Cleaning Operative

Salary £11.24 per hour
Location Sheffield
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This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Cleaning Operative

£11.24 Per hour (15-20 Hours per week)


The Sheffield College Estates department is an ideal fit if you’re looking for a role with a company that genuinely appreciates its cleaning staff. 

We’re looking for cleaning operatives to come on board and join the friendly cleaning team at Hillsborough Campus, 5:30am - 8:30am (15 hours per week) additional hours above 15 can be discussed at interview.

As well as amazing opportunities for further development and progression, working within an FE college, you’ll have time off to put your feet up over the winter holidays. 

You’ll also be in good hands while you are at work as the team's manager has recently won the yearly college-wide award for Supporting their staff!


Day-to-day you will be responsible for:

  • Vacuuming
  • Sweeping
  • Mopping
  • Refuse removal
  • Using cleaning equipment and chemicals
  • Championing our commitment to putting students first
  • Promoting our values of fairness, respect & equality


After your first year with us, success would look like:

  • Maintained great levels of service in your designated areas
  • Enthusiastically engaged with the college's dedicated training & development programmes
  • Built Strong working relationships and supported colleagues where possible


We’re open-minded & welcome all applicants who believe they can succeed, though ideally, you will:

  • Hold some cleaning experience 
  • Have a track record of reliability
  • Be excited to bring fresh ideas to the table and help us constantly improve


We also offer outstanding pension, benefits & annual leave packages


Whether you want a hand with the application form or a friendly chat about what it’s like to work with us, please don’t hesitate to drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll be happy to help in any way we can. Tel: 0114 260 2600 Ext: 2302 Email:

We appreciate your interest and look forward to getting to know you!


Next steps

Closing: 01/10/23

Interviews: asap


As a Leaders in Diversity employer, we encourage applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. 

Also, as a Disability Confident Leader, we are committed to removing barriers for applicants with a disability during our recruitment process, upon appointment and as an employee. If you require any reasonable adjustments or any support at any point throughout the process, please contact us via the details above.

We are an employer who are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students. Successful applicants will be required to have an enhanced DBS check and will be subject to safer recruiting procedures. 

Further details on the employment of ex-offenders can be found in the documents attached to this advert.

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The Sheffield College is all about people. Whether that is our 14,000 students, our staff (over 1,300 employees) or our partners, and we're thrilled that you are interested in becoming one of those people.

As an anchor institution in the city of Sheffield, we are focussed on achieving our vision of being a consistently great college by 2025.

Our people are our biggest asset here at The Sheffield College, and we make sure to invest in their professional development and success so that we can continue to achieve and deliver for our students, partners, and wider community. Offering multiple benefits and a willingness to explore flexible working to ensure that The College is the right fit for you.

We pride ourselves on a strong “can-do” culture and team spirit, regularly coming together to overcome challenges and to celebrate our achievements. No matter which team you find yourself in, you will be joining a fantastic body of staff whose commitment and dedication are driven by recognition of the vital role and positive impact that our further education college has on many people’s lives.

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Disabled candidates who meet all the essential criteria will be offered an interview for this vacancy. Contact the for full details.

The disability confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace.

The Sheffield College is a Further Education Corporation under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. Our Mission as a college is to transform lives through learning. Our Senior Team are the people who are ultimately responsible for making this happen.

Angela Foulkes

Chief Executive and Principal

Andrew Hartley

Executive Director, Commercial and Operations

Paul Simpson

Executive Director, People

Mark Pearson

Executive Director of Strategy & Systems Improvement


Anita Straffon

Deputy Chief Executive and Deputy Principal

Alison Shilito

Governance Advisor & Clerk to the Governing Body

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