University of York

University of York

Cleaning Supervisor (Part-time)

Cleaning Supervisor (Part-time)


Directorate of Technology, Estates & Facilities


£25,138 -£27,181 (reduced pro rata for part time working)


Grade 3

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University of York campus

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  • Role Description Directorate of Technology, Estates & Facilities - (Facilities 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 Team within Facilities Services. The Cleaning team ensures our offices and residential buildings are suitably clean and well prepared. Cleaning Supervisors are required to supervise a teams in order to ensure that consistent and high standards of cleaning are achieved and that the service meets the Service Level Agreements in place. Supervisors have personal contact with colleagues in the Directorate of Technology, Estates & Facilities, members of staff from the academic and support departments and Colleges, students and conference visitors.


    In this role, you will have personal contact with a wide range of colleagues and also students and conference visitors. You must be able to undertake moderate physical and manual handling activities, including moving furniture and carrying equipment. In addition, you must have relevant cleaning experience in a similar environment; good organisational and interpersonal skills and the ability and confidence to decide on cleaning priorities within an agreed framework.

    Good customer servce skills, a high degree of tact and diplomacy along with the ability to communicate effectively with, and motivate teams of staff are also essential.

    Whilst regular days and hours of work are specified, these roles also include working at weekends when required. In particular, during vacation periods and ‘clean-down' periods, the workload can fluctuate. You will be expected to be flexible in the hours you work. You should be able to work additional hours from time to time. Shifts currently available are as listed below:

  • 08:30 - 13:30 Monday to Friday (25 hours per week)
  • 06:00 - 09:00 Monday to Friday (15 hours per week)
  • Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
  • Cleaning experience
  • Experience of providing an excellent standard of customer service
  • Knowledge of cleaning chemicals and safe methods of working
  • Understanding of Health & Safety issues in relation to manual handling and COSHH
  • Basic IT skills to include E-mail, internet and Microsoft Word and/or Google docs
  • Evidence of good interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with teams of colleagues and supervisors
  • Ability to organise the work activity of a team and to allocate and delegate work appropriately
  • Evidence of upholding our behaviours as detailed within the accompanying person specification.
  • Interview date: to be confirmed

    For informal enquiries: please contact [email protected]

    Job details


    Cleaning Supervisor (Part-time)


    University of York


    United Kingdom


    April 04, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 20, 2024

    Job type



    Architecture and Design,Chemistry,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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