Job details



Responsible to

Cleaner in Charge


Buxton & Leek College (Buxton/Leek Campus)


£18,278 per annum pro rata

Closing date

Monday 22 August 2022

Contract type

Permanent 15 hours per week

Post type




About the role

Your role will be to provide an efficient and effective cleaning service to Buxton & Leek Colleges.

This role is for 15 hours per week. 

Principal accountabilities

  1. Empty waste bins or similar receptacles and remove rubbish to appropriate refuse area
  2. Sweep floors with brushes or mop sweepers
  3. Mop with wet or damp mops
  4. Vacuum carpeted areas and spot clean carpets
  5. Strip, seal, and polish floors
  6. Use electrically powered scrubbing and polishing machines, wet pick-up machines and carpet cleaning machines after adequate training
  7. Dust wipe, wash, or polish as necessary – furniture, ledges, black- boards and white boards, windowsills, external surfaces of cupboards, shelves and fitments
  8. Replenish  consumable items ( soap, toilet paper, paper towels )
  9. Clean toilets, urinals, hand basins, sinks, showers, and baths
  10. Undertake wall washing, partition glass and inside windowpane cleaning when required
  11. Use such chemical agents as directed by the Cleaning Manager/Cleaning Supervisor, after adequate training has been given
  12. Clean work surfaces and exterior of kitchen equipment in Kitchens
  13. Carry out other duties as may from time to time be required as appropriate to the post
  14. To comply with the requirements of Health and Safety, other relevant legislation, and University documentation
  15. To understand and comply with the University’s Equal opportunities’ Policy

Person specification

Essential Criteria


Desirable Criteria




As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

Find out more about pay and benefits

How to apply

You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

If you require any assistance, including the provision of any documentation in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team at

Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Please note that unfortunately, this role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the UK Visas & Immigration points based immigration system; however, applications are welcome from candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route..

Please consult the Home office website for further information.

DBS check

Buxton and Leek College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. An enhanced DBS check will be required, depending on the nature of the role. Any information you provide will be treated in confidence and only used when considering your suitability for the post.

To enable us to process your DBS check please ensure you are able to supply the documentation listed on the DBS website at interview stage.


Our number one priority is to keep our staff, students and community safe as we continue to work through the pandemic. Upon appointment, full training will be given on the Health and Safety processes we follow.

Find out how we are ensuring the safety of our staff, students and community

Further details

Download Cleaner job descriptionDownload Cleaner job description

Six students walking in a line outside One Friar Gate Square, talking to each other and smiling

Why join Derby?

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an extraordinary place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Find out more about working at the UniversityFind out more about working at the University

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.