Cleaning Operative x6

University of Reading - Cleaning

We are seeking to appoint an experienced cleaner 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.
There are various roles, one permanent and the rest for 12 month fixed term contracts, with a view for extension.

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
Contact role: Cleaning Services Manager
Contact name: Theresa Ell
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 8976
Contact email:

Alternative Informal Contact Details
Contact role: 
Assistant Cleaning Services Manager
Contact name: Michelle Baker
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 8415
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.

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