School Cleaner

Vacancy Ref : 40026


Closing Date: 08/10/2021

Pay & Contract
Contract Type: Permanent/Part Time

Job description

The School cleaner will work as part of the Facilities team to perform a variety of regular and one-off cleaning tasks and duties as directed by their supervisor/line manager. South Devon Steiner School is an independent Steiner Waldorf School set in beautiful grounds within a rural setting. It is a rustic but well-presented, clean and hygienic all-through school for pupils aged 3-19 years.

Purpose: To provide a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness throughout the School.

Responsible to: Facilities Manager, Caretaker (Cleaning Supervisor)

Main Responsibilities

● Be responsible for ensuring the cleanliness of your designated area and for maintaining high and consistent standards

● Take initiative to perform cleaning and tidying tasks that are not specifically contained within the rota but require attention as part of maintaining overall high standards.

● Liaise with Facilities Manager and Caretaker and other members of staff as required to ensure the cleaning rota operates smoothly around both school events and outside lets.

     ● Report cleaning supplies requirements and stock levels to the line manager.

     ● Ensure Health & Safety, quality and general procedure compliance

     ● Work as part of a team and support other members of the cleaning team to meet standards and school objectives

            ● Report any Health and Safety issues to the Facilities Manager and Caretaker.

Person Specification


● Some knowledge of Health & Safety Regulations as they relate to the operation of cleaning equipment and the dilution of cleaning materials.

● Some knowledge of Safeguarding in schools and Keeping Children Safe in Education (2021) is preferred - full training will be provided.

● Knowledge of COSHH and the safe use of chemicals.

● Knowledge of cleaning best practises.


● Experience of undertaking a range of cleaning duties

● Vacuuming

● Dusting

● Mopping

● Scrubbing

● Buffing

● Disposing of waste

● Replenishing consumables

Personal Attributes

● Willingness to clean any area of the school as requested by the supervisor.

● Willingness to take personal responsibility for standard of work carried out.

● Willingness to participate in further training and development opportunities offered by the school, to further knowledge

● Willingness to maintain confidentiality on all school matters

● Will need to be able to manage some heavy lifting

● Work as part of a team


● Ability to work effectively and supportively as a member of the school team

● Ability to work in an organised and methodical manner

● Ability to act on own initiative, dealing with any unexpected problems that arise

● Ability to demonstrate commitment to Equal Opportunities

● Being physically capable

● Communication, math and reading

● Customer service and sound judgement

● Efficiency and discretion

● Honesty and integrity

● Motivation and flexibility

● Respect and professionalism

● Time management and multitasking

● Understanding and following safety rules

● Understanding and carrying out set tasks

● Understanding of health and safety regulations