Job Description

Domestic Cleaner

Purpose of Job

The Dean Close Foundation consists of Dean Close Senior, Preparatory and Pre-Preparatory Schools based in Cheltenham, St John’s Preparatory School in Chepstow and five Nurseries in Gloucestershire and Newport.

St John’s (Dean Close) is divided into three sections; a Nursery (52 week care), Pre-Prep and Preparatory School, with children ranging from 3 months to 13 years.

The School has a permanent staff of domestic cleaners. All staff are expected to help with ad-hoc cleaning requirements and in the preparation of its facilities for some term time and holiday activities. Flexibility to assist with occasional weekend and Holiday external letting events is desirable.

A part-time Domestic Cleaner is required for 20 hours per week, 35 weeks of the year:

  • To provide a clean and pleasant environment during school term time and to cover some additional holiday work, including deep cleaning, out of term time
  • To help maintain the fabric of school building in good condition
  • To maintain high levels of cleanliness throughout the school

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To clean specified areas of the school to the required standard as instructed by the Domestic Bursar;
  • Wash floors, surfaces, fixtures and fittings and walls up to a specified height;
  • Cleaning inside windows up to a specified height;
  • Sweeping and vacuuming floors;
  • Polishing and dusting surfaces and furniture;
  • Cleaning toilets and shower areas;
  • Use cleaning materials as appropriate and according to their instructions for use;
  • To empty bins and remove rubbish from the premises;
  • To take recyclable materials to appropriate recycling points;
  • To report any damages to school property or other relevant matters to the Domestic Bursar;
  • To use power cleaning equipment as directed;
  • To undertake relevant non routine cleaning as instructed by the Domestic Bursar;
  • To undertake any relevant training as required;
  • To comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Regulations;
  • To take reasonable care for the Health and Safety of themselves and for others;
  • To co-operate with the employer in ensuring that Health and Safety Responsibilities are carried out;
  • To undertake any other relevant duties as instructed.

Application Process

Completed application forms to hr@deanclose.org.uk by 5pm on Thursday 31st October.

The Dean Close Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.