University of York

University of York

Cleaners (Part-time)

Cleaners (Part-time)


Directorate of Technology, Estates & Facilities


£23,144 - £23,700 (£12.00 per hour rising to £12.28 per hour after 12 months)


Grade 1

Contract status


Hours of work


Based at

University of York campus

Interview date

Tuesday 5th December

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  • Cleaners Job Description.docx.pdf (PDF, 180.96kb)
  • Role Description Cleaner Directorate of Technology, Estates & Facilities - Cleaning Services

    The Directorate of Technology, Estates and Facilities DTEF is responsible for ‘providing outstanding work, study, research facilities, and facilities to enhance the student experience, on campus and online'.

    This role is part of the Cleaning Services team within Facilities and we have various positions available with a start date of January 2024.


    As a Cleaner within the University of York you will ensure that allocated areas of the campus are cleaned to a consistently high standard. You will carry out general cleaning duties, in any areas allocated by your Supervisor or Cleaning Manager, to the required standard and in accordance with agreed service levels. Following training, you will ensure that cleaning materials and equipment are used in a safe, efficient and cost effective way.

    Due to the nature of the work, you will be required to be on your feet for the duration of the shift and must have the ability to carry out significant manual handling duties such as: making beds, carrying linen bundles, use of heavy floor cleaning machinery, using stairs etc.

    You should also have the ability to communicate effectively with others and to receive and understand instructions. In addition, you will need to be able to use email and other online systems so that you are able to receive University communications, including e-payslips.

    Contracted hours of work are available from 6 per week to 31 per week. Examples of shift patterns currently available include, but are not limited to:

  • 06:00 - 09:00 Monday to Friday
  • 06:00-10:00 Monday to Friday
  • 09:45 - 12:45 Monday to Friday
  • 16:30-19:30 Monday to Friday
  • 06:00-12:30 Thursday to Monday
  • 10:00-15:00 Thursday and Friday
  • Weekends only (3hrs per day)
  • Whilst the shifts represent regular working patterns and will usually involve set days, the positions require the flexibility to work any 5 days out of 7, including weekends on occasion. The exception to this is if you are allocated weekend only hours.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
  • Ability to carry out significant manual handling duties such as carrying heavy bundles of linen and using heavy floor cleaning machinery
  • Flexibility to work any 5 days out of 7, including weekends
  • The ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, managers and customers and to receive and understand instruction
  • Evidence of upholding our behaviours (included in our accompanying Job Description).
  • Interview date: Tuesday 5th December. Please note that shortlisting takes place on an ongoing basis and you may be asked to attend an interview prior to the closing date stated.

    For help and assistance: please contact the DTEF Services team on 01904 32 2073 or via email at: [email protected]

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

    Job details


    Cleaners (Part-time)


    University of York


    United Kingdom


    November 11, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 26, 2023

    Job type



    Architecture and Design,Education,Engineering

    About the employer

    The University of York was established in 1963 when the University Grants Commission permitted a university in 1960. The university started operating with its first batch of 230 students on Oct. 9, 1963, under the leadership of Lord James as its chancellor. Originally the university only had 28 staff members and six departments; economics, English, education, history, politics, and mathematics. At present, the university includes nine colleges and more than 30 research centers and academic departments. The university is now accredited by the Privy Council.

    Located in Heslington, the University of York has been improving and expanding its campus ever since its establishment. The campus has plenty of landmarks, sculptures, and college buildings. The King's Manor is a historic structure that currently houses the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the Department of Archaeology. Located in the center of the campus, Central Hall is a tiered auditorium used for hosting concerts, competitions, conferences, graduations, fashion shows, and other events. The university's archives and library network includes many libraries on the campus and in the nearby area. The JB Morrell library is the campus' main library. Heslington Hall is another significant landmark of the campus.

    The University of York offers a plethora of undergraduate, research, and postgraduate programs in various fields like archaeology, sciences, computer science, law, management, medicine, mathematics, languages, arts, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. The university has 18,930 students. The university has collaborations with reputed research-oriented institutions across the world. It is a part of an alliance of 24 well-established research-intensive universities. Also, the university has great student exchange programs and research links with numerous other universities around the globe. It offers excellent professional training to its students and provides them outstanding employment opportunities in prestigious firms.

    The university has produced several notable and successful alumni. Greg Dyke is a renowned British journalist, media executive, broadcaster, and football administrator. Aníbal Cavaco Silva is Portugal's former president. Mahmoud Mohieldin is the vice-president of the World Bank Group. Jung Chang is a British writer, famous for her award-winning book 'Wild Swans'. Anthony Horowitz is an English screenwriter and novelist, popular for his works such as 'The Diamond Brothers' series, 'The Power of Five' series, and the 'Alex Rider' series. Han Seung-soo is South Korea's former prime minister. Peter Hitchens is an author and journalist who writes for The Mail. His popular works include 'The Abolition of Britain', 'The War We Never Fought', and 'The Rage Against God'. Many other distinguished people are a part of the university's alumni network.

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