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We currently have an opportunity for a Cleaner to join our team. This is a great opportunity for a customer focused individual to join a world leading food and facilities management company, which can offer unrivalled opportunities for career progression.
Founded in 1646, Reading Blue Coat is a leading independent day school of 760 pupils; 677 boys aged 11 – 18 and a further 83 girls in the co-educational sixth form. The School is located on a beautiful 46 acre campus in the village of Sonning, just outside Reading, overlooking the River Thames.
The School employs over 170 staff, of whom 50% are academic staff. Reading Blue Coat provides a stimulating, friendly and supportive atmosphere in which each pupil can realise his or her full intellectual, physical and creative potential.
We require a full time cleaner to join our busy Housekeeping team. Normal working days are Monday to Friday throughout the year working from 09:30 to 18:00 (40 hours per week), with flexibility to adjust normal working hours to support the operational needs of the School during term time and occasional weekend day and evening shifts to cover key school events. Additional hours to support other busy periods are also available.
Starting rate of pay is £18,491 per annum.
Responsibilities for all positions will include efficient and prompt cleaning of offices, classrooms, meeting rooms, dining areas, changing rooms and other areas of the School.
Applicants must be able to meet the physical requirements of the role, be energetic, conscientious, work to high standards, an effective team member, as well as confident in working without constant supervision. Some experience of operating cleaning equipment and materials will be an advantage, but not essential as training will be provided.
We offer a very pleasant working environment in superb surroundings; 5 weeks paid holiday plus public holidays; an excellent contributory pension scheme with 8% company contribution; and many other benefits.
Interviews will be held at any time and so candidates are advised to not delay and submit your application as soon as possible.
Applications must be submitted (preferably by email) with a letter of application and including your CV or School application form to "mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org . Application forms can also be obtained from the School Reception or by telephoning the HR department.
Further details can be downloaded from our website:"http://www.rbcs.org.uk/vacancies">www.rbcs.org.uk/vacanciesor contact the Human Resources Department, Tel: 0118 933 5813
Ensure all areas are cleaned efficiently and in a timely manner to the required standards.
Use floor buffers and scrubber driers.
Use cleaning chemicals safely as detailed by the Control of Substances Hazardous to health guidelines (COSHH)
Ensure that the safety signs are used appropriately at all times.
Ensure that cleaning stores are kept clean, tidy and stocked ensuring equipment is stored correctly and safely at all times.
Comply with all security regulations for cleaning materials, equipment and buildings as laid down by client and Sodexo.
Draw to the attention of the Cleaning team leader/Deputy GSM or GSM any potential hazards on site or infringements of Health & Safety Legislation.
Ensure all cleaning equipment is kept clean & maintained in safe working order.
Comply with all Company & client policies and statutory regulations including Health & Safety, safe working practices, hygiene, cleanliness, fire and COSHH. This will include your awareness of any specific hazards in your work place.
The Ideal Candidate
Previous cleaning experience
Experience working to a cleaning schedule.
A relevant qualification, including NVQ’s BICS’c or COPCS or COSHH.
Experience of extensive use of floor buffers and heavy scrubber driers.
Experience of working within a team.
Experience of working within a similar environment / industry.