date: 14/10/2021

Salary: £20,130 pro rata per annum

Employment type: AOS-Manual

Department: Estates

Division: Not specified

Hours per week: 22.5

Employment Basis/Type: Part time, Permanent

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated part time Cleaning Supervisor to join our Cleaning Services Team to deliver high quality cleaning services to the University.  The post will be primarily based at our Whiteknights campus although the post holder will be expected to work at London Rd and Early gate sites as required.
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 supervise a small team of cleaning staff is essential.  Previous experience of working in the cleaning industry and a full clean UK driving is also essential as the role holder will be expected to drive Campus Services vehicles as part of their work.

You will:

•    Have an appropriate experience of the cleaning industry and proven supervisory skills

•    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 excellent written and verbal communication skills

•    Be IT literate with knowledge and experience of using MS Office and prepared to use technology as part of the role

•    A current full clean United Kingdom Driving licence and be prepared to drive Campus Services Vehicles as part of your role

•    Have experience of working in a  customer focused environment

•    Be willing 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 an excellent 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

Interviews to be held via Teams 22nd November 2021 

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Cleaning Services Manager

Contact role:

Cleaning Supervisor

Contact name:

Michelle Baker

Contact name:

Tracy Allen

Contact phone:

0118 378 8415

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Contact email:

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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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