Cleaning Operative (Part Time) - Gosport Borough Council

Gosport Borough Council

Job details



Job type

Part Time, Permanent


£10,702 - £10,702

Closing date

12 October 2022


Cleaning Operative, Part Time (Reference number 106434)

£10,702.50 per annum

Part time: Permanent – 21.6 hours per week

Hours of work: 21.6 hours per week. Working hours between 0800 – 1600 Monday to Thursday, and 0800 – 1530 on Friday.  Hours to be agreed prior to offer of appointment.

The Cleaning Operatives are responsible for the day to day delivery of a front line estate cleaning service.  The purpose of the Neighbourhood Services Team is to help keep the local area safe, clean and tidy and to provide advice and support when needed.  The Cleaning Team play a vital role in fulfilling this aim.

This is a varied role that involves cleaning communal areas of our estates and accommodation.  This will include stairwells in external blocks of flats, communal areas in sheltered schemes and homeless hostels, void temporary accommodation and Town Hall Offices as required.  You will need to be flexible and willing to work at a variety of locations as and when required, sometimes at short notice.

This is a physical role and you will need to be able to walk up several flights of stairs, move large refuse bins (up to 1100 litre) and perform a variety of cleaning tasks. This role involves lifting and carrying cleaning equipment around site. You will be expected to clean bin sheds and report bulk / fly tipped items and repairs as required.

Daily cleaning tasks include sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning toilets and kitchens.  You will be required to clean hazardous waste such as bodily fluid, vomit and faeces if the need arises.

In addition to your usual daily tasks you may also complete specialist cleaning tasks such as carpet cleaning and steaming using equipment.  There will be a requirement to carry out maintenance of hard surface areas such as removal of moss and small weeds in drying areas using hand tools.

Good communication skills are essential both over the phone and face to face.  You may be required to work on your own or as part of a small team and will need to self-manage and prioritise tasks to be effective and meet the purpose of our service

We are looking for a motivated hard working individual with a good work ethic who is able to work under their own initiative.

How to apply

If you feel you are the right person for this job, please complete the application form.

Include the Job title and reference number 106434, and your contact details including phone number and email address

Email your submission to

If you would like an informal conversation about the role, please contact Sally Stanton on 02392 545574. A job profile is included below.

Closing Date: There is no closing date – we will shortlist as the advert goes along.  We may close the advert early if we receive enough suitable applications.

Telephone assessments: Required

Interviews and assessments: Required

Job Profile – Cleaning Operative

Fixed scp 1 within Grade 1

Hours: 21.6 hours per week, between the hours of Monday to Thursday, 0800 – 1600, Friday 0800 – 1530. Hours to be agreed prior to offer of appointment.  The post holder may be required to work outside normal contracted hours from time to time.

Location: Various locations within the Gosport area as the needs of the service require.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a motivated hard working individual with a good work ethic who is able to work under their own initiative.

The successful applicants will be committed to making our communal areas safe, clean and tidy.

The candidate will be able to climb flights of stairs and move bins, so a good degree of physical fitness will be required.

The ideal person will take pride in their work and take responsibility for ensuring that our communal areas are kept to a high standard of cleanliness

Due to the lone working aspect of the role, successful applicants will portray themselves and the Council in a professional way, and have a high level of honesty and integrity.

Who is the person?

The successful applicant will:

  • Have a proactive approach when responding to cleaning issues
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team, using their initiative and judgement to find appropriate and effective solutions to issues as they arise.
  • Be able to identify and consider other resources available to them to achieve results for our customers
  • Be willing to safely clean and remove hazardous waste such as bodily fluids, faeces and hypodermic needles
  • Have a good understanding of COSHH and PPE requirements
  • Be responsible for maintaining stock levels by requesting stock in a timely manner
  • Be prepared for, or have experience of, a physically challenging role where you will mostly be travelling the estate on foot, moving heavy items, mopping and moving buckets of water up and down stairs
  • Driving licence and use of a car is desirable but not essential. The successful applicant will have the means, and be prepared, to travel between sites

Special Conditions:

The post holder will be required to travel from site to site in Gosport.

The post holder will be required to wear the uniform and safety shoes provided for carrying out the duties of the Post.

To provide cover for other colleagues

To provide bank holiday cover as required

Use of motorised transport, such as a car or moped, and the commitment to acquire business insurance is an advantage

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

As part of any recruitment process, Gosport Borough Council collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants.  Gosport Borough Council is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Completing and sending an application in for a vacancy is your consent for us to process your data for the purpose of the recruitment.  Your data is not used in any other way and you can withdraw your consent at any point in the recruitment process and we will destroy or delete your information.

For more detailed information on what we collect how we use, store, delete date and your rights you can access a privacy statement on the Council’s website

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