Primary School Cleaner

Primary School Cleaner Whitfield, South East England, England

Whitfield Aspen School
Full Time Whitfield, South East England, England 11.04 GBP HOURLY Today
Job description


Salary: Kent Range 3 (£11.04 per hour) 12.5 hours per week, 3.30pm – 6.00pm 41 weeks per year (Term time only plus three weeks deep cleaning at Easter and during the summer holidays).

The post holder will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining all areas of the school, under the direction of a senior member of staff to ensure they are kept clean and tidy. Candidates with previous experience in office/commercial cleaning preferred. You should have excellent communication skills, be able to work without supervision and have high standards of cleaning.

Whitfield Aspen is an expanding school and applicants must be able to work at both our sites in Whitfield. (Richmond Park and Mayfield Road). Please refer to the Job Description on the school website for further information about the position.

All applicants must complete a Support Staff Application form (download available) from the school website Alternatively, you may pick up an application form from the school address: Whitfield Aspen School, Mayfield Road, Whitfield, Kent, CT16 3LJ / Whitfield Aspen School, Richmond Way, Whitfield, Kent, CT16 3PW. Tel. (01304) 821526

Application forms must be received by: Midday, Wednesday, 7th June 2023

Interviews: Tuesday afternoon, 13th June 2023

All applicants are required to sign up to the School’s Core Values.

Our school and all its’ personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. Any contract will be subject to satisfactory references, Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks, qualification checks, and pre-employment health screening.

Kent County Council
Job Description: Cleaner

School: Whitfield Aspen School
Grade: Kent Range 3
Responsible to: Site Manager/School Business Manager

Our vision and values of Learning Together through Aspiration, Imagination and
Determination are essential to the work that you carry out here at Whitfield Aspen
School. As a member of staff it is vital that you share these with us so that we can work together closely as a team and enable all children to learn effectively.
All staff in the School have a personal responsibility for the health and safety of
themselves, their colleagues, pupils and visitors. The Health & Safety Policy can be
found in the school along with the Whistleblowing and Safeguarding Policy.

Purpose of the Job:
The post holder is responsible for cleaning and maintaining areas of the establishment, under the direction of a senior member of staff to maintain a high standard of cleanliness within the school.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide a comprehensive cleaning service to include dusting, vacuuming, washing floors, emptying bins, etc. to ensure high standards of cleanliness and hygiene at all times.
  • Maintain clean toilets to ensure hygiene standards are met.
  • Report any defects to a senior member of staff to ensure health and safety procedures are followed and to enable repairs to be carried out.
  • Undertake, during holiday periods, a complete ‘deep’ clean of all areas including window cleaning, moving furniture and clean behind it, skirting boards etc. to ensure all areas are clean and fresh.

Personal targets will be set through the annual performance management process.
You may be required to do other duties as required by the Headteacher.

All employees of Whitfield Aspen School may be directed to work at either Richmond Way or Mayfield Road to meet the needs of the school.

Comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and
security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate

Footnote: This job description is provided to assist the job holder to know what his/her main duties are. It may be amended from time to time without change to the level of responsibility appropriate to the grade of post.

Kent County Council

Person Specification: Premises 1 - Cleaner
The following outlines the criteria for this post. Applicants who have a disability and who meet
the criteria will be shortlisted.
Applicants should describe in their application how they meet these criteria.


QUALIFICATIONS You will not need previous specific experience or qualifications.
Recent school leaves will have evidence of basic educational
achievements or qualifications.

EXPERIENCE Previous cleaning experience an advantage


  • Use of a range of basic cleaning equipment, etc
  • Able to communicate factual information politely and courteously
  • Has everyday spoken skills e.g. face-to-face conversations
  • Able to listen, observe and report information to supervisor
  • Use of basic equipment or machinery


Understands and able to apply Health and Safety procedures relevant to the job such as:

  • manual handling;
  • safe use of machinery and/or equipment;
  • COSHH ;
  • First Aid and Hygiene Practice;
  • lone working procedures and responsibilities

Able to recognise and to deal with emergency situations

Work remotely

  • No

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent
Part-time hours: 12.5 per week

Salary: £11.04 per hour


  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 07/06/2023
Reference ID: CL May23
Expected start date: 10/07/2023

Primary School Cleaner
Whitfield Aspen School

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