Domestic Assistant

University of Cambridge - Department of Pathology

The Department of Pathology has vacancies for part-time, early morning or evening Domestic Assistant position/s based at its site in central Cambridge with responsibilities for cleaning, portering and general housekeeping.

Duties will include cleaning offices, laboratories, meeting rooms, canteen, lavatories and other communal areas.

Role specific information is available in the Further Information document.

The hours we can offer are 20 hours per week, 6.00am to 10.00am or 4.00pm to 8.00pm, Monday to Friday, actual working hours to be agreed.

The posts are managed through the Department's Facilities Office. A Domestic Services Supervisor coordinates the day-to-day activities of each Assistant. The Department is split across two sites, and on occasions the post holder will be required to provide cover at its other site in Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Experience of cleaning and an NVQ 1 or 2 in Cleaning Methods would be helpful, although full training will be given. Good communication skills are essential, along with the ability to follow both written and verbal instructions and to understand user and safety instructions regarding the use of chemicals. Due to the nature of the work, you will need to have a good level of physical fitness.

A welcoming manner, reliability, professionalism and a high level of attention to detail are also required.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Any queries regarding this position should be directed to or 01223 333940 .

Please quote reference PK10083 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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