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Cleaning Assistant

University of Sheffield

Sheffield, United Kingdom


Our cleaning staff play a major role in the smooth running of the University, ensuring that our staff and students receive a consistently high standard of service across the campus. We are always looking for people who want to make a difference and become part of a highly motivated team that is prepared to go the extra distance and takes pride in the important role they play.

We regularly need individuals with a ‘can do’ attitude to join our teams responsible for cleaning academic buildings across the University Campus administrative buildings.

We are looking for individuals with a flexible approach to work, a real commitment to customer service and to being part of a team. You will not require experience as full training will be provided. Details of the current available vacancies will be provided to all short-listed candidates.

If you think that you would like to join our team, and contribute to our high quality service, please complete an on-line application form. We review all the on-line applications received and, if you demonstrate that you meet our criteria, then we
will invite you to a selection process/interview.

Please provide as much information as possible to support your application, ensuring that all sections are fully completed, in particular the references section as incomplete applications will not be short-listed. The University offers very competitive pay, terms and conditions.

You can review the supporting documentation by clicking on About the Job and About the University located near the top of your screen.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

• Clean specified areas using the appropriate cleaning techniques, materials and equipment.

• Clean other areas as requested to cover for absent staff and respond to occasional cleaning requests from departmental staff.

• Use equipment correctly and safely in accordance with Health and Safety regulations. Clean equipment regularly and store away after use.

• Make requests for cleaning equipment and materials you may need.

• Report any cleaning equipment faults, damage or maintenance issues to the Cleaning Supervisor.

• Ensure the safekeeping of keys during your working hours. Turn off alarms and lock doors after cleaning as appropriate.

• Answer queries from students, staff and visitors in the building.

• Provide a thorough deep clean of specified areas according to business needs.

• Carry out cleaning tasks to guidelines, working to a cleaning schedule.

• Prioritise your own work and work around users of the building and ensure that you prioritise the areas which are used first.

• For each task, you will arrange and organise the relevant cleaning products and equipment needed and display safety signage.

• Any other duties, commensurate with the grade of the post.

• As a member of our Professional staff you will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to the professional behaviours set out in the Sheffield Professional Framework.


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