• Part Time
  • Sutton

Greenshaw Learning Trust

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Cleaning Assistant

2300 – Greenshaw High School


Cleaning Assistant

The job requirements are detailed below.

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NJC 1A/2

Contractual hours



Part Time

Job type

Support Staff – Other



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Date posted


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Job overview

We are looking for a Cleaning Assistant. This is an exciting opportunity to join Greenshaw High School and become an integral member of the premises team.


Greenshaw Learning Trust is a highly successful multi academy trust that provides excellent quality, comprehensive, non-selective and inclusive education through primary schools and secondary schools. Our schools are based in London, Surrey, Berkshire, Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire, Bristol and Plymouth. We also have three shared service hubs with remote / hybrid working opportunities where appropriate. We are building a family of like-minded schools, that collaborate to provide mutual support, share their good practice and learn from each other, whilst retaining and developing their own distinctive character. We thrive from collaboration at every level. We encourage a culture of sharing ideas and learning from one another. As a Trust of schools, we are ‘Always Learning’.
Main Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities in this job description are not restrictive and the post holder may be required to undertake any other duties that may be required from time to time. Any such duties should not however substantially change the general character of the post.
The Cleaning Assistant will undertake a range of daytime cleaning duties, ensuring that the standard of cleaning across the school is carried out to ensure satisfactory standards of hygiene are maintained in accordance with the cleaning specifications.
All duties carried out are expected to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act, Acts of Parliament, Statutory Instruments, COSHH Regulations and other legal requirements, and any other nationally agreed codes of practice that are relevant.
The Cleaning Assistant will report to the Daytime Cleaning Supervisor, and be accountable to the Premises Manager.
The main duties and responsibilities will include:
Main Responsibilities
  • Ensuring that the standard of cleaning carried out to ensure satisfactory standards of hygiene are maintained in accordance with the cleaning specifications;
  • Carrying out cleaning duties such as sweeping, dusting, wall washing, toilet cleaning, mopping and the use of vacuum cleaners;
  • Using electrical and mechanical equipment, floor polishes etc. when necessary;
  • Collecting litter/rubbish and disposing of appropriately;
  • Cleaning low-level glazing, as required;
  • Removing graffiti and other substances from surfaces, including walls, doors, floors, carpets and furniture;
  • Monitoring, cleaning and maintaining the staff and students’ toilet facilities;
  • Replenishing roller towels, hand towels, soap and toilet rolls, as required;
  • Tidying and cleaning the staff room periodically throughout the cleaning shift;
  • Wearing protective clothing provided whilst on duty and being aware of responsibilities for Health & Safety measures designed to protect self, other staff and users of the premises;
  • Being pro-active in identifying and reporting maintenance issues and broken or damaged equipment;
  • Updating the Daytime Cleaning Supervisor and/or Premises Manager on a daily basis to any work that requires attention, if unable to rectify immediately;
  • Ensuring that school-owned cleaning equipment is maintained to a satisfactory condition;
  • Reporting low stock of cleaning equipment to the Daytime Cleaning Supervisor, as necessary;
  • Reporting immediately to the Daytime Cleaning Supervisor or, in their absence, the Premises Manager or Director of Operations, any accident, dangerous occurrence or practice, or threat to health and safety;
  • Covering for absent cleaning staff as directed by the Daytime Cleaning Supervisor or Premises Manager;
  • Undertaking school holiday cleaning duties as directed by the Premises Manager;
  • Carrying out emergency cleaning (e.g. toilets/medical room) or any other additional cleaning, as required.
General Responsibilities
  • Acting as a professional and positive role model to our students in terms of personal presentation, timekeeping and behaviour;
  • Ensuring a good knowledge of forthcoming events by reading the Premises Team calendar and Red Notices provided and liaising with appropriate staff in advance of events, as required;
  • Adopting a pro-active and responsible attitude to all duties required throughout the school and to update the Premises Manager on a daily basis to any work that requires attention, if unable to rectify meeting;
  • Being responsible for keeping up to date with the requirements of the role, by attending appropriate INSET and training courses, meetings, and keeping abreast of changes in legislation;
  • Being aware of and complying with policies and procedures relating to child protection, equal opportunities and race equality, health and safety, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person;
  • Undertaking any other duties commensurate with the post as may be required by the Premises Manager or the Headteacher.


Cleaning Assistant – Person Specification
The person specification shows the abilities and skills you will need to carry out the duties in the job description. Shortlisting is carried out on the basis of how well you meet the requirements of the person specification.


Education, Qualifications and Training
1. Willingness to undertake training in the use of cleaning machinery
2. Willingness to undertake induction or ongoing training
3. Good Numeracy & Literacy skills
Experience and Knowledge
1. Experience of cleaning in a similar role
2. Previous experience of working successfully as part of a team
3. Knowledge relating to the Health & Safety at Work Act
4. Previous experience of working in an educational setting, ideally a secondary school
Aptitude and Skills
1. Willingness and ability to undertake cleaning duties to maintain and develop the internal and external environment
2. Willingness and ability to clean designated areas inside and outside the premises and to collect and dispose of rubbish, litter etc.
3. Ability to use chemicals and cleaning materials in an appropriate and safe manner
4. Ability to manage resources effectively, efficiently and prudently
5. Demonstrate a proficiency in the effective and safe use of machinery and equipment
6. Ability to perform any lifting or handling of materials and periods of standing required
7. Ability to log maintenance and cleaning requirements as they arise
8. Ability to comply with Health & Safety and other procedures to ensure that all duties are carried out safely
9. Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, students, parents and other visitors in a professional manner
10. Ability to work constructively as part of a team, making a positive contribution, whilst building good relationships with colleagues
11. Ability to show initiative and work under pressure, multi-task and manage time effectively
12. Ability to work flexibly to support others and respond to unplanned situations
Additional Requirements
1. Able to appropriately deal with confidential information
2. Desire to enhance and develop skills and knowledge through CPD
3. Demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding and the highest standards of child protection
4. Recognition of the importance of personal responsibility for Health and Safety
5. Commitment to the school’s ethos, aims and its whole community


We are committed to building an inclusive, diverse workplace where everyone can thrive.
If you require any support or adjustments to interact with us, please let us know. Greenshaw Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Cleaning Assistant

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