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Part-time Cleaner (Fixed-Term)

Reference: JUN20245096
Expiry date: 2024-07-22 22:59:00.000
Location: Dearne Valley - Old Moor
Salary: £23,401.00 - £25,122.00 Pro Rata
Benefits: Pension Scheme, Life Assurance Scheme, 26 days' Annual Leave (pro rata)
Duration:6 months
Attachments: CandidateGuidanceNotes2023.pdf

Working with our existing cleaner, you will be responsible for the cleaning of the offices and visitor centre at RSPB Old Moor, a nature reserve between Rotherham and Barnsley off the Manvers Way. We are keen to keep the facilities cleaned to a high standard to ensure all visitors enjoy their visit.

This is a 6 month role is for 2 hours a day, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (total 6 hrs) working from 3pm to 5pm. 

What's the role about? 

The Visitor's Centre is assessed for quality control and you will be vital in keeping it cleaned to a high standard as well as cleaning the office building and other occasional cleaning tasks.  The Facilities Manager will direct your work but usually you will follow a cleaning rota to ensure all areas are covered. 

Main duties include:

  • Hoovering and mopping floors in all areas
  • Cleaning the public and staff toilets and shower; refilling toilet rolls, soap and hand towel dispensers
  • Dusting and wiping desks
  • Cleaning high touch points such as doors, handles, switches and mirrors
  • Check stock levels of cleaning materials

Essential skills, knowledge and experience: 

  • Knowledge of the use of cleaning products to ensure products are used in a safe and appropriate manner (COSHH).
  • An understanding of colour coding cleaning tools and avoiding cross contamination.
  • Understanding of Health and Safety  in the workplace and manual handling.
  • Good time management skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to see from a customer’s point of view.
  • Ability to transport cleaning products (buckets of water, vacuum cleaner) around the offices and visitor entre.

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:
  • Experience of cleaning offices
  • Some experience of cleaning busy public environments
  • Being able to work as a team with our cleaner, and cover holidays and illness where possible.

This is a part-time role for 6 hours per week for 6 months.  The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position as applications come in. For further information please contact

As part of this application you will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and complete a short form. Please ensure your CV demonstrates how you meet the above criteria. If you wish to provide a cover letter with your application, please include this at the end of your CV document upload. 

Please note that we are actively recruiting for this vacancy and reserve the right to close once sufficient applications have been received.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship - the successful applicant will need to have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK in order to be offered an employment contract.

Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.