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Part-time Cathedral Cleaner

Type: none entered Sector: industrial Location: Wells
Hours: 20 hours per week Salary: £9.90 per hour Date Posted: 10/06/2022
Working as part of a team of 3 Part-time Cleaners to ensure cleaning cover throughout the day at Wells Cathedral. Reporting to the Head Virger, the cleaning team are an integral part of the wider staff at this most beautiful of buildings in Central Wells (including other virgers, guides and welcomers) looking after the premises and visitors. A Part-time Cleaner is being sought for 20 hours per week covering Wednesday to Sunday, 8am to 12.00 noon daily (9am to 1pm on Sundays). However, on occasions, flexibility with working days and hours will be required to provide cover for colleagues (holiday/sickness absence) and to cover for special events. The hourly pay rate for this post will be £9.90. The Client would like to recruit for this post, initially through the Agency, using a 12-week temporary to permanent trial period after which a review will be conducted. Duties will include undertaking effective cleaning to a high standard in all areas of the premises ensuring that daily and hourly cleaning tasks are completed. This will include vacuuming, dusting, polishing, mopping, sanitising, and removing rubbish & recycling. All cleaning duties will need to be undertaken whilst ensuring the security & safety of the premises and observing the venue’s rules & guidelines (including Health & Safety at work). You will also answer visitors’ general queries, if possible, when approached or refer them to a virger, guide or welcomer as appropriate. Applications are being sought from candidates with previous experience of undertaking a variety of cleaning duties and knowledge of related health & safety issues. The successful candidate will be an effective and supportive team member, self-motivated and organised with an ability to use their own initiative. Given the nature of the role and the environment, a clean and smart appearance will be required together with a friendly and approachable manner. The premises and ancillary buildings are large so these roles will involve a high, daily step count. Accordingly, Applicants will need a good level of physical fitness to work on their feet and undertake a variety of hands-on tasks at a good pace to ensure that cleaning tasks are completed daily. Uniform will be provided including polo-shirts, sweatshirts, and safety boots (cleaning staff will need to attend in their own black trousers). Previous employment references will be required.

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