Cleaning Operative (Nights)

University of Northampton
May 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:£23,144
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Contract Type:Fixed term - 6 month
Working Time:Full time
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Cleaning Operative (Nights)

Job Type

Full Time Fixed Term


£23,144 per annum


Waterside Campus

Closing Date


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  • Job Description - Cleaning Operative.pdf (PDF, 155.09kb)
  • About the job

    Full time - Nights (Monday to Friday evenings 10pm – 6am)

    Fixed term - 6 months

    Interview Date: 28 May 2024

    The University of Northampton is looking to appoint a night time cleaning operative to work within the team to achieve and maintain exemplary standards of hygiene and cleanliness throughout all spaces within buildings, providing scheduled and ad hoc cleaning support to shared staff facilities and general circulation areas across the estate, with responsibility for replenishing consumables to ensure continuity of services – a proactive role to meet the needs of all building users.

    Principle Duties include;

  • To service all areas designated by the Facilities Supervisor, completing scheduled and ad hoc tasks to maintain a level of cleanliness throughout the evening / overnight shift. This will also include removing waste and replenishing consumable items.
  • General management and removal of litter, waste and spillages in general circulation areas.
  • To work with other team members, to ensure that work is covered during absence of colleagues.
  • Working to 1st Degree Facilities Standard operating procedures.
  • This post is subject to a discretionary shift allowance which is implemented in recognition of employees working unsociable hours and is applicable to those who work between the hours of 11pm and 6am. As this post is contracted for shifts that cover the whole of this period, it is subject to the maximum shift allowance of 10% for hours worked.

    We are an accredited Living Wage Foundation Employer and currently pay the real living wage. In recognition of this, the starting salary for this post has been increased to pay the higher amount which currently supersedes the actual Grade 2 salary.

    About you

    You must have the following;

  • Experience in cleaning tasks.
  • Be able to work accurately and safely.
  • Experience in completion of work in accordance with approved codes of practice and legislative compliance.
  • Experience of working in occupied buildings understanding the need not to cause disruption.
  • Have sound knowledge of products and materials currently in use.
  • Have good interpersonal skills.
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision and on own initiative, either in a team or alone.
  • Be able to work under pressure and manage conflicting demands.
  • To be adaptable, conscientious and to be good team member.
  • Qualifications


  • BICS Operators Proficiency Certificate Stage 1 or willing to work towards qualification.
  • Department

    You will become part of the Estates and Campus Services team, working for University of Northampton Enterprises Limited.

    About us

    1st Degree Facilities is a trading name of UNEL which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Northampton and this vacancy is covered by UNEL Terms and Conditions of employment.

    This is an exciting time to join our Company as the University relocated in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus.

    Right to Work

    All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Please note that the University of Northampton Enterprises Limited are unable to offer sponsorship to work in the UK. We can therefore only accept applications from individuals who are currently eligible to work in the UK.


    We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

    The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

    This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

    Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

    Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

    To find out more, please visit: https: // www. us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

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