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High Level Cleaning Operative - Broad Lane Council Offices

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
All Year Round
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 01/09/2019 23:59
£9.55 per hour, £9,959.00 per annum (before deductions)
Hours per week:
20 hours per week, all year round
Job Category:
Cleaning/Caretaking/Street Cleansing
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Based at Broad Lane, Yate and will cover various school and non-school locations in South Gloucestershire
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
1 Sep

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

High Level Cleaning Operative

• 20 hours per week, All Year Round, 13:00 to 17:00 but with the ability to be flexible.

Summary of post

As a member of the mobile high level cleaning team, you will work under the direction of the High Level Cleaning Team Supervisor undertaking deep cleans of all school kitchen premises and non-school sites operated by Integra. In addition there will be the requirement to undertake additional ad hoc work as directed by either the HLCT Supervisor or the Operations Team Leader.

This post is based at Broad Lane, Yate and will cover various school and non-school locations in South Gloucestershire.

This post has a starting hourly rate of £9.55 and will require you to work all year round. The approximate starting salary (before deductions) for this post is £9,959.00 per annum. The annual leave entitlement equates to 24 days, this will be pro-rated for part time staff.

This role is available immediately, satisfactory to pre-employment checks being completed.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Local government salary-related pension offered, together with other council benefits.

Based within Integra - Integra is the trading arm of South Gloucestershire Council

Main duties

The role will require the post holder to use specialist chemicals to carry out specialist cleaning activities (over and above the tasks carried out by a cleaning operative).

The key duties include:

• Specialised cleaning tasks such as; carpet and upholstery shampooing, floor renovation, polish stripping etc.
• Carrying out in depth and deep cleaning tasks working with specialist chemicals including corrosives and irritants
• Regularly working above floor level
• Using specialist equipment to work at height from tower scaffolding or electric cherry pickers/scissor lifts
• Specialist equipment which may include the use of power washers, floor sanding machinery and industrial scrubber dryer’s and carpet shampooing machines.
• Working flexibly, responding to emergencies outside normal working shift patterns if required.
• Organising resources in an effective and efficient manner to fulfil day to day operational requirements.

Please ensure that you provide detailed evidence of your experience or ability to satisfy the requirements on your application form.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


• Ability to drive with current driving licence
• Previous experience of cleaning (domestic or commercial)
• To communicate with all customers and colleagues in a polite and friendly manner (both verbal and written)
• To be able to follow instructions, work unsupervised or as part of a team
• To be able to lift and move cleaning equipment and materials (approximately 15 kilograms)


• Experience in using cleaning equipment and chemicals (training will be given)
• To be able to problem solve/ work using your own initiative
• To have an organised methodical approach
• To be able to achieve and maintain a high standard of work
• Previous experience of similar roles would be a distinct advantage

Additional Information

This vacancy closes on Sunday 1 September 2019

Interviews will be held on Friday 13 September 2019

DBS: Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has a confidential checking process for transgender applicants who do not wish to reveal details of their previous identity to the person who has asked them to complete an application form for a DBS check.. The contact details are:
Sensitive Applications Team, Customer services, PO Box 165, Liverpool, L69 3JD
Email sensitive@dbs.gsi.gov.uk

Our preferred method of application is online at www.southglos.gov.uk/jobs If you do not have internet access call us on 01454 866821 for an application pack.

Vacancy ref: EC417/884

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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