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Domestic Services Assistant (Evening Cleaner)

University of Essex - Soft FM Services

Location: Colchester
Salary: £17,338 to £17,833
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd September 2021
Closes: 14th November 2021
Job Ref: REQ04771

Working at University of Essex

The opportunity has arisen for motivated individuals to join our Soft FM Services team. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing a quality; customer focused cleaning service within the University campus. 

As an employer we offer a range of benefits and a commitment to career development and equal opportunities in an environment that both reflects and creates a rich interaction of people, disciplines and ideas.

  • Pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Competitive salaries
  • Training and development
  • Family Friendly policies
  • On campus childcare facilities, for more information visit
  • Relocation support package for qualifying staff
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Range of optional salary exchange tax benefits (pension and bicycle schemes)

Duties of the role

As part of your position as Domestic Services Assistant, you will be responsible for cleaning and preparation of various areas in the academic and associated buildings, and provide cleaning cover across all University buildings including the residential buildings as and when required by management.

In response of the current Covid-19 pandemic, extra safety measures have been implemented to ensure we are protecting our staff, students and wider community. If successful, you will complete a mandatory health declaration and a risk assessment before starting work. You will also be required to adhere to wearing all necessary Personal Protective Equipment, as guided by your line manager.

Evening Shift - 15 hours per week to be worked. Current working hours for this post are Monday to Friday 5pm to 8pm. (See further information on working patterns in jobpack)

Skills and qualifications

You must have the ability to undertake domestic cleaning to a high standard with good communication skills, a positive attitude to delivering good customer service and a flexible approach to work. You will ideally have an understanding of any Health and Safety information and guidance, in order to carry out the safe use of chemical and equipment, however this is not essential as training will be provided.

It is important that you are able to undertake physical aspects of the post, and have a flexible and positive approach to work, with a professional manner.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

Please note that this advert is part of a rolling recruitment campaign.

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