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Cleaning Operatives

Employer
Brighton College
Location
Brighton, East Sussex
Salary
£9.50 per hour
Closing date
22 Oct 2021

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Sector
Education, Hospitality & Catering, Cleaner
Function
Cleaner
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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Job Details

Brighton College is seeking to appoint Cleaning Operatives on a variety of shifts, to start as soon as possible. The rate of pay is £9.50 per hour, with potential to progress to £10 per hour for those with exceptional performance.

The main purpose of this role is to ensure that all assigned areas are cleaned to the standards required in order to provide a clean and safe environment for pupils, staff and visitors. You should be able to work alone or within a team, under the direction of a team leader or cleaning supervisor.

General duties and responsibilities:

  • Assisting with keeping designated areas clean, including hallways, floors, toilets, showers, classrooms etc.
  • Using the cleaning equipment and materials necessary to carry out duties in a safe way. This may include diluting and using cleaning chemicals as instructed with due regard to the COSHH regulations
  • Operating cleaning machinery in accordance with instructions and within Health & Safety guidelines and to keep such machinery in a clean and safe condition reporting faults to the Head of Cleaning
  • Carrying out emergency cleaning as required – this may be as a result of accidents, sickness etc.
  • Reporting defects such as faulty plugs, fuses etc. to your supervisor
  • Taking appropriate Health & Safety precautions, where necessary, whilst carrying out required duties, thereby ensuring the personal safety of all staff, pupils and visitors.
  • Responding to any other reasonable management request.

Safeguarding responsibilities:

  • This role will involve daily contact with pupils and you will be engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.
  • All staff and volunteers have a responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for who you are responsible and with whom you come into contact.

What we are looking for:

  • Physical fitness, encompassing the ability to bend, stretch, lean, reach, carry heavy and awkward items
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Punctual, reliable and trustworthy
  • Good time management skills
  • The ability to work both alone and in a team
  • A polite, friendly and helpful attitude
  • The ability to speak confidently and courteously to parents, pupils and staff at all levels of seniority
  • Awareness of health and safety procedures
  • The ability to read and understand written instructions
  • Some of your work could be physically demanding and involve lifting. You may also need to work at heights using ladders.

In-house cleaning training will be provided to NVQ level 2 standards.

Company

Brighton College is one of the UK’s leading schools and the oldest public school in Sussex.

The College was recently named ‘England's School of the Decade’ by The Sunday Times. The award was given on the basis of our exceptional examination results as well as our fundamental emphasis on kindness and social engagement.

The Sunday Times also named Brighton College ‘England’s Independent School of the Year 2019’, the second time in a decade the school has won this accolade. The Week magazine named Brighton College ‘Most forward-thinking school in Britain’ for two years running in 2017 and 2018. Tatler magazine awarded Richard Cairns the title of ‘Head Master of the Year 2012-13’, and Brighton College was named UK ‘Independent School of the Year 2013- 14’ at the Independent Schools Awards. The last full ISI inspection in 2015 awarded the College the top grade in every category including ‘Exceptional’ for teaching and learning.

The Brighton College family of schools also includes Brighton College Nursery, Pre-Prep & Prep School, St Christopher’s School and Handcross Park, educating a further 1,150 children aged 3 to 13. Overseas, the College has opened Brighton College Abu Dhabi, Brighton College Al Ain, Brighton College Dubai and Brighton College Bangkok, with Brighton College Singapore the most recent addition, having opened in September 2020.

There has also been major investment in new facilities over the last ten years. This has seen the construction of five major buildings on the main site, including the new £55m School of Science and Sport which opened in January 2020, which includes eighteen state-of-the-art laboratories alongside a new sports hall, 25-metre swimming pool, fitness centre and roof-top running track. Other recent additions include two new boarding houses, a state-of-the-art Music School and the Yeoh Building, a teaching building which includes 22 classrooms for maths, history, economics, politics and EAL, alongside an innovative Creative Learning Centre, opened in 2017.

Above all, Brighton is a very happy place where staff and pupils feel fulfilled and purposeful. We are proud to have taken a progressive stand on diversity, equality and inclusion and we are committed to furthering this agenda through our teaching, and all aspects of the life of the school. We are a member of the School Inclusion Alliance and an important aspect of our vision for education is to increase diversity among our teaching staff to enrich all aspects of the life of the College and provide diverse role models for all pupils. We pride ourselves on being a warm, inclusive and respectful community, where our staff are welcoming and positive and our pupils are intellectually curious and kind.

Find Us
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Telephone
01273 704386
Location
Eastern Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2 0AL
United Kingdom
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