How you'll make a difference

As a cleaning operative you'll play a vital role ensuring our Councils buildings are a clean and safe environment for pupils and staff to learn and work in.   

You will make a difference by carrying out duties to the specifications and levels required to maintain a good level of hygiene across all the Councils sites.

What will you be doing? 

  • Under the day to day supervision of a Cleaning Supervisor, you will be responsible for carrying out cleaning at the site either individually or as part of a team, following Integra’s prepared schedules and to agreed quality standards.

  • You will be responsible for carrying out all cleaning using materials and equipment in a safe and proper manner. This will involve the washing/wiping of surfaces, cleaning toilets, vacuuming, mopping and using a floor polish machine.

  • On a day to day basis you will need to move cleaning equipment and materials, therefore, the ideal applicant will be able to bend, crouch and lift regularly.

What you need to know

  • Shift pattern: 15.00 – 18.00, these are the general work pattern with variations
  • Weekly hours are 10
  • Uniform & equipment will be provided
  • School vacancies will be Term Time Only – salary pro-rated accordingly
  • Plus, throughout the school holidays there will be an additional 15 or 25 days holiday cleaning requirement
  • Our benefits - Careers | South Gloucestershire Council (

These are our current vacancies across South Gloucestershire council: 

  • Brimsham Green School                (10 hrs per week:  15.00 - 17.00)
  • Bromley Heath Infants School       (10 hrs per week: 15.30 - 17.30)
  • Bromley Heath Juniors School     (10 hrs per week: 16.00 - 18.00 or 15.30 - 17.30)
  • Christchurch Primary, Hanham    (10 hrs per week: 15.45 - 17.45)
  • Crossways School, Thornbury    (10 hrs per week:  15.30 - 17.30)
  • New Horizon, Kingswood           (10 hrs per week: 15.30 - 17.30)
  • New Siblings, Thornbury            (10 hrs per week: 15.30 - 17.30)
  • St Michaels, Winterbourne        (to be confirmed)
  • St Peter's Pilning                       (10 hrs per week:  6.30 am - 8.30 am)
  • St Mary's, Bath                         (12.5 hrs per week: 15.30 - 18.00)
  • The Ridge, Yate                        (10 hrs per week: 15.15 - 17.15)

High level Cleaning Team - This role requires a full driving licence
Mobile Cleaner - This role requires a full driving licence

What we need from you

  • You will be able to follow processes on the condition and safe storage of cleaning chemicals, and dispense, dilute and use chemicals in the correct method.

  • You will have good organisational skills, enabling you to follow instructions correctly and complete tasks to an agreed standard.

  • An ideal candidate will have good communication and problem solving skills.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.    
What’s special here is the strength of the team ethos, the support and the training. 
As part of our benefits package you will receive generous annual leave (pro rata), employee wellbeing support and you will have access to a range of staff discounts, including eye tests, travel, shopping and leisure activities.
We recognise that our diverse team of skilled and dedicated people make us a great place to work. We welcome applications from everyone and ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and developed on the basis of their merits and abilities.
Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.  
  • We’re providing essential services across our internal network to ensure we can fully support our community. 
  • We’re positive and forward thinking, always looking for new and innovative ways of working work and we’re ambitious about the future. 
We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.  
We’re making a difference, be part of it!  
For more information please contact either:
Alison Miles, Area Cleaning Manager ( or 01454 863815)
Julie Harris, Area Supervisor ( or 01454 863815)
We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the published closing date should we receive sufficient number of applicants.

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