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Cleaning Supervisor


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£17,961 to £19,015 per annum

Closing date

Sunday 29 May 2022

Contract type


Post type




About the role

We are looking for a Cleaner in Charge to oversee a large team based at our Derby sites. You will oversee the day-to-day supervision of a team of cleaners, ensuring we deliver a first-class; customer-orientated cleaning service.

Work pattern: Monday to Thursday: 6am to 2.30pm, Friday: 6am to 2pm.

Principal accountabilities

  1. Responsible for issuing of keys/opening up for cleaners.
  2. Responsible for the signing in/out of all staff each day.
  3. Responsible for organising and supervising daily work of cleaning staff.
  4. Take responsibility for the direction, efficient performance, quality and discipline of employees directly under their authority.
  5. To report daily any damage or repairs to the Cleaning Supervisor.
  6. Provide cover during sickness/absence.
  7. Sweeping floors with brushes or impregnated mop sweepers.
  8. Mopping with wet or damp mops.
  9. Vacuuming carpeted areas and "spot" cleaning carpets.
  10. Polishing and sealing floors.
  11. To use electrically powered machines.
  12. To dust, wipe, wash or polish as necessary - furniture, ledges, windowsills, work surfaces, (external surfaces of) cupboards, shelves and fitments.
  13. To replenish consumable items (soap, toilet rolls).
  14. To clean toilets, showers, baths, hand basins, sinks cookers and microwaves.
  15. To use such chemical agents as directed by the Cleaning Supervisor.
  16. To undertake wall washing or inside windowpane cleaning to a height of no greater than body height plus an arm's extension from floor level.
  17. Carry out other duties as may from time to time be required as appropriate to the post.

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Skills, knowledge and abilities

Business Requirements

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.


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

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