Cleaner (12068)

Role: Cleaner

Salary: £12.00 an hour

Location: Waterside, Londonderry

Contract/Hours: Permanent Part-Time, this can be 2 x 10-hour post or 1 x 20-hour post. Hours will be 6am to 10am, which include opening the centre, and doing a handover at the end of your shift, to the Manager.

Benefits: 29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays, excellent training and developments opportunities, professional qualifications, excellent training and development opportunities, flexible maternity, adoption, and paternity packages, up to 7% employer contribution pension, discount portal with your favourite brands. Blue Light Card eligibility with 15,000 discounts from national retailers.

Vulnerable children in the UK need your help.

Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you'll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.

Last year, we helped more than 671,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.

Why Action for Children?

Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It's the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children's lives.

A bit about the role

Waterside Family Centre is suited to the local community they serve providing the best place to help families flourish offering a range of early intervention services including Crèche, group-based parenting programmes, after school and summer activities and therapeutic interventions for children and young people, on a group and individual basis.

What you'll be doing

In the role of Cleaner, you'll be:

  • Cleaning premises, work, and service areas, as detailed in the cleaning schedule.
  • Ensure cleaning, washing, sweeping, vacuum cleaning, emptying of litter bins, polishing, and dusting are carried out in an efficient and organised manner.
  • Utilise cleaning equipment, chemicals and apply as trained and required through usage instructions, ensuring the Health & Safety aspects are duly adhered to.
  • Record completion of tasks or other matters, ensuring issues of risk or concern are brought to the attention of the manager.
  • Maintain management of stock supplies as necessary to complete work tasks.
  • Be responsible for the safe use and storage of cleaning materials, in line with COSHH and Health & Safety at Work Regulations.
  • Familiarise and apply Action for Children policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Be responsible for opening and closing premises, ensuring that doors, windows and other areas of entry and exit are secured, including setting of alarms.

What we need from you.

  • Previous experience of working on own initiative and taking responsibility for own work and knowing when to seek advice.
  • Working to specific instructions and schedules.
  • Experience of undertaking a range of cleaning duties
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety Regulations as they relate to the operation of cleaning equipment and the dilution of cleaning materials.
  • Understanding of diversity application in the workplace.
  • Ability to safely utilise and store a range of workplace machinery as well as working with a wide range of cleaning materials, including chemicals.
  • Ability to stand, walk, scrub, lift and carry sometimes in awkward positions.

Good to know.

Application Process.

There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.

Talent Pool.

We know talent when we see it. But sometimes we find the right person but not for the right job. We'd love to keep your details for when the right job comes up. Let us know if you'd rather we didn't.

Contact: If, for any reason, you need support with your application, please contact Sarah Manderfield by email sarah.manderfield@actionforchildren.org.uk. Who will be happy to give you any support you need.

Don't meet every single requirement?

If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.

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Waterside Family Centre
Building 83, Ledwidge Avenue, Ebrington, Waterside, Derry-Londonderry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT47 6GZ
  • Salary:
    £12.00 per hour
  • Directorate:
    Children's Services Northern Ireland
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Part Time
  • Closing Date:
    29 May 2024
  • Number of Roles:
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