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Cover cleaner required

We are looking for a reliable and conscientious cover cleaner to join our dedicated team. Applicants should be trustworthy and approachable and able to work under direction and using own initiative.

The post is adhoc to cover the absence of permanent cleaning staff, and therefore the successful applicant may need to be available to work at short notice. The hours vary between 2.5 and 3.5 hours per afternoon, depending on which cleaner is being covered, and end at 6.00pm.

The role will include general cleaning and tidying of school building, including fixtures and fittings, using appropriate materials and, if required, powered equipment.

The post will be paid a Grade 1, point 1, which is currently £17842 pa pro rata. The gross hourly rate for a Cover Cleaner is approx. £10.20 per hour, which is an enhanced rate to include holiday entitlement.

The Job Description and Person Specification can be found below.

Please request an application form using this email address:

Please send completed application form, with covering letter, for the attention of Sarah Edwards at, or post to the school address.

CVs will not be accepted.

Interviews: TBA

To start: As required

Job Title: Cleaner

Date of Job Description: November 2020

The appointed person will support the ‘Together, Inspired by the Challenge’ ethos of the school and embody the key Christian Values that underpin the school ethos. They are Hope, Friendship, Perseverance, Wisdom, Forgiveness and Peace.

Job Purpose:

To undertake, normally as part of a team, the cleaning of designated areas of the premises to ensure that they are kept in a clean, tidy and hygienic condition.

Main Duties:

  • Cleaning and tidying of school building, including fixtures and fittings, using appropriate materials and if
  • required, powered equipment, which includes:
  • Washing of floors, walls, etc,
  • Sweeping,
  • Vacuum Cleaning,
  • Emptying of litter bins,
  • Buffing,
  • Polishing and dusting of the designated areas,
  • Washing and cleaning of toilet/shower areas,
  • Reporting of any maintenance issues,
  • Any other reasonable duties, as required, consistent with the grade of the post and experience of the post holder.

Cleaners will be required to use stepladders and/or ‘kick along’ steps to facilitate the cleaning of internal wall surfaces and windows. Cleaners will be required to work in any part of the establishment, using safe working practices at all times. Cleaning duties and times of cleaning may vary between term and closure periods. At all times to ensure that priority is given to the safeguarding of pupils and that Safeguarding Policies and Procedures are followed.

Special Conditions:

This position is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

Nailsworth CofE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, and volunteers, to share the same commitment.  All posts within the school are subject to enhanced DBS checks.