Facilities Support (Cleaner) - Mersea

Location: Essex Outdoors Mersea
Salary: £8.21 per hour
Contact type: Temporary
Date Added: Thursday 05 Dec 2019
Closing Date: Sunday 03 Feb 2019

Essex Outdoors are looking for Cleaners to join the facilities team at Mersea during the peak season of May – August 2019

The Role:
Responsible for basic preparation of materials and equipment for use in the centre by staff and clients.

Job Purpose:
To undertake cleaning and other duties concerned with the operation of Essex Outdoors establishment

Key accountabilities:
  • Responsible for cleaning of designated areas to a hygienic condition
  • To ensure that facilities are as clean as reasonably practicable and adequately stocked
  • To maintain a high standard of personal and general cleanliness and hygiene to comply with statutory regulations
  • To use of cleaning and other equipment in accordance with the relevant safety requirements
  • General house cleaning duties to a standard which promotes the Service positively
  • To consider the comfort and well-being of clients at all times
  • To notify the Facilities Co-ordinator or Centre Manager of any damage to buildings or other facilities of anything that may be of danger to clients or staff
  • To participate in the performance and development review process, to take personal responsibility for the identification of learning and development opportunities and reflect on training needs for discussion with the Line Manager
  • To attend training activities and/or meetings as required
  • Occasionally, to assist with special functions at the centre which may be outside of normal working hours
  • To report any customer comments or complaints and take necessary remedial action if appropriate
  • To report immediately any accidents, fire, theft, loss, damage, unfit food or other irregularities and take such action as may be appropriate
  • Carrying out any other duties as may be required by the Centre Manager, from time to time, commensurate with grade and responsibilities
  • To ensure that all duties and service provided are in accordance with the county Council Equal Opportunities Policy and Practice and Health and Safety Regulations
  • The duties of the post may be varied to meet changing circumstances at the discretion of the Service Manager
  • To follow the S.E.T. Child Protection Procedures
  • There may be circumstances where you will be required to be mobile throughout Essex and therefore a valid driving licence and use of car may be required, unless the role can be undertaken effectively by alternative transport arrangements.

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Previous cleaning experience desirable
  • Basic knowledge of First Aid
  • Basic reading and writing skills
  • The ability to count and undertake basic calculations
  • Ability to complete basic forms
  • Ability to use cleaning equipment
  • Good interpersonal skills with an ability to relate to a wide range of people
  • Understand and support the differences between young people and adults and respond appropriately
  • Understand the role of others working in and with the centre
As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit: https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

Please note that Essex County Council has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Essex Recruitment Team on 033 005 83330*
*Calls to this number are charged in the same way as calls to numbers starting 01 or 02, please check with your service provider

To apply visit the Working for Essex website


Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees, including:
  • A local government pension scheme (LGPS), a career average scheme with employee and employer contributions
  • Annual leave entitlement of a minimum of 25 days (depending upon grade and length of service)
  • Purchase of additional annual leave (up to agreed limits)
  • Flexible working arrangements (for most roles but depending upon service requirements)
  • Discounted shopping through a dedicated Reward Portal (including discounts at major supermarkets)
  • Training and development and payment of professional fees (approved professions only)
  • Employee assistance programme provided in-house (wellbeing and counselling provision)
  • Childcare vouchers, through salary sacrifice
Please note: ECC regularly reviews its reward and benefits
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