Cleaning Operative

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: MAY20223926

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Part Time, Permanent


£18,516 - £18,887 Pro Rata

Closing date

24 May 2022

Salary: Band 2 – £18,516- £18,887 (P.A)

Based on 30 hours per week –  £15,012- £15,313 

Part-time position 30 hours per week cleaning to be carried out between the hours of 16:30-22:30 working Monday – Friday. Based at Civic Offices, Portsmouth.


Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.


The Service

 The purpose of our service is “to help keep the city safe, clean and tidy and provide advice/support when needed”
As a service we take pride in our work by valuing others, focusing on what’s important so that we make a real and positive difference.  Our values are outlined in our Ways of Working and our Guiding Principles and if they reflect who you are and how you work then this could be the role that meets your expectations.

Your New Role

This is a fantastic opportunity to work within a dedicated team. You will be involved in carrying out various cleaning tasks using both manual and mechanical equipment and tools. You will showcase flexibility in your work and at times may be required to work at other sites.  You will be responsible for reporting any repairs and issues you may come across to the Estate Services Team Leader.  You will take reasonable care to promote the health and safety of yourself and others ensuring all Health and Safety and CoSHH rules are followed at all times.


What you’ll need to succeed

You need to:

  1. Be able to work alone or as a member of a team in a cleaning role.
  2. Have cleaning experience – this is an advantage, but not essential, as full training will be given.
  1. Be physically fit in order to be able to lift, carry and operate cleaning equipment and use a trolley to carry out all necessary cleaning tasks on site.
  1. Be able to assess and prioritise cleaning tasks – attention to detail is essential.
  2. Have good verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Be able to work within a demanding and at times challenging environment and be adaptable to change.
  4. Have a good understanding of Health & Safety practices, CoSHH regulations and the importance of preventing cross-contamination.
  5. Be able to assess risks to personal and others’ safety and demonstrate safe methods of work when cleaning.
  6. Be trustworthy, responsible and an excellent timekeeper.
  7. Be able to drive (although this is not essential)


What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, including flexible working hours, extensive wellbeing support through the Employee Assistance Programme and a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all. 

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

Please ensure to complete the application in its entirety and add in comments to the Personal Statement section

We look forward to speaking with you soon.


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